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Address: R.R. 1, Box 211, James Creek, PA 16657
Phone Number: 814-658-3847
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Picnicking

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Food for the soul!

The most breathtaking views, in the midst of the Rothrock State Forest in Central Pennsylvania. Amazing hiking trails along the Great Trough Creek and along mountainsides. Not for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The most breathtaking views, in the midst of the Rothrock State Forest in Central Pennsylvania. Amazing hiking trails along the Great Trough Creek and along mountainsides. Not for the faint at heart. Peace and tranquility surround you. Nature at its best! Pennsylvania's hidden gem. Favorite State Park of all I've seen. Must put this on your bucket list! Heaven on... More 

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Linglestown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A tiny park with spectacular scenery! Recommended for people who love the outdoors. Picnics, hikes, and picture taking!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to Raystown for the first time in August for 10 days. Little Trough Creek State Park was at the top of our attraction list!! I had taken the time to look into everything nearby, looking for fun, interesting things to do with my husband and our 3 year old birthday boy, that would fit into our budget. We... More 

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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254 reviews 254 reviews
98 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to a friends family reunion this summer at Trough creek State Park. We did some hiking on the trails and there were some scenic sights. My absolute favorite was the "ice mine" cold air gets trapped in the mountain during the winter and slowly bleeds out through this cave. Since cold air sinks. You walk down a staircase. It... More 

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York Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The suspension bridge was cool. My 8 year old loved that. The trails were very clean and very beautiful

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Philadelphia, Pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped at this park in the rain as a stop off on a four hour cruise around the area. Even in the rain, it was a short walk (albeit a bit slippery) to see the bridge and falls and well worth the leg stretching. Free and though it was quick for us, could easily spend hours exploring other trails.

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Saxton, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The small state park offers hiking trails, bike trails and picnic areas. Hikes to see the ice mine, balanced rock, and the swinging bridge are a must. Kids should have wading sneakers to explore the streams. Our family is now grown, but it was a favorite of ours for an evening picnic every summer for years. Now we take friends... More 

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I grew up not far from here (about an hour's drive) and never knew it existed. I am happy we finally discovered it even though we now live about 5 hours away. We visited with 8 kids (aged 5-12) and it was a great place for family hiking. We only had one day when we were here this past summer,... More 

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We took a couple of hours to explore the park and it was beautiful with the changing leaves. The little trek up to the Balancing Rock was beautiful and charming. Very easy hike for any fitness level except for maybe a sharp, steep turn or two near the top. The suspension bridge is not awe inspiring, but is fun to... More 

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PA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
45 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We visited this park as part of a day-trip to the lake. Enjoyed the Ice Mine, scenic rock formations & trails. Both kids (9 & 15 year-old) enjoyed poking around the trails near the creek & Balanced Rock. The 'movie-inspired' swaying suspension bridge was a hit also! If you're at the lake, this park is worth the side trip!

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