Ole Bull State Park, Cross Fork

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Ole Bull State Park is a 132-acre (53 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Stewardson Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is located on Pennsylvania Route 144, 26 miles (42 km) north of Renovo and 18 miles (29 km) south of Galeton. Ole Bull State Park is in the Kettle Creek Valley, and is surrounded by Susquehannock State Forest. The woods surrounding the park are called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover.

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  • We were there in August. The Beach is well cared for. I was wondering why it was empty on a hot day. I discovered because the creek water is very cold. I generally swim in very cool water and I...  more »
  • This is the only place that I have been outside of California that the trees are reminiscent of the giant redwoods! The groves of evergreens are that tall and stately! Lots of great hiking trails...  more »
  • If you're looking for peace, serenity and nature this is the place. They call it God's Country for a reason. The loop by the sandy beach is where we always stay sited 57, 58 and 59 are off by themselves and our favorite. The bathrooms are very clean, showers are hot, there is a swimming area with a sandy beach area (no lifeguards). The stream that runs through is perfect for kids exploring catching cray fish and minnows. Hiking trails, etc. The road around the loop is gravel and flat great for riding bikes - a quick drive down the road and you may get to see some of the majestic elk that now call this place home. This campground is the perfect place to disconnect from reality and technology. There is no cell service mostly. Some Verizon customers may get spotty service. Take your kids outside and play with them in nature. You wont regret coming here!
  • A big shout out to Ben from Rochester, who took my son under his wing for trout fishing August 2019. Unfortunately, didn't get his contact info, but if you ever read this: Thanks!!! Also, to the amazing campground hosts ( thanks for the coloring book and crayons 🙂)and friendly staff. Beautiful grounds. We've been here a few times. The staff are meticulous in keeping it and the bathrooms clean. The kids love fishing or just wading, and swimming area. I think the wood shed has been fixed up, so the wood was drier then in previous years. (The showers in loop 1 did seem colder then in the past).

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