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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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Patterson State Park
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Patterson State Park
Description - Patterson State Park is one of Pennsylvania's smallest parks. The main feature of this park is that the famous Susquehannock Trail (85 miles long) passes through the park. It is a hiker's resting spot offering fresh drinking water and overnight primitive campsites.
This 10-acre park is surrounded by the Susquehannock State Forest and provides access to cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. The park offers primitive overnight camping facilities as well as picnic tables and a pavilion.

Attractions - Patterson State Park is one of Pennsylvania's smallest parks. The main feature of this park is that the famous Susquehannock Trail (85 miles long) passes through the park. It is a hiker's resting spot offering fresh drinking water and overnight primitive campsites.

Recreation - This 10-acre park is surrounded by the Susquehannock State Forest and provides access to cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. The Susquehannock Trail System, consisting of 85-miles of hiking trails, crosses through the park. The park offers primitive overnight camping facilities as well as picnic tables and a pavilion.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Patterson 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 - Patterson State Park is located in the north central area of the state 6.5 miles south of Sweden Valley on PA Route 44.


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Contact Information:
Patterson 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.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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