Statewide Park Alerts & Advisories

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

Seasons and Hours: 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.

Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

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

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

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

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

  • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

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


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

Visitors arriving to Bald Eagle State Park in 2018 should follow signs to the Contact Station for camping and boating information or registration. Campers with reservations may go directly to their campsites.  While the main park office is under renovation, the temporary office, located in the former Environmental Learning Center (ELC) building off Marina Road will remain open Monday through Friday only.  Large RV’s or vehicles towing trailers should not attempt to access the ELC parking lot.



Beltzville
State Park Advisories

Swimming area open for the Summer Season.



Bendigo
State Park Advisories

BENDIGO STATE PARK ANNOUNCES POOL OPENING

The Bendigo State Park swimming pool will be open for the Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The pool will close at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018. It will open for the season on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Current operating hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. As always, the pool will be open weather permitting; if you are not sure, visitors are advised to contact the Kinzua Bridge State Park Complex at 814-778-5467 or email us at

kinzuabridgesp@pa.gov. Bendigo State Park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset daily.



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

Cabin 20 is currently scheduled to undergo a rehabilitation project in the Fall of 2018 throughout parts of 2019. As a result, it will be unavailable for reservations during the construction period.  Reservations are still being accepted through September 2018.  If the construction dates change the facility will be opened up for reservations.  Thank you for your understanding as we work to make permanent improvements to the facility.   



Blue Knob
State Park Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



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


Buchanan's Birthplace
State Park Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Bucktail
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Caledonia
State Park Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Canoe Creek
State Park Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Chapman
State Park Alerts

Dam rehabilitation work has begun and Chapman Lake has been drawn down. The work is expected to be completed by December 2018.

Fishing, boating, swimming, waterfowl hunting, metal detecting, or entering the lake bed (with or without water) for any reason is prohibited. Be alert for construction traffic and adhere to posted warning signs.

During construction, hiking trails, campground, cottages, yurts, and some pavilions will remain open during normal seasons. The sledding hill, warming hut, nearby restroom and trails will be open this winter. The ice skating pond is closed.

Work to be undertaken while the lake is drawn down will include 70,000 cubic yards of sediment removal, as well as 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.

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.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cherry Springs
State Park Alerts

Travel Advisory – As of 1 March 2018, PennDOT will be conducting bridge repair work on the bridge just south of the intersection of West Branch Road and Lyman Run Road. Although the road is not closed, the bridge will be restricted to one lane only with signal lighting at the intersection of West Branch Road and Lyman Run Road. 

**All astronomers must vacate the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field no later than 3:00 PM on July 29th 2018 in preparation of the Cherry Springs 2018 67th Annual Woodsmen Show.  Astronomers may not occupy the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field until after 5:00 PM 7 August 2018.**


The Overnight Astronomy Observation Field will be closed for the annual Black Forest Star Party, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO), on 7 September through 9 September 2018.  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. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Clear Creek
State Park Alerts

Bridge Closure:  Be advised, three foot bridges are closed to the public at Clear Creek State Park.  Trail users may be impacted.  Please stop at the Park Office to obtain a park map in order to plan accordingly.  The bridge locations are as follows: 1.  Clear Creek Beach 2.  Pipeline near Clear Creek and Ridge Trails 3.  Ox Shoe Trail at the campground

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Codorus
State Park Alerts

As of 6/13/2018 the Spray Park at the pool has been shut down due to mechanical issues. The pool remains open.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colonel Denning
State Park Alerts

Flat Rock Trailhead road/parking lot and the main parking lot by Pavilion #1 are closed. Please use the equestrian parking lot to access the Flat Rock Trail via the Rattlesnake Trail. A new connector trail between Rattlesnake Trail and Flat Rock Trail has been built - please use this trail to go to Flat Rock.

Due to the campground project work, the Colonel Denning 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

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Delaware Canal
State Park Alerts

Trail Construction Notice -- Construction has begun on opening up one of our remaining three major trail obstructions along the canal. Contractors have begun work at the site known as the Conrail embankment, located 1 mile south of Bridge Street in Morrisville. The towpath on both north and south sides of the embankment will be closed due to this construction for the foreseeable future, as contractors prepare to tunnel through the embankment. 

Once completed, towpath users will once again be able to safely traverse through this segment of the canal towpath for the first time in decades.

TRAIL CLOSURE---A construction project has begun on the replacement of the Phillips Mill bridge in Solebury Township.   As a result of this project the towpath will be closed between Lower Limeport Bridge and the pedestrian bridge at Canal Park in Solebury Township.  The trail closure will begin on Monday, April 16, 2018 and will remain in effect until the project is completed. Thru-travelers may exit the towpath at Lower Limeport bridge (Hal Clark Park) onto River Road and re-enter via the Malcom Crooks bridge in Canal Park, Solebury Twp ( and vice versa).  This closure is for public safety due to heavy machinery and vehicles that will be accessing the bridge via the towpath.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Denton Hill
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


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 Alerts

Please note that Fowlers Hollow State Park campground is now available for reservations all season long.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Frances Slocum
State Park Alerts

Please be advised that the ADA fishing pier will be closed until further notice. Any new information on the status will be posted on this website.

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State Park Advisories

The pool is open daily (weather permitting)

The ticket booth only accepts cash.  Cost is $6 per person.  Children under 42 inches are free. 

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.  No coolers permitted in the pool area after July 1st.  No glass or alcohol allowed in the pool area.

Seasonal pool passes are available at the park office.

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French Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Gifford Pinchot
State Park Alerts

Penn Dot is replacing a large drainage pipe on Alpine Road between Rt. 74 and East Camping Area Road. The Conewago Day Use Area is still accessible from Rt. 177.

If you are coming North on Rt 74 you will need to use East Camping Area Road to Alpine Road to access the Conewago Day Use Area.

A tentative drawdown of Pinchot Lake has been scheduled to begin on September 17, 2018.  Planned work that will occur during the drawdown includes: improved access for swimmers at the Quaker Race Day Use Area, an improved ADA fishing area in Quaker Race, installation of a headwall for a future accessible dock system for kayaks and canoes, rehabilitation of the headwall in Boat Launch Area #3, and installation of a new dock system for the park's pontoon and patrol boats.  Please note:  the announced date to begin the drawdown is a target date and may be delayed.  The reason for the possible delay is that we are in the early stages of the design work and the exact date to start the project can't be determined at this time.  After the project's completion, the level of the lake's water will be returned to normal pool.  We apologize for any inconvenience that the drawdown may cause.  The goal of the planned projects is to enhance visitor access and enjoyment of Pinchot Lake.    

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

Ongoing Construction: Beginning in April and ending in July, roadways leading into both the Family Campground and Day Use Area will be under construction as part of a re-paving project.  Both the campground and the Day Use Area will remain open during construction.  Please be aware that there may be construction noise and large construction vehicles and equipment travelling through the park Monday through Friday.  Please pardon this temporary inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

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 Alerts

Trail Closures: Due to ongoing bridge construction, the following trail segments are closed until further notice: Black Cherry Bridge (near the intersection of Old Elm trail and Black Cherry trail). All other trails are open and programs will go on as scheduled.

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 Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



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.



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. 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

Please be advised the pool fees at Lackawanna State Park have increased to $6.00 per swimmer and Children under 38 inches are free.  A full list of pool prices can be found below.

Admission     Price

Swimmer  $6.00

Senior Citizen $5.00

Late Arrival (after 4:00 PM) $5.00

Children Under 38 Inches free

Book of 20 Tickets $80.00

Park Camper or Cabin Occupant Rate with Receipt $4.00

Season Pass Adult $50.00

Season Pass Under 12 Years Old $42.00

Season Pass Senior Citizen $40.00

Yearly Family Pass $180.00

Season Pass Additional Child $36.00

Group of 15 or More People Per Swimmer $4.00

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.



Laurel Summit
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lehigh Gorge
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

Holman Lake will be drawn down beginning September 11, 2017 to facilitate dam repairs, dredging, and installation of a new ADA accessible fishing pier. The lake will be drawn down as much as 10 feet below normal pool. Fishing and boating will still be permitted during the drawdown, however, depending on the project phase, boating access may be severely limited and boat launches may be unavailable. This could prevent launching trailered boats and limit use to hand-carried boats. Areas of the upper lake including the Upper Boat Launch, Swimming Pool Road Bridge, and Little Buffalo Creek Trail will be closed periodically due to dredging work.

State Park Advisories

Due to the lake being drawn down, the boat rental will be closed until further notice.

The docks at the boat launches have been removed due to the lake draw down. The main ramp remains open and usable without the docks.

The lake is currently drawn down for dam repairs and lake dredging.  The expected dates will be from September 2017 through June 2018, but may change due to weather and construction delays. 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 Alerts

For the 2019 Spring and early Summer reservations, the park will be undergoing a scheduled improvement to the parks roadway system.  Sites 1-88 will be temporarily closed during that time.  Sites may open for reservations once park receives more accurate dates of work.

State Park Advisories

All visitors must park in the visitors parking lot. There is no parking or driving to unload your belongings at the beach.  The beach area is about a half mile from the parking lot so be prepared to walk that distance with your belongings. There are no picnic facilities at Locust Lake, however picnic areas are available at Tuscarora State Park approximately 6 miles from Locust lake.



Lyman Run
State Park Alerts

With the opening of the Bureau of Forestry's Susquehannock ATV Trail, this is a reminder that the Daggett Campground Road, Lower Campground Road and Day Use Area to include parking lots are not designated as Joint Use roads and therefore are not permitted for ATV use.  The Lyman Lake Dam breast parking area is open for ATV parking so users may utilize the beach, beach house restrooms, and the beach concession.  For more information please click on the "ATV Riding" link at the top of the page or goto http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateForests/FindAForest/Susquehannock/Pages/ATVRiding.aspx for more information.

 

Travel Advisory – As of 1 March 2018, PennDOT will be conducting bridge repair work on the bridge just south of the intersection of West Branch Road and Lyman Run Road. Although the road is not closed, the bridge will be restricted to one lane only with signal lighting at the intersection of West Branch Road and Lyman Run Road. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Marsh Creek
State Park Alerts

Ongoing Construction: The White Trail is under construction. Please be aware of large construction vehicles and equipment travelling next to the park and at the end of the trail. The reroute will be minimal and will only impact the end of the trail in the vicinity of Little Conestoga Road. Please pardon our mess in that area while construction is being completed and the trail is rerouted. Thank you for your patience.

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 Advisories

Be advised that the section of McConnells Mill Road is closed between the intersections of Rim Road and Mt. Hope Furnace Road.  This section of the township roadway is not within the park boundaries, but will affect the recommended route from the Old Mill to Hells Hollow.  A detour, utilizing Rim Rd. and Wilson Rd. is in place.  The road closure is expected to occur for several years. 

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

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Moraine
State Park Advisories

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are not permitted in Moraine State Park. Drones create a variety of safety, wildlife impacts and privacy issues.

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 swimming pool is open daily from 11am - 7pm weather dependent.  Our food concession and boat rental are open daily, for more information call 570-529-3304.  For information on Pavilion rentals call 1-888-PA-PARKS or visitPAparks.com.   



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

Please pardon our look while we continue the ongoing Hazardous Tree Removal project. Invasive emerald ash borer beetles have infected and killed numerous ash trees and created hazardous trees that must be removed.   As a result, you will find most picnic tables have been removed from the park’s main day use area for the duration of the project, which is expected to remain active throughout the year.  Trees will continue to be cut down and logs, branches, and stumps will be removed and top soil  will be added in affected areas.  New trees are being planted and grass seed sown to return the park to its natural beauty.  If you are looking for a table, there are very  limited amounts of tables located in Lot #4, Lot #7, the marina area, and other boat launches. The tables will be available on a first come, first-served basis.  Pavilion 1 and 5 are available for rent and each pavilion has 10 picnic tables that can accommodate up to 60 guests.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we go through this difficult year.

Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Sterner Mill and High Bridge area of Nockamixon State Park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.

During the active cutting phase of this project, some sections of the park will be completely closed for the safety of park visitors. Absolutely NO use of the trail or closed area is permitted (hiking, hunting, etc) while the this project is taking place.

As there will be heavy equipment in use and logging operations, we ask that the public refrain from entering these areas and respect all ‘Do Not Enter’ signs for your safety. Park maps indicating logging areas can be obtained at the park office.

The area that will be closed include part of the Sterner Mill Trail by the High Bridge to cut timber block 2.

The visiting public can still enjoy the upper part of the Sterner Mill trail system which can be access from the Sterner Mill parking lot.

The lower part of the Sterner Mill trail will be closed until further notice, check back for updates.

Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Nockamixon State Park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.

During the active cutting phase of this project, some sections of the park will be completely closed for the safety of park visitors. Absolutely NO use of the trail or closed area is permitted (hiking, horseback riding, hunting, etc) while the this project is taking place.

As there will be heavy equipment in use and logging operations, we ask that the public refrain from entering these areas and respect all ‘Do Not Enter’ signs for your safety. Park maps indicating logging areas can be obtained at the park office.

The areas that will be closed include the entire Elephant Trail equestrian/hiking trail loop between Elephant Road and Stover Mill Road to cut timber blocks 3, 4, 5, & 6.

The visiting public can still enjoy the nearby Church Trail, Mink Trail, and the Mountain Bike trail system. The cabin colony area will not be affected. Additionally, the northern side of the park (main day use area near park office) is not impacted by the operation at this time.

The trails will be closed until further notice, check back for updates.

State Park Advisories

SWIMMING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE LAKE.

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 Alerts

Road Closure: PennDot will have State Park rd. closed and partially closed for a paving project on varying dates from May 8th through July 6th. If you encounter this closure you can access the park office by State Route 227 and Petroleum Centre Rd or by Route 8 and Petroleum Centre Road. For additional question or concerns please call the Oil Creek Park Office.

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

Starting June 11, 2018 and lasting approximately two weeks, 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

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Poe Paddy
State Park Advisories

Barefoot Bridge Closure:  Barefoot Bridge, east of Milroy on Honey Creek Road, will be under construction starting June 4th 2018.  Park visitors travelling to Reeds Gap State Park should plan an alternate route using the posted Honey Creek Road detour to New Lancaster Valley Road.  Park visitors travelling to Poe Valley and Poe Paddy State Parks should plan an alternate route using the Sand Mountain exit off rt 322.

Havice Valley Road Bridge Replacement:  A project to replace the bridge on Havice Valley Road crossing over Havice Creek will commence starting Monday, May 14th.  The estimated completion time is three months, weather permitting.  Havice Valley Road will be closed during the project.  Poe Paddy visitors should plan an alternate route utilizing the Sand Mountain exit off Rt 322.  Signage will be in place at each road intersection prior to any work being done to deliver the most up-to-date information regarding the project.

Poe Valley is participating in the Smoke Free Beach Program which has been in effect since 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

Barefoot Bridge Closure:  Barefoot Bridge, east of Milroy on Honey Creek Road, will be under construction starting June 4th 2018.  Park visitors travelling to Reeds Gap State Park should plan an alternate route using the posted Honey Creek Road detour to New Lancaster Valley Road.  Park visitors travelling to Poe Valley and Poe Paddy State Parks should plan an alternate route using the Sand Mountain exit off rt 322.

Poe Valley is participating in the Smoke Free Beach Program which has been in effect since 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 2018 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. 

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



Presque Isle
State Park Alerts

Best Summer Night Concert at Beach 11

On Friday, June 22, the Presque Isle Partnership, in cooperation with Presque Isle State Park, will be hosting the Best Summer Night concert featuring the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton on Beach 11 (Kohler Beach).

Please note that Beach 11 (Kohler Beach) will be closed on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 due to set-up for the concert. Also, starting on Friday, June 22 at

4 PM, access to North Pier from Beach 11 will be closed to the general public. Guests arriving at the Pier before 4 PM are welcome to stay, but no admittance will be permitted after this time, with the exception of houseboat owners and Coast Guard members with passes.

In order to ensure safety and protect the natural resources, please be advised that there will be a boating and mooring restriction on a portion of Thompson Bay starting Friday, June 22 at 4:00 PM. This limited access boating and mooring restriction will end following the conclusion of the concert.

The restricted boating and mooring area will be clearly marked with buoys and patrolled for visitor safety by DCNR and its public safety partners.

In anticipation of heavy boat traffic, Presque Isle State Park is encouraging boating visitors who are interested in this unique concert to purchase tickets, as great seats are still available.

ADA BEACH ACCESS

Be advised that an ADA access ramp will be placed, temporarily, at Beach 11.  The ramp provides ADA access to the water's edge and is adjacent to picnic areas, playground equipment and a reservable picnic pavilion.  Upon completion of construction at Beaches 7 and 8, ADA access at Beach 11 will close and be replaced with ADA access at Beach 8.

Beach 8 Project

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

State Park Advisories

Stull Center Parking Lot

Please be advised the Stull Center parking lot will be closed on Sunday mornings until 11:15am, June 10, 2018 through August 12, 2018.

Gull Point Update

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

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



Prince Gallitzin
State Park Advisories

Beginning June 15th, MODERN CABIN #3 will be blocked for emergency maintenance that impacts customer safety.  We apologize for this inconvenience and will reopen this cabin after the issue is resolved.

A cabin rehabilitation project on MODERN CABIN #1 will begin on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  During this summer and possibly into the early fall, cabin patrons can expect contractors working on this particular cabin between the hours of 8am-8pm during the week.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will reopen this cabin as soon as renovations are complete.



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
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 Advisories

Barefoot Bridge Closure:  Barefoot Bridge, east of Milroy on Honey Creek Road, will be under construction starting June 4th 2018.  Park visitors travelling to Reeds Gap State Park should plan an alternate route using the posted Honey Creek Road detour to New Lancaster Valley Road.  Park visitors travelling to Poe Valley and Poe Paddy State Parks should plan an alternate route using the Sand Mountain exit off rt 322.



Ricketts Glen
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ridley Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ryerson Station
State Park Alerts

Please be advised that due to lack of lifeguards, the swimming pool at Ryerson Station State Park will not open until further notice.

Please be advised that visitors to the park traveling from the east should NOT travel route 18 south to Bristoria Road, but rather remain on Route 21 through the town of Wind Ridge.  Bristoria Road is closed and motorists cannot access the park via this route.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


S.B. Elliott
State Park Advisories

Cabin Closure: The cabin colony will remain closed through the 2018 season due to projects to install a new restroom and water system for the cabin colony.  The cabins will reopen as soon as possible when the projects are complete. 



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

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Shikellamy
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sinnemahoning
State Park Alerts

Beginning Saturday, May 12 - Sinnemahoning State Park Office and Wildlife Center will be operating under the following office hours until further notice:

Sunday – Thursday: 8AM-4PM

Friday: 8AM- 6PM

Saturday: 10AM – 6PM

Please contact the office @ 814.647.8401 with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

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 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 Advisories

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Tuscarora
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tyler
State Park Alerts

Watercraft Concession Rentals are provided by Driftwood Water Adventures.  Book now online!

http://www.driftwoodwateradventures.com/cherry-services/company/

Hours: Thursday-Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm, last rental goes out at 5:00pm.

Driftwood rents high quality canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards provided by Old Town Canoe and Kayak and Yolo SUP company.

Large group program discounts available upon request.

Call 267-994-1319 for more details.

Hiking Caution: A hiking hazard has been discovered on the Covered Bridge Trail near the Covered Bridge Parking Lot. Use the utmost caution when navigating the trail as there's a large hole in the trail. We hope to have the hazard removed as soon as possible.

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

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

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions, of the park.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors and disposal sites in the DMA.



Washington Crossing
State Park Alerts

Due to logistical issues, the events for the July 4th Celebration at Washington Crossing Historic Park have been restructured. In lieu of the fireworks display, the 78*thArmy Band, US Army Reserve will be the featured entertainment on July 2nd*beginning at 6:00 PM in the Visitor’s Center auditorium.  With the fireworks not being included in this year’s events, visitor’s to the park over the 4-day celebration will find many other opportunities to enjoy the park, it’s living history, and varied programming.  Please see the schedule of events at  https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org  for more information.

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 Alerts

Utility companies are clearing many miles of utility rights of way.  This may result in heavy machinery in various locations throughout the park.  Use extra caution when out on the trails.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.