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

Holiday Mansion Decorating - Volunteer Event!

Would you like to help decorate the mansion for the holidays? Guidance and images will be provided if you aren’t feeling artistic. Can’t stay the whole...

11/28 9am
Holiday Mansion Decorating - Volunteer Event!

Would you like to help decorate the mansion for the holidays? Guidance and images will be provided if you aren’t feeling artistic. Can’t stay the whole...

11/29 1pm
Holiday Mansion Decorating - Volunteer Event!

Would you like to help decorate the mansion for the holidays? Guidance and images will be provided if you aren’t feeling artistic. Can’t stay the whole...

11/30 9am
Friends of Kings Gap Holiday Open House

Join the Friends of Kings gap and enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as...

12/3 12pm
Holiday Coffee House with Friends of Kings Gap

Join the Friends of Kings Gap for a Holiday Coffee House on Friday, December 8th starting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy coffee, conversation, music, and light...

12/8 6pm

Recent Events

Irish Gap Hike

11/5/2017

Recent Activity

Kings Gap State Park

Kings Gap State Park posted a photo 10/24/2017

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!