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 Day Pass 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 half-day or full day. You may also bring your own boats (no gas engines allowed).


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



red-capped mushroom


red-capped mushroom


  • Grumpy's Bookstore.
    2.6 miles. 413 N Front St, Liverpool.
  • Old Trail Tavern - menu items are prepared from scratch and feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
    2.6 miles. 120 Old Trail Rd, Liverpool.
  • Shine Coffee Co - coffee and breakfast/lunch sandwiches.
    2.7 miles. 204 N Front St, Liverpool.
  • Subway - sandwiches and salads; open 24/7.
    3.2 miles. 1106 Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool
  • Dollar General - general store on Rt. 11 just South of Liverpool.
    3.2 miles. 1352 Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool.
  • Family Dollar - general store on Rt. 11 just North of Liverpool.
    3.3 miles. 1080 Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool.
  • Susquehanna Soft Serve - ice cream, shakes, and more.
    3.5 miles. 1430 Susquehanna Trail, Liverpool
  • Liverpool Diner - family restaurant serving home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    3.8 miles. 1412 Susquehanna Trl, Liverpool.
  • Chris's Original Pizza - pizza, stromboli, subs, and more.
    3.8 miles. 1394 Susquehanna Trl, Liverpool.
  • Aline Country Store (grocery, deli, hand-dipped ice cream)
    8.1 miles. 4959 PA-104, Mt Pleasant Mills.
  • Cruiser's Cafe .
    11.6 miles. 8448 PA-104, Mt Pleasant Mills
  • Weaver's Farm Market - home grown produce, flowers, and baked good.
    6.9 miles. 8160 Susquehanna Trail, Port Trevorton
  • Whispering Pines Fruit Farm - sells groceries, produce, baked goods.
    11.7 miles. 76 Orchard Hill Rd, Mt Pleasant Mills.
  • Stitch In Time Antique and Gift Mall .
    11.9 miles. 43 N Market St, Millerstown
  • Butcher's Farm Market .
    15.5 miles. 590 North 4th St, Newport
red-capped mushroom


red-capped mushroom


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