Parker Dam State Park - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,578
Back To Top
Parker Dam State Park

I am taking my family camping at Parker Dam soon. Can anyone make any family friendly recommendations for things to do other than riding up to look for elk. Places to eat nearby? Hiking trails? Spots to fish? Any good places to look for bears? Whatever...Thanks in advance.

Last edited by kudu58; 06-15-2019 at 06:58 PM.
kudu58 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 09:10 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 6,098
Back To Top
There is a nice swimming beach at the small lake there.
troutbert is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:25 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
WilySpike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheffield Home, Hearts Content camp
Posts: 4,707
Back To Top
If a little drive is not a problem go to Ridgeway and check out the chainsaw carving places. And Cooks Forest has a lot of things, trails, rafting/kayak's, and visit Home or https://visitanf.com/kinzua-state-park-sky-walk/
WilySpike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 09:08 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
IHMSA53393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Irwin, Pa
Posts: 281
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by kudu58 View Post
I am taking my family camping at Parker Dam soon. Can anyone make any family friendly recommendations for things to do other than riding up to look for elk. Places to eat nearby? Hiking trails? Spots to fish? Any good places to look for bears? Whatever...Thanks in advance.


https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/F...es/Hiking.aspx
IHMSA53393 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 09:18 AM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fenelton Pa
Posts: 403
Back To Top
Kunes camp on qhehanna highway is a cool place to check out. It's an old camp built in between some big boulders. It's a nice little hike from the road.
Cat rocks on 4 mile road is an interesting place .
woodsman1118 is online now  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 09:23 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SW PA
Posts: 3,115
Back To Top
Kunes camp on qhehanna highway - Watch for snakes...eek
Laylow is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
The Man
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,578
Back To Top
Thanks for the responses everyone. Keep them coming if ya got em.
kudu58 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:00 PM
Regular Member
 
icemole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: se pa
Posts: 2,410
Back To Top
Check the website/F/B page for that park - they often have things to do/events listed for the parks.

“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?” Douglas Adams
icemole is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 12:49 PM
Moderator
 
Backwoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: DuBois
Posts: 4,159
Back To Top
Denny's Beer Barrel pub is over the mountain in Clearfield. Food isn't that great but the atmosphere is cool. DuBois is just down the road with a bevy of options for food. As mentioned above Cooks Forrest is about 45 minutes or so away too. They have stuff going on all the itme. Plust the deer farm, river trips, horse riding, etc. We take out family up to Cooks all the time to hike and hang out.

...but those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. -Isaiah 40:31
Backwoods is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 03:36 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 6,098
Back To Top
If you want easy hikes for the family, consider walking on gated forest roads, rather than the hiking trails.

The gated forest roads still give you a nice walk in the woods, but they are wider and more level, so easier to walk, less brush and branches to deal with, less chance of getting ticks or rattlesnake encounters, compared to hiking trails.

In state gamelands, it's fun to walk the gated roads in the morning or at dusk, when you can often see deer or elk in the food plots and grassy openings.
troutbert is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome