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

Pole Steeple and AT Hike

Celebrate PA Hiking Week with a 6 mile hike to Pole Steeple and back with an AT Thru hiker from the Cumberland Valley AT Club. Please wear hiking shoes and...

5/25 5:30pm
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. ...

5/27 10am
Hike through History

Along a 3.75 mile hike, see some of the hidden history of our area. Find several quarries, an old swimming pool, charcoal hearths, haul roads, and even a...

5/27 2pm
How the Appalachian Trail Came to Pennsylvania

Join Tom Johnson at the Appalachian Trail Museum for this program.

5/27 2pm
Be Bear Aware

Learn about PA bears and some tips about avoiding them while enjoying the great outdoors. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.

5/27 8pm

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Recent Activity

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!!

Jen Chontos

Jen Chontos left a positive review 8/28/2016

Excellent for beginners like myself

Ce Stitt

Ce Stitt left a positive review 8/21/2016

Very relaxing.

Ce Stitt

Ce Stitt left a positive review 7/10/2016

I was a little apprehensive since this was my first experience. Ann and Kerry were very good at making me feel comfortable prior to entering the water. The entire experience from on-land, educational and actual water experience was very professional, reassuring, and relaxing. I would recommend this class for everyone that wants to "be one with nature".