In southeastern Pennsylvania, Nockamixon is synonymous with boating. Four boat launches are located around the lake with a beautiful half acre swimming pool, over 300 picnic tables and multi-use trails. The park welcomes guests from 8 a.m. to sunset between April 1st and October 31st. The cold snowy winter months welcome quests for ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and sledding. It is recommended you call the park before venturing out. Ice conditions vary widely.
Approximately 3,000 acres of Nockamixon State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and turkey. 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.
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 September to May.
The Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation operates the Weisel Youth Hostel along the Tohickon Creek in the southwest corner of the park. The hostel provides excellent overnight accommodations for hikers and bicyclists. For membership or reservations, contact the house parents at: Weisel Youth Hostel, 7347 Richlandtown Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951, telephone (215) 536-8749.