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Friends of Nockamixon State Park

Thank you!
Shop Rite Supermarkets at Bethlehem, PA, Hatfield, PA and Brodheadsville, PA sponsored a corporate donation of $5K for The Friends of Nockamixon State Park's ADA Accessible Board Safe Dock System project.

Giant Food Store Cash for Causes
Support The Friends of Nockamixon State Park . . . while doing your grocery shopping or filling your gas tank!

Sharing Library
The Nockamixon State Park Office is starting a sharing library for individuals to share and read books. We are seeking donations of gently used guide books and children's books as well as fiction and non-fiction books. No dictionaries or encyclopedias please! Please bring donations to the Park Office Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm or to the Marina Office Saturday and Sunday 8 am-4 pm.

Memorial Bench
You can honor a loved one with a Memorial bench in Nockamixon State Park. For more information contact
Mike Quinn.

Help Us Maintain Nockamixon Trails

To report any trail problems that need attention, please contact Mike Quinn Problems reported allow the trail maintainers to correct the problems quickly.
To report illegal trail use, contact the Park Office (215-529-7300) as soon as possible.

When reporting a trail problem please provide as much information as possible.
Date and Time of Incident
For illegal use (dumping, dogs off leash, camp fires, etc.) please try and get license plate numbers
Trail Name/location (Upper Mink Trail, Lower Elephant Trail)
Closest Trail Entry Point (Deerwood parking lot, Old Ridge Road, etc)
Brief Description of problem.
Ash Tree Removal
Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Nockamixon State Park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.
During the active cutting phase of this project, some sections of the park will be completely closed for the safety of park visitors. Absolutely NO use of the trail or closed area is permitted (hiking, horseback riding, hunting, etc) while the this project is taking place.
As there will be heavy equipment in use and logging operations, we ask that the public refrain from entering these areas and respect all ‘Do Not Enter’ signs for your safety. Park maps indicating logging areas can be obtained at the park office.
The areas that will be closed include the entire Elephant Trail equestrian/hiking trail loop between Elephant Road and Stover Mill Road to cut timber blocks 3, 4, 5, & 6.
The visiting public can still enjoy the nearby Church Trail, Mink Trail, and the Mountain Bike trail system. The cabin colony area will not be affected. Additionally, the northern side of the park (main day use area near park office) is not impacted by the operation at this time.
The trails will be closed until further notice, check back for updates


FONSP Board Safe Dock Project

The Friends group is currently soliciting donations for a handicap accessible dock for kayaks and canoes. Mike Quinn, Friends Group Chairperson, reports that the new Board Safe Dock System would make launching a kayak or canoe at Nockamixon a whole lot easier and safer for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
The project is part of a larger effort to increase accessible recreation opportunities in parks across the state spearheaded by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation, a 501 c 3 non profit organization, of which The Friends of Nockamixon is a chapter member.
The Friends group has received a grant from the Harlon’s Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation. The group has also applied for several grants from various organizations to help in the fundraising effort. However, this project needs the support of the local area to be successful. Please consider supporting the Friends group in donating to this worthwhile effort.
View a video the BoardSafe Adaptive Launch.

Find more information about making a contribution to the Nockamixon dock.

Your contribution of any dollar amount is tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated.
View Pictures of the Board Safe Docking System.

Plan of Safe Docking System

If you donate on line, please add the words “FONSP Board Safe” in the comment box on the donation page. If you choose to send in a check, please make it out to PPFF with the words “FONSP Board Safe” in the memo line and send to our address on this web site

Friends Of Nockamixon State Park (FONSP) Board Meeting
Date: Feb. 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: St Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3668 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
The meetings for January, February and March will be held at St Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3668 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 at 6:30 PM. Parking is in the rear parking lot off of Keller's Church Road.

Meeting Minutes




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