Maurice K. Goddard State Park - Sandy Lake, PA
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N 41° 25.651 W 080° 08.706
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Maurice K. Goddard State Park in Mercer County, PA
Waymark Code: WM16933
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 06/04/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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This State Park Passport Location is at the Maurice K. Goddard State Park office near the intersection of Georgetown Road and Lake Wilhelm Road in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport book is available for purchase at the office and the employees will gladly stamp the book for you. Maurice K. Goddard State Park is on page 91 in the book.

The entry in the book for the park notes that its highlight is kayaking the lake. The text for the park says, "The 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm is a year-round angler's paradise. In winter, ice fishing is popular and accounts for many of the larger fish caught. A paved multi-purpose trail circles the lake for hiking and bicycling. The observation blind is a great place to look for eagles, osprey, and migrating waterfowl in the spring and fall."

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website, the park is named for Maurice K. Goddard, a former Secretary of the Bureau of Forests and Waters for Pennsylvania from 1955-1979. During his tenure, Goddard helped establish 45 state parks in Pennsylvania.

Source: (visit link)
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Parking or Entrance Fee: None

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
684 Lake Wilhelm Road
Sandy Lake, PA USA

Visit Instructions:
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