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Bucktail State Park- Hemmed in by mountains, this state park scenic drive follows PA Route 120 as it winds from Lock Haven to Emporium along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the Sinnemahoning Creek. The scenic drive has no recreational facilities. In June, the mountain laurel is in bloom and in early October the fall colors are breathtaking.

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Sinnemahoning State Park
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Sinnemahoning State Park
Description - Sinnemahoning State Park is comprised of 1,910 acres along the Sinnemahoning Creek. The serpentine park offers a picturesque view of the surrounding majestic peaks and deep valleys. The park offers an abundance of wildlife and includes the feeding grounds of the American bald eagle.

This beautiful park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for a variety of tastes. The pristine lake offers cold and warm water species, including brook, rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, sunfish, pickerel, perch and tiger muskellunge. Anglers also find nearby creeks good fishing spots. The 35 campsites are located just a few miles north of the park office, providing hot showers, picnic tables and fire rings. The campground is open from spring to fall. A ranger cabin is offered for rent year-round. Three separate picnic acres and two pavilions are provided. Winter sporting activities include snowmobiling and ice fishing. Several trails offer a chance to observe some of the more remote acres of the park.

Approximately 1,4000 acres of Sinnemahoning State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Environmental interpretive pontoon boat rides are offered during the warm summer months offering a wonderful opportunity to see the bald eagles and resident osprey.

Attractions - Sinnemahoning State Park is comprised of 1,910 acres along the Sinnemahoning Creek. The serpentine park offers a picturesque view of the surrounding majestic peaks and deep valleys. The park offers an abundance of wildlife and includes the feeding grounds of the American bald eagle.

Sinnemahoning State Park was developed on the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek following the completion of the George B. Stevenson Dam. This dam was originally known as the First Fork Dam, but it was later renamed in honor of Clinton County Senator George B. Stevenson, who promoted the drive for legislation authorizing the project. The dam was built to reduce downstream flooding in the Susquehanna River Basin. It was operationally complete in December of 1955. The opening of Sinnemahoning State Park also represents one of the state's first attempts to develop multipurpose use of an impoundment area. The park was first opened to the public in 1958. On March 9, 1959 the construction of the recreation areas and facilities were completed. The park then contained 3 picnic areas with 3 non-flush toilets, 4 wells, a beach area and a boat launching and mooring facilities. In 1966, one picnic area was converted into a camping area.

Recreation - This beautiful park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for a variety of tastes. The pristine lake offers cold and warm water species, including brook, rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, sunfish, pickerel, perch and tiger muskellunge. Anglers also find nearby creeks good fishing spots. The 35 campsites are located just a few miles north of the park office, providing hot showers, picnic tables and fire rings. The campground is open from spring to fall. A ranger cabin is offered for rent year-round. Three separate picnic acres and two pavilions are provided. Winter sporting activities include snowmobiling and ice fishing. Several trails offer a chance to observe some of the more remote acres of the park.

Approximately 1,4000 acres of Sinnemahoning State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Environmental interpretive pontoon boat rides are offered during the warm summer months offering a wonderful opportunity to see bald eagles and osprey.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Sinnemahoning 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 - Sinnemahoning State Park is located in the central region of Pennsylvania in Cameron and Potter counties, 8 miles north on PA Route 872 from its junction with PA Route 120 in Sinnemahoning, or 35 miles south from its junction with U.S. Route 6 in Coudersport.


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Report: Great place to view Bald Eagles . The pair had 2 young in the nest this year.Also saw some Pa. elk. Good place to fish and Picinic.Enjoy


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Contact Information:
Sinnemahoning State Park, RR 1, Box 172 , Austin, PA, 16720, Phone: 814-647-8401
, sinnemahoning@dcnr.state.pa.us

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.
Bucktail State Park - Hemmed in by mountains, this state park scenic drive follows PA Route 120 as it winds from Lock Haven to Emporium along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the Sinnemahoning Creek. The scenic drive has no recreational facilities. In June, the mountain laurel is in bloom and in early October the fall colors are breathtaking.
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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