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NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK
NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK
1542 Mountain View Dr.
Quakertown, Pennsylvania   18951

Phone: 215-529-7300
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
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Nockamixon State Park
'Misty Morning Sunrise at Nockamixon'
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Amazing colors in Autumn. My favorite Bucks County Lake

Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park
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Nockamixon State Park
'Riding the Sunset at Lake Nockamixon'
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A favorite spot of mine to capture sunsets and fisherman in all seasons

The 5,283-acre Nockamixon State Park surrounds the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon. The park?s forests and fields are a large green space in this rapidly developing area. In northern Bucks County, the park also serves Lehigh, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.
History of the Area
The name Nockamixon comes from the American Indian phrase ?nocha-miska-ing? which is Lenni Lenape for ?at the place of soft soil.? Several American Indian sites from the Lenni Lenape Tribe (Delaware) are documented in the park area.

Secretary of the Department of Forests and Water, Dr. Maurice K. Goddard, proposed the park in 1958. The park was developed with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for development in the Delaware River Basin. Originally known as Tohickon State Park after the principal stream flowing into Lake Nockamixon, it was renamed Nockamixon State Park by the State Geographic Board in 1965. The park officially opened in December of 1973.
Cabins
Located on the south side of Lake Nockamixon, ten modern cabins are available for rentals throughout the year. Each cabin contains a furnished living area, kitchen/dining area, toilet/shower room, two or three bedrooms and are equipped with electric heat. One cabin is accessible.
Events
June 2
Pontoon Boat Tours (Tuesdays) FULL
The pontoon boat tours are now FULL! Our free pontoon boat tours are once again back. They will be held most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting May 19 and ending September 2. Tours in May, June, and July will go from 6-8 pm and tours in August and September will be from 5-7 pm. As in past years, we are setting a limit of ONE tour per person. These are very popular and we get a long waiting list. Tours may be cancelled due to low temperatures, rain, thunderstorms, or strong winds. Children under 3 years of age must provide their own PFDs (life jackets). Please arrive 15 minutes early for your tour. We will be meeting at the Marina Building.

To register, you MUST call the Park Office at 215-529-7300 and choose Option 6. Online registration is not yet available for the new calendar of events. "Following" an event on the calendar of events is not the same as registering. Email registrations will not be accepted. When you call you will be asked to provide an email address for a confirmation email. The tours are free, but donations to the Friends of Nockamixon State Park are always welcomed.

June 3
Pontoon Boat Tours (Wednesdays) FULL
Our free pontoon boat tours are once again back. They will be held most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting May 19 and ending September 2. Tours in May, June, and July will go from 6-8 pm and tours in August and September will be from 5-7 pm. As in past years, we are setting a limit of ONE tour per person. These are very popular and we get a long waiting list. Tours may be cancelled due to low temperatures, rain, thunderstorms, or strong winds. Children under 3 years of age must provide their own PFDs (life jackets). Please arrive 15 minutes early for your tour. We will be meeting at the Marina Building.

To register, you MUST call the Park Office at 215-529-7300 and choose Option 6. Online registration is not yet available for the new calendar of events. "Following" an event on the calendar of events is not the same as registering. Email registrations will not be accepted. When you call you will be asked to provide an email address for a confirmation email. The tours are free, but donations to the Friends of Nockamixon State Park are always welcomed.

June 4
Friends of Nockamixon State Park Monthly Meeting
Come join the Friends for their monthly meeting. Learn about projects they are working on and how you can help. They meet at the Education Center- park in Lot 12 and follow the trail to the Education Center.
June 5
Hide-N-Seekers: Butterflies (am session)
Come enjoy the park this spring with your 3-5 year old. Each session will have outdoor discovery, games, craft, stories and fun! Pre-registration is required. There is a suggested $5 donation per child. Please pre-register by emailing nockamixonsp@pa.gov with the name of the child(ren) attending.
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Swimming
Swimming:

The swimming pool complex includes a one-half acre pool with two water slides and a children's shallow end with fountains, dressing rooms, first aid station and snack bar. The swimming pool is operated by a concession and an admission fee is charged. Seasonal passes are available. Weather permitting, the swimming pool is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless otherwise posted.


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Nature Programs
The park offers environmental education and interpretive programs which explore a wide variety of ecological and environmental topics.

School group programming for all grade levels and teacher workshops can be arranged. Scout, church, civic and private groups can also arrange for special programs. Advanced scheduling for group programming is required.

All programs are available from April to October. For more information, contact the environmental education specialist at the park office.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 29 by bette t and family
My first time at the park, definately not the last! Clean, kid friendly, and the most beautiful Lake view ive ever seen! wt a great time at my greatgrandaughter, saydies 1st bday party
August 1 The Best Family and get away park ever by Davida Ross
Me and my family have been go to this park to have are family reunion since i was about 10 and now im 25, we love it and now this time i get to bring my husband and daughter to see were i grew up at and how are family enjoyed are selves and Nockamixon State park every year
August 31 one of my favorite by JOSIE
June 20 beautiful and peaceful by Tom
i wanted to know if there are any camp fires allowed at the campgrounds nothing huge just something able to roast marshmellows on and tell scary stories please let me know
July 2 OUR FAVORITE PARK by TERES
WE ARE VERY PICKIE AND THAT PARK IS CLEAN, PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY,POOLS ARE SPACIOUS I LIKE THE IDEA IF YOU DONT WANT TO BBQ YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SNACKS IN POOL AREA....
April 7 by Laura Barrett
My husband would like to know when the Ironman Trialthon is going to be this year for Ottsville Vol Fire Police?
August 5 Beautiful Cabin Weekend
We often will rent a cbain or two for the weekend. The park is very clean and the cabins are excellent! We have always had a wonderful time each spring and fall when we come. We only live about 40 minutes away, but its nice to have a change of scenery and enjoy some outdoor cooking and boating for the weekend. The kids love it to! Give it a try.
July 15


Area Campgrounds
Boulder Woods Campground
1050 Camp Skymount Road
Green Lane, PA
215-257-7178
Homestead Campground
1150 Allentown Road
Green Lane, PA
215-257-3445
Beaver Valley Family Campground
80 Clayridge Road
Ottsville, PA
610-847-5643
Little Red Barn Campground
367 Old Bethlehem Road
Quakertown, PA
Quakerwoods Campground
2225 Rosedale Road
Quakertown, PA
Tohickon Family Campground
8308 Covered Bridge Road
Quakertown, PA
215-536-7951
Outdoor World - Scotrun Campground
Route 611
Scotrun, PA
570-629-0620
Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort
545 Lonely Cottage Drive
Upper Black Eddy, PA
610-847-5808
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Ed's Bait
445 Bethlehem Pike
Colmar, PA
(215) 822-7068
Angler's Pro Shop
3361 Bethlehem Pike
Souderton, PA
(215) 721-4909
Nockamixon Sport Shop Inc
808 Doylestown Pike
Quakertown, PA
(215) 538-9553
Dave's Sports Ctr Inc
1127 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA
(215) 766-8000
Mainstream Outfitters Inc
1121 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA
(215) 766-1244
Branch Valley Fish & Game Club
1000 N Ridge Rd
Perkasie, PA
(215) 257-1000
Nestor's Sporting Goods
99 N West End Blvd
Quakertown, PA
(215) 529-0100
Northern Wilderness Outfitters
Quakertown, PA
(610) 346-9335
Springtown Rod & Gun Club
Springtown Rd
Springtown, PA
(610) 346-8806
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