Top State Parks in Pennsylvania

Published on Aug 27, 2015 Blog Image

For all of you Pennsylvanians and surrounding statesmen and women suddenly scrambling for plans now that the weekend is upon us, fret no longer! With nearly 130 state parks and free entry to all of them, there is no reason we shouldn’t all pack up the RVs and campers and get a move on. 

Here are the top 3 parks to check out when cruising through Pennsylvania!

Presque Isle State Park

There seems to be an unanimous decision among the people for Presque Isle State Park in the town of Erie to hold a position as a top contender among Pennsylvania’s many options. Where the Eriez Nation, also known as “Cat Nation” (rawr), once roamed and survived off of the land’s abundance of resources. Here you will find beautiful beaches, unbeatable hiking trails, and a wide diversity of wildlife. Go enjoy some kite flying on Sunset Beach, or maybe take a dip in the chilling waters which are open for swimming until September 7! You may also go boating or kayaking and channel your inner Gilligan. If bird watching is your thing, the month of September is perfect for those keen on viewing the Warblers migrate. In addition, bald eagles and osprey are often sighted, so make sure to pack the binoculars and the camera and keep your eyes peeled. Check out Sara’s Campground for a great place to camp your RV on the beach! Looks like this weekend’s events include crafts, limbo, and a movie on the beach. Hey-oh!  

World’s End State Park

Coming in at number 2 on our list, we have the World’s End State Park in Sullivan County! Located smack dab in the middle of the Loyalsock State Forest, World’s End is renown for its trout fishing and whitewater kayaking and is not to be skipped. With miles of scenic trails, minimal visitors, and rare access to the cell towers, brace yourself for a weekend of peace and some namaste. As you hike along the ridgeline overlook and observe the swooping hawks below, you might find the sounds of the creek answering the meaning of life in its own special lingua. Take a look at the link above for more ideas on what to do during your stay at the World’s End! 

Ricketts Glen State Park

Rounding up the top 3 parks on our list, Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton comes in as one of the most scenic locations in Pennsylvania! Ricketts Glen hosts the Glen Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark within the parks’ 13,050 acres. Locally famous for its waterfalls, even with Lake Jean currently emptied, the visit to Ricketts Glen is worth it for The Falls Trail alone. Arguably one of the most fantastic hikes in the East, you will see over 20 cascades and waterfalls ranging from 11 to 94 feet high. In case, you’re headed to Ricketts Glen in hopes for more than a few waterfalls, there are dozens more activities to indulge in during your stay. Maybe rent a horse and trot the trails, or bring out your hunting gear for a shot at the local game within the 10,144 acres that are open for hunting. Whether you have ambitions to be a modern-day John Wayne or a member of Duck Dynasty, Ricketts Glen has some action waiting for you. 

Starr’s Trailer Sales

If one of these state parks are calling your name and you are now in need of a cheap camper or RV to assist in making your camping experience a 10 out of 10, check out our inventory for RVs values at $25,000 and less! We here at Starr’s Trailer Sales hope you have an adventurous weekend!