Skip to Main Content Jump to Main Content
Hero Background Dots
X
X
Lightbox Image

Relax. We're On Lake Time

Treat yourself to a beach day without the drive. Many of NEPA’s state and local parks have lakes and sand beaches where you can splash and sunbathe all day long. Relax on the shore, or relive the glory days of summer camp as you leap into the cool, refreshing water. Before heading out, be sure to check the park’s website for lake conditions, possible closures and hours.

Lakes & Beaches
Beltzville State Park image
Beltzville State Park

Lehighton, PA

Cool off in Beltzville Lake. The sand beach and swimming area are a popular warm weather escape in the heart of the Poconos.

Learn More
Gouldsboro State Park image
Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro, PA

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Gouldsboro Lake. This popular Pocono Mountains destination features a sand beach and swimming area.

Learn More
Hickory Run State Park image
Hickory Run State Park

White Haven, PA

Beat the heat at Hickory Run State Park. Chill out on the sandy beach or go for a dip in the refreshing waters of Sand Spring Lake.

Learn More
Kennedy Park image
Kennedy Park

Forest City, PA

Splash around in the pond at this charming community park. Kennedy Park’s beach is the perfect spot for a laidback summer afternoon of sunbathing and swimming.

Learn More
Locust Lake State Park image
Locust Lake State Park

Barnesville, PA

Relax to the sound of waves lapping the shore at Locust Lake State Park. A sand beach and swimming area invite visitors to this pristine lake.

Learn More
Mauch Chunk Lake Park image
Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Jim Thorpe, PA

Mauch Chunk Lake Park is home to a 345-acre lake with a sand beach, refreshment stand, children’s play area and pavilion. Daily passes and season memberships are available.

Learn More
Palmyra Township Public Beach image
Palmyra Township Public Beach

Hawley, PA

Lounge on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack at Palmyra Township Public Beach. Spend the day in the sand, chill out at the snack bar or start a cookout using their charcoal grills.

Learn More
Promised Land State Park image
Promised Land State Park

Greentown, PA

Two beaches mean double the fun at Promised Land State Park. The main beach is located by the day use picnic area and snack stand. A smaller sand beach is located at Pickerel Point.

Learn More
Ricketts Glen State Park image
Ricketts Glen State Park

Benton, PA

Soak up the sun at Lake Jean at Ricketts Glen State Park. With a swimming area, picnic tables, a concession stand, charcoal grills and a sand volleyball court, this spot is its own mini vacation.

Learn More
Tobyhanna State Park image
Tobyhanna State Park

Tobyhanna, PA

The beach at Tobyhanna State Park is a great place to cool off in the Poconos. Kick back on the shores of Tobyhanna Lake and treat yourself to a little getaway.

Learn More
Tuscarora State Park  image
Tuscarora State Park

Barnesville, PA

Chill out at the lake at Tuscarora State Park. Their sandy beach is a prime spot to cool off on a warm day. The nearby concession stands serves ice cream, snacks and hot food.

Learn More

Kick It Poolside

Summers were made for leaping off the high dive.

Spend summer vacation floating in an inner tube, just watching the clouds drift by. Work on your strokes or race down the waterslides. Maybe you’ll even nail that high dive this year. NEPA’s public pools and splash pads offer all the summertime fun at prices that won’t break the bank. Visit their website before making the trip to ensure opening dates and hours.

Public Pools
Baer Memorial Pool image
Baer Memorial Pool

Lehighton, PA

Make a splash this summer at Baer Memorial pool. This community pool features waterslides, a children’s splash pad and zero-degree entry. The pool is only open to Carbon County residents.

Learn More
Ber-Vaughn Park and Pool image
Ber-Vaughn Park and Pool

Berwick, PA

Dive in at Ber-Vaughn park and pool, the largest community pool in the state. They welcome residents and non-residents, with both daily rates and season memberships available.

Learn More
Dansbury Park image
Dansbury Park

East Stroudsburg, PA

The Dansbury Park Pool features a splash pad, waterslides, lap lanes and a zero-depth entry. Memberships and day passes are available for both residents and non-residents.

Learn More
Frances Slocum State Park image
Frances Slocum State Park

Wyoming, PA

Located just outside of Wilkes-Barre, the pool at Frances Slocum State Park provides a little escape from the bustle of the city. Fees apply to use the pool.

Learn More
Kingston Community Pool image
Kingston Community Pool

Kingston, PA

Swim, slide and splash at the Kingston Community Pool. This pool features diving boards, waterslides and a splash pad for the little ones.

Learn More
McDade Park Pool  image
McDade Park Pool

Scranton, PA

The McDade Park pool and splash pad is fun spot for families with children of all ages and is free to use. The complex features a modern bathhouse and restrooms.

Learn More
Minersville Community Pool image
Minersville Community Pool

Minersville, PA

Located at the 4th Street Recreation Complex, the Minersville pool offers fun features like a kiddie area and slides. Daily and season passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Learn More
Palmerton Memorial Park image
Palmerton Memorial Park

Palmerton, PA

Take a dip at the pool at Palmerton Memorial Park. The pool features a slide, diving boards, a wading pool, a sand volleyball court, a refreshment stand, pavilions and so much more.

Learn More
Stroudsburg Borough Park image
Stroudsburg Borough Park

Stroudsburg, PA

Enjoy some fun in the sun at the pool at Stroudsburg Borough Park. Memberships and daily passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Learn More
Weston Field Pool image
Weston Field Pool

Scranton, PA

This full-service community facility features both outdoor and indoor pools as well as basketball courts, a playground and more.

Learn More

Splash Around

Between fountains and sprinklers, no one is safe from the splash.

Sometimes you don’t want to commit to a full pool day. Or maybe your little one isn’t ready to dive into the deep end just yet. Don’t worry, many local parks and pools have a solution. Splash pads make cooling down a breeze with fountains and interactive water features. Whether they’re on flat surfaces or in shallow pools, these spots are accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities. Call or check their website for hours of operation.

Splash Pads
Airport Park

Matamoras, PA

The splash pad at Airport Park is a favorite summer spot in Matamoras.  Sprinklers and fountains are on a flat, concrete surface, making the fun accessible to all.

Learn More
Baer Memorial Pool

Lehighton, PA

The splash pad at Baer Memorial Pool is located at the pool’s zero-degree entry. Because of the sloping depth, a lifeguard keeps an eye on the mini fish slide and interactive fountains. Guests must have a day pass or membership.

Learn More
Dansbury Park

East Stroudsburg, PA

Contained in shallow water right next to Dansbury Pool, this is a true splash pad. It has large fountains and plenty of space to spread out and cool down. Visitors will have to purchase a pool pass to splash around.

Learn More
Kingston Community Pool

Kingston, PA

This unique splash pad is a hit at the Kingston Community Pool, with interactive features and a few inches of water to keep cool in. You’ll need a daily pass or membership to gain access.

Learn More
McDade Park

Scranton, PA

Unique splash pad water features and accessible entry points, along with a large swimming pool, make this free spot in Scranton the perfect place to be on a warm summer day.

Learn More
Novembrino Splash Pad

Scranton, PA

The Novembrino Splash Pad keeps West Scranton cool all summer long. Fun water features keep the kids entertained for hours while the adults chill out under the shady pavilion.

Learn More
Palmerton Memorial Park

Palmerton, PA

Palmerton Memorial Park keeps its splash pad fun and safe for little ones. A fence separates it from the park’s larger pool, so parents can have peace of mind while the kids explore the fountains. Passes or memberships are required.

Learn More
Sherwood Park

Dunmore, PA

The Splash & Play Zone has become a staple of Sherwood Park. In-ground fountains and bubblers make every splash a surprise. It is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Learn More
South Abington Recreation Park

South Abington Twp., PA

With surprise fountains and a sand pit nearby, you can basically have a beach day at the South Abington splash pad.

Learn More
Wright Township Recreation Park

Mountain Top, PA

The mini splash pad at Wright Township Park is the perfect spot for the smallest splashers. With benches around the perimeter, you can sit back while the kids have a blast.

Learn More

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 7/17/2019.