Pennsylvania

Recreation

Featured National, State & Regional Parks

Blue Knob State Park

124 Park Road, Imler, PA 16655. 814-276-3576. Activities/Facilities: camping, fishing, hiking trails, swimming. Fee.

French Creek State Park

843 Park Rd., Elverson, PA 19520. 610-582-9680. Activities/Facilities: biking, boating, camping, nature trails, orienteering, swimming. Fee.

Hickory Run State Park

RR 1, Box 81, White Haven, PA 18661. 570-443-0400. Activities/Facilities: disc golf, fishing, picnicking, swimming. Fee/Free.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

835 Jacobsburg Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091. 610-746-2801. Activities/Facilities: ecological and heritage programs, fishing, hiking trails, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Fee/Free.

Laurel Hill State Park

1454 Laurel Hill Park Rd., Somerset, PA 15501. 814-445-7725. Activities/Facilities: camping, fishing, hiking, nature trails, picnicking, swimming. Hrs: Office: Vary, Park: Sunrise-Sunset. Guided Activities. Fee/Free.

McConnells Mill State Park

R. R. 2, Box 16, Portersville, PA 16051. 724-368-8091. A state park encompassing 2,529 acres of land with scenic highlights including Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Activities: rock climbing and rappelling, picnicing, hiking, whitewater boating and several scenic overlooks and waterfalls. Free.

Nescopeck State Park

1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, PA 18222. 570-403-2006. Activities/Facilities: cross-country skiing, environmental education center, fishing and hiking. Free.

Neshaminy State Park

3401 State Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020. 215-639-4538. Activities/ Facilities: boating, marsh nature area, picnicking, swimming. Free.

Raccoon Creek State Park

3000 State Rte. 18, Hookstown, PA 15050. 724-899-2200. Activities/Facilities: boating, camping, fishing, hiking, nature trails, picnicking, swimming. Hrs: Office: Vary, Park: Sunrise-Sunset. Fee/Free.

Ricketts Glen State Park

695 State Rte. 487, Benton, PA 17815. 570-477-5675. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens to see a series of waterfalls in rock-strewn clefts. Free.