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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 12/4/2020:  Effective Sunday December 6, 2020

  • All in-person programs are canceled until further notice.

  • This cancelation will impact First Day Hikes.  More information will be provided on First Day Hikes.

  • Virtual programs will be offered.  Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.

Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:

  • Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed

Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors

  • The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.

  • If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.

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    The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.

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    This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.

We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order.  The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.

     If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

 

Ralph Stover State Park

Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.

Seasons and Hours

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

Contact the Delaware Canal State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

Reservations

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.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 

Directions

Ralph Stover State Park is two miles north of Point Pleasant on State Park Road and Stump Road, in eastern Bucks County.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.43451,  Long. -75.09793

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Scenic Vista

The High Rocks section of the park features an outstanding view of a horseshoe bend in Tohickon Creek Gorge and the surrounding forest. Experienced rock climbers use the 150-foot, sheer rock face, but the cliffs are dangerous. Visitors must stay behind the safety rail.

GPS DD: 40.44103, -75.10085

For GPS devices use the following address for High Rocks: 150 Tory Road, Pipersville, PA 18947

Trash Disposal

Ralph Stover State Park participates in a carry-in/carry-out trash disposal program for small parks. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities.

Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage, and recyclables home with them.

Learn, Experience, Connect

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education and  recreation programs year-round.

Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

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.

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 an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards.

Nearest Hospital

Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-2200

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Ralph Stover State Park