Raccoon Creek

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Park brochure for Raccoon Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Raccoon Creek Raccoon Creek State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for WELCOME 1. Take a hike! The park has 44 miles of trails to choose from. Pennsylvania State Parks Mission 2. Catch some sun at the beach and stop by the concession for ice cream! The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as 3. Explore the 101-acre Raccoon Lake by kayak, canoe, row boat, or hydrobike. outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic and 4. Enjoy a stroll through the Wildflower Reserve. historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that 5. Set up camp in the modern campground. protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Esther Allen Trail: 0.12 mile, green blazes, easiest hiking This short trail connects Old Wagon Road with Jennings Trail. It is named in honor of Esther Allen, who volunteered her time 40 11 0 102 0 1040 1060 1080 1100 112 0 0 0 n Creek Cr. 860 Old Field Trail 10. Take advantage of the almost 7,000 acres open to hunting for small game, deer, and turkey. The creation and development of Raccoon Creek State Park is directly linked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal plan to stimulate the economy in the 1930s and to start the nation on a sound conservation program. Raccoon Creek was chosen as one of five Recreational Demonstration Areas (RDA) in Pennsylvania developed under the federal Emergency Conservation Work act. RDA sites were developed on primarily deforested, non-sustainable, and over-used agricultural lands with the goal of reclaiming the area to a natural state. Another goal was to provide outdoor recreation for large urban populations. Only 25 miles from Pittsburgh, the area that is now Raccoon Creek State Park was an ideal choice. Land acquisitions began in 1934 and by 1935 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) along with local men under the Works Progress Administration began developing the area for the National Park Service. Projects included three organized group camps, picnic areas, roads, trails, the dam for the upper lake, the establishment of nurseries for reforestation, and the quarrying of stone for bridges and culverts. Between 1935 and 1941, over 700 men from the CCC worked at Raccoon Creek. The men were housed in two camps, SP-6 and SP-16. Local experienced men, commonly referred to as LEMs, provided day labor and training in trades such as carpentry and masonry for the younger men. The park remained with the National Park Service until September 1945, when it was transferred to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The history of this RDA is appreciated today in the forests, group camps, stone work, roads, and stories of the men who built Raccoon Creek State Park. PIONEER HISTORY Before the footsteps of early settlers, herds of elk, white-tailed deer, and even woodland bison roamed the forests and meadows. Streams teemed with fish and fur-bearing animals, such as mink, fox, and beaver. In the rock crevices, cougars and wolves made their dens and hunted beneath old growth stands of hemlock, white pine, and oak. In the early to mid-1700s, the Shawnee inhabited villages along the banks of the Ohio River. The Delaware, also known as Lenape, moved into western Pennsylvania after being pushed westward by settlers in the expanding east. An American Indian trail became today’s PA 168 following the western boundary of the park. During exploration of the Ohio Valley, the French contended that the explorer of a river was entitled to all lands watered by its tributaries. They defended their claim to the Ohio River region by their discovery of the Mississippi River in the late 1680s. The English insisted that the various independent American Indian nations owned the lands. The English had strong alliances with the American Indians and these tribes and lands were under the protection of the British Crown. The rivalry between the two countries eventually sparked the French and Indian War from 1754-1763. With defeat of the French and later defeat of the American Indians during Pontiac’s Rebellion of 1763, the lands south of the Ohio River became relatively free of conflict. Settlers began homesteading in this area in the early 1770s. Levi Dungan became the first settler in what became Beaver County. He claimed 1,000 acres within present day Raccoon Creek State Park and established his homestead at the head of Kings Creek in 1772. Hostilities between the American Indians and the settlers led to many tragedies in the region. Most attacks occurred at the settlements of Levi Dungan and Matthew Dillow, located in modern-day Hillman State Park. KING’S CREEK CEMETERY The cemetery on the park’s southwestern boundary, off of PA 168, is the final resting place of many of the first settlers of the area. There are 142 tombstones. The first tombstone is that of James Leeper, who died in 1810, and the last is that of James Cameron, who died in 1906. Some of the men buried in this cemetery served in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Some common pioneer family names include: Cameron, Gibson, Harper, Leeper, Martin, Miller, Ralston, Ramsey, and Standish. il x Henrici Tra Ma 860 a il Audubon Tr 8 0 90 Tr . 0 88 In an Emergency 9 00 Blue Symbols Mean ADA Acessible Hickory T r. Restrooms Interpretive Center Parking ADA Accessible 880 Parking Paved 1000 860 980 960 J ngs Unpaved Road n ing s Hiking Trail ail Tr Jen ni 940 920 Bridge Steps Trail 900 880 0 86 Boardwalk 0 8680 8 Overlook/Vista 900 9 920 96 40 980 0 ek Cre State Park Late Archery/ Flintlock Hunting ONLY 1040 1020 CONTOURS ARE ON 20 FT. INTERVALS Call 911 and contact a park employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office. Information and Reservations For More Information Contact Raccoon Creek State Park 3000 State Route 18 Hookstown, PA 15050-9416 724-899-2200 Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center 724-899-3611 email: raccooncreeksp@pa.gov GPS DD: Lat. 40.503385 Long. -80.424596 An Equal Opportunity Employer www.visitPAparks.com 0.1 0.1 0 0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 KILOMETER 0.2 MILE Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. • Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled and attended at all times and on a leash, caged, or crated. Electronic fences and leashes are prohibited. Pets are prohibited in park buildings, swimming areas, cabins, and the Lakeside Lodge. Nearest Hospital Heritage Valley Beaver 1000 Dutch Ridge Road Beaver, PA 15009 724-728-7000 i Protect and Preserve our Parks • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 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. facebook.com/RaccoonCreekStatePark Pocket Ranger™ App by Parks by Nature 30 Rev. 10/28/15 State Park Hunting 10 10 00 10104 20 1101080 60 0 0 N n oo cc a R The nearby small village of Frankfort saw rapid growth after development of the springs and adopted the name Frankfort Springs. The springs later became known as the Frankfort Mineral Springs. Hike the short Mineral Springs Trail from the parking lot on PA 18 or from the park office. A detailed brochure is available at the park office. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. 0 Gate en If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. 90 20 w do ea Access for People with Disabilities This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. 860 900 M 900 880 Co tta ge 920 940 Wildflower Reserve Tr. ry ko k 30 Creek H ic Jennings 980 Raccoon 96 98 0 0 TTrr..  . Tr gs r n i Jenn ave Be 10 W 900 ai E st h er Allen l Tra il Old W ago n R Jen n d. ings Tra il Ar t 2 from surface drainage, while the spring water comes from an underground reservoir. The stream water may dry completely, whereas the spring water flows year round. In 1827, land including the springs was sold to Edward McGinnis. He found the mineral waters “healing to his ailments” which led to the development of a health spa and resort. FOR YOUR INFORMATION Shafers Rock 880 900 rail n T o b A u du The springs are located at the upper end of a wooded ravine with a U-shaped shale and sandstone grotto. The stream carved the small grotto from solid rock over thousands of years, forming a picturesque waterfall spilling over the rim of the ravine. The springs are located opposite the falls, emerging directly from the shale and sandstone. The water in the stream originates 840 0 Hungerford Cabin Tr 960 Ro a 0 86 80 W i ti t t on Hoza ders An oad R d 84 Trail i r ic Max Hen Rd. CABINS: The ten modern cabins contain a furnished living area, kitchen/dining area, full bathroom, two or three bedrooms, and 0 90 880 0 Raccoon Park BACKPACKING: The Pioneer and Sioux backpacking areas both offer five Adirondack shelters and five tenting sites. These shelter and tent sites are for backpacking only and can be reserved through the park office or online under “Permits and Wilderness.” ORGANIZED GROUP CAMPS: These three camps are rented from mid-April (earliest) to mid-October (latest), for a nominal fee to nonprofit, organized, adult and youth groups like scout, YMCA, school, church, or other organizations. The camps contain rustic lodges, dining halls, cabins, and utility buildings. Camp #1 holds 30 campers. Camp #2 holds 130 campers. Camp #3 holds 80 campers. Reservations are made at the park office for long or short rental periods. Seasonal availability varies. 1140 1120 1100 1080 1060 100 0 104 980 0 102 960 0 940 900 920 88 oo PARK ENTRANCE 1000 LAKESIDE LODGE: The Lakeside Lodge is a three-bedroom cottage that sleeps ten people. The lodge has a full kitchen with cookware and table ware, dining room, one and one-half bathrooms, living room with a fireplace, laundry facilities, central heat, and air conditioning. It also has a large patio area with an outdoor gas grill. Renters must bring their own linens. Pets are prohibited. The summer season rental period begins the second Friday in June and ends the Friday after the third Thursday in August. During this time, the lodge must be rented for a one week period, beginning on a Friday. All other rental periods are considered Old Wagon Road: 0.19 mile, light blue blazes, more difficult hiking This short elevated trail descends to the floodplain along Raccoon Creek from the interpretive center. It connects to Esther Allen Trail and ends at Jennings Trail. It features great fall foliage and spring wildflowers. 86 840 30 960 980 RUSTIC CAMPING: no electric Sioux Rustic Campground is open year round. Water and pit latrines are available. Access is not guaranteed during severe winter storms. 100 0 940 ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: There are six group tenting areas in the western side of the park. Sioux A and Sioux B are located within the Sioux Rustic Campground and accommodate 20 and 60 people respectively. Sioux is open year round and pets are permitted. The more remote Pioneer area is divided into four group tenting sites: Apache, 60 people; Blackfeet, 20 people; Cherokee, 60 people; and Mohawk, 40 people. Pioneer areas are open from mid-April to the end of November and pets are prohibited. Old Field Trail: 0.65 mile, orange blazes, easiest hiking This trail traverses an old field going through forest succession and has several sections that follow the banks of Raccoon Creek. Old Field Trail connects with Max Henrici Trail on both ends. Max Henrici Trail: 0.51 mile, red blazes, more difficult hiking This trail allows hikers to explore a forested valley section of the reserve highlighted 90 HIKING: See other side. off-season and the lodge must be rented for a minimum of two nights, up to a maximum of 14 consecutive days. 9. Stay in comfort by renting a cabin or the Lakeside Lodge. FRANKFORT MINERAL SPRINGS 920 sleep six or eight people. The cabins have electric heat and are available for rent year round. Cabin 10 is ADA accessible. Cabin users must bring their own cooking and eating utensils and bed and bath linens. Pets are prohibited. The summer season rental period begins the second Friday in June and ends the Friday after the third Thursday in August. During this time, all cabins must be rented for a one week period, beginning on a Friday. All other rental periods are considered off-season and cabins must be rented for a minimum of two nights, up to a maximum of 14 consecutive days. Jennings Trail: 1.54 miles, blue blazes, more difficult hiking The longest in the reserve, this trail offers a little bit of everything. It travels past the historic Hungerford Cabin, scenic views by vernal pools, the forested banks of Raccoon Creek, spectacular wildflowers, excellent fall foliage, and many great spots for wildlife observation and birding. The trail allows hikers to access many of the shorter trails within the reserve. It is named in honor of botanist O. E. Jennings for his many contributions to the Wildflower Reserve. Beaver Trail: 0.22 mile, purple blazes, easiest hiking Beaver Trail passes through an American sycamore forest along the banks of Raccoon Creek. There are several nice spots to view wildlife. erse Trav MODERN CAMPING: The 172 modern tent and trailer campsites have access to flush facilities, warm showers, and the option of electricity. E and F loops are open from the second Friday in April to mid-October. A, B, C, and D loops are open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The wooded campground offers a selection of secluded or adjoining sites, a playground, five central washhouses, and a sanitary dump station. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites B1, B2, B3, and F21 are ADA accessible. Pets are permitted in C and F loops. Meadow Trail: 0.36 mile, light green blazes, easiest hiking This trail begins and ends in a hardwood forest with a large meadow in the middle. In August and September, the meadow is filled with late summer wildflowers. It is also a great spot for watching butterflies and hummingbird moths. Racc Stay the Night HUNTING AND FIREARMS: Over 7,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant, and squirrel. Early and late goose hunting is permitted. ENJOY THE WINTER: Ice fishing and ice skating are permitted on the frozen lake surface when conditions are suitable. Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, make sure ice is at least 4” thick for a single person and 7” thick for a small group. Always carry safety equipment. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. Sledding is also permitted. Spectacular ice formations may be viewed at the Frankfort Mineral Springs. Designated roads and trails are open for cross-country skiing. Snowmobiling is permitted on Nichols and Pioneer Camp roads weather permitting. with an abundance of ferns. The eastern section is covered by wildflowers in the spring. This trail is named in honor of Max Henrici, who strongly advocated the preservation of the reserve and helped raise money for the purchase of the property. Hickory Trail: 0.16 mile, pink blazes, easiest hiking Much of this trail follows along the bank of Raccoon Creek. There is a very short trail spur that leads to a scenic spot along the creek. This trail is named in honor of the Hickory Club, an outdoor association, which preserved a large section of the present day Wildflower Reserve. Audubon Trail: 0.44 mile, white blazes, more difficult hiking Audubon Trail is elevated high above the flowing waters of Raccoon Creek, with many spots to stop and admire the valley below. During spring, this is a good trail for birding and in autumn it is great for fall foliage. As the trail ends, it meets with Max Henrici, Jennings, and Old Field trails. 840 FISHING: Raccoon Lake has bluegill, sunfish, bullhead and channel catfish, yellow perch, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, sauger, and largemouth and smallmouth bass. The lake is open to fishing year round. Coldwater fish like brown and rainbow trout are stocked and found both in the lake and in feeder streams. An ADA accessible fishing peninsula is located on Raccoon Lake near the beach. The twelve-acre Upper Lake provides catch and release fishing year round. A short stretch of Traverse Creek near the park office is regulated specifically for children under 12. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. BOATING: electric trolling motors only Raccoon Lake has two boat launches and 48 mooring spaces. A private boat concession provides canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and hydrobikes for a fee. 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. educating park visitors about the botanical treasures of the Wildflower Reserve. Art Witt Trail: 0.26 mile, yellow blazes, easiest hiking This short fern-lined trail meanders through a pine forest at the entrance of the Wildflower Reserve. This trail is named in honor of Art Witt, who was a dedicated volunteer and the first to earn 10,000 volunteer hours in Pennsylvania state parks. 98 SWIMMING: The 500-foot, ADA accessible, sand/turf beach is open from late May to mid-September, 8:00 AM to sunset. Please read and follow posted rules for swimming. Swim at your own risk. A bathhouse and a concession stand are nearby. RECREATION HALL: Located in the Modern Cabin Area, the Recreation Hall can be rented for group meetings or family reunions. It accommodates 100 people. The facility is a large hall with modern bathrooms, kitchen, and fireplace. Reservations for the hall can be made for a fee at the park office. The hall is ADA accessible. For the future use and protection of this unique area, follow these rules: • Picking or collecting of plants is prohibited. • Trails are for hiking only. Bicycles, horses, or motor vehicles are prohibited. • Pets are prohibited on the trails or in the interpretive center. • Smoking on the trails or in the center is prohibited. Wildflower Reserve Trails 960 PICNICKING: About 200 picnic tables are available throughout the park. All picnic areas have grills, drinking water, and modern restrooms. 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, trailer, or leased campsite. 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. 940 Spend the Day 920 RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Meadow Tr. 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. 8. Explore the Frankfort Mineral Springs and discover the history of the “healing” waters. PARK DEVELOPMENT floodplain forest. A record of the species documented in the reserve can be found at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center. Wildflowers can be found throughout the growing season with peak blooms in late April through early May and again in August through early September. Hungerford Cabin is accessed via Jennings Trail and was the get-away for famous political cartoonist Cy Hungerford. He worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1927-1977. Tr a il Raccoon Creek State Park is in southern Beaver County. Access the park from the east and west on US 30, or from the north and south on PA 18, which passes directly through the park. The Wildflower Reserve is the focal point for environmental education and public programming at Raccoon Creek State Park. Programs on a wide range of topics are presented to the public, schools, and organized groups. The 314-acre tract, originally purchased in 1962 by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, contains one of the most biodiverse and unique stands of wildflowers in Pennsylvania. Over 700 species of plants can be found along the five miles of trails, which lead the visitor through a variety of habitats from oak-hickory forest to pine plantations and from meadows to 840 Reservations 860 Directions 7. Go fish! Spend a day fishing for trout, panfish, bass, carp, or walleye in Raccoon Lake, Traverse Creek, Raccoon Creek, or the upper lake. 2015 WILDFLOWER RESERVE 880 Raccoon Creek State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most visited state parks. It began as a Recreational Demonstration Area operated by the National Park Service in the 1930s during the Cilvilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era. The park encompasses 7,572 arces and features the beautiful 100-acre Raccoon Lake. Facilities are a mix of modern and rustic with group camps from the CCC era. 6. Learn something new by attending an environmental education program. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper RACCOON CREEK STATE PARK Top 10 Activities to do at Raccoon Creek Nearby Attractions Information on nearby attractions is available from the Beaver County Recreation and Tourism Department, 800-342-8192. www.visitbeavercounty.com Hillman State Park provides hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, as well as, hunting and a radio-controlled model airplane field. Contact Raccoon Creek State Park office for more information. 724-899-2200 State game lands 189 and 117 provide hunting and general recreation. Contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission Southwest Regional Office for more information. 724-238-9523 Linsly Outdoor Center is affiliated with the Linsly School and offers organized summer camps for adults and children. 724-899-2100 HIKING ONLY TRAILS MULTI-USE TRAILS and gristmills were located in the Traverse Valley in the 1800s. The remains of an 1846, two-story, stone springhouse exists near the western end of the trail. Biking is permitted from the park office to the lake only. Mineral Springs Loop: 1.2 miles, white blazes, easiest hiking This trail passes through one of the park’s historic areas, once known for the “healing qualities of the mineral water.” The remanents of the 1800s Frankfort Mineral Springs Resort are located above the springs. 00 12 ek k R d. C re P ar on u rg h Pitts b 7 9, as tL ive rp oo 920 Rd. oz Cottage 60 100 0 104 10800 112 0 1160 Pa rk Tr . ak 11 r Pa r See Map on Reverse Side 30 o on 1160 Ra Mu r To Imperial, 6.7 Mi. Pittsburgh, 22.7 Mi. R 1 ille 60 ENLARGEMENT 11 n Lake Beach Tr. 940 960 980 Cotta ge Run 900 920 Wingfield CONTOURS ARE ON 20 FT. INTERVALS 980 1 n rt kfo Fran d Roa . CO CO. 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When observing wildlife, remember to maintain a safe distance and never feed wild animals. For birders the Audubon Trail in the Wildflower Reserve is great for warblers. Waterfowl are abundant around Raccoon Lake and Wetland Trail. In winter it is common to see large flocks of turkeys near the campground and roadside picnic areas. Deer and raccoon are common throughout the park. Most of the larger stream valleys have active beaver, muskrat, and mink. In the more remote western side of the park, you may encounter the elusive red fox, skunk, and opossum. Palomino Trail: 1.1 miles, yellow blazes, easiest hiking Palomino Trail follows an old roadbed for most of its length. It begins and ends on Nichol Road. le Litt To US 30, 2.1 Mi. Hookstown, 3.7 Mi. WILDLIFE WATCHING Pinto Loop: 1.7 miles, yellow blazes, easiest hiking Pinto Loop Trail has very little elevation change. The wide path passes through a mix of forest meadows. These features make it an excellent cross-country skiing trail. Nichol Road: 3.5 miles, more difficult hiking This road serves as the gateway to most of the trails in the western section of the park. Several loop hikes of varying lengths can be created using Nichol Road and connecting trails. Snowmobiling is permitted weather dependent. Appaloosa Spur: 0.7 mile, yellow blazes, easiest hiking This trail connects the Equestrian Trailhead parking lot on PA 168 to the Appaloosa Trail. Tell us about your hike: Lake Trail: 1.9 miles, blue blaz

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