Where to Hunt


Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.

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North


Bald Eagle State Park

About 4,910 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl and rabbit. Hunting is also available on nearby State Game Lands 92 and 252. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Bendigo State Park

Bendigo provides access to hunting on State Game Land 25.

Black Moshannon State Park

Over 3,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs from the day after Labor Day through March 31. Common game species are deer, wild turkey, bear, grouse and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent Moshannon State Forest land is also open for public hunting.

Bucktail State Park

About 10,000 acres are available to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common species are deer, turkey, bear and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Chapman State Park

Over 400 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Allegheny National Forest and State Game Land 29 adjacent to the park are open to hunting.

Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs provides parking and access to hunting on Susquehannock State Forest.

Colton Point State Park

About 100 acres of Colton Point are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel.Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also available in adjacent Tioga State Forest.

Elk State Park

About 3,151 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are black bear, deer and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted on the adjacent Elk State Forest and State Game Land 25.

Hyner Run State Park

About 20 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, turkey and grouse. Common furbearers are bobcat, red and gray fox, coyote and raccoon. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Thousands of acres of adjoining Sproul State Forest are also open to hunting.

Hyner View State Park

Hyner View provides parking and access to hunting on Sproul State Forest.

Kettle Creek State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Kinzua Bridge State Park

About 100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear and turkey. Hunting is not permitted from the bridge. Adjacent State Game Land 62 is open to hunting and general recreation. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Leonard Harrison State Park

About 250 acres of Leonard Harrison are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also available in adjacent Tioga State Forest.

Little Pine State Park

About 1,700 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel, fox, bear, grouse and turkey. There is a rifle/pistol range and an archery range in the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The adjacent Tiadaghton State Forest land is open to hunting.

Lyman Run State Park

About 505 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and bear. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted in the adjacent Susquehannock State Forest.

McCalls Dam State Park

McCalls Dam State Park provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Mount Pisgah State Park

About 1,100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, grouse, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is permitted on adjacent State Game Land 289.

Ole Bull State Park

About 25 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is permitted in the surrounding Susquehannock State Forest.

Parker Dam State Park

About 526 acres of the park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also available on over 185,000 acres of surrounding Moshannon State Forest.

Patterson State Park

Patterson provides parking and access to hunting on Susquehannock State Forest.

Poe Paddy State Park

Poe Paddy provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Poe Valley State Park

Over 450 acres of the park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. The lake is closed to hunting and trapping. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Prouty Place State Park

Prouty Place provides parking and access to hunting on Susquehannock State Forest.

Ravensburg State Park

Because of its small size, hunting is prohibited at Ravensburg State Park. Hunting is permitted on surrounding Tiadaghton State Forest land.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

About 400 acres are available. Common species are deer, bear, turkey, woodcock, squirrel and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. 191,858 acres of the surrounding Bald Eagle State Forest are also available for hunting and trapping.

Reeds Gap State Park

Over 100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Sand Bridge State Park

Sand Bridge provides parking and access to hunting in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Simon B. Elliott State Park

About 234 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Thousands of acres of surrounding Moshannon State Forest are open for hunting.

Sinnemahoning State Park

About 1,400 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear, turkey and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Sizerville State Park

About 200 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear and squirrel. Hunting is permitted on the Elk State Forest lands that adjoin the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

Upper Pine Bottom provides parking and access to hunting on Tiadaghton State Forest.

South


Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Big Spring State Park provides parking and access to the hunting in Tuscarora State Forest.

Blue Knob State Park

About 5,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel, turkey and grouse. A topographic map of park land is available from the park office. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

About 800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are black bear, deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Caledonia State Park

About 740 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is permitted in the adjacent Michaux State Forest.

Canoe Creek State Park

About 550 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant and rabbit. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Codorus State Park

About 2,800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Hunting is limited to the use of three types of short-range weapons, shotgun, muzzleloader and bow during the appropriate hunting seasons. Waterfowl hunting is popular and 15 duck blinds are awarded by lottery on the third Saturday in August. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Colonel Denning State Park

Many acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted on the adjacent Tuscarora State Forest.

Cowans Gap State Park

About 630 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The park land borders Buchanan State Forest, which is open to hunting, trapping and dog training.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow provideds parking and accessto hunting in Tuscarora State Forest. Terrain is moderately hilly to mountainous and favors turkey and deer populations.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

About 1,780 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs from fall archery season through the end of the traditional winter seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
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Greenwood Furnace State Park

About 320 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and grouse. Special state park hunting regulations and Pennsylvania Game Commission laws apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Most of the adjacent Rothrock State Forest lands are open to hunting.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

About 780 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are black bear, deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Several hundred acres of Kings Gap are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. The entire property is open to hunting during antlerless deer season. Common game species are deer, turkey and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Little Buffalo State Park

About 300 acres of Little Buffalo State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Mont Alto State Park Michaux State Forest.

 

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Penn-Roosevelt provides parking and access to hunting in Rothrock State Forest.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Over 75 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

About 5,900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Shawnee State Park

Over 3,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Trough Creek State Park

About 100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Trough Creek State Park adjoins state forest and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Raystown Lake which are open for hunting.

Warriors Path State Park

Excluding posted safety zones, all of Warriors Path State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, grouse and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Whipple Dam State Park

A portion of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear, turkey and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

East


Archbald Pothole State Park

Over 100 acres are open to limited hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Beltzville State Park

Over 1,707 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, pheasant, ruffed grouse and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

The adjacent Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Beltzville Wildlife Management Project has 469 acres open to hunting.

Big Pocono State Park

About 800 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, turkey and ruffed grouse. Furbearers include fox, raccoon and coyote. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent to the park are 3,943 acres of State Game Land 38, which are open to public hunting, trapping, dog training and hiking.

Delaware Canal State Park

Archery hunting is permitted in designated areas in the Giving Pond Recreation Area, which has 150 acres within Wildlife Management Unit 5C. The SR 532 tract of park property across from Washington’s Crossing Historical Park has 28 acre in Wildlife Management Unit 5D.

Evansburg State Park

Over 1,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Evansburg lies within a special regulation area for deer hunting. For information on the rules and regulations that apply to this area, refer to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations.

Frances Slocum State Park

Over 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and grouse. Additional areas in and around the campground are open for specific hunting seasons only. Contact the park office for details. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

French Creek State Park

The combination of habitats at French Creek offers a variety of hunting opportunities. Over 6,000 acres of the park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Gouldsboro State Park

Most of Gouldsboro State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, black bear, snowshoe hare, squirrel and turkey. Furbearers include beaver, muskrat, mink, fox, coyote and raccoon. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted in nearby state game lands 127 and 312.

Hickory Run State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear and gray squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The adjoining State Game Lands 40, 129 and 141 have additional areas open to hunting.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

About 937 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Lackawanna State Park

Over 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, pheasant and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and small game. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. The park also provides access to state game lands 40, 141 and 149, which adjoin the park.

Locust Lake State Park

About 1,728 acres of Locust Lake State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, grouse and dove. Special regulations areas allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader hunting are in several areas of Locust Lake.

Marsh Creek State Park

About 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, waterfowl and deer. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Nescopeck State Park

Most of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear, rabbit and gray squirrel. Nescopeck State Park has traditionally been managed for the American woodcock, which can also be found in the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. State Game Land 187, which adjoins the park, provides additional areas open to hunting.

Nockamixon State Park

About 3,500 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit and turkey. All of Nockamixon is included in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Special Regulations Area for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Certain park areas are open to archery hunting only. Contact the park office for additional information. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is available in the adjacent State Game Land 157.

Promised Land State Park

About 450 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent Delaware State Forest land has additional areas open to hunting.

Prompton State Park

Most of Prompton is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Ricketts Glen State Park

About 10,144 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, bear, coyote, pheasant and squirrel. Common furbearers are raccoon, mink, muskrat, beaver, coyote and bobcat. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. About 83,000 acres of state game lands lie to the west and north of the park.

Ridley Creek State Park

Archery hunting for deer is permitted in part of the park. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Salt Springs State Park

About 800 acres, including adjoining lands owned by the Friends of Salt Springs Park, are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, squirrel and grouse. Hunting is prohibited in the Fall Brook Natural Area. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Swatara State Park

Most of Swatara State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl, with populations of furbearers including muskrat, raccoon, opossum and fox. Be alert for trail users and the 150-yard safety zone surrounding each of the occupied buildings in the park.

Tobyhanna State Park

Most of Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro state parks are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are white-tailed deer, black bear, snowshoe hare, squirrel and turkey. Furbearers include beaver, muskrat, mink, fox, coyote and raccoon. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Hunting is also permitted in nearby state game lands 127 and 312.

Tuscarora State Park

About 1,100 acres of Tuscarora State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, grouse and dove. Special regulations areas allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader hunting are located by the park entrance. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Varden Conservation Area

About half of Varden is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Worlds End State Park

About half of Worlds End State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, grouse, squirrel, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

White Clay Creek Preserve

About 1,800 acres are open to deer hunting only.

West


Clear Creek State Park

About 1000 acres of Clear Creek State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, squirrel, bear and turkey. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Over 10,000 acres of adjacent Clear Creek State Forest and over 500,000 acres of Allegheny National Forest are also open to hunting.

Cook Forest State Park

About 7,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Over 10,000 acres of adjacent Clear Creek State Forest and over 500,000 acres of Allegheny National Forest are also open to hunting.

Erie Bluffs State Park

Over 500 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs from the day after Labor Day through March 31. Common game species are deer, turkey, and small game.

Hillman State Park

About 3,654 acres are available. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. This park is managed for hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Keystone State Park

About half of Keystone State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, squirrel, pheasant and grouse. Hunting on the lake and surrounding area is prohibited. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Kooser State Park

Because of the park's small size, hunting is not permitted in the park. Hunters frequently camp in the park and walk to the Forbes State Forest lands that are adjacent to the park. Common game species are deer, turkey and grouse.

Laurel Hill State Park

About 2,100 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbit, squirrel, grouse, turkey, deer, black bear, Canada goose and raccoon. Most of Laurel Hill Lake is open to goose and waterfowl hunting. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Laurel Ridge State Park

Almost all of Laurel Ridge State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs from the fall archery season until March 31 of the following year. Common game species are deer, turkey and grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Laurel Summit State Park

Laurel Summit provides parking and access to hunting in Forbes State Forest.

Linn Run State Park

Over 400 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, bear and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Over 1,155 acres of Maurice K. Goddard State Park, plus Lake Wilhelm, are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. State Game Land 270 is adjacent to the park.

McConnells Mill State Park

Many acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are grouse, deer, turkey, rabbit and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Moraine State Park

About 13,600 acres of Moraine State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are waterfowl, deer, turkey, grouse, bear, rabbit, pheasant and squirrel. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Ohiopyle State Park

Over 18,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit, squirrel and other small game. Loaded firearms are not permitted within 50 feet of the Great Allegheny Passage. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Adjacent state game lands 51 and 111 provide additional hunting and recreational opportunities.

Oil Creek State Park

About 6,250 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbit, deer, squirrel, turkey,black bear and ruffed grouse. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Presque Isle State Park

Hunting is prohibited in the park except for controlled duck and goose hunting in season. Hunting is restricted to designated and authorized blinds only. Regulated wildlife management hunts may be conducted if needed.

Pymatuning State Park

About 10,300 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel and waterfowl.

Raccoon Creek State Park

Over 6,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, turkey, rabbit, grouse, pheasant and squirrel. Early and late goose hunting may occur. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Ryerson Station State Park

About 900 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs from the fall archery season through March 31 of the following year. Common game species are deer, squirrel and turkey. Early and late goose hunting may occur. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Yellow Creek State Park

Most of Yellow Creek State Park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, bear, turkey and waterfowl. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.