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

Chip Harrison

Email

lymanrunsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Nightscapes Photography Workshop - Cancelled!

*Due to the predicted weather forecast the Nightscapes Photography Workshop scheduled for 3/25 at 7:30PM will be cancelled.* Photograph the starry night sky...

3/25 7:30pm
Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

4/22 8pm
Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

4/29 8pm
Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

5/27 8:30pm
Twin Sisters Trail Hike

2017 PA Hiking Week Event. A 7-mile trail hike on the Twin Sisters Trail in the Hammersley Wild Area on the Susquehannock State Forest. Please meet at...

5/28 9am

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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.

Jennifer Wilkinson

Jennifer Wilkinson left a review 7/16/2016

The talk was solid and the two presenters were fairly well versed. Because it was cloudy, we didn't get to see much. I was thinking that with what appeared to be a screen there that they would be showing something on the screen in lieu of just having a small map on an easel stand. I thought it was very professional and accommodating for the staff to stay until an anticipated clearing time of around 11pm. I am local and it wasn't a big deal for me to drive to the park but for those who came long distances, I am sure it was appreciated.