Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

4.3
#135 of 215 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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  • July 30, 2017
    Family friendly campground and nice size beach for swimming. Some tent sites are secluded but most are pretty open with little privacy.  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    I live 5 miles away and rarely go there any more. Rarely caught a fish and the park rangers seem to harass people for kicks. Both hunting and fishing. The boating was nice and reasonable, but don't go...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    We stopped for a day at the beach at Raccoon Creek State Park. The drive in to the beach is beautiful and we would love to camp there sometime. We live a couple of hours away. Our family loves the out...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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!
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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
  • June 1, 2017
    I love this park. So much to do here. Great hiking trails. Horse back. Kayaking fishing camping waterfalls. Huge lake.

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