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Susquehannock State Forest- The original forest was cutover from the late 1800's through the 1920's. Since then, a new forest has emerged from the barren and burned remnants. This new forest remains primarily hardwoods. Due to the vast cuttings made in the old forest, the new forest has a larger percentage of trees demanding more light such as cherry and ash. This new forest is being managed by foresters on a sustained yield basis for timber products, watershed protection, wildlife needs, aesthetics and recreation.

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Description - Proudy Place State Park is one of Pennsylvania's smallest parks. It encompasses on 5 acres. The main feature of this park is that the famous Susquehannock Trail (85 miles long) passes through the park. The park offers hikers a resting spot, fresh drinking water and overnight primitive campsites.

Attractions - Proudy Place State Park is one of Pennsylvania's smallest parks. It encompasses on 5 acres. The main feature of this park is that the famous Susquehannock Trail (85 miles long) passes through the park. The park offers hikers a resting spot, fresh drinking water and overnight primitive campsites.

Recreation - This remote 5 acre park offers primitive overnight camping, picnicking and access to hunting, fishing and hiking within the surrounding 264,000 acres of the Susquehannock State Forest.

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

Location - Prouty Place State Park is located 5 miles southwest of PA Route 44 along Long Toe Road in Potter County which is in the north central area of the state.


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Contact Information:
Prouty Place State Park, c/o Lyman Run State Park, R.D. 1, Box 136 , Galeton, PA, 16922, Phone: 814-435-5010
, lymanrun@dcnr.state.pa.us

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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.
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.
Susquehannock State Forest - The original forest was cutover from the late 1800's through the 1920's. Since then, a new forest has emerged from the barren and burned remnants. This new forest remains primarily hardwoods. Due to the vast cuttings made in the old forest, the new forest has a larger percentage of trees demanding more light such as cherry and ash. This new forest is being managed by foresters on a sustained yield basis for timber products, watershed protection, wildlife needs, aesthetics and recreation.

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