SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the
Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when travelling to and from the quarantine zone.
Bridge Closure: Be advised, three foot bridges are closed to the public at Clear Creek State Park. Trail users may be impacted. Please stop at the Park Office to obtain a park map in order to plan accordingly. The bridge locations are as follows: 1. Clear Creek Beach 2. Pipeline near Clear Creek and Ridge Trails 3. Ox Shoe Trail at the campground
Clear Creek State Park
Clear Creek State Park encompasses 1,901 acres in Jefferson County.
The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River.
The park has camping, rustic cabins, and Clarion River access for fishing and boating.
Cook Forest State Park is only 11 miles away.
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, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
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.
The park is located off of PA 949.
From the east, take Exit 78 of I-80. Follow PA 36 north to the town of Sigel, make a right onto PA 949 north and continue four miles to the park entrance on the left.
From the west, take Exit 73 of I-80. Follow PA 949 north for 12 miles to the park entrance on the left.
GPS DD: Lat. 41.32292 Long. -79.07671
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.
There are two seasonal scenic overlooks in the park on the Tadler Run Loop Trail. Beartown Rocks is a popular nearby overlook in Clear Creek State Forest.
Do Not Feed Wildlife
Black bears are native to this area. All food should be put away after use and kept in a tight, secure container in the trunk of a car or in a camper.
Feeding wildlife is prohibited. When wildlife loses its fear of people, they can become pests, and dangerous situations can result.
Environmental Education and Interpretation
Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.
Programs are offered spring through fall.
Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available.
Group programs must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office.
A nature museum with logging and nature exhibits is open spring through fall.
The Ox Shoe Trail is self-guiding, takes one hour to hike, and reveals the logging history of the area.
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 and at the park office.
Penn Highlands Brookville
100 Hospital Road
Brookville, PA 15825