Local State Parks, Trails, & Natural Areas

Our region has many state parks and natural areas to explore. Along with trail guides and maps of these areas, our Visitor Center has information on Montour Preserve, managed by the Montour Area Recreation Commission, special trails maintained by the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy, and local bicycling routes.

In addition to the listed state parks, here are a few other natural wonders you may want to visit.

You can also search for local trails at AllTrails,com/Pennsylvania or ExplorePATrails.com. Trails can be found by address, zip, or county. For more information on Pennsylvania State Parks call the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources toll-free at 888-727-2757, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

DCNR Phased Re-opening of State Park and Forest Facilities Statewide, For more information click on the link for DCNR's official statement.


Bald Eagle State Forest, named for the famous Native American, Chief Bald Eagle, includes 194,000 acres in Snyder, Union County, Centre, Mifflin and Clinton Counties. The forest spans across the high, sharp ridges of central Pennsylvania and features miles of pristine mountain streams and tracts of old growth forest. Bald Eagle offers unparalleled pleasing beauty and boundless recreational opportunities such as an extensive network of trails, awesome scenic vistas, flaming fall foliage and picturesque drives. **State forest roads, shared-use trails, and waters are open for public use. Please follow social distancing guidelines, and read over DCNR's guidance on recreation during this time. Campfire Restriction Lifted- Campfires are now permitted at all of our motorized campsites and State forest leased camps, provided that they are contained within a metal or stone fire ring, attended at all times, and completely extinguished before leaving. PA ATV Trails including Bald Eagle State Forest's East Kettle ATV Trail are officially open. BESF Camping Permits, Fuelwood Permits and Stone Permits have resumed. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

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R. B. Winter State Park covers 695 acres. The focal point of the park is Halfway Lake which is filled by spring-fed mountain streams and contained by a hand-laid, native sandstone dam. Open year-round, the park provides diverse opportunities for recreation. Seventeen miles west of Lewisburg on State Route 192. **SEE PARK WEBSITE FOR FACILITY DETAILS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

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Located at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River, Shikellamy State Park encompasses 132 acres that feature a Marina at Lake Augusta and a scenic river overlook. The Shikellamy complex includes the 82-acre Milton State Park located along Rt. 15 at West Milton and the 20-acre Susquehanna State Park, home of the Hiawatha paddleboat, located at Reach Rd., Williamsport. **State Parks and Facilities Temporarily Closed; Open Spaces will Remain Accessible - See Website For Details

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