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Getting close to nature is easy at Gouldsboro State Park.

The bogs and evergreen forests that make up much of Gouldsboro State Park boast a remarkable biodiversity, and even a few carnivorous plants.

To see the wildlife, hike or bike one of the park’s many trails. Old Route 611 is an easier, flat trek for hikers of all skill levels. Prospect Rock Trail is the longest trail, and it features some rugged sections. The Frank Gantz Trail is the most difficult, as its rocky terrain challenges even experienced hikers.

After a day in the forest, relax at Gouldsboro Lake. The sand beach and swimming areas are open from May to September. Fish by boat or off the pier, or rent a rowboat, kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or electric motorboat.

On hot, summer days, visitors can find shade and enjoy lunch at one of the park’s many picnic areas. Picnic tables and charcoal grills are available throughout the forest.

In the winter, cross-country skiers glide down the trails while ice fishermen and ice skaters enjoy the expansive, frozen lake.

The park is open to the public year-round.

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The beach and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the Tobyhanna State Park office for facility seasons and hours.