RYERSON STATION STATE PARK
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.
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.
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.
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.