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Big Pocono State Park Recreation Description. Aspen Snowmass Trails
Big Pocono State Park provides three picnic areas with a total of 50 picnic tables. The picnic area adjacent to the Cattell Cabin has tables in an open setting, while the east and south areas are located in a wooded setting. All areas offer the visitor excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

Hikers will enjoy the 7 miles of trail in the park. The trail system consists of three interconnecting trails with varying terrain ranging from smooth to very rough. Inexperienced hikers should inquire at the park office before attempting Indian and North Trails. South Trail is a multi-use trail permitting horseback riders.

Approximately 800 acres of Big Pocono State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, turkey and ruffed grouse. Furbearers include fox, raccoon and coyote. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.

Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment must be kept in the owner's car, trailer or camp.

Adjacent to the park are 3,943 acres of State Game Lands No. 38 that is open to public hunting, trapping, dog training and hiking.

Downhill skiing is available through the Camelback Ski Resort that operates a ski resort on Big Pocono State Park. There is a full-service restaurant at the ski resort.

The hunting area is handicapped accessible.

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