PA State Parks Guide




    The Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests Pocket Ranger app has gotten a total makeover!

    This FREE all-inclusive outdoor guide was created in a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests and ParksByNature Network, and the next generation of the app is better than ever.

    Powered by Pocket Ranger technology, the app gives outdoor enthusiasts an environmentally friendly way to enjoy the parks. It contains everything you need to plan a trip to the state parks, navigate them once you get there, and share your experiences afterward.

    Newly added features:
    •New user interface (UI) with a sleek, more photo-centric home screen design.
    •Photo galleries on each park description page.
    •A new Explore feature to optimize search capabilities, allowing a 4-in-1 search by location, activities, category, and site name, making it easier to find the perfect recreational destination.

    The app still has rich GPS features, such as:

    •Advanced GPS Maps, complete with an accuracy and distance indicator, which allow you to access trail data, record tracks from hikes, runs, or bike rides, and view elapsed time and distance traveled.
    •Easy-to-cache GPS Terrain Map tiles, which ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
    •Photo waypoint feature allowing you to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
    •Friend Finder feature that tracks friends and family around the parks.
    •Built-in compass.
    •Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.

    Other standard features make exploring the great outdoors a breeze:

    •Thorough information on all state parks including general policy, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
    •Detailed, cacheable maps of park facilities, trails and campgrounds.
    •Up-to-date news, park advisories and weather information.
    •Sharing features for sharing current positions, waypoints and recorded tracks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
    •A real-time Calendar of Events.
    •Access to online reservations that make it easy to secure overnight visits.
    •Plus so much more!

    With the Pocket Ranger in hand, prepare to bask in the vast natural wonders of Pennsylvania State Parks & Forests!

    •The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
    •Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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    Users comments for PA State Parks Guide

    Kevin Cass

    by Kevin Cass

    Sep 19, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Good idea, but the app is SOOOooo bloated and slow that it is pretty much useless. If you get lost in the woods, your better off eating your phone than relying on this app to function.

    Jason Boulette

    by Jason Boulette

    Sep 10, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Constant crashes and ads.

    Mel B

    by Mel B

    Sep 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Easy fun mother nature outdoor adventures @ low cost. Enjoy & Don't be afraid to find wildlife.

    Summer Lakes

    by Summer Lakes

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Poor"

    I installed this app twice and it crashes every time I click to get started.

    joshua long

    by joshua long

    Aug 09, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Freezing every time I try to look for a park

    Tim Wian

    by Tim Wian

    Aug 06, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Junk, crashes constantly when you choose any menu item. Just not a usable app. I even uninstalled and reinstalled without any change. The app has a lot of great potential but it's no good when you can't use it.