Explore the Pennsylvania State Parks

Explore the Pennsylvania State ParksPHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania is a beautiful state full of breathtaking state parks. Suppose you are looking for an enjoyable way to spend a day. In that case, you should check out these unbelievable Pennsylvania state parks. Pennsylvania has over 100 parks that you can explore and enjoy.

some of the most interesting Pennsylvania state parks.
Explore the Pennsylvania State Parks

Explore the Pennsylvania State Parks

Here is a list of some of the most interesting Pennsylvania state parks.

  • Archbald Pothole, famous for having one of the worlds largest potholes (38 ft deep)
  • Beltzville includes a lake with 19.8 miles of shoreline
  • Benjamin Rush, site of one of the worlds most extensive community gardens
  • Big Pocono, located on Camelback Mountain, is the site of Camelback Ski Area and Water park
  • Big Spring includes a trail that leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel
  • Black Moshannon features a bog with three carnivorous plant species
  • Buchanon's birthplace, stone pyramid marks the birthplace of America's 15th President, James Buchanon
  • Canoe Creek, home to the State's largest colony of little brown bats
  • Cherry Springs, here you can find some of the most transparent, darkest night skies in the eastern U.S.
  • Cook Forest, considered by National Geographic to be one of the nation's top 50 state parks
  • Cowans Gap, site of the French and Indian War road, a pioneer homestead, and lumbering
  • Denton Hill, great area for summer mountain biking
  • Evansburg includes an 18hole golf course
  • Fort Washington features a campsite of George Washington during the Revolutionary War
  • Greenwood Furnace includes the ghost town of Greenwood, former ironworks, and charcoal hearths
  • Hillman, an excellent area for hunting
  • Hyner features a launching point for hang gliding and includes a picturesque view of the Susquehanna River
  • Jennings Environmental Education Center contains the only publicly protected prairie ecosystem in the State
  • Kooser, site of battles between Native American tribes, also featured in the Whiskey Rebellion
  • Lehigh Gorge includes a gorgeous 26-mile trail that follows the river
  • Lyman Run, site of a Prisoner of War Camp
  • McConnells Mill features a deep, breathtaking gorge with a renovated water mill and covered bridge
  • Mont Alto, Pennsylvania's oldest state park
  • Ohiopyle, one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations on the East Coast
  • Oil Creek, the worlds first successful oil well, was drilled here
  • Parker Dam, look for a herd of elk that lives in the park
  • Poe Paddy, an excellent place for anglers in late spring due to a shadfly hatch
  • Presque Isle is the most visited state park in Pennsylvania, and it includes many beaches
  • Prompton, many outdoor sports are sponsored and held here
  • Salt Springs consists of the most giant trees in Pennsylvania hemlocks that are over 500 years old and three waterfalls
  • Shawnee, there is a rental lodge on an island in the lake
  • Trough Creek, a great place to see bald eagles in the wild
  • Tyler includes original old stone dwellings from rural Pennsylvania
  • Whipple Dam, site of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Campfire Girls camps
  • Worlds End, famous for trout fishing, whitewater kayaking, camping, and hiking

With all of these diverse options, there is something for everyone in the Pennsylvania state parks. No matter what your interests are, you can find a great place to enjoy a beautiful day.