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Trough Creek State Park, James Creek

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • Definetely not a easy climb but worth the effort for the view, and not to mention some of the smaller waterfalls along the trail. 
  • This was a great place to go for a hike we enjoyed this site very much. the hike was not to bad at all and found it very enjoyable. 
  • My family visited over a weekend. It is an absolutely beautiful place with great things to see. The creek area has great views with large rock cliffs. There is a balancing rock, falls, and ice mine. J...  read more »
  • It is pretty impressive how many cool little spots are in this park, considering its size. There are ruins of an old iron furnace, a CCC camp, historic cemetery from the 1800's, Copperas Rock, Balanced Rock, Raven Rock, the Ice Mine, old schoolhouse ruins, overlooks, picnicking, camping and hiking trails. The campground is less than 30 sites in size and mostly shaded with a few more open sky sites. There are vault toilets, but no showers... It appears all the sites have electric hookups.
  • Great place for hiking camping and swimming. Could use some flush toilets, the outhouses smell disgusting. Don't book a site in close proximity to them.
  • Great hiking with many trails along scenic streams and vistas.
  • Lots to do, and very scenic. Always a good time
  • A shell of its former self, just went there today and the water runs so slow that it looks like a drizzle rather then a fall. Also, there is graffiti EVERYWHERE! Mostly from the past two years, so DCNR must of fell asleep there. The graffiti is all over the balancing rock at the top and it just makes me sick that a group of people would deface nature for such selfish reasons.
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