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Brochure of Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Moraine Moraine State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for WELCOME Top 10 Activities to do at Moraine Pennsylvania State Parks Mission 1. Bike the paved, multi-use trail from the Bicycle Rental to the Davis Hollow Marina. The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve 2. Spend the night in a lakefront cabin. as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting 3. Take the Trail of Geology driving tour and climb to the top of the Jacksville Esker Glacial Deposit just north of the park. these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects 4. Rent a pontoon boat, kayak, or canoe and explore the 3,225-acre lake. the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper MORAINE STATE PARK Lake Arthur provides over 42 miles of scenic shoreline. Its tributaries include Muddy Creek, Big Run, Swamp Run, Bear Run, and over 75 intermittent streams. Ranging from an average depth of 11 feet to about 35 feet deep near the dam, the shallow waters of Lake Arthur are home to a variety of warmwater fish. Frogs, newts, turtles, and water snakes prowl the edges of the lake. Great blue herons, green herons, and belted kingfishers prey on minnows and fish fry. Bald eagles nest in the park. A waterfowl observation deck is along Park Road. In the early spring, common loons stop at the lake on their migration north. Directions Wood duck 8. Have a picnic with a view at the Point Picnic Area on the South Shore. 9. Cool off and swim at Lakeview Beach. 10. Glide along the Sunken Garden Trail on cross-country skis when the snow falls. PARK HISTORY Osprey may be seen flying over Lake Arthur. Once extirpated from western Pennsylvania, these “fish hawks” have been reintroduced to Moraine through a hacking program begun in 1993. The first osprey pair to nest along Lake Arthur as a result of this effort raised three young in 1996. Due to a successful reintroduction program statewide, the osprey population has recovered and continues to expand. Glacial History At least four continental glaciers reached their greatest extent just north of Moraine State Park. These huge ice sheets, sometimes over a mile thick, transported stones and soil within, beneath, and in front of them, reshaping the land. When the glaciers retreated, they left behind the accumulated debris, which is called a moraine. Deposits of gravel, sand, and clay found throughout the area are evidence of the glaciers and their moraines. ©Arthur Morris/VIREO During one or more of the ice advances, a continental glacier dammed area creeks making three glacial lakes. To the north, north-flowing Slippery Rock Creek filled giant Lake Edmund. To the southeast, extinct McConnells Run filled tiny Lake Prouty. In the middle, north-flowing Muddy Creek filled the medium-sized Lake Watts. The glacier dammed Lake Prouty on the edge of the drainage divide. Eventually Lake Prouty spilled over and rushed to the south, initiating the erosion of Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Lakes Watts and Edmund drained into the gorge, eroding it deeper and making Slippery Rock Creek flow south. Areas of the 400-foot-deep Slippery Rock Gorge may be seen at nearby McConnells Mill State Park. The glacier created a landscape of rolling hills topped with hardwood trees and swamps in the valley bottoms. Visit the park website for the Trail of Geology Guide for Moraine State Park. grade is still visible west of the dam and in the Muddy Creek finger of Lake Arthur. Much of the park area lost its topsoil and many streams were polluted with abandoned mine drainage. The land remained largely unoccupied. In 1926, Frank W. Preston of England moved to the town of Meridian and opened a glass research lab. A leader in glass research, Dr. Preston was also an amateur geologist and naturalist. On a trip to the Muddy Creek Valley, he noticed that the hills had a unique shape and attributed it to the glacial periods. Preston studied the land for decades and named many of the landforms after Edmund Watts Arthur, a prominent Pittsburgh attorney and naturalist. With the support of friends, Preston formed the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to purchase land to recreate the glacial landscape and preserve open space. Muddy Creek was dammed to create modern Lake Arthur as a smaller version of glacial Lake Watts. The former Pennsylvania departments of Forests and Waters, and Mines and Mineral Industries helped to reclaim the abused land. Workers sealed deep mines, backfilled and graded strip mines, plugged 422 gas and oil wells, fertilized the soil, and planted thousands of trees, shrubs, grasses, and clovers. The dam was completed by November of 1968 and in 1970, Lake Arthur reached its full level. Moraine State Park was dedicated on May 23, 1970. Lake Arthur reminds us that our use of natural resources to meet human needs requires decisions that affect the quality of the environment. Human History ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION Information and Reservations The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Park information, launch permits, cabin information, and assistance can be obtained at the park office near the entrance to the South Shore. It is open year round, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and weekends during the summer. 7. Hike the Glacier Ridge Trail for spectacular scenic overlooks. 2017 LAKE ARTHUR WILDLIFE The gently rolling hills, lush forests, and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year, over one million boaters, hikers, bikers, and swimmers visit the 16,725-acre park, yet never realize that many people helped restore the park from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Today, the park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement. Moraine State Park is in northwestern Pennsylvania near the crossroads of I–79 and I–80. It is bisected by PA 422 running east/west and PA 528 running north/south. The North and South shores of the park are easily reached from exits on PA 422. 5. Try your hand at the challenging 18-hole disc golf course. 6. Visit the waterfowl observation deck for a chance to see ducks, loon, bald eagle, osprey, and great blue heron. The Davis Hollow Marina office on the North Shore provides marina applications, launch permits, and general park information. It is open from April 15 to October 30. Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. Moraine State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education, interpretive, and recreational programs. Through handson educational activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources. Programs are offered year round. Teacher workshops and educational programs for students are available. Please contact the park office or go to www.visitPAparks.com for more information. Pontoon boat tours of the lake board at McDanels Boat Launch. These tours are provided through the Moraine Preservation Fund. RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Spend the Day PICNICKING: Picnic tables, charcoal grills, and restrooms are located throughout the day use areas. Some facilities are ADA accessible. Seven picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. All day use areas are open from sunrise to sunset. PAVILIONS: Name 1. Pleasant View 2. Pleasant Grove 3. Windy Knob 4. Lakeview Pines 5. Lakeview 6. Osprey 7. MPF Pavilion People 80 80 80 100 100 60 144 Location Pleasant Valley Pleasant Valley Pleasant Valley Lakeview Beach Lakeview Beach McDanels Boat Launch McDanels Boat Launch BOATING: up to 20 hp motors permitted The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur has 9 public boat launches. Sailing conditions are ideal; races and sailing instruction classes are held throughout the summer. Boating is prohibited in the Game Propagation Area and near the dam. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launch 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. Crescent Bay Boat Rental: Pontoon boats, motorboats, kayaks, canoes, and rowboats are available at this rental concession. Motorboat fuel, ice, and fishing bait are also available for purchase. Davis Hollow Marina: The marina has motorboat fuel, a sanitary dumping station for boats, and seasonal mooring for almost 700 vessels. Wet and dry slips are designated for sailboats, catamarans, pontoons, and motorboats. Canoe and kayak racks spaces are also available. A limited number of first-come, first-served transient spaces are available for short-term stays. Outdoor winter storage for boats is also available in the park. Contact the marina office in advance to make sure space is available. Watts Bay Marina: This area provides dry mooring for sailboats and catamarans. The marina accommodates boats in numbered parking spaces with tie-downs. Small sailboats and sailboards have rack spaces. WINDSURFING: Barber Point, near Lakeview Beach, is recommended for windsurfing due to stronger winds and sparse boat traffic. A state park launching permit is required for wind surfboards. All boating regulations apply to wind surfboards. FISHING: The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur is a warmwater fishery. Common species are northern pike, largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, and bluegill. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks muskellunge, walleye, channel catfish, and hybrid striped bass. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. Volunteers, park employees, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission employees have installed fish habitat structures throughout the lake. A map showing fish habitat project locations and water depths can be downloaded from the park website and is also available to be viewed at the park office, marina office, and the gift shop at McDanels Boat Launch. An ADA accessible fishing pier is in McDanels Boat Launch. Fishing piers are also found at Bear Run and Park Road boat launches, which also are great spots for children to fish. Fishing is Prohibited in These Areas: • From boat docks, launching or mooring areas, or within 100 feet of these areas. • Anywhere in the marina cove at Davis Hollow and the Crescent Bay Marina docks. • In the Game Propagation Area. • Off of the bridges. • Within 100 feet of the beaches. • Where posted no fishing. SWIMMING: Swimming is permitted at two beaches along the shore of Lake Arthur. Lakeview Beach on the North Shore is a 550-foot sand beach. The Pleasant Valley Beach on the South Shore is a 400-foot turf and sand beach. A sand volleyball court and playground are on the west side of the beach. Both beaches are part of the Clean Air Beach Program; smoking is permitted only in designated areas. The beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted. The regular hours are 8:00 AM to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Showers, changing facilities, and snack bars are available at both beaches. To keep these areas clean and safe, pets are prohibited in the beach areas. DISC GOLFING: An 18-hole disc golf course is in the Lakeview Day Use Area. For more information; contact the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society. www.pfds.org HUNTING AND FIREARMS: About 13,600 acres of Moraine State Park are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are waterfowl, deer, turkey, grouse, bear, rabbit, pheasant, and squirrel. No hunting areas are posted. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s car or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. HORSEBACK RIDING: 20 miles of trails Equestrian trails are in the southwest and east sides of the park. Riding is limited to designated trails and roadsides throughout the park. BIKING: 7 miles The paved, multi-use trail winds near the shoreline between Davis Hollow and the Bike Rental Building in the northwest corner of the park. The trail can be accessed at many places, including Lakeview Beach and Watts Bay Marina areas. Caution! • This trail is not a loop. • The trail has several grades and curves. • Please exercise caution and be considerate of other riders and walkers. MOUNTAIN BIKING: 6 miles of trails A loop trail for mountain bikes is on the North Shore. Trailheads are located off of Mt. Union Road and Alexander Ridge Road. Caution! • The trail can be hazardous. • Some slopes are steep and there are rough surfaces and slippery areas. • This technical trail is for experienced offroad riders in good physical condition who have equipment for off-road riding. • Bikers ride bike trails at their own risk. Stay the Night ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: There are two tent camping areas available for organized groups: Muskrat Cove and Five Points. These rustic camps have picnic tables, cooking grills and water, but no showers. Advance reservations are required. BACKPACKING: The Link Road Overnight Shelters on the North Country National Scenic Trail are available to backpackers by reservation only. CAMPING: Camping is available at nearby private campgrounds. Information on nearby campgrounds is available at the park office. CABINS: Eleven modern cabins are available for rent year round. These electrically heated cabins sleep six people and have two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen, dining/living area, and a dock on Lake Arthur during the summer season. Renters must provide their own linens, towels, cookware, and tableware. Play equipment for children is in a central area. Cabins 7 and 11 are dog friendly. Cabin 11 is ADA accessible. GPS DD: Lat. 40.96586 -80.11389 Enjoy the Winter CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Pleasant Valley and Sunken Garden trails are groomed when snow conditions permit. The trails are blazed blue and are suitable for all skill levels. to bulletin boards for additional rules and regulations for snowmobiling. SLEDDING: A very popular sledding area is near the Pleasant View Picnic Area on the South Shore. SNOWMOBILING: Conditions permitting, 26 miles of trails in the north and west portions of the park can be snowmobiled. There must be at least six inches of snow on the paved multi-use trail. Studded track snowmobiles are prohibited on the paved multi-use trail. Please refer Photo by Charlene Reinhart Points of Interest Davis Hollow Cabin: Construction began before the American Revolution on this cabin of hand-hewn logs and hand-carved stone. Located behind the Davis Hollow Marina, it was used as a summer home by Mrs. Katherine Davis and her sister Miss Eleanor Holt. A fine example of pioneer construction, there is a safe built within a stone wall, an authentic wagon wheel chandelier, and walls made of wormy American chestnut. The cabin is currently leased to the North Country Trail Association and rented to North Country Trail Users. Historic Oil Exhibit: An operating central power is tucked in the woods just beyond Muskrat Cove where a stream crosses under the service road. Built at the turn of the century, it contains a Bessemer engine, pumping jacks, and other equipment used during the early days of the oil industry. The engine is operated several times a year. VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS ICE FISHING: Common species caught are largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, and northern pike. Conditions permitting, ice fishing is permitted in the Game Propagation Area from January 15 through March 15. ICE SKATING: The cove by the Pleasant Valley Day Use Area is popular for ice skating. Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, make sure ice is at least 4” thick for a single angler or skater, 7” thick for a small group, or 6” thick for iceboating. Always carry safety equipment. American Indians found the land excellent for hunting grounds. In the 1800s, farmers cleared the forests and drained the swamps. Sand and gravel deposited by the glaciers were mined and sold. Limestone and clay were mined to make ceramics. Local shale was used to make bricks. The discovery of bituminous coal ushered in a boom time for the region. Seven coal beds were deepmined and later the land was strip-mined. In the late 1800s, wells were drilled to extract oil and gas. When the wells dried up, they were abandoned and left unsealed. The Western Allegheny Railroad was built to transport these extracted minerals to Pittsburgh. The railroad ran the full length of the Muddy Creek Valley and through the Village of Isle, where the PA 528 bridge is today. Abandoned in 1939, the old railroad ICEBOATING: Iceboats must display a state park launch permit. The Moraine Preservation Fund (MPF) and the Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission (3MJC) are volunteer organizations that support Moraine State Park. These organizations help develop projects like the Butterfly Trail, osprey and barn owl reintroduction programs, and the historic oil exhibit. MPF has a gift shop and offers interpretive boat tours based out of McDanels Boat Launch. Programs on the boat teach about the wildlife of Moraine and the development of Lake Arthur. The pontoon boat operates on a regular schedule throughout the summer. The pontoon boat is open to the public and is also available for charters for a fee. MPF: www.morainepreservationfund.org 3MJC: www.3mjc.org To learn more about the many types of volunteer activities at the park, contact the park office. © D. Tiping/VIREO FOR YOUR INFORMATION HIKING: 28 MILES OF TRAILS offers views of the lake shoreline and travels through a variety of habitats and terrains. Hikers can choose from three loops, a 1.9mile short loop, a 2.4-mile middle loop, or a 3.6-mile long loop. The longer sections offer slightly more rugged terrain. When conditions permit, the trail is groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter. Access the trail near the Pleasant Valley Non-Powered Boat Launch parking lot. From the park office, travel toward the Pleasant Valley Day Use Area and take the first right turn. Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. • Please camp only in designated areas and try to minimize your impact on the campsite. In an Emergency WYGGESTON TRAIL: 1.5 to 4.6 miles, most difficult hiking, yellow and white blazes For the more adventurous, this trail has rougher, rockier terrain and is a more challenging hike than the other trails on the South Shore. The extra effort is well worth it because the trail takes hikers into a remote, undeveloped section of the park with diverse natural plant communities, and by an old house foundation, stone fences, and a historic oil central powerhouse. The trail can be hiked either as a 1.5-mile, white blazed loop, or a 3-mile, yellow blazed, linear trail between Christley Road and Park Road. Combine both trails for a 4.5-mile excursion. The trail can be accessed at the northern end from Christley Road, just west of PA 528, and at the southern end from Park Road. NEAREST HOSPITAL Butler Memorial Hospital One Hospital Way Butler, PA 16001 724-283-6666 Call 911 and contact a park employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office. i Nearby Attractions Information on nearby attractions is available from the Butler County Tourist Promotion Agency. www.visitbutlercounty.com Information and Reservations McConnells Mill State Park encompasses the spectacular 930-acre Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, a National Natural Landmark that was carved by glacial ice and water. Popular activities are hiking, whitewater boating, and rock climbing. Information and Reservations: Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. For More Information Contact Moraine State Park 225 Pleasant Valley Road Portersville, PA 16051-9650 724-368-8811 email: morainesp@pa.gov GPS DD: Lat. 40.9395 Long. -80.0971 An Equal Opportunity Employer www.visitPAparks.com Jennings Environmental Education Center offers environmental education and recreational programs to diverse audiences. The center lands have hiking trails and a relict prairie. Pocket Ranger™ App by Parks by Nature Washington’s Trail is an auto route that retraces the approximate path of George Washington’s trip of 1753-1754, which marked the beginning of the French and Indian War. The route is marked by signs and follows routes PA 422 and PA 528 which pass through the park. SUNKEN GARDEN TRAIL: 3 loops, easiest hiking, blue blazes For an enjoyable and scenic hike that is close to the park office, Sunken Garden Trail 1200 l oa Sh 00 0 130 1400 1350 13 50 00 14 0 140 50 12 0 130 0 0 50 12 125 130 0 0 0 Un 0 135 To Butler, 8 Mi. 1 50 Paved Bicycle Trail with Mile Markers Trail of Geology Marker 00 Road 0 130 ho od 12 Fishing Pier Marina 13 Wind Surfing Area Boat Launch & Mooring 1300 Sledding Area Boat Rental Non-motorized Boat Launch Only Boat Fuel Ice Skating Area Environmental Classroom Food Concession Organized Group Tenting Cabin Area Backpacking Shelter 130 0 Vending Machines Scenic View 50 Beach Showerhouse/ Restrooms Joint Use Road: Auto/Snowmobile Unpaved Road Gate Parking Paved Parking Unpaved Historic Site 0 135 No Fishing 12 Country Club Road 1300 140 0 0 1 a State Park No Hunting 0 0 13 00 1250 120 Road McCall 1300 le vil ion 50 1300 1300 1350 North Country Trail Multi-use Trail: Hiking & (as indicated) 300 14 13 0 13 50 1200 1200 0 14 0 0 1300 130 1350 er 0 120 Rd . 135 50 14 14 Trail 130 00 12 50 12 1400 50 13 Trail 0 1300 1350 0 1250 50 11 0 140 1250 Alex 0 0 12 5 00 12 1350 125 50 12 Road Ma ye r Road e Ridg ande r 50 13 00 15 00 13 50 12 0 135 1400 1350 0 14 0 130 00 12 1150 Ridge Tr. 145 0 0 120 1300 125 1200 13 00 1300 1250 1400 00 14 1250 00 13 14 00 1400 Bear 0 Pleasant Va lle y Run 13 00 50 13 120 00 12 13 00 1350 00 14 0 140 d Roa 00 1300 00 50 13 13 Shor e 0 14 14 00 50 150 0 150 0 00 1250 Sh oa l 14 1200 120 1300 Par k West 00 14 50 1200 14 50 1500 1400 0 125 West 12 00 12 00 1300 00 12 1250 1300 1350 12 c ie r 0 125 Park 50 11 00 13 Pfeifer Road Gl a 1250 gue 0 125 0 145 00 14 Road y Curr 13 1200 Ho 120 0 1300 0 145 50 13 0 130 Rd. 00 BUTLER COUNTY LAWRENCE COUNTY 1200 00 12 50 14 0 140 0 125 0 1250 0 120 1300 1250 135 0 1300 00 13 1050 0 Rd . 11 t 1250 1300 V 1250 1100 1150 1200 12 0 is 0 0 1350 0 35 Road 120 Horseback Riding 1 0 Playground Picnic Pavilion Snowmobiling 1300 50 13 Le v 50 00 Cross-country Skiing Recommended 130 130 Disc Golf 00 13 Mountain Biking Road Park Office Picnic Area 00 House 14 on 0 0 M 0 UNIONVILLE Restrooms 140 13 cti 130 Ele 0 1300 00 Hiking Trail 50 Road 13 130 Road Run Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible Public Phone 50 TRAIL INFORMATION 13 0 130 1250 00 1250 1300 12 Minteer Rd. 00 14 0 140 Road Isle To Butler, 9 Mi. 125 0 13 1350 1350 0 13 p 135 00 am Sw 00 1400 Rd . 50 Run 50 50 13 12 00 Sw am 12 12 Run AREA 12 422 1350 0 14 p 0 50 13 12 Grindel 1200 Do 1200 on 00 12 00 1350 0 135 t Ente No r No Fishing GAME PROPAGATION AREA No Hunting Enter Not Do 00 25 1400 00 Run 1350 nn 13 12 R 0 50 1400 ut idg e 115 50 stn 1350 12 8 1300 13 Che 0 13 1150 1400 1350 CONSERVATION 1 a Sh 1150 1400 0 1250 Mt. 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The trail passes near the Windy Knob and Bear Run picnic areas, crosses the Hilltop Trail, and then intersects with Sunken Garden Trail. Making a left on the Sunken Garden Trail will return hikers to the trailhead. When conditions permit, the trail is groomed for cross-country skiing in winter. Access to this trail is directly across Pleasant Valley Road from the Pleasant Valley Picnic Area.

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