Raccoon Creek has a nice sand beach near the dam. There is a open field with shade trees for lounging, a nice bathhouse with a shower, and a concession stand with a full menu. Down the road from the beach area, there is a small store where you can rent canoes, kayaks and water bikes- as well as buy firewood.
The Wildflower Reserve is one of the most diverse stands of wildflowers in western PA. Over 700 species of plants have been identified here. There are many different trails leading from the parking lot- we try for a new one each year. A must-see for flower lovers.
If you take the Mineral Springs Loop Trail, you'll come to the Frankfort Mineral Springs. It was actually a resort complex for people in the 1800's who believed in the healing power of the springs. If you continue up over the hill, you'll come to the resort building. It's an excellent trail to take with children- my daughter was 4 when we were there and loved it.
Poison ivy is abundant through the park. I got it in the summer of 2010 on the Mineral Springs Loop... Also, they didn't work too hard at coming up with a name for the park- there are 100s of raccoons everywhere in the campground. Make sure you secure your food at night. They're interesting to watch, but can destroy a cooler. And yes, they'll open your cooler so either shove it under the seat of the picnic table or put it in your car.