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Dam Release Hike

1542 Mountain View Dr., Quakertown, PA 18951-5732

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Registration is required for this activity. Every participant must register seperately (including kids). Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, click the registration button to the right of this description --->


Hike along with the park educator on a moderate, four-mile hike along Lake Nockamixon. Enjoy the scenic lake-view trail, as we meander through the woods, along creeks, and among the pines. This trail is slick when wet and will lead us through two easy, trickling stream crossings. If trail or stream conditions are too adverse, a shorter alternate route along the gravel access road will be used. We will be hiking during both days of the annual Fall White Water Release at Nockamixon. Please register for only one date. Part of the hike will include a walk onto the top of the dam for an exclusive peek at the outflow.

This hike traverses uneven terrain. Some hiking experience is recommended. Children must be at least 10 years old to participate, and no children under the age of 18 may attend without parent. Water, snack, and sturdy hiking boots required.


*NOTE: The dam area is closed to the public. Program participants will be accompanied by a Ranger providing special permission to view the release for this program.


The meeting location is at the parking lot on Tower Road.

Tower Road Parking 59, 1 Fink Dr, Ottsville, PA 18942


Here are the directions from the Main Park Office:

Nockamixon State Park Office

1542 Mountain View Dr, Quakertown, PA 18951

Head northeast 194 ft

Turn right onto PA-563 N 4.2 mi

Turn right onto PA-412 S 0.5 mi

Slight right onto PA-611 S 0.2 mi

Turn right onto Tower Rd 0.7 mi

Tower Rd turns left and becomes Fink Dr Destination will be on the right 43 ft

Tower Road Parking 59, 1 Fink Dr, Ottsville, PA 18942


Contact: Rachel, Environmental Education Specialist


Sunday, November 6, 2022 8:30am to 11am

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