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Camping, hiking, kayaking: What state parks in southwestern Pennsylvania have to offer

A lake and forest at sunset in Racoon Creek State Park
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The sun sets behind a lake at Racoon Creek State Park

On today’s episode of The Confluence: Hiking, kayaking, camping and more! We discuss what to do in the state parks near Pittsburgh. A panel of experts from the state’s Department of Conservation & Natural Resources shares ways we can get outdoors this summer.

Today’s guests include Joseph Franckiewicz, environmental interpretive technician at the Raccoon Creek and Hillman State Park Complex; Kelsey Hope, assistant park manager at the Laurel Hill State Park Complex, encompassing Kooser, Laurel Hill, and Laurel Ridge State Parks; and Brian Flores, assistant park manager at Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks.

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