Hickory Run State Park, White Haven

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Hickory Run State Park is a 15,990-acre (6,471 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Kidder and Penn Forest Townships in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is spread across the Pocono Mountains. The park is easily accessible from Interstate 476 and Interstate 80.

Hickory Run State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • Did about 4 miles on the trails. They were all save and level trails. The fall colors were great and we had some nice weather. Well worth the visit. 
    Did about 4 miles on the trails. They were all save and level trails. The fall colors were great and we had some nice weather. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • This is a beautiful park with a variety of trails. Gorgeous waterfalls, views of the mountains, a calm lake, and a field of boulders are features I love. Visiting on a Monday in late September, I was....  more
    This is a beautiful park with a variety of trails. Gorgeous waterfalls, views of the mountains, a calm lake, and a field of boulders are features I love. Visiting on a Monday in late September, I was....  more »
  • Customer service is frankly non-existant. The ladies at the registration desk are cold. I was greeted with a stern look and "site number?". I gave the number and she replied, "Were you suppose to be.....  more
    Customer service is frankly non-existant. The ladies at the registration desk are cold. I was greeted with a stern look and "site number?". I gave the number and she replied, "Were you suppose to be.....  more »
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  • Very nice state park. Many hiking trails, ample parking, not crowded(on a Wednesday). There is a cute small beach and swimming area at the lake, plus a concession stand, I noticed quite an array of choices including chicken tenders, funnel cake fries, and different ice cream selections. Unfortunately I did not catch the hours food is available. Bathrooms are decently maintained, running water and soap available. Everyone seems to treat this park with the proper respect it deserves, very little garbage. Seems to be kept where it belongs. Now if only the people can follow the same rules with their spent charcoal from grilling... there are containers for this! If you go here to hike, camp, swim, etc., great! But give yourself a little extra time to visit Boulder Field. It is impressive to see this now dry lake bed with nothing but large BOULDERS! But do yourself a favor, don't take any small sentimental or valuable items with you if you go rock-hopping... if you drop anything in those rocks it may be near impossible to retrieve...
  • I have loved this place for a long time. One of my go-to’s for camping. Trails are nice, not much around except a lot of woods and perhaps a bear or two. I’m not a huge fan of the beach area though because it gets crowded and people blast their music (why, just why? ) boulder field is awesome but you have to drive to it.
  • Fourth Run Trail is TERRIBLE. In fact this park had some of the worst trails I've ever hiked in my life. When I think of hiking Eastern PA in the summer I think of narrow, dirt trails through varying terrain under a thick canopy of trees. The trails in this park were nothing like I expected. See the attached picture of Fourth Run Trail. The trail looked and felt like I was walking down an easement in the suburbs rather than hiking in the Poconos. Walking under power lines is seriously considered a trail here? Seriously!? The other trails I hiked didn't get much better than Fourth Run. Be sure to pack plenty of sun screen too because this park's wide, grassy trails with virtually no tree canopy will have you baking in the sun. Also, nothing brings you back to Nature like roar of diesel engines ripping down the adjacent Turnpike. Completely disappointed and will not be back. If you're looking for a good hike don't waste your time here. Check out Ricketts Glen or the Water Gap instead.
  • I never thought I was a camping person. I lived in this area for years. Drove through everyday to work and never checked it out really. But we went n I really had a nice time. The bathrooms where they don't flush are gross. And stay away from them in my opinion but there are others that do n you can take showers. Just look at the map n get a site near there. Everyone was Friendly! The rangers were very helpful and nice. And yes I would go again.👍 I changed my mind!
  • We did the Shades of Death trail and it was awesome! My boyfriend and I used to live in Oregon and we miss it’s epic nature, this trail was reminiscent of the beautiful rivers and forests there. Definitely recommend!

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