Patterson State Park

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Patterson State Park


(814) 435-5010

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Located in a remote area, Patterson State Park has two rustic picnic pavilions for visitors to enjoy a quiet lunch. Patterson State Park is one of the trailheads for the Susquehannock Trail, a favorite of backpackers. The Susquehannock Trail System passes through Patterson State Park. This trail system is created on the many trails in the Susquehannock State Forest, though the main trail is the Susquehannock Trail System, an 85-mile loop through the forested hills and valleys of the region. It was created by joining together a number of old and new foot trails, logging roads and abandoned railroad grades. The trail originates at the district office along Route 6 in Potter County and extends south into Clinton County. The route is well-marked with rectangular orange blazes and is mostly comfortable walking with a few steep grades. Patterson State Park serves as a quiet, tranquil environment for hikers.

Map of Patterson (PA)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.696132, -77.893113



  • Bicycling

    A single-track mountain bike trail runs 15 miles from the state forest district office at Denton Hill to Patterson State Park and continues to Cherry Springs State Park. Trail maps are available at the Bureau of Forestry and Lyman Run State Park offices.

  • Camping

    This rustic campground does not take reservations. Please use the honor sytem envelopes and pay in the registration kiosk before setting up on a campsite.

  • Hiking

    Susquehannock Trail System, the 85-mile hiking trail, passes through the park.

  • Picnicking

    Two picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.



Patterson State Park is 6.5 miles south of Sweden Valley on PA 44.

Phone Numbers


(814) 435-5010