Mount Pisgah State Park

28 Entrance Road
Troy, PA 16947


Mount Pisgah State Park is in the scenic Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier. Midway between Troy and Towanda in Bradford County, the 1,302-acre park is along Mill Creek, at the base of Mt. Pisgah, elevation 2,260 feet.

The park is only two miles north of US 6, the major route through the northern tier. Secondary roads passing through the villages of East Troy and West Burlington travel over rolling farmland to the park.

A dam on Mill Creek forms Stephen Foster Lake, named after the famous composer and onetime local resident. The 75-acre lake provides fishing, boating, and skating.

Adjacent to the park are Mt. Pisgah County Park and State Game Lands 289.

Hiking at Mount Pisgah State Park​

11 miles of trails

A series of hiking trails are suitable for everyone from the casual walker to the experienced hiker. The trails travel around the lake, through wooded areas, old fields, open farmland, and rugged terrain.

Certain trails are open in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Picnicking at Mount Pisgah State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
The main picnic area is adjacent to the pool complex and overlooks the lake. The pleasant, wooded area gives a choice of sunny or shaded tables. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, playground, swings, and sandbox.

Three picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swimming at Mount Pisgah State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
The free swimming pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., conditions permitting. Check the park advisories for closures or schedule changes.

The pool depth ranges from eight inches to five feet, and includes a ramp for people with disabilities.

The pool complex contains:

Dressing rooms
First aid station

Swimming is prohibited in the lake.

Boating at Mount Pisgah State Park

Electric motors only

The 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake has a boat launch, courtesy dock, restroom, and parking on the northern shore.

Mooring spaces can be rented on a seasonal basis.

Adjacent to the causeway, boat rentals are available during the summer season from a concessionaire.

Please wear your personal flotation devices while boating.

Fishing at Mount Pisgah State Park

The 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake provides habitat for:


 This activity or structure is ADA accessible. On the west shore of the lake is an ADA accessible angler’s area that features a parking lot and easy access to the lake for shore fishing.

Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is permitted on the natural ice of the 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake. Common species caught through the ice are:


Hunting at Mount Pisgah State Park

During established seasons, about 1,100 acres are open to:

Training of dogs
Common game species are:


Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas.

Cross-Country Skiing at Mount Pisgah State Park

Some of the park’s 11 miles of trails are good for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Snowmobiling at Mount Pisgah State Park

Registered snowmobiles may use the nine miles of designated trails.

Snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails and roads from the day following the last deer season in December until April 1, weather permitting.

Ice Skating at Mount Pisgah State Park

Ice skating is permitted on the natural ice of the lake dependent upon ice conditions.

Ice thickness is monitored at the fishing area and at the boat launch. Ice should be a minimum of four inches thick for a single user and seven inches thick for a group.

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