Worlds End State Park, Forksville

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#32 of 128 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Worlds End State Park is a 780acre Pennsylvania state park in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The park, nearly surrounded by Loyalsock State Forest, is in the Loyalsock Creek valley on Pennsylvania Route 154, in Forks and Shrewsbury Townships southeast of the borough of Forksville. The name Worlds End has been used since at least 1872, but its origins are uncertain. Although it was founded as Worlds End State Forest Park by Governor Gifford Pinchot in 1932, the park was officially known as Whirls End State Forest Park from 1936 to 1943.The park's land was once home to Native Americans, followed by settlers who cleared the forests for subsistence farming and later built sawmills. The second growth forests in and surrounding Worlds End State Park are partially a result of the efforts of the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. They helped overcome the clearcutting of the early 20th century, and built many of the park's facilities, including the cabins that earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • The park is famous for its scenery, but the last time we stopped by we found the museum in the park headquarters. We were especially interested in the animals that are native to the park, with the sta...  more »
  • Great visitor center... park rangers, maps, bathrooms etc... explores the butternut trail today. Took us about 2 hours to complete the loop. Also did the nature loop trail. Very few people on the trai...  more »
  • This is a lovely out of the way park. Swimming area, camping/cabins, playground and a really cool visitor center. The area is quite rustic and just so pretty.......hills and trees and gorges and trail...  more »
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  • Stunning vistas, cozy affordable cabins some even stream-side, tent camping, group camping, wonderful Civilian conservation corps display in the park office. Friendly, knowledgeable rangers. Nice pavilions. Enjoyable swimming in the loyal sick creek. A hidden gem.
  • World's End State Park is peaceful and beautiful. The scenic vistas are my favorite to visit, and make me realize just how big the world is. This time of year (January) it was really cool to see the ice on the mountain. It's neat just to drive through the park, as my grandmother is handicapped and unable to get out and hike. Everyone enjoyed the drive, and the park is on my list of hiking destinations to try.
  • It’s not the worlds end. Just saying. Top tip right there! There is some fab swimming holes all over, especially the loyalsock creek. Grilling in the summer and riding rapids by the main entrance/ snack bar/ nature center is such a good time. The walls are huge and mighty of stone and make for excellent sun tan spots/ photography spots. I have been going to potter county my whole life and this area has recently won my heart!
  • Very primitive Park, but very nice area. Beautiful for Fall Foliage viewing. The loyalsock creek offers breathtaking views of a very rockey terrain.
  • Beautiful state park. Even better if you're looking to disconnect your children from their phones. Wonderful camp sites with a quiet atmosphere. This is definitely one of my favorite.
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