Hills Creek State Park

State Park

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111 Spill Way Rd.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
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GPS: 41.8131, -77.1963

Last Price Paid: $24
Number of Sites: 85
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April-Oct.
Elevation: 1531 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 2

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“I love how PA sees a few hills and a creek and figures, "Yeah, make it a state park."”

Reviewed Aug 03, 2015

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Northern Central to Eastern Pennsylvania is known as the Pennsylvania Wilds, and rightly so. There are more dirt roads, Elk crossings and long bouts down winding two-lanes here than in any other part of the state I’ve ever ventured through. This state park is no exception, and in fact is more like a subsection of this entire region cut out and placed into a containable little area.

Group sites, tent sites and RV parking is available, and there is plenty of the latter. The roads through the park are generally flat, with small rolling hills that make for leisurely strolls on a bike. There are a few short hiking trails and you could walk around the lake that makes up the vast majority of the western edge of the park if you really wanted to get out on your feet. The park also has plenty of day use space available if you just want to stop through and take a break from the open road (the beautiful and well known PA Route 6 runs very nearby).

A small concession stand sells ice cream, hot dogs and fire wood, as well as renting out rafts, kayaks and paddle boats that allow you to get out on the lake and enjoy yourself. The lake itself is very calm, and chock-full of little alcoves harboring lilly pads, the occasional crane or two, and who knows what other untold treasures tucked away.

We stayed here in late September a couple of years back, and the leaves were already very much beginning to change. The park ranger mentioned that the first three weeks in October are spectacular here, and the park is about 18 miles away from Pine Creek Gorge, also known as “Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon.”

Oh and if you weren't in the know, there is no alcohol allowed in PA state parks.

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  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • dog run
  • pets


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