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Alerts

COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021:  Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program.

  • Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.

  • Visitor center exhibit halls, interpretive areas, and theaters will open with a 75% capacity visitation allowance.

  • Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov for scheduled programs.

  • Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain canceled until further notice.

Masks are required to be worn:

  • In park offices and visitor centers

  • In any other indoor public space

  • During outdoor educational programs

  • Masks are recommended throughout the park when you are unable to adequately social distance

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

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 traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

 

Keystone State Park

The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails, and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures.

The park is within easy driving distance from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, the Laurel Highlands, and their many attractions.

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.

Reservations

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. 

Directions

The park is in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, three miles from the intersection of PA 981 and US 22. The park office is on SR 1018, Keystone Park Road.

The campground, cabins, and visitor center are on Stone Lodge Road and can be reached from Slag Road, T 860.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.37608  Long. -79.37995

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Recycling

Keystone State Park recycles all:

  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Bimetalic cans
  • Plastics 1 and 2

Please deposit recyclables in labeled dumpsters throughout the park.

Learn, Experience, Connect

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education and recreation programs March to November.

Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and informational programs, participants gain an appreciation and understanding of natural and cultural resources.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. The ADA accessible James A. Kell Visitor Center is a historic stone lodge located in the overnight area of the park.

The center contains an introduction to the history, flora and fauna of the park, educational handouts, and historic artifacts.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use in the boat launch parking lot. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

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 a park employee.

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

Nearest Hospital

Excela Latrobe Hospital
121 West Second Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650
724-537-1000

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