DCNR Calendar of Events

Colonel Denning State Park

Colonel Denning State Park, in north central Cumberland County, is in Doubling Gap, so named by the “S” turn where Blue Mountain doubles back on itself. This feature may be seen from the Doubling Gap Vista in adjacent Tuscarora State Forest. The park has 273 acres of woodland and a 3.5-acre lake.

1599 Doubling Gap Rd., Newville, PA 17241-9756

Phone

717-776-5272

Website

dcnr.pa.gov

Region

South

Email

coloneldenningsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Beginners Orienteering

Take our beginners orienteering course with the park naturalist and learn to follow the clues on a map to find the marks. If you complete the beginners...

7/1 6pm
Pond Life

Check out the amazing animals that live in a pond. Nets and containers provided.

7/2 4pm
Firefly Fun

Learn all about our favorite insect: The firefly (aka, lightning bug). Learn how to make your very own firefly jar and an awesome firefly craft!

7/2 8pm
Trees of Pennsylvania

Take a leisurely walk around the park roads and learn how to identify trees. Learn about the history of trees in Penn's Woods and the problems they are now...

7/3 10am
Beginners Kayaking

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Doubling Gap Lake and checkout the wildlife. Kayaks are limited so first-come, first-serve. To reserve a kayak for 11:00 a.m.,...

7/3 11am

Recent Events

Beginners Kayaking

6/26/2022

Name That Mammal!

6/24/2022

Beginners Kayaking

6/19/2022

Beginners Kayaking

6/12/2022

Owl Prowl

6/11/2022

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