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Canoe Creek State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Canoe Creek State Park
Description - Canoe Creek State Park was developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting the hill on the entrance road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, summer swimming and small watercraft. The fields and wood lots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

The park is the home of the largest nursery colony of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On warm summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary. The park offers 8 year-round cabins that overlook the lake and they are within walking distance of the swimming area. The environmental education program is centered around the bats. Programs are held on a regular basis during the warmer months. Fishing for walleye, muskellunge, bass, trout, pickerel, catfish, crappies and panfish are favorites pastimes. The swimming beach at the lake is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Picnicking, hiking and hunting are enjoyed at Canoe Creek. The park also offers winter sports including: ice skating on two ponds, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice boating.

All facilities are ADA accessible.

Attractions - Canoe Creek State Park was developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting the hill on the entrance road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, summer swimming and small watercraft. The fields and woodlots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

The park is the home of the largest nursery colony of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On warm summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary.

Recreation - The park offers 8 year-round cabins that overlook the lake and they are within walking distance of the swimming area. The environmental education program is centered around the bats. Programs are held on a regular basis during the warmer months. Fishing for walleye, muskellunge, bass, trout, pickerel, catfish, crappies and panfish are favorites pastimes. The swimming beach at the lake is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Picnicking, hiking and hunting are enjoyed at Canoe Creek. The park also offers winter sports including: ice skating on two ponds, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice boating.

All facilities are ADA accessible.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Canoe Creek State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging from 22 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 to -4 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range from 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Location - To reach Canoe Creek State Park, travel on U.S. Route 22, until you arrive at the small village of Canoe Creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the "Turkey Valley Road" for one half mile to the main park entrance road.


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Filed By: Cal Cuff (Altoona, pa)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Hello All. Lessee,toughest part at Canoe Creek is the wind on some days and be very gusty depending on where you visit on the lake.Biggest Reward is that the lake has been designated a Big Bass Lake which is working out ecellently.there are a Variety of Fish Species including crappie,perch,musky and pike.Trout fishing is one of the main draws.There are many trails to hike on.And areas for family fun like volley ball.Lots of restrooms.And a good swimming area with a concession.Enjoy.


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Contact Information:
Canoe Creek State Park, RR 2, Box 560 , Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648-9752, Phone: 814-695-6807
, canoecreek@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Laurel Highlands / Southern Alleghenies Area - This area's mountains, valleys, rivers, meadows and woodlands make it irresistible for relaxation and recreation. It also has Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests - Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most valuable hardwood timber in the world. The 2.1 million acres of state forest land are protected from fire, destructive insects and diseases while offering a beautiful recreation environment for the visitor. Pennsylvania's State Park system offers visitors year-round recreational enjoyment as well. Amenities include: camping, picnicking, hiking, an assortment of winter sports and the viewing of the natural biological diversity and ecosystems found within the Commonwealth.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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