Nearby Attractions to Trough Creek State Park
Information about Trough Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and the Alleghenies.
Explore the Area
Trough Creek State Park is near the communities of James Creek, Entriken, and Martinsburg, which are part of the Altoona metropolitan area. In these communities you will find quaint places to eat, shop, and relax.
Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Blair County Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby State Parks and Forests
Trough Creek State Park is close to two state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.
Warriors Path State Park
The 349-acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania.
The park is a seasonal, day-use area open from mid-April through the end of October. At other times of the year, visitors must park near the main gate and walk into the park.
Canoe Creek State Park
The 961-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields, and mature forests, which provide critical habitat for migrating birds and other wildlife.
The lake is popular for fishing year-round. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats. Picnicking, swimming at the beach, enjoying educational programs, and staying the night in a modern cabin are also popular activities.
Rothrock State Forest
The 96,975-acre Rothrock State Forest is named for Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock, a native of Mifflin County and the commonwealth’s first forestry commissioner. He is recognized as the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania. Rothrock State Forest is spread across the rugged ridges of Huntingdon County, Centre County, and Mifflin County.
Recreational opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and camping.
Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places
State Game Lands 67 is to the south of the park, and #73 is to the west, offering additional recreational opportunities.
Raystown Lake is a major recreation area administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses 29,300 acres, including a 30-mile long, narrow 8,300-acre lake. A variety of recreational opportunities are provided in 13 public use areas, including boat launches, marinas, camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing.
Pennsylvania Heritage Areas
Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.
The Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area is a geographical phenomenon that rises steeply to 1200 feet above sea level, which in the early 19th century presented a nearly impassable transportation challenge. Those natural barriers of the past have turned into modern playgrounds for outdoor recreationalists.