Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Pymatuning State Park is a Pennsylvania state park covering 21122acre in Conneaut, North Shenango, Pine, Sadsbury, South Shenango, West Fallowfield and West Shenango Townships, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Pymatuning State Park is the largest state park in Pennsylvania and contains the 17088acre of Pymatuning Lake, three-quarters of which is in Pennsylvania and one-quarter of which is in Ohio. A three-mile (5 km) causeway extends between Pennsylvania and Ohio near the center of the lake. The lake provides fishing and boating year round. There are two natural areas, Clark Island (161acre) and Blackjack (725acre) in the park. The park is also home to the University of Pittsburgh's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Like all Pennsylvania state parks, admission to the Pymatuning State Park is free. The northern access for Pymatuning State Park can be reached from U.S. Route 6 and the southern access is reached from U.S. Route 322.
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  • We enjoyed the park and the area, but the cabin we rented, while it had a really nice layout and location, was full of cobwebs, spiders and worst of all, smelled like a smoker had lived there for deca...  read more »
  • This was my first visit to the lake, our motorcycle club had a ride to it today and I enjoyed feeding the fish and ducks, The bread they sell is very reasonable. One of the ladies in the group was goi...  read more »
  • I have been coming here for years. Fishing used to be good here but this year has been a bust. We can't turn the boat into a recreation boat to tow kids around due to the restrictions on towing. The h...  read more »
  • Our family reunion has been held at this site for the past three years. The camp site has plenty of activities for all age groups, but it's also close to a wonderful lake that offers plenty of water sports and fishing. For the most part, the weather was nice with temps in the mid 70s, but when it did rain, the the spacious cabins gave us a chance to play the old table top board games of the past. Overall our stay was great, but I had some issues with the general maintenance of the cabin. Some concerns included the following: 1. Cabins need new mattress. 2. Both indoor and outdoor pools need to be repaired and cleaned (vacuumed). 3. The sand pit for the parked need some TLC. Sand bees in a kids park is not cool. 4. Repair and maintain bumper boats if they plan on keeping them for the future. The best part is watching the kids discover nature's creatures while playing in a creek near our cabin.
  • Had a great site. The weather was fine. We caught some fish. The other campers were respectful and quiet. Hope to be back next year.
  • Definitely a large lake with tons of stops. We have rented a pontoon boat for 10 and for very inexpensive price were able to see almost have of the lake. There are also some beaches you can go to, plenty of quite spots for fishing. Overall, a great park to spent a Saturday or Sunday at.
  • We love this campground. Camp hosts and employees are very helpful and friendly. Some great private spots in its third or southern loop. The camp store is very nice and has free Wi-Fi.
  • My wife and I visit this park yearly and very much enjoy our stay every time. Lots of picturesque wooded areas, tons of places to fish, and of course lots of places to eat. The area has gone down hill slightly in the past couple of years but it looks like the area is putting more money and resources into building it back up so I would definitely expect to see it back to normal within the next couple of years.
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