Cherry Springs State Park


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Cherry Springs State Park


Location:Along PA 44 in Potter County, in the north central portion of the state.
Facilities:30 class B campsites, picnic area, picnic pavilions, bike trail, historic site.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain biking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is named for the large stands of native black cherry trees it contains. For amateur astronomers, the park offers some of the darkest night skies in the state and a 360-degree view. An annual woodsmen's show in August features lumberjack contests in tree-felling, log rolling, chopping, and chainsaw events.
Address:c/o Lyman Run State Park
454 Lyman Run Rd
Galeton, PA 16922

Phone:814-435-5010
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/cherrysprings.aspx
Size: 48 acres.

See other parks in Pennsylvania.
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htm) Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best spots in the area to catch the star show and will have a laser-guided tour of the constellations and offer viewings of planets and other deep space objects with the park's telescopes.
5 million acres of state forest and game lands, the Allegheny National Forest, Pine Creek Gorge, the largest elk herd in the northeast United States and the darkest nighttime skies at Cherry Springs State Park.
During December, you can walk the Christmas Trail at Little Buffalo State Park in Perry County; frolic at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County on Jan.
An inventory of the recreational assets and natural features of state parks, state forests, state gamelands, Allegheny National Forest and the major corps of engineer facilities in the region; -- An assessment of recreational experiences at key state park and state forest locations; -- An analysis of the outdoor recreation activity trends in Pennsylvania and the five surrounding states; -- Special studies of Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, and the Pine Creek Valley; -- Public outreach and feedback through a project Web site and a series of public meetings; and -- Development of recommendations for staffing and organization, customer service and information, and infrastructure investments.
Elliott State Park in Clearfield County; an elk watching and wildlife education center near Benezette, Elk County; a wildlife watching center and trail at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties; and improvement projects in the Pine Creek Valley, Cherry Springs State Park, Cook Forest State Park and Kinzua Bridge State Park.
27, near Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County; and 8, Tioga State Forest, DMAP No.
The National Geographic Adventure article, "The Wild, Wild East," highlights specific outdoor destinations within the Pennsylvania Wilds region, including Cherry Springs State Park, Elk State Forest, Pine Creek and the Pine Creek Gorge, Hyner View State Park and several local outfitters.
While the entire PA Wilds will benefit from the grants announced by the Governor, the destinations directly affected by their award include the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania at Pine Creek Gorge in Tioga County, Dark Sky Preserve at Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Gobbler's Knob in Jefferson County and the Allegheny National Forest in McKean and Warren counties.
The region contains more than 2 million acres of public lands: 27 state parks; the Allegheny National Forest; the Pine Creek Gorge; the largest elk herd in the Northeast; hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths and trout- fishing streams; and the darkest skies in the East at Cherry Springs State Park.
Some of the Pennsylvania sites on the map include Old Bedford Village in Bedford, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, the town of Jim Thorpe, Cherry Springs State Park Dark Sky Preserve in Galeton, and the Drake Well Museum in Titusville.
Among the region's attractions are 27 state parks; the Allegheny National Forest; Pine Creek Gorge; the largest elk herd in the Northeast; thousands of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths and trout- fishing streams; and the darkest skies in the East at Cherry Springs State Park.