Explore PA’s Outdoors: Where to Go


State Parks

Pennsylvania is brimming with outdoor recreation opportunities. Discover what’s in your backyard in one of our 120 state parks.


State Forests

Vast and remote, 2.2 million acres of forests are there for you to explore in 20 different districts. There are trails and vistas galore. Even some old growth forests with some really large trees.




Pennsylvania is a top trail state with a trail for every season and every reason. Find your passion and follow the path.


Special Places

There is no shortage of natural beauty in Pennsylvania, but DCNR manages some of the most outstanding special features in its state parks scenic areas, old growth forests, and geologic wonders.



Pick A Region

Not sure where to go? Pick a region of the state to hone your search of our state parks or explore one of our 20 forest districts.


Plan Your Visit

Exploring the outdoors doesn’t have to be all about nature. Discover what’s nearby in small towns and big cities –shopping, dining, culture and much more.



Make a Reservation

Reserve your piece of paradise in a Pennsylvania State Park. Thousands of campsites, cabins, cottages, pavilions and more can be reserved 11 months in advance through our online reservation system.