Promised Land State Park, Greentown

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State Park
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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  • This is a family friendly State Park.. camping, swimming, (no motor) boating. Rental boats, campsites, cabins. Excellent for RVs or tents ⛺. Fishing, nature trails and activities.  more »
  • We visited in March, there was still snow on the ground and the waters were still iced over. Gorgeous lakes, wildlife, pretty easy hikes. Definitely have some cool campsites that I will be visiting th...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I went away for our six month anniversary. We ended up staying a very small, family owned cottage. However, we took a trip to find some nice scenic overlook that and we came across th...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is a beautiful state park with a number of campgrounds. Each has it's own personality. We were lucky enough to reserve one of the last camp sites for the Memorial Day Weekend 2016. If you plan ahead though (more than a week), you usually can get your pick of sites. There is so much to do here. This was our first time and we made it a purely fishing trip. A number of spots are available along the shoreline of 2 lakes. You can use no-motor boats on both lakes. There is a spot to also rent boats though we did not do it on this trip. Other things to do and I am sure there are more, include: hiking, biking, horse back riding, swimming, and bird (including eagle) watching. This was a very family environment with a broad range of people. The facilities were kept very clean, such as the bathrooms being cleaned daily. The campgrounds are well patrolled and the bear we saw crossing the roadway as we approached the park didn't come and bother us. I would definitely return with family and friends.
  • WOW... This was a great surprise.... Stopped after a long drive... found a large park, with multiple campgrounds. Stayed in an RV. Good facilities, clean, pet-friendly, good roads. Staff was very friendly. A good mix of tent/camper. We wished we could stay longer.
  • A lovely park. Good network of hiking trails throughout this park and neighboring Bruce Lake Natural area. We stayed in the newly rebuilt cabin area, and the hot water would not last past mid-afternoon. Keep in mind this area is swamp land, so in season and depending on where you hike, the mosquitos are about as bad as they can get. Vicious swarms following you and biting through your clothing bad. We spotted a bear with two cubs on our hike to Bruce Lake. The trail around Bruce Lake was very overgrown.