The Patterson State Park is a 10 acre slice of nature located in the wilderness of Northern Pennsylvania. Surrounded by Susquehannock State Forest, it is a remote destination that your pooch will love to explore. When in the area, don’t miss out on a chance to see this pawsome park.
Although it’s not very big, this park is quite useful. It serves as a trailhead for the 85 mile Susquehannock Trail System. This system is made up of 63 separate trails that combine to form a massive loop. From Patterson State Park, you and your furry friend can access the Splash Dam section of the trail to the north and the Prouty section to the south. If you and your four legged hiking buddy plan on backpacking for a night or two, notify the folks at Lyman Run Park that you will be leaving your vehicle at Patterson. Of course, if your pal isn’t up for a massive trek, day hiking is always an option. Hike a few miles in either direction on the Susquehannock Trail. There’s also a short trail in the park that serves as a snowmobile route during the winter.
The park has a couple picnic pavilions and a decent size patch of grass. If you are just traveling through the area, it’s a pawfect place to stop, enjoy a leisurely lunch, and let your pal stretch their legs. There are even some camping spots and fire pits. So, after a day of exploring the forest, your pup can curl up and relax by the warm fire while you toast a marshmallow or two. Primitive restrooms are located near the parking lot and drinking water is available. Be sure to bring some clean up bags and pick up after your pup. No bones about it, this park will make your pup’s tail wag!