Memorial Lake State Park

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.

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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

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Memorial Lake State Park

18 Boundary Road
Grantville , PA 17028 

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