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Canoe Creek State Park

The beautiful, 961-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields, and mature forests, which provide critical habitat for migrating birds and other wildlife.

The lake is popular for fishing year-round. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats. Picnicking, swimming at the beach, enjoying educational programs, and staying the night in a modern cabin also are popular activities.

Seasons and Hours

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

The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, the education center, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the 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.

Pennsylvania map showing the location of Canoe Creek State Park 


To reach Canoe Creek State Park, travel on US 22 to the small village of Canoe Creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the Turkey Valley Road for one half mile to the gate of Canoe Creek State Park, on the right.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.48031  Long. -78.2913

A circular map that shows the roads near Canoe Creek State Park 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Canoe Creek State Park offers many popular environmental education and recreation programs for families, private groups, and school groups.

Participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources through:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Guided walks
  • Evening programs

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office.

Programs are offered year-round. For more detailed information, contact the park office.

The Terry Wentz Education Center

An education center highlights the historical and natural resources of the park.

Near the modern cabins, the center is open year-round and provides brochures about the education program and the wildlife of the park. Call ahead for education center hours.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. All facilities are ADA accessible. With prior approval, service roads can be used for loading and unloading.

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 and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Altoona
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

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