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.

Shuttle service to Cherry Springs State Park’s Night Sky Viewing Area is available.  For more information, visit North Central Touring’s website at https://northcentraltouring.com/.

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

Family Astronomy

Experience the dark night skies of Cherry Springs State Park during this family friendly astronomy program. Join park staff for a short discussion followed...

6/30 8pm
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...

6/30 9:30pm
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...

7/1 9:30pm
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...

7/2 9:30pm
Family Astronomy

Experience the dark night skies of Cherry Springs State Park during this family friendly astronomy program. Join park staff for a short discussion followed...

7/3 8pm

Recent Events

Firefly Frenzy

6/17/2017

Recent Activity

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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Harshul Singhal

Harshul Singhal left a review 9/25/2016

Overall, it was a good workshop within 2 hours for folks who never had any experience with long exposure photography. I noticed some attendees with no idea how the manual mode works & for them it was a good experience. I am doing the night photography from couple of months & I wanted to talk more with Curt on multiple exposure, intense light painting etc but because there were almost 15 attendees for the workshop, I wasn't able to talk more on my questions. Couple of things that can be added in the workshop:

1. The information can be provided on how to find galactical point using the phone apps. 2 additional minute.

2. I feel the most important part of the night photography is post-processing. As per my experience, the night photos look great in tiny camera screen & gives you an Aha! moment but once you reach home & look at the photo on laptop screen, it doesn't look that great UNTIL you process it & enhance it. It can be great if Curt can provide some 10 minutes information on this & or maybe show them some video.

3. Some attendees had no idea what RAW image is & why we need it. It can be great to show them how you edit RAW over JPEG.

Thanks,

Jason Sanderson

Jason Sanderson posted a photo 8/25/2016

Jason Sanderson

Jason Sanderson posted a photo 8/25/2016

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Aparna Vanguri

Aparna Vanguri left a positive review 8/20/2016

It was a wonderful experience.
Thank you

Bernard F Wendell Jr

Bernard F Wendell Jr left a positive review 7/31/2016

Just a lovely event high in the sky. The music was beautiful, professional and appropriate. The sky was full of stars and the weather was perfect....Great Job including the parks employees who were very helpful and interesting

Libby Baumann

Libby Baumann left a positive review 7/31/2016

excellent concert, great evening!

Mary Pixler

Mary Pixler left a positive review 7/31/2016

We really enjoyed the concert, as well as the stargazing afterwards. We appreciated the introduction to each of the music selections. I think that made it more interesting.

Curt Weinhold

Curt Weinhold left a positive review 7/31/2016

Well done, by both orchestra & park personnel.