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State Parks Near Pittsburgh

Get away from the city at these Pittsburgh area state parks which offer swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, nature programs, and hiking and biking trails.

Prince Gallitzin State Park
Prince Gallitzin State Park, located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, east of Pittsburgh, features 1600-acre Glendale Lake, a large campground, and plenty of trails, scenic vistas and other recreational opportunities.

McConnells Mill State Park
McConnells Mill State Park, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, features the 3225-acre Lake Arthur for fishing, sailing, swimming and boating, plus hiking and bicycling trails, picnic areas and hunting.

Moraine State Park & Lake Arthur
Moraine State Park, located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, features the 3225-acre Lake Arthur for fishing, sailing, swimming and boating, plus hiking and bicycling trails, picnic areas and hunting.

Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park is arguably one of the most scenic state parks in the state of Pennsylvania. Learn about its many attractions, including whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, camping and waterfalls, and get the information you need to plan your Ohiopyle visit.

Point State Park
Point State Park, located at the point where three rivers meet in downtown Pittsburgh, provides a nice oasis for downtown workers and visitors. Learn about the interesting attractions of this tiny city park.

Raccoon Creek State Park
Raccoon Creek State Park is one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in Pennsylvania, and features the 101-acre Raccoon Lake. Learn about its many attractions, including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping, and get the information you need to plan your visit to Raccoon Creek State Park.

Hillman State Park
Hillman State Park, located in Washington County, is primarily maintained for hunting, and also offers hiking trails.

Jennings Environmental Education Center
This wonderful education center in Butler County covers approximately 300 acres and offers hiking and other nature related programs, including a relict prarie.

Ryerson Station State Park
Located in Greene County, southwest of Pittsburgh, Ryerson Station encompasses over 1,000 acres near the West Virginia border. The park offers camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

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