RYERSON STATION STATE PARK
RYERSON STATION STATE PARK
361 Bristoria Road
Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania 15380
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Ryerson Station State Park is in Greene County in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border. The 1,164-acre park features the 62-acre Ronald J. Duke Lake that is named in memory of a former manager of Ryerson Station State Park.
The two cottages sleep five people in single bunks and double/single bunks, and have wooden floors, windows, skylights, porch, picnic table, fire ring, electric lights and outlets, and a small baseboard heater.
Camping: rustic sites, some with elec.
A 48-site campground for tents or trailers lies on a ridge overlooking the park. Camping facilities are open the second Friday in April and close at the end of deer season in mid-December. Camping permits must be secured at the park office. Rustic toilets and a sanitary dump station are provided. Sixteen sites have electric hookups requiring an additional fee.
Organized Group Tenting: A rustic camping area is available for organized adult or youth groups from the second Friday in April to September 30. The area can hold up to 80 people and provides rustic toilets, drinking water, fire rings, picnic tables and a pavilion. Advanced reservations are required.
Reptiles and Amphibians of PA
Join Naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep and slither. This hands-on interactive program introduces you to the reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their call, examine touchable models and learn how to identify the poisonous snakes that live in our state. Meet and touch some LIVE snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders that are native to Western Pennsylvania. You will be amazed at the important role these animals play in our local ecosystem! A portion of the program will be outside. Waterproof boots are recommended.
Swimming: A free pool is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. Check the state park link for posting. The pool complex is accessible, including a lift for the pool. A food concession is near the pool area.
Boating: electric motors only
The 52-acre Ronald J. Duke Lake has a launching ramp just off of Bristoria Road, near the park office. A limited number of mooring sites can be rented on a seasonal basis. Gasoline motors are prohibited.
Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.