Picnicking and Pavilions

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Where to Picnic

All picnicking and picnic pavilion locations are in this chart.


Picnicking is a tradition in Pennsylvania state parks. People have been taking their families, friends, food and lawn chairs to state parks for a picnic since the 19th century. Picnicking is a relaxing and fun way to spend a great day in the outdoors. There's nearly always a picnic table waiting for you in a state park, and if you have a large group or family reunion, you can even reserve a picnic pavilion or picnic grove.


Nearly every Pennsylvania state park has facilities for picnicking. These areas usually have picnic tables, nearby restrooms, drinking water and receptacles for recycling and the disposal of trash. Some areas also have charcoal grills and nearby play areas and play fields. If your picnicking plans include using a grill, we suggest that you bring one along just in case a grill is not available at the park. Many areas also provide facilities for the disposal of charcoal.


Picnic pavilions are a great home base for a get together or family gathering. They provide shelter from the sun and weather, charcoal grills and picnic tables. Some pavilions have electricity.


If you have a large group, rent a picnic grove, which has ten picnic tables, grills and lots of space. Additional tables are available for rent.