Blue Knob State Park


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Blue Knob State Park


Location:On the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of US 220 in the south central portion of the state.
Facilities:Group cabin camp, 45 class A campsites (25 with electric hookups), picnic areas, picnic pavilions, hiking trails, bike trails, bridle trails, snowmobile trailhead and trails (8 miles), swimming pool, playground.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snow tubing, nature programs, bluegrass festival (annually).
Special Features:Park is named after the dome-shaped Blue Knob, the second highest mountain in Pennsylvania at 3,146 feet. Situated on a spur of the Allegheny Front, Blue Knob offers panoramic views of Pennsylvania's scenic Ridge and Valley Province. The Blue Knob ski area, located within the park, offers some of the best downhill skiing in the state.
Address:124 Park Rd
Imler, PA 16655

Phone:814-276-3576
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blueknob.aspx
Size: 6,128 acres.

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Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park, Bedford County, and Camelback (Big Pocono State Park), Monroe County.
Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park, Bedford County; Denton Hill State Park, Potter County; and Camelback (Big Pocono State Park), Monroe County.
The Bureau of State Parks leases land to three concessionaires who operate ski areas at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County; Big Pocono State Park in Monroe County; and Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.
For ECO Camp information, contact Blue Knob State Park, near Imler, Bedford County, at (814) 276-3576.
Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park, Bedford County; Denton Hill State Park, Potter County; Camelback (Big Pocono State Park), Monroe County; and Laurel Mountain, Westmoreland County.
Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County; Denton Hill State Park in Potter County; Camelback (Big Pocono State Park) in Monroe County; and Laurel Mountain in Westmoreland County.
Examples of the trails include the Seven Mountains Area and Bear Meadows Natural Area, "Rock n Ridge" in the Blue Knob State Park, in addition to The Ghost Town and Lower Rail Trails.
Secretary Hess made the presentation during the Bob's Creek Watershed Festival held at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County.
Blue Knob State Park Manager Jim Davis said, "The Stream Guardians have combined the grassroots community efforts with local conservation agencies and other organizations to produce a groundswell of accomplishments, at least initially, on the upper headwaters.
BID AWARDS FOR STATE PARK, FOREST IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS Bedford County Blue Knob State Park, $216,804 to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.
Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County; Denton Hill State Park, Potter County; Camelback (Big Pocono State Park) in Monroe County; and Laurel Mountain in Westmoreland County, which reopened last year.
Downhill skiing is offered at Blue Knob State Park in Bedford County, Denton Hill State Park in Potter County, Camelback (Big Pocono State Park) in Monroe County, and, for the first time in 10 years, Laurel Mountain in Westmoreland County.