Visitor Services

Visitor Services and Administrative Support

This category includes facilities such as park and forest district offices, contact stations, visitor centers, and maintenance and service facilities.

These facilities provide critical visitor services, yet many are outdated, undersized for current needs and in need of repair.

When maintenance facilities are undersized, equipment is left to weather in the outdoors, increasing wear and tear and costing more in maintenance and replacement. An undersized visitor services center may cause staffing challenges (spread among several locations) and loss of efficiencies in interacting with the public.

$194 mil.


is the total cost for all visitor and administrative services in PA state parks and forests

$78 mil.


of this is the cost for our state parks

$116 mil.


is the cost for our state forests

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