Lehighton, PA

According to the  Beltzville State Park – PA DCNR facebook page, The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has reopened the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming effective Friday morning, July 12, 2019. The test results for July 10, 2019 have returned normal bacterial levels.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks, visit the DCNR website


Swimming is currently prohibited at Beltzville Lake.  The lake is located in Lehighton, Pennsylvania and part of Beltzville State Park.

According to their facebook page, routine water testing has returned an elevated coliform count and so swimming is prohibited in Beltzville Lake.   Their day use area remains open.

The park will re-test the water and re-open swimming when bacteria counts fall into acceptable levels.

Information on Beltzville State Park can be found on the DCNR web site.

For more information on the park, please contact beltzvillesp@pa.gov.