Canoeing, Kayaking and Camping at Clear Creek State Park

by PennPaddler

clearcreekcabinClear Creek State Park
This 1676 acre park is located in Jefferson County Pennsylvania, the park is located near Brookville, Pennsylvania. The park opened in 1922 and many of its facilities and attractions were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park offers hiking, boating, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, tent, trailer and cabin camping.

Canoeing at Clear Creek
The park is located on the shore of the Clarion River and offers great canoeing and kayaking in the spring and fall. Canoe launching is available at the park and commercial canoe rentals are available just outside of the park. The most popular canoe trip on the Clarion is the four to six hour canoe trip from Clear Creek to Cook State Forest Park. The Clarion is a class C waterway.

Camping at Clear Creek
There are 53 tent and trailer campsites available in the park. Non-flush toilets and a sanitary dump station are provided. The park is open April through December and access is not guaranteed during severe winter weather. The camping area also has a disc golf course and basketball court.

Fishing at Clear Creek State Park
The Clarion River has smallmouth bass and many species of panfish and trout. Clear Creek provides good fishing for trout. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws are enforced in the park.

Hunting at Clear Creek State Park
The park contains 1,200 acres open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during legal seasons. Wildlife include deer, squirrel, grouse, bear and turkey. Over 10,000 acres of adjacent state forest lands are also open to hunting.

Hiking at Clear Creek State Park
There are about 25 miles of hiking trails at the Clear Creek State Park. While hiking expect to see Rhododendron and mountain laurel throughout the park. And expect to see wildlife, including deer, bear, turkey and grouse.

Other Activities Near the Park

Cook Forest State Park – only 11 miles away, this large state park features stands of old growth timber.

Clear Creek State Forest – adjacent to Clear Creek State Park, this 10,000-acre area provides hunting, fishing, hiking and general recreation. Scenic views of the surrounding area may be seen from Bear Town Rocks.

Allegheny National Forest – this large, 500,000 acre forest is the only national forest in Pennsylvania and has general outdoor recreation.

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 Clear Creek State Park Website.

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