DCNR Calendar of Events

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

Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This citizen science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

2/23 9am
Volunteer Trail Work Day

Kings Gap needs volunteers to help with trail work in the Pine Plantation. Projects may include constructing a trail reroute, lopping, tree removal, and...

2/23 9am
Mammals of Pennsylvania: Family Discovery

Join us as a family to learn about the mammals that call our state home. Can you identify these animals by only their fur and skulls left behind? ...

2/24 1pm
Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This citizen science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

3/9 9am
Volunteer Trail Work Day

Kings Gap needs volunteers to help with trail work. In the event of snowy weather on February 23, we will be in the Pine Planation. Otherwise, we will work...

3/9 9am

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Janet Lewis Richey

Janet Lewis Richey left a positive review 5/27/2018

This was fantastic. My 11 year old and 19 year old absolutely loved it. Yes, it rained. Yes the gnats were awful, but the instructors were fantastic. The safety/informational part was short but informative, keeping the younger kids engaged. There was plenty of shooting time, and it seems that everyone had a good time. Would do it again. FANTASTIC GUIDES!

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!