Samuel S. Lewis State Park

This 85-acre state park is dominated by Mt. Pisgah, an 885-foot-high ridge that separates Kreutz Creek Valley to the north and East Prospect Valley to the south. The park landscape also consists of mowed grass fields on the northern and eastern park slopes, a pine plantation in the southern area, and mature woods in the western section.

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Scenic View   -   Hiking   -  Picnicking   -  Disc Golf   -  Sledding   -  Kite Flying

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. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Scenic View: The 885-foot Mount Pisgah is the highest point in the area and offers a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding Susquehanna River Valley, including surrounding towns and fertile farmlands. Near Hilltop Pavilion, a wayside panel and coin-operated viewing scope allow visitors to view and identify various points of interest along the river valley.

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Picnicking: Picnic tables scattered throughout the park have easy access to a ball field and playground equipment. The park’s scenic backdrop also makes it a popular site for weddings, family reunions, and other events.

Hilltop Pavilion can be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee by calling 888-PA-PARKS. If Hilltop Pavilion is unreserved, it is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the park office for more information on planning a wedding or other event in the park.

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Hiking: 2 miles of trails
The one-mile Hilltop Trail winds through a pine plantation, interesting rock formations, and spectacular scenic views. This easy hike also takes visitors past the George E. Stine Arboretum. Over the years, the arboretum has been severely damaged by storms and high winds. However, it still contains European beech, persimmon, concolor fir, English yew, and other unique species, capturing a piece of the landscape’s past. Use the Short Cut Trail, a short loop, to more fully explore the pine plantation.

Located behind the park office, the one-mile Back Trail loops through a diverse hardwood forest.

A wide view of a river valley is below a kite flyer at Samuel S. Lewis State Park, Pennsylvania.Kite Flying: It is easy to find a breeze at the crest of Mount Pisgah, which is why the park is a favorite spot for kite flying. Local groups and individuals gather to show their skills and offer help to novice kite fliers.

Stargazing: On clear nights, local organizations hold star gazing events at the park so the public can enjoy Mount Pisgah’s uninterrupted view of the stars. Check the park’s calendar of events online for program dates and times.

Disc Golfing: A 9-hole disc golf course begins at the Disc Golf Parking Lot. Scorecards may be found at the information kiosk near the end of the parking lot.

Sledding: The south and east faces of Mt. Pisgah are great for sledding, featuring a descent of 100 feet over a 600-foot long run.

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.