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Sizerville State Park

199 E Cowley Run Road
Emporium, PA 15834

814-486-5605

The 386-acre Sizerville State Park is nearly surrounded by Elk State Forest and is close to one of the largest blocks of state forest land in the commonwealth. Sizerville has many recreational and natural opportunities and is a good base for exploring nearby public lands.

Hiking at Sizerville State Park

5 miles of trails

The hiking trail system offers a series of five loop trails.

For your safety, if you are planning to hike from the park onto the Elk State Forest trail system, be sure you have an Elk State Forest map and advise park personnel of your hiking plans.

Bottomlands Trail
This trail takes the visitor through a variety of lowland habitats and is relatively easy to walk, making the trail ideal for hikers of any age.

Campground Trail
This trail takes the visitor through a variety of lowland habitats and is relatively easy to walk, making the trail ideal for hikers of any age.

Fee Hollow Trail
This trail begins by the campground and then climbs into the state forest.

Nady Hollow Trail
This 1.5-mile loop ascends a 1,900-foot mountain. Proper footwear is recommended for any hiking and is essential for the Nady Hollow Trail.

Nady Hollow Connector
This trail is a less challenging alternative to Nady Hollow Trail.

North Slope Trail
This trail takes the visitor through a variety of lowland habitats and is relatively easy to walk, making the trail ideal for hikers of any age.

Sizerville Nature Trail
Across from the campground in Elk State Forest, is a three-mile loop with a small elevation change, a scenic vista, and educational stopping points. Maps are available in the park office.

Bucktail Path Trail
Sizerville State Park also is a trailhead for the Bucktail Path Trail, which is part of an extensive trail system throughout the northern tier region of central Pennsylvania.

Picnicking at Sizerville State Park

Six picnic pavilions, rustic restrooms, and more than 100 picnic tables are in the two picnic areas, shaded by white pine, hemlock, and hardwood trees.

A playground is in a central location.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. ADA accessible parking and picnic tables are throughout the areas. Pavilions #1 and #2 are ADA accessible.
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.

Horseshoe pits are nearby each pavilion.

Camping at Sizerville State Park

Flush toilets, warm showers, electric hook-ups

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
The 28-site campground opens the second Friday in April and closes in mid-December. Facilities include:

Flush toilets
Showers
Sanitary dump station
ADA accessible facilities
Eighteen campsites have electricity. Five walk-in tent sites offer a secluded streamside setting.

The campground features a play area and outdoor amphitheater.

The maximum stay in this camping area is 14 days during the summer season and 21 days during the off season. Campers must vacate the park for 48 hours before setting up again.

Pets are permitted on designated campsites for a fee.

Swimming at Sizerville State Park

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. There is a lift in the pool for people with disabilities.
The free, 105 foot-long concrete pool -- with an adjacent wading pool -- is open 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. The maximum depth is 5 feet.

Wildlife Watching at Sizerville State Park

During the spring and summer, small woodland flowers, flowering trees, and mountain laurel blossom in profusion, adding their loveliness to the park and surrounding area.

During the fall, the flaming foliage of the mixed hardwood forest provides a colorful backdrop for visitors to enjoy the park.

The topography of the entire park is a severely dissected plateau with narrow stream valleys.

Fishing at Sizerville State Park

The east and west branches of Cowley Run contain brook and brown trout. Cowley Run is a high-quality stream offering mountain freestone fishing at its best. It is not unusual to catch native brook trout in these waters.

Nearby, the Portage and Driftwood branches of the Sinnemahoning Creek provide anglers with an opportunity to fish for smallmouth bass and trout.

All streams receive spring stockings.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Hunting at Sizerville State Park

During established seasons, about 200 acres are open to:

Hunting
Trapping
Training of dogs
Common game species are:

Deer
Turkey
Grouse
Bear
Squirrel
Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas.

DCNR and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Complete information about hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
Hunting is permitted on the adjacent Elk State Forest.

Cross-country Skiing at Sizerville State Park

Park trails provide access to many miles of trails on adjacent Elk State Forest.

The park provides parking and restrooms.

The average yearly snowfall is 60-70 inches.

Snowmobiling at Sizerville State Park

The two miles of park trails provide access to more than 60 miles of groomed snowmobile trails on adjacent Elk State Forest.

The park provides parking and restrooms.

The average yearly snowfall is 60-70 inches.

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