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Address: 15795 Greenwood Road Huntingdon, PA 16652-5831
Park Manager: Michael Dinsmore
Contact Info: 814-667-1800
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • Seasons and Hours: 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.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • 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.

Park Description

Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas and peaceful solitude.

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    • Greenwood Furnace Campground
      Season : 7 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 51 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    • To Lakeview
      Easiest 0.09 miles
      A short footpath taking you from the Stable Row day use area to the beach.
    • Connector
      Easiest 0.08 miles
    • Viantown Trail
      More Difficult 0.69 miles
      This trail was an old wagon road that linked Greenwood Furnace to Viantown. The trail begins on the far side of the dam and passes the site of the Travellers Inn as it crosses Brush Ridge to Broad Mountain Road. Hikers can follow Dixon Trail to either Brush Ridge or Tramway Trails to return to the park. Please refer to the Rothrock State Forest Public Use Map for all trails that are on state forest lands.
    • Ballfield
      Easiest 0.08 miles
      A short footpath that takes you around the open baseball field at the lake end of Stable Row public use area.
    • Moore Trail
      Easiest 0.36 miles
      This loop begins at Hemlock Pavilion (#6) and takes about 30 minutes to hike. Hikers can enjoy a wide variety of trees, ferns and wildflowers. At the top of the hill the trail shares the path with Monsell Trail before dipping back to its beginning.
    • Lakeview Trail
      Most Difficult 0.32 miles
      This short trail is a nice walk around the lake with some great photo opportunities. Beginning on the west side of the lake dam breast, the trail climbs along the side of Brush Ridge under a closed canopy of trees with window openings offering views of the lake. At the upper end of the lake, a flat gravel walking trail returns to the day use area at the beach.
    • To Beach
      Easiest 0.26 miles
    • Chestnut Spring Trail
      More Difficult 0.59 miles
      Beginning by Founders Picnic Pavilion (#1), the trail follows a small stream that ambles among large rocks and fern-lined banks to its source at a spring house. The trail corsses Broad Mountain Road and winds back down the hill passing a charcoal hearth along the way. Follow Broad Mountain Road to the first park road to return to Founders Pavilion.
    • Tramway Trail
      Easiest 0.61 miles
      This trail follows the old mule-drawn railroad that once hauled iron ore from the ore banks and mines to the furnace. Starting at the campground entrance road near the park cemetary, this trail follows PA305. Hikers can return to the park by Tram Trail or follow Dixon Trail to either Brush Ridge or Viantown Trails. Please refer to Rothrock State Forest Public Use Map for all trails that are on state forest lands.
    • Monsell Trail
      More Difficult 1.01 miles
      Beginning at the Standing Stone Trailhead, hikers should follow Standing Stone Trail for a short distance. Monsell Trail then climbs the hill past the furnace church, through the remnants of an old pine plantation and passed charcoal hearths. The trail returns to the day use area along the campground road and a gravel service road through the day use area, returning to the Standing Stone trailhead.
    • Loop 1
      Easiest 0.38 miles
      A very easy walk along the East Branch of Stone Creek behind the Park Office.
    • Cemetery To Road
      Easiest 0.17 miles
      A small section of trail to link the campground road to the Tramway Trail.
    • Dogtown
      Easiest 1.04 miles
      Beginning at Hemlock Picnic Pavilion (#6), hikers walk along Turkey Hill Road then along the campground road to the back of the campground where the trail enters the forest. The trail descends to and crosses a creek, intersects with Tramway Hiking Trail, then crosses PA305. Once in the woods, the trail parallels PA305 east before climbing Brush Ridge, crossing Viantown Trail, then joining Brush Ridge Trail to its intersection to Broad Mountain Road. A connector trail to Chestnut Spring Trail returns to the day use area of the park. This trail is named for the area of Greenwood Village that was known for the dogs that continually barked at passing ore cars on the tram.
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