Camping at LEONARD HARRISON STATE PARK
Leonard Harrison State Park is a 585-acre Pennsylvania state park located in Tioga County. This park is situated on the east rim of the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The park offers a spectacular vista of the gorge and the surrounding landscape.
Activities and Amenities
Hiking: The park features several trails, including the famous Turkey Path that leads to the bottom of the gorge. It's a steep trail but offers beautiful views and waterfalls along the way.
Picnicking: There are many picnic facilities with tables and charcoal grills that can be found throughout the park.
Wildlife Watching: Visitors often enjoy birdwatching and spotting other wildlife in the area.
Fishing: Pine Creek offers excellent trout fishing opportunities, and anglers will find both stocked and native trout in its waters.
Hunting: Part of the park is open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons.
Camping: While there are no campgrounds within Leonard Harrison State Park itself, nearby state forest lands and private campgrounds offer camping options.
Winter Activities: In winter months, activities such as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are available, weather permitting.
The park boasts modern facilities including:
- Environmental education center
- Gift shop
- Overlooks with exceptional views
Leonard Harrison State Park provides accessible facilities for visitors with different needs including accessible picnic tables and restrooms.
- Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in state parks.
- Pets are permitted in designated areas and must be leashed at all times.
- Be prepared for changes in weather and check local weather before your visit.
- Always follow Leave No Trace principles to maintain the park's natural beauty.
Other nearby attractions include Colton Point State Park on the western rim of the canyon, Tiadaghton State Forest, and Wellsboro, a charming town with additional amenities and services.
For nearby camping options, reservations can often be made online or by phone through the Pennsylvania State Parks reservation system or directly through private campgrounds.
The park is conveniently located just 10 miles west of Wellsboro on Pennsylvania Route 660.
For up-to-date information about the park, visitors should contact:
Leonard Harrison State Park 4797 Route 660 Wellsboro, PA 16901 Phone: (570) 724-3061
Visitors are encouraged to reach out to the park office or check the official Pennsylvania State Parks website for the most current information regarding park operations, activities, and any specific advisories that may be in place.