In celebration of Worlds End State Park's 90th anniversary, the Friends of Worlds End State Park were pleased to host Worlds End Day 2022 on July 30th!
Worlds End State Park was created when just $50 was allocated for the purchase of four picnic tables. In the years that followed, in the depth of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps built the cabins, pavilions, and beach area that we still enjoy today. More than five hundred of you came out to honor the legacy of these founders and all the men and women that followed them in building and maintaining this special place.
The day was packed with special presentations by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, famed musician and historian Van Wagner, falconer Michael Kuriga and Reptiland! Local organizations such as the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College, the Endless Mountain Heritage Region, Lycoming Audubon Society, Sullivan County Conservation District, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Reade Holzbaur joined us with various displays and activities. Local trailblazing legends Dave Kowalewski and Ruth Rode also were on hand with their new map and guide - Falls & Views Loop: Exploring the Wildness of Worlds End State Park and Loyalsock State Forest!
If you were unable to attend be sure to check out the photo gallery below of the various presentations throughout the day.
The Friends would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Worlds End as well as the hard work of everyone who made the day such a success, including our members, contributors, and sponsors. Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the management and staff of Worlds End State Park, including Park Manager Chad McKenrick and Environmental Educator Jane Swift for their support and efforts in making today possible.
Thank you to our sponsors for making Worlds End Day 2022 possible!
Dushore Area Business Association
Kiwanis Club of Sullivan County
McDermott American Legion Post 452