Frances Slocum State Park


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Frances Slocum State Park


Location:10 miles from Wilkes-Barre off PA 309.
Facilities:100 class A campsites (some with electricity), group tent camp, showers, flush toilets, picnic areas, picnic pavilions, hiking trails (9 miles), snowmobile trails (7 miles), fishing pier (é), swimming pool, boat rentals, boat launch, mooring.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding, tobogganing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is named for Frances Slocum, a young Quaker girl who was kidnapped by a Lenni Lenape raiding party in 1778. She spent the rest of her life with the tribe, married twice, and had four children. She died in New Reserve, Indiana, in 1847 at the age of 74. Near Peru, Indiana, there is a state recreation area named for her (see Mississinewa Lake entry in Indiana State Parks section).
Address:565 Mount Olivet Rd
Wyoming, PA 18644

Phone:570-696-3525
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/francesslocum.aspx
Size: 1,035 acres.

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He later worked as a manager trainee and interim manager at Lackawanna State Park, Lackawanna County, as well as interim manager at Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County.
Baker, former assistant manager of the Hickory Run State Park Complex, has been named manager at Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County.
Having overseen a park complex in the northeastern section of the state that is heavily visited and increasingly popular, Kristian brings to Frances Slocum State Park a wealth of public relations skills," said DCNR's Bureau of State Parks Director Roger Fickes.
Madl, former manager at Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County, has been named manager of three state parks forming the Hickory Run State Park Complex in Luzerne and Carbon counties.