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. 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 in late June and during 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.

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Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. Contact the Raymond B. Winter State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

A wooden pavilion is sheltered by pine trees at Ravensburg State Park, Pennsylvania.Picnicking: Within the three picnic areas are picnic tables, picnic pavilions, charcoal grills, a playfield, a playground and horseshoe pits. Most picnic tables are shaded. 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. Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS for reservations.

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Fishing: Rauchtown Run and its tributaries provide excellent cold water fishing for native brown and brook trout. Warm water 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 laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Hunting and Firearms: Because of its small size, hunting is prohibited at Ravensburg State Park. Hunting is permitted on surrounding Tiadaghton State Forest land.

Law enenforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.

Hiking: one miles 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.

Stay the Night

Camping: tents-only, modern campsites
The forested campground is open from the first Friday in May through the last Sunday in September. Each of the 21 sites has a picnic table and a fire ring. This campground does not accept reservations. Pets are permitted.

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Access for People with Disabilities

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.