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Prompton State Park

W Shore Rd
Prompton, PA 18456

570-945-3239

Prompton State Park provides boat launching and picnicking facilities to the 290-acre Prompton Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails surround the lake.

Hiking at Prompton State Park

26 miles of trails

The hiking trails are a mix of rocky paths and smooth forest floor. The northernmost 1.2-mile of East Shore Trail is old, smooth blacktop that used to be PA 170 before Prompton Dam was built, flooding most of the old road. Most trails are rated more difficult hiking.

Orchard Trail
3.5 miles, white blazes

On the west side of the lake, this trail parallels West Shore Trail.

West Shore Trail
3.5 miles, red blazes

On the west side of the lake this trail parallels Orchard Trail.

East Shore Trail
4.5 miles, red blazes

Extends from Beech Grove Road on the north end to the top of the dam at the south end.

Hemlock Trail
2 miles, yellow blazes

Starts at the east end of the dam and meets up with High Ledge Trail.

Bone Ridge Trail
2 miles, yellow blazes

Starts and ends on Hemlock Trail near the east side of the dam.

High Ledge Trail
2 miles, white blazes

Starts at East Shore Trail and meets Sugar Shack Trail.

Sugar Shack Trail
2 miles, white blazes

Begins on East Shore Trail and meets Eagle Pass Trail on the east side of the lake.

Eagle Pass Trail
1 mile, green blazes

Connects Cross Trail with East Shore and Sugar Shack trails.

Pine Creek Trail
1.7 miles, orange blazes

In the northeast end of the park, this trail begins and ends at Cliff Trail.

Blueberry Trail
1.5 miles, blue blazes

A loop off Pine Creek Trail at the northeast end of the park.

Cliff Trail
1.3 miles, red blazes

Starts at Sidewinder Trail and comes back to Pine Creek Trail.

Sidewinder Trail
1 mile, red blazes

From East Shore Trail to the beginning of Sidewinder Trail.

Picnicking at Prompton State Park

Picnic tables are by the boat launch.

A picnic pavilion is in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property above the dam.

Boating at Prompton State Park

up to 10 hp motors

The 290-acre Prompton Lake has one boat launch on the west shore, accessed from PA 170.

Fishing at Prompton State Park

The 290-acre Prompton Lake is a warmwater fishery.

Common fish are:

Crappie
Yellow perch
Largemouth and smallmouth bass
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Hunting at Prompton State Park

During established seasons, most of the park is open to:

Hunting
Trapping
Training of dogs
Common game species are:

Deer
Turkey
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.

DCNR and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.

Mountain Biking at Prompton State Park

26 miles of trails

All hiking trails are open to mountain biking.

Orchard Trail
3.5 miles, white blazes

On the west side of the lake, this trail parallels West Shore Trail.

West Shore Trail
3.5 miles, red blazes

On the west side of the lake this trail parallels Orchard Trail.

East Shore Trail
4.5 miles, red blazes

Extends from Beech Grove Road on the north end to the top of the dam at the south end.

Hemlock Trail
2 miles, yellow blazes

Starts at the east end of the dam and meets up with High Ledge Trail.

Bone Ridge Trail
2 miles, yellow blazes

Starts and ends on Hemlock Trail near the east side of the dam.

High Ledge Trail
2 miles, white blazes

Starts at East Shore Trail and meets Sugar Shack Trail.

Sugar Shack Trail
2 miles, white blazes

Begins on East Shore Trail and meets Eagle Pass Trail on the east side of the lake.

Eagle Pass Trail
1 mile, green blazes

Connects Cross Trail with East Shore and Sugar Shack trails.

Pine Creek Trail
1.7 miles, orange blazes

In the northeast end of the park, this trail begins and ends at Cliff Trail.

Blueberry Trail
1.5 miles, blue blazes

A loop off Pine Creek Trail at the northeast end of the park.

Cliff Trail
1.3 miles, red blazes

Starts at Sidewinder Trail and comes back to Pine Creek Trail.

Sidewinder Trail
1 mile, red blazes

From East Shore Trail to the beginning of Sidewinder Trail.

Disc Golfing at Prompton State Park

An 18-hole disc golf course is in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers portion of the park.

Sledding at Prompton State Park

Hills in the park are good for sledding.

Cross-country Skiing at Prompton State Park

Many park trails and open fields can be skied with adequate snow cover.

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