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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