Canoe Creek State Park


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Canoe Creek State Park


Location:12 miles east of Altoona, in the center of the state.
Facilities:8 modern cabins, picnic area, picnic pavilions, hiking trails (8 miles), bridle trail, bike trail, beach, boat rentals, boat launch, boat mooring.
Activities:Boating (electric motors only), fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice boating, ice fishing, ice skating, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is the home of one of the largest nursery colonies of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary. A deep limestone mine is a hibernaculum (where animals hibernate) for more than 20,000 bats of six species. Geologic formations in and around the park are rich in limestone. The park has several old quarry operations.
Address:RR 2, Box 560
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Phone:814-695-6807
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/canoecreek.aspx
Size: 958 acres.

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Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) today announced that it has gone batty for Earth Day, with the return of Pennsylvania's largest bat colony -- 15,000 little brown bats and 30 to 100 endangered Indiana bats -- to their summer home and maternity ward in the attic of a nineteenth century church in Canoe Creek State Park.
The bats spend the summer on DCNR's property, in the attic of an abandoned church in Canoe Creek State Park, 12 miles east of Altoona.
At Canoe Creek State Park, the live batcam feed is being shown on monitors at the Visitors Center.