More State Park Beaches Listed Smoke-Free

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HARRISBURG — More swimming beaches at state parks are going smoke-free.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is adding 16 beaches to the list of no-smoking areas at state parks.

Starting Memorial Day Weekend, there is no smoking at beaches in the following state parks:

  • Bald Eagle, Centre County
  • Beltzville, Carbon County
  • Chapman, Warren County
  • Canoe Creek, Blair County
  • Greenwood Furnace, Huntingdon County
  • Hickory Run, Luzerne County
  • Little Pine, Lycoming County
  • Moraine (Lakeview Beach), Butler County
  • Ole Bull, Potter County
  • Poe Valley, Centre County
  • Prince Gallitzin (Muskrat Beach), Cambria County
  • Pymatuning, (Jamestown Campground and Linesville beaches), Crawford County
  • Promised Land (Main Beach), Pike County
  • Tobyhanna, Monroe County
  • Tuscarora, Schuylkill County

Last year, 12 state parks were listed as smoke-free beaches, including R.B. Winter in Union County, Gouldsboro in Monroe County, Ricketts Glen in Luzerne County, and World’s End in Sullivan County.

Smoking constraints at designated parks eliminate smoking on beaches and swimming areas. For visitors who smoke and still want to use these beaches, designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided, according to DCNR.


  • Jd

    Maybe I read this wrong, but the article says that just the Beaches will be no smoking areas? Fine with me, now how are they going to address the rest of the trash?

  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    They litter it just by being there, then they throw their garbage all over the place on top of it.

  • magicmikexxsm

    More State Park Beaches Listed Smoke-Free…………………………………………………
    Yes even though you pay draconian taxes on the cigs, and state tax threw your pay check you can’t smoke on state land……give me a freaking break you’re outside people will get fresh air.
    Someone should sue the state over this, see where it goes….

    • Ted

      You’re not very bright are you?

      It’s not just the air you morons pollute. It’s that you can’t seem to be bothered to pick up the nasty butts you flick everywhere. You’re a health hazard to yourself and everyone around you, not to mention a fire hazard.

      Grow up, get a healthy vice, and save yourself some money.

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