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BOATS AND BIKES: There are no canoes or kayaks available for rent or loan at the park this year. If you know someone who is interested in running a boat concession at the park, please have them contact us at the park office.  A limited number of bicycles are available to borrow during the day through the PA Get Outdoors Loaner Program.  If you would like to borrow a bicycle for use while visiting the park, please stop by the park office during normal business hours.

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 traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park, located near the center of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ scenic steep valleys region, encompasses 1,910 acres of beautiful scenery and outstanding wildlife habitat.

Situated in Cameron and Potter counties, the park is nestled between the green-shouldered ridges of Pennsylvania’s Elk State Forest and Susquehannock State Forest.

The park is long and narrow and includes lands on both sides of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek -- a major tributary to the Sinnemahoning Creek. At the southern end of the park, a 145-acre reservoir created by the George B. Stevenson dam provides excellent fishing and water recreation opportunities.

The abundance of wildlife within the park provides visitors with opportunities to view bald eagle, coyote, elk, and bobcat.

In addition, the park’s geographic location is excellent for visitors to explore the other treasures of the Pennsylvania Wilds region.

Seasons and Hours

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

The park office/wildlife center hours are:

  • January 1 to February 28 -- Open Monday to Saturday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., closed on Sundays and New Year's Day.
  • March 1 to March 31 -- Open 7 days-a-week, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • April 1 to October 31 -- Open 7 days-a-week, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • November 1 to December 31 -- Open 7 days-a-week, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Overnight areas and other areas are open specific seasons and hours.

Contact the park office/wildlife center for facility seasons and hours.


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.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Sinnemahoning State Park 


Sinnemahoning State Park is located on PA 872 in Cameron and Potter counties in northcentral Pennsylvania. The park is 13 miles north of the intersection of PA 120 and PA 872 (outside of the village of Sinnemahoning) or 15 miles south of Austin.

The park office and wildlife center is 0.5 mile south of the northern intersection of PA 872 and Park Road.

The northern entrance of the park is about 3 miles north on PA 872.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.47341  Long. -78.05653

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Sinnemahoning State Park 

The Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center

Opened during 2011, this LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green building provides office space for park administration and an area for park interpretive programs and environmental education classes.

The center also provides information to help orient visitors and offers a centrally-located starting point for exploration of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

The center also includes a gallery of interactive, interpretive exhibits that highlight the history and ecology of the First Fork Valley.

A small retail area features the work of local artisans and other outdoor-oriented, American-made products. Call the park for current hours of operation.


Firewood is available from several vendors in the area.

An invasive insect, the emerald ash borer has been identified in several counties in Pennsylvania and is known to be transported in lumber and firewood.

To prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, please do not move firewood to, or from, other areas.

Special Events

Women in the Wilds Weekend

This event is offered each summer and winter as a female-focused weekend filled with opportunities to learn new outdoor skills.

Summer programs include offerings such as:

  • Mountain biking
  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor photography
  • GPS
  • Geocaching
  • Fly fishing
  • Other recreational activities

Winter programs include offerings such as:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Winter survival skills
  • Jewelry making
  • Essential oils
  • Cooking with wild edibles

Participants may choose up to eight different sessions over the three days of the event.

The First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park

The festival celebrates the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley.

Held annually on the second Saturday of October, this community-focused, admission-free event features local authors, artists, and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop of full autumn color in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

All Hallows Eve Celebration

We invite visitors to Sinnemahoning State Park for a BOOtiful evening!

Children can enjoy Halloween crafts and games in the Wildlife Center classroom while learning about the origins of Halloween and the animals that are traditionally associated with this holiday.

Learn, Experience, Connect

Sinnemahoning State Park offers year-round environmental education programs.

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 other youth groups. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office. Teacher workshops on a variety of subjects also are available.

Canoe and kayak programs are very popular from spring to fall. The park has an inventory of kayaks and canoes and offers paddling programs that range from basic to competitive racing.

Wildlife watching pontoon boat tours of the George B. Stevenson reservoir are offered on most Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Wildlife watching programs and opportunities are available year-round. Participants may search for amphibians in the spring, watch bald eagles snatch a fish from the lake, or observe black bear gorging on fall berries. Elk can often be seen grazing in open areas near 40 Maples Day Use 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 an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

1001 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

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