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Nearby Attractions to Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Information about Penn-Roosevelt State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Much of the population in surrounding communities like Belleville are Amish or Mennonite. Larger towns of Lewistown, located 22 miles south of the park, and State College, located 18 miles northwest of the park, offer a variety of shops and places to eat. State College is also home to the Pennsylvania State University.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Juniata Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Penn-Roosevelt State Park is close to two state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Whipple Dam State Park

The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch, or just relax. The beautiful day-use area is a wonderful place for a picnic or a walk.

Rothrock State Forest

The 96,975-acre Rothrock State Forest is named for Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock, a native of Mifflin County and the commonwealth’s first forestry commissioner. He is recognized as the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania. Rothrock State Forest is spread across the rugged ridges of Huntingdon County, Centre County, and Mifflin County.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

The 423-acre Greenwood Furnace State Park is on the western edge of the Seven Mountains in northeastern Huntingdon County, an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and peaceful solitude.

The park includes a six-acre lake, campground, hiking trails, and a historic district. The park provides access to backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing in the surrounding 90,000-acre Rothrock State Forest.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The Alan Seeger Natural Area, Detwieler Run Natural Area, and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center are less than 20 miles away.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.