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.
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. Contact the Delaware Canal State Park office for facility seasons and hours.
Scenic Vista: The High Rocks section of the park features an outstanding view of a horseshoe bend in Tohickon Creek Gorge and the surrounding forest. Experienced rock climbers use the 150-foot sheer rock face, but the cliffs are dangerous. Visitors must stay behind the safety rail.
GPS DD: 40.44103, -75.10085
Picnicking: The park has a beautiful shaded picnic area with picnic tables, picnic pavilions, fireplaces, and vault restrooms, all along scenic Tohickon Creek.
Fishing: Warmwater species found in Tohickon Creek include smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp, and catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a coldwater 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.
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.
Non-powered boats that launch in a state park must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
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.
Visit the Safety Code of American Whitewater for useful safety information.
Hiking: 1 mile of trails
Rock Climbing: Experienced rock climbers use the 150-foot sheer rock face of the High Rocks area, but the cliffs are dangerous. Other visitors should stay behind the safety rail.
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.
Explore the Calendar of Events for a listing of upcoming events.
Explore environmental education and interpretation for more information.
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.