What to do in Clear Creek State Park

Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676 acres in Jefferson County which occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The first public campsites at Clear Creek were opened in 1922. In May 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) greatly expanded the recreational facilities. By the time they departed in 1937, they had built the cabins, the swimming area, the food concession building, restrooms, trails, bridges and roads. Today, the park offers cabins and yurts, camping, canoeing with rentals available, hiking, fishing for native and stocked brook trout, hunting, swimming in a small man-made lake, environmental programs, a visitor center and an array of winter sports including cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding.

Accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Accessible restrooms are located in the Pipeline Picnic Area. Three designated camping sites, a cabin and a large picnic pavilion are equipped for people with disabilities.

Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676 acres in Jefferson County which occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The first public campsites at Clear Creek were opened in 1922. In May 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) greatly expanded the recreational facilities. By the time they departed in 1937, they had built the cabins, the swimming area, the food concession building, restrooms, trails, bridges and roads.

Recreation
Today, the park offers cabins and yurts, camping, canoeing with rentals available, hiking, fishing for native and stocked brook trout, hunting, swimming in a small man-made lake and an array of winter sports including cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding.

There is an environmental interpretation program during the summer months. This program includes guided walks and evening campfire programs in the camping area. An environmental interpreter is also available to explain and interpret the natural phenomena of the park. A visitor center with logging and nature exhibits is open from spring until fall.

Accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Accessible restrooms are located in the Pipeline Picnic Area. Three designated camping sites, a cabin and a large picnic pavilion are equipped for people with disabilities.

Location
Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676.29 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA Route 949 to the Clarion River. The town of Brookville is located only 12 miles away. From I-80 West, take Exit 12, and from I-80 East, take Exit 13.

Climate
Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Clear Creek State Park area generally has very cold winter months with temperatures averaging 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). The region's average summer temperatures average 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). Precautions should be made when traveling this snowy area in the winter.

Address
R.R. 1, Box 82
Sigel, PA 15860-9502

Phone: 814-752-2368

Email: clearcreek@dcnr.state.pa
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