Black Moshannon State Park


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Black Moshannon State Park


Location:On PA 504, 9 miles east of Philipsburg, in the center of the state.
Facilities:80 class A campsites (most with electricity), group tent camp, flush toilets, showers, 6 modern cabins (é), 13 rustic cabins, picnic areas, picnic pavilions (é), snack bar, hiking trails (16 miles), snowmobile trailhead and trails (2 miles), bike trails, swimming beach, boat rentals, boat launches, boat mooring, park store, environmental programs.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, ice boating, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, nature programs.
Special Features:According to local tradition, American Indians called this watershed "Moss-Hanne" meaning moose stream, from which the park got its name. The "black" in the park name describes the tea-colored waters. The 250-acres Black Moshannon Lake is fed by clear springs and small streams which flow through the bogs all around. As the clear water flows through sphagnum moss and other wetland plants, it becomes colored by plant tannins.
Address:4216 Beaver Rd
Philipsburg, PA 16866

Phone:814-342-5960
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blackmoshannon.aspx
Size: 3,394 acres.

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Mark Schweiker, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of State Parks Director Roger Fickes today dedicated DCNR's new lakefront beach house, visitor center and other improvements at Black Moshannon State Park.
With these much-needed projects, the ever-increasing number of visitors to Black Moshannon State Park will find continued commitment to comfort, safety and accessibility," said Fickes, who officially dedicated the new facilities at a morning ceremony on the shore of the park's 250-acre lake.
Perched atop the Allegheny Plateau, Black Moshannon State Park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area.
Clearfield, to replace two bridges and pave day-use area; Centre County Black Moshannon State Park, $632,045 to BCS Construction Inc.
The meetings are as follows: Northcentral Region: -- Thursday, June 27 -- Black Moshannon State Park, Route 504, west of Unionville, Centre County, at 5 p.
Confluence of East and West Branches to PA/MD border, American eel, 2 meals/month, Hg Black Moshannon State Park Lake (Centre Co.
Whether it's trail maintenance at Centre County's Black Moshannon State Park, or trail work at Oil Creek in Venango County, National Public Lands Day gives each of us a chance to contribute to the betterment of our public lands for this and future generations of Americans," said Dunn.
Allegheny Islands State Park, Allegheny County; Bald Eagle and Black Moshannon state parks, both in Centre County; Chapman State Park, Warren County; Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County; Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County; Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton County; Erie Bluffs State Park, Erie County; Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon County; Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County; Keystone State Park, Westmoreland County; Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Cumberland County; Laurel Hill State Park Complex, Somerset County; Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County; Maurice K.
Whether it's trail maintenance at Centre County's Black Moshannon State Park, or tree plantings at Tobyhanna State Park in Monroe County, National Public Lands Day gives each of us a chance to contribute to the betterment of our public lands for this and future generations of Americans," Ferretti said.
Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County; Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County; Canoe Creek State Park, Blair County; Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County; Cook Forest State Park, Clarion County; Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County; Jennings Environmental Education Center, Butler County; Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, Cumberland County; Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County; Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County; Lyman Run, Potter County; Maurice K.
Whether improving trails at Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County; improving wildlife habitat in northeastern Pennsylvania's Lackawanna State Park; or removing litter at the northwest's Oil Creek State Park, local volunteers will have a unique chance to give something back to their country, their community, and the state parks that serve them.
Northcentral, State Park Region 1: Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County, where volunteers tallied 8,075 hours, maintaining 18 miles of trails and overseeing two major festivals.