Keystone State Park
Keystone State Park was first opened to the public in 1945. This 1,200 acre park in Derry Township offers a wide variety or recreational opportunities year round. Provided for your summer enjoyment are several picnic areas, with picnic tables, parking, drinking water and restrooms, along with two reservable picnic pavilions with charcoal grills, electricity and restrooms. Click pictures to enlarge.
The park offers 100 tent and trailer sites, available from the first Friday of April to late December (with modern bathhouse facility and dump station). Eleven modern cabins are available year round (all sleep six, have modern bathroom and kitchen and outside picnic table, fire ring and grill), if modern conveniences are more to your liking. Keystone Lake is ideal for swimming from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset.
Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Boating is permitted for electric motor or non-powered boats with proper current permits. Nature programs, as well as historical “Coal Mining Times” programs, are available all year round at the James A. Kell Visitor Center, on the park trails or at the beach or amphitheater.
One of Keystone's hiking trailsHiking is perhaps the best way to explore the park on six miles of trails that are open year-round for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Biking (on park roads), fishing, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and wildlife watching are some of the other activities that can be enjoyed at Keystone State Park throughout the year.
Derry Township residents are lucky to have such a fine facility so close at hand. For further information, contact the Keystone State Park office at 724-668-2939, the Visitor Center at 724-668-2566 or use our toll-free state parks number 1-888-PA-PARKS.