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Street Address: 1450 Suedburg Road Pine Grove, PA 17963
Mailing Address: c/o Memorial Lake State Park 18 Boundary Road Grantville, PA 17028-9682
Park Manager: Christopher Houck
Contact Info: 717-865-6470
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Park Alerts ( 5 Alerts )

  • Partial Park Closure: All trails, roads, and parking lots are currently closed from Sand Siding Road East to Irving Pond/Pine Grove Interchange. Recent flood damage has created hazardous conditions that pose a safety risk to the public. Please respect all signage, cones, and caution tape signaling closed areas. Areas of the park from Sand Siding Trail to the Lickdale Trailhead are currently open to the public. Please check the Swatara State Park Facebook page for more details and a map of opened/closed areas.  

  • 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.

  • Bear Hole Trail Open For Drive Thru the 2nd Friday and Saturday of each Month 9am-3pm.

    2017 August 11, 12 - September 8,9 and 22, 23  - October 13, 14, and 27, 28 - November 10, 11 - December 8, 9

    2018 - January 12, 13 - February 9, 10 - March 9, 10 and 23, 24 - April 13, 14 and 27, 28 - May 11, 12 - June 8, 9 - July 13, 14 - August 10, 11 - September 14, 15 and 28, 29 - October 12, 13 and 26, 27 - November 9, 10 - December 14, 15

Park Description

The 3,520-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated in the Swatara Valley, between Second and Blue mountains. Scenic Swatara Creek meanders the length of the park and is surrounded by forests and wetlands that support a diversity of wildlife.

Things To Do ( 12 Available)

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    Sight Seeing

  • historical_site

    Historical Places

  • scenic_View

    Scenic View

  • fishing


  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • picnic


  • hunting


  • boating


  • hiking


  • Close


    • Trail A
      1.49 miles
    • Trail A-2
      1.11 miles
    • Trail B
      1.42 miles
    • Trail C
      1.63 miles
    • Trail D
      1.91 miles
    • State Park Lane Trail
      More Difficult 0.47 miles
    • Old Moonshine
      Easiest 0.84 miles
    • Connector
      Most Difficult 0.12 miles
    • Portage Trail
      More Difficult 0.24 miles
    • Horse Trail
      More Difficult 0.66 miles
    • Swatara Rail Trail
      Easiest 0.38 miles
    • Swatara Water Trail
      not set 8.75 miles
    • Swatara Rail Trial
      Easiest 2.53 miles
    • Swatara Rail Trail
      Easiest 7.06 miles
    • Trail A-1
      Most Difficult 1.97 miles
  • horse_Ride

    Horse Trail

  • biking


  • mountain_bike

    Mountain Biking

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