Cherry Springs State Park

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its dark skies which are famous for great views of the Milky Way, planets, and hard-to-see astronomical objects and phenomena. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees originally found in the area, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest.

4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915

Phone

814-435-1037

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

North

Manager

Ben Stone

Email

lymanrunsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Night Sky Tour: Summer Stars

Experience the beauty of the night sky, highlighting summer constellations, bright summer stars and our planets. Learn the constellations through a...

8/25 8:30pm
Night Sky Tour: Summer Stars

Experience the beauty of the night sky, highlighting summer constellations, bright summer stars and our planets. Learn the constellations through a...

8/26 8:30pm
Intro to Backpacking

Want to go on a hike, but dont know what to pack? Attend this program where we will discuss the necessities for day hiking and overnight backpacking....

9/1 7pm
Lunar Viewing

Take a journey to the moon as we explore some of it's fascinating features. From highlands to volcanic plains, the moon has a diverse landscape. Join park...

9/1 8:30pm
Park Welcome & Walking Tour

Join park staff on a short, guided walk of park facilities, learning about their past, present and future. All ages welcome. Expect to walk less than a mile...

9/2 7pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Carmen Bianco

Carmen Bianco left a positive review 8/18/2017

It was amazing! You don't realize how many stars there are until you've been to a truly dark place. Here is a link to a photo I took - https://flic.kr/p/XSuvTh

Erika

Erika left a positive review 8/19/2017

I would recommend this workshop. The instructor was very knowledgeable and the group was the perfect size for one on one help.

Curt Weinhold

Curt Weinhold posted a photo 8/20/2017

David Hume

David Hume left a positive review 8/13/2017

Great place to watch, stars really POP, meteors are easy to see, I well go back.

Judy Speicher

Judy Speicher left a positive review 8/12/2017

Presentation with stories and myths was a great way to introduce all the visitors to the stars.

Mary Gee

Mary Gee left a positive review 7/31/2017

It was awesome! The music was enjoyable and from many genre. The night and the stars were beautiful. The staff was very knowledgable. We hope to attend again next year!

Barb Wywiorski

Barb Wywiorski left a positive review 7/4/2017

Wow! It was great. A beautiful site and night. Great education by friendly knowledgeable staff. Thanks

Neal Miller

Neal Miller left a positive review 6/24/2017

I will be reviewing this more thoroughly on my blog, but we really enjoyed the Star Party at Cherry Springs this weekend! We found the astronomers, especially the ones from the Astronomical Society of Harrisburg, to be very engaging and helpful. We will certainly attend this event in the future and pass on the information to friends who may be interested.

Diane Mills

Diane Mills left a positive review 6/24/2017

It was a perfect night, the sky was clear, the astronomers were gracious and helpful, while sharing their telescopes. Saturn was brilliant! M13 was confusing until I was able to understand what I was looking at, a Globular Cluster of about 300,000 stars! I'll be back again.

Harshul Singhal

Harshul Singhal posted a photo 9/30/2016

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