Raymond B Winter State Park

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Be sure to explore the Rapid Run Natural Area. One of the first places in the state set aside to be maintained in an undisturbed condition, it’s 39 acres are home to white pines and hemlocks indicative of Pennsylvania’s forests of the 1850s. Here you’ll also find vernal ponds—temporary pools of water in the woods that dry up in summer. A couple other unusual geologic features worth exploring are the Little Bubbler and Park Overlook. The former is a small boiling spring visible at the west end of the swimming beach. It’s an artesian spring that causes sand to bubble and churn in the rising water. The overlook offers views of Halfway Dam, the Rapid Run water gap, and several nearby mountains. Reach it by hiking Overlook Trail or driving McCalls Dam Road.
Camping Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Camping Pennsylvania

by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

Be sure to explore the Rapid Run Natural Area. One of the first places in the state set aside to be maintained in an undisturbed condition, it’s 39 acres are home to white pines and hemlocks indicative of Pennsylvania’s forests of the 1850s. Here you’ll also find vernal ponds—temporary pools of water in the woods that dry up in summer.

A couple other unusual geologic features worth exploring are the Little Bubbler and Park Overlook. The former is a small boiling spring visible at the west end of the swimming beach. It’s an artesian spring that causes sand to bubble and churn in the rising water. The overlook offers views of Halfway Dam, the Rapid Run water gap, and several nearby mountains. Reach it by hiking Overlook Trail or driving McCalls Dam Road.

© 2013 Bob Frye/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Lewisburg
Campsites: 58
Season: Second Fri in Apr through mid-Dec
Additional Use: Swimming, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Features: Views
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: (570) 966-1455; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/raymondbwinter/index.htm
Fees per Night: $16-$20+
Facilities: Flush toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, lantern holder, playground
Driving Directions: Directions to Raymond B. Winter State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.