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Colonel Denning State Park, Newville

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  • We had our daughters wedding here and it was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I hike here alot and the trails are awesome  more »
  • A small group of senior hikers climbed the mountain staring from the park office area to Flat Rock on a beautiful day in February 2017. This was an intensely uphill hike to the 'wagon wheel' area, the...  more »
  • Camping, hiking, a small lake, and educational programs. Well-managed campground with host, typical amenities, education building, amphitheater, and creek running through. Nice spot and campers are fr...  more »
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  • Colonel Denning State Park has a wonderful and well maintained trail that leads to Flat Rock overlook as well as a series of other linked trails. The difficultly level is moderate to difficult due to a steep and largely rocky incline. The trail is 2.5 miles leading to the scenic overlook. Round trip the hike is approx. 5 miles and took us about 2.5 hrs to complete at an average pace. If this is your first visit study a map before you go or grab one at the information sign just before the entrance to the trail. Trail starts across the bridge from the educational center.
  • I can't speak for the whole park, but based alone on the Flat Rock hike I'm rating 5 years. Fantastic, fun, and beautiful hike. I try to take my dog a few times a year. The park has plenty of parking and seems well kept.
  • Camping Went camping with several young children in April. It is a small and quiet campground with wooded areas, a small lake and a small playground. It was a pleasant experience, however, my only complaint would be about the bathrooms. None of the bathrooms had running water, which means no showers or hand washing. The bathrooms stink since you are just dedicating in a glorified hole. Also there is no water at the camp sites. The park looked nice with a small waterfall at the lake, however, the lake was not open for swimming. The flat rock trail and scenic over look was nice and well worth the hike. Keep in mind that the 2.5 mile hike is almost all up hill and takes over an hour to make it up. I've camped at a few other state parks and enjoyed them a bit more than Colonel Denning. I will likely not return for camping unless the bathrooms are renovated with running water and showers.
  • Had a nice hike on the Flat Rock Trail last weekend. Beautiful view at the top. Saw lots of campers with people enjoying their time at the park.
  • Camped overnight with my wife and dog. Great trails for pets, and lovely camping space. If you need firewood and they don't have any, they have directions to a nearby farm with a barn full of dry wood.