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Promised Land State Park, Greentown
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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.Use our Greentown trip generator to add Promised Land State Park and other attractions to your Greentown vacation plans.
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We have a vacation home not too far from here and love to visit. It is so beautiful and well kept. There are some homes in the area that look abandoned or uncared for. Don't let that scare you. The be... read more »
Visited over Columbus Weekend and hit the fall foliage at almost peak. This was their last weekend open for the season with not too many campers staying until Monday. Bathrooms were very clean and not... read more »
This was the maiden voyage, out of state, for us in our recently acquired 25' motor home. We were able to make on-line reservations and pay for the site in advance of our 3-day visit. Upon arrival, ch... read more »
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.
Park is beautiful, with nice beach and clean bathrooms and showers. But I agree with another reviewer that people who work there are rude and they always gives us attitude. I've never encounter anyone who was nice to us when we asked questions. One time my kids were playing with toy fishing rod at the beach and we were told to stop it, because there is 'no fishing' on the beach. How ridiculous. There is a difference between playing with toy finishing rod, and actual fishing!
It's a very good camping place. It's quite place. Usually, you would see more quite ad cozy families on those camp sites than young and loud people having fun. But, there are a lot of young people too. But, everyone is respectful, nice and, I'll repeat, quite. There are a lot of stuff to do there hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking. You can choose a camp site for yourself. There are different camp sites. Some of them with electricity.
Hiking trails are well marked and there is a variety of terrain. Some sections of the park are pretty remote. Bathrooms and showers at Lower Lake were clean and updated. I wasn't terribly impressed with the quality of the campsite pad and a lot of it was overgrown with thorny bushes.
I wouldnt have given this park a review at all if it wasn't for the HORRIBLE treatment we experienced when we arrived at the park office. promise land state park is a rather large park with different boat launches, swimming areas, camp sites, and cabins. We wanted to stop at the park office for a map , to ask if there was a price for the boat launch, and just some general guidance around the park since the park was a dead zone and we couldn't use our phones for a gps. When we arrived in the park office there was a man named LINDSEY JONES, clipping some papers and whom didn't speak to us at all. My grandmother proceeded to tell him good morning and he barely said it back , still not looking up from what he was doing. We looked around the little office at the maps and a couple other things and then just stood at the desk where he continued to act like we weren't there. I then got extremely irritated and asked him if there was any boat launches in the park. He said "yup". And continued clipping and not looking at us. I said "well where?!" And he finally looked up and sighed and rudely circled on the map all of the boat launches. He didn't answer any questions , just a vague short answers. We decided to leave and ended up searching for the boat launch for TWO HOURS. He didn't tell us the right location we were in and we realized we had been thinking we were somewhere we weren't which was throwing us off the whole time. Anyway we finally get there after two hours of searching around the park and see that there are NO GAS MOTOR BOATS ALLOWED!!!!!!! Had LINDSEY JONES, the park officer, told us when we were asking him questions about bringing our boat to ride on the lake, that no gas motors were allowed we would have saved ourselves the two hours. But since he was so rude and barely wanted to move out of his own way to help us, we wasted 2 hours of our morning. The people in this area (lake wallenpaupack) are SO extremely rude and not helpful at all. I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit this area.
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