Pennsylvania among worst states in nation in outdoor economic value, says study

BY: - August 1, 2021

While Pennsylvania ranks 24th in highest percentage of land covered in state parks and national parks, and contains popular outdoor recreation destinations like the Laurel Highlands and the Pocono Mountains, it still falls behind states with comparable percentages of parkland such as New Hampshire, which ranks 20 for state and national parks but has much higher an outdoor recreation dependency index. Pennsylvania also trails states with lower rankings, such as South Carolina, which ranks 35 for state and national parks.

Pa. parks see growth during pandemic | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 1, 2021

Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, people everywhere have taken up hobbies that allow them to mitigate their risk of exposure and practice social distancing while doing them. 

GOP lawmaker from Carbon County says he wants to let Pa. state parks charge visitors a fee

BY: - August 25, 2020

The proposal, which has been introduced twice before, would address the issues at Beltzville and other parks near state borders where traffic is high and allow DCNR to decide on and implement fees at their discretion, Heffley told the Capital-Star. 

These are the 10 most popular Pennsylvania state parks

BY: - July 23, 2020

Take a look at this list, based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s Bureau of State Parks. 

Open for adventure: Pennsylvania Parks | Five for the weekend

BY: - June 13, 2020

Now that all 67 counties are in the yellow or green phase of reopening, Pennsylvania's state parks announced earlier this week that as of Friday, June 12, cabins, cottages, lodges and yurts across the state are open.

DCNR Sec. asks Pennsylvanians to take care of themselves, state parks while distancing

BY: - April 2, 2020

State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is calling on Pennsylvanians to take care of themselves -- and outdoor areas --  during social distancing.