Linn Run State Park

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770 Linn Run Rd, Rector, PA 15677, United States

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Introduction of Linn Run State Park

Linn Run State Park’s varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make it a scenic location for picnicking, hiking, and cabin rentals. Linn Run, formed by the confluence of Grove and Rock runs, is an excellent trout stream with a beautiful waterfall, Adams Falls. Forbes State Forest, which borders Linn Run State Park, has 50,000 acres of land available for outdoor recreation. Linn Run is located in the Laurel Mountains. The elevation of the mountainous terrain ranges from 1,300 to 2,800 feet above sea level. The majority of the land was purchased for 42,662 dollars from the Byers and Allen Lumber Company. This was the first major public purchase of denuded forest land in the Ohio River Basin by the Commonwealth in 1909. It is difficult to imagine what this land looked like in 1909, or that some people questioned the wisdom of purchasing so much “wasteland” at the time. Linn Run State Park now has numerous trails that wind through the forest and along Linn Run. The nearby Forbes State Forest, it provides an ideal setting for a variety of recreational activities.

Linn Run State Park Camping

Year-round rentals are available for nine rustic cabins and one modern cabin. Only weekly rentals are available during the summer season. Simple furnishings in rustic cabins include benches, tables, beds, electric heaters, fireplace inserts for heating, an electric stove, and a refrigerator. Outside water spigots, rustic toilets, and a modern washhouse with showers and flush toilets serve the rustic cabins.

Sitting area Linn Run State Park
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Linn Run State Park Activities


Picnic tables, drinking water, playgrounds, and restrooms are available at the Adams Falls and Grove Run picnic areas. Adams Falls has a picnic pavilion that can be reserved for a fee up to 11 months in advance. Picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


During established seasons, over 400 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and dog training. Deer, turkey, bear, and squirrel are common game species.

Horseback Riding

Riding horses is allowed along Linn Run Road and on designated trails in Forbes State Forest.

Linn Run State Park Location

Take US 30 east for two miles from Ligonier to get to the park. Turn south for two miles at the intersection with PA 381. At the small town of Rector, turn left onto Linn Run Road.


Parking is available

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Public Transport is not available

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