Yellow Creek State Park

170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 724-357-7913


This 3,000-acre state park in rural Indiana County is a popular site for camping, hiking, swimming and hunting.

The park takes its name from the adjacent Yellow Creek, a tributary of another creek.

Yellow Creek Park offers 5 miles of hiking (the former Kittaning Path, a major east-west Native American trail in western Pennsylvania used during the 18th century, runs through the park); a picnic area with three pavilions; and six equipped cottages for camping.

One of the park's signature elements is the man-made Yellow Creek Lake. Boats are available to rent near the beach area, including canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats and motorized pontoon boats.

Hunting is also permitted if hunters follow the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Hours of operation

Daily, sunrise to sunset.


Free, on-site parking is available.

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