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

Historic Walking Tour from Past to Present

Pine Grove Furnace was not always the scenic mountain getaway you see today. Take a walk through the past to discover the history of Pine Grove Furnace. ...

7/1 10am
It's a Snake? It's a Salamander? It's a Skink!

Many amphibians and reptiles are out and about during summer. Learn about one species that you will likely wander across in the park. Come find out how...

7/1 8pm
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...

7/2 3pm
Firefly Fireworks

No fireworks are allowed to be set off at Pine Grove Furnace, but the Pennsylvania state insect, the firefly, shows its nighttime fireworks display for...

7/2 8:30pm
Fish for Free Day

Today, anyone can fish without a fishing license! Free fishing rods and tackle are available to borrow from the park office. Equipment is limited and first...

7/4 8am

Recent Events



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Recent Activity


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.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pine Grove Furnace State Park posted a photo 1/12/2017

Ann Dybalski

Ann Dybalski left a positive review 1/1/2017

It was a beautiful day spent hiking with great people. I'm thankful to the park and volunteers who made this possible!

Joyce Bartholow

Joyce Bartholow left a positive review 10/15/2016

Had a fun time.

Lisa Seaton Lease

Lisa Seaton Lease left a positive review 9/15/2016

My kids (all 5) of them look forward to attending this program! It's been a great blessing to our homeschooling journey. Thank you Lea!

Lisa Seaton Lease

Lisa Seaton Lease left a positive review 10/13/2016

We are so glad to have found Park Ranger Lea and this great program!

Beverly Christine

Beverly Christine left a positive review 10/6/2016

thanks so much for a fantastic program, my girls loved it! can't wait for next spring!!