Black Moshannon

State Park - Pennsylvania

Black Moshannon State Park is located in Rush Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. It surrounds Black Moshannon Lake, formed by a dam on Black Moshannon Creek. The park is just west of the Allegheny Front, 9 miles (14 km) east of Philipsburg on Pennsylvania Route 504, and is largely surrounded by Moshannon State Forest. A bog in the park provides a habitat for diverse wildlife not common in other areas of the state, such as carnivorous plants, orchids, and species normally found farther north.

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Recreation Map of Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Black Moshannon - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of Black Moshannon Lake in Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Black Moshannon - Black Moshannon Lake - Water Depth

Water Depth Map of Black Moshannon Lake in Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Brochure of Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Black Moshannon - Brochure

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

Campground Map of Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Black Moshannon - Campground Map

Campground Map of Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Map of Cabins at Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Black Moshannon - Cabins Map

Map of Cabins at Black Moshannon State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Black Moshannon SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BlackMoshannonStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moshannon_State_Park Black Moshannon State Park is located in Rush Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. It surrounds Black Moshannon Lake, formed by a dam on Black Moshannon Creek. The park is just west of the Allegheny Front, 9 miles (14 km) east of Philipsburg on Pennsylvania Route 504, and is largely surrounded by Moshannon State Forest. A bog in the park provides a habitat for diverse wildlife not common in other areas of the state, such as carnivorous plants, orchids, and species normally found farther north.
Black Moshannon Black Moshannon State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks Mission The primary purpose of Pennsylvania State Parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting 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 the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper MOSS-HANNE HISTORY BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK Road for 8 miles to the park. From Southwest: From Philipsburg, follow US 322 east. Turn left onto PA 504 and travel 8 miles to the park. From South: Take I-99 north to Exit 61 at Port Matilda. Turn right at end of ramp. In 1/2 mile, turn left at traffic light, then 4 miles on Alt. US 220 (Eagle Valley Road). Cars and trucks without trailers can turn left onto Steele Hollow Road. RVs and vehicles towing trailers should proceed an additional 4 miles, then turn left at the park sign in village of Julian to take Beaver Road for 8 miles to park. Directions Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands and conserves unique, natural environments. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting that provides recreational opportunities in all seasons. According to local tradition, American Indians called this watershed “Moss-Hanne,” meaning “moose stream,” thus the origin of the park’s name. Appropriately, the “black” in the park name describes the tea-colored waters. The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake is fed by clear springs and small streams which flow through the bogs that stretch in most directions from its shores. As the clear water flows through sphagnum moss and other wetland plants, it becomes colored by plant tannins. In a sense, the bog vegetation acts like a giant teabag to color the water. From Northeast: Take I-80 west to Milesburg Exit 158, then Alt. US 220 south for 6 miles. Turn right onto PA 504 west for 12 miles to the park. From Northwest: Take I-80 east to Kylertown Exit 133. Turn left onto PA 53 for 0.8 mile (through traffic light). At the park sign, turn right onto Winburne Road then 9 miles to the park. From Southeast:Take US 322 west to Exit 68 (Greys Woods/Waddle). On the ramp stay right toward Waddle, then continue 6 miles. Bear right onto the ramp for Alt. US 220 north and then travel for 1 mile. Cars and trucks without trailers can turn left onto Steele Hollow Road. RVs and vehicles towing trailers should proceed an additional 4 miles, then turn left at the park sign in village of Julian to take Beaver 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. RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Spend the Day 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. BOATING: electric motors permitted The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake has 90 mooring spaces and four boat launch/mooring areas. Boat rentals are available in the summer season. Boating Area 1 is ADA accessible. The use of gas powered motors is prohibited. 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. HUNTING AND FIREARMS: Over 3,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, wild turkey, bear, grouse, and squirrel. Adjacent state forest land is also open for public hunting. 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 BACKPACKING: The Allegheny Front Trail is a 40-mile loop trail that encircles the park in Moshannon State Forest. Several park t
BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK CAMPGROUND Ca m pg un ad Park Office 4216 Beaver Road Philipsburg, PA 16866 814-342-5960 Extra Car Parking 11 9 14 Parking ADA Accessible Public Phone Parking Lot Environmental Learning Center Path or Trail GPS DD: Lat. 40.91787 Long. -78.06658 Tra Lo o p il Tr a 27 ll 23 19 Paved Road 22 18 16 21 47 54 56 69 62 Extra Car Parking 70 52 60 Campground opens the day before trout season in April and closes at the end of deer season in December. 68 55 53 67 51 65 ad 46 50 66 Ro 63 va ke Recycling/Trash 24 Host La Sanitary Dump Station N n Amphitheater Tent Only no Playground ADA Accessible Bulletin Board 17 12 15 10 13 8 6 Boat Rental Hi han Restrooms 73 t Mos Picnic Pavilion n Te Black Full Hookup: Sewer, Water and Electric Showerhouse/ Restroom no il Food Concession Water sa 77 75 32 Tr a Electric Site: 20/30/50 Amp Pet Camping l 74 31 ow LEGEND Ca H ol 76 25 80 71 Sl ee py 78 26 30 7 5 . Rd Rd. ver nnon Be a M o s h a La ke ck S ide 4 3 To Julian, US 220 ALT Pull-thru Site 28 35 2 L a ke 29 36 1 79 Tent Only 34 N Non-electric Site il 37 39 38 40 Park Office Bla BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK To Unionville 42 504 W e st To Philipsburg, US 322 504 Beach . 45 Rd 41 Area of Main Map 43 no va 44 Cas a Campground 911 Address Campground Road Philipsburg, PA 16866 814-342-5960 64 Ro 61 ro d 57 To Kylertown Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). To Beach, Park Office Parking for Amphitheater EQUIPMENT ACCOMMODATION GUIDE Camping Pad Lengths 30' to 73' 200 Rev. 3/18 0 200 400 FEET To Philipsburg 504 Black Moshannon State Park The 73 campsites each have a picnic table and a fire ring. Most sites can accommodate either a tent or a trailer. Most sites have electric hookup. Full service hookup is available. The campground features a sanitary dump station and washhouses with flush toilets, showers, and laundry tubs. Pets Pets are permitted at designated campsites in this campground. Please contact the park office for guidelines for pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas and all overnight areas, except the campgrounds and lodging facilities involved in the pet program. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. Camping Season This campground opens in April and closes in December. Reserving a Site Most campsites in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months in advance to noon of the day of arrival. Campers without a reservation arriving after noon should check near the campground entrance for instructions. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards, or personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks, or Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received by the Bureau within ten days of making the reservation. For reservations visit www.visitPAparks.com, or call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays. Campsite Issuing Advance reservations are available for almost all campsites. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an employee is unavailable, read posted instructions, check the site availability listing, and then proceed to an available site and set up. The appropriate fee must be paid to a park employee or deposited in a supplied honor system envelope before setting up on a campsite. Changes and Cancellations Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by calling the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757) Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, EST, or by visiting the website at: http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website noted above. Access for People with Disabilities If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. Protect and Preserve Our Campgrounds Please be familiar with all state park rules and especially the following rules and regulations. Maximum Camping Period Campers may stay in a state park campground for up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Campers may camp for 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year. Maximum Number of People Per Site Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or one non-family unit limited to five persons per site. Anyone renting a campsite must be 18 years of age or older and must be p
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