Statewide Park Alerts & Advisories

State Park Alerts
No statewide alerts at this time.
State Park Advisories
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.

Individual State Park Updates

Allegheny Islands
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Archbald Pothole
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Bald Eagle
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Beltzville
State Park Advisories

Due to rising pool elevation,  Preachers Camp Boat Launch Ramp has been re-opened. The boat ramp will remain open until lake pool drops to below 623.5 above datum, feet. 

For up to date information concerning lake pool elevations, please visit http://waterdata.usgs.gov



Bendigo
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Benjamin Rush
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Big Pocono
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Big Spring
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Black Moshannon
State Park Advisories

Road Work: On September 11th through September 15th, 2017, and then again the following week September 18th through September 22nd, 2017, the road to the main cabin loop and the road to Cabin 20 will be closed for a paving project.  Due to the nature of the project these roadways will be closed to all traffic.  Also, no reservations will be permitted at any of the cabins for this time period.  Reservations for the weekends can still be made.  Please contact the park office with any questions, (814) 342-5960.  Pease pardon this temporary inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. 



Blue Knob
State Park Alerts

The Shaffer Swimming Pool has been re-opened.   Pool hours are 11 am to 7 pm daily, weather permitting.  Due to lifeguards returning to school, starting Monday, Aug 21st, the pool will be closed on weekdays.  The pool will then be open only on weekends through Labor Day.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Boyd Big Tree Preserve
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Buchanan's Birthplace
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Bucktail
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Caledonia
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Canoe Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Chapman
State Park Alerts

Lake Drawdown at Chapman State Park

Dam rehabilitation work is set to begin with the complete drawdown of Chapman Lake the day after Labor Day; Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and work is expected to be completed by December 2018.  Work to be undertaken while the lake is drawn down will include sediment removal, repairs to the dam’s control tower and spillway concrete to bring the lake in compliance with statewide flood requirements. A fish habitat improvement project also will be undertaken before the lake returns to normal pool.

We appreciate the drawdown will be an inconvenience to anglers, boaters and other visitors, but the integrity of the dam and safety of our park visitors is of the utmost importance.  It is a short-term inconvenience for a long-term improvement. Safety, fish habitat, depth, and function all will improve.

Presently, the spillway fails to meet requirements of a Probable Maximum Flood – one that could result from the most severe combination of rainfall and hydrologic conditions for the area. To remedy the situation, the dam embankment will be armored with concrete, enabling water to safely overtop it during an extreme flood event.  Work will bring the dam into compliance with guidelines established for safe operation and maintenance of dams by state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Dam Safety.

During the drawdown, sediment will be removed from approximately two-thirds of the lake bottom.  As much as three to four feet in some areas, totaling about 70,000 cubic yards of sediment removed.  The benefit to fishing, boating, and swimming by having the sediment removed will be tremendous.

Construction will mostly affect certain recreational opportunities involving the lake. During construction expected service impacts include closure of the swimming beach and food & boat concession.

The campground, cottages, yurts, hiking trails, and most pavilions will remain open.  Many events will still occur, such as the annual Women's Outdoor Workshops and Warren County Winterfest

Efforts to harvest fish populations, along with management of the lake’s fishery before, during, and after the project, will be coordinated with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Fish stocking at the lake has ended until construction is complete.  News releases, postings, and flyers will notify anglers of any changes to fishing regulations. PFBC will announce resource management plans in the near future.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cherry Springs
State Park Alerts

The Overnight Astronomy Observation Field will be closed for the annual Black Forest Star Party, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Observers, on 22 September through 24 September 2017.  All visitors to the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field must register for the event through the CPO at http://bfsp.org/.  The Cherry Springs campground is still open to all visitors and can be reserved at https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-888-PAPARKS.  The Black Forest Star Party will host a public viewing night on Saturday,23 September, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, no registration required.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Clear Creek
State Park Alerts

Trail Advisory:  Please proceed with caution when hiking on Tobecco Trail.  Be advised the trail is not well established and terrain is rugged.  The park is making efforts to improve trail conditions.

Beach Advisory:  Please be advised that there is no drinking water or beverages available for purchase at the Clear Creek Beach. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Codorus
State Park Alerts

**UPDATE**  As of 8/3 the Spray Park at the pool has been shut down to an electrical issue. The pool remains open.

Pool season dates are as follows. We are open May 27-29, June 3-4, June 10-August 20, August 26-27, and finally September 2-4.

Pool prices at Codorus Sate Park have changed for the 2017 season. There is now a Weekend and Holiday rate. PA Resident prices are Monday-Friday 11am - 4pm, $7, after 4pm $4. Saturday-Sunday and Holidays PA Resident prices are 11am-4pm, $10, after 4pm $5. Non-PA Resident prices are Monday-Friday 11am-4pm, $12, after 4pm $8. Saturday-Sunday and Holidays Non-PA Residents prices are 11am-4pm $15, after 4pm, $10. Season Pass rates have not changed, and you MUST come to the park office to purchase one. To get PA rates ID is REQUIRED. This can be a school ID, driver's license, etc.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colonel Denning
State Park Alerts

Due to an unanticipated delay in the campground project work, the Colonel Denning Campground, which was scheduled to close after the Labor Day Weekend, will be reopening on September 5, 2017, and closing on the last day of rifle deer season on December 10, 2017.    The Campground project is scheduled for late December 2017 and the campground will be closed for the entire 2018 camping season. Camping may be available at nearby state parks. Updates for availability will be made as the project is finalized. Thank you for your understanding.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colton Point
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cook Forest
State Park Alerts

Trail Advisory:  Please proceed with caution when hiking on Tobecco Trail.  Be advised the trail is not well established and terrain is rugged.  The park is making efforts to improve trail conditions.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cowans Gap
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Delaware Canal
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Denton Hill
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Elk
State Park Alerts

Elk State Park announces closure of boat launch. Due to low water levels, the Instanter boat launch will be unusable for boats that must be launched and recovered using a trailer, as of Monday July 17, 2017. Boats that can be launched by hand will still have access to the water. The lake is below full summer pool, currently at 1643.0' and the pool level is falling at the average rate expected at this time of the year. For more information, please contact the Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex Office at 814-778-5467.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Erie Bluffs
State Park Advisories

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



Evansburg
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Fort Washington
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Fowlers Hollow
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Frances Slocum
State Park Alerts

Swimming pool hours:

Pool will be open daily (weather permitting) until August 20th.

Pool will be closed August 21-25 (Monday through Friday).

Pool will be open August 26-27th (Saturday and Sunday).

Pool will be closed August 28-September 1 (Monday through Friday)

Pool will be open September 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend)

Pool closed for the season on September 5th.

Swimming pool hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.  Cost is $5 per person and children under 42 inches are free.  We do offer seasonal pool passes.  No glass or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the pool area.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


French Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Gifford Pinchot
State Park Advisories

Boat rental concession hours at Quaker Race Day Use Area from Memorial Day through Labor Day are 10am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Hours on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays are 9am through 8pm. Cash only: $20 for the first hour ($30 for motor boats), and $10 for each additional hour. Please call the boat rental concession for more information at 717-215-6723.

Gifford Pinchot is open from 8:00 am to sunset daily for visitors to enjoy. Please be advised that anyone doing a Google search of Gifford Pinchot will see incorrect information regarding the park hours. Google has the park listed as "Closed now". If anyone has any questions please contact the park office at (717) 432-5011 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.


Gouldsboro
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Greenwood Furnace
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hickory Run
State Park Advisories
Due to an active black bear population, the park is requiring all visitors to take certain precautions while exploring the park or staying in the campgrounds. Bear are generally not dangerous to people if they are left alone, however, as with all wild animals their behavior is unpredictable. All visitors, especially overnight guests, shall abide by the following: NEVER approach a bear to pet, feed, or photograph it. ALL food and scented items must be stored in locked vehicles. If a bear approaches you, NEVER throw food or other objects; they can act as an attractant rather than a deterrent. Do not run from a bear; stay together as a group, clap your hands and shout loudly while backing away slowly.


Hillman
State Park Advisories

Park staff encourages all visitors to safely secure all valuables out of sight when using park facilities. Items left in plain sight in vehicles or in day use areas can be subject to theft. Please report all suspicious activity in the park by calling 911.



Hills Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hyner Run
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hyner View
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Jacobsburg Env. Ed.
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Jennings Env. Ed.
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Joseph E. Ibberson C. A.
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kettle Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Keystone
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kings Gap Env. Ed.
State Park Alerts

Detours:

Montsera Road is closed at the bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek. The road will be closed until September for a bridge replacement project. Follow posted Detours. Alternate Route: Follow Montsera Road and take a right onto Enck’s Mill Road. At the stop sign turn left onto Pine Road to Kings Gap.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kinzua Bridge
State Park Advisories

In an effort to balance public safety, privacy concerns, view-shed and sound-shed protection, and FFA rules and regulations with the popular recreational use of drones or other types of unmanned aerial systems (UAS),the Bureau of State Parks implemented a new management policy which prohibits the commercial and general recreational use of drones in Kinzua Bridge State Park. UAS use is permitted in a select number of PA. State Parks . For additional information, visit the Things to Know section of visitPAparks.com.

When searching online for driving directions to Kinzua Bridge, be sure to use "Kinzua Bridge State Park" not just "Kinzua Bridge."


Kooser
State Park Alerts

Kooser State Park is preparing to begin a large scale lake rehabilitation project to remove sediment from the lake bottom and to improve the shoreline, fishing access and fish habitat. When this project begins, it will impact the day use area immediately surrounding the lake, and at times may require closures of certain adjacent areas and parking lots. The timing and duration of this project is uncertain at this time, as are the associated closures to the parking areas in the lake day use area. Customers who plan to reserve the Mighty Oak Pavilion should be aware that parking and access to the pavilion may only be available from the areas near the park office, as the parking area adjacent to the lake and PA Rt. 31 may be impacted beginning in September 2017. Please check the park advisories page for updates to this project.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lackawanna
State Park Advisories

The Lackawanna State Park swimming pool will continue 7 day a week operations through August 20th. After August 20th the pool will be open on the following days:

  • Saturday August 26th & Sunday August 27th
  • Saturday September 2nd, Sunday September 3rd, & Monday September 4th (Labor Day)
  • After September 4th the pool will be closed for the season.

Operating hours will continue to be 11am-7pm (splash pad: 11am-5pm) weather permitting. Cost is $5 entrance fee and children under 42" are free. Please call (570) 945-3239 for additional information.

Effective April 14,2017 all trails area open for all users for Lackawanna State Park/Countryside Conservancy trail system. The majority of trails are sufficiently firm for responsible riding.



Laurel Hill
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Laurel Mt.
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Laurel Ridge
State Park Advisories

Backpackers/Hikers – please be advised that water at the 271 Shelter Area is intermittent during the summer months. There is no guarantee it will be available.  Please plan accordingly. Generally, there is water available at the 271 Trailhead Parking.

Attention hikers traveling between mile marker 26 and 27 on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail: A portion of the LHHT has been RE-ROUTED in this section in an effort to maintain the rugged characteristic of the trail and improve the visitor experience. Hiking from the SOUTH, the new trail skirts the development at 7 Springs just north of the Pritts Distillery Road crossing, winding through a wooded hill side, eventually bringing the hiker out at the top of 7 Springs ski slopes, near the Gunnar ski lift. New trail marker posts have been installed. Hiking from the NORTH across the ski slopes, the trail now continues along a tree line, just below Lake Tahoe, following new trail marker posts through to the top of the slopes and enters the woods again just beyond the Gunnar ski lift.


Laurel Summit
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lehigh Gorge
State Park Alerts

Bridge Construction:  Ongoing bridge construction will be occurring over the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe, down river of Lehigh Gorge State Park.  Boaters continuing down river past the Glen Onoko access may be affected.

A safe waterway will be maintained during construction. There is potential for short term stoppages at the bridge construction area and boaters may be directed by safety flaggers.  Boaters are encouraged to use extreme caution when boating in this area.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Leonard Harrison
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Linn Run
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Little Buffalo
State Park Alerts

Swimming Pool /Food and Boat Rental Concession daily operation ends Thursday, August 17, 2017: Due to lifeguards returning to school, the Little Buffalo swimming pool and food and boat rental concessions will be closed on weekdays beginning FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 . The pool and concessions will be open normal hours, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, on Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20 and 26-27, 2017, and Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 2, 3 and 4, 2017.  The pool and concessions will then close for the season.

State Park Advisories

The lake will be drawn down over the fall, winter, and spring of 2017/2018 for dam repairs and lake dredging.  The expected dates will be from September 2017 through May 2018. The lake will be drawn down as much as 10 feet below the normal pool to facilitate the repairs to the dam. Fishing and boating will still be permitted, however, boating access will be severely limited and both boat launches may be unavailable.  This may make it impossible to launch a trailered boat and limit use to hand carried boats.  There may also be times when the lake will need to be closed to boating, fishing, and/or ice fishing.  Areas of the upper lake including the Upper Boat Launch, the Swimming Pool Road Bridge, and the Little Buffalo Creek Trail will be closed periodically due to the dredging operation.



Little Pine
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Locust Lake
State Park Advisories
The swimming area is about a quarter mile from the parking lot so be prepared to walk that distance with your belongings. There isn't any parking or driving to/dropping off at the beach. There are no picnic facilities at Locust Lake. Picnicking is available at Tuscarora State Park approximately 6 miles from Locust lake.


Lyman Run
State Park Alerts

West Branch Township will begin a three year process of improving Lyman Run Road which includes areas within Lyman Run State Park.  Today, 14 August 2017, Park Management was informed that they will begin Phase I one of this process by replacing culvert pipe at numerous locations of Lyman Run Road between the end of the paved section adjacent to the lake and continuing to the Ulysses/West Branch Township line (Old Ladies Home).  Visitors should be warned that the west sections of Lyman Run Road will be closed, or have significant delays for the next four (4) weeks due to this construction work.  It is recommended to all visitors to enter and exit the park by accessing Lyman Run Road from the West Branch Road which terminates to either PA Route 6 in Galeton or PA Route 44 at Cherry Springs State Park.  Visitors coming from the west on PA Route 6, using a GPS should be aware that most GPSs will route you to Lyman Run Road from PA Route 6 near the Potato City Motor Inn atop of Denton Hill, this will navigate you to the road closure,  to circumvent this road closure it is highly recommended to continue on Route 6 east to Galeton, PA then a right onto West Branch Road at the Acorn gas station, continue five (5) miles then a right onto Lyman Run Road for one (1) mile into Lyman Run State Park.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.

ATV advisory, Lyman Run State Park does not permit ATVs within it's campgrounds and day use areas.  The Park Manager has permitted ATVs to park on the dam breast parking area via Lyman Run Road so that riders may access the beach concession.  All other designated automobile parking areas are off limits to ATVs.  The dam breast parking area is not an offload/staging or trailer storage area, please use the designated ATV trail head in Lyman Run State Park or the Susquehannock State Forest. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Marsh Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Maurice K. Goddard
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


McCalls Dam
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


McConnells Mill
State Park Alerts

Trail Closure:  Be advised a fallen tree has caused significant damage to the stairs trail between the Kildoo Day Use Area and the Old Mill.   The trail will be closed while crews remove the tree and repair the damaged railings and concrete.  Visitors parking at Kildoo can carefully walk the shoulder of the roadway to the Old Mill.  Visitors can also park at the Point Parking Area and hike the Alpha Pass/North Country Trail to the Old Mill, if spaces are available. 

State Park Advisories
The operation of unmanned aircraft, such as drones, is a prohibited activity at McConnells Mill State Park.
Large buses, limousines, RV's, and other extended vehicles should not attempt to travel on the one way section of McConnells Mill Road between the intersections of Kennedy Road and Johnson Road. Due to large boulders and tight turns many vehicles of these type have sustained damage or been stuck along this section in the past. These types of vehicles should park at the Kildoo Day Use Area and visitors can either walk to the Grist Mill from there or arrange for more suitable transportation. Parking at the Grist Mill is extremely limited regardless of vehicle type.
All weddings at McConnells Mill need to be preapproved by calling the Moraine Park Office at 724-368-8811. This is necessary to ensure there are no conflicts with other events or programs and to limit unnecessary stress on your special day.


Memorial Lake
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Milton
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Mont Alto
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Moraine
State Park Advisories

Boaters be advised that the channel marker buoys have been removed from the shoal running between Duck Point (near the dam) and the island northeast of the dam.  There is no longer a suitable channel in this area, shoal marker buoys will be placed across this area.  Boaters are recommended to pass the island to the eastern side (between island and cabins) when boating in this area. 



Mt. Pisgah
State Park Alerts

Due to lack of coverage, the swimming pool hours have the following changes -

August 23 & 24 closing at 5:45 / August 25 closing at 5:00

Mt. Pisgah's swimming pool will CLOSE at 5:45pm on Friday, August 18th due to lack of lifeguard coverage.

Mt. Pisgah State Park swimming pool will close on August 26, 2017 from 11:00am to 4:00pm for Bradford County Youth Field Day. The pool will open that evening from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.   Due to limited staffing, Mt. Pisgah State Park’s swimming pool complex will close from August 28th to September 1st and reopen for Labor Day weekend. The pool will close for the season on September 5, 2017.

State Park Advisories

Mt. Pisgah State Park's swimming pool is open daily, 11:00am-7:00pm, weather permitting and will close for the season on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Please note - the swimming pool will have limited hours on Bradford County Youth Field Day, Saturday, August 26, 2017.  The pool will be closed from 11:00am to 4:00pm and open from 4:00pm to 7:00pm only.

2017 - THE SNACK BAR & BOAT SHACK CONCESSIONS - QUESTIONS? CALL 570-529-3304

Snack Bar Hours:  Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30 / Saturday & Sunday 12:30-6:30

Boat Rental Hours:  Thursday-Sunday 12:30-6:30 or call to make arrangements for other times.

Boat rental fees - 1 hour $15.00, 3 hours $25.00, all day $55.00 includes kayaks, rowboats and canoes

Stand-up Paddle Boards 30 minutes $15.00 must be 18 yrs. and older, 275lb. maximum weight limit

Other rules and regulations apply, see concessioner for details.

Our swimming pool will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 27th, Sunday, May 28th, & Monday, May 29th from 11:00am to 7:00pm for the Memorial Day weekend.  We will open from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday through Friday.  Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd the pool will be open from 11:00am to 7:00pm.  We will open 4:00pm to 7:00pm Monday through Friday.  Beginning Saturday, June 10th we will be open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm, weather permitting.  For more information, please contact the Park Office at 570-297-2734.



Nescopeck Env. Ed.
State Park Advisories
Lake Frances road is closed to all vehicles. An alternate method to getting to Nescopeck State Park is to follow State Route 437 South until you see the sign for Nescopeck State Park. Make a Right onto Honey Hole Road and follow for about 2.5 miles and you will see the entrance to the park on your left.


Neshaminy
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Nockamixon
State Park Alerts

Safety Compliance checks will be taking place the next three weekends to addrress alcohol and drug issues.

As summer draws to a close and schools/colleges everywhere begin sports camps and classes, we send a portion of our staff off with thanks for the wonderful summer and well wishes for their academic year ahead. With public safety our top priority, we will close the swimming pool complex during the weekdays, beginning Monday August 14th. Our pool will remain open on weekends (Saaturday & Sunday's) only, weather permitting of course, through Labor Day. The last day to enjoy the pool will be Labor Day Monday, September 4th. Please call the office at 215-529-7300 (option 6) with any questions.

Mountain Bike Trail Conditions - For current trail conditions please check out the RideNox website at   http://www.ridenox.com/

State Park Advisories

SWIMMING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE LAKE.

Work is scheduled to begin later in the summer and fall of 2017 on a timber salvage harvest within Nockamixon State Park consisting of many dead and dying ash trees affected or soon to be affected by an emerald ash borer infestation. A timber salvage sale is being used to remove ash and hazardous trees for the safety of park visitors within picnic areas and high use areas as well as from an area on the south side of the park. The salvage harvest effort will entail retention of all other healthy, hardwood tree species in the area. Once removal is complete, re-planting plans will be implemented.

For current park conditions, updates, and alerts, please check our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NockamixonStatePark/


Nolde Forest Env. Ed.
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Norristown Farm Park
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ohiopyle
State Park Advisories
The aquatic invasive plant species Didymo has now been confirmed in the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park. The discovery of Didymo has no immediate impact to the visitor experience on or along the Yough. Didymo is not considered a significant risk to human health. DCNR is working with PA DEP and PA Fish & Boat Commission to monitor and survey the Youghiogheny River. The park encourages all boaters, fisherman, and visitors to be vigilant during this time and aide in the mitigation of the spread of Didymo into other rivers and streams by properly washing all gear, equipment and watercraft used in the Yough. The Lower and Middle Yough are open for all recreational uses to include white water boating and fishing. For more information on Clean Your Gear: http://www.fishandboat.com/cleanyourgear.htm


Oil Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ole Bull
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Parker Dam
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Patterson
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Penn-Roosevelt
State Park Advisories
Lake Draw Down - Due to the high volume of water seepage below the dam breast, action has been taken to lower the lake pool level. This action will decrease damage to the dam breast structure and permit the proper flow of water downstream. This lake condition will remain indefinitely or until funding is made available to repair the dam breast and bring the lake back to normal pool levels.


Pine Grove Furnace
State Park Alerts

Effective Monday, August 14, Fuller Lake swimming area will be unguarded.  The swimming area will still be open however swimming is at your own risk. 

Road Closure

In April of 2018 the Toms Run Bridge on PA Route 233 will be replaced and the road will be closed. This bridge is located approximately 100 yards north of the stop sign at Pine Grove Road.  Pine Grove Furnace State Park will not be accessible via PA Route 233 south from I-81 exit 37 during the construction period, subject to change.  PennDot will have detours posted.  For those patrons coming from further distances away especially with RVs please use the following:  From Carlisle and points east, take exit 47A off of I-81 and go south on PA Route 34 for 8 miles.  Make a right on Pine Grove Road and go six miles to the park.  From Chambersburg and points west, take exit 16 off of I-81 and go east on US Route 30 for eight and a half miles.  Make a left at the light on PA Route 233 and the park is 12 miles ahead.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Poe Paddy
State Park Alerts

Road Detour: Road (SR1002) from Reedsville along Honey Creek toward Reeds Gap State Park is local traffic only. Bridge is being repaired.

Detour all traffic to the Milroy exit, and follow signs. Anticipated bridge to re-open mid-August.

State Park Advisories

NEW FOR 2017: Poe Valley will be participating in the Smoke Free Beach Program effective May 1, 2017. Smoking is prohibited on the sand portion of the beach and in the swimming area. For visitors who smoke and still want to use this beach, two designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided. The restriction includes cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes or other handheld, lighted smoking devices. The goal of this program is to improve the air quality for park visitors at and around the beach swimming area, in addition to reducing the amount of cigarette litter in this area.



Poe Valley
State Park Alerts

Road Detour: Road (SR1002) from Reedsville along Honey Creek toward Reeds Gap State Park is local traffic only. Bridge is being repaired.

Detour all traffic to the Milroy exit, and follow signs. Anticipated bridge to re-open mid-August.

State Park Advisories

NEW OFFICE: Construction of the new Poe Valley State Park office will be starting this spring.   The temporary office will be relocated to the first parking lot past the construction area.  Phone calls can be still made to 814-349-2460 but will be forwarded to Reeds Gap State Park office at 717-667-3622 when the Poe Valley office is unmanned.  All campers at Poe Valley and Poe Paddy arriving without reservations are still required to proceed to the Poe Valley office to complete registration before setting up on a site. Please bear with us during this time as the long awaited new office is being built!

NEW FOR 2017: Poe Valley will be participating in the Smoke Free Beach Program effective May 1, 2017. Smoking is prohibited on the sand portion of the beach and in the swimming area. For visitors who smoke and still want to use this beach, two designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided. The restriction includes cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes or other handheld, lighted smoking devices. The goal of this program is to improve the air quality for park visitors at and around the beach swimming area, in addition to reducing the amount of cigarette litter in this area.



Point
State Park Advisories

The accessible kayak launch at Point's Allegheny Wharf has been reinstalled for the 2017 season. We expect it to remain in the water and available for use until mid-October. Please check our website and our Facebook page for updates as the season draws to a close, as removal 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. 



Presque Isle
State Park Advisories

Gull Point Update

Please be advised that Gull Point Trail will be closed temporarily starting today, March 10, 2017, because of unsafe trail conditions due to weather. The Park will continue to monitor trail conditions for reopening once conditions improve.  All other trails remain open for use.

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



Prince Gallitzin
State Park Advisories

The Marina Road bridge on SR1026 spanning over Clearfield Creek near Consulated Steel Services, Inc. is scheduled to be replaced in August 2017 as part of PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.  Constructions will take approximately 10 weeks.  During this time, a detour will be established along Marina Road (SR1026), Fiske Road (SR1023), and Glendale Valley Road (SR53).  Park visitors should be aware of the detour and plan accordingly. 



Promised Land
State Park Alerts

The park's email is currently unavailable. If you need to speak to someone at the park office, please call us at: 570-676-3428.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prompton
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prouty Place
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Pymatuning
State Park Advisories
The PA Game Commisssion's Wildlife Learning Center near the Spillway will be closed indefinately. It will reopen when a new building is constucted. (This building is sometimes reffered to as the Waterfowl Museum.) Restrooms are available at the nearby picnic area and at the Spillway.


R.B. Winter
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Raccoon Creek
State Park Advisories

Reminder: Early Canada Goose Season Hunting Permitted Beginning The Day After Labor Day

Park staff encourages all visitors to safely secure all valuables out of sight when using park facilities. Items left in plain sight in vehicles or in day use areas can be subject to theft. Please report all suspicious activity in the park by calling 911.

The trail bridge on Forest Trail that crosses Traverse Creek near the trailhead parking area on the main park road by the Route 30 entrance has been washed out. The detour will follow the park roads in the area.



Ralph Stover
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ravensburg
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Reeds Gap
State Park Alerts

Due to ongoing sewage line replacement, truck/equipment noise can be heard throughout the park, Monday through Friday.  Please pardon this temporary inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Road Detour: Road (SR1002) from Reedsville along Honey Creek toward Reeds Gap State Park is local traffic only. Bridge is being repaired.

Detour all traffic to the Milroy exit, and follow signs. Anticipated bridge to re-open mid-August.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ricketts Glen
State Park Advisories

The Falls Trail System at Ricketts Glen State Park is open for the season!  Please remember to wear proper footwear and plan ahead.



Ridley Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ryerson Station
State Park Alerts

Swimming Pool Closing for Season:  Due to the lifeguards returning to school and/or college, the swimming pool will be closing for the season at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Due to a gas well plugging operation being conducted in the vicinity, Box Turtle Trail will be closed until further notice.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


S.B. Elliott
State Park Advisories

Cabin Closure: Cabins are closed for the 2017-2018 season due to a projected cabin restroom replacement. Cabins will be reopened for reservations once the project is completed.



Salt Springs
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Samuel S. Lewis
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sand Bridge
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Shawnee
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Shikellamy
State Park Advisories

PROJECT UPDATE:  Visitors to Shikellamy State Park and Lake Augusta should be aware that necessary repairs to the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam (also known as the Sunbury Fabridam) will shorten the 2017 boating season.  All docks have been removed.  Dam deflation will begin early on August 20, 2017.  Provided the river cooperates, this project will be completed in 2017.  Please contact the park office at 570-988-5557 with questions and for the latest information.    

Visitors traveling to Shikellamy State Park from the north (I-80/Williamsport/Milton/Lewisburg) are advised that PennDOT has closed PA-147/Duke Street in Northumberland Borough, and detours are in effect.  This closure is expected to last several months while the road is re-built.  UPDATE:  PennDOT has also closed the left turn lane from US 15 South to County Line Road.  We recommend taking US 15 South to Grangers Road, turn Left On Grangers Road, then Left on Line Road, then Right on County Line Road to the park.



Sinnemahoning
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sizerville
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Susquehanna
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Susquehannock
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Swatara
State Park Alerts

The Bear Hole Trail drive through scheduled for 8/11 and 8/12 is cancelled.  Park staff is working diligently to repair storm damage and reopen the trail as soon as possible. The Bear Hole Trail will remain closed to all trail use until further notice.   The Bordner Cabin is also not accessible at this time.  The Swatara Rail Trail is accessible and open.

The Bear Hole Trail is closed to all trail use until further notice due to heavy flash flooding that caused washouts along the entire length of the trail.  The Bordner Cabin is also not accessible at this time.  The Swatara Rail Trail is accessible and open.

State Park Advisories

Bear Hole Trail Open For Drive Thru the 2nd Friday and Saturday of each Month 9am-3pm.

2017 August 11, 12 - September 8,9 and 22, 23  - October 13, 14, and 27, 28 - November 10, 11 - December 8, 9

2018 - January 12, 13 - February 9, 10 - March 9, 10 and 23, 24 - April 13, 14 and 27, 28 - May 11, 12 - June 8, 9 - July 13, 14 - August 10, 11 - September 14, 15 and 28, 29 - October 12, 13 and 26, 27 - November 9, 10 - December 14, 15



Tobyhanna
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Trough Creek
State Park Alerts

A construction project on Trough Creek Drive within the park is scheduled to begin in mid-August. The section of roadway reaching from the park office at its intersection with Little Valley Road to the Copperas Rock Bridge over Great Trough Creek will be closed to vehicular traffic Monday through Friday weekly, beginning August 14, 2017 through Thursday, November 11, 2017. The campground will be closed from reservations Monday - Friday during construction. There will be access for single vehicular traffic to Balanced Rock, Rainbow Falls, and Ice Mine Areas via Tar Kiln Road, John Bum Road, and Terrace Mountain Road detour. For more information, please contact the Trough Creek State Park Office at 814-658-3847.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tuscarora
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tyler
State Park Alerts

 The boat concession contract at the Boat House Picnic Area of Tyler State Park is currently open for bid.  If you or someone you know may be interested in bidding on the contract, visit www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/Concession...Bids/ for more information.  Questions can be directed to the park office.  Bid documents are also available for review at the park office. 

State Park Advisories
If you will be using a navigation system (GPS) to find Tyler State Park, type in 101 Swamp Road, Newtown. If you just type Tyler State Park, you may be directed to the wrong side of the park which is off limits to vehicles.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, their commercial and general recreational use is not permitted in PA State Parks. Drones create a variety of safety, wildlife impacts and privacy issues. Therefore, they are prohibited in Tyler State Park and all other PA State Parks.


Upper Pine Bottom
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Varden Consv. Area
State Park Alerts

The park's email is currently unavailable. If you need to speak to someone at the park office, please call us at: 570-676-3428.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Warriors Path
State Park Alerts

 Road paving work on Warriors Path Park Road will be on July 3, 2017 and will be on-going until finished.  This will result in a temporary road closure.  During construction, please use Clark Road as a detour to access Warriors Path State Park.  If you have any questions please contact park office at 814-695-6807. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Pavilions #1 will be blocked from online reservations due to no electricity or water available at these facilities.  This block will continue until these services are returned to normal.  Pavilion#1 is still available at a first come, first serve basis.  Thank you for your patience with this matter.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Washington Crossing
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Whipple Dam
State Park Alerts

The beach at Whipple Dam is currently closed due to water turbidity from storm runoff and a resultant bad sample. It is likely to reopen on Friday after a positive re-sample.  We apologize for any convenience.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


White Clay Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Worlds End
State Park Advisories
When making reservations for facilities at Worlds End State Park through the Active Call Center or Active Website: Please confirm your information such as cabin or campsite; do you want Electric are you bringing a pet? Pets are only allowed on designated pet sites those sites are 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 37, 38, 39, and 40.


Yellow Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.