All counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds are currently in the Green Phase for reopening Pennsylvania amid COVID-19.

Please use appropriate precautions when traveling and refer to CDC recommendations.

Outdoor Recreation

August 20, 2020

Be Elk SMART in the Pennsylvania Wilds

When visiting the Pennsylvania Wilds Elk Country, it’s your duty to preserve the wild nature of the elk herd. Help keep the elk herd wild by being Elk SMART.

July 25, 2020

Overnight Excursion at Little Pine State Park

PA Wilds contributor Lou Bernard shares details about his family's recent overnight stay at Little Pine State Park, located in the Pine Creek Valley & the PA Grand Canyon landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

July 17, 2020

Allegheny National Forest opens new ‘Black Bear Trail’ on the Morrison Trail System

The Allegheny National Forest is proud to announce the opening of a new trail segment called the Black Bear Trail.

June 9, 2020

DCNR to open remaining state park, forest facilities, including beaches

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) continues to reopen state parks and forests in a phased manner, and soon beaches and pools will be available for summer recreation.

June 3, 2020

PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge reopens June 4 with modified hours, safety procedures

The PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge State Park will reopen on Thursday, June 4, with modified hours and new safety procedures after a brief closure due to COVID-19.

May 18, 2020

As State Parks, Forests Reopen, DCNR Releases Facility Status Map

As state parks and forests reopen, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has released a facility status map showing data by county.

May 6, 2020

Allegheny National Forest to Begin Reopening

The Allegheny National Forest will begin a phased reopening of campgrounds and recreation sites beginning May 8, 2020. This phased approach will prioritize the health and safety of employees, visitors and volunteers, and is in alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing. 

May 4, 2020

DCNR Plans for Reopening Some State Park, Forest Facilities

DCNR is undertaking a phased reopening of Pennsylvania state park and forest facilities in keeping with Governor Wolf’s guidance and direction. Learn more about the schedule for reopening state park and forest facilities.

May 1, 2020

Will COVID-19 Affect Hunting Season?

Outdoorsman Beau Martonik notes that while the Pennsylvania Game Commission has indicated it will not be cancelling hunting seasons amid COVID-19, including the Spring Gobbler season, it doesn’t mean we should operate as “normal."

April 24, 2020

Of Earth and Trees

After many weeks of quarantine, it has never been clearer. Oh, how we need our earthly treasures! Our earth and trees do so much for us, but they need our help.