After our adventure to Raccoon Creek State Park I was pleased that I had gotten some great shots. Raccoon Creek State Park is a great park for hiking lovers, but also families looking for some camping time away from home. The park was beautiful and a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to travel back there and maybe even go for a swim after a long day of hiking.
In the 1930s, the National Park Service created the Raccoon Creek National Recreation Demonstration Area. Men from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the recreation facilities of the park and did conservation work on parklands. In 1945, the planned transfer of land finally took place, creating Raccoon Creek State Park. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continued to develop facilities, including Raccoon Creek Lake in 1948, swimming and picnicking areas in 1950, a campground in 1956 and a cabin colony in the 1980s. One of the main attractions there is the Frankfort Mineral Springs. This once famous resort complex of the late 1800s attracted visitors who believed in the healing qualities of the mineral water. There is also the King's Creek Cemetery, which is the final resting-place of many of the first settlers of the area.
This historical information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation website.
If you missed it, make sure to check out my behind the scenes blog from Raccoon Creek State Park and read all about my adventure there!