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Nearby Attractions to Kettle Creek State Park

Information about Kettle Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Clinton County Economic Partnership Tourist Agency.

Explore the Area

The park is near Leidy Township and the community of Westport, located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The town of Renovo is 16 miles away and home to the Flaming Foliage Festival every October.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Kettle Creek State Park is close to several state parks and state forests, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Sproul State Forest

The 305,450-acre Sproul State Forest features steep and rugged hillsides cut by the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. It offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Ole Bull State Park

The 132-acre Ole Bull State Park is located along the Kettle Creek in Potter County. This area is called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover, mountainous terrain, and wilderness habitat.

Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run State Park carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for outdoor adventures. Recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Bucktail State Park Natural Area

Bucktail State Park Natural Area provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley known as the Bucktail Trail. Recreational activities available are kayaking, fishing, and wildlife watching.

Susquehannock State Forest

The 265,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest is located in Potter, Clinton, and McKean counties. The forest grows some of the most productive strands of black cherry trees in the world, and is one of eight state forests located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Kettle Creek State Park:

  • Three miles west of the park, Kettle Creek Vista is a vantage point that provides a breathtaking view of the Kettle Creek Valley
  • The Alvin R. Bush Dam is a flood control dam that is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and creates 4.5 miles of natural, scenic shoreline. This is one of four dams in the flood control plan for the West Branch Basin of the Susquehanna River watershed.
  • The Hammersly Wild Area and the Quehanna Wild Area, as well as State Game Lands 89, are nearby and offer additional recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Kettle 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.

The Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the economy of the towns along the river.