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Trough Creek State Park, James Creek

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#58 of 95 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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Trough Creek State Park is a Pennsylvania state park in Cass, Penn and Todd Townships, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The majority of the park is in Todd Township along Pennsylvania Route 994, east of the unincorporated village of Entriken. Huntingdon is the nearest borough. The park borders Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake National Recreation Area. There is a growing population of bald eagles at the lake. Fourteen eagles were spotted in January 2007. This is up from two that were spotted in 1990, the first year that an eagle survey was taken. These three sections of state and federal owned property combine together to provide hunting, hiking and fishing opportunities for the outdoorsman.Trough Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • This state park has a very special place in my heart as I have been going there since I was a child and most recently went back to share the balanced rock with my now husband of 5 years and he propose...  more »
  • If you are looking for a FAMILY FRIENDLY, PET FRIENDLY location to camp, this is your spot. Unfortunately, my fiancĂ© and I booked two nights this past weekend, hoping for an adult weekend getaway, but...  more »
  • This park is beautiful with lots of little attractions to check out and great proximity to Raystown Lake. Rainbow Falls, the Ice Mine and Balance Rock are the most well known sites in the park for goo...  more »
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  • Very rustic and off the beat & path, yet not far from Lake Raystown and other activities. It lost a star for having brown "iron rich" tap water. Plan on unplugging if you go there as you have zero bars on your cell phone.
  • Such a beautiful state park. Zero cell reception but that was ok with me. If you can I'd suggest renting the cabin for the whole family, it's huge!
  • Such a beautiful place. So much to see and explore. Family friendly.
  • Great off the beaten path state park. Super clean rustic bathrooms, knowledgeable DCNR staff (Officer Feathers) and lovely surroundings.
  • One of the best kept secrets of the PA State Park system... awesome

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