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Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park, in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, contains 2,800 acres of land, including the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake. Tobyhanna State Park is nearby.

Lackawanna State Park

Lackawanna State Park

The 1,411-acre Lackawanna State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, ten miles north of Scranton. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is the centerpiece of this beautiful, modern recreational facility, which also has hiking, camping and picnicking.

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 and a number of hiking trails wind through the park and vary to steep and challenging trails for hearty hikers.

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…

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor recreation. The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff…

Erie Bluffs State Park

Erie Bluffs State Park

The newest Pennsylvania State Park, Erie Bluffs is 540 acres of Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County, twelve miles west of the city of Erie. It is the largest undeveloped stretch of Lake Erie shoreline remaining in Pennsylvania.

The park has; one-mile of shoreline; 90-foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie; world-class shallow stream steelhead fishery; old growth forest; rare, endangered and threatened flora; uncommon oak savannah sand barren ecosystem; exceptional value wetlands; and significant archaeological sites. There are currently no facilities in the park.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Maurice K. Goddard State Park is 2,856-acres and features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially…

Colton Point State Park

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. On the other side of the…

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.

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…

Kooser State Park

Kooser State Park

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park. The park’s original design character was stamped…

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 the huge tract of public land.

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…

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife,…

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park

Memorial Lake State Park’s 230 acres is near the base of Blue Mountain. The park is surrounded by Fort Indiantown Gap, the headquarters for the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard.

Boat rentals, warm-water fishing, and light easy hiking are common activities at Memorial Lake State Park. There are picnic tables with charcoal grills, and pavilions with electrical service and trash cans are available with a reservation. Playgrounds and sports fields are nearby. Good birding opportunities arise during migratory season. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating.