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Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run

#138 of 146 in Nature in Pennsylvania
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Yellow Creek State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 2,981 acres (1,206 ha) in Brush Valley and Cherryhill Townships, Indiana County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park encompasses parts of Yellow Creek and Little Yellow Creek. The old Kittanning Path goes through the parkland. The park was established in 1963. An additional 159 acres (64 ha) of developed land were purchased in 1982. Yellow Creek Lake, a 720-acre (290 ha) man-made lake, was built in 1969 by an earth and rock dam on Yellow Creek. Yellow Creek State Park is between the boroughs of Ebensburg and Indiana on U.S. Route 422.

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  • Nice laid back park. Great place for a beginning kayaker . Several easy areas to put in and smooth water to learn on.  more »
  • Yellow Creek State Park is a hidden gem in PA. Lake was awesome for kayaking. Also rented a pontoon boat for an afternoon excursion. Enjoyed swimming in the lake from off the boat. Cabins were clean.....  more »
  • While this place has pretty views swimmer beware it is a man built dam that get a lot of young families and lots of bodily functions afloat from time to time. Sometimes you end up with more sickness then fun. As a kid my family frequently visited here I must say it has gone down hill since then. The place is a bit rundown . While the wild life can be beautiful goose poo litters the beach and by beach I mean the once glorious sand is now rock hard cracked burning dirt.:( the trails are great for walking hiking biking with places to stop off for fishing boating. However they are in the dense trees so for safety sake don't go alone one can get lost or worse. This is free to the public so who knows who or what could be lurking... There are yurts available RV hook ups camping sites and boat rentals. And snakes galore so step with caution they have been known to swallow fish right on the hook and take to the water. While many people are hesitate to "label" the exact type of reptile bred I can say from pictures and personal experiences they are large. So like an outdoor facility use your head and have fun! There is a promise of a makeover in the near future, but that remains to be seen.
  • I like Yellow Creek for Picnics and Fishing. There are other activities you can enjoy there as well. Nice place to relax.

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