List of PA State Parks

Looking for a comprehensive list of the state parks in Pennsylvania? Read on!

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Looking for a state park in Pennsylvania? I’ve got you covered with a list of all of the state parks in PA, alphabetical by region. I’ve used the same regions as the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for consistency.

To see a map of all of the PA state parks and the region boundaries, please visit the PA DNCR website.

See below for a complete list of Pennsylvania State Parks!

Looking for more descriptions on each park or why I chose to visit all of them?  Check out my post about my quest to visit every PA State Park!

List of Western Pennsylvania State Parks

Below is a list of Western PA State Parks in alphabetical order. Parks with links are the ones I’ve created guides for, so click through to explore more! (If a park is bold with no link, a guide is in progress.)

Enjoying a rainy day in Raccoon Creek State Park with Hannah

Western PA State Park Progress: 18/24 Parks Visited, 10/16 Guides created

Looking to visit a state park near Pittsburgh? Check out this list of awesome state parks near my city!

List of Northern Pennsylvania State Parks

Below are a list of Northern PA State Parks in alphabetical order. Parks with links are the ones I’ve created guides for, so click through to explore more! (If a park is bold with no link, a guide is in progress.)

Kinzua Bridge State Park on a wintery April day (classic Northern PA)
  • Bald Eagle State Park
  • Bendigo State Park
  • Black Moshannon State Park
  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area
  • Chapman State Park
  • Cherry Springs State Park
  • Colton Point State Park
  • Denton Hill State Park
  • Elk State Park
  • Hills Creek State Park
  • Hyner Run State Park
  • Hyner View State Park
  • Kettle Creek State Park
  • Kinzua Bridge State Park
  • Leonard Harrison State Park
  • Little Pine State Park
  • Lyman Run State Park
  • McCalls Dam State Park
  • Milton State Park
  • Mount Pisgah State Park
  • Ole Bull State Park
  • Parker Dam State Park
  • Patterson State Park
  • Poe Paddy State Park
  • Poe Valley State Park
  • Prouty Place State Park
  • Ravensburg State Park
  • Raymond B Winter State Park
  • Reeds Gap State Park
  • Sand Bridge State Park
  • Shikellamy State Park
  • Simon B. Elliot State Park
  • Sinnemahoning State Park
  • Sizerville State Park
  • Susquehanna State Park
  • Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Northern PA State Park Progress: 7/36 Parks Visited, 3/7 guides created

Looking for PA State Parks near State College? Check out guide to the nine state parks near State College!

Southern Pennsylvania State Parks

Below are a list of Southern Pennsylvania State Parks in alphabetical order. Parks with links are the ones I’ve created guides for, so click through to explore more! (If a park is bold with no link, a guide is in progress.)

Cowan’s Gap State Park on a beautiful Fourth of July in 2023
  • Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area
  • Blue Knob State Park
  • Big Boyd Tree Preserve Conservation Area
  • Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
  • Caledonia State Park
  • Canoe Creek State Park
  • Codorus State Park
  • Colonel Denning State Park
  • Cowans Gap State Park
  • Fowlers Hollow State Park
  • Gifford Pinchot State Park
  • Greenwood Furnace State Park
  • Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
  • Little Buffalo State Park
  • Mont Alto State Park
  • Penn-Roosevelt State Park
  • Pine Grove Furnace State Park
  • Prince Gallitzin State Park
  • Samuel S. Lewis State Park
  • Shawnee State Park
  • Susquehanna Riverlands State Park
  • Susquehannock State Park
  • Trough Creek State Park
  • Warriors Path State Park
  • Whipple Dam State Park

Southern PA State Park Progress: 10/26 Parks Visited, 0/7 guides created (sorry Southern PA folks!)

Looking to check out parks near our state capital? Check out my post on State Parks Near Harrisburg!

Eastern Pennsylvania State Parks

Below are a list of Eastern Pennsylvania State Parks in alphabetical order! Parks with links are the ones I’ve created guides for, so click through to explore more! (If a park is bold with no link, a guide is in progress.)

A beautiful fall day in French Creek State Park
  • Archibald Pothole State Park
  • Beltzville State Park
  • Benjamin Rush State Park
  • Big Elk Creek State Park
  • Big Pocono State Park
  • Delaware Canal State Park
  • Evansburg State Park
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • Frances Slocum State Park
  • French Creek State Park
  • Gouldsboro State Park
  • Hickory Run State Park
  • Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
  • Lacakwanna State Park
  • Lehigh Gorge State Park
  • Locust Lake State Park
  • Marsh Creek State Park
  • Memorial Lake State Park
  • Nescopeck State Park
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Nockamixon State Park
  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
  • Norristown Farm Park
  • Promised Land State Park
  • Prompton State Park
  • Ralph Stover State Park
  • Ricketts Glen State Park
  • Ridley Creek State Park
  • Salt Springs State Park
  • Swatara State Park
  • Tobyhanna State Park
  • Tuscarora State Park
  • Tyler State Park
  • Varden Conservation Area
  • Vosburg Neck State Park
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park
  • Worlds End State Park

Eastern PA State Park Progress: 7/37 Parks Visited, 2/7 guides created

Looking to explore a state park when visiting eastern PA? Check out my list of State Parks Near Philadelphia or State Parks Near Lancaster

Updated May 20, 2024

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