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Canoe Creek State Park
CANOE CREEK STATE PARK
CANOE CREEK STATE PARK
RR 2 Box 560
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania   16648

Phone: 814-695-6807
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Canoe Creek State Park
'Herring Reflection'

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Canoe Creek State Park

2008. Didnt feel like hiking up to the bridge to cross the creek, so we decided to use this log instead. Made it across without falling in

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'Red Fox'
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This photo was taken in the field near the Park Office.

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'Reflections'
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This photo of the lake was taken late in the summer.

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'Heron'
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This photo was taken by the dam.

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'Sparrow'
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One of the many bird friends that we have watched at Canoe Creek.

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'Deer'
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This photo was taken from the car just past the park office. October 2011

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'Autumn Trees'
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This photo shows the beautiful colors of the trees at the lake. October 2011

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'Fishing'
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It was amazing to see this Osprey swoop down and grab the fish right out of the water

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'Geese'
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There are a lot of geese at the lake this fall. These two werent getting along very well. October 2011

Canoe Creek State Park
© 2009 Diane Rhone. All rights reserved.

Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
© 2009 Diane Rhone. All rights reserved.

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Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park
'limestone kilns'

These are the limestone kilns in Canoe Creek State Park.

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
'lime stone trail'
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Canoe Creek State Park
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Canoe Creek State Park
'lime stone trail'
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'Geese'
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Two by two they flew October 2011

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'Summer Flowers'

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a random wild flower with a lake background

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'Closeup Flower'

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A closeup of a weird flower along the kiln trail

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'Spring Sunset'

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A spring sunset enjoyed from my kayak

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'Old Dock'

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An old dock behind the pond

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'Geese'

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Patroling the pond

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'Lake'

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'Summer Sunset'

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Summer Sunset

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'Foliage'

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Perfect place for a largemouth bass

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'Flowers'

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Another set of weird flowers along the kiln trail

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'Kiln'

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Creepy shot of the inside of an old limestone kiln

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'Yellow Flower'

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Yellow flowers along the kiln trail

Canoe Creek State Park, 12 miles east of Altoona, is a modern day use facility developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting the hill on Canoe Creek Road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, a popular swimming area and enjoyment for small pleasure boaters. Fields and woodlots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

Canoe Creek's proximity to nearby communities allows local residents to take a short pleasure drive and enjoy an evening of fishing, picnicking or walking.
History of the Area
Geologic formations in and around the park are rich in limestone. This limestone was extracted and used for many purposes, including supplying a raw material for the once thriving iron and steel industry of Pennsylvania. The park has several old quarry operations. Two calcining plants (limekilns), the Hartman kilns site and the Blair Limestone Company kilns site, operated in the park during the early 1900s. The Blair Limestone Company Kiln remnants are the focus of historical and interpretive programs and displays. This company was a subsidiary of Jones and Laughlin Steel Company of Pittsburgh, PA. The preservation and interpretation of this industrial limekiln site is part of the Path of Progress heritage tour route in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Cabins
Eight modern cabins overlook the lake. They are within walking distance of the swimming area and are available for year-round rental. The rental period in the summer is one week. During the remainder of the year, they may be rented for a minimum of two days.
Swimming
The sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming when lifeguards are off-duty.

The sand beach is 350 feet long and has a grass sunning area and sand play areas. The bathhouse has showers and dressing booths.

A snackbar by the swimming beach carries a variety of fast food and drink items.
Boating
Boating: electric motors only

The 155-acre Canoe Lake has boat launching areas are on both sides of the lake. Boat mooring spaces are available along the eastern shoreline. On the west side of the park, the boat rental has rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks and canoes.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


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Picnicking
Areas on the east and west sides of the park provide numerous picnic tables. Picnic areas also contain charcoal grills and charcoal disposal units. Three picnic pavilions are available for rental. Picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trails
Biking: The one-mile Bike Trail runs between US 22 and Mattern Road, passing through the day use area.

Horseback Riding: A bridle trail loops around the northern part of the park. Riding horse rentals are not available in the area.

Hiking: 8 miles of trailsThe trails pass through forests, fields, shrubby areas, historic areas and along the lake shore. Please wear fluorescent orange when hiking during hunting seasons.
Nature Programs
Canoe Creek State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs. Through hands-on activities, guided walks and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office.

Programs are offered year-round. For more detailed information contact the park office. An interpretive center highlights the historical and natural resources of the park. Near the modern cabins, the center is open seasonally and at other times by group appointment.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 25 AWESOME by Kam
A great experience with my family. Hope to come here during the summer as it was a wonderful time!
July 1 LOVE IT
I LOVE CANOE CREEK!! my family has gone there since i was very young every summer and we stay in the cabins for a week and it is just BEAUTIFUL!
June 2 Camping? by GLK
We love the park and really would love it if the park would have a campsite. They would make money and attract more people. This would be great!
April 26 A nice place to have fun in nature by Andy
I feel that Canoe Creek is one of the best places to go for swimming, fishing, hiking, picnics, and more. It is a place of nature and fun.


Area Campgrounds

Wright's Orchard Station Campground
2381 Old Rt 220N
Duncansville, PA
814-695-2628


Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge
100 Chipmunk Crossing
Entriken, PA
814-658-3500


Pleasant Hills Resort
Pleasant Hills Drive
Hesston, PA
814-658-3986


Lake Raystown Family Camping Resort
11601 Piney Ridge Road
Huntingdon, PA
814-643-3377


Shy Beaver R.V. Park
1529 Shy Beaver Road
James Creek, PA
814-658-3096


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Lou's Tackle Box
906 8th Ave
Altoona, PA
(814) 949-0385


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Pennsylvania Vacation Home with Views - New Paris, PACottages and Cabins
This beautiful 3 year new vacation home in Bedford County, with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths, rests on 8.4 acres and is part of a gated rural community that backs up to Gallitzin State Forest.
Web Site: pennsylvaniaviews.com
30.8 miles from park*
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Directions
To reach Canoe Creek State Park, travel on US 22, until you arrive at the small village of Canoe Creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the Turkey Valley Road for one half mile to Canoe Creek Road, on the right.

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