Raccoon Creek State Park
Open: Open from the second Friday in April to mid-October.
Number of Sites: 172
Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park’s beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake.
Camping: modern sites, some with electric
The 172 modern tent and trailer campsites are open from the second Friday in April to mid-October. Rustic sites are available from mid-October to mid-April. Access is not guaranteed during severe winter storms. The wooded campground offers a selection of secluded or adjoining sites, a playground, five central washhouses with hot showers and a sanitary dump station. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.
Backpacking: 19.5 miles
There are five Adirondack shelters and tenting sites in each of the Pioneer and Sioux backpacking areas. These shelter and tent sites are for backpacking only and can be reserved through the park office. Pets are permitted on designated sites.
Cabins: The ten modern cabins contain a furnished living area, kitchen/dining area, toilet/shower room and two or three-bedrooms. The cabins have electric heat and are available for rent year-round.
Hiking - Trail Biking - Horseback Riding - Picnicking - Swimming - Boating - Fishing - Hunting - Wildlife Watching - Cross-country Skiing - Winter Activities - Organized Group Cabin Camps - Organized Group Tenting - Backpacking - Cabins - Camping
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