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Overview

Lyman Run State Park is a 595-acre park in Potter County, Pennsylvania, known for its picturesque scenery and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, and winter sports.

Camping

Campsites:

  • Lyman Run State Park offers several types of campsites, including tent and trailer sites, as well as some with electric hookups.
  • ADA-accessible sites are also available.

Amenities:

  • Facilities include modern restrooms, hot showers, and a sanitary dump station.
  • Fire rings and picnic tables are provided at each campsite.

Reservations:

  • Campsite reservations can be made in advance through the Pennsylvania State Parks reservation system, either online or by phone.

Seasons and Accessibility

Operating Season:

  • The main camping season usually runs from April to October.
  • Some facilities may offer year-round service, but with limited amenities during the off-season.

Winter Activities:

  • During the winter months, some of the park areas are accessible for snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.

Recreational Opportunities

Swimming:

  • There is a sandy beach open from late-May to mid-September.

Fishing and Boating:

  • The park features Lyman Run Lake, where you can fish for trout, bass, and panfish.
  • Boating is permitted with electric motors and non-powered craft.

Hiking:

  • Numerous hiking trails of varying difficulty can be found throughout the park.

Hunting:

  • Hunting is allowed in designated areas of the park during established seasons.

Wildlife and Environment

Flora and Fauna:

  • The park is home to diverse wildlife including white-tailed deer, black bear, and a variety of bird species.
  • It is situated amidst the Susquehannock State Forest, offering a mixture of hardwood trees and evergreens.

Regulations and Safety

General Rules:

  • Follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize camping impact on the environment.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Fire Safety:

  • Use fire rings for campfires and never leave fires unattended.

Wildlife Precautions:

  • Store food securely and keep a clean campsite to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.

Pets:

  • Pets are allowed at designated campsites and must be leashed and attended to at all times.

Visitor Information

Contact:

  • Visitors should check the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) website or contact the park office directly for the most current information and for assistance.

Accessibility:

  • The park is dedicated to providing recreational opportunities for all visitors. Contact the park office for specific accommodations and services.

Before planning a trip to Lyman Run State Park, always check for the latest information regarding campground openings, reservations, and any public health notices that might affect your stay.

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