Worlds End State Park is in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek just south of Forksville, Sullivan County. The scenery is spectacular, especially the June mountain laurel and fall foliage. Canyon Vista, reached via Mineral Spring and Cold Run roads, provides outstanding views.
A curiosity regarding the name. Some people called it Worlds End, others Whirl’s Glen, and still others Whirls End. The first name arose from the topography of the place.
Seven mountain ranges converge on the point and one does receive the sensation of being at the ultimate ends of the earth.
The proponents of the second name base their claim upon the whirlpool in the Loyalsock Creek, and the third name was probably a contraction of the other two.
Since the whirlpool had largely disappeared, it was decided that the name Worlds End would be most appropriate. Hence, the name Worlds End State Forest Park.
Had the chance to spend 2 wonderful days in that area… for some reasons, it will remain with me forever. That reason is simply called Friendship.