2009-03-14 / Front Page

LOCAL PARK NAMED STATE'S BEST FOR 2009

Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties will be spotlighted during an awards dinner in Harrisburg in May.

The Pa. Parks and Forests Foundation has named it the State Park of the Year, in recognition of outstanding service to campers, organizations, youth groups and other visitors.

Park Manager Lisa Bainey and her staff are being honored for operations and a wide variety of programs, including pontoon excursions on the George B. Stevenson Dam reservoir, guided elk-watching tours and wildlife education events.

Sinnemahoning was chosen from among 117 state parks.

Improvements are coming in 2010, including a new wildlifewatching visitor center, complete with a classroom and interpretive exhibits, and an interpretive trail.

The 1,910-acre Sinnemahoning State Park, surrounded by Elk State Forest, is located on the First Fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek.

Among the park's more popular activities are camping, fishing, boating, hunting, picnicking, snowmobiling, hiking and wildlife viewing, including elk and bald eagles.

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