Ridley Creek State Park is apparently a popular destination here in Delaware County, and in the Philadelphia region, enough to place it on a top 10 list of most visited state parks in Pennsylvania, writes Cassie Miller for Penn Capital-Star.com.
The Media park had the ninth highest number of visitors among Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks spread throughout the Commonwealth’s 67 counties.
The top 10 list is based on data from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’s Bureau of State Parks.
Ridley Creek Park, considered a day trip’s distance from Philadelphia had 976,188 visitors in 2019.
Other parks that made the list are:
- Presque Isle State Park, Erie, with 3,719,182 visitors. It is Pennsylvania’s only seashore, bordering Lake Erie. It logged the highest attendance of any state park in 2019.
- Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown, with 2,410,245 visitors.
- Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, with 2,033,886 visitors.
- Point State Park, Pittsburgh, with 1,869,602 visitors.
- Codorus State Park, Hanover, with 1,299,826 visitors.
- Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown, with 1,252,527 visitors.
- Moraine State Park, Portersville, with 1,203,685 visitors.
- Tyler State Park, Newtown, with 1,062,559 visitors.
- Delaware Canal State Park, Upper Black Eddy.
Read more about the state’s top 10 parks here.
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