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Bark Shanty CCC Camp Trail

1.4 Miles
Easy
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Trail added on:
December 06, 2019
Updated on:
December 11, 2019

Camping Allowed

Dogs (leashed)

This Bark Shanty CCC camp trail spurs off of the Jacob Run and Stuckey Hollow Loop Trail that begins and ends next to the Austin Dam Memorial Park. This spur trail lies within Susquehannock State Forest and is an easy 1.4-mile out-and-back hike.

This trail descends and ascends approximately 200' on the Gas Well road to the location of the Bark Shanty CCC Camp near the intersection of Gas Well Road and Bark Shanty Road, where only the concrete foundation ruins of the Bark Shanty CCC camp remain today. S-145, Bark Shanty, PA was established in July of 1935. The camp closed near the end of 1941. Work projects completed by the company include the Gas Well Road, leading from the lower boundaries of the camp site westward to the hard-surface highway 607 connecting Austin and Keating Summit, and Jones Run, a road leading from the upper part of the camp site eastward to highway 872; and Bark Shanty (formally known as Trout Run), a connection between Pennsylvania highways 872 and 607 was also serviced by this camp.

Trails
This track follows a mix of forest trails and state forest roads. Hikers can explore around the old Bark Shanty CCC Camp location using the short forest trails at that location or use the Gas Well Road to connect to additional hiking trails. The Gas Well Road was constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Parking
Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided, next to the trailhead, along Gas Well Road and Bark Shanty Road. Another option is to park in Austin Dam Memorial Park and hike to Bark Shanty CCC Camp Trail using the Jacob Run and Stuckey Hollow Loop Trail.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed.


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230 '

Total Change
270 '

Ascent
270 '

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