Blue Knob State Park – Imler PA

Description

“In 1935, the National Park Service created the Blue Knob National Recreation Demonstration Area to provide recreation to the people of Altoona and Johnstown. The Works Progress Administration employed local workers to build cabins, hiking trails and roads. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 2327 arrived in October of 1939. After building Camp NP-7, the young men aided in creating the park recreational facilities. World War II ended the CCC. On September 26, 1945, the National Park Service transferred Blue Knob to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and it became Blue Knob State Park.”

“Since the CCC years, facilities of the park have been improved and new facilities built, but the park still retains its rustic, natural character.”

Source notes

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/blueknob/index.htm
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/thingstoknow/history/cccyears/index.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 13, 2014.

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Location Info


124 Park Rd.
Imler, PA 16655

Coordinates: 40.2870, -78.5891

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