Guidance for Travelers

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office wants every traveler to be able to pursue their happiness in the best, and safest, way possible. We urge everyone to continue to observe social distancing and other good health habits while traveling. For more healthy travel guidance and traveling to and from particular states, go to Pennsylvania Department of Health - Travelers.

While some counties and regions are easing restrictions in accordance to Governor Wolf’s reopening plan, many non-essential businesses still remain closed temporarily and travelers are encouraged to contact all businesses before visiting. For more travel advisories and information specific to a region, visitors can also contact Pennsylvania’s Welcome Centers.

Guidance for Outdoor Recreation

Golf courses, boating, horseback riding, tennis, archery or shooting, outdoor miniature golf, mountain biking, go carts, rock climbing, motorsports venues, disc golf, paintball, marinas, guided fishing trips, privately-owned campgrounds and other similar facilities that conduct operations outdoors have reopened statewide, while actively prioritizing public health and safety. All DCNR (PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) lands including trails, lakes, rivers, streams, forests, roads, and parking areas are also accessible statewide for recreation; however, the availability of facilities such as bathrooms, offices, and campgrounds varies.

Effective June 6, all 58 state park beaches are open to swimming. As of June 13, most state park swimming pools in green phase counties have reopened. Capacity at beaches and pools will be limited to 50 percent and mitigation measures, including restricting visitor parking, controlling facility access, ensuring physical distancing and the wearing of face masks when not in the water, must remain in place. Keep up with state park and forest facility reopening’s using the DCNR Reopening Facility Map.

State park and forest visitors are urged to do their part to make the experience healthy and enjoyable for themselves and others by following COVID-19 mitigation guidelines, including practicing social distancing, avoiding crowds, and wearing a mask when they encounter other people. Read guidance on spending time outdoors.