Mocanaqua in Northeast Pennsylvania includes areas such as Paradise, The Library, Squirrel Rock , Main Wall, The Boulder Garden, The Coal Bowl, Hawk Rock, The Penitentiary, and all of the sub areas. Newport Township is conducting a study to explore the creation of an Off Highway Vehicle Park on lands that include the Mocanaqua climbing areas. This park could result in a closure of the climbing areas, or otherwise greatly impact the climbing experience.
Climbers interested in the future of Mocanaqua should take the linked survey and sign up to attend the upcoming public meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 11.
More information about the proposed OHV park can be found on the project website: https://www.earthconservancy.org/recreation/newport-twp-ohv-study/