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Street Address: 4639 Cherry Springs Road Coudersport, PA 16915
Mailing Address: c/o Lyman Run State Park 454 Lyman Run Road Galeton, PA 16922
Park Manager: Ben Stone
Contact Info: 814-435-1037
lymanrunsp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 6 Alerts )

  • **All astronomers must vacate the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field no later than 3:00 PM on July 29th 2018 in preparation of the Cherry Springs 2018 67th Annual Woodsmen Show.  Astronomers may not occupy the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field until after 5:00 PM 7 August 2018.**


  • Winter Astronomy at Cherry Springs State Park:

    Winter observation of the night sky can be a rewarding experience; however poor planning and knowledge can make it challenging and hazardous. Minimal winter maintenance allows for limited access to parking and observation areas. A small restroom on the back edge of the Astronomy Field serves for both astronomers and snowmobilers. Short Term star gazing can be performed on the north side of Route 44 in the Public Viewing/Programming area.  Long Term star gazing can be performed on the south side of Route 44 in the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field.  It is strongly recommended to let someone know where you are going, when you should return, and to maintain a cold weather survival kit. Astronomy Field regulations still apply; please review them prior to arrival. Please arrive well before dark for park familiarity.

    ** Although a new restroom facility has been installed on the Public Viewing/Programming area it will remain closed this winter please use the restroom on the backside of the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field.  Public Viewing/Programming restroom facility will be available in the spring.

  • The Overnight Astronomy Observation Field will be closed for the annual Cherry Springs Star Party, sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg (ASH), on 14 June through 17 June 2018.  All visitors to the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field must register for the event through the ASH at https://www.astrohbg.org/.  The Cherry Springs campground is still open to all visitors and can be reserved at https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-888-PAPARKS. 

  • The Overnight Astronomy Observation Field will be closed for the annual Black Forest Star Party, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO), on 7 September through 9 September 2018.  All visitors to the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field must register for the event through the CPO at http://bfsp.org/.  The Cherry Springs campground is still open to all visitors and can be reserved at https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-888-PAPARKS. 

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 48-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.

Things To Do ( 7 Available)

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    Campgrounds

    • Cherry Springs Campground
      Season : 8 Months
      Restroom : Rustic
      Campsites : 30 Sites
      Electric : No
      Pets Allowed : No
      ADA Accessible : No
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    Education Programs

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    Snowmobiles

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    Picnicking

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  • hiking

    Hiking

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