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Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Steeped in natural and historical features, the 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is on beautiful South Mountain in southern Cumberland County. Surrounded by Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace features two lakes, 25-acre Laurel Lake and 1.7-acre Fuller Lake, a historic area and the Appalachian Trail.

The Pine Grove Furnace Office and Visitor Center is open 8AM to 6PM daily during the summer season and on weekdays from 8AM to 4PM the rest of the year. Loaner kits are available for use from the park office during open office hours.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Kits include a fishing rod and tackle box. Bait is not included.

Family Activity Backpacks include a backpack, workbook, and additional, topic-specific materials to enhance learning while exploring the park. Varied topics are available.


1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324








Michael Kutzmonich



Upcoming Events

125th Anniversary Hike at Pine Grove Furnace

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of PA state parks and forests. Hike with Marci from PPFF and Rob from the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace for a 4 mile loop...

7/21 10am
Birds and Boats

Come bird-watching by boat at Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to register. Register...

7/22 9am
Ironmaster’s Mansion Tour

Most Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day tours of the historic Ironmasters Mansion will be offered. Explore the fascinating building and its history....

7/22 3pm
Orienteering for Beginners

Try a new sport: orienteering. Learn how to use a compass and map to make your way throughout the park to find orienteering markers. Loaner compasses will...

7/28 6pm
Full Moon Hike

Enjoy the beauty of the full moon along a 2.5 mile hike on various trails in the park. The hike will be over uneven terrain. Please bring water and wear...

7/28 8:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Christina Naugle-Sowers

Christina Naugle-Sowers left a positive review 5/27/2018

It was great


Kelly left a positive review 4/20/2018

Great program!


Kelly left a positive review 5/3/2018

Mrs. Lea Smith is amazing! My kids love her program, it is educational and fun!!!

Cathy Brenizer

Cathy Brenizer left a negative review 9/29/2017

It was disappointing compared to when I took my first son a year ago!
I thought it was weird to be outside and watching a tv show .
I miss the old classes about animals or trees and the craft relating to that theme!


Joe left a positive review 7/23/2017

I had an awesome time! The hike was killer, but the view was amazing!


Joe left a positive review 7/9/2017

I had a great time.


Joe left a positive review 6/24/2017

10/10 would recommend with s'mores.

Ann Dybalski

Ann Dybalski left a positive review 6/24/2017

It was a great time. Getting the chance to meet new people and go on a night hike to stargaze and learn new coming techniques was wonderful! I would do this again. Every month if it was offered.

Gina Meals

Gina Meals left a positive review 6/3/2017

Had a nice time.

Judy Horst Staley

Judy Horst Staley left a positive review 4/14/2017

My grandsons had a great time! We hope to return for another event.