Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

#132 of 216 in Parks in Pennsylvania
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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  • We camped with friends for a long weekend. The campground was in very good condition and the restrooms were cleaned every day. The park rangers and staff were all very friendly. We enjoyed hiking in t...  more »
  • I took my niece and nephew, they loved it. It's a gorgeous place with a lot to do. The park is maintained very well.  more »
  • Quiet semi-maintained set of interconnecting trails. You can hike for a few miles or a few days! Just off the beaten path with copious parking in various spots.  more »
  • It is a beautiful place to enjoy the day on the water! I love going out on all the different choices, the Paddle Board, Kayak, Canoe, Hydrobike and the motorboat. It was all great fun!!!! The staff is great and so are the rates! I highly recommend spending time here!
  • Nice park with a lot of things to do. Costs money to camp.... Understandable because the park needs maintained. Unfortunately in areas for primitive camping, the bathroom facilities (out house style and port-a-johns) are some of the worst maintained facilities I've seen. Toilet paper and urinal cakes were present but as for emptying and cleaning? Questionable on wether it's done more than once a year.
  • I camped here for three nights. Very scenic, nice hiking trails, lovely lake, I was able to rent a kayak for an hour and it was only $10, the guys running the boat rental were very pleasant. My camping experience wasn't so great. The site was a mud pit, I've gone to state and national parks in the past where they've move me to a different site due to condition, not this one, I actually got my car stuck in the mud. The previous campers had left plastic bottles and beer cans in the fire pit. I couldn't find anywhere to buy firewood or ice on-site, signage was terrible, signs were posted saying the beach concessions were open so I drove there (several miles) to find its closed during the week until mid June, so why are the open signs out?!?! The bathrooms at the campsite were not cleaned once in the four days I was there. Some of the trailheads were difficult to get to and there's limited parking. On the plus side, I saw two bald eagles close up, so that was cool.
  • Great places to hike, swim, and camp! It's a great place to go with family and friends. I've had lots of fun each time I've gone there
  • I love this park. So much to do here. Great hiking trails. Horse back. Kayaking fishing camping waterfalls. Huge lake.

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