What to do in Ralph Stover State Park

Ralph Stover State Park marks the site of a water powered grain mill of the late 18th century. The park, named for Ralph Stover who owned and operated the mill, contains remnants of the mill, including the millrace. This millrace diverted the water from above the dam to power the mill.

This lovely day use state park offers a few other amenities that the majority of PA state parks don't offer. Whitewater boating and rock climbing are the two unique recreation opportunities. In addition, warm water fishing is offered in Tohickon Creek. Picnicking at several locations offer beautiful scenic vistas such as the outstanding view of a horseshoe bend in Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest.

Ralph Stover State Park marks the site of a water powered grain mill of the late 18th century. The park, named for Ralph Stover who owned and operated the mill, contains remnants of the mill, including the millrace. This millrace diverted the water from above the dam to power the mill.

Since the gift of this property for use as a state park, from the Stover heirs to the Commonwealth in 1931, an additional property known as the "High Rocks" was added through the donation of the late James A. Michener, a noted author. This area is popular for its spectacular views and geological features and is used extensively as a rock-climbing site. The 200-foot sheer rock face of this cliff offers a unique challenge to the experienced climber.

Recreation
This lovely day use state park offers a few other amenities that the majority of PA state parks don't offer. Whitewater boating and rock climbing are the two unique recreation opportunities. In addition, warm water fishing is offered in Tohickon Creek. Picnicking at several locations offer beautiful scenic vistas such as the outstanding view of a horseshoe bend in Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest.

Location
Ralph Stover State Park is 2 miles north of Point Pleasant on State Park Road and Stump Road. Situated in eastern Bucks County, the park contains 45 acres along the Tohickon Creek in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Climate
Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Ralph Stover State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (above 23 Celsius).

Address
c/o Delaware Canal State Park
R.R. 1, Box 615-A
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972-9540

Phone: 610-982-5560


Email: delaware@dcnr.state.pa.us
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