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Ravensburg State Park

2388 Rauchtown Road
Jersey Shore, PA 17044

570-966-1455

The park lies in a cozy, steep-walled gorge carved by Rauchtown Run through the side of Nippenose Mountain. A northern hardwood forest blankets the bottomland along this spring-fed stream.

Talus (rock) covered slopes and interesting rock formations are interspersed among a stunted oak forest growing on the steep mountainsides and ridges.

This pretty valley is especially beautiful when the mountain laurel blooms during late June and the fall foliage of early October.

The 215,000-acre Tiadaghton State Forest nearly surrounds Ravensburg State Park’s 78 acres. The state forest has hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching. A short drive away is Bald Eagle State Forest and the Mt. Logan and Rosecrans Bog natural areas.

Hiking at Ravensburg State Park

one mile of trails

Raven Trail nearly runs the length of the park, parallel to Rauchtown Run.

Several other trails provide steep access to rocky outcrops or access to longer hiking trails on state forest land, including the 261-mile Mid State backpacking trail.

Proper attire and good physical conditioning are recommended for your comfort and safety.

Picnicking at Ravensburg State Park

Within the three picnic areas are:

Picnic tables -- most are shaded
Picnic pavilions
Charcoal grills
Playfield
Playground
Horseshoe pits
Two picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay the Night at Ravensburg State Park

No reservations at this park. First-come, first-served only.

Camping
tents-only, flush toilets, warm showers

The forested campground is open from the first Friday in May through the last Sunday in September. Several campsites along Rauchtown Run offer campers the soothing sound of a mountain stream.

Each of the 21 sites has a picnic table and a fire ring.

Pets are permitted on all campsites.

Wildlife Watching at Ravensburg State Park

The park lies in a cozy, steep-walled gorge carved by Rauchtown Run through the side of Nippenose Mountain. A northern hardwood forest blankets the bottomland along this spring-fed stream.

This pretty valley is especially beautiful when the mountain laurel blooms during late June and the fall foliage of early October.

Talus (rock) covered slopes and interesting rock formations are interspersed among a stunted oak forest growing on the steep mountainsides and ridges.

Fishing at Ravensburg State Park

Rauchtown Run and its tributaries provide excellent coldwater fishing for native brown and brook trout.

Warmwater fishing is within easy driving distance and includes the west branch of the Susquehanna River, Bald Eagle Creek, and Blanchard Lake.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Hunting at Ravensburg State Park

Ravensburg State Park provides access to Tiadaghton State Forest for hunting.

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