Colonel Denning State Park


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Colonel Denning State Park


Location:In Doubling Gap, north-central Cumberland County, in the south central portion of the state.
Facilities:52 class B campsites, pit toilets, picnic areas, picnic pavilions, snack bar, swimming beach, backpacking trailhead, hiking trails (18 miles), playground.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice skating, environmental education programs.
Special Features:Park was named for Revolutionary War hero Colonel William Denning (1737-1830), who lived near Newville and invented a type of iron cannon used by the colonists during the Revolutionary War. He was never really a colonel, and it is uncertain when or who added the colonel to his name.
Address:1599 Doubling Gap Rd
Newville, PA 17241

Phone:717-776-5272
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/coloneldenning.aspx
Size: 273 acres.

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