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Doubling Gap Lake at Colonel Denning State Park

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Address: 1599 Doubling Gap Road, Newville, PA 17241
Phone: (717) 776-5272
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Doubling Gap Lake, a 3.5-acre lake in Colonel Denning State Park, is surrounded by forested land and a beautiful mountain backdrop. The sandy beach and cool water is perfect for swimming and fishing.

Swimming: The lakeside beach is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to dusk and the food concession is open from 12-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Fishing: Doubling Gap Lake is stocked with trout and a great place to fish with the family. Fishing pier available for people with disabilities.

Ice Skating: When ice conditions permit, a one-acre area is maintained and monitored for ice skating on Doubling Gap Lake. Skating is permitted from 8 a.m. until sunset.

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  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk
  • Months Open: Year-round
Water Recreation
  • Ice-Skating
  • Swimming
  • Restrooms
Land Recreation
  • Colonel Denning State Park
  • Picnic Area/Pavilions
  • Family Fun Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Ice-Fishing
  • Stocked Trout