For being one of Pennsylvania's smaller state parks at 3000 acres, Promised Land still offers a wide range of activities, including camping, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. The aspiring botanist can admire forests of beech, oak, maple and hemlock trees. Two lakes and several small streams contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the park.
Promised Land State Park is a 3,000-acre park surrounded by state forest land—creating a total of 11,000 acres of preserved wilderness. The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including one of eastern Pennsylvania’s bigger populations of black bear.
There are numerous housekeeping cabin resorts along Route 390, and camping is available in the park. There are environmental programs for children during summer. One primitive campground stays open year-round for cross-country skiers who can’t bear to go home at the end of the day.