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Pennsylvania is home to 121 State Parks. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring.

The best things to see and do at Kooser State Park in Somerset County Pennsylvania

Exploring Kooser State Park in Somerset County

Kooser State Park occupies 250 wooded acres along Route 31 in Somerset County. Initially constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, the focal point of the park is 4-acre Kooser Lake. Kooser State Park...
Stevenson Dam Overlook at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron County.

Exploring Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter Counties

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Sinnemahoning State Park is a long, narrow park that includes lands on both sides of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek - a major tributary to the Sinnemahoning Creek.  Sinnemahoning State Park encompasses 1,910 acres of magnificent...
Kettle Creek State Park in Clinton County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Kettle Creek State Park in Clinton County

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Kettle Creek State Park is a remarkable 1,793 acre oasis situated in the Kettle Creek Valley and surrounded by the Sproul State Forest in Clinton County. At the heart of the park lies Kettle Creek...
Jones Mill Run Dam at Laurel Hill State Park.

Exploring Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County

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Laurel Hill State Park is comprised of 4,062 acres of mountainous, wooded terrain in central Somerset County. At the heart of the park is the 63 acre Laurel Hill Lake, a fantastic spot for swimming,...
Fishermen on a crisp October morning at Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Exploring Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County

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Greenwood Furnace State Park is a 423 acre recreational paradise in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. It includes a six-acre lake, remnants of a ghost town and iron furnaces, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre...
Sunset at Black Moshannon State Park as viewed from a kayak.

Exploring Black Moshannon State Park in Centre County

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Black Moshannon State Park is comprised of 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands in Centre County, and is further surrounded by 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest. At the heart of the park is...
Black Moshannon Lake in Centre County.

12 Must-See PA State Parks for Winter Weather Lovers

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Some people hibernate during the winter. Other folks celebrate winter! If you fall into the latter group, here are 12 Pennsylvania state parks perfect for the winter weather lover in you! Simply click on the blue text...
Viewing area at Kinzua Bridge State Park.

Exploring Kinzua Bridge State Park in McKean County

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Kinzua Bridge State Park is home to what was once the longest and tallest railway bridge in the entire world - The Kinzua Viaduct. Kinzua Bridge State Park is located at 1721 Lindholm Drive in...
Trough Creek in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Trough Creek State Park in Huntingdon County

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Trough Creek State Park is a spectacular 541-acre gorge formed by Great Trough Creek as it slices through Terrace Mountain on its way towards Raystown Lake. Constructed between 1933 and 1936 by the Civilian Conservation...
A fisherman at Cowans Gap State Park.

The 7 Best Things to Do at Cowans Gap State Park

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Cowans Gap State Park is a fantastic 1,085 acre park located in Fulton County (with a small portion extending into neighboring Franklin County as well). The park is situated in Allens Valley, between Cove Mountain...