- In southeastern Pennsylvania, Nockamixon is synonymous with boating. Boats may use motors of 10 horsepower or less. Non-powered boats must have one of the following: state park launching permit or state park mooring permit which are available at most state park offices; or current Pennsylvania boat registration. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Boats registered in other states must display a Pennsylvania state park launch permit or mooring permit in addition to their current registration.
Four public launching areas are provided on the lake. The Marina and Tohickon launch ramps are popular with the sailboat, catamaran and windsurfing enthusiasts. Three Mile Run and Haycock launch facilities are favored for power boats, canoes and inflatable watercraft. Launching facilities are open 24 hours a day.
In addition to having the largest launch ramp in the park, the Marina contains docking facilities for 576 boats up to 24 feet in length. There is also a 76-space dry storage for boats on trailers. Because of the tremendous demand for marina space, a waiting list is maintained at the park office for seasonal slips or dry storage spaces. Marina slips may be rented on a short term basis during the absence of the regular occupant. Contact the marina office or park office for additional information and applicable rates.
A boat rental concession has canoes, motorboats, rowboats, sailboats, paddleboats and pontoon boats during the summer season. Call directly to the boat rental for applicable rates and regulations.
Anglers will be able to test their skills against an assortment of warm water species including walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, smallmouth and largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids, channel catfish, carp and various types of panfish. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. The fishing pier located at the midpoint of the lake is especially convenient for people with disabilities. Fishing is prohibited in the marina and boat rental areas.
Nockamixon State Park is along PA 563, just off of PA 313, five miles east of Quakertown and nine miles west of Doylestown. The main entrances are along PA 563 and can be reached from PA 309 and PA 313, or from the north on PA 412.