Parks & Recreation Areas

Parks & Recreation Areas

Come play in our backyard! The Great Outdoors Region boasts playgrounds and parks for the entire family's enjoyment! Enjoy a small family picnic or large gathering at a pavilion. Cool off during the hot summer days in the community pool or local swimming hole.

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

    Along with the rich variety of outdoor recreation, several camping opportunities are available including 600 campsites,...
  • Armstrong Trail

    30 mile long great place to bicycle, walk, jog, bird watch or exercise. Horseback riding and cross country skiing are also possible on designated sections. Non-motorized use only.
  • Beartown Rocks

    The best kept secret in Clear Creek State Park. This impressive collection of house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, are fascinating landmarks scattered throughout the area. Breathtaking scenic views from the top of these enormous rocks. Climb the rock formation creating a staircase to a vista overlooking the valley below. Easy hiking trails...
  • Beaver Creek Nature Area

    A popular area for photography, bird-watching, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Beaver Creek contains 850 acres of lakes, wetlands and meadows stocked with Largemouth Bass and Bluegill for regulated fishing. There is also an onsite pavilion for picnics. The Seneca Rock Audubon Sociality identified well over 150 species of birds and waterfowl that...
  • Bendigo State Park

    The East Branch of the Clarion River runs through the park and is regularly stocked with trout for excellent fishing. Charcoal grills, horseshoe pits, water and restroom facilities are interspersed throughout. A swimming pool is open daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. In winter, sledding and tobogganing slopes are popular.

    The...
  • Bennett Branch Forest

    1,465 acres managed by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Jay Township Elk County open to the public for hiking and hunting.

  • Brady's Bend Overlook

    Located along Route 68, the overlook provides a spectacular 8-mile panoramic view of the magnificent bend in the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River. Bring your camera!
  • Bucktail Path

    34 mile trail located in the Elk State Forest starting at Sizerville State Park and ending Sinnemahoning with mountain vistas.
  • 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...
  • Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Viewing Area

    Most of the trails are not marked with diamonds, so watch the informational signs for directions. The skill level of the trails is easy and the terrain is relatively flat. Some of the trails are located within meadows with little protection from the sun and wind. Buzzard Swamp offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on the Forest....
  • Camp Coffman

    Cabins, bunkhouse and dining hall. Great for vacations, reunions, receptions, hunting, and special events. Zip line, climbing tower, adventure course and trail rides by advance reservation.
    For camp information or reservations e-mail ytom@csonline.net
  • Clarion Little Toby Rail Trail

    Rail-trail stretches for 18 miles from Brockway to Ridgway. Experienced hikers, mountain bikers and cross country skiers will appreciate the length and variety of the trail, while novices will love the easy grade! The entire trail is surfaced with crushed limestone. Trailheads are located in Brockway at Taylor Park, 7th Avenue and in Ridgway at...
  • Clear Creek State Forest

    Clear Creek State Forest provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and primitive camping. The forest has plenty of recreational trails available. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and to horseback riding unless posted closed. Primitive campers spending no more than one night on the State Forest do not...
  • Clear Creek State Park

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and yurts are available. Picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills...
  • Cloe Lake

    Cloe Reservoir, a 27-acre lake in Jefferson County, is stocked with largemouth bass, trout, panfish and saugeye fingerling. There is easy access for shore fishing. You can fish for bass, trout and panfish at the reservoir. Boating at Cloe Lake is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. Cloe Reservoir is a great paddling...

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