June 4th, 2017

Plan a trip to Gouldsboro State Park in Pennsylvania with your Mini-T Campervan, and you'll find yourself in a location with plenty to do in the area! Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, this park offers a serene retreat with a touch of adventure, making it an ideal destination for camping and exploring. Let's delve into what makes Gouldsboro State Park a must-visit, its rich history, and the many activities you can enjoy, including nearby attractions and notable towns.

Photo of lake

A Glimpse into Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park spans over 2,800 acres of natural beauty, featuring forests, wetlands, and a picturesque lake. Established in 1958, the park was named after Jay Gould, a 19th-century railroad developer who played a significant role in the area's development. Today, it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful escape.

Photo of beaver's dam

Activities to Enjoy

Whether you're an avid hiker, an angler, or just someone looking to relax in nature, Gouldsboro State Park has something for everyone:

Hiking Trails: The park boasts several well-maintained trails suitable for all levels. The Gouldsboro Lake Trail is a favorite, offering a 2.2-mile loop around the lake with stunning water views and abundant wildlife. For a more challenging hike, try the Prospect Rock Trail, which rewards you with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains.

Photo of hiking through the woods

Fishing and Boating: Gouldsboro Lake is a prime spot for fishing, home to species like bass, pickerel, and panfish. Bring your fishing gear and enjoy a day on the water. The lake also welcomes kayaks and canoes, allowing for a tranquil paddle amidst scenic surroundings.

Picnicking and Swimming: The park has designated picnic areas equipped with tables and grills, perfect for a family outing. During the warmer months, the beach area at Gouldsboro Lake is a great spot to swim and soak up the sun.

Wildlife Watching: The diverse habitats in the park make it a great place for birdwatching and spotting local wildlife. Keep an eye out for deer, foxes, and various bird species as you explore.

Nearby Attractions and Notable Towns

After exploring the park, consider visiting some nearby attractions and charming towns:

Tobyhanna State Park: Just a short drive away, this park offers additional hiking trails and a beautiful lake, adding more variety to your outdoor adventure.


Scranton: Known as the Electric City, Scranton is rich in history and culture. Visit the Steamtown National Historic Site to learn about the region's railroad history or explore the Electric City Trolley Museum.


Stroudsburg: This charming town is the gateway to the Poconos and offers a vibrant arts scene, unique shops, and excellent dining options. Don’t miss the Sherman Theater for live performances.


Jim Thorpe: Often referred to as the "Switzerland of America," this town is famous for its Victorian architecture, scenic train rides, and outdoor activities like whitewater rafting and biking.


The Mini-T Campervan Advantage

Traveling in a Mini-T Campervan offers unmatched flexibility and convenience. Its compact size makes it easy to navigate winding mountain roads and find parking in nearby cities and communities while exploring, and its efficiency (24-28 MPG) ensures you can travel farther on less fuel. Plus, with the comfort of a mini home on wheels, you can enjoy all the modern amenities after a day of outdoor fun.

In your Mini-T Campervan, you'll find it easy to set up camp and explore at your own pace, making every trip to Gouldsboro State Park a memorable adventure. Whether you’re there for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, the combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and nearby attractions ensures a fantastic experience.

Happy Travels!

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