Friends of Nockamixon State Park
|Support The Friends of Nockamixon State Park . . . while doing your grocery shopping or filling your gas tank!|
The Nockamixon State Park Office is starting a sharing library for individuals to share and read books. We are seeking donations of gently used guide books and children's books as well as fiction and non-fiction books. No dictionaries or encyclopedias please! Please bring donations to the Park Office Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm or to the Marina Office Saturday and Sunday 8 am-4 pm.
You can honor a loved one with a Memorial bench in Nockamixon State Park. For more information contact Mike Quinn.
INTO MOUNTAIN BIKING?
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.
Help Us Maintain Nockamixon Trails
To report any trail problems that need attention, please contact Mike Quinn Problems reported allow the trail maintainers to correct the problems quickly.
To report illegal trail use, contact the Park Office (215-529-7300) as soon as possible.
When reporting a trail problem please provide as much information as possible.
Date and Time of Incident
For illegal use (dumping, dogs off leash, camp fires, etc.) please try and get license plate numbers
Trail Name/location (Upper Mink Trail, Lower Elephant Trail)
Closest Trail Entry Point (Deerwood parking lot, Old Ridge Road, etc)
Brief Description of problem.
|2016 Lake Cleanup|
On 9/17/16, 25 dedicated volunteers spent the day collecting trash from Lake Nockamixon. By watercraft and shoreline 104.2 lbs. of trash was collected including 16 yards of fishing line, 1 tire, 72 pounds of recyclables, 2,135 cigarette butts and even a TV! Kudos to Greg Smith who collected 46.5 lbs. of trash and won a gift certificate donated by OWowCow. The most unusual item, a reflective carsonite traffic marker was discovered by Joan Ocamb, Matt, Michelle and Ben who also won a gift certificate from OWowCow. This event was sponsored by the Friends of Nockamixon State Park, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Foundation and the International Coastal Cleanup. Thanks to OWowCow for their generosity in donating gift certificates for our prizes. Working for a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania - together we Can make a difference!
Friends Of Nockamixon State Park (FONSP) Board Meeting
Date: Nov. 3, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM.
Location: Nockamixon State Park Education Center
Date: Oct. 15, 2016
Date: Oct. 29, 2016
Come at 6:30 for crafts and fun for kids!
FONSP Board Safe Dock Project
The Friends group is currently soliciting donations for a handicap accessible dock for kayaks and canoes. Mike Quinn, Friends Group Chairperson, reports that the new Board Safe Dock System would make launching a kayak or canoe at Nockamixon a whole lot easier and safer for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
The project is part of a larger effort to increase accessible recreation opportunities in parks across the state spearheaded by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation, a 501 c 3 non profit organization, of which The Friends of Nockamixon is a chapter member.
The Friends group has received a grant from the Harlon’s Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation. The group has also applied for several grants from various organizations to help in the fundraising effort. However, this project needs the support of the local area to be successful. Please consider supporting the Friends group in donating to this worthwhile effort.
Find more information about making a contribution to the Nockamixon dock.
Your contribution of any dollar amount is tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated.
View Pictures of the Board Safe Docking System.
Plan of Safe Docking System
If you donate on line, please add the words “FONSP Board Safe” 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 Board Safe” in the memo line and send to our address on this web site