Sinnemahoning State Park & Wildlife Center

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Address: 4843 Park Rd, Austin, PA 16720

Email: sinnemahoningsp@pa.gov

Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/sinnemahoning/index.htm

Phone: 814-647-8401

Description:

Sinnemahoning State Park is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Surrounded by the Elk State Forest, the 1,910-acre park lies in the beautiful valley of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Here you can enjoy year-round activities like hiking, biking, fishing and ice fishing, bird and wildlife watching, wildlife photography, camping, picnicking, pontoon boat rides, boating, canoeing and kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hunting, and snowmobiling. Fun and educational programs are offered on weekends for the whole family.

Explore the Wildlife Center to see state-of- the-art and hands-on exhibits about natural habitats, natural resource management and the history of our area. The exhibit gallery contains information and displays that help orient visitors and provide a centrally located starting point for exploration of Sinnemahoning State Park and the Pennsylvania Wilds, plus information about wildlife watching, outdoor recreation, green camping, local history and conservation heroes, and wildlife photography.

Opened in 2011, the 9,300-square- foot building serves as the park office and public visitor center. The sustainable design and construction features of this impressive structure have earned it a LEED silver certification. In addition to the exhibit gallery, your will find a gift shop, park offices, and a multi-purpose classroom here. The classroom is used for interpretive programs and environmental education classes and is available to groups to use as meeting space.

The park office has extended summer hours to provide convenient services for park visitors, including camping reservations, and the popular Get Outdoors bike and kayak loaner program. The Park Office and Wildlife Center is open

April 1 to October 31
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7 days a week

November 1 to March 31
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday - Saturday