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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

Vernal Pool Walk

Come learn about vernal pools and the creatures that use them as we explore one of these seasonal wetlands. Participants should wear appropriate footwear for...

4/1 10am
Kings Creek Cemetery Clean Up (Volunteer Event)

We need your help! Join us as we work on cleaning up Kings Creek Cemetery. Please bring gloves, rakes, and weed wacker or string trimmer. Registration required.

4/2 10am
Growing Native Plants from Seed

Growing native plants from seeds can be a rewarding, but challenging. Join us and learn some tricks and tips to reduce the challenges and increase your...

4/8 10am
VIRTUAL - Tree of the Month: Eastern Hemlock

Join us for a virtual lunchtime session about the official state tree of Pennsylvania... the eastern hemlock! This is a virtual program that will be...

4/14 12pm
Native Plant Garden Clean Up

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we pull weeds, mulch, spread...

4/15 10am

Recent Events

Nature Journaling


Owl Prowl


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