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Ralph Stover State Park
RALPH STOVER STATE PARK
RALPH STOVER STATE PARK
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania   18972

Phone: 610-982-5560
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Ralph Stover State Park

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Ralph Stover State Park

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Ralph Stover State Park
'Park in October 2009'

Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.
History of the Area
Early inhabitants of the area, the Lenni Lenape, named the creek "To-Hick-Hanne" meaning "Deer-Bone-Creek," leading to the modern name Tohickon Creek.

Early industry depended on Tohickon Creek. Ralph Stover State Park marks the site of a late 18th century water-powered grist mill. The park takes its name from Ralph Stover who owned and operated the mill. Remnants of the mill, and the millrace, which diverted the water from above the dam to power the mill, are still visible.

In 1931, the Stover heirs gave this property to the Commonwealth for use as a state park. Recreational facilities were first opened in 1935 after development by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).

The property known as the "High Rocks" was added through the donation of the late James A. Michener, a noted author. This area is popular for its spectacular views and geological features and is used extensively as a rock-climbing site. The 200-foot sheer rock face of this cliff offers a unique challenge to the experienced climber.
Swimming
Although there is no swimming at Ralph Stover, a swimming pool is open during the summer at Nockamixon State Park, about 20 miles away; and at Tohickon Valley County Park, about four miles away.


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Picnicking
The park has a beautiful shaded picnic area with drinking water, picnic tables, picnic pavilions, fireplaces and restrooms. Picnicking facilities are along the beautiful Tohickon Creek.
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Area Campgrounds

Beaver Valley Family Campground
80 Clayridge Road
Ottsville, PA
610-847-5643


Little Red Barn Campground
367 Old Bethlehem Road
Quakertown, PA


Tohickon Family Campground
8308 Covered Bridge Road
Quakertown, PA
215-536-7951


Outdoor World - Scotrun Campground
Route 611
Scotrun, PA
570-629-0620


Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort
545 Lonely Cottage Drive
Upper Black Eddy, PA
610-847-5808


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Dave's Sports Ctr Inc
1127 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA
(215) 766-8000


Mainstream Outfitters Inc
1121 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA
(215) 766-1244


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Whistling Swan Inn - Stanhope, NJBBs / Inns
Nestled in the beautiful Skylands Region of New Jersey, the house now known as The Whistling Swan Inn was built in 1905 by Justice of the Peace, Daniel Best, for his wife, Sarah. Come visit Northwest NJ's finest Victorian Inn Voted Top Ten BB in US by Inn Traveler Magazine
Web Site: whistlingswaninn.com
39.9 miles from park*
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