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County of Berks Park Rules & Regulations
  • Any group event, or gathering of twenty-five (25) or more persons must make application for and secure a permit, and pay any fees for said permit, to the Park Office at least two weeks before the gathering. For more information click on "Park Reservation Information" or call (610)372-8939. 
  • Parking Areas shall be used by Park Visitors ONLY. If your car is in the park, you need to be in the park.
    BERKS COUNTY PARK HOURS
    January 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    February 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    March 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    May 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    August 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    September
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    October
    8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    November
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    December
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    If you leave, your car leaves as well.
  • Pets are NOT allowed in any park area except Antietam Lake. (Seeing-eye dogs & helper animals are permitted.)
  • NO swimming, bathing, or wading.
  • NO target practice or discharging of weapons.
  • NO use of metal detectors.
  • NO littering.
  • NO alcoholic beverages and/or any substance prohibited under the PA Drug & Alcohol Abuse Control Act - possession or consumption.
  • NO removing (damaging, tampering) any park property.
  • NO vehicles are permitted EXCEPT on designated roadways and parking areas.
  • NO off the road vehicles of any kind (ie. mini bikes, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, etc.
  • NO camping.
  • NO repairing and/or painting of private vehicles.
  • NO hunting or trapping.
  • NO horses or horseback riding except at Antietam Lake. 
  • NO flying of model powered planes or rockets.
  • NO posting of signs, peddling or soliciting business.
  • NO disorderly conduct.
  • NO interfering with, using profanity towards, refusing to obey any lawful command of employees of the Department who are performing their official duties within the Park System.

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