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Elk Country Visitor Center

This 245 acre facility located in Elk County is jointly operated by DCNR’s Bureau of State Forestry and State Parks. The 7,000-square foot Elk Country Visitor Center includes interpretive exhibits, wildlife trails and viewing blinds, year-round restrooms and parking for cars and buses. Foodplots maintained by the Pennsylvania Game Commission provide visitors an opportunity to view free roaming elk.

Elk State Park

This 3,192 acre state park is located in Elk County offers picnicking and hunting. It features an 1,160 acre lake that provides opportunities for fishing and boating in the summer months and ice boating, skating, and fishing in the winter.

Sizerville State Park

This 386 acre park is located in Potter and Cameron Counties and offers picnicking, hunting, and hiking on five miles of trails. Swimming is available in a park pool and fishing is popular in Cowley Run which runs through the park. Camping is offered at 23 sites (18 with electric and 5 non-electric walk-in tent). The park also offers cross-country skiing and is a major trailhead to the Elk State Forest’s snowmobile system.

Bendigo State Park                                  

This 100 acre park located in Elk County offers picnicking and a swimming pool. It features a one acre lake that provides opportunities for cold water fishing. Sledding is a popular winter activity in this state park.

Sinnemahoning State Park

This 1,910 acre park is located in Potter and Cameron counties and offers picnicking, hunting, and hiking on five miles of trails. The 142 acre lake provides opportunities for fishing and boating and boat mooring and launching are available. This park also features 35 campsites (33 with electric and 2 non-electric walk-in tent) and a modern cabin. Winter activities here include ice skating and fishing, as well as five miles of snowmobile trails.

Kinzua Bridge State Park

This park was famous for the 2,053-foot Kinzua railroad bridge which has been designated as a National Engineering Landmark. A section of the bridge collapsed in July 2003 during a storm event. This 316 acre Mckean County also offers picnicking, hunting, hiking, and cold water fishing in Kinzua Creek as well as an organized-group tenting area.