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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, from ​8:00 A.M. to sunset.

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


Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Bendigo State Park 


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

GPS DDLat. 41.53168; Long. -78.6283

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Bendigo State Park 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Bendigo State Park offers year-round environmental education and recreation 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.

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

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