At 41 acres in size, Penn-Roosevelt State Park is far from the largest state park you'll ever come across. However, as it's situated within an 80,000-acre chunk of Rothrock State Forest, it offers an excellent base for setting up camp and exploring the surrounding wilderness.
Located in an area of the Stone Mountains region known as the Stone Creek Kettle, this Pennsylvania park offers a rustic, isolated setting for anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation. It's home to a peaceful little 3.5-acre lake, and the picnic area on the western edge of the water offers a wonderfully relaxed setting.
Horseriders and hikers can use Penn-Roosevelt State Park to set off and explore points further afield. Hikers in particular can take advantage of access to the 171-mile Mid State Trail which bisects the park and provides beautiful cross-country hiking. And when winter arrives and the snow starts to fall, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are also popular pastimes.
There are 18 rustic campsites available in the park, with drinking water and non-flush toilets available. All are tent-only sites, and some can only be accessed on foot for extra privacy. Best of all, every single one of these sites is pet-friendly.
Speaking of pets, you'll need to make sure your dog is under your control at all times and on a leash or in a crate. It's also essential that you clean up after your pooch and ensure that they don't become a nuisance to other park users.
Other than that, all that's left to do is to enjoy some quality time with your furry friend. Whether you're setting out on a cross-country hike, hoping to catch sight of some of the area's abundant wildlife, or simply keen to escape the rest of the world and relax in the great outdoors, Penn -Roosevelt State Park is well worth checking out.