Wonderful Pennsylvania Natural Habitat!
Located high atop the Allegheny Front, Black Moshannon State Park is an ideal place for wildlife observation in a variety of habitats. The park is named for the dark, almost black waters of the Moshannon lake, colored by a unique mixture of bog plants and vegetation. Hundreds of picnic tables and a refreshment area make this a good place to bring family or friends to spend an afternoon outdoors.
More than 13 trails take hikers through the park's forests and bogs where they can observe the beauty of nature. The park's bogs are home to many species of orchids, all three of Pennsylvania's carnivorous plants, and scores of amphibians, waterfowl and beavers. Open year round with plenty of snow-based activities in the winter and cabins for rent, this is a perfect place for PA state parks camping.
Lake and Creek Fishing in PA State Park!
This state park is named after the Black Moshannon Creek and the 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake it feeds. The creek is cool freshwater and home to trout; trout anglers will enjoy catching fish in Six Mile Run and other tributary streams. The lake is home to many warm water species including Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Golden Shiner, and Creek Chubsucker making this a great place to go fishing in Pennsylvania. On the western shore of the lake, an ADA accessible fishing pier is available. A Delayed Harvest – Artificial Lures Only area is designated on 1.3 miles of Black Moshannon Creek.
Electric motor boats only are allowed on the lake and must display proper registration and paperwork. For those interested in a longer term fishing trip, campgrounds are available in this park with flush toilets, warm showers, and electric hook-ups.