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Black Moshannon State Park

 
4216 Beaver Road Philipsburg, PA 16866-9519
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Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in Centre County on PA 504, nine miles east of Philipsburg. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting. According to local tradition, American Indians called this watershed “Moss-Hanne,” meaning “moose stream,” thus the origin of the park’s name. Appropriately, the “black” in the park name describes the tea-colored waters. The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake is fed by clear springs and small streams which flow through the bogs that stretch in most directions from its shores. As the clear water flows through sphagnum moss and other wetland plants, it becomes colored by plant tannins. In a sense, the bog vegetation acts like a giant teabag to color the water.

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Katie S.
Love kayaking here
 
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Vincent C.
Get out the park for one there many weekend festivals or demonstrations. Or take a paddle on the lake and check out the fall foliage.
 
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Brian P.
Take a walk along the 0.3-mile long boardwalk through the bog.
 
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loved it there when i was a kid
 
 
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