Cameron County

The scenic 75-mile Bucktail Trail travels through Cameron County.  This winding trail named after the famous Civil War-era Bucktail Regimen, meanders along the West Branch of the Susquehanna.  While on this beautiful driving tour, there are many stops and side trips along the way.  Three State Parks, Bucktail, Sizerville and Sinnemahoning are located in the county which all offer outstanding scenery, miles of trails and waterways and endless outdoor recreation.  Bring your camera and binoculars, as Cameron County is the home of numerous wildlife species, including Pennsylvania’s Elk Herd and Bald Eagle.  Fishing and Hunting are prime outdoor activities and Geocaching is plentiful.

  • Brooks Run Fire Tower

    Found along Bucktail Path in Elk State Forest in Cameron County overlooking Sinnemahoning State Park. The fire tower is not open to the public, but a great sight to see! Originally built in 1921 and called Grove Mountain Run Fire Tower was moved on June 19, 1940 to the Brooks Run site, which is a considerably higher elevation. The 60-foot...
  • Bucktail Monument

    This monument pays tribute to the soldiers of the 42nd Infantry who fought in the Civil War, known as the Bucktails.
  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area

    This 16,433-acre natural area is actually a 75-mile scenic drive. The park provides a beautiful scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo to Lock Haven. All along the road are unspoiled forest lands, beautiful hills and deep valleys.

    Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole and Chuck...
  • Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic

    Each April hundreds of paddlers brave the cold waters of the Driftwood branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek. Some Class One white water and whirlpools. April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center

    More than 65 artists sell their wares inside this artisan center found along the PA Wilds Artisan Trail. Take Route 120 from Ridgway or Lock Haven and you will find Emporium in the center! All the products are one of a kind hand made by the artist. Whether looking for an inexpensive gift like homemade soap or one of a kind paintings by artist John...
  • Cameron County Courthouse

    Built July 4, 1890. Original court room still has seats used by the Bucktailers at their reunion, alongside the rare "unblindfolded" Lady Justice who sees all.
  • Cameron County Historical Society & The Little Museum

    One of PA's top 10 seasonal museums. Over 15,000 items including tools and photos from lumbering and dynamite industries, personal effects from Tom Mix and General Joseph McNarney.
  • Elk Scenic Drive

    127-mile route through the region, with distinctive signage. Twenty-three viewing sites along the Elk Scenic Drive are being established to promote safe and easy visitation and distribute travelers across the region. The sites provide parking and alternatives to viewing elk and other wildlife along the area’s highways. Each site has been chosen...
  • Emporium, Cameron County

    Emporium, the county seat, is a borough in Cameron County, 100 miles west-northwest of Williamsport. Early in the twentieth century, it had large powder plants and manufactories of radio tubes, incandescent lamps, paving brick, flour, iron, lumber, sole leather, etc. Take a ride through the remote Pennsylvania Wilds along the scenic 75-mile...
  • Fred Woods Trail

    Located in Elk State Forest, you'll see unique rock formations and breathtaking views from vistas including Mason Hill Overlook, known as "top of the world" by locals. People bothered by tight spaces should be wary of the Rock Loop. Wear your hiking shoes -- portions of the trail are rocky. Parking available. 4.57 miles long and marked in yellow...
  • Hicks Run Viewing Area

    Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area is the premier elk viewing area in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This covered, handicap accessible viewing blind provides incredible views and fantastic photo opportunities for elk and other wildlife.

    From Benezette travel east 8.6 miles on PA 555 to Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area on the north (left)...
  • Keystone Predator Outfitters

    Guided musky and pike fly fishing northern PA with “2014 Musky Flyrod World Champion” Todd Deluccia ½ & full day trips, all gear provided.
  • Lakeview Store LLC

    Located by the George Stevenson Dam dock at Sinnemahoning State Park. Open April first through hunting season. Three fully furnished cabins, two primitive cabins and seven RV spots with electric hookups. Camping store, dump station, water, propane and gas station.
  • Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania

    Paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Search for traces of logging ghost towns. Watch an osprey plunge into the Allegheny River and emerge with a fish. Follow the route of a logging railroad as you bike the trail into the Pine Creek Gorge. In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly two million acres of public lands give both wildlife and...
  • Quehanna Wild Area

    Nearly 50,000 acres, the Quehanna Wild Area covers parts of Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties. This protected wildlife area has been named an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society and home to several species of birds and other animals including elk, deer coyotes.

    Hiking and biking are popular activities on the Quehanna...
  • Sinnemahoning State Park

    Located at the first fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek, this park offers a picturesque view of surrounding peaks and deep valleys. The habitat supports the Bald Eagle, black bear, white-tailed deer and elk. Interpretive boat rides on George B. Stevenson Reservoir are available during the summer. The 35-site campground is open from April to December....
  • Sizerville State Park

    23 RV and tent sites . Most sites have electricity. Flush toilets, showers and sanitary dump station available. Five walk-in tent sites offer a secluded streamside setting. This 390 acre park is surrounded by nearly a half-million acres of state forest. Picnic tables and pavilions, swimming and wading pools. Easy to challenging hiking...
  • Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park

    The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning was appropriately named after the numerous opportunities to watch wildlife within the park including bear, eagles, otters, deer, and elk. Inside houses offices, a classroom and a gallery of state of the art interpretive/interactive exhibits.

    The Park Office and Wildlife Center received the PA Wilds' 2014...

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