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Nearby Attractions to Keystone State Park

Information about Keystone State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

The park is near the city of Latrobe, which was home to legendary golfer Arnold Palmer as well as Mr. (Fred) Rogers. It is also home to St. Vincent College as well as many interesting shops and eateries. Other nearby communities include Blairsville and further afield, Greensburg.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Keystone State Park is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Linn Run State Park

The varied topography and mixed hardwood and evergreen forest make the 612-acre Linn Run State Park a scenic place for picnicking, hiking, and cabin rentals.

Grove and Rock runs join to make Linn Run, an excellent trout stream. A lovely waterfall, Adam Falls, is a scenic spot nearby the picnic area.

Yellow Creek State Park

The 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. Today, visitors enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, and educational and recreational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds.

Allegheny Islands State Park

Accessible only by boat, the 50-acre Allegheny Islands State Park consists of two alluvial islands and seven shoals in the Allegheny River. The park is heavily covered in vegetation and remains undeveloped. Some of the few islands left in a natural state, the islands are homes to many animals and plants and frequently flood.

There are no developed trails, however, several footpaths exist.

Point State Park

Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

Point State Park is a National Historic Landmark. DCNR works in collaboration with the Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to interpret the history of the Forks of the Ohio.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, walking, biking, boating, kayaking, and fishing.

Forbes State Forest

Forbes State Forest offers 58,500 acres of land for outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, etc. Mountain bikes are permitted only on designated trails.

Contact Forbes State Forest or Linn Run State Park for maps.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The Loyalhanna Lake National Recreation Area is located to the north and south of the park, offering additional space to recreate.