Promised Land State Park, Greentown

4.3
#6 of 13 in Nature in Pocono Mountains Region
Promised Land State Park is a Pennsylvania state park in Blooming Grove, Greene and Palmyra Townships, Pike County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The approximately 3000acre park is mostly surrounded by Delaware State Forest. It is in the Poconos and sits at 1800ft. The second growth forests in Promised Land State Park are made up of beech, maple, oak and hemlock trees. There are two lakes within the boundaries of the park. Promised Land State Park is 10mi north of Canadensis on Pennsylvania Route 390.Promised Land State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".HistoryThe name is an ironic commentary of the immigrant residents in the 18th and 19th centuries who had been dazzled by promotional promises of the supposed wonders of the land they were buying, reflecting their later relative disappointment.
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  • Just did the 1 mile loop around Conservation Island which is part of the Promised Land State Park. We did 1 mile in one direction and then went the other way. Flat, but be careful of lots of roots and...  more »
  • I went to the Wildlife Observation blind today. Got to see a Bald Eagle perched on a tree. Using a spotting scope I looked at the new nest across the lake. Late in the day 20 Canadian Geese greeted me...  more »
  • I've been in the area for twenty years and have to kick myself for never going here. We went for a visit and this is such a gem. This is a throwback to when they built heritage sites. There are cabins...  more »
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  • I had the best experience with my family. Other campers are generally quite friendly, and my son made a friend the first day he arrived. Restrooms were clean and well maintained, with wash basins and laundry facilities at one of the sites. Nice beach nearby with swimming allowed and rentals. Just 30 minutes away are several other attractions, such as motor-boating and a well-tended outdoor zoo.
  • Water is cold most of the time but u get used to it, really relaxing. Hiking is nice and campsite is really rocky hard to put a tent on ( campsite 229). Showers decently clean. Great place to bring ur family to spend time, really enjoyed it.
  • Great place for kids; beach, kayaks, small boat rentals, small park museum with few organized events. Lots of kids ride bikes and scooters on the main road which is not a problem as speed limit is 5 mph and everyone is very careful. Three buildings with bathroom, there's laundry, showers and sinks for washing dishes (new buildings so they're nice and clean). Overall the place is very quiet (and if you're not in the evening expect visit fro park rangers). Depending on the location, sites are usually large, each has own fire pit, some have hookups, some are on the water, varies regarding shade. Beach is small, no lifeguard but someone is watching it over (no crossing over the line, etc). Beach sand is just sort of construction sand (it's not a real beach after all but it's OK). Shallow waters up to 4 feet by the rope so pretty good for little ones. On one side of the park there's a meadow with playground, small ice cream store I think, and volley ball court. Outside the park, closest store is maybe 2 miles away, the 'Lake Store'-they sell basic food and camping essentials plus there's an ice machine in the back. Couple places sell wood. Just wanted to mention it so you are prepared before going there because the place is kind of secluded to my standards. Enjoy.
  • Though Google thinks "Boat Rental" this review is for the State Park, I have a boat! Promised Land SP is another PA park nestled in an out-of-the-way location. The lake easily takes a full day to cover in its entirety. The shore is nearly 9 miles in length (at least my last track thinks it is). The lake is highly irregular in shape with coves and branches sprouting up all over the place. Makes for a much more interesting paddle. Lots of wildlife along the shore and much of the shore is uninhabited so there are plenty of places to stop and hang out. Highly recommended!
  • We always have a great time ... park is very clean

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