Canoeing and Camping at Kettle Creek State Park

by PennPaddler

kettlecreekKettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in Clinton County. The park is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and forest.

Canoeing at Kettle Creek
The 167-acre Kettle Creek provides a boat launch and boat mooring with overnight mooring available by permit. Motorboats, canoes, kayaks and sailboats are permitted. Overnight mooring for park campers is available.

Camping at Kettle Creek
The park has two camping areas open from early spring to December. The Lower Campground has 44 sites; 38 sites with electric hookups, and has a terrific view of the water. The Upper Campground has 27 sites; 12 sites with electric hookups, and also has a veiw of the water. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Non-flush toilets and water spigots are nearby. Water and sewer hookups are not available. A trailer sanitary dumping station is in the Lower Campground.

Fishing at Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek Reservoir provides great trout, bass and panfish oportunities. The Lower Campground is located beside the popular seven acre Kettle Creek Lake. Kettle Creek has excellent water quality that supports a healthy aquatic population.

Horseback Riding
Approximately 22 miles of equestrian trail begins at Beaverdam Run and runs through the Sproul State Forest before returning to the trailhead.

Hiking at Kettle Creek State Park
There is the 53 mile Donut Hole Trail with access near the Lower Campground. This trail connects onto several other trail systems.

Hunting in the Park
Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established hunting seasons. Hunters will encounter deer, turkey, bear and grouse. Hunting is also permitted at the adjacent Sproul State Forest.

Environmental Education
Kettle Creek State Park provides educational programs for children, guided walks and campfire programs throughout the camping season.

Although campsites are available on a first come basis, it is advisable to reserve your campsite in advance. You can reserve a campsite online by clicking here. Or you can call 888-PA-PARKS.

For more information on visit the Kettle Creek State Park Website.

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