Moraine State Park is 16,725 acres, with 1,750 square feet of beach, 71 miles of trails and 42 miles of shoreline. What can you do with all of that space? Hike 38 miles. Ride your horse for 20 miles. Bike seven miles. Mountain bike for six miles. Snowmobile for 26 miles. Have a picnic at one of the park’s 705 picnic tables. Keep your boat on the lake with 542 marina slips and 395 mooring spaces. Each year, over two million boaters, hikers, bikers and swimmers visit Moraine.
The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Park information, launch permits, cabin information and assistance can be obtained at the park office near the entrance to the South Shore. The office is open year-round, Monday through Friday, 8 AM-4 PM, and weekends during the summer.
Biking: A 7-mile paved bike path curves into a forest at Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania.The paved bicycle trail winds near the shoreline between Davis Hollow and the Bike Rental Building in the northwest corner of the park. The trail can be accessed at many places in the Lakeview Beach and Watts Bay Marina areas. This trail is not a loop. The trail has several grades and curves.
Cross-country Skiing: Pleasant Valley and Sunken Garden trails are groomed when snow conditions permit. The trails are blazed with yellow and pink and are suitable for all skill levels.
Disc Golfing: An 18-hole disc golf course is in the Lakeview Day Use Area.This par 66 championship level course has spectacular views and scenery while challenging disc golfers with a strenuous but rewarding workout. The course was used as part of the 2015 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships! www.visitbutlercounty.com/attractions/lakeview-disc-golf-course
Hiking: There are 28 miles of trails. The hiking trails of Moraine State Park wander through forests and grassy areas, along lake edges and past wetlands. For your safety and to protect the resource, please stay on the trails. For the safety of all park visitors, please keep dogs leashed and under physical control at all times. Glacier Ridge Trail is a part of The North Country Scenic Trail.
Mountain Biking: A 6-mile loop trail for mountain bikes is on the North Shore. Trailheads are located off of Mt. Union Road and Alexander Ridge Road. This technical trail is for experienced off-road riders in good physical condition who have equipment for off-road riding. It was named one of the most technical mountain bike trails in the world!
Snowshoeing: Snowshoeing is recommended at Jennings Environmental Education Center since cross-country ski trails are not groomed. However, snowshoeing is permitted at Moraine on designated hiking trails. Hikers must stay off to the side of groomed trails so as to not break up the set track.
Boating, Kayaking, Sailing: Up to 20 hp motors are permitted. The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur has 10 public boat launches. Sailing conditions are ideal, and races, regattas and sailing instruction classes are held throughout the summer. Boating is prohibited in the Game Propagation area and near the dam. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Ice Fishing: Common species caught are largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch and northern pike. Conditions permitting, ice fishing is permitted in the Game Propagation Area from January 1 through March 15. Ice thickness is not monitored.
Ice Skating: The cove by the Pleasant Valley Day Use Area is popular for ice skating. Ice thickness is not monitored.
Iceboating: Iceboats must display a state park launch permit. Ice thickness in not monitored.
Stand Up Paddleboarding: SurfSUP Adventures provides standup paddleboarding lessons, guiding, eco-tours, board rentals, and sales. Standup paddleboarding, also known as “SUP,” is a beginner and family friendly pursuit and one of the best ways to experience Pennsylvania’s beautiful waterways. Gliding over the water on an SUP board is a must for your bucket-list and an adventure you will never forget! You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and can look forward to sharing the experience with SurfSUP Adventures’ expert guides and instructors. Learn more and schedule your adventure at www.surfsupadventures.com or call 724-989-7259.
Swimming: Swimming is permitted at two beaches along the shore of Lake Arthur. The Pleasant Valley Beach on the South Shore is a 1,200-foot turf and sand beach and has a paved path into the water. A sand volleyball court and playground are on the west side of the beach. Lakeview Beach on the North Shore is a 550-foot sand beach. The beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted. The regular hours are sunrise to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Showers, changing facilities and snack bars are available at both beaches. To keep these areas clean and safe, pets are prohibited in the beach areas.
Windsurfing: Barber Point, near Lakeview Beach, is popular for windsurfing due to stronger winds and sparse boat traffic. A state park launching permit is required for wind surfboards. All boating regulations apply to wind surfboards.