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Worlds End State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Worlds End State Park
Description - Worlds End State Park is located in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. The first road through the valley was high on the steep slope of the mountain and the precipitous journey made early travelers think they were surely at the "end of the world." The park was erroneously called "Whirls End" at one time, but local interest spurred the official renaming as "Worlds End State Park" in 1943.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock the Loyalsock Creek with trout each year. The creek is also popular with kayakers. Hiking and snowmobiling are popular on the trails that travel throughout the state park and Wyoming State Forest. Approximately half of Worlds End State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey.

Attractions - Worlds End State Park is located in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. The first road through the valley was high on the steep slope of the mountain and the precipitous journey made early travelers think they were surely at the "end of the world." The park was erroneously called "Whirls End" at one time, but local interest spurred the official renaming as "Worlds End State Park" in 1943.

This 780 acre park was acquired from the Randall Family and the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company in the early 1930's. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews from 1934 to 1941 constructed most of the present park facilities.

Recreation - This beautiful park located in northeastern Pennsylvania is known for its shear beauty and whitewater boating opportunities. The Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, and nearby High Knob Overlook provides outstanding views of the Endless Mountains region. Scenery is particularly unforgettable during the June mountain laurel bloom and the fall foliage period.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock the Loyalsock Creek with trout each year. The cold mountain water provides good fishing most of the year. In addition, whitewater boaters use the Loyalsock Creek during most times of the year. Due to rapid fluctuations in water level, kayakers should inquire about conditions. The stream is not suitable for open canoes.

Hiking and snowmobiling are popular on the trails that travel throughout the state park and Wyoming State Forest. A trailhead is established along the Double Run Road to Eagles Mere, a short distance south of the park.

Approximately half of Worlds End State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Worlds End 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 the northern area of the state about 40 miles northeast of Montoursville on SR 154 and is easily reached via SR 87 from Williamsport / Montoursville.


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Contact Information:
Worlds End State Park, P.O. Box 62 , Forksville, PA, 18616-0062, Phone: 570-924-3287

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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.
Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains Area - The Pocono Mountains abound in natural wonders. The Glens Natural Area has 22 named waterfalls in a scenic gorge with old growth timber. You can also try whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.
Wyoming State Forest - The Wyoming State Forest District includes Luzerne, Sullivan, Columbia, Montour and Northumberland Counties. It is named for the famed Wyoming Valley of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, which winds for 70 miles through the forest district.

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