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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  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...
  • Elk State Park

    Features the 1,160-acre East Branch Lake. Unlimited horsepower boating. Fishing for muskellunge, walleye, smallmouth bass, brook, rainbow, brown and lake trout in the lake. Hunting is permitted in season. Ice fishing is a favorite winter sport. 8 mi. W of Wilcox on State Rt. 1006.
  • Harmon Field and George C. Brown Community Pool

    A recreational area includes tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and a community pool. Located one block from the heart of downtown off Liberty Street.
  • Jefferson County Reynlow Park

    Small fishing pond and quiet fishing lake compliment well maintained picnic sites, pavilions, gazebo, outdoor stage area, campground with 12 electric sites, and spacious play areas. Secluded and restful, quick access via I-80 and major state roadways.
  • Memorial Park

    Swimming pool, water slide, creative play land, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and T-ball.
  • Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

    Short, easy hiking trail around a 4-acre park featuring over 70 engraved boulders carved by Douglas M. Stahlman in the early 1900's including Chapel Rock where he lived and penned his journals.
  • Seneca Point Overlook

    Located in Cook Forest State Park near old firetower #9 features a breathtaking view from more than 80 feet above the Clarion River.
  • 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...
  • Walter Dick Memorial Park

    Offering a picnic area, playground, swimming, fly-fishing, walking trails, and North Fork Environmental Education Center. Off Main Street just outside the historic district.

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