T R A I L S and C A M P I N G
Walking Trails in Keystone State Park
Bicycling: Lake Side Trail is excellent for bikes of all types. This two-mile, level trail loops around the lake on park roads and walkways. Mountain bikes must stay on park roads or gravel walkways. All other trails are foot-traffic only.
Hiking: 6 miles of trails
The park offers a variety of trails open year-round for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All trails have easy access with parking available at the trailheads.
Davis Run Trail is a 2.5-mile trail that meanders through wetlands and the upland forest area of Keystone Lake.
Lake Side Trail is a 2-mile loop around the lake on park roads and walkways.
McCune Run Trail is a short hike to a beaver pond and wetland area.
Pine Trail is a short loop trail through a red pine and white pine plantation.
Stone Lodge Trail is a 1.4 mile, steep loop that starts by the visitor center and winds through hardwoods up to ridge top conifers.
An environmental education specialist offers programs year-round. For a schedule of activities or to request a special program, call 724-668-2566. The ADA accessible James E. Kell Visitor Center is in the overnight area. This historic stone lodge has an introduction to the history, flora and fauna of the park.
Camping Information about Keystone State Park http://www.stateparks.com/keystone_westmoreland.html
For camping at Keystone State Park : KEYSTONE STATE PARK 1150 Keystone Park Road Derry, Pennsylvania 15627 Phone: 724-668-2939 Toll Free: 888-727-2757 Reservations: 888-727-2757 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Keystone State Park is a multi-use park with overnight facilities and year-round recreational opportunities. The 1,200-acre park is in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, and boasts a 78-acre lake constructed by the Keystone Coal and Coke Company in the early 1900s. The coal company purchased the land from the McClelland Family in 1909 and the original farmhouse remains in use in the park today. Keystone State Park opened in 1945.
Camping: modern sites, some with electricity The 100 tent and trailer sites are available from the first Friday of April to late December. Lakeside Campground has 40 sites and is adjacent to the lake. Hillside Campground has 60 sites and is in a more remote area of the park for those wishing more privacy. Both campgrounds have a modern bathhouse facility. A sanitary dump station is available. Shower facilities are not available after October 1st. Pets are permitted on designated sites.
Campers should register with the Campground Host upon arrival. The fee for camping is $27- 33 per night for sites with about 17 sites available for pets. The campground remains available on a first-come, first-served basis which gives everyone equal opportunity for campsites.