The park offers large and small picnic areas...many of them include charcoal grills and for a fee, you can reserve one of the covered pavilions. The picnic areas are free to use unless you want to reserve a picnic pavilion. For the best picnic spots...you will want to arrive at the park early in the day
There are licensed and trained lifeguards on duty and the pool area is extremely crowded on the weekends. We suggest trying to visit during the less-busy weekdays.
Nearby the swimming pool area you will find bath houses that include hot & cold showers, lockers for your belongings, running water restrooms, a concession stand and a first-aid station. The concession stand (snack bar) offers decent but overly-priced hot & cold foods and beverages. In my honest opinion, you are better off packing a picnic style lunch and just enjoying that there.
If you enjoy fishing...Holman Lake is stocked several times a year with large mouth bass, catfish, rainbow trout, sunfish and more! Fishing is open year-round and you can fish from your boat or from the lake's bank. No swimming is permitted in Holman Lake.
Little Buffalo State Park offers 8 miles of established hiking trails. Trails range from easy walking to moderate hiking. The trails are marked and there is a map so you can decide which trail is best for you.
Little Buffalo State Park is located at 1579 State Park Road in Newport Pennsylvania. It's a really nice drive from most areas in the state and parking is free. Throughout the year they host various educational events and you can find a complete schedule on their web site.
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