PA State Parks

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

Looking out over the Pine Creek Gorge at Leonard Harrison State Park.

Exploring Leonard Harrison State Park in Tioga County

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Leonard Harrison State Park is synonymous with one of the Keystone State's most famous natural wonders - the PA Grand Canyon! In addition to the stunning canyon views, Leonard Harrison State Park is also where...
Looking across frozen Parker Lake at Parker Dam State Park.

Winter Hiking at Parker Dam State Park

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Winter is a magnificent time to hike at Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County! Maybe you've hiked there before in the summer months. Take it from me - winter hiking at Parker Dam State Park...
Linn Run State Park office.

Exploring Linn Run State Park in Westmoreland County

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Linn Run State Park is a 612 acre park in Westmoreland County, popular with hikers, campers, and picnickers. The park borders the Forbes State Forest, which offers an additional 50,000 acres of land for outdoor...
Crescent Bay Overlook on the South Shore of Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park.

Exploring Moraine State Park in Butler County

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Moraine State Park is a 16,725-acre recreational area located about an hour north of Pittsburgh in Butler County. Moraine State Park is named for its hilly deposits of gravel, sand and clay (moraines) that were...
Along the banks of Penns Creek in the Penns Creek Wild Area.

Exploring Poe Paddy State Park in Centre County

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Poe Paddy State Park is a 23 acre recreational area in Centre County, located 4 miles east of Poe Valley State Park. Poe Paddy State Park sits in a valley between Poe Mountain to the...
Exploring Poe Valley State Park in Centre County Pennsylvania.

Exploring Poe Valley State Park in Centre County

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Poe Valley State Park is a 620 acre recreational area in Centre County, approximately 17 miles east of State College. As the name implies, the park sits in a valley between Big Poe Mountain to...
Stametz Dam along the Shades of Death Trail at Hickory Run State Park.

Exploring Hickory Run State Park in Carbon County

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Hickory Run State Park is a magnificent 15,990-acre recreational area in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. Featuring more than 40 miles of hiking trails, picturesque waterfalls, unique natural areas, and spectacular scenic overlooks,...
Fishing pier at Shawnee State Park.

Exploring Shawnee State Park in Bedford County

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Shawnee State Park opened to the public in 1951, and has been a magnet for tourists ever since! At the heart of the park is 451-acre Shawnee Lake, used by fishermen, boaters, swimmers, and bird...
Taking in the scenery at Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County.

Exploring Parker Dam State Park in Clearfield County

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Parker Dam State Park is a 968-acre expanse in Clearfield County featuring a tranquil lake, a beach area, scenic vistas, and miles of hiking trails. The park is only 6 miles north of Interstate 80,...
Exploring Presque Isle State Park by boat on the Lady Kate.

Taking the Lady Kate Boat Tour at Presque Isle State Park

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Taking the Lady Kate Boat Tour the most unique way to explore Presque Isle State Park in Erie! Sure - you can hike it, bike it, or even drive around the perimeter of it, but...

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