Kings Gap Environmental Education Center


A park education talks with young park visitors at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Pennsylvania State Parks.

Environmental Education

The center provides a wide variety of activity-oriented programs for students, teachers, adult groups and individuals.

 

Kings Gap’s unique attractions are its mountainous terrain, extensive forest and panoramic views, which may be experienced while driving the winding road to the mansion area, or while hiking the trails. The sweeping view of the Cumberland Valley from the Cameron-Masland Mansion is impressive at any time of the year.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretive programs to the citizens of Pennsylvania. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers and the general public that increase knowledge and awareness of the values and function of our natural resources. Whether enjoying Kings Gap through recreational activities, educational programs, or its scenic beauty, visitors can be inspired to become stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Kings Gap consists of 2,531 acres of forest on South Mountain, with more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a permanent orienteering course, picnicking, hunting and other recreational and educational opportunities. The mansion provides facilities for meals and overnight lodging, and may be reserved for meetings, weddings, receptions and similar functions.

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Maps and Downloadables

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Recreational Guide

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center Map (.pdf) (1,074 kb, 8/14) 
Kng Gap Environmental Education Center Recreational Guide (.pdf) (1,965 kb, 8/14)
    large print version of the guide text (.rtf)

Interactive GIS Map

The Interactive GIS Map uses Geographic Information Systems to create a map that does not need to be downloaded and features driving directions, searchable park amenities and customizable maps. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Common Birds Brochure

Common Birds of Kings Gap Environmental Education Center (.pdf) (339 kb, 3/11)