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Encyclopedia > Worlds End State Park
Worlds End State Park, from Canyon Vista Road
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Worlds End State Park, from Canyon Vista Road

Worlds End State Park is a 780-acre state park near Forksville, Pennsylvania in Sullivan County. The park is in the narrow, serpentine valley of the Loyalsock Creek. The scenery can be extraordinary, especially when the mountain laurel is in bloom (June) and during fall foliage. Forksville is a borough located in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


The park offers hiking, swimming, white-water kayaking, camping, cabins, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Beautiful natural scenes are common hiking destinations Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ...


The history of the park goes back to 1929, when the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters began purchasing land devastated by logging to create a state forest. In 1933, four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps were built in Sullivan County; Camp S-95 in Laporte built many of the park facilities, such as the swimming area and dam, the cabins, hiking trails and roads. The camp closed in 1941. Civilian Conservation Corps workers restoring the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. ... Laporte is a borough located in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. ...


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