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Raccoon Creek State Park

Raccoon Creek State Park has continued to develop from the park’s beginning as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s, to one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania. Facilities at the park are a mix from the early Civilian Conservation Corps camp to modern facilities. In addition to recreational areas, there are large tracts of undeveloped land. The 7,572-acre park features the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon Lake.

A Non-Denominational church service is held at the Campground Amphitheatre in F Loop every Sunday, 10 AM to 10:30 AM, from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

3000 State Route 18, Hookstown, PA 15050-1605








Albert Wasilewski



Upcoming Events

Night Hike and Campout

Attention Backpackers. Up for a little early winter adventure? We'll spend 2-3 hours Saturday evening backpacking to a camping site, set up camp and return...

12/7 5pm
Winter Walks and Talks: Life in the Cold

Stay in shape and enjoy the winter landscape with our series of 'Winter Walks and Talks". Held once a month over the winter, each program will cover a...

12/15 2pm
First Day Hike

Join us at Raccoon Creek State Park as we kick off the New Year with a hike along our XC Ski/Heritage Trail. The Easy to Moderate 2.5-mile hike will depart...

1/1/2020 10am
Painting Winter Wildlife

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you " Painting Winter Wildlife" at the park. We invite anyone from...

1/4/2020 2pm
Nature Journaling

The Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park have teamed up with Naturalist Betsy Bangley to bring you “Nature Journaling". Betsy will cover the fundamentals of...

3/28/2020 1pm

Recent Events

Bat Blitz


Bat Blitz


Recent Activity

Heather Moyer

Heather Moyer left a review 8/2/2019

Unfortunately, I was unable to go because I was on the waitlist. I didn’t receive a confirmation that a space freed up for my husband and me.

Wanda Boustead

Wanda Boustead left a positive review 7/28/2019

As Always , very informative and enjoying. Skylar, 14, had a great time ! Thank You !

Wanda Boustead

Wanda Boustead left a positive review 6/24/2019

It was very good , enjoyed !

Elissa Uram

Elissa Uram left a positive review 5/11/2019

Lora Russell is a real treasure. She can help a person with limited artistic ability create a painting they can be proud of. Her classes are a joy to attend.

Kayla Marie

Kayla Marie left a positive review 5/11/2019

It was very interesting to learn about things you would never think was actually there 100 years ago.

Bill Henry

Bill Henry left a positive review 3/16/2019

Very informative. After that went out on the trails and helped Shane as he cut downed trees that were across the trails at the Wildflower Reserve.

Beth McKinstry

Beth McKinstry left a positive review 2/4/2019

We had a great time. Of course the weather was perfect, as was the ice. The rangers/instructors were patient and accommodating. We would definitely bring our Boy Scouts back again for the experience. Please be sure to let us know when you do it again; meanwhile we will continue to check the website. Thank you so much!

Linda M. Scott

Linda M. Scott left a review 1/5/2019

As usual, the class was filled when I got the email announcement....so I registered on the wait list and as usual was never called that there was an opening...very disheartening.

Paul Goldstrom

Paul Goldstrom posted a photo 7/21/2018

Paul Goldstrom

Paul Goldstrom posted a photo 7/21/2018