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Located approximately 39 miles from Bradford and eight miles from Warren Chapman State Park is known for its tranquility. The park covers 862 acres of land and is home to 68-acre Lake Chapman. The lake is popular among Warren campers in part due to its great fishing, swimming, and boating. The lake provides a habitat for both warm and cold-water fish. Other than water recreation, there are a variety of activities, including hunting, hiking, and picnicking. For winter folks, the park offers cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. There are five shelter pavilions and a huge picnic area overlooking the lake. Chapman State Park serves as a trailhead for several trails leading to the adjacent forest. In addition to park recreation, Allegheny Forest surrounds the park and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Established in 1951, Chapman State Park is named after Dr. Leroy E. Chapman, a former senator who served from 1929 to 1963. Rent a motorhome in Warren, PA for a weekend or longer and head outdoors to enjoy the park’s natural landscape, the lake, and its rustic campground.

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Getting Outdoors

If you are looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors during your RV rental vacation in Chapman State Park, there are several activities available. This park has many recreational activities offered year-round. For hikers, there are several hiking trails sprinkled throughout the park. In total, there are over 12 miles of recreational trails, all of which an average hiker can easily trek. These hiking trails offer a perfect setting for nature lovers that want to view wildlife and birds.

Chapman State Park is a place you’ll want to bring your hunting gear. There are over 450 acres of land where park visitors can hunt. Deer, bear, turkey, squirrel, and ruffed grouse are the most common game species. For avid hunters, the surrounding State Game Land 29 and nearby Allegheny Forest are open for hunting. Check online or with the Park Ranger for any permits or licenses you may need.

Chapman State Park is a wonderful place to go boating. In addition to boating, the 68- acre manmade lake has over 40 mooring spaces. Guests require permits for launching and mooring. In summer, the park offers boat rental so that everyone may enjoy the refreshing waters.

Lake Chapman is popular among anglers thanks to its abundance of largemouth bass, bluegill, and sunfish. This lake is regularly stocked with brown and brook trout. Other species in lake waters include yellow perch and sucker. For ease of accessibility, there are fishing piers on the lake western and eastern shorelines. Fishing in the streams is also permitted. Located within the Allegheny Forest, the West Branch of Tionesta Creek yields excellent catches of fish.

Camping at Chapman State Park

Chapman State Park offers a rustic campground with 81 campsites. This wooded campground has a mix of electric and non-electric sites spread across two loops. Although there are no water hookups water faucets are easily accessible. Most sites can accommodate trailers and RVs of up to 60 feet. With amenities such as a fire ring, grill, picnic tables, showers, and a dump station in place spending a weekend in Chapman State Park campground with your Clarendon camper rental is much more comfortable.

There is plenty of space between sites. About half of the sites are designated as pet-friendly. Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance, so book early to grab the best spot.

Exploring the Area

Booking a motorhome rental near Warren will put you in a central location to discover the many attractions surrounding Chapman State Park. Located at the base of Appalachian Mountains, Allegheny National Forest in Marienville sprawls over 517,000 acres of land. This forest features lakes, waterfalls, dams, rivers, hardwood forest and two wilderness areas. Over 300 species of animals call this vast forest home. Foxes, raccoons, and beavers are the common species spotted. For hunters, the forest permits the hunting of deer, wild turkey, and squirrels at designated areas. Rimrock Overlook Hiking Trail meanders along the river providing nature enthusiasts with a chance to see the scenic Kinzua Bay. For an eagle’s eye view of the Kinzua Bay take some time to enjoy the Kinzua Sky Walk. Allegheny Reservoir attracts a good number of anglers to this forest. For the adventurous guest, Hector Falls lies deep in the Allegheny Forest. This 22 feet cascade is surrounded by a gorgeous rock outcropping.

While in the area rent an RV in Warren and make a quick trip to Pine Creek Gorge. This is an excellent example of natural beauty. Dubbed as the "Pennsylvania Grand Canyon," this deep gorge is a must-visit attraction while in the area. This amazing canyon features tons of trails and rolling hills. Biking, hiking, sightseeing, and photography are also some of the most popular activities here.

When you rent a travel trailer near Chapman State Park, head over and check out the Kiasutha Recreational Area along the Longhouse National Scenic Byway. On land, outdoor lovers will enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and picnicking. Fishing, boating, and swimming are also popular, what a spectacular way to spend a day with family and friends.

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