Overnight Stays

Our parks and forests support local economies by providing places to eat, stay, and play.

This includes more than 6500 campsites (including 299 full service and 2,870 electric only, 532 rustic campsites, and 111 walk in sites), organized tenting areas, 280 cabins, 69 cottages, two inns, 4,400 leased camps sites managed by DCNR, and 42 amphitheaters.

Additionally, there are 27 picnic areas in state forests, state park pavilions, two equestrian stables, two golf courses, and two public shooting ranges.

All of these items need regular maintenance and upgrades, must be managed for changing safety guidelines, and continually adjust to accommodate changing user demands. Over the past 25 years much work has been done to modernize facilities and expand the number and variety of ways to stay overnight in a park. Despite these steps, more needs to be done to keep pace of trends and visitor demand.


campsites to accommodate tents, campers, and RV's


cabins for a rustic overnight stay


cottages for cozy getaways

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