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Laurel Lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

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Address: 1100 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324
Phone: (717) 486-7174
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The 25-acre Laurel Lake and lakeside beach is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. While you are at the park hike, bike, camp and visit the Appalachian Trail Museum. Admission is free!

Download Recreational Guides and Maps:                                                             

Swimming: The mountain backdrop, cool water and sandy beaches at Laurel Lake make it the perfect place to go on a hot summer day.  Open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. During the summer season a snack bar is available at the beach. There are no lifeguards at Laurel Lake.

For boating and fishing regulations on Laurel Lake visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Boating: electric motors only 
Boating is permitted on Laurel Lake, which has a boat launch, 85 mooring spaces and a boat rental.

View boat rental pricing (.pdf).

Fishing: The common fish found at Laurel Lake are pickerel, perch and stocked trout. Mountain Creek, which flows through the park, has brown, brook and rainbow trout.

Biking: Trail entrances for the 2-mile Cumberland County Biker-Hiker Trail are located at the Furnace Stack Day Use Area, Laurel and Fuller Lake. 

Birding: Laurel Lake is a rest stop for many migrating birds and waterfowl, such as Merganser, Canada goose, mallard, loon, teal and many other ducks. Wild turkey and woodcock call from open areas in the park.

In the winter, you can ice-fish and ice-skate at Laurel Lake. 

Pets are NOT allowed on the beach. 

  • Motorcoach Parking
Water Recreation
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Ice-Skating
  • Stream Access
  • Swimming
Amenities
  • Restrooms
Land Recreation
  • Along the Appalachian Trail
  • Bike Rentals
  • Biking Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pine Grove Fur. State Park
  • Picnic Area/Pavilions
  • Any Length Trail
  • Trail Length < 5 Miles
Fishing
  • Family Fun Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Ice-Fishing
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Stocked Trout