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Little Pine State Park 'Spring Picnic' © Scott Williams
Springtime at Little Pine Creek State Park, looking towards the dam from a picnic table located near the swimming beach.
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LITTLE PINE STATE PARK
LITTLE PINE STATE PARK
4205 Little Pine Creek Road
Waterville, Pennsylvania   17776

Phone: 570-753-6000
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
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Little Pine State Park
'Spring Picnic'
© Copyright Scott L. Williams

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Springtime at Little Pine Creek State Park, looking towards the dam from a picnic table located near the swimming beach.

Little Pine State Park

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Little Pine State Park

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Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park
'CampSite 88'

View of campsite 88 camper to the rightfrom across Little Pine Creek looking down from the dam.

Little Pine State Park
'Little Pine Camping Cabins'
© Copyright Scott L. Williams

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Camping cabins available for rent, Little Pine State Park.

Little Pine State Park

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Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in the Appalachian Mountain Region.
Camping
Camping: modern sites, many with electricity

The campground opens the first weekend in April and closes in mid-December. There are 104 campsites: 98 sites can accommodate trailer units up to 30 feet in length, six sites are for tents only. Open or shaded sites are along a stream. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The campground has a sanitary dump station, showers, flush toilets and many water outlets. Garbage and recycling receptacles, trailer storage and a second vehicle parking lot are at the campground entrance. Alcoholic beverages, pets and unlicensed motor vehicles are prohibited.

Organized Group Tenting:

Available to adult and youth groups, there are four sites: two sites hold 40 people and two sites hold 20 people, or combine to hold 120 people. A paved parking lot, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables are provided. A garbage and recycling center is near the campground entrance.
Events
June 17
Project WET curriculum seminar
Project WET is a nationally-used curriculum supplement intended for use by educators teaching at kindergarten through twelfth grade level. The Project WET manual is divided into seven modules, each with an underlying theme. The activities in each module use a hands-on approach to reinforce the theme. Each activity is organized the same. Each contains a brief summary, objectives, materials needed, making connections, and background information. This is followed by step-by-step directions on how to do the activity. At the end of the activity, there are sections for assessment, extensions, and resources. Participants who complete the seminar will receive the manual and other water-related materials. They will also be credited with 6.0 hours for Act 48. There is a $15.00 fee for this seminar, and pre-registration is required. The minimum number of registrants to hold this seminar is 10, and the maximum is 15. If the minimum is not reached, the seminar will be cancelled. Registration will open on May 5, and will close on June 10. To register, call John Kaercher at 570-753-6005 or e-mail littlepine_ee@state.pa.us.
July 22
DiscoverE! Penns Adventurers Day Camp
DiscoverE!: Penns Adventurers is a program for children ages 9 - 12 who enjoy learning about the environment. The theme for this year's day camp is "Geology". The camp begins on June 24th and runs daily through June 25th. If you have a child who is interested in fossils, rocks, minerals, or gems, this day camp will be interesting and fun. Activities will include guided walks, hands-on learning, and craft projects. Children who complete the day camp will receive the Penns Adventurers badge and a certificate at the graduation party on Friday. Parents/guardians are welcome at any of the programs, and are invited to attend the graduation party. There is a $10.00 fee for this event, and pre-registration is required. Registration will open June 3, 2015, and close on June 19, 2015. If a minimum of six registrations have not been received by close of registration, the event will be cancelled. Registrations can be made by calling 570-753-6005/6000, by e-mail to littlepine_ee@pa.gov, or on-line.
October 11
Fall Festival
Our annual Fall Festival focuses on the natural resources and outdoor recreation in north-central Pennsylvania. There will be scheduled activities and all-day informational booths. Refreshments will be available from a concessionaire. State agencies at the event will include the Bureau of State Parks, Bureau of Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, PA Game Commission, and the PA Fish and Boat Commission. County agencies include the Lycoming County Conservation District and the Lycoming County Tourist Promotion Agency. Private conservation groups include Lycoming Audubon Society, PA Trappers Association, and the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation. Recreational clubs include the Wings of Williamsport model rocket and airplane club, and a model train exhibit. Other attractions include the Native American Heritage Program, primitive skills, kids' crafts, face painting, puppet shows, movies, and pontoon boat rides. Bill Russell will give a presentation on mushrooms, and Cherie Heimbach will do one on falconry. The PA Game Commission is tentatively scheduled to have a bear to do a bear processing demonstration.
Swimming
A sand beach with grass turf is open from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. Swim at your own risk. Pets, glass and breakable containers or utensils are prohibited in this area. All children ten years of age or younger must be accompanied by a person at least 14 years of age.
Boating
Boating: electric motors only

The 94-acre Little Pine Lake has one launch area and 25 seasonal (April 1 to November 1) mooring spaces. A boat rental concession is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Paddleboats, canoes and rowboats are available, and also limited refreshments.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


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Picnicking
Four picnic areas in both shaded and open locations contain four picnic pavilions, many picnic tables, a volleyball court and play equipment. Picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Lower Picnic Area is about one-half mile south of the campground. It is completely separated from the rest of the park. This six-acre area has picnic tables, grills, charcoal disposals, non-flush toilets, parking area, picnic pavilion, foot bridge and a well with a hand pump. River birch, white pine, sugar maple and black locust are common trees in the area.
Nature Programs
Environmental education and interpretive programs are offered on a seasonal basis. Field learning experiences are available to schools during the spring and fall, and teachers? workshops are offered periodically. Programs are designed to meet the standards for Environment and Ecology, but also address other areas. Programs are also available on request to civic organizations, youth groups, and home-schooling associations. Topics include astronomy, botany, entomology, folklore, and zoology, among others.

Guided walks, evening programs, hands-on learning activities and craft programs are offered to park visitors from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. An indoor classroom, part of the park office, is used during cold or rainy weather.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 17 grandchildrens favorite park by Gram nana
Little Pine is the best park that we camp at. Our grandchildren feel like its there second home. They know everything there is to do at the park. They especially enjoy showing new friends they meet the turtle tree. Thank you for making many wonderful memories.
August 31 Wonderful Time by Sherrie
I took four children for a weekend at the park and we stayed in a yurt. Was a wonderful experience for all of us. There was a Park Naturalist John who had some great programs and the children looked forward to each movie and program. The naturalist center was so educational and enjoyed by all. It made our first experience at a state park wonderful. We were there for August 21st weekend.
June 26 Great campground to explore the area by Scott C
This is a great campground to explore the areas many wonderful trout streams, float tube big pine creek on a hot summers day, or take a nice leisurely bike ride on the 60 miles of the pine creek rails to trails bike path up into the pine creek gorge. I highly recommend this park


Area Campgrounds
Susquehanna Campground
460 Susquehanna Drive
Jersey Shore, PA
570-398-0462
Pettecote Junction Campground
400 Beach Road Box 14
Cedar Run, PA
570-353-7183
Hidden Acres Campground
103 Hidden Acre Road
Coatsville, PA
610-857-3990
Twin Streams Campground
2143 Route 287
Morris, PA
570-353-7251
Happy Acres Resort
3332 Little Pine Creek Road
Waterville, PA
570-753-8000
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Shady Hollow Hunting Preserve
867 Hensler Rd
Jersey Shore, PA
(570) 398-2210
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Directions
The park is in Lycoming County. From the south, take US 220 to the Pine Creek Exit near Jersey Shore. Take PA 44 north 11 miles to Waterville, then turn right onto SR 4001 and go four miles to the park. From the northwest, take PA 120 south to the village of Hyner. Turn left onto Hyner Mountain Road and follow that to PA 44. Take PA 44 south to Waterville and turn left onto SR 4001. From the north and northeast, take US 6 to Wellsboro, then PA 287 south to English Center, and SR 4001 to the park.

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