Black Moshannon State Park is a 3,480-acre (1,410 ha) Pennsylvania
state park in Rush Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States.
It is just west of the Allegheny Front, 9 miles (14 km) east of
Philipsburg on Pennsylvania Route 504, and is largely surrounded by
Moshannon State Forest. The park surrounds a lake formed by a dam on
Black Moshannon Creek. A bog in the park provides a habitat for diverse
wildlife not common in other areas of the state, such as carnivorous
plants, orchids, and species normally found farther north. The Seneca
tribe used the Black Moshannon area as hunting and fishing grounds.
European settlers clear-cut the vast stands of old-growth forest during
the late 19th century. The forests were rehabilitated by the Civilian
Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Many of the
buildings built by the Corps stand in the park today and are protected
on the National Register of Historic Places in three historic districts.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Moshannon_State_Park>
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