Prouty Place State Park
|Prouty Place State Park|
|Pennsylvania State Park|
|Natural Monument (IUCN III)|
Prouty Run at Prouty Place State Park
|- elevation||1,631 ft (497 m) |
|Area||5 acres (2 ha) |
|Managed by||Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources|
|Website : Prouty Place State Park|
Prouty Place State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 5 acres (2 ha) in Summit Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Pennsylvania Route 44, along Prouty Road near the junction with Long Toe Road, near Sweden Valley. The park provides access points for hiking, hunting and fishing in the Susquehannock State Forest. It is a small rest area for hikers and other travellers to the wilds of Potter County.
Prouty Place was designated a Class "B" campground by the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry from 1922 to 1925. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the current picnic area and former campsites between 1935 and 1938. Prouty Place State Park officially became part of the Pennsylvania State Parks system in 1957. No camping is allowed at the park today. The park is a short distance from the Susquehannock Trail System, and is connected to it by a link trail.
As of 2009, Prouty Place State Park is tied for second smallest state park in Pennsylvania (Upper Pine Bottom State Park, a picnic area to the southeast in Lycoming County, is also only 5 acres (2 ha)). Only Sand Bridge State Park (another picnic area) is smaller.
- "Prouty Place State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 30, 1990. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
- "Prouty Place State Park". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2006-11-01.
- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PDF). Susquehannock State Forest Map (Map). 1 inch = 2 miles. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/maps/fd15_map.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- "Manager named at Hills Creek Lake". Wellsboro Gazette. 2000-02-02. p. 6. Retrieved 2009-04-09. Note: the eight parks in the Hills Creek State Park Complex are Cherry Springs, Colton Point, Denton Hill, Hills Creek, Leonard Harrison, Lyman Run, Patterson, and Prouty Place.
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