Nestled in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Hickory Run State Park offers almost 16,000 acres of pristine natural terrain to explore. Whether you like hiking, wildlife watching, gorgeous natural scenery or just the thrill of going camping, you'll feel right at home in this wonderful park.
There are plenty of highlights to enjoy and explore throughout the park, but the main attraction for many visitors is the 40-plus-mile network of hiking trails. Most trails were created by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1936 and 1945, and they take in both the naturally beautiful and the historically significant. There's a wide range of trails to suit different fitness and experience levels, so plan your walk before setting out on foot.
Hickory Run State Park is home to three state park natural areas, the most spectacular of which is Boulder Field. This remarkable area is well worth the trip alone, and you'll most likely have your camera working hard to make sure you capture it from all angles.
Other park features include miles of trout streams, disc golf, swimming, picnicking, and of course wildlife watching. There's plenty more to see and do in Hickory Run State Park, but we just don't have enough space to list it all here.
You'll probably need to stay at least a couple of nights to see it all, and the campground boasts hundreds of sites for tents, trailers and RVs. However, take note that only a selection of the campsites are pet-friendly, so read the fine print closely when reserving your spot.
It's also essential that you're a responsible dog owner and you look after your pet for the duration of your stay. This includes keeping your pet leashed at all times and cleaning up after them whenever necessary.
With these simple responsibilities taken care of, you and your pooch are free to enjoy camping in this big and beautiful state park.