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Friends of Nockamixon State Park


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

The Friends of Nockamixon State Park hosted a Children's Fishing Tournament on June 14, 2014 as part of the Every Day Event grant we received from the National Environmental Education Foundation. There were 31 children who participated at the event at the Children's Pond near the Marina. After 2 hours of fishing and many fish caught and measured, the winners of the trophies were: Kieran Burke, age 7 with a !2" bass, Aiden Schaffer, age 7 with a 12" catfish, and Alicia Santoro, age 8 with a white perch. There were no entries in the 11-14 age category. Thanks to Dawn Kline and Mike Quinn from the Friends group who assisted at the event and especially Helen Maurella for hosting the event and Joe Maurella for putting together such an entertaining video. Lots of raffle prizes were given away. But the best part was all the smiling faces as they left. Watch the video!
National Get Outdoors Day Fishing Tournament video

Friends of Nockamixon State Park Win Grant for Wheelchair Accessible Boat Ramp


Canoe and kayak users with disabilities are one step closer to getting a wheelchair accessible boat dock at Nockamixon State Park, thanks to the efforts of the park’s volunteer friends group and Harlon’s Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation. The Friends of Nockamixon State Park (FONSP) received a $5,000 grant through The Foundation towards building the ADA compliant canoe and kayak launch system at Nockamixon Lake.

“Launching a canoe or kayak at Nockamixon State Park will be a whole lot easier and safer for Pennsylvanians with disabilities with the new EZ Launch dock,” Friends Group Chair Mike Quinn says, “We are very grateful to the Harlon’s Fund for this grant.”

Quinn adds that they still need additional funds to complete the project and he asks that everyone  who can make a donation to this project do so. To that end, the friends group is reaching out to the community to raise the additional $27,000 for the dock. The volunteer group is working with the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the EZ Dock ® Company on the project.

The “EZ Launch” system includes a platform with rollers to smoothly move boats in and out of the water, and a transfer bench for wheelchair users. The specialized dock allows paddlers to move from wheelchair to bench and then directly into their boat, providing a stable and safe means to board and recover kayaks and canoes from the water.

The project is part of a larger effort to increase accessible recreation opportunities in parks across the state spearheaded by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and its chapters. A wheelchair accessible dock was recently completed in Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, and another is proposed for Gifford Pinchot State Park in central Pennsylvania. Find more information about making a contribution to the Nockamixon dock.

The Philadelphia Foundation serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, specializing in generosity well spent. Through the 900 funds established by its donors, it distributes about $20 million annually to about 1,000 nonprofits. For more information, visit www.philafund.org.

Your contribution of any dollar amount is tax deductable and would be greatly appreciated.

If you donate on line, please add the words “FONSP EZ Dock” 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 EZ Dock” in the memo line and send to our address on this web site.



Friends Of Nockamixon State Park (FONSP)

Monthly Meeting

January 8, 2015


NSP Education Center


1542 Mountain View Drive

Quakertown, PA 18951


Meeting Minutes





Help is always needed for various projects around the Park. If you are interested in signing up for any of the activities below, please contact Mike Quinn at mquinn52@ verizon.net. All volunteers must be registered with the DCNR to participate in any Friends Group activity.

    Nockamixon State Park National Public Lands Day Project
Quarry Trail Repair
Date: 9/27/2014
Time: 8:30AM-2PM
Meeting Place: 10 Old Bethlehem Rd.
Thanks to everyone for making this project a success!

Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 8:30AM
Meeting Place: Park Office Parking Lot
Thanks to everyone for making this project a success!

On September 13th twenty-one dedicated volunteers spent the day collecting trash from Lake Nockamixon. By watercraft and shoreline 421 lbs. of trash was collected including 50 yards of fishing line and 6 bags of recyclables. Kudos to the Langan Engineering group who collected 167 lbs. of trash and the most unusual item – a car bumper! This event was sponsored by the Friends of Nockamixon State Park, National Environmental Education Foundation and the International Coastal Cleanup. Working together for a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania!

Support the Friends Group

T shirts are now available! Sizes M, L, XL and 2XL with FONSP logo. $15.00.  To order, email Mike Quinn and include name and size. Orders can be picked up at Park Office.   Park Office is open Monday thru Friday 8AM to 4PM.  There will be a money envelope there that payment can be left in.  Checks should be made out to PPFF with FONSP in the memo line


Check out the website www.ridenox.com for a complete description of Nockamixon State Park's Mountain Bike trail.

Please remember, the Mountain Bike trail is the only trail that mountain biking is allowed on in the park.




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