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14 of 15 Types of Pennsylvania Recreational Facilities--State Parks
Ivan Gillis
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Pennsylvania State Parks

Park name

Stream(s) and / or lake(s)



Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny River

Three alluvial islands near Pittsburgh with no facilities, and accessible only by boat

A large body of water between two tree-lined shores, with a bridge in the background.

Archbald Pothole State Park


One of world's largest potholes, 38 ft (12 m) deep, largest diameter 42 feet (13 m) by 24 feet (7 m)

A platform with a fence around it above a deep rocky hole

Bald Eagle State Park

Bald Eagle Creek, Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir

1,730 acre (700 ha) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir named for Medal of Honor recipient

An uncut field with trees at right and a long mountain range in the distant background

Beltzville State Park

Pohopoco Creek, Beltzville Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake is 949 acres (384 ha) with 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of shoreline.

An aerial view of a large dam and lake surrounded by forest with low mountains in the background

Bendigo State Park

East Branch Clarion River

Only 20 acres (8.1 ha) developed, name a corruption of Abednego

A smooth creek flows between two banks covered with lush vegetation

Benjamin Rush State Park


Site of one of the world's largest community gardens, otherwise undeveloped

Mounds of soil with young plants and stakes in a fenced-in garden

Big Pocono State Park


On Camelback Mountain, site of Camelback Ski Area and Waterpark

View from a high vantage point of a mountainous landscape beneath a party cloudy sky, there are twisted small trees in the foreground

Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Big Spring Run

Park has trail to partially completed railroad tunnel in Conococheague Mountain.

Three rustic picnic shelters in a forest

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon Creek, Black Moshannon Lake

Park has bog with three carnivorous plant species and 17 orchid varieties.[f][g]

The shore of a lake lined with brown bog plants, dark water is at right. The lake is surrounded by evergreen trees and is under a bright blue sky.

Blue Knob State Park


This former Recreation Demonstration Area on the state's second highest mountain has Blue Knob All Seasons Resort (skiing).

View of a distant tree-covered mountain with fields and forests in the foreground

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

Unnamed tributary of Fishing Creek

On Blue Mountain, one of three Conservation Areas, named for donor Alex Boyd

A meadow under a partly coudy sky with a tree-covered ridge in the background

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Buck Run

Stone pyramid marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States.

A fieldstone pyramid surrounded by a fence with pine trees in the background

Bucktail State Park Natural Area

Sinnemahoning CreekWest Branch Susquehanna River

Park, named for the Bucktail Regiment, is a 75-mile (121 km) undeveloped scenic drive on PA 120.

A river curves between two forested mountains under a bright blue sky with a few clouds

Caledonia State Park

Rocky Mountain Creek, Carbaugh Run, East Branch Conococheague Creek

Park, named for Thaddeus Stevensiron furnace, is home to summer stock Totem Pole Playhouse.

A fieldstone iron furnace with a metal plaque reading "Caledonia Furnace, erected 1837 by Thaddeus Stevens" and more text too small to read. There are trees in the background

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek (tributary of Raystown Branch Juniata River), Canoe Creek Lake

Home of largest nursery colony of little brown bats in the state.

A row of six large stone structures with arched openings, leafless trees are in the background.

Chapman State Park

Farnsworth Run, West Branch Tionesta Creek, Chapman Lake

Trailhead for trail system in surrounding Allegheny National Forest

Water from a forest-surrounded lake spills over a stairstep dam

Cherry Springs State Park


Park known for some of the clearest, darkest night skies in the state and eastern US.[f][g]

Two white observatory domes in a snow-covered field, wooden stairs are beside one dome and a cabin and trees are in the background

Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek, Clarion River

Start of popular canoe trip on 10 miles (6 km) of Clarion River to Cook Forest State Park[g]

A snow-covered log cabin with a porch supported by stone pillars

Codorus State Park

Codorus Creek, Lake Marburg

Man-made lake is 1,275 acres (516 ha), named for former village of Marburg now flooded by it.

One blue and two yellow kayaks on the shore of a lake, which reflects surrounding pine trees

Colonel Denning State Park

Doubling Gap Creek, Doubling Gap Lake

Park named for William Denning, an American Revolutionary War veteran who was never a colonel.

Trees in autumn colors reflected in a smooth lake

Colton Point State Park

Pine Creek

On west rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, 800 feet (244 m) deep here[d][f][g]

An overlook with a fence, two coin-operated telescopes, and a large tree at left, with a tree-covered gorge in the background

Cook Forest State Park

Toms Run, Clarion River

National Natural Landmark, one of America's top-50 state parks (National Geographic Traveler)[d][f][g]

Several large trees stand on the bank of a rock-strewn creek

Cowans Gap State Park

Little Aughwick Creek, Cowans Gap Lake

Site of French and Indian War road, pioneer homestead, lumbering, and CCC camp[g]

Snow covers a simple wooden footbridge which crosses a stream in a forest

Delaware Canal State Park

Delaware River

Park runs 60 miles (97 km) along Delaware Canal, the only 19th century U.S. towpathcanal left continuously intact.[f][g]

A narrow stone-lined canal lock filled with water surrounded by grass. In the background a path follows the canal at left and a modern bridge crosses it.

Denton Hill State Park


Site of Ski Denton resort, also open for summer mountain biking

A snowy ski slope with several skiers on it and bare trees in the background

Elk State Park

East Branch Clarion RiverEast Branch Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake is 1,160 acres (470 ha).

A large lake between two hilly shores, seen through trees in the foreground

Erie Bluffs State Park

Lake Erie

Park has 1.0 mile (0.6 km) of lake coastline and bluffs 90 feet (27 m) tall, and is being developed.

A stream spills over layered rock on a lake shore covered with small flat rocks

Evansburg State Park

Skippack Creek

Park has 18 hole Skippack Golf Course and many outdoor recreational opportunities.[g]

A path through several green trees in dappled sunlight

Fort Washington State Park

Wissahickon Creek

George Washington camped here in the American Revolutionary War's Philadelphia campaign.

A stream curves between two banks lined with bare trees

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow Run

Trailhead for the trail system of the surrounding Tuscarora State Forest

A stream flows in front of a bank with many trees and a picnic table

Frances Slocum State Park

Abrahams Creek, Frances Slocum Lake

Park named for a girl kidnapped by the Lenape who lived the rest of her life with the Miami in Indiana.

A lake covered with green algae and bright brown bog plants, a forested shore is in the background

French Creek State Park

French Creek

Former Recreation Demonstration Area, adjacent to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site[f][g]

A flock of Canadian geese flying in front of a yellow sailboat with a yellow and white sail on a blue lake

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Beaver Creek (tributary of Conewago Creek), Pinchot Lake

Gifford Pinchot was a Pennsylvania governor, conservationist, and first US Forest Service Chief.

A gravel path runs across grass dotted with trees

Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro Lake

Park named for village named for Jay Gould, next to Tobyhanna Army Depot.

A sunny lake with an island and shore covered in autumnal foliage under a blue sky with some clouds

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Standing Stone Creek, Greenwood Lake

Includes ghost town of Greenwood, former ironworks and charcoal hearths[f][g]

A large stone iron furnace with openings on each of the two sides visible

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run, Lehigh River, Sand Spring Lake

Former Recreation Demonstration Area with a large boulder field that is a National Natural Landmark.[d][f]

 A large field of pink and grey boulders ringed by trees in the far distance. A few tiny human figures give a sense of the immense size of the boulder field.

Hillman State Park

Raccoon Creek

Managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and largely undeveloped

An overgrown field surrounded by bushes and trees under a blue sky

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek, Hills Creek Lake

Land previously used as a pigment mine for the paint industry

Two trees in front of lake with some rushes and water plants in it.

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run

On the site of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S-75-PA

A sunlit dappled scene with many straight tree trunks, grass between, and a few picnic tables

Hyner View State Park


Scenic view of the West Branch Susquehanna River and launching point for hang gliding[f]

A person dangles below a red, yellow and white parasail, in the background is a lush forest with a large river and a tree-covered island.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Bushkill Creek

Park surrounds Jacobsburg National Historic District, where rifles were manufactured during the American Revolution.[g]

An unpainted wooden barn with a shingle roof in the sunlight

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Big Run

Park contains the only publicly protected relict prairie ecosystem in Pennsylvania, 20 acres (8.1 ha).[f]

A field full of different wild plants, some flowering, with a line of trees in the background

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area


On Peters Mountain, one of three Conservation Areas, named for donor Joseph E. Ibberson

A path leads through a green forest

Kettle Creek State Park

Kettle CreekKettle Creek Reservoir

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir is 160 acres (65 ha), park has many recreational facilities built by CCC.

A view from atop a mountain of a blue lake between roling green hills and low mountains under a partly cloudy sky

Keystone State Park

Keystone Run, Keystone Lake

Park is named for the Keystone Coal and Coke Company that once owned the land and created the lake.

About a dozen canoes and small boats on a grassy shore of a lake at left, with a large puddle and a bulletin board and trees at right

Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center

some vernal pools, Kings Gap Hollow Run, Irish Gap Run

Training center for park rangers of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

A flagpole and pine tree in front of a large two story stone building with many windows

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Kinzua Creek

Had 1882 Historic Civil Engineering Landmark railway bridge, once the world's highest and longest, destroyed by a tornado in 2003.[f][g]

A trestle bridge across an autumnal valley at left ends in a drop off at center, with collapsed remnants at right, all under a bright blue sky

Kooser State Park

Kooser Run, Kooser Lake

Site of battles between Native American tribes, part of Whiskey Rebellion [g]

A cross-country skier in red beneath a pine tree covered in a heavy snow

Lackawanna State Park

South Branch Tunkhannock Creek, Lake Lackawanna

On site of a Turn of the Century era community fair

A grey lake under grey skies with snow and ice blocks on its shore and snow covered low mountains in the background

Laurel Hill State Park

Laurel Hill Creek, Laurel Hill Lake

Former Recreation Demonstration Area with the largest CCC architecture collection of any Pennsylvania state park[g]

Two children run across a grassy field to a wooden one-story cabin with a wall of trees behind

Laurel Mountain State Park


Opened in 1939 by Richard K. Mellon and Rolling Rock brewery as one of the state's first ski areas, donated to the state in 1964

A road through a forest leads to a fieldstone building with a chmney and steep roof next to a stop sign

Laurel Ridge State Park

Conemaugh RiverYoughiogheny River and tributaries

The park surrounds the 70 mile (113 km) long Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

A metal sink with running water supported by wooden beams in the foreground, a wooden open shelter with a stone chimney amidst the trees in the background

Laurel Summit State Park


Day use picnic area and trailhead, 2,739 feet (835 m) above sea level

A path leads through flat stones and moss to a green forest with large trees, one of which has a blue trail blaze

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Lehigh River

The Lehigh Gorge Trail follows the river through the park for 26 miles (42 km).

View from above of a curving river in a rocky gorge, several school buses and trucks towing trailers with boats and rafts are parked on a gravel area at left

Leonard Harrison State Park

Pine Creek

On east rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, 800 feet (244 m) deep here[d][f]

A creek in a long deep gorge between green wooded mountains under a partly cloudy sky

Linn Run State Park

Grove, Rock and Linn Runs and Adams Falls

Once a barren wasteland, now a thriving second growth forest with an excellent trout stream[g]

A small body of water surrounded by large rocks, evergreen trees and leaf covered ground

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo Creek, Holman Lake

Park named for the bison that are believed to have once roamed the ridge and valley region of Pennsylvania.[g]

A red-orange sunset and the black silhouette of a line of trees are reflected in a smooth lake

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine Creek

Historians believe a Shawnee village and burial ground were just north of the park.

View from atop a grassy dam of a lake between and reflecting green mountains

Locust Lake State Park

Locust Creek, Locust Lake

In a thriving second growth forest on the side of Locust Mountain

In the foreground a road with three wooden posts, a choppy blue lake behind with one small boat, ringed by green trees and low white clouds beneath a blue sky

Lyman Run State Park

Lyman Run, Lyman Run Lake

Site of a Prisoner of War Camp during World War II

A wooded mountain with bright fall leaves is reflected in a small lake with many plants sticking out of the surface

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek, Marsh Creek Lake

The village of Milford Mills was flooded by the creation of the lake, last Project 70 / 500 park.[g]

A blue lake with small waves, the distant shore is wooded and there is a tree at right

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Sandy Creek, Lake Wilhelm

Park named for Maurice K. Goddard, who led the creation of 45 state parks in 24 years of service.

Trees with red, orange, and yellow leaves reflected in a lake

McCalls Dam State Park

White Deer Creek

In a remote location on a dirt road between
R. B. Winter State Park and Eastville.

A small stream flows through dappled sunlight between grassy banks and trees

McConnells Mill State Park

Slippery Rock Creek

Features a deep scenic gorge with a restored watermill and a covered bridge[d][f][g]

A wooden two-story building atop a stone foundation

Memorial Lake State Park

Indiantown Run, Memorial Lake

Surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap, headquarters of the Pennsylvania National Guard

A bench and a picnic table on a grassy slope with a lake visible through trees in the distance

Milton State Park

West Branch Susquehanna River

On an island in the river, destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and rebuilt

A green soccer field with trees and picnic tables along one edge and a highway bridge behind that

Mont Alto State Park

West Branch Antietam Creek

Pennsylvania's current oldest state park and first State Forest Park, former iron works

A conical green metal roof supported by many black pillars, the whole structure is in the midst of woods

Moraine State Park

Muddy Creek, Lake Arthur

Park served as the location of the 1973 and 1977 National Scout Jamborees.[f]

Three hot air balloons over a lake with a sailboat and forested shore

Mt. Pisgah State Park

Pisgah Creek, Mill Creek, Stephen Foster Lake

Lake named for renowned American composer Stephen Foster.

A grassy lawn with picnic tables, trees and a boat with a curving lakeshore at right

Nescopeck State Park

Nescopeck Creek

One of the newest state parks in Pennsylvania

A fallow field in the foreground, with a line of trees and bushes and a forested ridge behind

Neshaminy State Park

Delaware River

Park, on an estuary, donated by descendant of James Logan, colonial secretary to William Penn

View across a lake to a silhoutted skyline of a major city

Nockamixon State Park

Tohickon CreekLake Nockamixon

Nockamixon means "place of soft soil" in the Lenape language.

A lake with a canoe and forested far shore, a flock of Canadian geese and picnic table are on the grassy near shore

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Wyomissing Creek

Once a forest privately owned by Jacob Nolde

A wooden dock on the shore of a small lake in which autumnal trees are reflected

Norristown Farm Park

Stony Creek

Managed by the Montgomery County Department of Parks

Two wings of a white barn with two silos under a blue sky with cirrus clouds

Ohiopyle State Park

Youghiogheny River and tributaries

One of the most popular white-water rafting destinations on the East Coast[d][f]

Dozens of people wearing yellow life preservers and helmets in several blue inflatable rafts float down a river

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek

Edwin Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the world here in 1859.[f]

A wooden derrick at left on grass, with trees and a mountain ridge in the background

Ole Bull State Park

Ole Bull Run, Kettle Creek

Location of a Norwegian colony established by renowned violinist Ole Bull

A stream flows between several trees with a pyramidal-shaped mountain in the background

Parker Dam State Park

Laurel Run, Parker Lake

A herd of elk lives in and near the park.[g]

A line of trees reflected in a still lake under a cloudy sky

Patterson State Park


Day use picnic area on PA 44, surrounded by Susquehannock State Forest

A green pyramidal roof supported by log pillars over three picnic tables, leafless trees are around it and a road runs behind

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Sassafras Run, Standing Stone Creek

Once a segregated black Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the Great Depression

Water pours over a narrow spillway with a sunlit stone dam structure on either side

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Mountain Creek, Fuller Lake, Laurel Lake

The furnaces at Pine Grove could consume an acre of trees a day.[f][g]

A ruined two-story fieldstone wall with a doorway and window holes surrounded by forest

Poe Paddy State Park

Big Poe Creek, Penns Creek

Noted by anglers for the shadfly hatch that occurs in late spring

A forest with a bench along a stream in the background

Poe Valley State Park

Big Poe Creek, Poe Lake

Built during the Great Depression by the CCC

Several trees with autumnal foliage on the shore of a lake reflecting a forested mountain

Point State Park

AlleghenyMonongahelaOhio rivers

In downtown Pittsburgh at meeting of three rivers, site of Fort Pitt[g]

Red, orange, and yellow leaves on trees in an urban park on the shore of a river, a yellow bridge rises in the background

Presque Isle State Park

Lake Erie

The most visited state park in Pennsylvania, on a peninsula in lake with many beaches[d][f][g]

A small pale yellow metal lighthouse with a red roof on the shore of a lake with a massive white cloud behind

Prince Gallitzin State Park

Beaverdam Run, Glendale Lake

Park named for Demetrius Gallitzin, Russian nobleman turned Roman Catholic priest.

A pontoon boat on a lake with a forested shore

Promised Land State Park

Wallenpaupack Creek, Promised Land Lake, Lower Lake

Name is an ironic commentary created by immigrant residents, once owned by the Shakers.[f][g]

A field of ferns with a green forest behind

Prompton State Park

Lackawaxen River, Prompton Lake

Being developed with the help of Friends of Prompton

A lake with a gravel shore in the foreground and a forested distant shore

Prouty Place State Park

Prouty Run

Day use picnic area on Long Toe Road

A rock-filled narrow stream flows through a forest

Pymatuning State Park

Shenango RiverPymatuning Lake

This is the largest state park in Pennsylvania, with one of the largest lakes.[f]

A marina with several sailboats

R. B. Winter State Park

Halfway Creek, Halfway Lake

Park has first cement and stone dam ever built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[g]

Sunlit water spills over a stone dam in a bright green grassy landscape

Raccoon Creek State Park

Little Traverse Creek, Raccoon Lake

Park was built by the CCC and WPA as one of five National Park Service Recreation Demonstration Areas in state.[f][g]

A waterfall pours through a semicircular hole in a rock ledge

Ralph Stover State Park

Tohickon Creek

High Rocks portion of the park was donated to Pennsylvania by James Michener in 1956.

View from a high rock of water in trees, some bare and some with autumn leaves

Ravensburg State Park

Rauchtown Run

Park named for the ravens that flock near the gorge.[g]

White water spills over a stone dam in a grassy setting with a highway guardrail in the background

Reeds Gap State Park

Honey Creek

Once a gathering place for the locals to hold picnics and listen to travelling evangelists

Two picnic tables, a bench and wooden footbridge in a forest

Ricketts Glen State Park

Kitchen Creek

Known for its many waterfalls, it was slated to become a National Park, but did not due to redirection of funds during World War II.[d][f]

A very tall waterfall in the midst of snow-covered rocks and trees

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek

Adjacent to the John J. Tyler Arboretum[g]

Several streams of water fall over a dam made of large rocks under autumn leaves

Ryerson Station State Park

North Fork of the Dunkard Fork of Wheeling Creek, Ronald J. Duke Lake

52 acre (21 ha) man-made lake, 38 miles (61 km) from next nearest Pennsylvania state park (Hillman)

A small stream in the foreground lined with tangled small trees, in the background is a level are with standing water and fields edged by forest

S. B. Elliott State Park

Stony Run

Park named for Simon B. Elliott, a noted Pennsylvania conservationist and legislator.[g]

Rustic picnic shelters, one stone and one timber, with red, orange and yellow leaves on surrounding trees

Salt Springs State Park

Fall Brook

Park has three waterfalls and its hemlocks are over 500 years old and some of the largest trees in the state.

A curving boardwalk through a forest of massive hemlock trees

Samuel S. Lewis State Park


Park named for its donor, a Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters; now popular for star gazing.

A red bench on a large expanse of brown cut grass, overlooking rolling forested hills and a lake

Sand Bridge State Park

Rapid Run

This is the smallest state park in Pennsylvania, a day use picnic area on PA 192.

A brown wooden sign with yellow letters reading "Sand Bridge State Park Picnic Area Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources" in front of a highway and pale green two story frame house

Shawnee State Park

Lake Shawnee

Rental lodge on an island in the lake

A canoe on a lake surrounded by forest

Shikellamy State Park

West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River

Park overlook is at confluence of West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna Rivermarina added in 1972.

A concrete highway bridge crosses a large river in front of a tall wooded bluff

Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning Creek, George B. Stevenson Reservoir

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir is 142 acres (57 ha), park home to rare elk and bald eagle.

View from a lookout of green tree-covered mountains under a blue sky with white clouds

Sizerville State Park

Cowley Run

Park named for the nearby ghost town of Sizerville.

A rockky stream between two grassy banks with picnic tables, forest in the background

Susquehanna State Park

West Branch Susquehanna River

Park operated by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, home to paddlewheeler Hiawatha.

A red, white and blue paddlewheel boat with a sign "Hiawatha" on a river with a forested mountain behind

Susquehannock State Park

Susquehanna River

Park named for the Susquehannock, whose chief village was nearby.

View of a very wide river lined with bare trees in reddish light under a blue sky streaked with clouds

Swatara State Park

Swatara Creek

Rail trail is on the former Lebanon & Tremont Branch of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, park being developed.[g]

A metal-frame bridge over a broad stream in a forest

Tobyhanna State Park

Tobyhanna Creek, Tobyhanna Lake

Once part of an artillery range for Tobyhanna Army Depot

Red and yellow foliage in the right foreground, with a smooth lake reflecting the distant forest and partly cloudy sky

Trough Creek State Park

Great Trough CreekRaystown Lake

Bald eagles have migrated here naturally since the early 1990s.[f][g]

View from a flat rock across a forest to several wooded mountain peaks

Tuscarora State Park

Locust Creek, Tuscarora Lake

The Tuscarora moved to the area after the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, were later forced out by colonial settlement.

Several rowboats and canoes on the shore of lake with lily pads

Tyler State Park

Neshaminy Creek

Old original stone dwellings in park are fine examples of early farm dwellings of rural Pennsylvania.

View across a field to a large white building and woods

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom Run

A roadside park and picnic area for day use only, on PA 44

A low fieldstone wall next to a tree trunk in a wooded area

Varden Conservation Area

Middle Creek

One of three Conservation Areas, donated by Dr. Mead Shaffer, being developed

A mowed field in the center, an unmowed field at right, woods at left and in the background

Warriors Path State Park

Raystown Branch Juniata River

Park named for the Great Indian Warpath used by the Iroquois in war raids on the Cherokee and other tribes.

A path through a green forest with many shrubs

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Delaware River

Site of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River. Transferred from the Historical and Museum Commission in 2016.[12]

McConkey's Ferry Inn

Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Lake

There was a camp for Boy ScoutsGirl Scouts, and Campfire Girls on the north side of lake from 1928 to 1941.[g]

A metal rowboat chained to a metal pole with a lake behind

White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek

Park was donated by DuPont to preserve "diverse and unique plant and animal species, and the rich cultural heritage of the area".

Two streams with rock strewn banks meet in a wooded area

Worlds End State Park

Loyalsock Creek

A "Must See Park" known for trout fishing, white-water kayaking, camping, and hiking on the Loyalsock Trail.[f][g]

A man in an orange shirt and tan vest fishes in a stream with rapids and large boulders

Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek, Yellow Creek Lake

Crossed by the Kittanning Path, a major east-west Native American trail during the 




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