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Doubling Gap Lake at Colonel Denning State Park

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1599 Doubling Gap Road,
Newville, PA 17241
(717) 776-5272
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Now open at 75% capacity with mitigation efforts in place (including social distancing and wearing face masks when not in the water). Click here for additional updates from DCNR.

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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