NESHAMINY STATE PARK
NESHAMINY STATE PARK
3401 State Road
Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Neshaminy State Park
Neshaminy State Park is along the Delaware River in lower Bucks County. The park takes its name from Neshaminy Creek, which joins the Delaware at this point. The park measures 330.17 acres. The picnic areas and swimming pools are the most popular park attractions. Boating access to the Delaware River is provided at the marina use area.
The major portion of what is now Neshaminy State Park was a gift to the Commonwealth by Mr. Robert R. Logan. A descendant of James Logan, colonial secretary to founder William Penn, Mr. Logan?s estate ?Sarobia? was given to the state upon his death in 1956. The property had been a wedding gift to Robert Logan and his wife, the former Sarah Wetherill of Philadelphia, by the bride?s parents. The Logan?s home has been removed, but many of their furnishings and belongings are now in the collections of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Dunks Ferry Road, forming the eastern boundary of the park, is one of the oldest roads in Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1679, Dunken Williams operated a ferry across the Delaware River. The road gave travelers access to his ferry, and today, over three hundred years later, ?Dunks Ferry? Road perpetuates both his name and enterprise.
During the mid-1700s, a large inn was built to serve travelers. Operated by many owners over the years, the Dunk?s Ferry Inn had a colorful history. One of the most successful owners was John Vandergrift, who also had a profitable shad fishing business for thirty-nine years during the late 1800s.
Boating: unlimited hp motors permitted
Privately owned boats may be launched on the Delaware River at the two boat access areas. About 235 marina slips for boats are rented seasonally. Demand for these spaces is always high and waiting lists are maintained. Slips are available for people with disabilities. Contact the park office for specific information concerning marina dock rental and transient slips.
Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.