Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

#143 of 419 in Parks in Pennsylvania
Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park’s beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake, the famous Wildflower Reserve,the historic Frankfort Mineral Springs, and 44 miles of scenic trails.

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  • Beautiful Park. The park rangers were very friendly and successfully addressed a noise complaint we had so that it didn't happen again the following night. The trail we hiked on was pretty overgrown i...  more »
  • We try to go to the beach and state park as often as we can in the summer. They have a nice, clean sandy beach. There are bathrooms, changing stalls, a concession stand as well as picnic areas, tables...  more »
  • Terrific park for hikers! Usually very quiet and peaceful. Sometimes the Pittsburgh Airport has to redirect flight patterns due to weather, then you will have jets overhead, but it is actually kind of cool. Campsites are for the most part decently spaced and treed.Not a lot of spaces for huge campers though, if resort style camping is your thing you may want to look elsewhere. This park is rather wild and beautiful!!
  • Overall, it's a pretty nice campground. The online pictures of the individual sites don't exactly match with the actual site. The first time we went I had reserved a site online and when we got there there wasn't enough room to pitch our 8x20 tent. A quick trip to the check in station and I was told to pick another one (it wasn't very busy that weekend) and come back and let them know where we ended up. With 5 kids we usually stay within 100yds of the restrooms and showers, but most of them are centrally located. They are clean, too.

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