Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby High Rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.
Hiking at Ralph Stover State Park
1 mile of trails
The easy walking trails pass through many habitats near the millrace, along the Tohickon Creek and historic bridge, and Works Progress Administration-era structures.
Picnicking at Ralph Stover State Park
The park has a beautiful shaded picnic area along Tohickon Creek, with:
Three picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee.
Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Whitewater Boating at Ralph Stover State Park
When high water conditions exist, Tohickon Creek offers a challenging course for closed-deck canoes and kayaks. Whitewater craft may be launched in the park. Please do not block parking areas and roadways.
During the end of March and the beginning of November, there are planned whitewater releases from Lake Nockamixon. For information, call Delaware Canal State Park at 610-982-5560.
The creek contains several drop-offs, especially downstream of the High Rocks cliffs. Paddlers should never boat alone. The Tohickon Creek, with its drop-offs, obstructions, and strainers can be very dangerous.
Non-powered boats that launch in a state park must display one of the following:
Boat registration from any state
Launching permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
Launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.
Fishing at Ralph Stover State Park
Warmwater species found in Tohickon Creek include:
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a coldwater fish.
Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover State Park
Experienced rock climbers use the 150-foot sheer rock face of the High Rocks area, but the cliffs are dangerous.
Other visitors should stay behind the safety rail.