Canoeing and Camping at the Leonard Harrison State Park

leonardharrison_stateparkLeonard Harrison State Park
Located near Wellsboro Pennsylvania, this park is located on the east rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and is comprised of 585 acres. The park highlight is the Pine Creek Gorge, which offers a great paddling experience through one of Pennsylvania’s most scenic canyons.

Canoeing at Leonard Harrison State Park
Pine Creek located in Tioga county, is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular whitewater canoeing and kayaking creeks. As Pine Creek winds its way through the Pennsylvania wilderness, you will experience exciting fast flowing whitewater and the opportunity for sightseeing dramatic rock outcrops, waterfalls, and wildlife such as eagles, ospreys, coyotes, deer, wild turkeys, heron, and river otters.

Camping at Leonard Harrison
Due to park construction projects, the campground, playground and main pavilion areas of Leonard Harrison State Park will be closed until the beginning of the 2008 camping season . You may still access the overlook area and trails to view the PA Grand Canyon. Regulated permit camping is permitted in designated areas of the canyon.

Hiking at Leonard Harrison State Park
Trail terrain is very rugged, passing near cliffs and over slippery surfaces. Stay on designated trail surfaces and wear appropriate footwear.

Turkey Path Trail
This difficult trail descends one mile to the bottom of Pine Creek Gorge. Be aware that the canyon is a wilderness area and you must be prepared for such travel if you decide to hike the trail. There is a beautiful vista, one-half mile down the Turkey Path Trail and there is a scenic waterfall along the path on Little Four-Mile Run.

Pine Creek Trail:
The 42-mile Pine Creek Trail is a multi-use trail for hiking and bicyling. Located at the bottom of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, one mile of this trail is in Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks.

Fishing at Leonard Harrison State Park
Fishing is available to those visitors who are willing to hike to the bottom of the canyon to Pine Creek, or by canoeing. Species include trout, smallmouth bass and panfish.

Although campsites are available on a first come basis, it is advisable to reserve your campsite in advance. You can reserve a campsite online by clicking here. Or you can call 888-PA-PARKS.

For more information on visit the Leonard Harrison State Park Website.

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