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Location and Contact Information

PROMPTON STATE PARK is situated in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It offers various recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and boating. To get specific details or make reservations, you can contact the park:

  • Address: 576 Park Drive, Prompton, PA 18456
  • Phone Number: +1-888-PAP-ARKS
  • Email: You can contact the park through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) website.

Activities and Amenities

Camping: Prompton State Park does not offer developed campground facilities for overnight camping. However, nearby state parks or private campgrounds may provide camping amenities. Backcountry camping might be allowed by special permit.

Hiking: The park features over 26 miles of hiking trails that cater to all skill levels, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes. Trails may also be used for mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Fishing and Boating: Anglers can fish for various species in the 290-acre Prompton Lake. The lake is also open for boating and has a boat launch available for use. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state, a launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks, or a commission use permit.

Picnicking: There are picnic facilities available with tables and charcoal grills. Some areas even have pavilions that can be reserved in advance.

Disc Golf: The park features an 18-hole disc golf course, which is free and available to the public.

Policies and Safety

Pets: Pets are permitted in designated areas. Always have them on a leash and clean up after them.

Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited in Pennsylvania state parks.

Fires: Fires are allowed only in provided fire rings or grills and should never be left unattended.

Wildlife: Do not feed or approach wildlife. Store your food appropriately to avoid attracting animals.

Accommodations and Reservations

While PROMPTON STATE PARK itself does not offer direct camping accommodations, you can check nearby state parks or local campgrounds for availability. Reservations for pavilions or other facilities can typically be made online through the Pennsylvania State Parks reservation system or by contacting the park directly.

Weather and Seasonal Considerations

Always check the weather forecast before your visit and be prepared for changing conditions, especially if you're planning on boating or hiking. Winters can be cold with snow, affecting trail and road conditions, while summers are typically warm and may be humid.

Remember to dress in layers and carry sufficient water, and always be aware of the sunset time to avoid being out after dark unprepared.

Local Attractions

If you're looking to explore beyond the park, consider visiting:

  • The nearby town of Honesdale for dining and shopping.
  • The Lackawaxen River, a great spot for fishing and canoeing.
  • The historic sites and scenic railways in the surrounding area.

For a comprehensive understanding of what you can do at Prompton State Park and current conditions, it is best to contact the park directly before planning your trip.

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