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Overview of Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park is a scenic area located in northeastern Pennsylvania. This 2,800-acre park is situated in Monroe and Wayne counties and is noted for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The park's focal point is the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake, which offers a range of water-based activities.

Camping Information

As of my last update, Gouldsboro State Park does not offer camping facilities directly within the park. However, there are nearby state parks and private campgrounds where camping is available. You should always check the latest information with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) or contact the park directly for the most recent camping details.

Nearby Camping Options

  • Tobyhanna State Park: Approximately 5 miles from Gouldsboro State Park, Tobyhanna offers a campground with options for tent and trailer camping, including some sites with electric hookups.
  • Private Campgrounds: The surrounding area has various private campgrounds offering different levels of amenities, from rustic sites to those capable of accommodating RVs with full hookups.

Amenities at Gouldsboro State Park

While the park may not have camping, it does offer several amenities for day visitors:

  • Hiking Trails: There are multiple trails suitable for various skill levels, including nature trails that feature interpretive signs.
  • Picnic Areas: The picnic areas are equipped with tables and grills, and some have pavilions that can be reserved for events.
  • Boating: Non-powered and electric motorboats are permitted on Gouldsboro Lake. Boat rentals might be available during the summer season.
  • Fishing: The lake is populated with bass, pickerel, yellow perch, and other species. Pennsylvania fishing regulations apply.
  • Swimming: A sandy beach is open from late-May to mid-September. Swimming is at your own risk as lifeguards are not provided.
  • Hunting: Portions of the park are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons.

Reservations and Regulations

For nearby camping locations or to reserve picnic pavilions, you can typically book through the Pennsylvania State Parks reservation system or contact the specific campground directly. Remember to adhere to all park rules and regulations to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors and to preserve the natural environment.


The park is designed to be accessible for all visitors, featuring ADA-accessible picnic tables and restrooms. Always check ahead if you have specific accessibility needs to ensure the park can accommodate them.

Contact the Park for Current Information

It's essential to get up-to-date information before planning your visit. Contact details for Gouldsboro State Park are generally available on the Pennsylvania DCNR website or by directly contacting the park's main office.

Remember that conditions and offered services can change, so reaching out to the park before visiting is the best way to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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