Whipple Dam State Park


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Whipple Dam State Park


Location:12 miles south of State College, in the center of the state.
Facilities:Picnic areas, picnic pavilions, snack bar, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, swimming beach, boat launch, boat mooring, game court.
Activities:Boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Park area was purchased from the Iroquois Confederation in 1754. It eventually became part of the Monroe Iron Works; charcoal was produced for use in the iron furnace, and there is some evidence of iron ore mining. It was purchased in 1868 by Osgood Whipple, who built a dam and sawmill and for whom the park is named.
Address:c/o Greenwood Furnace State Park
RR 2, Box 118
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone:814-667-1800
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/whippledam.aspx
Size: 256 acres.

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