Parker Dam State Park

Cabin at Parker Dam State Park, PA

Four seasons of adventure await you at Parker Dam State Park. Parker Dam is approximately nine miles from Interstate 80's Exit 111. Take a walk on the wild side by hiking one of the park's 17 miles of trails or go for a longer excursion on the 73-mile Quehanna Trail. Swim in the cool waters of Parker Lake or just relax on the beach. See the flaming foliage as you come in search of the elusive Pennsylvania elk herd. Start your cross-country skiing or ice fishing seasons here. Visit in the early spring and participate in a maple sugaring operation. Enjoy learning about nature at one of the environmental education programs. Vacation in one of the park's rustic cabins any time of year, or sleep out under the stars in the modern campground. Some sites are pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave Rover or Fluffy behind. However you plan it, visit this wonderful park in the Pennsylvania Wilds that has a little bit of everything. For reservations and information call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit PA State Parks. 

S.B. Elliott State Park

Cabin at SB Elliot State Park, PA

If you want a park where the pace of nature is the pace of life, visit historic S.B. Elliott State Park. Conveniently located off of Exit 111 on Interstate 80, this central gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds is a place where visitors can stretch their legs or stay for awhile in one of 25 campsites or six rustic cabins. Home to one of the state's National Historic Sites for Civilian Conservation Corps architecture, the park gives visitors a chance to step back in time. Break out your GPS unit and take a self-guided historic geo-tour. Learn the history of reforestation efforts at the Dague Nursery located by the park entrance. S.B. Elliott State Park is a hub for the extensive snowmobile opportunities in the area. Swinging by during the summer? For an extra treat, plan your trip around High Country Festival in July. For reservations and information call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visit PA State Parks.

Moshannon State Forest

Canoeing at Moshannon State Forest, PA

The Moshannon State Forest contains some 187,000 acres and 200 miles of forest roads throughout northern Clearfield, Cameron and Elk counties. The Moshannon State Forest offers a wide variety of recreation such as primitive camping, nature viewing, fishing, hunting, geocaching, mountain biking, sightseeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities. The Quehanna Wild Area is shared between the Moshannon and the Elk state forests and offers nearly 50,000 acres of peace and solitude. The area is an important bird and mammal area as designated by the respective nature societies. Glimpses of elk are often possible if visitors show up at dawn and/or dusk. For more information visit PA State Parks.

The Quehanna Trail

Panther Rocks along Quehanna Trail, PA

The Quehanna Trail is in the Moshannon and Elk State Forests. The Trail passes through some of the most wild and beautiful country Pennsylvania has to offer. The main orange blazed trail begins on the western end at Parker Dam State Park. From Parker Dam the trail goes east into the Quehanna Wild Area toward Karthaus and Piper, then north toward Sinnemahoning and finally west through the Marion Brooks Natural Area back to Parker Dam. There are two blue blazed cross-connector trails and numerous blue blazed side trails that add another 30 miles of trails so that the casual or avid hiker may spend a few hours or a few days enjoying the beauty of the Quehanna Wild Area. These additional 30 miles of blue blazed trails helps hikers to fashion shorter circuit hikes and enjoy many beautiful sights off the main orange trail.

Rock Run Recreation Map

Covering more than 6,000 acres, the Rock Run Recreation Area provides a nearly endless network of trails for 4-wheelers and dirt bikes.

Winding through a diverse topography of timbered ravines, open grasslands, pine groves and scenic expanses overlooking the mountains of The Alleghenies, the trails of Rock Run are designed for riders of all levels. From leisurely family rides along rolling green trails, to more advanced black diamond trails, Rock Run gives riders a chance to match their skills to the terrain of the region.

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Parks

Company Address Phone City
Bald Eagle State Park 149 Main Park Road 888-PA-PARKS Howard
Black Moshannon State Park 4216 Beaver Road 888-PA-PARKS Philipsburg
Curwensville Lake Route 453 South 1-800-326-9051 Curwensville
Parker Dam State Park 28 Fairview Road 888-PA-PARKS Penfield
Prince Gallitzin State Park 966 Marina Road 888-PA-PARKS Patton
S.B. Elliott State Park Penfield 888-PA-PARKS Penfield
Rock Run Recreation Area 1228 St Lawrence Rd 800-458-3433 Patton
Mountz Memorial Park and Janesville Dam phone N/A Smithmill
Irvin Park Susquehanna Avenue 814-236-1840 Curwensville
Lawrence Township Recreational Park Fire Tower Road off of SR 153 814-765-4551 Clearfield
Upper Whitmer Park Front Street 814-765-7817 Clearfield
Lower Whitmer Park Front Street 814-765-7817 Clearfield
DuBois Memorial Park Liberty Boulevard 814-371-2000 DuBois
Spider Lake Park Sandy Township 814-371-4220 DuBois