Cherry Springs State Park

This round structure is an astronomy dome at Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania.

Dark Skies at Cherry Springs

Due to its exceptionally dark skies, Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard for stargazing and the science of astronomy.


Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park for its dark skies which are famous for great views of the Milky Way, planets, and hard-to-see astronomical objects and phenomena. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees originally found in the area, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehannock Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.

Click here to see the NOAA weather for this park.
Click on the Map It! logo to go to an interative GIS map of this park.
Click on this Flickr logo to go to the Flickr page of Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania.

This circular map shows the roads leading to Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Cherry Springs State Park in the northcentral part of the state.

Cherry Springs State Park is in on PA 44 in Potter County.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.66384  Long. -77.82321

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Cherry Springs State Park