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Wolf Administration Announces Infrastructure Improvements Coming to Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County

08/19/2022

​Penn Run, PA -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced upcoming infrastructure improvements at Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County.

“I am excited for the infrastructure improvements coming to Yellow Creek State Park and look forward to seeing the impact the upcoming work will have on improving the visitor experience,” Dunn said. “We thank Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly for the significant investment in public lands infrastructure in this year’s budget. The investment and the ongoing support for public lands infrastructure are key in supporting the health and wellness of all Pennsylvanians.”

Yellow Creek State Park has a $7.25 million infrastructure need, centered around a redesign and upgrades to the park’s day use area.

Forthcoming improvements include new pavilions, repaving the roadways and parking areas, replacing the boat concession building, ADA accessibility improvements and floodplain mitigation.

Other infrastructure needs include rehabilitating the park’s sewage and waterline systems.

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park sits along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.

Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, and educational and recreational programs.

The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds.

“As the statewide leader in outdoor recreation and stewards of public lands, maintaining and improving infrastructure is at the core of our mission,” DCNR Deputy Secretary John Norbeck said. “We are proud to announce this project and the infusion of funding to support projects across the commonwealth. State parks and forests are wonderful places and the forthcoming infrastructure work will help ensure enjoyment for future generations.

DCNR has a prioritized list of infrastructure improvements for its 2.2 million acres of state forests and 121 state parks and will begin approving projects on public lands in the near future, including at Yellow Creek State Park.

The infrastructure improvements at the recreation area were funded by nearly $700 million secured by Gov. Wolf in the commonwealth’s 2022-23 budget for conservation, recreation, and preservation throughout the commonwealth.

The funding will also allow development of three new state parks in locations to be announced later this year.

Visit DCNR’s website for more information about Yellow Creek State Park.

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