Update 6/5/2020: All state park beaches will OPEN TO SWIMMING on June 6.
Beaches, pools, and associated parking areas will be limited to 50 percent of normal capacity. Possession of a mask is required and recommended to wear when not in the water. We ask visitors to follow social distancing mitigation measures.
Reservable boating facilities, select restroom facilities in day use areas, family campsites, and park offices are OPEN. Cabins, unique houses, lodges, cottages, and yurts will open on June 12. Visitor center exhibit halls will remain closed. All amphitheater, organized group tenting, and pavilion rentals will remain closed through at least June 15 and will only reopen when the county is designated green. Events of 25 or more people and public educational programs will resume in green counties beginning June 15. Events of 25 or more people and public educational programs remain canceled in yellow counties and will not resume until the county is designated green. Please call the park office before you visit with questions.
As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, group cabin camps will remain closed for the 2020.
Social Distancing (6/5/2020)
All visitors are required to wear a mask when entering state park buildings.
Visitors can help keep state parks safe and clean by doing the following: wear a mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose, cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow. If you are sick, stay home.
The best advice to slow the spread of the coronavirus is to stay home, not recreate in large groups, and practice social distancing (stay six feet apart). If you are looking to be outdoors, stay as close to home as possible including your backyard, neighborhood, or local park or trail unless they are crowded or closed.
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.
Penn-Roosevelt State Park
This 41-acre park is in an isolated area of the Seven Mountains region known as the Stone Creek Kettle. While this Centre County park is small in size, it is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of
Rothrock State Forest.
Penn-Roosevelt is a good base for those seeking low-density recreation on this vast expanse of public land. Popular activities include: hiking on the Mid-State or other State Forest trails, gravel-riding on over 100 miles of Forestry roads, and mountain biking the nearby Cooper’s Gap area, a destination Pennsylvania mountain biking trail system.
Seasons and Hours
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
Greenwood Furnace State Park office for facility seasons and hours.
All facilities at Penn-Roosevelt are first-come, first-served. To reserve facilities at other Pennsylvania state parks, 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.
From US 322: One-half mile east of Potters Mills (where US 322 changes from two to four lanes) turn south onto Crowfield Road and drive six miles to park.
From Greenwood Furnace State Park: Turn onto Broad Mountain Road at the park office. Follow the Penn-Roosevelt signs 12 miles to the park.
For a wider map of the area, obtain a copy of the Rothrock State Forest Public Use Map from Greenwood Furnace State Park or the Bureau of Forestry office in Huntingdon.
CAUTION: The roads to the park are not plowed in the winter.
GPS DD: Lat. 40.72666 Long. -77.70044
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.
Trash and Recycling
Penn-Roosevelt State Park participates in a carry-in/carryout trash disposal program for small parks. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities.
Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage, and recyclables home. Campers should carefully burn any paper waste in their campfire, but please do not burn foil, glass, cans, plastics, or food waste.
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.
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
400 Highland Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044