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Ralph Stover State Park
Ralph Stover State Park © Nicki McManus
Crane in Ralph Stover State Park.
Ralph Stover State Park © Donna Davis
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania   18972

Phone: 610-982-5560
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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.
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.

Warm-water species found in Tohickon Creek include smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp and catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a cold-water fish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws and regulations apply to licensing, seasons and limits.

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
Tohickon Campground
8308 Covered Bridge Rd
Quakertown, PA
(215) 536-7951
Little Red Barn Camp Grounds
367 Old Bethlehem Rd
Quakertown, PA
(215) 536-3357
Dogwood Haven Fmly Campground
16 Lodi Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA
(610) 982-5402
Colonial Woods Family Camping
545 Lonely Cottage Rd
Upper Black Eddy, PA
(610) 847-5808
Ringing Rocks Family Cmpgrnd
75 Woodland Dr
Upper Black Eddy, PA
(610) 982-5552
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


Pennsylvania State Parks