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Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park

The 3,452-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County. The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake 

Milton State Park

Milton State Park

Milton State Park is an 82-acre island on the West Branch Susquehanna River, between the Boroughs of Milton and West Milton. The northern half of the park has day use facilities with a seasonal restroom and the southern half remains in a wooded state for 

Linn Run State Park

Linn Run State Park

The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking and cabin rentals. Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream that has a lovely waterfall, Adams Falls. Forbes State Forest borders Linn Run State Park and offers 50,000 acres of land for outdoor recreation.

Keystone State Park

Keystone State Park

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the 

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by 

McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park encompasses the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders.

The operational gristmill built in the 1800s, shows how waterpower ground grains into flour in the days before modern electricity-powered mills. It is open for tours.

The park provides an abundance of activities from casual picnicking and fly fishing to climbing and rappelling for the experienced. Whitewater boating or rafting is a popular sport, for those who have plenty of training, as the rapids in the park are powerful and turbulent.

The trail of geology educates geology enthusiasts, pointing out glacial activity and rock erosion patterns that naturally formed the scenic gorge.

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival is held on the last full weekend in September, hosting corn grinding demonstrations and a Civil War encampment.

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Beavers abound in the area with a large active colony. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make 

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement, as it has been restored from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices. Swimming is permitted at two sand beaches in the summer: Pleasant Valley Beach, and Lakeview Beach. Showers, changing facilities 

Delaware Canal State Park

Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope.

A walk along the 60-mile towpath is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into 

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the `S` turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on itself. This feature may be seen from the Doubling Gap Vista in adjacent Tuscarora State Forest. The park has 273 

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is located in north central Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing, sailing and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl.

Boating is very popular including sailboat racing which attracts offshore spectators. The park offers a swimming pool which is open 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. In the winter months, ice skating and ice fishing are popular activities.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Straddling Peters Mountain, the 370-acre Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area is dominated by large hardwood trees. This large block of nearly unbroken forest is a haven for wildlife like forest warblers and other deep-woods animals. A main attraction to the conservation area is the elaborate 

Locust Lake State Park

Locust Lake State Park

Known for its popular camping area, Locust Lake State Park nestles on the side of Locust Mountain. The 52-acre Locust Lake is located between two campgrounds and is surrounded by beautiful forests. Hiking and fishing are popular activities in the 1,089-acre park. A bike trail 

Kettle Creek State Park

Kettle Creek State Park

Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in western Clinton County. The park is in a valley surrounded by mountainous terrain and wilderness.

Many of the existing recreational facilities arose from a joint flood control project developed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.