KEYSTONE STATE PARK
Keystone State Park is great for family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, trails of all sorts, a lake, and a swimming beach provide an ideal setting for a summer outing. The park is within easy driving distance from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and its many attractions.
Keystone State Park is a multi-use park with overnight facilities and year-round recreational opportunities.
The 1,200-acre park is in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, and boasts a 78-acre lake constructed by the Keystone Coal and Coke Company in the early 1900s. The coal company purchased the land from the McClelland Family in 1909 and the original farmhouse remains in use in the park today. Keystone State Park opened in 1945.
There are many opportunities to see wildlife, but please observe from a safe distance and do not feed wildlife. Keystone State Park hosts a wide range of plant and animal life. These natural attractions offer an exciting adventure for the visitor willing to sit, watch and listen for these hidden wonders. The marsh area is a great place to view beaver, waterfowl and other wetland species. Stop at the visitor center for a bird checklist or to learn about the natural sites and wildlife of the area.
The 11 modern cabins are available for rent year-round. These cabins are near the breast of the dam between the two campgrounds. The cabins sleep six people in two bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with two sets of bunk beds. Each cabin has: a modern bathroom with shower; kitchen with stove, refrigerator and microwave: and outside is a picnic table and fire ring with grill. You must bring your own kitchen, bath and bedding necessities. Cabin #11 is ADA accessible.
Camping: modern sites, some with electricity
The 100 tent and trailer sites are available from the first Friday of April to late December. Lakeside Campground has 40 sites and is adjacent to the lake. Hillside Campground has 60 sites and is in a more remote area of the park for those wishing more privacy. Both campgrounds have a modern bathhouse facility. A sanitary dump station is available. Shower facilities are not available after October 1st.
Cottages and Cabins
We invite you to be our guests for a relaxing stay where the atmosphere is homey, romantic, and welcoming. We hope you will feel at home at The Country Willow House Situated on a peaceful and secluded property just minutes from historic downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania.
6.2 miles from park*
A sand beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk.
To keep this area clean and safe, no food, beverages, smoking or pets are allowed on the sand area of the beach, but only in adjacent, designated areas.
A food concession is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day when the beach is open and offers hot and cold food and a variety of sundry items.
Boating: electric motors only
A public boat launching ramp and mooring area are on the north shore by the breast of the dam.
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.
All watercraft must contain for each occupant a readily accessible U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I, II, III or V personal flotation device (PFD) in serviceable condition. Children under 13 years of age and all non-swimmers must wear the approved PFD when boating.