Warriors Path State Park


Warriors Path State Park

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state = Pennsylvania
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region = Bedford
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title="Warriors Path State Park"
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map_caption = Location of Warriors Path State Park in Pennsylvania
map_locator = Pennsylvania
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website = [http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/warriorspath.aspx Warriors Path State Park]

Warriors Path State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on convert|349|acre|km2|2 in Liberty Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is named for the Great Indian Warpath that was used by the Iroquois in war raids with the Cherokee and other tribes. Warriors Path State Park is surrounded on three sides by the Raystown Branch Juniata River. The park is a seasonal day use park.The park can be accessed by foot from the main gate when the gate is closed November through mid April.

The land for the park was acquired in three main parcels between 1959 and 1964. A stone with a bronze marker remembers the gift by Mr and Mrs. Samuel Bussard of one parcel, stating that the land will "be maintained and used as a park forever". convert|282|acre|km2|2 were originally purchased from the Nimchishin family in 1959. Mr. Nimchishin lived on the remaining convert|37|acre|km2|2 until his death, but sold that land to the state in 1987 and it became part of the park.

Raystown Branch of the Juniata River

The Raystown Branch of the Juniata River is accessed from the park for fishing and boating. The river is home to smallmouth and rock bass, carp, sucker, eel, catfish, walleye, and muskellunge. The waters of the river are usually too shallow for motorboating during the summer months, but Raystown Branch is ideal for canoes, rafts and other small boats. All boats must have a current registration with any state. Backflow from the river has created a fresh water swamp that provides habitat for wood ducks, river otter and mallards.cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/warriorspath.aspx
title = Warriors Path State Park
accessdate = 2006-12-09
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
]

Trails

The trails of Warriors Path State Park are open to hiking and cross-country skiing. The trails also provide access to the woods for hunters during hunting season. All hikers and skiers are asked to wear blaze orange during the hunting seasons.

Hunting

Hunting is permitted at Warriors Path State Park. Hunters are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania State Game Commission. The common game species are ruffed grouse, squirrels, turkey, white-tailed deer, pheasant, and rabbits. The hunting of groundhogs is prohibited.

Nearby state parks

The following state parks are within convert|30|mi|km|0 of Warriors Path State Park: [ cite web
url = http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/region_central.aspx
title = Map Reference for Warriors Path State Park
accessdate = 2006-12-09
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
] [cite map |scale = 1:65,000| publisher= Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division
url= ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/bedford_GHSN.PDF
title= 2007 General Highway Map Bedford County Pennsylvania
accessdate= 2007-07-27
"Note: shows Warriors Path State Park"
] cite web
last = Michels
first = Chris
year = 1997
url = http://www2.nau.edu/~cvm/latlongdist.html
title = "Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation"
publisher = Northern Arizona University
accessdate = 2008-04-23
]
*Blue Knob State Park (Bedford County)
*Buchanan's Birthplace State Park (Franklin County)
*Canoe Creek State Park (Blair County)
*Cowans Gap State Park (Fulton County)
*Shawnee State Park (Bedford County)
*Trough Creek State Park (Huntingdon County)

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