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Nearby Attractions to Clear Creek State Park

Information about Clear Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau and the Cook Forest Area Vacation Bureau.

Explore the Area

The area around the park is known for its natural gas, oil, lumber, and coal production. Clarion Borough, one of the larger communities in the area and 24 miles from the park, is home to Clarion University and the annual Autumn Leaf Festival.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry Website.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Clear Creek State Park is close to one state park and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Cook Forest State Park

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park and the 3,136-acre Clarion River Lands lie in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. A scenic 13-mile stretch of the Clarion River flows through Cook Forest State Park and is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.

Other popular recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, and camping.

Clear Creek State Forest

The 16,229-acre Clear Creek State Forest is located in Jefferson, Clarion, Venango, Forest, and Mercer Counties. Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places 

The Allegheny National Forest is near Clear Creek State Park and provides a myriad of recreational opportunities.

A number of State Game Lands are located nearby (including 44, 54, and 283) and offer additional recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Clear Creek State Park is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, which offers 2 million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Highlights of the area include

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.