Moraine

State Park - Pennsylvania

Moraine State Park is located in Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek, and Worth townships in Butler County, Pennsylvania. The park's main feature is its man-made lake, Lake Arthur, formed by impounding Muddy Creek, which is 3,225 acres (1,305 ha) and is used for recreational purposes. The surrounding park is used for hiking, bicycling, group camping, picnicking, and hunting. Moraine State Park hosts the annual Regatta at Lake Arthur in August.

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

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

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

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

Map of Davis Hollow Marina at Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Moraine - Davis Hollow Marina Map

Map of Davis Hollow Marina at Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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

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

North Country Trail Mileage Chart and Map of Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Moraine - Mileage Chart

North Country Trail Mileage Chart and Map of Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Depth Map of Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Moraine - Lake Arthur Depth Map

Depth Map of Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Moraine SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/MoraineStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine_State_Park Moraine State Park is located in Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek, and Worth townships in Butler County, Pennsylvania. The park's main feature is its man-made lake, Lake Arthur, formed by impounding Muddy Creek, which is 3,225 acres (1,305 ha) and is used for recreational purposes. The surrounding park is used for hiking, bicycling, group camping, picnicking, and hunting. Moraine State Park hosts the annual Regatta at Lake Arthur in August.
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. Mo
MORAINE STATE PARK CABINS LEGEND Park Office 225 Pleasant Valley Road Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 Modern Cabin (Sleeps 6) 11 Dogs Permitted 7 8 ADA Accessible 9 Change House/ Shower House 10 Trail Restrooms Playground B ic Picnic Pavilion yc l e 6 ra il 5 Po i n ts T 5 Beach To PARK EXIT, Bicycle Rental approximately 2¾ miles 4 Food Concession Recycling N 3 Gate Paved Road Lake Arthur Unpaved Road Parking Lot 2 Trail 1 5P oin t sT ra i l GPS DD: Lat. 40.96586 Long. -80.11389 To I-80, Exit 19/116 Roa d 422 To New Castle North S To Cabins 99 Dr. To North Shore Drive MORAINE STATE PARK Marina W est E xit re ho Park 79 N Bicycle Rental La ke 422 To PA TPK (I-76) Exit 28 N . Sh ore Drive Bic ycle Trail Ar thur Park Office To Cabins Pl e a s t an le y Val Rd. To Butler Bedroom Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). Bath Bedroom Kitchen “Great” Room “Cathedral”-Type Ceiling 2-bedroom Modern Cabin Floor Plan (Sleeps 6) 200 0 200 400 600 FEET Beach Lak evie w Rev. 10/19 DCNR Pennsylvania State Parks Lodging Survey Park Name Cabin Yurt Camping Cottage Lodge Name/# Dates of Stay It is the goal of Pennsylvania State Parks to provide quality facilities, services, and enjoyable recreation for all visitors. Please take a moment to fill out this survey so we can track how well our lodging and services met your expectations. 1. Reservation Excellent A B C D Poor F Reservation Process ............................................ Check In............................................................... Friendliness/Courtesy of Park Staff.................... Check Out ............................................................ 2. Your Facility Cleanliness ........................................................... Furniture ................................................................ Appliances ........................................................... 3. Bathroom Cleanliness ................................................. 4. Was everything in working order? ........................... Yes No If not, please explain: 5. What can we do to enhance your next stay? Once completed, leave this survey in the facility or drop it off at the park office. We sincerely appreciate your comments and we hope to see you again soon. 4/19 Printed on Recycled Paper
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