Hyner Run State Park
Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for outdoor adventures. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The pool, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Picnicking: The seven-acre picnic area contains 150 picnic tables with the majority of tables in full to partial shade. A limited number of grills are also available. Two picnic pavilions that hold 82 and 96 people may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Childrens Play Area: Play equipment for children is between the swimming pool and the camping area.
Swimming: Admission is free to the large swimming pool and wading pool. The pools are open 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted.
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Fishing: Hyner Run is excellent trout fishing. Brook and brown trout are stocked annually and native brook trout inhabit its upper reaches. Numerous other mountain streams within a relatively short distance of the park provide excellent trout fishing. The nearby Right Branch Young Womans Creek has a fly fishing area.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Hunting and Firearms: About 20 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, bear, turkey, and grouse. Common furbearers are bobcat, red and gray fox, coyote, and raccoon. Thousands of acres of adjoining state forest are also open to hunting.
Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.
Complete information on hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Web site.
Hiking: The 50-mile Donut Hole Trail System runs through the park. This moderate to rugged trail for backpackers can also be day hiked. The popular 4.1-mile Long Fork Loop begins at a kiosk near the pool.
Camping: flush toilets, warm showers, some electric hook-ups
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Free Camping for Campground Hosts: 1 host position
Modern Cabin: A modern cabin that sleeps eight people is available for rent year-round. The two-story house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and roofed, open front porch. Renters provide their own sheets, blankets, and towels. Kitchenware and eating utensils are provided. In the yard of the cabin are a fire ring, charcoal grill, two picnic tables, and a swing set.
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Snowmobiling: The park is a trailhead for the 64-mile Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Trail and provides plowed parking and unloading areas and unheated restrooms. Snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails and roads from the day following the last deer season in December until April 1, weather permitting.
Environmental Education and Interpretation
Interpretive programs are offered twice a month in June, July, and August. Educational programs are available to local schools upon request.
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Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.