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Pennsylvania's 117-state park system competed with the best systems in the country, and was awarded the top honor as the 2009 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
This remote area of the state is characterized by wilderness surroundings. It is a great place to see elk, bald eagle and other wildlife. PA Wilds contains the "God's Country" of Potter County, the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and Allegheny National Forest. It is paradise for outdoor adventurers.
For listings and more information on state parks in the Pennsylvania Wilds click HERE
Bald Eagle State Park149 Main Park Road
Howard , PA 16841
The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north-central Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields and... more info
Bendigo State Park533 State Park Road
Johnsonburg , PA 15845
The East Branch of the Clarion River runs through the park and is regularly stocked with trout for excellent fishing. Charcoal grills, horseshoe pits, water and restroom facilities are interspersed... more info
Black Moshannnon State Park4216 Beaver Road
Philipsburg , PA 16866
Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in... more info
Bucktail State Park Natural AreaPA Route 120 from Lock Haven to Emporium
Emporium , PA 15834
This 16,433-acre natural area is actually a 75-mile scenic drive. The park provides a beautiful scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo to Lock Haven. All along the road are... more info
Chapman State Park4790 Chapman Dam Rd.
Clarendon , PA 16313
Adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest includes many outdoor recreation opportunities such as lake fishing, hiking, camping, open swimming, sled riding, ice fishing, cross-country ski, snowmobile,... more info
Cherry Springs State Park4639 Cherry Springs Road
Coudersport , PA 16901
Darkest night skies in the east, where the Milky Way casts a shadow!
Named for the large stands of black cherry trees, the 48-acre park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State... more info
Clear Creek State Park38 Clear Creek Park Road
Sigel , PA 15860
The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking... more info
Colton Point State Park927 Colton Road
Wellsboro , PA 16901
On the west rim of the Pine Creek Gorge, the 368-acre park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon.... more info
Cook Forest Fire TowerCook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Road
Cooksburg , PA 16217
The 87.5-foot fire tower built in 1929 gave firefighters a 15-20 mile view of the Clarion River Valley and area. The tower retired from service in 1966. Periodically, the box on the top of the... more info