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Park Name: Kettle Creek State Park

Region: North Central
Kettle Creek State Park is in Clinton County, Pennsylvania.
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Reviewed by: Patricia Howell
Best reason to go: seclusion, hiking, fishing, hunting
Cost: 
prevailing state park rates, about $15
Campsites we liked:
48,49,50 in the upper campground
Overall Rating:
6 /10

Some information from PA DCNR

 

About the camp sites:

Many of the camp sites in this park are electric, but there are enough tent sites, as well.  I preferred the upper campground to the lower campground, simply because they were more isolated and the upper campground was less crowded.

Each site seemed to have plenty of room, with a picnic table and fire ring.  The upper campground is part of the way up a small hill, which is easy enough to drive.  The lower campground has sufficient room for many RVs, and it’s closer to most of the activities in the park.  Water and sewer hook-ups are not available, and there are no showers at this campground. 

Review:

Kettle Creek is a beautiful state park to visit for an entire week-end.  There are so many things to do.  One can swim, fish, hunt, boat, hike, bike, ride horses, and watch wildlife (particularly water fowl) while visiting this state park.  Yes, it is far from anything, and you will need to bring enough food supply (and ice!) to last the length of the stay (or risk a long drive to the nearest convenience store), but it is a wonderful park.

Many of the hiking trails appear to be old logging trails.  When I was there, they were pretty well maintained and very lush and green (late spring).  There is a nice vista at the top of a summit that can be reached by vehicle or foot.  Within the park are only two miles of hiking, but it is an access point to a 53-mile trail.

Fishing is great at Kettle Creek.  Panfish were taking flies like crazy when I went fishing in the evening.  Good fishing spots are easily accessed and roomy.  Be sure to bring your bug spray.  Kettle Creek is also a good location for ice fishing, but 4WD is usually a must.

If the lack of showers intimidates you too much, try bringing along some No-Rinse shampoo and some baby wipes.  They work like a charm.

 

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