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Address: 684 Lake Wilhelm Road Sandy Lake, PA 16145-2310
Park Manager: Bill Wasser
Contact Info: 724-253-4833
goddardsp@pa.gov
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  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

The 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagles and ospreys.

Things To Do ( 10 Available)

If the activity symbol is blue, this activity can accommodate people with a disability. Please contact the park at 724-253-4833 for more details.

  • educational_program

    Education Programs

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • fishing

    Fishing

  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • snowmobile

    Snowmobiles

  • picnic

    Picnicking

  • hunting

    Hunting

  • boating

    Boating

  • hiking

    Hiking

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    Trails

    • Causeway Connector
      More Difficult 0.94 miles
    • Multi-Use Trail South
      More Difficult 5.16 miles
      This is part of the 12.2 mile, paved multi-use trail. It is joined with the Multi-Use Trail North segment by the Causeway Connector Trail therein completing the loop. Part of the multi-use trail south is comprised of a \
    • Multi_Use Trail North
      More Difficult 5.90 miles
      Starting from the parking lot (trailhead) just south of the park office, the paved, multi-use trail (north) is a very scenic ride through various types of habitat including forest and fields. The mile markers are located along the trail and indicate a 6 mile journey as one crosses the breast of the dam. The multi-use trail (north) segment connects here with the \
    • Goddard-Mckeever
      More Difficult 0.54 miles
      This hiking trail traverses some fairly rough terrain. It follows the hemlock valleys and ridges south of Creek Road. It was part of the original trail system on the south side of Lake Wilhelm prior to the multi-use trail being established in 2003. As such it connects with the multi-use trail south but only foot traffic is permitted on this non-paved trail that eventually connects with the property of nearby McKeever Environmental Learning Center (which also has a trail system).
    • Goddard-Mckeever
      More Difficult 1.54 miles
      This hiking trail traverses some fairly rough terrain. It follows the hemlock valleys and ridges south of Creek Road. It was part of the original trail system on the south side of Lake Wilhelm prior to the multi-use trail being established in 2003. As such it connects with the multi-use trail south but only foot traffic is permitted on this non-paved trail that eventually connects with the property of nearby McKeever Environmental Learning Center (which also has a trail system).
    • Goddard-Mckeever
      More Difficult 0.69 miles
      This hiking trail traverses some fairly rough terrain. It follows the hemlock valleys and ridges south of Creek Road. It was part of the original trail system on the south side of Lake Wilhelm prior to the multi-use trail being established in 2003. As such it connects with the multi-use trail south but only foot traffic is permitted on this non-paved trail that eventually connects with the property of nearby McKeever Environmental Learning Center (which also has a trail system).
    • Multi Use South/ Goddard-Mckeever
      More Difficult 0.10 miles
  • biking

    Biking

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