Black Moshannon State Park

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Covering 3,394 acres of forest and wetlands, Black Moshannon State Park is a conservation and outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with unique, natural environments. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting that provides recreational opportunities in all seasons, including water recreation, hiking and biking, camping, hunting and fishing, and winter recreation.

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The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake is popular for canoes and kayaks, and has many mooring spaces and boat launch areas. Boat rentals are available in the summer season. Boating Area 1 is ADA accessible. The use of gas powered motors is prohibited. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Please check with DCNR's state park page and the PA Fish and Boat Commission for regulations. Fishing is popular on the lake.


Many picnic sites are available, as well as a variety of camping options and a swimming beach.


Interpretive signage is available on many trails in the Park that explain the bog ecosystem.

Ice Fishing

During the winter