Hyner Run State Park
The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for an outdoor adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
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, 24 feet by 36 feet, 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: This area is between the swimming pool and the camping area and provides play equipment for children.
Swimming: The large swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, unless otherwise posted. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is also a 15 feet by 15 feet wading pool.
Fishing: Hyner Run has 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 of 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 car, trailer or leased campsite. 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 park is the eastern trailhead for the 90-mile Donut Hole Trail system, a moderate to rugged trail for backpackers. Shorter hikes are available close to the park on state forest lands.
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 is 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
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The park was originally developed as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. Although most traces of the camp are gone, some remain as reminders of that era.
For more information on the CCC, explore The CCC Years.
In 1944, much of the park was planted with red and white pine, known as plantation number 10-44-8. The park opened to the public in 1958 with the completion of the swimming pool, bathhouse, concession, picnic area and restrooms. The camping area opened to the public in 1975. Many other improvements and maintenance to the park have been accomplished through the federally funded Youth Conservation Corps and the Young Adult Conservation Corps programs.
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DiscoverE has programs for young people ages 4 to 17, provided by Pennsylvania State Park educators. By combining recreation and education, we hope to motivate children to learn more and return often, leading to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment and conservation leadership.
In Watershed Education, teachers and students assess water quality of a local stream on a quarterly basis and develop strategies to solve local water quality problems.
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Hyner Run State Park
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Bucktail State Park Natural Area: This 75-mile scenic drive stretches through the narrow valley from Lock Haven through Renovo to Emporium on PA 120. It follows the route taken by the famous civil war regiment, the Bucktail Rangers, on their way to fight in the Civil War.
Sproul State Forest: Hyner Run State Park and Hyner View State Park are in the heart of the 276,764-acre Sproul State Forest. There are many miles of scenic state forest roads, foot trails, snowmobile trails and scenic overlooks. The very first purchase of public lands by the Commonwealth is not far from the park on the Young Womans Creek at Bull Run, where a monument commemorates this event. 717-923-6011
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Pennsylvania Wilds is two million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Highlights of the area are elk watching at the Elk Country Visitor Center, scenic PA Route 6, Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon), the darkest skies in the east at Cherry Springs State Park, and hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths, and trout fishing streams. www.pawilds.com
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The 180-acre Hyner Run State Park is in Chapman Township, Clinton County.
From PA 120 at the village of Hyner, turn east onto Hyner Run Road (PA 1014) and travel for two miles.
From PA 44, turn west onto Hyner Mountain Road and travel for five miles.
GPS DD: Lat. 41.35837 Long. -77.6281
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Hyner Run State Park