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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  • 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....

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