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Clear Creek State Forest- The Clear Creek State Forest, comprised of 9,089 acres in northern Jefferson County, 3,165 acres in Venango County and 1,012 acres in southern Forest County, is named after the crystal clear stream that flows through the Jefferson County tract.

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Clear Creek State Park
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Clear Creek State Park
Description - Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676 acres in Jefferson County which occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The first public campsites at Clear Creek were opened in 1922. In May 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) greatly expanded the recreational facilities. By the time they departed in 1937, they had built the cabins, the swimming area, the food concession building, restrooms, trails, bridges and roads. Today, the park offers cabins and yurts, camping, canoeing with rentals available, hiking, fishing for native and stocked brook trout, hunting, swimming in a small man-made lake, environmental programs, a visitor center and an array of winter sports including cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding.

Accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Accessible restrooms are located in the Pipeline Picnic Area. Three designated camping sites, a cabin and a large picnic pavilion are equipped for people with disabilities.

Attractions - Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676 acres in Jefferson County which occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The first public campsites at Clear Creek were opened in 1922. In May 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) greatly expanded the recreational facilities. By the time they departed in 1937, they had built the cabins, the swimming area, the food concession building, restrooms, trails, bridges and roads.

Recreation - Today, the park offers cabins and yurts, camping, canoeing with rentals available, hiking, fishing for native and stocked brook trout, hunting, swimming in a small man-made lake and an array of winter sports including cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding.

There is an environmental interpretation program during the summer months. This program includes guided walks and evening campfire programs in the camping area. An environmental interpreter is also available to explain and interpret the natural phenomena of the park. A visitor center with logging and nature exhibits is open from spring until fall.

Accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Accessible restrooms are located in the Pipeline Picnic Area. Three designated camping sites, a cabin and a large picnic pavilion are equipped for people with disabilities.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Clear Creek State Park area generally has very cold winter months with temperatures averaging 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). The region's average summer temperatures average 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). Precautions should be made when traveling this snowy area in the winter.

Location - Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676.29 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The town of Brookville is located only 12 miles away. From I-80 West, take Exit 12, and from I-80 East, take Exit 13.


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Filed By: Sara Campbell (Georgetown, PA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have been a camper for as long as i can remember. I am 28 years old now and started camping at Clear Creek at a very young age. I have spent 7 or seven years of Thanksgivings in the cabins of Clear Creek for the week. I have seen summer and winter there and it's beauty is hard to talk about. It's just something one has to see. The wildlife there is great, you seen many animals. The workers there a friendly and helpful and are very pleasent. There are many things to do in and around Clear Creek. Cooks Forest State Parks is within 30 mins of Clear Creek and Bear Town Rock is a great loction to see the senery. There is no other park in this area or the surronding areas at which i would rather camp but at Clear Creek. It is my most fave place to go. I have great memories of this camp ground and would recommend to anyone to visit this State Park.

Filed By: Sharon Campbell (Pheonix, Az.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: WHEN I WAS A CHILD WE, OUR FAMILY OF 4, CAMPED BY THE CREEK IN A NICE CLEARING. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. I HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF THE CAMPSITE AND CLEAR CREEK FOREST. I RETURNED TO THE EXACT CAMPSITE AS AN ADULT AND NOTHING HAD CHANGED. IT WAS LIKE STEPPING BACK IN TIME. IT REMAINED AS BEAUTIFUL AS I HAD REMEMBERED IT. GO PAST THE CABINS TO THE CAMPING AREA. CAMPING BY THE CREEK IS EXTREMELY RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL TO WAKE UP TO. ENJOY ONE OF GOD'S MASTERPIECES.


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Contact Information:
Clear Creek State Park, R.R. 1, Box 82 , Sigel, PA, 15860-9502, Phone: 814-752-2368
, clearcreek@dcnr.state.pa

Additional Information:
Allegheny National Forest Area - The Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania is a remote area of the state characterized by wilderness surroundings. This region offers the best opportunities for viewing elk and black bear.
Clear Creek State Forest - The Clear Creek State Forest, comprised of 9,089 acres in northern Jefferson County, 3,165 acres in Venango County and 1,012 acres in southern Forest County, is named after the crystal clear stream that flows through the Jefferson County tract.
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.

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Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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