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Street Address: Tuscarora District Office 4455 Big Spring Road Blain, PA 17006-9434
Mailing Address: c/o Colonel Denning State Park 1599 Doubling Gap Road Newville, PA 17241-9756
Park Manager: District Forester
Contact Info: 717-536-3191
fd03@pa.gov
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Park Description

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area is a quaint picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking. The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.

Things To Do ( 4 Available)

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  • Snowmobile

    Snowmobiles

  • Picnic

    Picnicking

  • Hunting

    Hunting

  • Hiking

    Hiking

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