The scenic Canaan Valley State Park and nearby Dolly Sods in West Virginia are gorgeous places to plan a weekend outdoors!
Ready for a state park adventure? Here are the parks we’ve visited, including campground maps, hiking maps, and helpful details.
Looking for a particular park? Use the Search area on the right side to see if we have a Trip Report for it.
Trip Report: Bald Eagle State Park in Pennsylvania
Bald Eagle State Park in central Pennsylvania offers stellar bird-watching, water activities on its lake, and a number of camping options.
Trip Report: Raymond B. Winter State Park in Pennsylvania
Raymond B. Winter State Park in central Pennsylvania’s Bald Eagle State Forest has a small lake, campground, and multi-use recreation trails.
Trip Report: Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia
Coopers Rock State Forest in northern West Virginia has scenic overlooks, geologically magnificent hikes, and a cozy campground.
Trip Report: Blue Knob State Park In Pennsylvania
Blue Knob State Park has the second highest peak in PA with close to 20 miles of hiking trails within its 6,100 acres of forest & recreation space.
Trip Report: Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania
Caledonia State Park in south central Pennsylvania can provide a great camping weekend with a little bit of hiking and a lot of history!
Trip Report: Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland
Maryland’s Swallow Falls State Park features four waterfalls along a single hike – including the state’s highest, Muddy Creek Falls.
How To Do Your Best State Park Camping in PA, OH, WV, and MD
How can you you do your best camping in state parks? Discover what we’ve learned in 5+ years of weekend RVing in PA, WV, OH, & MD state parks!
Trip Report: The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) Trail – Pittsburgh to Layton
The Great Allegheny Passage (or GAP) Trail is a 150-mile, year-round biking and walking trail between Pittsburgh, PA, and Cumberland, MD. What is there to see and do from Pittsburgh to Layton?
Trip Report: Keystone State Park in Pennsylvania
Keystone State Park in southwestern PA offers hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking, and swimming opportunities for day trippers or weekend campers.
Trip Report: Jockey’s Ridge State Park in North Carolina
If you’re vacationing in the Outer Banks, make a day trip to Jockey’s Ridge State Park to see the amazing dunes and gorgeous sound views!
Trip Report: Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio
Hocking Hills State Park in south-central Ohio is full of intricate rock formations, colorful sandy hollows, and dark interesting caves winding through a deep river valley.
Trip Report: North Bend State Park in West Virginia
North Bend State Park in the wild and wonderful hills of northwest West Virginia offers up beautiful hiking, challenging mountain biking, and relaxing natural views.
Trip Report: Little Pine State Park in Pennsylvania
Little Pine State Park, nestled in a cozy valley of Tiadaghton State Forest in north central Pennsylvania, has challenging hiking trails, beautiful wildflowers, fishable creeks, and a comfortable campground.
Trip Report: Codorus State Park in Pennsylvania
Codorus State Park is a large, lakeside recreation area in south-central Pennsylvania that is popular with boaters, birders, and fishermen.