Raccoon Creek State Park


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Raccoon Creek State Park


Location:25 miles west of Pittsburgh via US 22 or 30.
Facilities:172 class A campsites (é), 10 modern cabins, cottage, 6 group tent camps, 3 group camps, recreation hall, showers, flush toilets, picnic areas, picnic pavilions, snack bar, hiking trails (44 miles), bike trails (17 miles), bridle trails (16 miles), cross-country ski trails, swimming beach, boat rentals, boat launch, boat mooring, playfield.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, nature programs.
Special Features:Historic Frankfort Mineral Springs, site of a nationally known health spa during the 1800s, is located in the park. The area once attracted thousands of visitors who believed in the healing powers of the mineral water. The springs can currently be viewed from a scenic self-guiding trail that passes through the area. Park also includes Wildflower Reserve, a 314-acre area that contains one of the most diverse stands of wildflowers in western Pennsylvania. More than 500 species of plants have been identified.
Address:3000 State Rt 18
Hookstown, PA 15050

Phone:724-899-2200
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/raccooncreek.aspx
Size: 7,572 acres.

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Goddard, Mercer County; Nescopeck State Park, Luzerne County; Oil Creek, Venango County; Parker Dam State Park, Clearfield County; Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cumberland County; Prince Gallitzin State Park, Beaver County; Promised Land State Park, Pike County; Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County; Ryerson Station, Greene County; Sinnemahoning and Sizerville, Cameron County; and Yellow Creek, Indiana County.
Christy of Imperial, Allegheny County was recognized at Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County, as DCNR's 'Conservation Volunteer of the Year.
July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today announced that nearly 16 tons of debris and tires were removed from an area in Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
This is the fifth site that has been restored at Raccoon Creek State Park," Raccoon Creek Assistant Park Manager Albert Wasilewski said.
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Raccoon Creek State Park, $25,000 to further develop Valley Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail;
Scottsdale, for guide rail installation on Birch Run Road over Birch Run and Long Pine Run; Beaver County Raccoon Creek State Park, $1,511,263 to Alex E.
Oliver today announced that more than four tons of debris have been removed from two illegal dumpsites in Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County.
Volunteers included members of the Independence Marsh Foundation, Raccoon Creek Watershed Association, Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park, South Side Community Association and Friendship Riders.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave their time and skills to turn these eyesores into assets for Raccoon Creek State Park," said Albert Wasilewski, Assistant Manager at Raccoon Creek State Park.
Kerlin began his career with the Bureau of State Parks in 1967 as an environmental interpretive technician at Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County.