PA State Parks
Allegheny Mountains Region


PA State Parks in the Allegheny Mountains should be added to the list of things to do on a Pennsylvania vacation.

The 21 state parks offer 4 season fun for couples and families.

Enjoy camping to hiking to fishing and lots more.

You'll love PA in the spring and summer.

The water lets you soak in the sun as you relax and enjoy a much needed getaway.

Winter offers gorgeous scenery, ice fishing, cross country skiing and lots more.


Blue Knob State Park
124 Park Road
Imler PA 16655
814-276-3576

In northwestern Bedford County PA. The 2nd highest mountain in PA.

One of the PA State Parks with scenic views. Can be seen from the expressway chairlift, Chappells Field, Willow Spring picnic area and along the Mountain View trail at the Pavia Overlook.

  • Swimming
  • picnic (tables, 7 pavilions)
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • horseback riding
  • fishing in Bob’s Creek
  • wildlife watching
  • camping April - December - tents, trailers, cabin, group tenting
  • backpacking
  • In winter: downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling Mountain Vista Bluegrass Festival every June (2nd weekend)

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/blueknob.aspx


Canoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek Road
Hollidaysburg PA 16648
814-695-6807
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/canoecreek.aspx

Canoe Creek Park

One of the PA State Parks near Altoona PA (12 miles E) - 7 miles E of Hollidaysburg PA. US 22 to Canoe Creek, turn N on Turkey Valley Road for 1/2 mile.

  • fishing on Canoe Lake
  • boating on Canoe Lake - boat launches, rentals of rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks, canoes
  • swimming
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, 3 pavilions
  • biking
  • horseback riding
  • hiking
  • disc golf
  • bird watching
  • camping year round - cabins
  • Bat Viewing at Frank Felbaum Bat Sanctuary
  • In winter: ice skating, iceboating, ice fishing, cross country skiing


Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park

6235 Aughwick Road
Fort Loudon PA 17224
717-485-3948
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cowansgap.aspx

One of the PA State Parks in Fulton County PA between Chambersburg PA and McConnellsburg PA.

  • picnic - tables, fireplaces, 4 pavilions
  • fishing on Cowans Gap Lake
  • boating on Cowans Gap Lake - 2 boat launches, rentals of rowboats and paddle boats
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • camping April - December - modern campground, group tenting, cabins
  • In winter - ice fishing, ice skating, cross country skiing


Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Parkrass

15795 Greenwood Road
Huntingdon PA 16652
814-667-1800
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspx

One of the PA State Parks in Huntingdon County PA (northeastern part). 35 minutes SE of State College PA on PA 305.

  • camping - April - December tents, trailers
  • swimming
  • fishing on Greenwood Lake
  • canoeing and kayaking on Greenwood Lake
  • picnic - tables, 8 pavilions, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, ball field
  • orienteering
  • hiking
  • In winter - ice skating, snowmobile, cross country skiing
  • Huntingdon PA Hotels


Locust Lake State Park
570-467-2404
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/locustlake.aspx

sunset over lake

7 miles N of Pottsville PA.

  • camping - tents, trailers
  • fishing on Locust Lake
  • boating on Locust Lake
  • biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • In winter - ice skating, ice fishing, sledding
  • Pottsville PA Hotels


McCalls Dam State Park
570-966-1455
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/mccallsdam.aspx

One of the PA State Parks in Centre County PA (East end). Take McCalls Dam state forest road which links PA 192 at RB Winter State Park and PA 880 at Eastville PA.

  • Picnic - tables, charcoal grills. Take your trash with you.

Milton State Park
570-988-5557
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/milton.aspx
East - take PA 642 off PA 147. West - US 15 at West Milton.

  • Boating - 1 launch
  • fishing
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, soccer fields
  • hiking

Penn Roosevelt State Park
814-667-1800
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/pennroosevelt.aspx

One of the PA State Parks in Seven Mountains in Stone Creek Kettle in Centre County PA. Park road not plowed over the winter.

  • picnic - tables, 1 pavilion. Must take trash with you.
  • camping - rustic, tents only
  • horseback riding
  • hiking
  • wildlife watching
  • In winter - cross country skiing, snowmobiling

trail in fall

Poe Paddy State Park
717-667-3622
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/poepaddy.aspx

US 322 - near top of Seven Mountains follow signs for Poe Valley State Park. On Big Poe Road continue past Poe Valley State Park 3 miles. Millheim - W on PA 45 1.5 miles, follow signs S 12 miles.

One of the PA State Parks where roads are not plowed in winter, no paved roads into park.

  • camping April - October - tents, trailers, group tenting, rustic toilets
  • fishing
  • picnic - tables, 2 pavilions
  • hiking
  • In winter - snowmobiling


Poe Valley State Park
814-349-2460
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/poevalley.aspx

One of the PA State Parks in Centre County. Potters Mills - E on US 322 1.5 miles to near top of Seven Mountains Scenic Area, follow marked state forest roads 10 miles. Millheim - W on PA 45 1.5 miles, follow signs S 12 miles.

  • camping April-October - tents, trailers, cottages
  • boating - 1 launch, rentals of paddleboats
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, playground, 2 pavilions
  • hiking
  • In winter - cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling


Prince Gallitzin State Park

966 Marina Road
Patton PA 16668
814-674-1000

In northern Cambria County PA

Prince Gallitzin State Park
  • boating - 9 launches, marina
  • picnic - tables, 4 pavilions
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • biking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
Gallitzin State Park
  • swimming
  • wildlife watching
  • camping April - October - tents, trailers, cabins, group tenting
  • In winter - cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice boating
  • Apple Cider Festival every October

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/princegallitzin.aspx

Buck Road and Beach
R B Winter State Park

17215 Buffalo Road
Mifflinburg PA 17844
570-966-1455
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/rbwinter.aspx

In Bald Eagle State Forest in Union County PA 192, 18 miles W of Lewisburg PA

  • camping April - December - tents, trailers, motor homes, cottages, cabin
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, horseshoe pits, play areas, 3 pavilions
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • trail biking
  • swimming
  • In winter - ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling


Ravensburg State Park
570-966-1455
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/ravensburg.aspx

In Clinton County PA 880, 8 miles SE of Jersey Shore, 4 miles N of Carroll, Exit 192 on I-80

  • modern camping May - September - tents only
  • picnic - tables, 4 pavilions, charcoal grills, play field, playground, horseshoe pits
  • hiking
  • fishing on Rauchtown Run

Reeds Gap State Park
1405 New Lancaster Valley Road
Milroy PA 17063
717-667-3622
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/reedsgap.aspx

In Mifflin County PA. Milroy - US 322 then follow park signs 7 miles.

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • camping April - October - tents only
  • picnic - tables, 1 shelter, 3 pavilions
  • In winter - cross country skiing
  • Milroy PA Hotels

Sand Bridge State Park
570-966-1455
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/sandbridge.aspx
In Union County PA 192, 14 miles W of Lewisburg PA

  • fishing
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, 3 pavilions - take trash with you

 
Shawnee State Park

Shawnee State Park

132 State Park Road
Schellsburg, PA 15559-7300
814-733-4218
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/shawnee.aspx

10 miles W of Bedford PA on US 30 (also PA 96)

  • swimming
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, 5 pavilions
  • hiking
  • biking
  • fishing on Shawnee Lake
  • boating on Shawnee Lake - 3 launches, rentals of paddleboats, canoes, rowboats
  • disc golf
  • camping Memorial day weekend to Labor Day - tents, trailers, cottages, group tenting. Also has Shawnee Lodge overlooking the lake.
  • In winter - cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, tobogganing, ice fishing, ice skating
Shawnee State Park

Shikellamy State Park
Bridge Avenue
Sunbury PA 17801
570-988-5557
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/shikellamy.aspx

In Union County PA and Northumberland County PA.

  • picnic - tables, pavilions
  • fishing on Lake Augusta
  • boating on Lake Augusta - boat launch, marina
  • hiking
  • biking
  • wildlife watching
  • 2 overlooks on Shikellamy Overlook. Overlook road closed late October to early May. The Point Sitting area in Shikellamy Marina also offers scenic views.


Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park

16362 Little Valley Road
James Creek PA 16657
814-658-3847
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/troughcreek.aspx

16 miles S from Huntingdon PA on PA 26, 5 miles E on PA 994 near Entriken PA

  • camping April - December - trailers, rustic bathroom. Also has Trough Creek Lodge for year round renting.
  • picnic - tables, 3 pavilions
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • In winter - snowmobiling


Tuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park Road
Barnesville PA 18214
570-467-2404
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/tuscarora.aspx

2 miles W of Tamaqua off PA 309, S of Barnesville PA on PA 54 between Exit 131A of I-81 and PA 309.

  • boating - rentals of rowboats, canoes, pedal boats, kayaks
  • swimming
  • picnic - tables, charcoal grills, 2 pavilions
  • fishing
  • camping - cottages, tents
  • hiking
  • In winter - ice skating, ice fishing, sledding


Warriors Path State Park

Warriors Path State Park

814-658-3847
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/warriorspath.aspx

Park open mid April to end of October. One of the PA State Parks in Bedford County PA two miles S of Saxton PA on Warriors Path Park Road.

  • boating - spring and late fall, 1 launch
  • fishing
  • picnic - tables, 2 pavilions
  • hiking
  • wildlife watching
  • In winter - cross country skiing


Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam State Park

814-667-1800
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/whippledam.aspx

In northeastern Huntingdon County PA 12 miles S of State College PA. Off of PA 26 at the Whipple Dam State Park sign.

  • boating - canoeing, sailing, kayaking, electric motors. Rentals of canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and rowboats.
  • fishing
  • picnic - tables, 3 pavilions
  • swimming
  • wildlife watching
  • In winter - ice fishing

Enjoy your visit to Allegheny Mountains PA State Parks.






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