Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

Sitting astride South Mountain, Kings Gap offers a panoramic view of the Cumberland Valley. Sixteen miles of hiking trails interconnect three main areas and are open year-round. Kings Gap offers environmental education programs from the pre-school environmental awareness program to environmental problem solving programs.

500 Kings Gap Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015-9306

Phone

717-486-5031

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

South

Manager

Scott Hackenburg

Email

kingsgapsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Experience A Spring Night

Join us to experience the mysteries and wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching for. ...

3/31 7pm
Spring Into Action Volunteer Work Day

Spring into action and kick-off our first volunteer day of the season by helping to get the mansion area ready for spring. We need volunteers to help us...

4/1 9am
Spring Salamanders and Frogs

Join us to experience the mysteries and wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching...

4/1 1pm
Experience A Spring Night

Join us to experience the mysteries and wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching for. ...

4/8 7pm
College Volunteer Day

Kings Gap needs help with general cleanup! College students get outdoors, help your local park, and meet other students! Hot Dogs and snacks...

4/9 1pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Laurie Stone

Laurie Stone left a positive review 8/5/2016

I truly enjoyed the Astronomy program. Our presenters were fun and provided so much information. I learned new things. The combination of science and history of folklore and mythology was great. I would happily attend again!

Kris Costas

Kris Costas left a positive review 5/28/2016

Fantastic event! My kids and I really enjoyed ourselves and can't wait for the next event! I know my 3 y/o will be talking about this for months!

Aileen Curfman

Aileen Curfman left a positive review 1/1/2016

Here's the review I posted on TripAdvisor last night:

Very nice First Day hike
(5 of 5)

We attended a ranger-led hike that was very well-attended. The ranger did an excellent job of keeping the large crowd engaged as she led us past an old building foundation, some vernal pools, and a small stand of Douglas fir that is being overtaken by pines. We had visited this park many years ago, but hadn't realized that it's over 2500 acres and has 20 miles of trails. We'll be back.

Visited January 2016

Melaney Stremmel

Melaney Stremmel left a positive review 1/1/2015

Was fun to get out hiking at a park I've never before hiked at. After the guided hike my daughter and I explored some more trails at the park. Loved it!