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Nearby Attractions to Yellow Creek State Park

Information about Yellow Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Indiana County Tourist Bureau.

Explore the Area

Yellow Creek State Park is located near the small community of Penn Run and 12 miles from the borough of Indiana, which is home to a university of the same name, and all the shops, restaurants, and other activities that come with a college town. The borough is home to the Jimmy Stewart museum, as he was born and raised there, as well as many sites on the National Register of Historic Places. The region is known as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World.”

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests 

Yellow Creek State Park is close to two state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

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.

Prince Gallitzen State Park

At Prince Gallitzin State Park, the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau cradle sprawling Glendale Lake. Vistas offer scenic views of the 1,635-acre lake with its 26 miles of shoreline, which is a favorite of anglers and boaters.

Campers flock to the large campground and also enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities such as biking, horseback riding, disc golfing, and orienteering.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 248 is to the northwest of the park, headed toward Indiana Borough, and offers additional recreational opportunities.

State game lands 273 provides areas for public hunting and general recreation.