State Parks in and near Clinton County Pennsylvania
The primary purpose of Pennsylvania State Parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation. Clinton County offers you 5 state parks to find just what you are looking for to enjoy the outdoors of the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Bucktail State Park Natural Area
State Route 120 (Lock Haven to Emporium)
Bucktail State Park Natural Area provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Lock Haven through Renovo, to Emporium. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the Bucktails or Bucktail Rangers. This is the old Sinnemahoning Trail used by American Indians on their way to and from the eastern continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers. Aside from the three towns named above, the valley is mostly forested land with an occasional small village or isolated farm.
This beautiful area has also been called the Bucktail Canyon because of the steep mountains that form beautiful forested walls along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Sinnemahoning Creek.
Hyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park Road
Hyner, PA 17738
The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania's largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
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Hyner View State Park
c/o Hyner Run State Park
This small park features one of the nicest overlooks in the Pennsylvania Buru of State Parks and is popular for hang gliding. Hyner Run State Park is nearby. Hyner View State Park features a scenic vista overlooking the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and at 1,300’, is a favorite spot for hang gliding. This is one of the nicest scenic vistas in Pennsylvania state parks. You can see miles upstream and downstream over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains.
Kettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park Lane
Renovo, PA 17764
Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in western Clinton County. The park is in a valley surrounded by mountainous terrain and wilderness. The park has two camping areas open from early April through deer season in December. Both campgrounds overlook the waterfront and offer scenic views and a quiet setting. The 167-acre Kettle Creek Reservoir is noted for its trout and bass fishing. Also found in the lake are brown bullhead, sucker and pan fish. The Lower Campground is beside the seven-acre Kettle Creek Lake, a very popular fishing area. Kettle Creek is noted for its excellent water quality that supports a healthy aquatic population.
Ravensburg State Park
SR 880 (between Rauchtown and Carroll)
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
The park lies in a cozy, steep-walled gorge carved by Rauchtown Run through the side of Nippenose Mountain. A northern hardwood forest blankets the bottomland along this spring-fed stream. Talus (rock) covered slopes and interesting rock formations are interspersed among a stunted oak forest growing on the steep mountainsides and ridges. This pretty valley is especially beautiful when the mountain laurel blooms in late June and during the fall foliage of early October. The 215,000-acre Tiadaghton State Forest nearly surrounds Ravensburg State Park’s 78 acres. The state forest has hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. A short drive away is Bald Eagle State Forest and the Mt. Logan and Rosecrans Bog natural areas.
Nearby are a number of additional attractive State Parks
Bald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park Road
Howard, PA 16841
The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north central Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields and wetlands. With two campgrounds, boating, fishing, swimming and diverse habitats that are excellent for wildlife watching, Bald Eagle State Park is a great destination in the heart of Pennsylvania.
Cherry Springs State Park
State Route 144
Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking. There are 30 campsites and a sanitary dump station. All sites include a picnic table, lantern hanger and fire ring. Reservations are not accepted. The campground is open from the second Friday in April and closes in December.
Little Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek Road
Waterville, PA 17776
The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park.
Ole Bull State Park
31 Valhalla Lane (off SR 144)
Cross Fork, PA 17729
Ole Bull State Park consists of 132 acres along the Kettle Creek Valley in Potter County. This area is called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover, mountainous terrain and wilderness habitat.