WARRIORS PATH STATE PARK
WARRIORS PATH STATE PARK
James Creek, Pennsylvania 16657
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
The 349-acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania.
The park is a seasonal day use area open from mid-April through the end of October. At other times of the year, visitors must park near the main gate and walk into the park.
This finger of land is bounded on three sides by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, which empties into Raystown Lake approximately one mile downstream. The unique shape of the park was formed as a result of river meandering. This section of the river exhibits some of the best examples of natural stream meandering in the state.
A boat ramp for canoes, rafts and small boats is available as a take out or launch site for floating the river. Boating or rafting can be enjoyed during the spring or late fall. The water level of the river is usually too shallow for summer boating.
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.
Numerous picnic tables lie throughout the park. There are two, reservable picnic pavilions, with nearby restrooms. Pavilion # 2 and its adjacent restroom are accessible. Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS for reservations.
Hiking: 3 miles of trails
The trails traverse through woods and field areas with the degree of difficulty ranging from easy to moderate. Please wear fluorescent orange when hiking during hunting seasons.
About six miles of cross-country ski trails traverse through woods and field areas with the degree of difficulty ranging from easy to moderate.
Within a 15-mile radius of the park are many other recreational attractions:
Trough Creek State Park: This 554-acre park is 12 miles northeast of Warriors Path State Park in Huntingdon County and contains three outstanding geological features; the Ice Mine, Balanced Rock and Copperas Rock. Hiking, camping, picnicking and fishing are popular in this park.
Rothrock State Forest: This state forest is in Huntingdon County and provides 90,000 acres of woodland, which offers opportunities for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and general outdoor recreation. 814-643-2340
Raystown Lake Recreation Area: This U. S. Army Corps of Engineers area, in Huntingdon and Bedford Counties, encompasses 29,300 acres and features the 8,300-acre Raystown Lake. The lake is about 30 miles long and has 19 different developed public use areas for boating, camping and sightseeing. 814-558-3405
State Game Lands: State Game Land 73 is near the intersection of PA 164 and PA 26. It provides 20,815 acres of public hunting land. State game lands 67 and 261 provide a combined total of 8,646 acres of excellent hunting grounds and general recreation area. 877-877-9107
Path of Progress: The Path of Progress is a 500-mile national heritage driving route that winds through nine southwestern Pennsylvania counties. This tour route is the link to discovering the industrial and cultural heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania and its influence on the development of the nation. Along the route you can explore four national parks, eighteen state parks and many other state and private historical sites to discover the story of a people who helped a nation to grow, from the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution and into the future.
For a Heritage Guide of the tour route and local attractions, contact: Bedford County Conference and Visitor Bureau, 800-765-3331.
Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge: Ofc
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The park is in Liberty Township, Bedford County, about two miles south of the Borough of Saxton on Warriors Path Park Road.