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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

Tree ID Hike

Looking for an opportunity to learn how to identify tree species? Well look no further! We'll be taking a short hike around Raccoon Creek State Park to learn...

5/17 12pm
Box Turtle

Here's a turt-ally awesome program that I know you're gonna love! Come paddle around Raccoon Lake to learn all about turtles, and hopefully we'll even get to...

5/19 10am

Wetlands. What are they? How do they form? What makes them so important? We'll be answering all of these questions and more as we explore one of our very own...

5/21 10am
Full Moon

From folklore to science, the moon is a fascinating aspect of the night sky. On this moonlit night, we'll trek through the park and learn all about this...

5/26 8pm
Nature’s Nasties Walk

There are some plants and animals that are best avoided. Join us and learn how to stay safe in the outdoors from poison ivy, ticks, stinging nettles,...

5/29 10am

Recent Events

Night Hike


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