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GOULDSBORO STATE PARK
GOULDSBORO STATE PARK
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania   18466

Phone: 570-894-8336
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Gouldsboro State Park
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Gouldsboro State Park, in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, contains 2,800 acres of land, including the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake. Tobyhanna State Park is nearby.
History of the Area
The name Gouldsboro comes from the village north of the park that was named for Jay Gould (1836-1892). A native of New York, Gould acquired a very large fortune that by 1892 included ownership of ten percent of all railroad track in the country. One of the railroads he owned was the Erie-Lackawanna. This rail line parallels the eastern boundary of the park and is now a part of the Steamtown, USA railroad excursion route between Scranton and Pocono Summit.

Gould was a co-owner of a leather tannery at Thornhurst, a small village 9.5 miles west of Gouldsboro. Raw hides shipped from Australia and the western United States came to Gouldsboro by railroad and then were taken in two-ton loads by horse drawn wagons over a plank road to Thornhurst for tanning.
Nearby Accommodations
Arrowhead Lake Vacation Cottage - Pocono Lake, PACottages and Cabins
Looking for a relaxing vacation cottage offering year-round activities This is it Kick back on a big reclining sofa in this spacious 2BR home after a day at the water park, whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River, hiking, fishing, hunting, golf or relax at the beaches and three heated pools New carpeting, updated kitchen bath.
6 miles from park*
Swimming
The sand beach at each park is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk.
Boating
Boating: electric motors only

The 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake has overnight mooring at 50 seasonal mooring spaces, which requires a state park mooring permit, available at most state park offices.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


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Picnicking
Gouldsboro State Park provides five wooded picnic areas with about 300 picnic tables. Picnicking is permitted throughout the year. An accessible picnic pavilion, with electricity, may be reserved from 11 months in advance. If unreserved, the picnic pavilion is free on a first-served, first-served basis.
Trails
Trails at Gouldsboro:

The rugged terrain of Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro state parks makes for challenging but rewarding hiking. All trails are blazed. Double blazes indicates a change of direction or a junction of two trails.

Follow these rules for a safe hike:

An adult should accompany children.

Be sure to wear hiking boots.

Motor vehicles are not permitted on the trails, except snowmobiles are permitted on designated trails.

Prospect Rock Trail: 5.8 miles, blue blaze, difficult hiking. This large, loop trail begins in the day use area. Some sections follow the old entrance road and Old Route 611, which are suitable for bicycling and cross-country skiing. But, there are several very rocky sections.

Old Route 611: 1.25 miles, blue blaze, easy hiking. This flat, wide trail runs along the western side of Gouldsboro State Park, paralleling I-380. Part of the trail is Prospect Rock Trail. This trail is excellent for hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing.
Things To Do in the Area
Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton , NJArts/Cultural/Drama
Peters Valley is a non-profit education center and gallery for craft arts. Tour the studios on weekends during summer. Workshops May to September, 2 to 5 days. Expert instructors from US and abroad. Commute or sleep over for a mini-vacation close-to-home. Wood turning, weaving, jewelry, ceramics, blacksmithing, photography, papermaking, beading and more.
32.7 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds
Mount Pocono Campground
30 Edgewood Drive
Mt. Pocono, PA
570-839-8950
WT Family Camping Inc
Box 1486 Route 115
Blakeslee, PA
570-646-9255
Ironwood Point Recreation Area
155 Burns Hill Road
Greentown, PA
570-857-0880
Ledgedale Recreation Area
153 Ledgedale Road
Greentown, PA
570-689-2181
Lake Moc A Tek Campground
PO Box 481
Hamlin, PA
570-226-3433
Pocono Raceway Campground
Clearview Road
Long Pond, PA
570-646-2300
Four Seasons Campgrounds Inc
RD 1 Babbling Brook Road
Scotrun, PA
570-629-2504
Hemlock Campground & Cottages
362 Hemlock Drive
Tobyhanna, PA
570-894-4388
Area Cabins and Lodges
Sterling Inn The
South Sterling, PA
(570) 676-3311
Country Surrey Inn
3rd St
Gouldsboro, PA
(570) 842-2081
Mountaintop Lodge
Route 940
Pocono Pines, PA
(570) 646-6636
Pine Hill Lodge
42 Pine Hill Rd
Mt Pocono, PA
(570) 839-9579
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region - Lake Ariel, PAHotels/Motels
Located near popular recreational attractions, including the Claws 'N' Paws Wild Animal Park, Steamtown National Historic Site and Promised Land State Park. NASCAR fans will enjoy a day at the races at nearby Pocono Raceway.
16.2 miles from park*
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Directions
The park entrance is one-half mile south of the village of Gouldsboro on PA 507. PA 507 intersects with I-380 at Exit 13, two miles south of the park entrance, and with I-84, 13 miles north of the park entrance.
Area Shopping
Peters Valley Craft Center Store - Layton , NJArts Crafts
The store at Peters Valley Craft Center offers original handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and home furnishings. Unique items from over 300 artists offer distinctive ideas to embellish the home, treat yourself, or to select for a gift. Visit the Gallery upstairs for our latest exhibit of fine art craft.
32.7 miles from park*

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