Colonel Denning State Park, Newville

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#96 of 129 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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  • We camped here during the 2nd week of October, and stayed at one of the roughly 1/2 dozen walk-in sites. Our initial site was a bit too open (lacking in tree cover), but because the campground was not...  more »
  • We camp with a 26' travel trailer. The lower sites are difficult to access. Be prepared to back you trailer down a short road into site. Upper loop is probably a better option for RV's but there is a ...  more »
  • We spent the weekend hiking Flat Rock Trail, swimming in the lake and playing on the playground, had a great time! We had Emily, one of the park ranger's talk to us about snakes laying in the sun. Ken...  more »
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  • Traveled here from Pittsburgh to hike the Flat Rock Trail and it was everything we expected. The hike is medium to hard but not impossible The Climb about 1,600 ft up and 2.6 miles but the view is well worth the challenge. Pack a lunch eat on the Flat Rock enjoy The View there may others views like this United States but this is certainly one of the best I've ever seen
  • Best and amazing hike, and the flat rock trail is steep and it feels amazing once you reach the top with lot of wind. Park ranger is very helpful person.
  • Nice State Park! Great hiking trails. The restroom facility upgrades that are planned for 2018 for the reopening in 2019 will be a welcome addition. The pit toilets, no showers, and occasional late night logging truck blasting through the valley are the only drawbacks. Great for picnics & swimming in the lake. Nice playground for the kids, plus a sand volleyball court. A fair amount of room for pickup sports, frisbee, etc. I haven't had any luck fishing in the lake here - maybe that will improve now that they have refilled it.
  • Made me feel very out of shape. I hope to return and be in better condition to handle the steep incline!
  • This was a decent place to camp for the weekend. The tent site was in the shade, but sort of close to others, although they do have walk in sites that are farther away. There was no place to wash dishes which might not matter for RV campers but it was a slight inconvenience for us. The flat Rock hike was really cool and it's literally steps from the camping spots.
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