Experience the beauty of God's creation, build relationships with family and meet new friends. Relax, reflect, rest. Build a campfire, wear the same clothes for three days and smell like smoke.


Enjoy fresh air and get exercise while enjoying the beauty of God's creation. Discover and learn with your kids.

A map of the hiking trails is available for download.

The public may hike through the Lake Heron property without a campsite reservation Monday through Thursday. Please request permission to hike by filling out this online form. If you want to hike on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, reserve a tent site for the day you want to visit, or if you want to swim, fish, picnic, etc.
If you did not make a reservation, please do not drive in; park your vehicle at either of the entrance roads, Cree Road or Erie Road.
Note that public access is restricted during bear, turkey, and deer hunting seasons.


The typical bass is 12-15 inches. Many of the bluegills are enormous, and are a delicious pan fish. Catfish were stocked in 2004 and are still growing. Fishing is catch and release, except for the bluegills, although fish may be purchased.

We are licensed as a "Fee Fishing Lake", so no fishing license is required.


Rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and peddle boats are available for rent by the day or week. You may also bring your own boats, paying a launch fee.


Three swimming areas with docks. Swimming beaches are covered with fine limestone gravel.


Hunting is available at Lake Heron by special lease.



Local stores

  • Whispering Pines Fruit Farm - sells groceries, produce, baked goods. Rt. 104, approx. 11 miles from Liverpool. 1652 Martin Brothers Rd, Mt Pleasant Mills.
  • Weaver's Farm Market - sells home grown produce, flowers, and baked good. Rt. 11 north 3 miles.
  • Aline Wood Shop - handmade wooden toys, birdhouses, feeders. Rt. 104, turn L. at Fuller's Store.
  • Chris's Original Pizza - at the South end of Liverpool on Rt. 11, 1394 Susquehanna Trl.
  • Lowe's Restaurant - at the South end of Liverpool on Rt. 11, 1412 Susquehanna Trl.
  • Susquehanna Soft Serve - ice cream. at the South end of Liverpool on Rt. 11.
  • Sunoco Station / Subway - Rt 11 just North of Liverpool, 700 Susquehanna Trl.
  • Family Dollar - general store on Rt. 11 just North of Liverpool, next to the Sunoco Station.
  • Grumpy's Bookstore

Nearby churches

  • Liverpool United Methodist Church, Market Street, Liverpool, on square
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, N. Front Street, Liverpool.
  • Bible Baptist (Independent), Liverpool, Rt 11 north 2 mi, then 1.5 mi. on Rt. 104.
  • Blessed Hope Bible Church, Liverpool, Rt. 11 south 2 mi, then 2 mi. on Rt. 34
  • New Buffalo Christian & Missionary Alliance, Rt. 11 south 10 miles, on right.
  • St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Duncannon, Rt. 11 south 15 miles, on 901 N. High St .
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Get some local flavor by checking out events in the area.

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