Sand Bridge State Park
Rapid Run's lovely murmur and the sounds of birds pervade this lovely picnic spot. The three rustic picnic pavilions hug the side of Seven Notch Mountain, conveniently at the side of PA 192.
Sand Bridge 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.
Picnicking: Sand Bridge is a convenient picnic spot with picnic tables, charcoal grills, water and rustic restrooms. Three picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fishing: Rapid Run is an excellent cold-water fishery. It is stocked annually with brook and brown trout.
Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
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No one knows how the area became known as Sand Bridge.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the land in 1905 and it became a part of White Deer State Forest District. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the pavilions and restrooms. In 1978, the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks took over administration of Sand Bridge State Park.
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Sand Bridge State Park
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Sand Bridge, Ravensburg and McCalls Dam State Parks Maps (.pdf) (124 kb, 3/11)
Sand Bridge is in Union County on PA 192, 14 miles west of Lewisburg.
Sand Bridge State Park