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Clear Creek State Park
Clear Creek State Park
38 Clear Creek State Park Road
Sigel, Pennsylvania   15860

Phone: 814-752-2368
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
Clear Creek State Park
'Ice Age Boulder'
© Copyright by Stanley J. Mikolajek, Do Not Use Without Permission

The Boulders are Huge

Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,676.29 acres in Jefferson County. The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River.
History of the Area
The first public campsites at Clear Creek were opened in 1922. In May 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) greatly expanded the recreational facilities. By the time they departed in 1937, they had built the cabins, the swimming area, the food concession building, restrooms, trails, bridges and roads.
From the second Friday in April until the third Friday in December, Clear Creek State Park rents twenty-two rustic cabins and two yurts. The cabins and yurts must be rented for one week, except in the spring and fall rental season. One cabin sleeps eight people. One cabin sleeps six people. The rest of the cabins and yurts sleep four people. Extra cots are not available

A wood stove or propane heater heats the cabins. The yurts have electric heat. Other minimal furnishings include: single bunk beds, chairs, tables, electric range, electric refrigerator and electric lights. Firewood is not provided. Frost-free water faucets are outside. Two shower houses are nearby. One cabin is accessible.
Fifty-three tent and trailer campsites are available in a beautiful woodland setting. Non-flush toilets and a sanitary dump station are provided. The area is open from the second Friday in April through the third Friday in December. Access is not guaranteed during severe winter weather. Check weather conditions by calling the park office. Also located beside the camping areas is a 9-hole disc golf course and a concrete basketball court. Two campsites are accessible.
June 25
Watershed Education Teacher Workshop
Watershed Education, developed by the DCNR Bureau of State Parks, helps teachers use their nearby natural resources as a valuable teaching tool. This two-day workshop focuses on this program that is an educational, watershed-based, interdisciplinary curriculum for students in grades 6-12. It promotes classroom and field research, hands-on ecological investigations, networking, partnerships, stewardship and community service. By combining interdisciplinary classroom instruction with field investigation, Watershed Education guides your students toward a lifetime of responsible environmental stewardship.

As a Watershed Education workshop participant, you will receive.

. A teacher manual, supplemented by classroom and field training on watersheds, water basins and data collection.

. On-loan water testing and biological sampling equipment, if needed.

. Access to the Watershed Education website with program information and an interactive database.

. New and updates watershed information as it is developed.

. Suggestions for communicating, networking and developing community partnerships and stewardship projects.

. A contact who can answer your questions.

Workshop facilitators will include staff from Parker Dam State Park, Yellow Creek State Park and Clear Creek State Parks. For more information on this workshop, please contact the Parker Dam State Park education staff at or 814-765-0522.

June 30
Uptown Tours
Clear Creek State Park will be partnering with members of the Brockway and Ridgway historical societies to provide a look at the towns that are up river on the Clarion Watershed. We will travel from Clear Creek to Brockway or Ridgway, explore the town with a knowledgable guide, shop, enjoy lunch and journey back to the park. Hikes along the little Toby Clarion Rails to Trails are being planned as well. More information will be available April of 2015
July 2
Hide and Seekers
DiscoverE programs for summer 2015 will run for consecutive Wednesdays and Thursdays For ages 4 and 5, Hide and Seekers will meet on Thursday evenings. This year's Hide and Seekers theme will be animal senses, using ears, noses, and eyes to survive.
July 8
Outdoor Explorers - DiscoverE
Outdoor Explorers is for ages 6-8 who want to spend time discovering more about the natural world around them. It is part ofthe Bureau of State Park's children and youth series known as DiscoverE. This year we will learn about the plants and animals with special defenses for scaring away predators, including us! Things that Prickle and Pinch will include porcupines, crayfish and blackberries! Registration is required by calling the park office at 814 752-2368.
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The 180-foot sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. The swimming beach is in a small man-made lake. Soda machines are nearby.
The Clarion River provides excellent canoeing especially during the spring and fall. The river is a class ?C? waterway with an average downward flow of four miles per hour.

A popular canoe trip, lasting about 4.5 hours, is the ten-mile trip from Clear Creek to Cook Forest State Park. Rental canoes are available from commercial sources outside of the park. No boat launching permits are required. A canoe launching area is available near the cabin area.

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The park provides over 300 picnic tables, and fireplaces and restrooms for picnickers. Five 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. One picnic pavilion is accessible.
Nature Programs
During the summer months, an environmental educator presents guided walks, hands-on activities and evening campfire programs in the camping area, and is also available to explain and interpret the natural phenomena of the park.

A visitor center with logging and nature exhibits is open spring through fall. The Ox Shoe Self-guiding Historical Trail is quite popular and takes about one hour of leisurely walking to complete. Hikers will discover the logging history of the Black Forest of Pennsylvania.
Area Attractions
For information on nearby attractions, contact: Pennsylvania?s Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau, 800-348-9393.

Cook Forest State Park: Only 11 miles away, this large state park features stands of old growth timber. For more information contact Cook Forest State Park, P.O. Box 120, River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120, 814-744-8407.

Clear Creek State Forest: Adjacent to Clear Creek State Park, this 10,113-acre area provides hunting, fishing, hiking and general recreation. Scenic views of the surrounding area may be seen from Bear Town Rocks. 814-226-1901

Allegheny National Forest: This large, 506,465-acre area is the only national forest in Pennsylvania and has general outdoor recreation. 814-723-5150
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 15 A breath of fresh air!
Every human should experience a little bit of nature. I truly believe it makes us all a little bit of a better person!
March 26 best place in the world by mimiliz0
clear creek is my most favorite place in the whole entire world! i have so many memories of camping there for the past 43 years. (the first time i went camping at clear creek i was 1 month old)!
February 12 our favorite park by Beverly Ray
If there was a higher rating, Clear Creek would get that from me. We go every summer and can never wait to return. It is beautiful country and peaceful. It renews the spirit.

Area Campgrounds
White's Haven Campgrounds
3058 Cather's Run Road
Clarington, PA
Deer Meadow Campground
2761 Forest Road
Cooksburg, PA
Kalyumet Camping & Cabins
8630 Miola Road
Lucinda, PA
Area Cabins and Lodges
Cook Riverside Cabins Inc
River Rd
Cooksburg, PA
(814) 744-8300
Forest View Cabins
Cementary Rd
Cooksburg, PA
(814) 744-8413
Clarion River Lodge & Riverview Suites
River Rd
Cooksburg, PA
(814) 744-8171
Pine Crest Cabins
1413425 Route 36
Clarington, PA
(814) 752-2200
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The town of Brookville is only 12 miles away. From I-80 west, take Exit 78 (old Exit 12), and from I-80 east, take Exit 73 (old Exit 13).

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Clear Creek State Park
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