Pennsylvania State Parks and Conservation Areas – I’m going to visit all 121!

That little guy up there is a painted turtle I ran into at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area – one of only 3 Conservation Areas in PA.

Adventure is all around and in Pennsylvania there is a ton of it to be found in our State Parks and Conservation Areas.

I’ve set myself a goal of visiting all 121 state parks and conservation areas in the next 5 years.  That’s a little over 20 a year which considering I have a full time job, kids, pets and all that jazz – well, it’s going to be a challenge.  I have actually been to about 20 of these places over my lifetime but I wiped the slate clean and am starting over as of January 1, 2017.

What’s more is I’m afraid of heights and I don’t like being in boats overly much and both those things will have to be overcome to complete this goal

The best part is you get to come along for the ride with me!

Below is a listing of all 121 places I will be visiting and one by one I will be adding a post to this website for them – giving you an overview of what it is like to visit and linking to great resources if YOU want to visit.

  1. Allegheny Islands State Park
  2. Archbald Pothole State Park
  3. Bald Eagle State Park
  4. Beltzville State Park
  5. Bendigo State Park
  6. Benjamin Rush State Park
  7. Big Pocono State Park
  8. Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area
  9. Black Moshannon State Park
  10. Blue Knob State Park
  11. Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
  12. Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
  13. Bucktail State Park Natural Area
  14. Caledonia State Park
  15. Canoe Creek State Park
  16. Chapman State Park
  17. Cherry Springs State Park
  18. Clear Creek State Park
  19. Codorus State Park
  20. Colonel Denning State Park
  21. Colton Point State Park
  22. Cook Forest State Park
  23. Cowans Gap State Park
  24. Delaware Canal State Park
  25. Denton Hill State Park
  26. Elk State Park
  27. Erie Bluffs State Park
  28. Evansburg State Park
  29. Fort Washington State Park
  30. Fowlers Hollow State Park
  31. Frances Slocum State Park
  32. French Creek State Park
  33. Gifford Pinchot State Park
  34. Gouldsboro State Park
  35. Greenwood Furnace State Park
  36. Hickory Run State Park
  37. Hillman State Park
  38. Hills Creek State Park
  39. Hyner Run State Park
  40. Hyner View State Park
  41. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
  42. Jennings Environmental Education Center
  43. Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area – visited 2/1/2017 click for my trip report!
  44. Kettle Creek State Park
  45. Keystone State Park
  46. Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center
  47. Kinzua Bridge State Park
  48. Kooser State Park
  49. Lackawanna State Park
  50. Laurel Hill State Park
  51. Laurel Mountain State Park
  52. Laurel Ridge State Park
  53. Laurel Summit State Park
  54. Lehigh Gorge State Park
  55. Leonard Harrison State Park
  56. Linn Run State Park
  57. Little Buffalo State Park
  58. Little Pine State Park
  59. Locust Lake State Park
  60. Lyman Run State Park
  61. Marsh Creek State Park
  62. Maurice K. Goddard State Park
  63. McCalls Dam State Park
  64. McConnells Mill State Park
  65. Memorial Lake State Park
  66. Milton State Park
  67. Mont Alto State Park
  68. Moraine State Park
  69. Mt. Pisgah State Park
  70. Nescopeck State Park
  71. Neshaminy State Park
  72. Nockamixon State Park
  73. Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
  74. Norristown Farm Park
  75. Ohiopyle State Park
  76. Oil Creek State Park
  77. Ole Bull State Park
  78. Parker Dam State Park
  79. Patterson State Park
  80. Penn-Roosevelt State Park
  81. Pine Grove Furnace State Park
  82. Poe Paddy State Park
  83. Poe Valley State Park
  84. Point State Park
  85. Presque Isle State Park
  86. Prince Gallitzin State Park
  87. Promised Land State Park
  88. Prompton State Park
  89. Prouty Place State Park
  90. Pymatuning State Park
  91. R. B. Winter State Park
  92. Raccoon Creek State Park
  93. Ralph Stover State Park
  94. Ravensburg State Park
  95. Reeds Gap State Park
  96. Ricketts Glen State Park
  97. Ridley Creek State Park
  98. Ryerson Station State Park
  99. S. B. Elliott State Park
  100. Salt Springs State Park
  101. Samuel S. Lewis State Park
  102. Sand Bridge State Park
  103. Shawnee State Park
  104. Shikellamy State Park
  105. Sinnemahoning State Park
  106. Sizerville State Park
  107. Susquehanna State Park
  108. Susquehannock State Park
  109. Swatara State Park
  110. Tobyhanna State Park
  111. Trough Creek State Park
  112. Tuscarora State Park
  113. Tyler State Park
  114. Upper Pine Bottom State Park
  115. Varden Conservation Area
  116. Warriors Path State Park
  117. Washington Crossing Historic Place
  118. Whipple Dam State Park
  119. White Clay Creek Preserve
  120. Worlds End State Park
  121. Yellow Creek State Park

Wish me luck!

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