This activity or structure is ADA accessible. The sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8:00 A.M. to sunset. Swimming areas are marked with buoys and have a maximum depth of five and a half feet. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. Swimmers can buy food and snacks at the camp store/boat rental.
Parking is limited throughout Locust Lake State Park. A few, ADA-only parking spots are located adjacent to the swimming area. Dropping off passengers at the beach is prohibited to maintain a safe camping experience and limit unnecessary vehicles. All day-use visitors must park in the day use visitor parking area located at the entrance to the park. Beachgoers must be prepared to walk approximately one-half mile with their belongings or consider visiting the beach at nearby Tuscarora State Park.
Smoking is prohibited on the beach and in the swimming area. For visitors who smoke and still want to use the beach, designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided. The restriction includes:
The 52-acre Locust Lake is a warm water fishery and receives several stockings of brown and brook trout annually. Common species are:
This activity or structure is ADA accessible. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier by the program pavilion on the north side of the lake. Fishermen who are not camping are required to use the fishermen’s parking area near the park entrance. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information about fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
The 52-acre Locust Lake has a boat launch. Rowboats, canoes, and pedal boats are available at the a boat rental concession. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Electric motors only.
Non-powered boats must display one of the following:
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information about boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.