Explore Parker Dam State Park
For visitors headed to central Pennsylvania's Parker Dam State Park, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Clearfield is only 18 miles away. Reach the heart of the park from our I-80 hotel in just a half-hour.
Take I-80 north to Exit 111/State Park Road. Take a right and continue to Mud Run Road, which will take you to the park's namesake, Parker Dam and Parker Lake. When you come back on the I-80, you'll find us located off Exit 120/Clearfield-Shawville Highway.
At Parker Dam State Park, visitors have the opportunity to dive into over 960 acres of outdoor fun. In the summer, rent a paddleboat, canoe, and rowboat and spend a leisurely afternoon on the lake's calm water. Fishing is also popular – anglers like to set up shop to catch bass and bluegill. On land, make use of numerous picnic tables, which feature charcoal grills and drinking fountains for your convenience.
For the more adventurous, the park offers 16 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and plenty of backpacking opportunities throughout the nearby Moshannon State Forest. Popular trails include Abbot Hollow, Beaver Dam, and Laurel Run. Don't forget to be on the lookout for the elusive Pennsylvania elk. If you love geocaching, there are several geocaches and letterboxes spread through the park.
After a fun-filled day, retreat to comfortable and quiet rooms. Relax at our indoor heated pool and hot tub or keep fit for another day of exploration at our exercise facility. Don't forget to grab a full breakfast on your way back out to the park.