State Park Alerts

Beach 8 Project

Beach 8 section of the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday September 5, 2017, due to construction activity.  A detour has been established along Peninsula Drive and West Fisher Drive to connect back to the Multi-Purpose Trail at Beach 7.

State Park Advisories

The Presque Isle State Park office will be closed on the following days;

Thursday November 23, 2017

Friday November 24, 2017

Monday December 25, 2017

Monday January 1, 2018

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be closed the following days;

Thursday November 23, 2017

Sunday December 24, 2017 (Will close at 4:00pm) *The Sunset Café will be closed all day

Monday December 25, 2017

Sunday December 31, 2017 (Will close at 4:00pm)

Monday January 1, 2018

Times subject to change, please call the park office, at 814-833-7424, before visiting.

General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

  • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

  • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

  • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

  • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Gull Point Update

The Gull Point Trail is now open, however, please be aware that the trail is still very muddy.  If you decide to hike the trail, please be prepared for the mud to be mid-shin in certain places of the trail.

Firewood Advisory: Invasive Beetles found in Firewood Threaten Forests! Before bringing firewood to a Pennsylvania State Park, please read the information in the linked page about a very real threat to forests in Pennsylvania and all of North America. Firewood Advisory

Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.