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Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Laurel Hill State Park is a 3935acre Pennsylvania state park in Jefferson and Middlecreek Townships, Somerset County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Laurel Hill Lake is a 63acre man-made lake with a dam that was constructed during the Great Depression by the young men of CCC camps SP-8-PA and SP-15-PA. Laurel Hill State Park is from Interstate 76 just off Pennsylvania Route 31 near Bakersville and on Pennsylvania Route 653 near Trent.
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  • This park has a lot of different trails to hike on. My family, including two children 7 & 4, enjoy going on the different paths and looking at all the trees and different plants along the trails. The ...  read more »
  • I grew up in Somerset. I'm actually sitting there right now. Trent, as we would refer to this place is in fact very nice. It is certainly better than Kooser State Park, just a few files away. Personal...  read more »
  • This was a very nice day trip for someone looking for some outdoor recreation. There were plenty of hiking trail options, nothing extremely difficult, with nice scenery. We enjoyed canoeing on the lak...  read more »
  • Not far from Seven Springs resort, Laurel Hill usually never fails to disappoint. There are well-maintained, blazed hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty nestled along the ridges and a nice Beach area by the dam. The day we were there, Sunday August 28th, however, the water at the beach water was murky and had gelatinous green algae balls floating throughout. It was repulsive. Also, the bathroom side of the beach facilities had a very strong urine odor, like the bathrooms are likely seldom cleaned, and the shower stall before the handicapped stall had a completely ineffectual shower had that barely had high enough pressure to wash off my soap. We were also disappointed that when we arrived at 3:30pm, the concession stand that has open hours posted as until 5 was already closed. In their defense, it was not a busy day at the park.
  • I love this park, but we're staying at the Hufman Lodge this weekend. This place is over run with mice. Infested. To the point where they are not concerned with human company. Sheesh. We're up here for my birthday and we have folks coming up tomorrow but I'm pretty sure we need to leave-mice droppings and frequent sightings giving us all the heebyjeebies. Little suckers are fast too. We've scanned one of the rooms for the kids and plugged the door with a towel. The wife and I are going to sleep on the couches that AREN'T covered in poop.
  • Peaceful area for hiking with a rich history and beautiful natural surroundings. Park staff was friendly and helpful.
  • Pretty clean and very nice scenery. Lake is fun. Road noise is meh.
  • Beautiful place for a leisurely stroll along the lake. Looks like a nice beach as well, although we didn't take advantage of it
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