National Parks / Natural World
Pymatuning State Park Jamestown
Where are we going today?
Pymatuning State Park isn't the biggest but it sure crams a lot in!
Floatboats, motorboats, rowboats, canoes and motorboats are available for rent from the 3 marinas bordering Pymatuning Lake. Shore, boat and ice fishing are all also popular here.
There are 4 managed beaches, safe but non lifeguarded, each with bathhouses and facilities. There are also several campgrounds within the park.
Winter activities include ice fishing, ice-skating, ice-boating, sledding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Year round daylight access, certain activities discouraged in poor weather.
There is a cold season refreshment stand at the Jamestown marina..
What people are saying?
by Damian Butler-Buccilli
Pymatuning is a very naturally beautiful state park, plenty of wildlife, the famous spillway with the carp and seagulls and ducks. The many fishers and families also make the park seem alive and very active. However many of the facilities are terrible. Outside of the main spillway area several beaches are closed or not maintained and the park as a whole is just dirty, litter and poor maintenance of park roads and areas. An example of this can be found around the tuttle Beach area. The park overall is an ok experience.
by Andrew Wunder
Nice size lots. Very clean and a lot of wildlife.
by Bill Ruffalo
We camp at the Jamestown Campground every year, and every year, it's the same; clean, quiet and pleasant. Great fishing, and tons of things to do as well. The worst part of the whole experience is going home, knowing we're a year away from doing it again. If you're looking for inexpensive quality family time, do not overlook this gem. Every year has been an experience, an adventure, and a soul recharge. Quit reading this already and go there!
by Marc Mosher
Really nice park, very laid back staff, great cabins, very clean quiet lake and well-maintained park. You have to see the spill area with the begging fish. Also, the surrounding area is quite nice, and has a number of trails and parks.
by Susan Thomas
We camp here a lot. Nice place nice lot sizes and shade. Also nice beach area.