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“Great hike!”

Raccoon Creek State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hookstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Visited after Christmas to get off the couch and into some fresh air. It was great! We put together part of the forest trail with the lake trail to make a nice loop probably around 4 miles. Also checked out the mineral spring. Trails were very well marked. Only negative was that hunting is allowed, so the lady in the office said we should wear bright colors. We saw a few hunters while driving, but none on our hike. Perfect hike for what we were looking for!

2  Thank Shannon N
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed here two nights in August of 2013. We were visiting Pittsburgh and uses this campground as a base camp. We did not explore the state park at all, but it seemed nice. It takes about an hour to get into Pittsburgh from here which includes traffic and the tunnel. But for the price, it is hard to beat.

3  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Went to the park 3 weeks ago, the state stocking trout, rainbows. Great place to walk dogs, rent a boat for the lake, nice jogging trails. The park in kept very clean and cabins to rent. Rangers very helpful

1  Thank JohnM23_13
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Average park nothing spectacular, very spread out, modern cabins are very clean, beds are hard, kitchen is very adequate. Playground is in poor condition, Very little to do for kids, If you like planes this is a perfect park for you because commercial jets are just flying right about you all day (about every 5 mins) and some at night you can almost see the people on the planes. This park is right on the landing flight path for Pittsburgh International Airport. Groceries are about 15 mins away, We found grocery prices similar to Canadian prices.(Not Cheap). firewood can be bought at the boat launch ($5 a bundle). Beach is nice, the wildflower reserve has a beautiful education center. The highlight was probably the natural mineral spring. Be prepared to drive anywhere in the park, everything is so far apart. We have been camping for many years in tents, trailers and cabins, and can probably say that we would not return to this park.

3  Thank mandrl
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We just spent 2 nights camping in the D Loop at Raccoon Creek State Park. There's a few things you should know before you go. Come prepared! There is NO WHERE within a 30 minute drive of the campground to get gas, ice, or firewood. And there is no place to get all 3 at once! No one was working at the campground entrance the entire time we were there, and the Park Office does not have gas or wood. Luckily, we had an ax and chopped our own wood from downed trees, but otherwise we would have been out of luck. There is also ONE dumpster (that we could find) at the campground entrance. Since the raccoons are rampant your choice is to put your trash in your car, or spend 10-15 minutes driving it to the front of the campground. There were a few different people in State Park trucks that drove around the loop ridiculously fast, and never once did they wave, roll down their window, or ask how we were. Even after a night of torrential rain, thunder, and lightening they just sped by without checking in. We were there during the week and there were mostly empty sites, but also know that almost all of them have a significant slope to them - especially in Loops B and C - I'm not sure where you would even put a tent in these sites.
Is it a peaceful, remote place with a decent beach - yes. But while those are things we usually look for in campgrounds, it's not one we're likely to return to. We are not "luxury" campers by any stretch of the imagination, but this place made camping with 3 little girls just a little too challenging.

6  Thank Lisa1495
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