Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

#133 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 enjoyed our recent visit to the park and will definitely be back! However, it's important for prospective hikers to know that hunting on the hiking trails is permitted during hunting season - at le...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Great place to go hiking. It's a little bit tougher of a hike. Especially if you go in the spring time. It starts to get a little muddy and bushy once the rain starts and everything begins to grow. It's still an amazing place though with a lot of great sights and beautiful views.
  • Great park to enjoy some time away from the city and relax! Lots of great wooded trails and plenty of picnic areas. The lake is great for kayaking and there is a small beach area for the kids to swim in the summer
  • My home away from home. Love this place . Perfect for families. Always something to do. Can't wait for the next season!
  • Good place with woods all around. Great place for a day of hiking and trekking, lots of trails. There is a small lake for swimming and kayaking, we went to see the fall colors but it was totally green so missed it
  • Nice quiet campsites. Would definitely come again. Such beauty within an hour of Pittsburgh. My only complaint is poor signage as to where to buy ice and firewood- which are essential. This should be clearly marked at the entrance. Ice at the beach concession and fire at the boat rental BTW!! Or better yet, sell them at one site or multiple using the honor system like so many other PA- state parks do. P.S. put your trash away at night- it is "Raccoon" State Park!!
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