Lake Nockamixon is a great spot for all kinds of boating, including windsurfing and catamarans. It spans over 1,450 acres and has a total of four launching areas.
This warm and expansive lake is also popular with anglers, as a great range of species call it home.
Throughout the course of the year, visitors can enjoy a range of activities at the park. The majority of its areas are open from sunrise until sunset. In certain specified areas, boating and fishing are allowed 24 hours a day. Some parts of the park are closed during the winter, but there are still many areas open all year for picnicking, hiking and fishing. There are cabins too.
During the summer you can rent a variety of boats, such as motorboats, canoes, sailboats, rowboats, pontoon boats and paddleboats. Get in direct contact with boat rental to find out the rates and rules.
Nockamixon State Park is blessed with over 20 miles of hiking trails.
Species in the lake, which is a warm-water fishery, include muskellunge, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, channel catfish, hybrids of striped bass, panfish and carp.
A number of park areas have charcoal grills and picnic tables which are free to use on a first-come-first-served system.
There is also a bicycle trail of almost 3 miles, and 20 miles of horse-riding trails.
To do serious sailing you’ll need your own boat, but there is also the convenience of on-site boat rental. Do note that swimming is not permitted though.
Lake Nockamixon has Trophy Bass Lake certification, and bass tournaments are a regular occurrence. As well as that, you’ll find bald eagles and great blue herons too.
Apart from the fishing pier, marina and cabin areas, the park shuts when the sun goes down. Alcohol is not permitted and all pets must be on a leash.