Blue Knob State Park
Open: Open from mid Apr through late Oct
Number of Sites: 50
Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.
Camping: modern sites, some with electric
The 50 tent and trailer sites are open from the second Friday in April to the third Sunday in October. Sites are in open fields and wooded areas. Most sites have electric hookups. Two sites are walk-in only. Water, a sanitary dump station, modern restrooms and playground equipment are available. A campground host is usually in attendance during peak activity days. Pets are permitted on designated
Hiking - Trail Biking - Horseback Riding - Picnicking - Swimming - Fishing - Hunting - Wildlife Watching - Cross-country Skiing - Snowmobiling - Downhill Skiing - Organized Group Cabin Camps - Backpacking - Cabins - Camping
The park is open sunrise to sunset. Some facilities close at the end of the summer season, but other areas are open year-round.
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