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Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Park covers 406 acres including a six-acre lake.  Interpretive programming at the park is centered on the former iron works community which operated from 1834 to 1904. 
 

Penn Roosevelt State Park

Penn Roosevelt State Park is an isolated area of Centre County known locally as the Stone Creek Kettle and contains a 3.5 acre lake.  Recreational opportunities include picnicking, fishing, hiking, and tent camping on 15 sites.
 

Trough Creek State Park

In 1936, this 541-acre park was carved from the former Paradise Iron Furnace Company tract of the Rothrock State Forest by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Featured attractions include a large balanced rock, an ice mine, and remnants of the Paradise Iron Furnace.
 

Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam State Park is located in the northeastern corner of Huntingdon County, 12 miles south of State College.  Recreational opportunities include boating on 22-acre Whipple Lake, fishing, swimming, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and hiking.
 

Raystown Lake

Raystown is an 8,300-acre reservoir operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It provides flood control, fisheries enhancement, water quality, and many diverse recreational opportunities. Raystown is located adjacent to the southern portion of Rothrock and comprises 29,300 acres.