Established on 230 acres in 1931 to honor Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who served and died in World War I and II, it is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap. Memorial Lake offers outdoor recreation year-round, including a chance to observe more than 100 different land and water species during the migratory season.
Canoes are available on-site. Other family fun activities include hiking, cross-country skiing, ice skating and picnicking.
Fall Foliage Views
Catch double the colors at Memorial Lake State Park, where fall foliage can be seen in the trees that ring the lake and again in the water’s reflection. Enjoy the view from the water if the weather allows or take in the autumn scenery from the two miles of trails found across the park.
Best Known For
Memorial Lake State Park offers a variety of activities for the whole family. The 85-acre Memorial Lake has two boat launching ramps, a courtesy dock and 56 overnight mooring spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sailboating and sailboarding are very popular on Memorial Lake. There are also various species of fish which makes Memorial Lake a great spot for fishing.
Type of fish: Bass, Muskellunge, Northern pike, Yellow perch, White and black crappie, Panfish
Body of water: Lake
Boat access: owned by DCNR- electric motors only (this term means that nothing more than an electric motor can be used; unpowered vessels are permitted) For more information about boating access, click here.
What Locals Love About It.
- “This is a fantastic park that is well worth the drive from Harrisburg. Expansive, with plenty of parking and lots to do. Boating, picnicking, hiking – they have it all. Hiked a fair amount in the park and the trail system is excellent – can’t wait to get back!!” – Christopher M. via tripadvisor.com
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