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Worlds End State Park, Forksville

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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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  • We camped RV style. Camp sites are few in number compared to others we've been too. I believe only 35 sites with electric, so reservations are probably a good idea. Sites were generous and many could ...  more »
  • Went group camping with our cub scout pack. The park is great. They creek and hike views wonderful. The park staff were wonderful. There was an Ultra marathon taking place and that didn't even cause a...  more »
  • What a pleasant surprise. I've never stayed in a cabin in a state park before and this by far exceeded my expectations! We stayed in a rustic cabin not far from the restrooms right by the side of the ...  more »