Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park’s beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities.
About 500 picnic tables are in the park’s five picnic areas. All picnic areas have grills, drinking water and restrooms. The are also two large and three small picnic pavilions in the main picnic.
Over 5,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, grouse, pheasant and squirrel. Early and late goose hunting may occur.
Visitors can also enjoy horseback riding, camping, skiing, biking and hiking.
In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake, which has has bluegill, sunfish, bullhead catfish, yellow perch, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, sauger and largemouth and smallmouth bass. The lake has two boat launches and 42 mooring spaces. A boat rental has canoes, rowboats, kayaks and paddleboats
The park is open year round. Call for more specific information.
On-site parking is available.