Sinnemahoning State Park
We visited some place different last week. We departed Warren around 10:00 am on Friday (June 10), en route Sinnemahoning State Park.
According to the Pennsylvania DCNR website, Sinnemahoning State Park is “located near the center of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ scenic steep valleys region [and] encompasses 1,910 acres of beautiful scenery and outstanding wildlife habitat. Situated in Cameron and Potter counties, the park is nestled between the green-shouldered ridges of Pennsylvania’s Elk State Forest and Susquehannock State Forest. The park is long and narrow and includes lands on both sides of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek — a major tributary to the Sinnemahoning Creek. At the southern end of the park, a 145-acre reservoir created by the George B. Stevenson dam provides excellent fishing and water recreation opportunities. The abundance of wildlife within the park provides visitors with opportunities to view bald eagle, coyote, elk, and bobcat. In addition, the park’s geographic location is excellent for visitors to explore the other treasures of the Pennsylvania Wilds region.”
Our first stop was at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center.
We enjoyed the nature exhibits at the wildlife center.
We saw a sign for “Arch Tree” soon after leaving the Wildlife Center. This was our second stop.
Our third stop was at the Sinnemahoning State Park boat launch on the George B. Stevenson reservoir.
See the pontoon boat in the background? We hope to one day take a tour of the reservoir in that boat!
Our fourth stop was at the George B Stevenson Dam and Spillway.
We drove to an area below the dam.
According to Wikipedia, the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek rises south of Coudersport and flows 33.4 miles south, joining Sinnemahoning Creek at Jericho. Freeman Run joins the First Fork at the community of Costello in Potter County. The East Fork joins 5.6 miles downstream at the community of Wharton in Potter County. The First Fork continues for 11.8 miles to the George B. Stevenson Dam.
Our last stop, before heading to Benezette, was in Driftwood. We ate a late lunch at the Driftwood Saloon & Grill. We sat on the deck and ate our lunch. I ordered a hot roast beef sandwich; Bob ordered a grouper sandwich. Both meals were delicious.
We looked for elk in the Benezette area, but we didn’t see any. i think we returned home around 6:00 pm.
What a wonderful day trip! I am sure we will visit Sinnemahoning State Park again one day.