We are the official nonprofit partner of your Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests

Pinchot State Forest
photo by Colin Xu

We are a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization working to provide a voice for our 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest land.

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Friends of Ohiopyle – Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale

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Friends of Big Pocono: Spring Trail Care

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The awe of a timbering evergreen, a breathtaking vista looking over the lush landscape, a tumbling waterfall splashing on the rocks below. Scenic glories can be found throughout PA’s state parks and forests. But what does the preservation of the scenic value mean to you? Express your gratitude for the beauty all around you by sharing a photo or painting in the comments below or send to [email protected] #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Happy Arbor Day! You probably know that #trees give us the oxygen we need to breathe, but did you know that they clean our air and water, increase property values, and lower stress? Find out more about amazing trees at #PAForests #ArborDay ...

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Thanks to the Lewistown Sentinel for the reminder to pay tribute to Joseph Rothrock this week during J.T. Rothrock Memorial Conservation Week: #PAParks #PAForests #RothrockWeek #ProtectOurParksAndForests ...

Welcome to our newest friends group...Friends of Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Park. You can find them on Facebook! ...

As Volunteer Week (April 19-24) wraps up, we ask, "What can you do for Pennsylvania's State Parks and Forests?" Our website has a variety of projects across the state that could benefit from your time. Check it out at #volunteerweek #PAParks #PAForests #paparksandforests ...

Happy Earth Day! How will you celebrate? Our state parks and forests need #volunteers for a variety of projects. Learn how you can help at! #earthday2021 #PAParks #PAForests ...

Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci ...

Walking has many mental heath benefits as well. Spread the joy of walking to people of all ages so we can all be a little happier. #TakeaWalkinthePark
📸 - Tom McCorkle, Laurel Hill State Park

It's Take a Walk in the Park Day! Walking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. State parks are free areas you can walk in any day! Enjoy a walk today for your health.
#TakeaWalkinthePark #PAParks
📸 - Lisa Morrow, Kings Gap State Park

Author and environmentalist Marcia Bonta strives to teach others the importance of conservation through her work. Marcia has written nine books and countless magazine articles and keeps a nature journal to this day in hopes it will be useful to future generations. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInConservation ...

Monday is National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day. Why not take these cards with you this weekend when you're out in your favorite park or forest? Drop them at the neighboring businesses when you buy your snacks or gear to let them know how much you appreciate them! ...

PPFF members make a difference in our state park sand forests. Join today for your chance to win a map from @purplelizardmaps! Offer ends Monday so don't wait join now! Follow the link in our bio to join. #PAParksAndForests ...

Everybody does it!
💩 If your pet does their business in a state park or forest pick it up and pack it out.
🚽 No where near a bathroom when nature calls? Find an area 70 feet away from people, trails, and water to do your business and pack out your toilet paper.
#LeaveNoTrace #PAParksAndForests

We have less than 50 masks in stock! Don't miss our March Mask Madness sale where you can snag a face mask for only $7!
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#WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Clean water is a great place for good clean fun. What is your favorite way to play in the water? #WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

A parent, friend, mentor, or coach. Who gave you your love of water? #WorldWaterDay #PAEnviroRights50 ...

Today is #WorldWaterDay! Have you taken a ride down the natural waterslides at Ohiopyle State Park?
📸 - Xiawei Zhang, Ohiopyle State Park
#water #waterslide #stateparks #stateforests #paparks #paforests #ohiopyle #fun #nature