Keystone State Park (Pennsylvania)

Keystone State Park (Pennsylvania)

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state = Pennsylvania
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region = Westmoreland
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district = Derry
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map_caption = Location of Keystone State Park in Pennsylvania
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Keystone State Park is a convert|1200|acre|km2|2|adj=on Pennsylvania State Park in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The main attraction of the park, which opened in 1945, is the convert|78|acre|km2|2|adj=on Keystone Lake constructed by the Keystone Coal and Coke Company in the early 1900s. The park also has extensive picnic areas and several miles of hiking trails. Keystone State Park was named after Pennsylvania's official nickname, The Keystone State. The park is off U.S. Route 22 near New Alexandria.

taying overnight

Keystone State Park is open to camping and also has several cabins that are available to rent year round.cite web
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title = Keystone State Park
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publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Keystone State Park has two campgrounds. Lakeside campground is on the shores of Keystone Lake. It has 40 campsites for tents or campers. Hillside campground is in a more remote part of the park. It has 60 campsites, also for tents or campers. Each campground has some sites with an electric hook-up, a modern bathhouse and a sanitary dump station.

The cabins at Keystone State Park are modern. The 11 cabins are located near the dam and between the campgrounds. Each cabin can sleep up to six guests in two bedrooms. The cabins are equipped with a modern bathroom, a kitchen with a stove, microwave and refrigerator. The yard areas have picnic tables, grills and fire rings.

Keystone Lake


Keystone Lake is a convert|78|acre|km2|2|adj=on man made lake that was built in the early 1900s. It provides a habitat for both warm and cold water species of fish. The common game fish in Keystone Lake are carp, northern pike, tiger muskellunge, largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch and bullhead catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the lake with trout prior to the start of trout season in April. The lake is also open to ice fishing when the conditions permit.


Gas powered boats are prohibited on Keystone Lake. Non powered and electric powered boats must display a current registration from any state or a launch permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


A beach on the lake is open for swimming daily from 8:00am until sunset. The swimming season begins on Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day weekend. Swim at your own risk. Lifeguards are not provided.


Hunting is permitted on about half of Keystone State Park. The most common game species are rabbits, pheasant, squirrels, turkey, and ruffed grouse and white-tailed deer. The hunting of groundhogs is prohibited. Hunters are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Nearby state parks

The following state parks are within convert|30|mi|0 of Keystone State Park: [cite web
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title = Map Reference for Keystone State Park
accessdate = 2007-01-15
publisher = Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
] [cite map |scale = 1:65,000| publisher= Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division
title= 2007 General Highway Map Westmoreland County Pennsylvania
accessdate= 2006-07-27
"Note: shows Keystone State Park"
] cite web
last = Michels
first = Chris
year = 1997
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title = Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation
publisher = Northern Arizona University
accessdate = 2008-04-23
*Allegheny Islands State Park (Allegheny County)
*Kooser State Park (Somerset County)
*Laurel Hill State Park (Somerset County)
*Laurel Mountain State Park (Westmoreland County)
*Laurel Ridge State Park (Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties)
*Laurel Summit State Park (Westmoreland County)
*Linn Run State Park (Westmoreland County)
*Yellow Creek State Park (Indiana County)


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