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
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 Alerts

US Fish & Wildlife Service will be conducting a stream restoration construction project on Mary Ann's Creek beginning Monday, June 2, 2017, and will on going through Friday, 07/07/2017.  There will be construction equipment near the Limestone Kiln area, please use caution when hiking through this area.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Chapman
State Park Alerts

Pending Dam Rehabilitation 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
No advisories at this time.


Clear Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Codorus
State Park Alerts

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

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 Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cook Forest
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cowans Gap
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Delaware Canal
State Park Alerts

****TRAIL CLOSURE****Due to a canal failure at the Tinicum aqueduct, a portion of the towpath will be closed until emergency repairs and stabilization work can be completed.  After inspection by engineering staff it was determined that a trail closure would be necessary for public safety.  The towpath will be closed until further notice from the parking lot south of the Golden Pheasant (across from Marshal Island, mile 37.5) to the south side of the Tinicum aqueduct (mile 37.1).  The trail closure can be bypassed by using River Road (SR32) for a short distance (approximately 1/2 mile) or by crossing over the Frenchtown bridge and/or Lumberville pedestrian bridge and using the trail along the D&R Canal State Park.  If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the canal failure or trail closure please contact us at the park office.

**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

 The swimming pool will be open daily, weather permitting.  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.



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 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 July 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

Please be aware that Kooser Lake may be drawn down completely beginning July 10, 2017, due to a pending rehabilitation project to remove sediment from the lake bottom and to improve the shoreline, fishing access and fish habitat. This project will impact the day use area immediately surrounding the lake, and at times may require closures of certain adjacent areas and parking lots. The 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 contact the Kooser State Park office at 814-445-8673 for additional information.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lackawanna
State Park Advisories

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.

The Lackawanna State Park swimming pool is now open 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm. Operating times are contingent on weather, lifeguard availability, and closures for pool maintenance.



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 Alerts

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 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 be closed for Bradford County Youth Field Day, Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

Trail Closure:  Please be advised that the Creekside trailhead parking lot and portions of the trail will be closed for rehabilitation work and construction of a bridge.  Please use caution in this area of the park and do not enter construction areas.

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

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

State Park Advisories

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

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. 

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.



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

Effective 6/22/17 at 10:45am, Barracks Beach has a "Swimming Advisory" due to Research Sample Plate Counts on Presque Isle State Park.

Beach areas posted under a Swimming Advisory are still open, to the public for swimming, sunbathing and other recreational opportunities.

During a Swimming Advisory, to reduce the risk of illness, it is recommended that beach users take the following precautions;

       * Avoid swallowing lake water.

       * Wash your hands before handling food.

       * Avoid swimming with an open cut or wound, or if you are experiencing an illness.

       * Minimize water contact if lake levels are high, heavy rains have just ended or strong winds are blowing from the west.

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 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

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 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 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
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 Advisories

Opening of George B. Stevenson Dam Delayed until August 4th, 2017

Sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson Reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications to boat launch and mooring area.

New opening date will be August 4th, 2017, or sooner if weather conditions allow for continued progress.

The lower portion of the lake will remain open for fishing below the dam breast and shoreline by Short Bend Run.

The boat launch and mooring area will remain CLOSED to vehicles and pedestrian traffic until all upgrades have been completed.  

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please call Park Office at: 814.647.8401 for questions regarding the delay.

Thank-you for your patience.



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 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 Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Warriors Path
State Park Alerts

 Road paving work on Warriors Path Park Road will be on July 10, 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 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.