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
No advisories at this time.


Blue Knob
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Boyd Big Tree Preserve
State Park Advisories
The water to the drinking fountain near the restroom has been turned off for the winter.


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

Pending Dam Rehibition Project Update: The dam will be improved to meet Department of Environmental Protection's "Probable Maximum Flood" overtopping regulations, the spillway will be improved, the sediment in the lake will be removed, and fish habitat improved, among other small improvements and repairs. Detailed information on the scope of the project is available here: http://www.dgs.pa.gov/Businesses/Design-and-Construction/Pages/default.aspx#.WOUDy9IrKpp

Chapman State Park will remain open during the duration of the construction. Many events will still occur, such as the annual Women's Outdoor Workshops and Warren County Winterfest. The campground, day use area, and hiking trails will remain open. There will still be firewood available for purchase in the campground. Hunting is still permitted during appointed seasons. Environmental Education programs will still occur.

Once the project begins,the scope of the project necessitates the complete draining (aka dewatering) of the lake. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has not stocked the lake since March 2016 and will not stock trout in the lake until the project is complete. Boating and fishing may occur until such time that the lake is drawn down and/or PFBC dictates otherwise.  PFBC will announce resource management plans in the near future.

During construction expected service impacts include closure of the swimming beach and food & boat concession. Please note, definitive open/close dates are NOT available at present.

The Department of General Service is presently working to complete the bid process to acquire a contractor to complete necessary work.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cherry Springs
State Park Advisories
•Starting July 1 all Public Stargazing programs listed on the calendar of events will require online reservations.


Clear Creek
State Park Advisories
The beach is closed to swimming until May 27, 2017.


Codorus
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colonel Denning
State Park Alerts

As part of the park improvements project the following facilities are closed after Labor Day 2017: The campground and the dressing stockade. The campground will be reopened for reservations once the work has been completed. Thank you for your understanding during the park improvement project.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colton Point
State Park Alerts

*** Colton Point Turkey Path Closed***

Due to deteriorating trail conditions and the possible danger to public safety the Turkey Path trail at Colton Point State Park is CLOSED until further notice.  No hiking of the trail is permitted. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cook Forest
State Park Advisories
Clear Creek beach closed from August 31, 2016 until May 27, 2017.


Cowans Gap
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Delaware Canal
State Park Alerts

**TRAIL CLOSURE** A portion of the towpath will be closed due to construction surrounding a bridge replacement project at Lower Limeport Bridge. The closed portion is in Solebury Township between Upper Limeport Bridge and Phillips Mill Bridge, approximately 0.25 miles north of Phillips Mill. Please heed the barricades and avoid this area, or find alternate routes. Do not trespass on private property to bypass this area. For bicyclists, this section can easily be bypassed by following River Road (Route 32) for a short distance by exiting and/or entering the towpath at Upper Limeport Bridge and Canal Park in Solebury Township. Please DO NOT enter the construction zone AT ANY TIME, regardless of whether it is active or not, for your safety and that of the workers and equipment. Park officials expect the tow path to re-open by the end of June 2017.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Denton Hill
State Park Advisories
Denton Hill State Park is closed for downhill skiing. DCNR has recently completed a feasibility study that provides a comprehensive evaluation of the facility looking at downhill skiing and other year-round activities at the park. The public is welcome to use areas of the park that are appropriate for cross-country skiing, walking, hiking, fishing, and other forms of passive recreation. Rental cabins are not available for reservations during the 2016 season. If you have any questions about Denton Hill State Park in general or would like to use the park for a special event, please contact the Lyman Run State Park office at 814-435-5010.


Elk
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 Advisories

Swimming Pool Hours: The swimming pool will be open starting Memorial Day weekend.  Due to lifeguards still being in school, the pool hours for the first two weeks will be:

Memorial Day weekend May 27-29 - open normal hours 11-7

Pool closed May 30-June 2

Pool open June 3 and June 4 normal hours 11-7

Pool closed June 5 - June 9

Pool open seven days starting on June 10, 2017, normal hours 11-7



French Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Gifford Pinchot
State Park Advisories
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
No advisories at this time.


Hills Creek
State Park Alerts

Due to the ongoing construction and replacement of a bridge on Kellys Swamp Lane, the primary campground access road will be temporarily closed at its gate until the bridgework is completed. Access to the modern cabins, beach house, beach, and pavilions will still be available using normal routes.  If attempting to get to campsites in Loop A or Loop B you must gain access to the campgrounds on the north side of the park through the temporary entrance on Hills Creek Park Road adjacent to Loop D.  After picking up your permit at the Park Office please exit the park using Spillway Road over the dam.  At the stop sign make a right onto Hills Creek Lake Road.  Continue northbound on Hills Creek Lake Road and make a right at the next available intersection onto Hills Creek Park Road.  Approximately one quarter mile on Hills Creek Park Road you will see the temporary entrance into the Hills Creek campground to your right.  Enter the park through the temporary entrance.  At the stop sign make a left onto Kellys Swamp Lane and follow it through Loop C into Loop B or Loop A and your campsite.  Thank you for your patience while we finish up this project.

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
The water to the drinking fountain near the restroom has been turned off for the winter.


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 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 Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lackawanna
State Park Alerts

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.

Please avoid notoriously wet locations, including the following trails:

-Orchard Trail

-Lakeshore Trail

-Turkey Hill Wet Areas

-Trostle Pond Switchbacks between Routes 407 & 438

The use of plus-sized and fat tires is strongly encouraged until the trails are completely firm. This trail preservation initiative will continue throughout the winter and into the Spring. Should conditions warrant, the trails will be reclosed. Please check this website for up-to-date information on trail availability.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


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 Advisories
The lake drawdown has been postponed until 2017. Starting on September 1, 2017 the lake will be drawn down as much as 10 feet below the normal pool through January 31, 2018 to facilitate 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.


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 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

Park staff have begun work to expand the Hells Hollow Parking Area.  The existing parking area will remain open through the project but may have limited access or delays at times.  Thank you for patience and understanding as we complete this work to improve the visitor experience and ensure the safety of our visitors and the local community. 

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
The fishing pier at the Bear Run Launch Area on the South Shore is currently closed for rehabiliation. Access is restricted until repairs are completed due to the walking surface and railings being removed.


Mt. Pisgah
State Park Advisories

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 close Tuesday through Friday, re-open for the weekend, Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00am to 7:00pm.  We will close Monday through Friday and re-open for the Summer on Saturday, June 10th 11:00am to 7:00pm daily, weather permitting.  For more information, please contact the Park Office at 570-297-2734.

Mt. Pisgah State Park's swimming pool will close for the season on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm.


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

The Mountain Bike Trail is now open.

State Park Advisories
Work is scheduled to begin later in the summer and fall of 2016 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
Please wear orange during hunting season within Oil Creek State Park. For seasons, please check the PAGC website.


Ole Bull
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Parker Dam
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Patterson
State Park Advisories

The water system at Patterson State Park is hereby closed.  If water is necessary for your visit, water can be collected from one of the hydrants at Cherry Springs State Park approximately 5 miles south of Patterson State Park on Route 44.



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

Road Closure

In September of 2017 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 of approximately two weeks starting September 8, 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

Due to staffing difficulties, the office will remain closed on weekends until further notice.  The office may also be closed at anytime during the week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ironworker's Organized Group tenting area campsite C will have periodic construction occurring until 6/1/2017. Please contact the park office at 717-486-7174 for more details


Poe Paddy
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 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 fountain at Point State Park was turned on April 14, 2017, and is expected to run daily through the season, which is scheduled to end on Veteran's Day, weather permitting. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates regarding cleaning or weather-related closures.

The accessible kayak launch in Point State Park is scheduled to be installed for the season in early May. This advisory will be updated when the launch has been installed and is ready for use.



Presque Isle
State Park Alerts

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.

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



Prince Gallitzin
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Promised Land
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prompton
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prouty Place
State Park Advisories
Camping is permitted at Prouty Place State Park for no more than 7 days with approval from the Park Manager. A letter of authorization must be executed between the sponsor and the Park Manager; an administrative fee of $25.00 to cover the costs associated with the processing of the letter and $25.00 camping fee, for a total of $50.00 is due upon signing. Please call the Lyman Run Park Office at 814-435-5010 for more information and to obtain a letter of authorization.


Pymatuning
State Park Advisories

Please be advised that road crews will be resurfacing State Route 6 in the Linesville area this spring. Road closures are NOT expected, but lane restrictions and delays are.  Please use caution in this area or find an alternative route.

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 Alerts

Reminder to local anglers that Traverse Creek & the Main Lake (Raccoon Lake), both located in Raccoon Creek State Park, are stocked trout waters.

The opening day of trout season is April 15, 2017 at 8 a.m. Please refer to the 2017 Pennsylvania Fishing Summary or contact the Pennsylvania Fish Commission at 814-445-8974 if you have questions concerning the required fishing licenses and trout-salmon permits required to fish in Pennsylvania water.

On April 15, 2017, the Park Rangers will allow anglers to enter the Park beginning at 4:00 a.m. to allow time to launch boats or secure a spot on shore; Anglers must stay with their equipment. No open fires or overnight camping is permitted along the shorelines & stream banks.

Anyone who wants to stay overnight can make reservations for the Modern Campground or Cabins by calling the toll free reservation number 1-888-PA-PARKS or by accessing the website www.visitPAparks.com

The Park Office will be open on April 15, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist those enjoying the opening day of trout season.

Please note we currently have a road closure along Raccoon Park Road that will affect Park visitors. The road will be closed from the Lakeside Restroom to the southern Boat Launch near the Boat Rental. The Lakeside Restroom and northern Boat Launch will both be accessible from US R 30. The Beach and south Boat Launch will be accessible from SR 18. The boat trailer parking lot between those areas will be closed. Visitors with boat trailers at the south launch are asked to park in the parking lot across from the Boat Rental parking lot at the entrance to the Beach area.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the State Park.

There will be a closure along Raccoon Park Road starting Monday, January 23, 2017 and tentatively ending in August of 2017. The road will be closed from the Lakeside Restroom to the Southern Boat Launch near the boat rental. The Lakeside Restroom and Southern Boat Launch will both be accessible during this time. The boat trailer parking lot between those areas will be closed. Visitors with boat trailers are asked to park in the parking lot across from the boat rental parking lot at the entrance to the beach area. Traffic from US 30 to the beach, campground, park office or cabin areas should plan an alternate route.

State Park Advisories

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 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 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

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.  The marina season will end on or about August 15, 2017 to allow for the replacement of bags 1 and 7.  In order to maximize the length of our boating season, and still provide time to remove the marina docks, we anticipate a faster than typical dam deflation mostly over the weekend of August 19-20, 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.  This is approximately 2 weeks later than our initial start date.  



Sinnemahoning
State Park Alerts

Partial Snowmobile Trail Closing: Lake dredging operations that are currently underway at Sinnemahoning State Park / George B. Stevenson Dam will impact the section of snowmobile trail that traverses the bottom of Brook's Run Road, east to Mill Run & Goss Road Crossing. Heavy truck traffic will be using this section of roadway until dredge operations are complete. Snowmobilers are cautioned to avoid this section of trail. For more information, call the park office at 814-647-8401.

 

State Park Advisories

Lake Day Use Area Closed until July 4th 2017

 Continued dredging, realignment of the Brooks Run stream and modifications to the mooring and boat launch area will continue into 2017. Anticipated opening of the Sinnemahoning/George B. Stevenson Dam Lake Day Use area is July 4th, 2017.

The boat launch, mooring and parking areas will be closed to the public as well as the roadway from the lake to Goss Road. This area will be used as a staging area for dredge operations. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Call the park office at 814.647.8401 for more details and to be put on our email listing for current updates, or visit our Facebook page at: Sinnemahoning-State-Park .

The upper reaches of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir at Sinnemahoning State Park will be dredged and the Brooks Run stream will be realigned in 2016 - 2017. Beginning May 1, 2016, the water level will be drawn down by 10 feet. This drawdown will impact the boat launch area, plus 100 yards of shoreline between the parking lot and dam and the northern reaches of the lake between Lushbaugh Run and the mooring area. It is anticipated that dredging will begin late-spring to early-summer and continue throughout the winter season. Once dredging operations begin, the area of impact, including the boat launch, mooring, eagle watch and parking areas will be closed to the public. Boating and fishing will not be permitted in the designated construction area. The roadway will also be closed from the Lake Day Use Area entrance to Goss Road and used as a staging area for dredge operations. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Call the park office at 814.647.8401 for more details and to be put on our email listing for current updates.



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 Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tobyhanna
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Trough Creek
State Park Advisories
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 have delays to vehicular traffic Mondays through Thursdays, beginning August 14, 2017 through Thursday, November 16, 2017. Road detours to the back part of the park may be utilized at that time. The campground will remain open from these dates during construction. This construction will cause some delays in traffic during the daylight hours Monday through Thursday. For more information, please contact the Trough Creek State Park Office at 814-658-3847.


Tuscarora
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tyler
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 Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Warriors Path
State Park Advisories

Pavilions #1 and #2 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.  Pavilions are still available at a first come, first serve basis or cane be reserved at the Trough Creek Park Office until water and electric services are returned.  Thank you for your patience with this matter.



Washington Crossing
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Whipple Dam
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
The boat rental and the swimming beach at Yellow Creek State Park are closed for the 2016 season. Both will re-open on Memorial Day weekend 2017!