Greenwood Furnace State Park


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Greenwood Furnace State Park


Location:On the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains, off PA 305.
Facilities:51 class A campsites (46 with electricity), showers, flush toilets, picnic area, picnic pavilions, snack bar, backpacking trailhead, hiking trails (approximately 20 miles), swimming beach, visitor center, gift shop, orienteering course, playfield, game courts, historic buildings.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Greenwood Furnace was once a thriving ironmaking village. Today, only a handful of its 127 buildings remain. They include the blacksmith shop, which features displays on the history of the park and blacksmithing demonstrations in summer.
Address:15795 Greenwood Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone:814-667-1800
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspx
Size: 423 acres.

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Wednesday, April 16, park office, Greenwood Furnace State Park, Route 305, between Belleville and McAlevys Fort, Huntingdon County;
May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be pooling its varied expertise Wednesday in a workshop targeting the emerald ash borer at Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, where the invasive insect is endangering more than 100 ash trees.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new attraction at the popular Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, but it's not that new.
PPFF commends the efforts of the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, the volunteers, and the generosity of local businesses in their success in adding a new pavilion at Greenwood Furnace State Park," said PPFF President Marci Mowery.
Bickel, who was named park manager at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon County.
Bickel, former manager at Oil Creek State Park, has been named manager at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon County.
The opportunity to manage a park with a unique blend of 19th century iron-making structures and modern recreational facilities poses both a challenge and an opportunity to connect visitors with the colorful history of Greenwood Furnace State Park," Bickel said.
Oliver today helped break ground on a new visitor center and lakefront beach facilities at Greenwood Furnace State Park.
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers the visitor a unique blend of history and recreation.
Previously, he served as a management forester in Rothrock State Forest District, a park ranger at the Greenwood Furnace State Park Complex in Huntingdon County and a private forestry consultant.
Tom Ridge, Conservation and Natural Resources Executive Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry John Plonski today announced the appointment of a new park manager at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon County.