Cumberland Valley Parks & Wildlife 

NOTE: As of 3/17/20, Cumberland Valley's state parks (Colonel Denning, Pine Grove, and Kings Gap) remain open; however, all facilities are closed and public programs, events, and training in state parks and forests are canceled for the remainder of March, and the month of April. This cancellation of events applies to all public educational programs, special events such as races and festivals, and teacher and other training. This includes programming by Friends groups and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. Click here to read the most announcement issued by DCNR on March 23.

Nature enthusiasts can't get enough of Cumberland Valley's state parks, state forests, community parks, and wildlife areas. Whether it's a challenging hike, a leisurely float along our scenic waterways, or a fun camping expedition, you and your family will connect with nature as you explore hidden gems waiting to be found. 

Let nature inspire you as you escape the daily hustle and bustle to find solitude among our quiet, natural beauty.

Nature Explorers

Featured Experiences

LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail

Urban living and wildlife converge at LeTort Spring Run Nature Trail, a quiet respite for fishing, hiking, biking, and bird watching, located just a short walk from downtown Carlisle.

6 Places to Find Zen

Discover these 6 Places to Find Zen in the Valley for some rest and relaxation while enjoying the outdoors.


Must-See in Cumberland Valley

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