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“Day visit”

Hickory Run State Park
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in White Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2013

My son and I enjoyed the hike from the SR 534 to the Boulder Field. The hike was not as difficult as advertised and the field was amazing. Before that hike the whole family visited Hawk Falls. My wife and I came back a day or so later and visited the lake and did some geocaching.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beautiful campground. Good Value. My only negative is that even with a lot of acres in the park the campsites are very close together. We stayed at 368 which was in the 'rustic' section but our campsite was 10 feet from the neighbor next to us (see photo - the picnic table in the photo actually belonged to the other campsite - our picnic table was behind our tents). We originally reserved 366 but this was almost unusable as it was right on top of 364. My recommendation would be to drive up there and around the campground to see what you like. There are a few nice secluded campsites mixed in but you can't really tell from the map online. They also have a list they post outside the office so you can make sure you are not taking a spot that is already reserved if you arrive after it's closed if you don't reserve in advance (although we were able to switch our reservation pretty easily if you want to hedge your bets).

Like others have said Boulder Field is great for the kids. And it's free even if you don't camp there. So that works. The lake is nice too.

1  Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We spent a weekend here in August of 2013. We rented an electric campsite next to some friends who also brought their RV. We were able to park on the far side of each of our campsites and have a nice, big, shared camping area between us. It was quiet even thought the campground was full. Pit toilets were a short walk away for anyone who didn't want to use the rv (prepare yourself for this experience - it's not a pleasant one). Camp store was nicely equipped, and trails were excellent - we highly recommend the "Shades of Death" trail - named for the hemlocks. A difficult trail at some parts - but the beautiful waterfalls made it totally worth it! Nice beach for swimming and several other trails for all levels of hiker. The only con is the busy state road that bisects the park and runs behind many of the campsites (including ours). The speed limit is not adhered to and you take your life in your hands walking it or crossing it. Overall, a beautiful, huge park to which we plan to return!

1  Thank AmilynK
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Hiked park today - people at campground and beach mostly. Some people on the trails. You have Have HAVE to go see Boulder Field. It's amazing.... never even heard of it until we pulled up.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Recently enjoyed several trips to this great park.

My kids ages 8, 6, 3 are really enjoyed the hikes. I was impressed with their abilities to navigate the terrain.

Here are my recommendations:

1) Hawk Falls Trail. An out and back hike less than a mile each way. Some fun rock scrambles to climb around the falls. Very pretty scenery. Beyond the falls there are some nice stream side places to stop for a snack. A great destination hike for the kids.

2) Boulder Field. We took the rustic road out to the boulder field. The kids all enjoyed hopping from rock to rock for about 45 minutes. The size of the field is quite impressive. It captured our attention longer than I expected. An "oasis" tree out in the middle of the field provided shade for a water/snack break.

3) Shades of Death Trail. Another fun out and back trail. We did not complete the full 1.5 miles out. A lot of rocks to climb and hop over. Some dams, streams, and little waterfalls amused the kids. Seeing a lot of tadpoles and a water snake made the hike a smashing success. Don't be scared off by the name!


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