Raccoon Creek State Park Travel Guide

  • Honey Bee getting a drink
    Honey Bee getting a drink
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  • Black Eyed Susan's at the Wildflower Reserve
    Black Eyed Susan's at the Wildflower...
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  • Where the main mineral springs would have been
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Raccoon Creek State Park Things to Do

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    by laucu9 Written Aug 23, 2011

    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.

    Away on a canoe- and a view of the dam Hard at work... She's ready!
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    by laucu9 Written Aug 23, 2011

    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.

    Honey Bee getting a drink Cabin on one of the trails Zoe finding the marker! Munching on some milkweed... More flowers...
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    by laucu9 Written Aug 23, 2011

    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.

    Where the main mineral springs would have been Me & Zoe standing in the spring The springs as they are today, iron residue & all View from the bottom Resort Building
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Raccoon Creek State Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by laucu9 Written Aug 23, 2011

    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.

    Poison Ivy Raccoons!
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