Best State Parks around Harrisburg, PA

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Alapocas Run State Park

Alapocas Run State Park
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE
It's hard to imagine a lush getaway, situated in the heart of Wilmington, near transportation and major roadways. But, once you discover it, you wi...
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Bald Eagle State Park

Bald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park Road
Howard, PA
The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Ea...
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Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Dr.
Lehighton, PA
The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Bel...
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Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area
4455 Big Spring Road
Blain, PA
In the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, logging companies lumbered the area. Trees were hauled from the stump to the mill on the Perry Lumber Railroad...
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Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver Road
Philipsburg, PA
Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park c...
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Blue Marsh Lake

Blue Marsh Lake
1268 Pallisades Drive
Leesport, PA
Blue Marsh Lake is a 6,100 acre-project having a 1,150-acre lake. Facilities include a day use area with swim beach, bathhouse, food concession, pi...
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Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Fishing Creek Valley Rd
Harrisburg, PA
HISTORY:  Alexander Boyd 1925 - 2013 Mr. Alexander Boyd donated the conservation area to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in September of 1...
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Brandywine Creek State Park

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Rd
Wilmington, DE
Where Piedmont Streams Tumble Down Gentle Slopes This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800's. At tha...
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Brandywine Park

Brandywine Park
1080 N Park Dr
Wilmington, DE
Enjoy a stroll or jog along the river, picnic lunch, and other activities among the monuments, formal gardens, and natural areas in this picturesqu...
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Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park
2831 Stony Batter Road
Mercersburg, PA
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park is an 18.5-acre park nestled in a gap of Tuscarora Mountain in Franklin County. The park and the surrounding...
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Caledonia State Park

Caledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove Road
Fayetteville, PA
The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30....
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Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek Road
Hollidaysburg, PA
The beautiful, 958-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields and mature forests, which provide critical habitat fo...
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Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park
2600 Smith Station Road
Hanover, PA
History When Europeans reached the land that became Codorus State Park, it was the territory of Susquehannock Indians, a powerful tribe that contr...
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Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.
Newville, PA
Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the "S" turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on it...
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Cowans Gap State Park

Cowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick Road
Fort Loudon, PA
Cowans Gap State Park is a 1,085-acre park in the beautiful Allens Valley of Fulton County. A 42-acre lake, large campground, rustic cabins and man...
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Cunningham Falls State Park

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD
Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck A...
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Elk Neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park
4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD
Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. The park boa...
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Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area

Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
300 Tawes Drive
Elkton, MD
Fair Hill is a 5,656 acre Natural Resources Management Area, where multiple management practices are employed for the maximum use and protection of...
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Fort Frederick State Park

Fort Frederick State Park
11100 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool, MD
American history from the colonial period to the present can be discovered at Fort Frederick State Park. Our 585 acre park features a unique stone ...
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Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park
5700 Fowler Hollow Road
Blain, PA
HISTORY:  In 1901, the Perry Lumber Company began logging operations in the area by building a narrow gauge logging railroad along the unused...
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