Simon B. Elliott State Park, sometimes also referred to as S.B. Elliott State Park, is a 320-acre natural refuge in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. This heavily wooded park is the ideal location for anyone looking to get back to nature and enjoy a peaceful escape with their dog by their side.
Located in the heart of Moshannon State Forest, Simon B. Elliott State Park is surrounded by pristine forests of hardwood and oak timber, as well as pretty swamp meadows. And while the park is relatively small in size, it's still big on recreational activities for visitors.
If you're looking to stretch your legs, there are three miles of hiking trails winding through the park. Backpack hikers can also get on the Quehanna Trail, which offers over 75 miles of trail to explore. During the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are also available.
If you like fishing, you can hike your way to a number of small mountain streams to try and catch native trout. And if you'd rather just sit back and relax, the park's picnic area is set amongst imposing pine and oak trees.
When the time comes to set up camp, the 25-site campground features modern restrooms but no showers. However, all sites are pet-friendly, so your pooch can join you for the duration of your stay. Six cabins are also available but are not pet-friendly. Prices vary depending on the accommodation type, but campsite rates start at just $5 per night, per person for non-residents.
When camping with your pet, make sure your pooch is always leashed (leash must be six feet or shorter) and under control at all times. As always, cleaning up after your dog whenever required is essential.
If you can abide by these simple rules, you and your canine companion can sit back, relax, and enjoy the best Simon B. Elliott State Park has to offer. Regardless of whether you're staying one night, one week, or even longer, there's a whole lot to love about this pawesome park.