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Chapman State Park is pleased to announce Chapman Lake is now officially open for boating and fishing (valid registration or launch/mooring permit required, fishing license required). We await bacteria levels to fall to a safe level before PA Department of Health will permit swimming. PFBC is actively restocking fingerlings of Largemouth Bass and various panfish. Normal trout stockings will resume in December. Wading (up to the knees) is permitted on most of the shoreline and pets are welcome to cool off anywhere but the beach area, as long as they are leashed.

Culvert replacement is complete. Paving of roadways is complete. Removal of 90,000 cubic yards of sediment is complete. Structural repairs and improvements of the dam, spillway, and monitoring instrumentation are complete. Minor site cleanup will continue, primarily during weekdays, until the park is returned to its original condition.

Thank you to all our visitors for your continued patience during this project.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when travelling to and from the quarantine zone.


​Chapman State Park

The 862-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek.

Adjacent to state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast area of wilderness.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.


Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 


The park is off US 6, in Warren County, near the town of Clarendon, and is adjacent to Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands 29.

Turn on to Railroad Street in the town of Clarendon, which becomes Chapman Dam Road.

Follow Chapman Dam Road 5 miles to the park.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.75755  Long. -79.17107

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

An environmental interpreter is on staff for the summer season and offers a variety of programming including:

  • Guided walks
  • Stream studies
  • Children’s programs
  • Occasional guest speakers

Special programming is available upon request.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Warren General Hospital
2 Crescent Park West
Warren, PA 16365

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