What to do in Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park was developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting the hill on the entrance road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, summer swimming and small watercraft. The fields and wood lots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

The park is the home of the largest nursery colony of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On warm summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary. The park offers 8 year-round cabins that overlook the lake and they are within walking distance of the swimming area. The environmental education program is centered around the bats. Programs are held on a regular basis during the warmer months. Fishing for walleye, muskellunge, bass, trout, pickerel, catfish, crappies and panfish are favorites pastimes. The swimming beach at the lake is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Picnicking, hiking and hunting are enjoyed at Canoe Creek. The park also offers winter sports including: ice skating on two ponds, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice boating.

All facilities are ADA accessible.

Canoe Creek State Park was developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting the hill on the entrance road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, summer swimming and small watercraft. The fields and woodlots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

The park is the home of the largest nursery colony of little brown bats in Pennsylvania. On warm summer evenings, thousands of bats can be seen exiting the old church sanctuary.

Recreation
The park offers 8 year-round cabins that overlook the lake and they are within walking distance of the swimming area. The environmental education program is centered around the bats. Programs are held on a regular basis during the warmer months. Fishing for walleye, muskellunge, bass, trout, pickerel, catfish, crappies and panfish are favorites pastimes. The swimming beach at the lake is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Picnicking, hiking and hunting are enjoyed at Canoe Creek. The park also offers winter sports including: ice skating on two ponds, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice boating.

All facilities are ADA accessible.

Location
To reach Canoe Creek State Park, travel on U.S. Route 22, until you arrive at the small village of Canoe Creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the "Turkey Valley Road" for one half mile to the main park entrance road.

Climate
Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Canoe Creek State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging from 22 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 to -4 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range from 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Address
RR 2, Box 560
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-9752

Phone: 814-695-6807

Email: canoecreek@dcnr.state.pa.us
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