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CAMPGROUNDS

Bellefonte KOA

2481 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte.

Phone: 814-355-7912

Camp Blue Diamond

4013 Blue Diamond Dr., Petersburg, PA

Phone: 814-667-2355

Fort Bellefonte

2023 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte.

Phone: 814-355-9820

Hemlock Acres Coburn.

Phone: 814-349-5955

Kearns, Bob

Rt 322, Spring Mills.

Phone: 814-364-1339

Seven Mountains Potters Mills.

Phone: 814-364-1910

Snow Shoe Campground

Snow Show, PA.

Phone: 387-6299

Vacation Acres II

Rt 45, Woodward

Phone: 814-349-5861

Woodward Cave & Campground

Rt 45, Woodward

Phone: 814-349-9800


CAVES

Indian Caverns

Phone: 814-632-7578

Lincoln Caverns

Phone: 814-643-0268

Penn's Cave

5 miles east of Centre Hall on Rt 192

Phone:  814-364-1664

Woodward Cave

Phone: 814-349-9800


FARMS & ANIMAL PARKS

Cow, Horse, Sheep Barns Penn State Campus

Phone: 814-863-3665

Deer Park Penn State Campus

Phone: 814-865-2501


FLYING

Keystone Gliderport

RR #1, Box 414, Julian, PA.

Phone: 814-355-2483


Golf Courses

Centre Hills Country Club

901 E Branch Rd, State College.

Phone: 814-238-0111

Elks Country Club

Rt 45 & 322, Boalsburg.

Phone: 814-466-6451

Freestone Golf Course

322 between Port Matilda & State College

Phone: 814-692-4249

Nittany Country Club

110 Country Club Drive, Mingoville

Phone: 814-383-4662, 355-3973,

or 814-383-4093 for more info.

Penn State Golf Courses

1523 W. College Ave., University Park.

Phone: 814-865-4653

Pebble Creek Miniature Golf

1890 S. Atherton St, State College

Phone: 814-237-4485

Spring Run Mini Golf & Driving Range

560 Axemann Rd, Bellefonte

Phone: 814-359-4310

Tussey Mountain Par 3 Boalsburg

Phone: 814-466-6810


Marinas

IMPS Lakeside Marine

Bald Eagle State Park

Phone: 814-625-2344


Raystown Lake

Boat Passes $10 pass for unlimited launches at Raystown between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 1999. $25 pass accepted at all Corps-controlled lakes throughout U.S. Make check payable to U.S. Treasury and mail to Raystown Lake, R.D. 1, Bos 222, Hesston, PA 16647.

Phone orders also accepted payable by credit card at 658-3405, ext 232


PARKS, FORESTS, NATURAL AREAS

Alan Seeger Natural Area

150 acres along banks of Standing Stone Creek. Located along Bear Meadows Road and Stone Creek Road.

Phone: 667-1800

Allegheny Portage National Historic Site

Gallitzen exit of Rt. 22

Phone: 814-886-6150

Bald Eagle State Forest

Phone: 717-922-3344

Bald Eagle State Park

Located along Rt 150 near Howard. Recreation includes: Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, picnicking, boating, and swimming.

Phone: 814-625-2775

Bear Meadows Natural Area

325 acre section of Rothrock State Forest located along Bear Meadows Road near Tussey Mountain Ski Area. Hiking trails. Largest fresh water bog in the East.

Big Flat Laurel Natural Area

Located on high mountain plateau near the intersection of Bear Gap and Gettis Ridge Roads

Black Moshannon State Park

wheelchair accessible boardwalk.

Located off of Rt 504 east of Philipsburg. Recreation includes: Fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, cabins, and swimming

Phone:342-5960

Colyer Lake

Detwiler Run Natural Area

45 acres located at head of Detwiler Branch of Standing Stone Creek

Fisherman's Paradise

Phone:355-3371

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Covers 423 acres including a six-acre lake. The entrance to the park is on PA route 305, a 15 minute drive west of Belleville, PA or a 40 minute drive southeast of State College.
Recreation includes: Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking
Winter Sports includes: ice skating and snowmobiling.
Family Camping facilities include 50 forested tent and trailer campsites open from the second Friday in April until the end of anterless deer hunting season in late December.
Many areas of the park are wheel chair accessible.

Phone: 814-667-1800

McCall Dam

Phone:(717)966-1455

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Phone: 814-231-3071

Ole Bull State Park

Phone: 814-435-5000

Penn Roosevelt State Park

Can be reached easily from U.S. Route 322 one half mile east of Potters Mills (where 322 changes from 2 to 4 lanes) turn south onto Crowfield Road (six miles to park) or further east, turn south, (near the runaway truck ramp) onto Stone Creek Road (also six miles to park). Penn Roosevelt can also be reached from Greenwood Furnace State Park. Turn onto Black Lick Road at the park office. Follow the Penn Roosevelt signs (12 miles to the park). Picnicking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Cross Country skiing, snowmobiling, and camping. 15 primitive campsites, some walk-in, are available for tents only.

Phone: 814-667-1800

Poe Paddy State Park

Located 4 miles east of Poe Valley State Park on Big Poe Road. Recreation includes: Camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking.

Phone:(717)667-3622

Poe Valley State Park

Located 10 miles south of Millheim off of Rt45. Recreation includes: Hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, boating, and picnicking.

Phone: 814-349-8778

Quehanna Wild Area

50,000 acres spanning Elk and Moshannon Counties. Located one hour north of State College. From Bellefonte take Rt 144 north to village of Moshannon. Take Rt 879 through Karthaus, turn right onto Quehanna Highway (Rt 1011). Wild area after town of Piper

Raystown Lake

Phone: 814-643-3577

Raymond B. Winter State Park

Located 5 miles east of Livonia off Rt 192. Recreation includes: Hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, and picnicking

Phone:570-966-1455

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Located 15 miles south of State College off Rt 26 in Stone Valley Recreation Area. Open 10 A.M.-5 P.M. daily

Phone:863-2000 or 667-6424

Stone Valley Recreation Area

Trails to hike or ski, picknicking, boat rental, fishing, ice skating,ice fishing, cabin and lodge rentals, nature center

Phone:863-0762

Susquehanna Greenway

Talleyrand Park

Bellefonte, PA

Whipple Dam State Park

256-acre state park located in the northeastern corner of Huntingdon County, 12 miles south of State College. The park is easily reached by turning east off PA Route 26 at the Whipple Dam State Park sign. A variety of recreational opportunities including: boating, fishing, wildlife, swimming, picnicking,ice skating, and snowmobiling.

Phone: 814-667-1800


Access for people with disabilities Call Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984(TDD) or out of state (717)675-1211 to find out how the Bureau of State Parks may accommodate your needs.
General state park info 1-800-63-PARKS

Winter Park Cabin Rentals - 27 state parks have cabin rentals from $316 to $492 per week. Information and Reservations - (888) PA-PARKS.

Ski Areas

Blue Knob Overland Pass

Claysburg, PA.

Phone: (814)239-5111

Camelback Tannersville, PA.

Phone: (717)629-1661

Denton Hill

Rt 6 between Coudersport & Galeton, PA.

Phone: (814)435-2115

Elk Mountain Uniondale, PA.

Phone:(800)233-4131

Holiday Valley Ellicottville, NY.

Phone: (716)699-2345

Jack Frost/Big Boulder

Off of exit 43 of I-80.

Phone :(717)443-8425

Killington

Phone: (802)422-3333

Seven Springs

Off of Donegal exit (#9) of PA Turnpike.

Phone: (800)523-7777

Ski Liberty Carroll Valley, PA

8 mi SW of Gettysburg.

Phone: (717)642-8282

Ski Sawmill Rt 287 Morris, PA.

Phone: (800)532-7669

Tussey Mountain Ski Resort Boalsburg, PA.

Phone: (814)466-6810

Whitetail Mercersburg, PA.

Phone:(717)328-9400


Trails, Hiking & Biking and Scenic Drives

All Terrain Vehicle Trails in Sproul State Forest open for winter recreation from Jan until April 1. For more info call (570)923-6011

Colerain Road

From State College take state Route 45 west to Spruce Creek. Before reaching the town of Spruce Creek look for Colerain Rd. on the left. Follow Colerain Rd. to Brady, Kepler, state Route 26 and return to state Route 45 at Pine Grove Mills.

Crownover Trail

From State College follow West College Ave. (state Route 26) to Pine Grove Mills and continue over the mountain. Harry's Valley Road is the first dirt road on the right as you descend state Route 26. Be careful: It's at the first sharp turn and it's a dangerous intersection. Follow Harry's Valley Rd. for 1.9 miles and look for the wooden signpost on the right that says Crownover Trail. The signpost is an upright 4 by 4 post; not a large painted sign. It can be easy to miss so watch your odometer. You can park a short distance past it on the left.

Fall Foliage Drive

Take Rt 322 to Tussey Mt Ski Area. Follow Bear Meadows Road into Rothrock State Forest then onto Laurel Run Road to top of mountain. Follow Laurel Run Road 12 miles to Whipple Dam State Park and Rt 26

Greenlee Mountain

From State College take state Route 26 South and head for Whipple Dam State Park. Before entering the park you'll reach a dirt road. Turn right going away from Whipple Dam. This is Greenlee Road. Stay on it for seven miles until you reach a T-intersection with Laurel Run Road; turn left and return to Whipple Dam.

John Wert Path

From S.C. take Rt 322 E to Tussey Mountain Ski Area. Follow Bear Meadows Road for 3 miles, park at the stone monument on the right. the path is posted on the left after crossing the bridge.

Little Flat Lookout Tower

From S.C. take state Rte. 322 E. to Tussey Mountain Ski area Bear Meadows Rd. to first intersection. Turn right onto Laurel Run Rd. (dirt) and continue to the top of the mountain. As you descend the other side, a grated road is on the left. Park here and follow the road (one mile) to the tower. Return the same way.

Little Shingletown Road Trail

From S.C. take state Rte. 322 E. to Tussey Mountain Ski area Bear Meadows Rd. to first intersection. Turn right onto Laurel Run Rd. (dirt) and continue to the top of the mountain. A yellow gate on the right marks Little Shingletown Road trail.

Lower Trail

On warm days, try biking this rails to trails bike path which follows the Juniata River. If you are interested, call Rails to Trails of Central Pa at (814)832-2400 for more information.

Mid-State Trail

Take U.S. Route 322 East to Tussey Mountain ski area. After entering State Forest land continue on Bear Meadows Rd. to North Bear Meadows Rd. Follow to the top of the ridge where it meets Gettis Ridge Rd. Park here and look for the Mid-State Trail signpost.

Midstate Trail West

From State College, follow West College Ave. (state Route 26) to Pine Grove Mills and continue over the mountain. Harry's Valley Rd. is the first dirt road on the right as you descend state Route 26. Be careful: It's a dangerous intersection. Follow Harry's Valley Rd for 1.9 miles and look for the wooden signpost on the right that says Crownover Trail. The signpost is an upright post: not a large painted sign. It can be easy to miss so watch your odometer. You can park a short distance past it on the left.

Path of Progress

500-mile national heritage driving route that winds through nine southwestern PA counties

Pine Swamp Road

From State College take route 26 South to Whipple Dam State Park. Drive past Whipple Dam (do not cross the water). The paved road will meet the dirt road (Laurel Run Road). Continue four miles, and Pine Swamp Road will be on the left. It will return you to state Route 26, bear right to return to State college.

Several trails can be accessed from Pine Swamp Road including:

Musser Trail--1.0 mile from beginning of Pine Swamp Road
Pine Swamp Trail--2.2 mile from beginning of Pine Swamp Road
Box Spring Trail--3.3 miles from beginning of Pine Swamp Road
Mid-State Trail--3.5 miles from beginning of Pine Swamp Road
Ironstone Trail--marked trail (blue blazes ) off of Mid-State Trail

Pennsylvania's Rails to Trails Home Page

Rock Run intersection of Tram Road and state route 504

5 miles from Black Moshannon

Tussey Ridge - Mid-State Trail

If using a car shuttle, leave a car at Jo Hays Vista, on state Route 26 above Pine Grove Mills. Then return to U. S. Route 322 East to Tussey Mountain ski area. Follow Bear Meadows Road into Rothrock State Forest. Laurel Run Road (dirt) is the right hand turn at the first intersection. Follow to the top of the mountain. Begin hiking at the yellow gate where the Mid-State Trail crosses the road.


VINEYARDS & WINERIES

Kolln Vineyards and Winery

Phone: 814-355-4666

Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery Centre Hall, PA.

Phone: 814-466-6373

The Winery at Wilcox

2901 E. College Ave., State College

Phone: 814-2809


MISCELLANEOUS

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing

Centre County is blessed with 37 trout streams. You can fish a different stream every day for a month and not fish the same stream twice. When you factor in the nearby waters in other counties, the angling possibilities are extremely diverse and interesting.

Skate Park at Tussey Mountain Fun Center

Rt 322 E. Boalsburg, PA.
Phone: 814-466-6266

 

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