Ralph Stover State Park

Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.

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Picnicking: The park has a beautiful shaded picnic area with drinking water, picnic tables, picnic pavilions, fireplaces and restrooms. Picnicking facilities are along the beautiful Tohickon Creek.

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Fishing: Warm-water species found in Tohickon Creek include smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp and catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a cold-water fish.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.

Kayakers shoot the rapids at Ralph Stover State Park, Pennsylvania.Whitewater Boating: When high water conditions exist, Tohickon Creek offers a challenging course for closed-deck canoes and kayaks. Whitewater craft may be launched in the park. Please do not block parking areas and roadways.

At the end of March and the beginning of November, there are planned whitewater releases from Lake Nockamixon. For information, call Delaware Canal State Park at 610-982-5560.

The creek contains several drop-offs, especially downstream of the High Rocks cliffs. Paddlers should never boat alone. The Tohickon Creek, with its drop-offs, obstructions and strainers can be very dangerous.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.

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Hiking: 1 mile of trails
The easy walking trails pass through many habitats and pass near the millrace.

Rock Climbing: The "High Rocks" section of the park features an outstanding view of a horseshoe bend in Tohickon Creek and the surrounding forest.


Experienced rock climbers use the 200-foot sheer rock face, but the cliffs are sheer and dangerous.

Trash Disposal: Ralph Stover State Park participates in a carry-in/carry-out trash disposal program for small parks. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities. Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage, and recyclables home with them.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs. Through hands-on activities, guided walks and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office. Programs are offered year-round. Contact the park office for more detailed information.

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Access for People with Disabilities

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