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DCNR Bureau of State Parks

If you want to explore Pennsylvania's great outdoors, you've come to the right place.

DCNR's Bureau of State Parks manages 300,000 acres for these popular outdoor recreation activities and more:

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Boating
  • Wildlife watching

Pennsylvania state parks do not charge an entrance fee.

Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. 

You can also email us your postal address for an information packet.


The primary mission of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education.

In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration.

Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations.