Worlds End

World's End State Park certainly looks like its name suggests -- with views of the Endless Mountains stretching into the horizon and its location in a county with one stop light and a population of 6,556 (2000 Census).


Worlds End

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Laalasa on November 9, 2004

The Loyalsock Creek runs through the Worlds End State Park, offering opportunities for fishing, swimming, and whitewater rafting. For hunting, there is the adjacent Wyoming State Forest. Lodging is minimal, with rustic cabins and a campground.

The visitors' area is very pleasant, with the gurgling creek and picnic benches set out under trees. We were there in fall, during peak foliage time, and the lack of crowds was amazing. Yes, the Poconos (about 80 miles away) are beautiful, but for peace and solitude, we would choose this place over any area in the Poconos, anytime. ${QuickSuggestions} ${BestWay} Located along PA 154 in the Northeastern part of Pennsylvania, it can be easily reached from Interstate Highways 80 and 180.


Scenic vistas and lookout points

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Laalasa on November 9, 2004

Worlds End Vista is probably the easiest to get to. It is on a side road off Double Run Road (SR 3009) and is clearly marked. This is where you realize why they are called Endless Mountains.

Canyon Vista is also easily accessible and is on Cold Run Road. Though it is not off the road, there is a handicap access ramp. The Loyalsock Creek and the valley it is in look awesome from the top, but PA 154 cuts an ugly swath through all that natural beauty. There is a little rock garden on the other side of the road that older children might enjoy.

High Rock Trail is located just off PA 154, a few feet from the visitors' center area. This trail is only one mile, but it's quite difficult, with a gain in altitude of several hundred feet. The High Rock lookout point and High Rock Falls are your rewards.

Worlds End State Park

Forksville, Pennsylvania, 18616
(570) 924-3287

http://www.igougo.com/journal-j37361-Forksville-Worlds_End.html

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