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Whipple Dam State Park, Huntingdon

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Whipple Dam State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 256 acres (104 ha) in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Whipple Lake is a man-made lake on 22 acres (8.9 ha) that was originally built during the height of the lumber era that swept through Pennsylvania in the late 19th and early 20th century to supply power for a sawmill. Whipple Dam State Park is 12 miles (19 km) south of State College, just east of Pennsylvania Route 26.
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  • We had a nice hike with a pretty stream, rhododendron and relatively young trees. The entire park was logged by 1904. The lake was empty for dam repairs, no 8dea when it will reopen.  more »
  • Nice secluded PA Park located way back in the PA mountains. Traveled some dirt roads to get there. Looks to be a nice area. Was surprised the lake is drained. Ill need to check why.  more »
  • Great time canoeing with the boy scouts. The timing was perfect; there was nobody else there at the water, because the forecast called for storms. So it was quiet, the kids could goof around without disturbing people. The water was warm and there were hardly any bugs to bother you. I very much enjoyed it and will be glad to come back.
  • Really nice State Park. It has a small swimming area, boat rentals in the summer and a good amount of picnic tables and pavilions. The Lake Loop is the main hiking trail there. It's a nice walk. It gets pretty muddy, but they are actively building elevated walkways over the bad parts.

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