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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center includes 2,531 acres to explore including 20 miles of trails, 3 day use areas, birding opportunities, biking trails and educational programming at the on-site mansion.

Find more details on all the things to see and do at Kings Gap here.

Weekend Stays at the Mansion -- Spend the weekend at the Mansion from June through mid-November. There is a two-night minimum stay (Friday & Saturday nights). Continental breakfast is included in the cost. All suites and rooms come with a refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and coffee/tea, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, linens, and toiletries. Check-in time is between 3 pm and 7 pm on Friday and check-out time is 11 am on Sunday. There are four suites with a maximum capacity of 4 people each and three rooms with a maximum capacity of two people each. To book a room, call 888-PA-PARKS or visit: https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/.

2017 Best in the Valley Winner2017 Best in the Valley Winner

“It is a beautiful place to take a hike or walk and appreciate the beauty of nature that we have at our disposal. It is a very clean area and great for any kind of ambulatory exercise.” – Kathy A., Carlisle, PA

Things to Do
  • Directions: Directions: From Interstate 81, take Newville exit 37. Travel south on Route 233 for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Pine Road and continue for 2.5 miles. The entrance to Kings Gap is on the right; watch for the sign.
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  • Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Months Open: Open year-round
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  • Notes: Whispering Pines and White Oaks Trail are paved and are designed for wheelchairs.
  • Parking: Free
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Family Fun
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Guided Adventures
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Land Recreation
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  • Miles of Trails: 16
  • Number of Trails: 13
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  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 60
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  • Price Range: varies
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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 840
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1835
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 48
  • Any Licensed Caterer
  • Guest Rooms Available
  • Lobby/Reception Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Banquet Capacity 48
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 30
  • Sleeping Rooms 15

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