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Nearby Attractions to Simon B. Elliott State Park

Information about Simon B. Elliott State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors and the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority.

Explore the Area

Simon B. Elliott State Park is near the small communities of Penfield and Shawville, and approximately 15 miles from DuBois, which boasts a variety of shops, eateries, and other amenities.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

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

Parker Dam State Park

The 968-acre Parker Dam State Park offers old-fashioned charm and character. A scenic lake, rustic cabins, quaint campground, and unbounded forest make Parker Dam an ideal spot for a relaxing vacation.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, geocaching, and camping.

Moshannon State Forest

The nearly 190,031-acre Moshannon State Forest is located on the Allegheny Plateau.

The forest boasts an extensive 244-mile hiking trail system, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 90, 94, and 331 are near the park and offer additional recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Simon B. Elliott 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.