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Neshaminy State Park
NESHAMINY STATE PARK
NESHAMINY STATE PARK
3401 State Road
Bensalem, Pennsylvania   19020

Phone: 215-639-4538
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
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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.
History of the 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
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.


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Trails
Hiking: 4 miles of trails:

Logan Walk: This is the original drive to the former Robert Logan Home, which has been removed. The tree-lined walk is used by visitors for numerous recreational activities and serves as a park service road. The walk is paved and ADA accessible.

River Walk Trail: The trailheads for both River Walk trails begin and end on Logan Walk. The River Walk Trail follows the shoreline and gives views of the river with its boating traffic, and also explores the tidal marsh. The River Trail Inner Loop explores the interior of the park and is a great way to discover animals and plants.

The River Walk Brochure compares the past to the present, and describes some of the river inhabitants like sturgeon, shad and eel. Puzzles help children explore the estuary, river and tidal marsh. This self-guiding brochure is available at the park office.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 27 Fun In The Sun by dbanner50
I love this place it lets the kids have a good time. When we go the kids have a great time and they sleep all the way back.
August 22 cool by lexxirokz
wow this sunday i am going to neshaminy park im going to have lots of fun..yay thanks for making a wonderful state park.
June 17 Great trails with view of the water by M and W
There is a small beach and wonderful walking trails located here.
June 15 A fun park by ParkLoverr
needs a website, but its a very fun park to be and take children.


Area Campgrounds

Campus Park & Ride
421 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-913-6434


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Brinkman's Live Bait & Tackle
4999 Linden Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 632-0674


Mike & Kates Sports Shopp
7492 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 745-7740


Sport Master
6301 Ditman St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 331-8836


Bridesburg Bait & Tackle
2610 Orthodox St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 289-8599


Penn Fishing Tackle
1771 Tomlinson Rd
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 673-3401


Bart's Tackle Shop
460 Lovett Ave
Tullytown, PA
(215) 973-0174


Florence Hardware Store
322 W Front St
Florence, NJ
(609) 499-2895


Ed's Live Bait and Tackle
900 Haunted Lane
Bensalem, PA
(215) 639-8546


Berry's Bait & Tackle
41 Mill St
Mt Holly, NJ
(609) 261-5636


Bathroom by Steve London
212 Bradley CT
Southampton, PA
(215) 968-8765


Area Cabins and Lodges
Rising Sun Health Center
500 E Godfrey Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 728-6404


Vaction Showplace Epic Resorts
1923 Franklin Mills Cir
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 501-0245


Great Golf Resorts of the Wrld
2600 Philmont Ave # 119
Huntingdon Vly, PA
(215) 914-2071


Eastern Ski Tours
1810 Byberry Rd
Bensalem, PA
(215) 633-6100


Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
400 Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA
(215) 547-4100


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Directions
At the intersection of State Road and Dunks Ferry Road, the park is easily reached from the PA 132 (Street Road) Exit of Interstate 95.

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