Introduction to Pennsylvania state parks

Some generalities about Pennsylvania state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.


Ohiopyle State Park

Park Address: 124 Main St, Ohiopyle, PA 15470

Park Description: Ohiopyle State Park is a popular destination for rafting, kayaking, and canoeing, but it also has over 100 miles (160 km) of trails that are open to hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, mountain bikes and snowmobiles.

Ohiopyle State Park Visitors Guide


Ricketts Glen State Park

Park Address: 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814

Park Description: The park offers hiking, ten cabins, camping (one of the two camping areas is on a peninsula in the lake), horseback riding, and hunting.

Ricketts Glen State Park Visitors Guide


Hickory Run State Park

Park Address: 3613 PA-534, White Haven, PA 18661

Park Description: The park is spread across the Pocono Mountains

Hickory Run State Park Visitors Guide


Ridley Creek State Park

Park Address: 1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063

Park Description: The park, about 5 miles north of the county seat of Media, offers many recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking 

Ridley Creek State Park Visitors Guide

Cherry Springs State Park

Park Address: 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915

Park Description: Cherry Springs, named for a large stand of Black Cherry trees in the park, is atop the dissected Allegheny Plateau at an elevation of 2,300 feet (701 m). 

Cherry Springs State Park Visitors Guide

Cook Forest State Park

Park Address: 100 PA-36, Cooksburg, PA 16217

Park Description: Cook Forest is now a National Natural Landmark and was rated one of America's top 50 state parks by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Cook Forest State Park Visitors Guide

Presque Isle State Park

Park Address: 301 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505

Park Description: Presque Isle was formed at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation about 11,000 years ago.

Presque Isle State Park Visitors Guide