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Black Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver Rd., Philipsburg, PA 16866 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 814-342-5960
Fax: 814-342-5964
Perched on the top of the Allegheny Plateau, the park features the Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area. Trails and a boardwalk help people explore the birds and plants of the bog and surrounding forests. The park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide a variety of recreational opportunities. According to local tradition, American Indians called this watershed "Moss-Hanne," meaning "moose stream," thus the origin of the park's name. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and group tenting available. The Dry Hollow Trail and Snowmobile Trail provide access to additional trails on state forest land for mountain bikes. State forest roads (unpaved) are also open to cycling. The lake provides habitat for warm water fishing. Trout anglers can enjoy their sport in several nearby streams including Six Mile and Black Bear runs. A 16-mile trail network invites you to explore. Seneca, Indian, Bog and Hay Road trails and a short section of Moss-Hanne Trail are connected, making them suitable for loop hikes. Winter activities include snowmobiling on the Dry Hollow Trail and Snowmobile Trail; cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Over 3,000 acres are open to hunting and trapping. Common game species are deer, wild turkey, bear, grouse and squirrel. Adjacent forest land is also open for public hunting.
Discounts Offered: Senior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Concessions, Free Admission, Guided Tours, Handicapped Access, Pets Accepted
General Information: Dates Closed: Rustic Cabins and Campground closed mid December to Mid April, Hours: Spring and Fall office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Summer office hours 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. - Thurs.; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri., Open Year-round
On-site Activities: Bicycling, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Playground, Swimming