The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Pennsylvania State Parks and Recreation

Pennsylvania has no national parks, but it has 119 State Parks, 26 State Forests, 4 State Fish Hatcheries, 1 State Wildlife Area, 1 National Forest, 1 National Memorial, 2 National Historic Sites, 3 National Historic Parks, 1 National Wildlife Refuge, 3 National Recreation Areas, and 2 wilderness areas.

State Parks

State Forests

State Fish Hatcheries

State Wildlife Area

National Forest

National Memorial

National Historic Sites

National Historic Parks

National Wildlife Refuge

  • Erie National Wildlife Refuge  
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum 

National Recreation Areas

Pennsylvania Wilderness Areas

There are two wilderness areas in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Allegheny Islands Wilderness
  • Hickory Creek Wilderness