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Nearby Attractions to Allegheny Islands State Park

Information about Allegheny Islands State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Greater Pittsburgh Visitor & Tourism Bureau.

Explore the Area

Located approximately 17 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh, this state park is located a few miles from the birthplace of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. You can visit her homestead on Saturdays, April through November.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Allegheny Islands State Park is close to one other state park, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Point State Park

Point State Park is located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Historic Point State Park was the site of four forts and important to the formation of the U.S.

Park attractions include Point Fountain, Fort Pitt Museum, and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The Allegheny River flows 325 miles from the Allegheny highlands in Colesburg, Pa. to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, where it converges with the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

At Allegheny River mile 13.19 is the Deer Creek Access. This boat launch is administered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

At Allegheny River mile 14.5 is C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam #3. These active navigation structures are administrated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Pennsylvania Heritage Area

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is an eight county area centered around Pittsburgh that tells the story of the region’s evolution from colonial settlement to “Big Steel” to the modern era.