State Park Advisories

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, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

The accessible kayak launch at Point's Allegheny Wharf has been removed for the winter. We expect it to be reinstalled and ready for use in mid-April.  Please check our website and our Facebook page for updates as the season nears,  as installation of the launch can be affected by many different factors. For additional information on paddling on Pennsylvania's waterways, please check the PA Fish and Boat Commissions website for water safety awareness, life vest guidelines, and other important river-related information. 

The 2017 operating season for the Fountain at Point State Park will end at 11:00 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Veterans Day). The fountain system will be drained and winterized as a part of our routine winter maintenance. Fountain operations will resume in Spring 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 412-565-2850.

Contrary to some information found online, there is no fee to enter Point State Park, which is open from sunrise until 11 pm daily. Point is a day-use only park and has no swimming or camping facilities.

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.