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Description - Hillman State Park is located in Washington County, Pennsylvania and is managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Several trails lead back into the hunting grounds; public is welcome. Precautions should be taken when entering hunting lands.

Attractions - Hillman State Park is located in Washington County, Pennsylvania and is managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The parcel consists of rolling terrain averaging 600 ­ 800 feet in elevation. The land is comprised of open fields and mixed hardwood forest. Established as a slate dump, it now serves as bountiful hunting ground for white-tailed deer, fox, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant and ruffed grouse. No water resource is associated with this parcel. Raccoon Creek State Park is located approximately 5 miles away offering a campground and a 100-acre lake that supports a healthy population of lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bream.

Recreation - Hillman State Park's main recreation is hunting. Visitors must park along side the road and hike back into the hunting grounds, which consist of open fields and woodlands. Folks wishing to enjoy a secluded picnic area will find plenty of spots to toss down a blanket and enjoy a leisurely outdoor meal, but they will not find an established picnic area. This park is strictly carry-in, carry-out. There are no refuse cans. Hillman State Park does have a private in-holding for model airplane flying. Those wishing to fly their planes are welcome to use the large fenced grass field by first calling the model airplane club. The club contact person is Clyde Stacy. He may be reached at 724-787-0177. For further details about this hunting area, call Raccoon Creek State Park at 724-899-2200.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Hillman State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Location - Hillman State Park is located in the western area of the state near the Ohio state line west of Pittsburg. Take US 22 west to reach the park.


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Contact Information:
Hillman State Park, c/o Raccoon Creek State Park, 3000 State Route 18 , Hookstown, PA, 15050, Phone: 724-899-2200
, raccooncreek@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
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.
Pittsburgh Area - Pittsburgh is one of the greatest steel-making centers of the world. The area is host to the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers creating the Ohio River.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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