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Caledonia State Park

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. Blue Mountain, the easternmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, is to the west and northwest of the park across a large low, rolling, fertile valley known as the Great Valley. South Mountain is mostly composed of a hard rock called quartzite. The valleys on either side are underlined with limestone and shale. The soil is ideal for fruit production, proven by the abundance of orchards in the surrounding area.

101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-8224








Earl Hockenberry



Upcoming Events

Night Hike of the Senses

Before touch screens, humans could function in darkness. We still possess the senses that connected us to the natural world, we just don’t use them anymore....

8/17 8pm
Blacksmith Shop Open House

This building has witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the power of time. Come learn about charcoal, slag, iron ore, and...

8/18 2pm
Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s this was a new forest community to escape the ills of the urban areas. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile hike.

8/18 4pm
My Life as a Turkey

A man raises some abandoned eggs and the chicks imprint on him as their mother. It will be a physical challenge to raise turkey to adulthood, and an...

8/18 8pm
Live Blacksmith Demonstration

Before we were a state park we were Caledonia Ironworks. This village mined ore, melted it down to pig iron, and then created useable metal objects. It was...

8/19 12pm

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Tom Neveil

Tom Neveil posted a photo 8/7/2016

Tammy Wiley

Tammy Wiley left a positive review 7/2/2016

Even though we have lived in the Chambersburg area all of our lives we never really explored Caledonia very much. While exploring the DCNR site we found a hike we thought might be interesting so we made reservations and went. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike. The guide was very friendly, engaging and informative. I only wish I could remember his name to give him credit here for a job well done. We will definitely be exploring and experiencing more of what the DCNR has to offer at the various state parks in our area. Thanks for your efforts and we look forward to meeting more of your staff.