Promised Land State Park, Greentown

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#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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  • We traveled here twice in last two years. Both visits were during the summer. We enjoyed the lake area, the kids had fun swimming in the water. One visit wasn't crowded and it was pretty quiet. Lots o...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • One of the most peaceful places I've ever visited. The park staff is friendly and they do a great job keeping everything prefect. Many recent improvements.
  • I was there during the off season. It was relaxing and quiet (except for the foul mouthed men in the neighboring cabin). Had a close encounter with a bear. He strolled calmly by as we sat on the porch. It was a rather large bear but we stayed quiet and still as he made his pass and then he just casualty went on his way.
  • Beautiful park with camping along the lake on Pickeral Point. Nice modern restrooms. Great spot to relax.
  • The park is absolutely stunning but when I got there I had made a reservation on July 16th today was October 17th and somebody had taken my camping spot! When I went back to the office and told them what happened they made me feel like they were doing me a favor by canceling our reservation, even though it was supposed to be for our honeymoon! So, be firm when you go in the office about getting what you want. Other than that, the place is gorgeous, pristine, clean, and God's country !!
  • Great place!!! Plenty to do. Lots of hiking over a large area. Plenty of trails for hiking, biking, even snowmobile in the winter. Boat launches and rentals. Camp sites are quiet and affordable. Tent or RV. Already planing for next trip here.

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