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Laurel Lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

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1100 Pine Grove Road,
Gardners, PA 17324
(717) 486-7174

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.

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!

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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 May 1 to September 30, 8 a.m. to sunset. During the summer season a snack bar is available at the beach, selling items such as fries, funnel cakes, hamburgers, hotdogs, pretzels, chips. 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, canoes, kayaks, seasonal boat rental. Boat rentals are available 7 days a week at Laurel Lake during the summer season. Canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and two person kayaks are available for $20 for the first hour. One person kayaks cost $15 for the first hour. Electric motor boats are $30 for the first hour. Each additional hour for all options is $10. Hours are Monday through Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 10am-7pm. You must have photo ID to rent.

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. 

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