McCalls Dam State Park. - Pennsylvania

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Description

The sound of White Deer Creek pervades the quiet, remote McCalls Dam Park. Majestic pines, hemlocks, maples and oaks reach for the sky around the small picnic area. Bald Eagle State Forest surrounds the 8-acre McCalls Dam State Park.

Recreation

McCalls Dam State Park participates in a carry-in/carry-out trash disposal program for small parks. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities. Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage, and recyclables home.

Picnicking

The small picnic area next to White Deer Creek has tables, a few charcoal grills and a vault restroom.

Fishing:

Native brook trout can be found in White Deer Creek which flows through the park.

History

In 1850, an early settler built a dam on White Deer Creek to provide power to his large sawmill and shingle mill. Sixteen years later the dam was repaired and used as the second of a series of splash dams, used to float white pine logs to the Susquehanna River and the extensive sawmills at Watsontown. Although the dam is gone, Johnny McCall and his dam will always be remembered because of McCalls Dam State Park.

Contact

c/o R.B. Winter, Mifflinburg, PA 17844-9656

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