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Brochure of Chapman State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Chapman State Park Chapman State Park The 862-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast area of wilderness. Directions The park is off US 6, in Warren County, near the town of Clarendon. From US 6, turn onto Railroad Street, which becomes Chapman Dam Road. Follow Chapman Dam Road about five miles to the park. Reservations Make online reservations at or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Recreational Opportunities PICNICKING: The main picnic area is by the beach and overlooks the lake. Five picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilions 1 - 4 are ADA accessible. ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: Year round, this rustic area is available for rent to adult and youth groups. The area has restrooms nearby, fire rings, and picnic tables. Advanced reservations are required. SWIMMING: A sand beach is open from late-May to midSeptember, 8:00 AM to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Please read and follow posted rules. During the summer season, a snack bar is available at the beach, conditions permitting. Call the park office for the current snack bar schedule. HIKING AND BACKPACKING: 12 miles of trails In addition to the trails in the park, Chapman is the trailhead for backpacking trails on adjoining public lands. Maps and trail information are available at the park office. Free parking is available at the park for those who would rather not leave their vehicles along public roadways. If you plan to leave your vehicle in the park, please notify the park office. Chapman State Park is in the midst of about 517,000 acres of Allegheny National Forest and state game lands. When going on a hike, always take a map and compass and know how to use them. Leave word with a family member, friend, or the park office concerning the trails you will take, destination, and expected return time. Have a safe hike. Tell us about your hike at: FISHING: The 68-acre Chapman Lake has fishing for coldwater and warmwater fish, including brook and brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, yellow perch, and sucker. ADA accessible fishing piers are on the eastern and western shorelines of Chapman Lake. Within the park and the surrounding Allegheny National Forest, trout fishing exists in the West Branch of Tionesta Creek and Farnsworth Run. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. pennsylvania WI LDS BICYCLING: Although most hiking trails are closed to bicycles, roads in the park and in the adjacent state game lands and Allegheny National Forest are open to bicycles. CAMPING: modern sites, most with electricity The beautiful, woodland campground has 81 campsites, modern restrooms, water at convenient hydrants, and a sanitary dump station with potable fill water. Pets are permitted at designated campsites. ADA accessible sites are available. The campground is open from mid-April to midDecember. Winter access cannot be guaranteed and can be checked by contacting the park office. For More Information Contact: Chapman State Park 4790 Chapman Dam Road Clarendon, PA 16313-2830 814-723-0250 email: GPS DD: Lat. 41.75761 Long. -79.17106 An Equal Opportunity Employer CAMPING COTTAGES: Three cottages sleep five people in bunk beds, and have wooden floors, windows, table and chairs, electric heat, electric lights and outlets, porch, fire ring, picnic table, and are adjacent to a water hydrant. Cottages 1 and 3 are ADA accessible. Dogs are permitted in Cottage 1. Information and Reservations Make online reservations at: or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Printed on recycled paper visitPAparks 2018 YURTS: These round, canvas and wood walled tents have a wooden deck and sleep six people in two bunk beds and a double bed. Yurts have a stove top, microwave oven, refrigerator, countertop, table, chairs, electric heat, electric lights and outlets, fire ring, picnic table, and are adjacent to a water hydrant. Yurt 1 is ADA accessible. BOATING: electric motors permitted The 68-acre Chapman Lake has a boat launch and 41 seasonal mooring spaces on the western side, and mooring for registered campers on the eastern shoreline. During the summer, a boat rental is available in the beach area, conditions permitting. Call the park office for the current boat rental schedule. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Nonpowered boats launched in the park must display one of the following: boat registration; launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launch permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. HUNTING AND FIREARMS: Over 450 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear, and small game. Special Canada goose hunting regulations are in place. Contact the park office for more information. Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 29 adjacent to the park are open to hunting. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during nonhunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Enjoy the Winter WARMING HUT: On the western side of the park near the sled riding hill is a warming hut with a wood burning stove and benches. Chapman also provides parking and heated restrooms. SNOWMOBILING: The park is a trailhead to over 300 miles of trails in Allegheny National Forest. The trails are open after the end of deer season in late December, conditions permitting. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: All trails can be crosscountry skied. Recommended trails and groomed trails are indicated on the map. About 4.4 miles of trails are groomed, conditions permitting. Many of Chapman’s trails connect to additional cross-country ski trails in Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 29. SLEDDING AND TOBOGGANING: Conditions permitting, a seven-acre slope on the western side of the park is available for sledding. When conditions are good, lights extend the sledding time into the evening. ICE SKATING: Conditions permitting, an ice skating pond is located across from the park office. When conditions are good, lights extend the skating time into the evening. Skating is permitted on the lake at your own risk. ICE FISHING: The 68-acre Chapman Lake is popular for ice fishing for perch and trout. ICE SAFETY: Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, make sure ice is at least 4” thick for a single user and 7” thick for a small group. Always carry safety equipment. Access for People with Disabilities This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. Environmental Education and Interpretation An environmental educator is on staff for the summer season and offers a variety of programming, including guided walks, stream studies, children’s programs, and occasional guest speakers. Special programming available upon request. History The park name honors Dr. Leroy E. Chapman (1881-1967) of Warren. Dr. Chapman was a state senator from 1929 to 1963 and was active in civic affairs. Many community groups were instrumental in creating this popular state park. The first land for the park was acquired in 1949. A dam was constructed near the old earthen dam of the Bucher Mill Log Pond, which dates back to Bucher’s Mill that was built about 1849. Chapman State Park opened in 1951. Nearby Attractions Information on nearby attractions is available from the Warren County Visitors Bureau, 800-624-7802. The 513,000-acre Allegheny National Forest has numerous recreational opportunities, 814-723-5150. The 9,800-acre State Game Lands 29 is open to hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, and nature study, 814-432-3187. Explore Pennsylvania Wilds Pennsylvania Wilds is two million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania. Highlights of the area are elk watching, scenic PA 6, Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon), the darkest skies in the east at Cherry Springs State Park, and hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths, and trout fishing streams. Protect and Preserve Our Parks Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. • Please camp only in designated areas and minimize your impact on the campsite. In an Emergency Call 911 and contact a park employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office. NEAREST HOSPITAL Warren General Hospital 2 Crescent Park West Warren, PA 16365 814-723-3300 To Pleasant Drive CHAPMAN STATE PARK 00 50 15 WARREN COUNTY Joint Use Road: Auto/Snowmobile Hiking Trail Multi-use Trail: Hiking, Mountain Biking 1500 145 0 ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST Groomed for Crosscountry skiing Mountain Biking Snowmobiling Cross-country Skiing Recommended 0 Rai lr 7 0 oad 43 Branch Hunter s 155 No 16 d 00 Ol 50 16 l ai Tr st We t 00 17 15 50 Orch a rd Trail l ai Tr 150 Dam in g 0 ms l Starbrick To 00 M Warming Hut & ar Dr . 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INTERVALS 1800 1750 Sanitary Dump Station 0 Special Canada Goose Regulations State Game Lands Fishing Pier 0 50 17 Beach Boat Launch & Mooring Boat Rental 00 17 State Park Hunting Late Muzzleloader/ Archery Only Play Area st Trail nesta Tio Private Land 0 00 State Park Hunting Pollinator Garden ge Rid 0 150 18 Environmental Learning Center 175 N State Park No Hunting 1800 Amphitheater 1550 165 Road Unpaved 145 Fo re 170 Picnic Pavilion ek Cre 1600 Picnic Area Ro ad Food Concession m Rustic Restrooms Da Modern Restrooms 50 14 Hu Park Office Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible Public Phone Showerhouse 00 14 To Clarendon & US 6 16 Rev. 12/04/18 400 METERS 1600 FEET

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