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Trough Creek State Park
TROUGH CREEK STATE PARK
TROUGH CREEK STATE PARK
16362 Little Valley Road
James Creek, Pennsylvania   16657

Phone: 814-658-3847
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

Balanced Rock. 2008

Trough Creek State Park

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Paradise Furnace Cemetary. 2008.

Trough Creek State Park

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Trough Creek State Park
'Overlook from Ledges trail'
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'Copperas Rock'
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Trough Creek State Park
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Trough Creek State Park
© If you want a copy or prints of any photograph. Please contact me at tjgutshallhotmail.com Thank you

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Trough Creek State Park
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The 554-acre Trough [troff] Creek State Park is a scenic gorge created as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border the park, making a large, contiguous area of public land for recreation.
Camping
Camping: 32 sites, all with electricty

The cozy camping area accommodates any size camper and has a rustic restroom with no showers. Each site has an electric hookup, picnic table, campfire ring and separate tent pad. A sanitary dump station is next to the park office. Camping is open from the second Friday in April through the middle of December.


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Picnicking
Five picnic areas throughout the park provide a variety of scenic table sites. One large picnic pavilion and two smaller ones may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. A fourth small picnic pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms, hand pump wells and activity areas are in some picnic areas.
Trails
Snowmobiling:

The park serves as a trailhead for trails on Rothrock State Forest lands. Parking and restrooms are provided in the park. A snowmobile trail map is available from the park office.
Area Attractions
For information on nearby attractions, contact: Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, 888-RAYSTOWN.

Warriors Path State Park: About 12 miles southwest of Trough Creek State Park in Saxton, Bedford County, the park is just off of PA 26. Warrior's Path is a 349-acre day use park on a peninsula created by a large meander of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Picnicking, river fishing and hiking are popular recreational activities. 814-658-3847

Rothrock State Forest: Over 90,000 acres of state forest land in Huntingdon County provides wooded land for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking and undeveloped recreation. 814-643-2340

Raystown Lake: This major recreation area administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses 29,300 acres including a 30-mile long, narrow 8,300-acre lake. A variety of recreational opportunities are provided in 13 public use areas, including boat launches, marinas, camping, picnicking, swimming and fishing. 814-658-3405
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 6 Fun Family Day. by grannyann
Great hiking trails. Beautiful scenery. The Balanced rock is awesome. I used to love that place as a kid, and this summer I made it to the rock at 68.
March 11 Great Family Hiking! by Tunetrekker
This park has some amazing hiking trails!!
February 16 Trough Creek State Park Lodge by annelisefrench
Nice house, 4 bedrooms, not real cozy decorating;carpet throughout, except in kitchen; modern kitchen is big and well-equipped and good layout, although sound reverberates when talking. Beds not the greatest: 2 doubles, 2 sets bunks, 2 singles; if you want more comfort, take a padded mattress cover along; living room has two couches, table with four chairs and 2 cushioned chairs. If you want pics, email me at annelisefrench@hotmail.com


Area Campgrounds

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


Heritage Cove Resort
207 T River Road
Saxton, PA
814-635-3386


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Seven Points Bait & Grocery
7 Points Rd
Hesston, PA
(814) 658-3718


Area Cabins and Lodges
Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge: Ofc
100 Chipmunk Xing
James Creek, PA
(814) 658-3500


Heritage Cove Resort
River Rd
Saxton, PA
(814) 635-3386


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
28.5 miles from park*
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Directions
The park can be reached by traveling 16 miles south from Huntingdon along PA 26, then five miles east along PA 994 near the village of Entriken.

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