Statewide Park Alerts & Advisories

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

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

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

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

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

  • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood.

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

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). The use of drones or other UAS is restricted at all other Bureau of State Parks locations.


Individual State Park Updates

Allegheny Islands
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Archbald Pothole
State Park Alerts

The main entrance is closed do to road damaged caused by severe weather.  The main gate will remain closed until repairs can be made.  Visitors may access the Archbald Pothole State Park from Ed Staback Memorial Park located along Eynon Jermyn Rd.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Bald Eagle
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Beltzville
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

Boat Docks:  As of 4/5/2022 the docks are now in at Pine Run Boat Launch and Preachers Camp Boat Launch.



Bendigo
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Benjamin Rush
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Big Elk Creek
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Big Pocono
State Park Alerts

Big Pocono State Park may be closed, without notice, if weather conditions become hazardous.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Big Spring
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Black Moshannon
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

ATV and UTV use on Casanova Road:

As of 5/16/20 ATV and UTV use is permitted on Casanova Road ending at the intersection of Route 504 and Casanova Road. Please note that ATVs and UTVs are NOT permitted inside the campground, cabin area, or on any other roads or parking lots that are not specifically designated for ATV/UTV use. Thank you.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Blue Knob
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Boyd Big Tree Preserve
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Buchanan's Birthplace
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Bucktail
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Caledonia
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Attention Campers - Please be advised that during freezing weather, water hydrants on Full Hook-Up Campsites need to be in the CLOSED position and hose MUST be unattached from the hydrant.  Thank you.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Canoe Creek
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Chapman
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Fishing: Chapman Lake is Catch & Release only, except trout. Visit pfbc.pa.gov/fishpub/summaryad/miscwaters.html for more information.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cherry Springs
State Park Alerts

Winter Astronomy at Cherry Springs State Park:

Winter observation of the night sky can be a rewarding experience; however poor planning and knowledge can make it challenging and hazardous. Minimal winter maintenance allows for limited access to parking and observation areas. A small restroom on the back edge of the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field serves for both astronomers and snowmobilers.  A small restroom is also located in the Visitor Parking Lot.  Short Term star gazing can be conducted in the Night Sky Public Viewing Area on the north side of Route 44.  Long Term star gazing can be performed on the south side of Route 44 in the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field.  It is strongly recommended to let someone know where you are going, when you should return, and to maintain a cold weather survival kit. Astronomy Field regulations still apply; please review them prior to arrival. Please arrive well before dark for park familiarity.

Cherry Springs State Park has reduced its services for winter operations.  Visitors should be aware that the Cherry Springs Campground has closed for the season and will reopen to the public on April 14th 2023.  The comfort station, available on the Overnight Astronomy Observation field is closed for the season.  Currently there is no potable water available in the park.  Two vault latrine restrooms are available at Cherry Springs State Park, one restroom is available in the Visitor Parking Area and one at the backside of Overnight Astronomy Observation Field.  All dumpsters are no longer available in the overnight areas, please follow "Carry In / Carry Out" guidelines; that is please carry out all trash you accumulate in the park.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

2022 Galaxy Passes have been sold out.  Please utilize the registration system when you enter the overnight astronomy observation field to acquire a permit. Instructions are posted on the Stargazing tab, under the Overnight Stargazing at Cherry Springs, Registration paragraph.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Pets are prohibited in the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field, the Campground, and the Night Sky Public Viewing Area.  If you plan to visit Cherry Springs State Park, please make arrangements for your pet.

State Park Advisories

The Lyman Run Watercraft and Refreshment Concession is closed until further notice.  We are currently accepting inquiries from anyone interested in this concession opportunity at lymanrunsp@pa.gov or by calling the park office @ 814-435-5010.



Clear Creek
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Shoreline restoration: Construction will be starting August of 2023. The campground will remain open throughout the construction period, but sites 31 thru 39 of the pet loop will be closed. Please be aware that there may be construction noise and equipment present especially between the hours of 7:00 AM through 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please pardon our mess in that area while construction is being completed. Thank you for your patience.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Codorus
State Park Alerts

***The flush restrooms in the Main Launch Day Use Area near pavilion 3 and the bandshell are closed indefinitely for repairs.  Six port-a-pots are in place while repairs are being made.***

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colonel Denning
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

LAKE DRAWDOWN AND SPILLWAY UNDER MAINTENANCE: The CCC Spillway at Colonel Denning State Park is undergoing a restoration project to protect the historic structure and preserve it's value to the park and it's visitors. During this time, the lake will be under a drawdown and construction equipment may be present around the spillway and gazebo area. Construction is slated to continue into the fall. Watercraft use and fishing around the lake are restricted during the duration of the drawdown. 

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Colton Point
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

Seasonal Trail Closures: The Turkey Path Trail and Overlook Trail at Leonard Harrison State Park and the Turkey Path Trail at Colton Point State Park will close for the season starting 11/23/2022 and will remain closed through 04/14/2023.  Access to the closed trails is prohibited during this timeframe.  Hiking trails are available at Hills Creek State Park.



Cook Forest
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Cowans Gap
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Delaware Canal
State Park Alerts

TOWPATH CLOSURE*(MP 9- 10)*-The towpath will be closed at Bridge Street in Morrisville (MP 9-10) starting Monday 08/01/22 until further notice due to construction. The purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETY due to construction activity. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it.

TOWPATH CLOSURE*(Mile Post 44.27)*-The towpath will be closed at the High Falls Creek sub-canal culvert(MP 44.27) until further notice due to massive damage that occurred during tropical storm IdaThe purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETYTrail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it.

If you plan to use the towpath be sure to use extreme caution due to damages sustained from Hurricane Ida. It is highly advised that visitors be cautious in the section of towpath between Easton (MP 58.89) and Point Pleasant, Lock 14 (MP 32.3). The towpath is closed in the area of Upper Black Eddy (MP 43) due to a bank collapse and washout to the river. Heed all signs for road and towpath closures. 

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Mile Post 31.11). In the area of Lumberville the towpath is CLOSED at the Lumberville Aqueduct Pedestrian Bridge. The purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETY and will be in effect until the crossing can be made safe. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it. The aqueduct and associated pedestrian crossing sustained significant damages during Tropical Storm Ida to include the loss of a structural pier beneath the aqueduct.  

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Denton Hill
State Park Alerts

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is again seeking proposals for a four-season recreation adventure center concession at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.  

DCNR will consider alternatives to the Commonwealth’s proposed design and capital development of Denton Hill, allowing flexibility for proposers to be as innovative as they desire.  

For more information about the pre-proposal meeting, site visits, or solicitation, please contact RA-parkconcessions@pa.gov : SFP# 2022-BSP-01

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Elk
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

Water levels are low at East Branch Dam. Please be advised that Instanter Boat Launch is closed to trailer boat launching



Elk Country Visitor Center
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Erie Bluffs
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

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 Alerts

Attention: Hunting is permitted at Evansburg during established hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, all park users in hunting areas should wear fluorescent orange for their safety. For hunting purposes, the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery is permitted. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Fort Washington
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Fowlers Hollow
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Road Closure Warning: Fowlers Hollow Road is currently under construction, and sections of the road will be closed starting June 14. We recommend taking Big Spring Road to Upper Buck Road to access the park in order to avoid construction and possible issues with getting larger campers down Fowlers Hollow Road. Note that construction is only happening on roads outside the park entrance – the road inside the park is open as usual.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Frances Slocum
State Park Alerts

Frances Slocum State Park does not offer cabins. Some sites do have electricity but there are no water or sewer hook ups at this park.

We have also expanded our pet sites.  See below for all pet sites and see the maps link on our website for more details:

Stony Point loop- 2-7 and 35-54

Hemlock Hill loop- 55-61 and 81-85

Rocky Knoll loop - 92, 93, and 95

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

People and animals should avoid discolored lake water or surface scums. Water sampling results have confirmed that there are cyanobacteria toxins present in enough quantities over a wide extent of the lake to potentially cause health effects if people and animals come in contact with lake water through swimming in or drinking untreated water. These results may not reflect current conditions. Conditions can change so that cyanobacteria toxins may be present in all or parts of the lake.

State Park Advisories

For safety purposes, the park speed limit has been reduced to 15 mph and we have added additional stop signs.



French Creek
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

Business Opportunity: The Pool / food concession contract at French Creek State Park is currently open for bid. If you or someone you know may be interested in bidding on the contract, visit

https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Business/StateParkConcessions/ConcessionOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx for more information. Questions can be directed to the park office. Bid documents are also available for review at the park office.



Gifford Pinchot Complex
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

LAKE SWIMMING WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Effective September 26th, 2022 the swimming beaches will close for the season. 



Gouldsboro
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Greenwood Furnace
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hickory Run
State Park Alerts

CONSTRUCTION AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is replacing the 476 Turnpike bridge that passes over PA Route 534, adjacent to Hawk Falls, within Hickory Run State Park. Park visitors can expect delays and traffic congestion Monday through Friday. Please use caution while in that area and anticipate delays in your travel time on PA Route 534 through Hickory Run State Park.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

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 Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

For State Game Lands Regulations, please check out page 13 of the most recent Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest:

2022-23 Hunting Trapping Digest (pa.gov)



Hills Creek
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Swimming Area OPEN

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hyner Run
State Park Alerts

OFFICE CLOSURE: Hyner Run State Park Office is closed for the season. Please contact Little Pine State Park @ 570-753-6000 with any inquires.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Hyner View
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Jacobsburg Env. Ed.
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Jennings Env. Ed.
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Joseph E. Ibberson C. A.
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kettle Creek
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Keystone
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kings Gap Env. Ed.
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Kinzua Bridge
State Park Alerts

Kinzua Bridge State Park is beautiful in the fall. Use the Fall Foliage Reports to plan your trip. For current leaf conditions, view the current conditions at the park office; the photo is updated every 2 minutes. 

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

The PA Wilds Conservation Shop is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Please visit their website for full details prior to your visit. 

https://pawilds.shop/pages/the-shop-at-kinzua-bridge-state-park

In an effort to balance public safety, privacy concerns, view-shed and sound-shed protection, and FAA 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

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lackawanna
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

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.



Laurel Hill
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Laurel Mt.
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Laurel Ridge
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Please be advised that the water pump at the Route 271 Shelter Area is out of order.  There is a non potable water source available at the Route 271 Trailhead.  Please follow the access road from the shelter area to the trailhead.  Please filter and/or treat the water as necessary.

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 Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lehigh Gorge
State Park Alerts

Be Advised (Updated 11/17/2022) - Lehigh Gorge State Park is currently undertaking a sizeable rehabilitation project extending from the White Haven South Access Area at the railroad underpass south to Tannery Road.  The active construction area is closed to the public seven days a week until early spring 2023.  All other day-use facilities at Lehigh Gorge State Park south of Tannery Road and north of the White Haven South Access Area railroad underpass are open to the public during this period.  Trail users traveling south should continue to park and access the trail at Tannery Road.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Leonard Harrison
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

Seasonal Trail Closures: The Turkey Path Trail and Overlook Trail at Leonard Harrison State Park and the Turkey Path Trail at Colton Point State Park will close for the season starting 11/23/2022 and will remain closed through 04/14/2023.  Access to the closed trails is prohibited during this timeframe.  Hiking trails are available at Hills Creek State Park.



Linn Run
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

Roadside Spring Closure:  Due to bad water samples, the Roadside Spring is temporarily closed.  Additional spring water can still be collected at the Grove Run Picnic Area from sunrise to sunset. 



Little Buffalo
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Little Pine
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

The Little Pine Swimming Area and Boat Concession is closed for the season.  If you have any questions, please call our main office at 570-753-6000.



Locust Lake
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Lyman Run
State Park Alerts

Daggett Road, which is normally closed to vehicle traffic during the off season, will be open to hunters between the dates of 26 November - 10 December 2022 for the 2022-2023 rifle hunting season.  Please park on available campground spurs or available parking areas.  The Daggett Campground sites, and the modern restroom are still closed to the public.  For overnight stays during this time, please use the Lower Campground.  The vault latrine on the park office road will be available to the public, likewise a port-a-john will be available along the lake.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Attention ATV Enthusiasts.  We have been receiving many questions regarding ATV registration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  All information regarding ATV registration can be found at:

http://www.snowatvreg.dcnr.state.pa.us/index

DCNR ATV Frequently Asked Questions

ATVs are not permitted to be offloaded in undesignated areas.  Daggett Campground is not a designated ATV Campground.  If your reserved site is in the Daggett Campground, please keep your ATVs on their trailers.  Additional parking for your equipment is adjacent the campground dumpster at mid campground.  Offloading of your ATVs can occur at any of the Susquehannock ATV trailheads.  Please see the park office for more information.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

The Lyman Run Watercraft and Refreshment Concession is closed until further notice.  We are currently accepting inquiries from anyone interested in this concession opportunity at lymanrunsp@pa.gov or by calling the park office @ 814-435-5010.

USING A GPS FOR DIRECTIONS: To ensure a safe and comfortable trip into the park, if using a GPS, please set your driving options to "Use Mostly Freeways" or equivalent.  This will ensure your GPS will use frequently traveled paved roads into the park.



Marsh Creek
State Park Alerts

Attention: Hunting is permitted at Marsh Creek during established hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, all park users in hunting areas should wear fluorescent orange for their safety. For hunting purposes, the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery is permitted. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited.

Marsh Creek is currently sold out of launch permits. Launch permits are required for all non-motorized watercrafts on PA waters. Permits can be purchased online at huntfish.pa.gov or at participating Walmarts or Dick's Sporting Goods.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Please be advised that Marsh Creek State Park often reaches parking capacity on busy weekends throughout the summer months. When this occurs, the park is closed temporarily to vehicles. Vehicles are rerouted outside the park until the park is able to open to vehicular traffic once again. Please call the park office with questions at 610-458-5119.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Maurice K. Goddard
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


McCalls Dam
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


McConnells Mill
State Park Alerts

Drinking water will not be available at the Kildoo Day Use Area until further notice.  Due to changes in drinking water regulations, the existing system needs upgraded.  A project is being developed to fix the problem, but a timeframe is not currently available.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
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 Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Milton
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Mont Alto
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Moraine
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Mt. Pisgah
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Nescopeck Env. Ed.
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Neshaminy
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Pavilion #2 is closed to all usage and reservations until further notice due to unsafe conditions.

State Park Advisories

Possession of alcohol is prohibited within the park. Please visit https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/RulesAndRegulations/Pages/default.aspx for a full list of Park Rules and Regulations.



Nockamixon
State Park Alerts

Mountain Bike Trails: The Mountain Bike Trails are closed for the season. Please do not ride or run on the trails until they are officially re-opened in the Spring. When trails are saturated and visitors ride bikes or run on them, it can create deep divots and ruts that destroy the carefully maintained trail surface. It can take hours of work to repair just a small section. These trails are solely maintained by a small group of volunteers who work hard all year to maintain, repair, and improve our bike trails. Help us protect the awesome resources we have by obeying the closure notice. We will see you again in the spring!  For more information follow RideNox on facebook.

Caution: Please be advised that hunting season is open and permitted in designated areas within the state park.  For your protection, all visitors should take proper precautions such as wearing a fluorescent orange vest and hat while recreating in areas of the park that are open to hunting during your visit.  If you have questions please contact the park office.

The Nockamixon Pool is closed for the season.

We hope to see you next year!

Please see the concessionaire's website for more information.

Nockamixon State Park Pool & Concession Stand | Nockamixon State Park Pool & Concession Stand (nockamixonpool.com)

Attention: Hunting is permitted at Nockamixon during established hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, all park users in hunting areas should wear fluorescent orange for their safety. For hunting purposes, the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery is permitted. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Hunting in Nockamixon - During established hunting seasons, about 3,500 acres are open to hunting.  All DCNR and  PA Game Commission Rules and Regulations apply.  All persons entering a hunting area during hunting season are encouraged to wear Fluorescent Orange.

The Disc Golf Course is currently closed because of hundreds of hazardous trees on the course caused by the Emerald Ash Borer.

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 Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Norristown Farm Park
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ohiopyle
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Oil Creek
State Park Alerts

Oil Creek State Parks X-Country ski trails will not be groomed for the 2022-2023 ski season. Users are free to cut their own trail at no cost for use.

As of 10/21/2022 PennDOT will be closing Petroleum Center bridge by the park office due to sever structural damage. The bridge will be closed to all vehicle, bicycle, and foot traffic. This closure is expected to be in effect for the foreseeable future. For anyone traveling from the south to reach the Park Office, McCrea Farm/ski trails, Egbert pavilion and the southern delayed harvest area, you will need to follow detour signs in Rouseville directing you onto Rt. 227. If traveling from the north, you will need to follow detour signs directing you to Rt. 227 into the town of Plummer. Park directional signs are located along 227 in the town of Plummer.  Anyone thru hiking will need to plan accordingly since you will not be able to cross Petroleum Center bridge. If you have any questions, please call the park office.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ole Bull
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Parker Dam
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Patterson
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Penn-Roosevelt
State Park Alerts

ATTENTION: The drinking water system at Penn-Roosevelt is currently shut down for repairs/renovation. If you are planning to visit Penn-Roosevelt for picnicking or camping please plan to bring water with you.  We're sorry for the inconvenience.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Pine Grove Furnace
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

CELL PHONE COVERAGE is spotty at best and non-existent in most areas of the park and surrounding state forest.  Please plan accordingly and do not rely on cell phone usage. 

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Poe Paddy
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

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 Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

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 Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

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

Presque Isle Annual Control Deer Hunt

The park will be holding the annual control deer hunt on December 7th and 8th.  On these two days the park will be closed at the Stull Center, during the hunt, until 2pm each day.  The park is open to visitors from the entrance gate to the Stull Center, during the hunt.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center Winter Hours

Be advised that The Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be modifying its winter hours schedule beginning, on Monday, November 28 through Friday, March 31, 2023. The exhibit area, located on the first and second floors, will be closed on Monday’s, only, during the winter season. It is anticipated that the exhibit area will re-open daily on April 1, 2023. The Park Office continues to maintain administrative operations, Monday through Friday, during this time frame, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Presque Isle State Park will remain open to visitors for their recreational purposes from 5:00 AM until 9:00 PM daily. Thank you for your cooperation during this closure.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

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 Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Promised Land
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prompton
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Prouty Place
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Pymatuning
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


R.B. Winter
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Raccoon Creek
State Park Alerts

Raccoon Creek Boat Rental has closed for the season, they will reopen in Spring of 2023. 

Upper Lake Dam Construction & Temporary Trail Closures: The Upper lake Dam is under construction. Please be aware of large construction vehicles and equipment travelling through the park. The construction work on the upper dam has begun. Please be advised that Wetlands & Heron Trails, are currently temporarily closed due to the construction. Please pardon our mess in that area while construction in this area is being completed. Thank you for your patience!

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

PLEASE DON'T PICK WILDFLOWERS: The picking of any wildflower is illegal and can result in legal action. Please help us to conserve the natural beauty of our park by not picking wildflowers at Raccoon Creek State Park, especially in our Wildflower Reserve. Thank you!



Ralph Stover
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ravensburg
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Reeds Gap
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

Pavilion rentals please be advised:  Park restrooms are winterized and closed for the season.   A portable restroom is located in parking lot #1.



Ricketts Glen
State Park Alerts

FALLS TRAIL WINTER CLOSURE: As of 11/14/22 the upper loop of the Falls Trail is CLOSED for the winter season. Only experienced ice climbers and hikers who sign in/out with the office and have the minimum required equipment are permitted into the trail system. Minimum required equipment: Crampons (not micro spikes), ice axe, rope. The Glen Leigh side of the Falls Trail between F.L. Ricketts Falls and Ozone Falls remains CLOSED TO ALL HIKERS, including those who have registered with the proper equipment due to the hazardous rock ledge collapse that the park is working on remediating. This means that a full loop of the system is not currently possible, you will need to backtrack your route. 

The lower portion of the trail remains open for the time being from the Route 118 trailhead up to Waters Meet. 4 falls are able to be seen on this portion. This will remain open until ice starts to form on this section and it will then be closed with the rest of the trail.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Ridley Creek
State Park Alerts

Ridley Creek State Park will be holding it's annual controlled deer hunts on 12/1 and 12/8 for the 2022 season to help control the local deer population. The entire park and part of Gradyville Road will be shutdown except for those participating in the controlled shotgun hunt. These closures will remain in effect for the entire day on both 12/1 and 12/8. Please plan accordingly.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories

Photography at Ridley Creek State Park: Photographers wishing to engage in commercial photography at Ridley Creek State Park must obtain a Commercial Use License from the office (commercial photography is considered any photography in which the photographer or photographers receive payment for their services). There is a $100 fee associated with this license, and it is valid for one year from the date of execution. Please keep in mind we have a wedding concessionaire with contractual rights to certain areas in and around the mansion and gardens from the months of April to November. If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 610-892-3900. **Please allow at least two weeks notice for processing of this license.**



Ryerson Station
State Park Alerts

The swimming pool will operate from 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM until it closes on August 15th for the season.  The pool complex will be closed on 8/10 and 8/11 as well.

The spray park will run from 11:30 AM Until 4 PM on the following dates:

August - 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, & 28

September - 3 & 4

* DATES AND HOURS ARE WEATHER DEPENDANT

 

Road Closure: PennDot is repairing a bridge on Bristoria Road several miles east of the park. Park visitors and campers are advised to use PA Rt. 21 / Roy Furman Hwy. and avoid route 18 while this closure is enforced. Construction is estimated to complete at the end of August. 

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

IRON BRIDGE:   Please be advised that due to structural integrity issues, the Iron Bridge will remain closed indefinitely.  Hikers can access trails from the trailhead adjacent to Pavilion 3 in the Maple Grove Day Use Area

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


S.B. Elliott
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories

Day Use visitors or Pavilion renters requiring access to water fountains will no longer have water available at them.  If water is required for a day use experience, visitors can get potable water across the road at the SB Elliott Campground hydrants.



Salt Springs
State Park Alerts

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Samuel S. Lewis
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sand Bridge
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Shawnee
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

The shower house in campground loop A will be closed for the season as of November 9, 2022 due to freezing temperatures.  Shower houses are still available in loops B and D.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Shikellamy
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sinnemahoning
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

No Watercraft Rentals: There are no canoes or kayaks available for rent or loan at the park this year. If you know someone who is interested in running a boat concession at the park, please have them contact us at the park office.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Sizerville
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Susquehanna
State Park Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Susquehanna Riverlands
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Susquehannock
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Swatara
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tobyhanna
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Trough Creek
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tuscarora
State Park Alerts

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has closed the beach to swimming at Tuscarora State Park in Schuylkill County, effective Friday August 19, 2022 because of harmful algae conditions. The beach will remain closed to swimming as a precaution until acceptable water sample test results are received. Other typical park activities on or near the lake are able to proceed with a reminder to use safe water recreation practices that help protect yourself and pets from harmful algae and other possible recreational water illnesses

  • Wash your hands after contact with untreated water

  • Shower or bathe people and pets immediately after participating in water-based recreation activities

  • Avoid swallowing and inhaling untreated water during recreational activities

  • Avoid contact with water that has foam, scum, or discoloration

  • Seek and follow any waterbody advisories or closures

For more information about harmful algae visit  https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Water/HABs/Pages/default.aspx

As conditions can improve rapidly, please check the status on the state park website at Tuscarora State Park prior to your arrival for the most up to date conditions.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Tyler
State Park Alerts

The PA Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Do Not Eat advisory for all fish in the Neshaminy Creek. Fish within this creek may contain Perfluoroctane Sulfonate (PFOS). You may still fish the Neshaminy Creek, but we recommend catch and release only. Trout stocking along the Neshaminy Creek will also be suspended until further notice.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
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 Alerts

Fall is a great time to visit Pennsylvania State Parks. View current conditions by using the Fall Foliage Reports on the DCNR webpage to plan your trip around the best fall leaf colors. These reports are updated weekly starting in late September and will end in mid-November.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Varden Consv. Area
State Park Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Vosburg Neck
State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Warriors Path
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Pavilions #1 will be blocked from online reservations due to no 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 Alerts

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT THE PARK FOR VARIOUS SITE IMPROVEMENTS.  THIS WORK WILL VARY OVER THE SUMMER AND INTO 2022. SOME AREAS OF THE PARK WILL HAVE LIMITED ACCESS.

Swimming is prohibited from Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Launching of tubes into the Delaware River is prohibited from Washington Crossing Historic Park.

State Park Advisories

BICYCLES MUST BE WALKED BETWEEN THE VISITOR CENTER AND THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE SECTION OF HISTORIC TAYLORSVILLE

The GENERAL WASHINGTON pavilion will be closed for use and reservations starting April 12th for site improvements.



Whipple Dam
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


White Clay Creek
State Park Alerts

Attention: Hunting is permitted at White Clay Creek Preserve during established deer hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, all park users in hunting areas should wear fluorescent orange for their safety. For hunting purposes, the use of muzzleloaders and archery equipment is permitted during established deer hunting seasons. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited in the preserve for hunting purposes. The use of shotguns is prohibited in the portion of the preserve located in London Britain Township; the use of shotguns is only permitted in the portion of the preserve located in Franklin and Elk townships.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Worlds End
State Park Alerts

Office: Starting September 19, 2022 through early May 2023, State Route 154, between the park office and the family campground, will be closed for ongoing maintenance. Visitors coming from US Route 220 North and South should take State Route 87 South in Dushore to State Route 154 East in Forksville to the park.

Family Campground: Starting September 19, 2022 State Route 154 between the park office and the family campground will be closed for ongoing maintenance. Please report to the campground and not the park office for your reservation. Any campers coming to the campground by State Route 154 East or State Route 87 North will need to detour around the closure by taking State Route 87 North to Dushore, US Route 220 South to Laporte, and State Route 154 West to the campground. Campers coming from US Route 22 North or South should take State Route 154 West in Laporte to the campground. Please call the park office at 570-924-3287, or via email at worldsendsp@pa.gov, if you have questions. 

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.


Yellow Creek
State Park Alerts

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.

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 website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

State Park Advisories
No advisories at this time.