When visiting western Pennsylvania those seeking a little peace and quiet will find just that at Blue Knob State Park. This state offers park ample opportunities for a variety of recreational passions. Whether your stay involves a getaway weekend, or an extended vacation, the campgrounds at Blue Knob State Park are a beautiful place to begin enjoying the area.
The Blue Knob State Park consists of over 6,000 acres of woodland and is conveniently located just a few miles west of I-99 (about 25 miles south of Altoona). Modern campsites accommodate tents, trailers and you even have the option of getting a space that will accommodate a motorhome rental. Most campsites have electric hookups, and some are even located in open field areas, which make it easier to maneuver an RV rental. There are a small number of cabins you are also able to rent. After you’ve finished setting up camp, it’s time to do some exploring!
The variety of outdoor activities, that are offered year around at the park, appeal to a large spectrum of people with any hobby. These outdoor adventures vary from hiking, swimming, picnicking, to fishing and hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, even backpacking and wildlife viewing. Wildlife sightings may include black bear, coyote, fox, and he red tailed hawk. The sugar maple trees in and near the park, offer a dazzling display of vibrant reds to bright yellows and oranges during the fall. The animals in this backdrop produce an assortment of stunning photographs. For those who enjoy winter activities this park is the perfect place for cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Over 200 picnic tables and seven pavilions are available – a perfect setting for your next family reunion or group event.
Horse lovers will find many designated equestrian trails available. However, for those of you who prefer both feet on the ground, you’ll be happy to know that 18 miles of hiking trails await. These trails range from easy to strenuous. The more serious backpackers can take on the Lost Turkey Trail, a 26-mile trek that ventures through state park land, state forest/state game land and private properties. This trail includes the namesake of the park, which is the second highest mountain in Pennsylvania, Blue Knob. The mountain reaches a whopping elevation of 3,146 feet. Overnight camping is allowed by permit, or you can choose to day hike the trail in shorter sections.
Don’t forget about the great fishing, trapping, and hunting opportunities! Brook trout and other fish varieties can be found in Bob’s Creek and its feeder streams, we are told that April through June, as well as early fall are the best times. During hunting season, hunters have over 5,000 acres of authorized hunting land where common game species reside. These include white tail deer, squirrel, turkey and grouse.
Reserve a RV rental in PA and bring the whole family to Blue Nob State Park. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the many attractions the area has to offer. Freedom Rentals is located just south of Altoona, PA. We provide popup camper rentals, travel trailer rentals, and motorhome rentals. Contact us by phone at 814-695-9408 to reserve your RV rental today!