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​Bendigo State Park

The 100-acre Bendigo State Park is in a small valley surrounded by picturesque hills. About 20 acres of the park is developed, half of which is a large, shaded picnic area.

The forest is predominantly northern hardwoods and includes:

  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Maple

The East Branch of the Clarion River flows through the park. This beautiful waterway was once polluted by abandoned mine drainage. It now provides excellent fishing and is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The pool and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the Kinzua Bridge State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

In Jones Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania, Bendigo State Park is four miles northeast of Johnsonburg on SR 1004, which branches off of US 219 in Johnsonburg.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.53168  Long. -78.6283

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Bendigo State Park offers year-round environmental education and interpretive programs to park visitors, including:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Guided walks
  • Historical talks

Participants will gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world and develop a sense of stewardship for the park’s natural resources. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office.

Bendigo SnowFest

Held on the first Saturday in February, visitors can participate in a variety of outdoor activities, including:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sledding
  • Geocaching

Children and adults of all ages are welcome at this celebration of winter in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The SnowFest will have alternate activities in the event of no snow.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards.

Nearest Hospital

Penn Highlands Elk
763 Johnsonburg Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-788-8000

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