The Frances Slocum State Park is a large, 1,035-acre forest preserve in northeastern Pennsylvania. This horseshoe shaped park regularly attracts boaters, fisherman, and nature enthusiasts looking to spot one of the many endangered species that populate the area. If you'd like to go for a hike, there are over 13 miles of trails inside of Frances Slocum State Park.
The longest of these is Deer Trail, which offers 4 miles of diverse habitats like mixed forests, coastal regions, and dense underbrush. In addition to the more challenging paths, there are two paved 1-mile lengths that are dedicated to children, the elderly, and the less abled. All hiking trails are available to canines, provided they stay on their leashes throughout their stay.
If your dog leaves any messes behind, it's your responsibility the take care of them, so make sure to come prepared. 5 miles of mountain biking trails are also offered here and range from first-time slopes to challenging uphill battles. These trails are all designated with triangular red signs and are strictly off-limits for guests without bicycles.
Frances Slocum State Park received an Olympic-sized swimming pool in 1998, which is open for public use throughout the warmer months. An additional fee is charged to enjoy the pool if you are over the age of four. Canines are prohibited from all indoor structures inside of the park, including the public pool.
Fishing is encouraged in Frances Slocum State Park in the 165-acre Frances Slocum Lake. This is primarily warm water fishing, and you will regularly spot species like crappie, muskellunge, walleye, and bluegill among others. Pennsylvania requires that all fishers have up to date licenses before hitting the water. Canines are allowed to accompany daytrippers on the coastal areas, provided they stay restrained.