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Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake, the famous Wildflower Reserve,the historic Frankfort Mineral Springs, and 44 miles of scenic trails.
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  • This is a great local park for the Pittsburgh area. It has many miles of trails (bring a trail map or download one onto your phone) of varying degrees of difficulty. It also has a lot of recreational ...  read more »
  • every place has its drawback in the year 2016. Modernity creeps into all aspect, what can you do? you can complain or you can enjoy what is there. The par has beauty in abundance. The lake spans a nic...  read more »
  • Over Labor Day Weekend we decided to take the boys camping on their first ever camping trip. We had a blast! The campground is quiet, there are spots that are more private than others. The showers clo...  read more »
  • So, I camped here for a while. In case you wondering Boating was cool. It's 10$ to rent a canoe for the first hour, and 5$ for every hour after that. Pros --You don't have to pay to shower, it's super warm?!?!~ -- Lots of pretty trails --They're super relaxed about the rules. --Everyone was friendly -- Quiet (other than planes) --Plenty of wildlife --Big Cons --You certainly hear lots of planes. -- You've got to ride on the park road a while to get anywhere
  • Lovely park to visit or camp with family & friends. Plenty of campsites to suit all ages/needs. The hiking trails here are among the best you can find within close proximity of Greater Pittsburgh. The Lake Trail/Forest Trail loop is great for beginners or a shorter hike, or grab a map at the park office and challenge yourself to a true cross-park hike. The beach is a great place to take kids and relax. Included are bathrooms, changing rooms, first aid, picnic tables, charcoal grills, and a snack bar with ice cream, hot dogs, etc. Visit the Wildflower Reserve for a one of a kind trip!
  • This park has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I've camped, fished, and swam here my whole life. I recommend it highly. Beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, and if you're a PA resident affordable camping. One thing to be careful of when camping is food at night. I know, you would expect that anyway, but they call this Raccoon Creek for a reason. Only a roughly 40 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh, it's a lovely place to get away.
  • Great park in Beaver County. Great for fishing or kayaking. It also has several nice wooded walking trails.
  • We have gone to the swimming beach several times and camped in one of the group cabin areas for Girl Scouts. The swimming beach is great. Cabins were great with the exception of the massive spiders in the bathrooms. Not unexpected in the woods but a group of 6-11 year olds were not thrilled by them!
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