Mont Alto State Park


This quiet park features a unique pavilion, picnicking and trout fishing. Mont Alto is the oldest park still in the state park system.

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The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Picnicking: Two picnic areas contain tables and two picnic pavilions. The ADA accessible Old Carousel Pavilion can be reserved.

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A creek flows between two different types of forest at Mont Alto State Park, Pennsylvania.Fishing: The West Branch of Antietam Creek flows through the park and offers excellent trout fishing.

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: Mont Alto provides access to hunting on Michaux State Forest.

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.


Hiking: Local mountain roads offer interesting short hikes and a flora that attracts a diversity of wildlife, especially woodland birds.


Trash Disposal and Recycling: Mont Alto State Park participates in a carry-in/carry-out trash disposal program for small parks. There are no collection or recycling facilities. Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage and recyclables home with them.


Winter Activities


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Snowmobiling: The park has restrooms, parking, loading/unloading ramp and access to the public snowmobile trails of the Michaux State Forest. Snowmobile trails open after the close of deer season in late December.


Access for People with Disabilities


The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.