Trough Creek State Park, James Creek

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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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  • September 6, 2017
    This is a primitive state park meaning only pit toilets are available; no showers or running water. The 2 water pumps that worked provided brownish water that I would not recommend drinking. Bringing ...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    We visited Trough Creek Park. We crossed the hanging bridge and saw the Rainbow Falls. Water level is low so the falls were more if a trickle. We did not make it up to see Balance Rock. The steps were...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    My husband and I spent the afternoon at this very pretty state park. We had been there before, but had not taken as long a hike. It is fun to walk across the suspension bridge (a bit rickety, but that...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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!
  • June 2, 2017
    Such a beautiful place. So much to see and explore. Family friendly.
  • June 25, 2017
    Great off the beaten path state park. Super clean rustic bathrooms, knowledgeable DCNR staff (Officer Feathers) and lovely surroundings.
  • July 2, 2017
    One of the best kept secrets of the PA State Park system... awesome

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