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Tiadaghton State Forest- The Tiadaghton State Forest is one of twenty forest districts created for the protection and management of Pennsylvania's forest lands. Tiadaghton was the name the Iroquois gave to Pine Creek, the largest tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The exact meaning of Tiadaghton is a mystery that may be locked forever in the folklore of the Iroquois Indians.

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Ravensburg State Park
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Ravensburg State Park
Description - The park was named for ravens which were found roosting on the rock ledges at the southern end of the park. Ravens are still seen around the park and can be distinguished from crows by their larger size and the sound they make.

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed Ravensburg State Park in the 1930's on state forest lands. The park offers seasonal recreation opportunities including camping, picnic groves, picnic shelters, a playground and several hiking trails. Most trails lead into the Tiadaghton State Forest which offers hunting territory. Also, the Mid State Trail crosses the southern tip of the park.

Attractions - The park was named for ravens which were found roosting on the rock ledges at the southern end of the park. Ravens are still seen around the park and can be distinguished from crows by their larger size and the sound they make.

Ravensburg State Park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's on state forest lands. The park is in a narrow rocky gorge carved from the side of Nippenose Mountain by Rauchtown Creek. There are a number of geologic features within the park.

Recreation - Ravensburg State Park offers seasonal recreation opportunities. The area is scenic throughout the year, with the spring mountain laurel blossoms and the fall foliage periods, providing a beautiful forest panorama of color.

Visitors enjoy tent camping, picnic groves, picnic shelters, a playground and several hiking trails. The most trails lead into the Tiadaghton State Forest which offers hunting territory. Also, the Mid State Trail crosses the southern tip of the park.

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

Location - The park is located in central Pennsylvania, Clinton County, on PA Route 880, 8 miles southeast of Jersey Shore or 8 miles north of Carroll, Exit 28 on I-80.


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Ravensburg State Park, c/o R. B. Winter State Park, R.R. 2, Box 314 , Mifflinburg, PA, 17844-9656, Phone: 570-745-7770
, rbwinter@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.
Tiadaghton State Forest - The Tiadaghton State Forest is one of twenty forest districts created for the protection and management of Pennsylvania's forest lands. Tiadaghton was the name the Iroquois gave to Pine Creek, the largest tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The exact meaning of Tiadaghton is a mystery that may be locked forever in the folklore of the Iroquois Indians.
Valleys of the Susquehanna Area - The beautiful Susquehanna River winds through fertile valleys surrounded by forest covered ridges. Anglers can explore the world-class smallmouth bass fishing in the river or Penns Creek which is known as one of the best trout streams in America.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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