Guernsey State Park is a camper's paradise, with seven total campgrounds contained within. If you'd like to get out on the sand, there are four different beach areas to choose from at Guernsey State Park. These are all located adjacent to campgrounds but are unfortunately only available to overnight guests.
Lifeguards are staffed here during the summer months, so make sure you check the Guernsey State Park's website for up to date swimming schedules. The park's sole body of water is Guernsey Reservoir and offers swimming anywhere on its miles of shoreline.
Keep in mind that aside from the staffed beaches located inside of the campgrounds, swimming is done at your own risk. There's a rich history in Guernsey State Park regarding both backpacking and hiking. Several gorgeous paths and trails that were originally organized by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s still exist here, entertaining daytrippers and extended explorers alike.
About 14 total miles wind their way through the park, offering a balanced combination of challenging mountainside passes and paved, scenic viewpoints available to individuals of all ages and abilities. Make sure to check the trail kiosk for a full map of the hiking system, which can be found at the trailhead just to the left of the Brimmer Point Overlook.
Canines are welcome to accompany hikers on their expeditions, provided they stay restrained throughout their stay. Refuse bins are strategically placed through the trail system, so make sure to bring baggies and take care of any messes left behind by your canine companion.
If you own a boat, the reservoir is a great place to spend a day on the waves. There are several boat launches on the reservoir's 2,400 acres that are free for public use, as long as you come with all necessary state licenses and permits before dropping anchor. Canines are welcome to join boaters, as long as they stay on a 6-foot leash or shorter.