Colonel Denning State Park is located in Newville. Add Colonel Denning State Park and other attractions to your Newville trip itinerary using our Newville trip itinerary maker tool .
Create an itinerary including Colonel Denning State Park
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Colonel Denning State Park Reviews
KEWE90August 26, 2017
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 »
Ashlee RJuly 10, 2017
I visited the Colonel Denning lake with my husband and 15 month old son the Friday before July 4th weekend. Online, it stated that the beach opened for swimming at 10 AM - we arrived at that time and ... more »
slhock1957May 22, 2017
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 »
Kyle MillerJune 6, 2017
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.
Frank RichterJune 14, 2017
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.
Tony GibsonApril 19, 2017
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.
Ben BailerMay 22, 2017
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.
Brian HarklessMay 30, 2017
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.
Plan your trip to Newville
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Newville
Side trips from Newville
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Visit for: 8h
Antietam National Battlefield
Visit for: 8h
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Visit for: 4h
Kitchen Kettle Village
Visit for: 1h 30min
Indian Echo Caverns
Visit for: 2h 30min
Turkey Hill Experience
Visit for: 1h 30min
Where to stay in Newville
Plans in Pennsylvania by other users
1 day in West Chester BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bethlehem BY A USER FROM CANADA November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Washington BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 49 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Pocono Mountains Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bushkill BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Columbia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.