A scenic park in northeastern Pennsylvania, Tobyhanna State Park encompasses more than 5,400 acres of pristine natural scenery. It offers year-round recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife, and more than 130 campsites. The best part of all, however, is that your dog is more than welcome to join you for the duration of your stay.
Please note that pets are only welcome on selected campsites, so double-check to make sure you've chosen a pet-friendly site when reserving your spot. You'll also need to remember to abide by all of the park's rules and regulations concerning dogs, such as keeping your pet controlled and on a leash of six feet or shorter at all times. As always, you must show courtesy to other visitors and remember to clean up after your pet whenever necessary.
With this small amount of housekeeping out of the way, you and your pet can then set about exploring the best Tobyhanna State Park has to offer. For some visitors, that means swimming from the sand beach, which is open from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through mid-September. For others, that could mean launching a boat on the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake, or trying their luck catching bass, pickerel, yellow perch and more.
For those who like to stay on dry land, the park's rugged terrain boasts a 10-mile network of hiking trails. Trails range from easy to difficult, while the 5.1-mile stretch of Lakeside Trail is open to mountain bikers. From black bears to a wide variety of birds, you might even spot some of the abundant native wildlife while you're out exploring.
A couple of issues to be wary of: most of the park is open to hunting and trapping during established seasons, and visitors are also warned to keep an eye out for old, unexploded artillery shells. Keep these tips in mind to ensure that you and your pooch enjoy a safe and relaxing getaway in Tobyhanna State Park.