Big Pocono State Park

Located in Tannersville on the slopes and summit of Camelback Mountain, Big Pocono State Park is a wild and gorgeous natural park where visitors to the Poconos come to hike, ski, and more. Learn more below about what makes Big Pocono State Park such a special destination to visit during your Poconos vacation!


A Rugged and Scenic Park on Camelback Mountain

Big Pocono State Park is famous for its stunning, panoramic views, which encompass three different states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. At the top of Camelback Mountain, you and your guests can traverse a paved, mile and a half long drive that looks out over the three states, as well as the Delaware Water Gap. Elsewhere in the park’s terrain, which covers an expansive 1,306 acres, there are 8.5 miles of hiking trails of varying grades and difficulties, as well as 3 miles of horseback riding trails.

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At the turn of the 20th century (over 50 years before it became a state park), the land was owned by Henry S. Cattell, who erected a stone cabin on the summit of Camelback Mountain in 1908 that allowed himself and others to take in the spectacle of the mountain’s all-encompassing views and natural beauty. Cattell’s cabin remains onsite to this day.


12 years after Cattell passed away, the Pennsylvania Game Commission purchased the land, which was later converted into Big Pocono State Park and opened to the public in 1954.


You can visit Big Poconos State Park by day from the spring season until the day after the conclusion of deer season in December, from dawn until dusk. The adjacent Camelback Ski Area remains open during the winter, providing visitors with fantastic skiing conditions.


You’ll find the park at Camelback Rd, Tannersville, PA 18372, most easily accessed by way of the PA 715 and Exit 299 off of the I-80 at Tannersville. You can also learn more by calling (570) 894-8336, by emailing, or by speaking with one of our representatives at Pocono Mountain Rentals.

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