What to do in Sizerville State Park

Sizerville State Park opened for public use in 1924 with the first facilities built in 1927. The name "Sizerville" comes from a logging boom town of the same name which flourished around the turn of the century. Sizerville itself was named for the Sizer family who were, according to local legend, the first settlers in the area.

Sizerville State Park is surrounded by the Elk State Forest and shares many of the recreation opportunities with the state forest. Hiking trails traverse back and forth between the two lands as well as fishing and snowmobiling opportunities. Sizerville offers a fairly large campground and several picnic groves along hiking trails and fishing waters. There is a visitor center, an opportunity for swimming in a large pool that offers a dressing stockade and concession open during the summer months. An amphitheater is located near the family campground offering environmental education talks. There are several walk-in campsites for those looking for a more remote destination. In addition, approximately 200 acres of state park land are open for hunting, trapping and training of dogs during established seasons.

Sizerville State Park opened for public use in 1924 with the first facilities built in 1927. The name "Sizerville" comes from a logging boom town of the same name which flourished around the turn of the century. Sizerville itself was named for the Sizer family who were, according to local legend, the first settlers in the area.

Beautiful white pines and hemlocks grace Sizerville and bring to the visitor's eye and mind a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The pines were planted in the 1930's as a conservation effort by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Several thousand acres in and around the park were planted to replace the massive tracts of virgin timber logged at the turn of the century.

Recreation
Sizerville State Park is surrounded by the Elk State Forest and shares many of the recreation opportunities with the state forest. Hiking trails traverse back and forth between the two lands as well as fishing and snowmobiling opportunities. Sizerville offers a fairly large campground and several picnic groves along hiking trails and fishing waters. There is a visitor center, an opportunity for swimming in a large pool that offers a dressing stockade and concession open during the summer months. An amphitheater is located near the family campground offering environmental education talks. There are several walk-in campsites for those looking for a more remote destination. In addition, approximately 200 acres of state park land are open for hunting, trapping and training of dogs during established seasons.

Location
Sizerville State Park, an area of 386 acres in north central Pennsylvania, is located 7 miles north of Emporium on PA Route 155 in Cameron and Potter counties.

Climate
Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Sizerville 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 238-A
Emporium, PA 15834-9608

Phone: 814-486-5605

Email: sizerville@dcnr.state.pa.us
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