Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown

#147 of 419 in Parks in Pennsylvania
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Raccoon Creek State Park is a 7,572-acre (3,064 ha) Pennsylvania state park on Raccoon Creek in Hanover and Independence townships in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is about 30 miles (48 km) from the city of Pittsburgh, near Hookstown. Raccoon Creek State Park is easily accessed from Pennsylvania Route 18 and U.S Routes 30 and 22. The park offers numerous activities such as hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, camping, swimming, fishing, and boating, the last three at the 101-acre (41 ha) "Raccoon Lake."

Raccoon Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • It's getting real pretty around the lake right now. Been to the park twice recently: once by the lake and the other in the Wildflower Reserve. It's all about hiking for me and they got some pretty.....  more »
  • Conveniently located off Route 22, this is an excellent park with a variety of activities that are very family-friendly. There is a free beach to swim, with a near-by concession stand and a few...  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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