HYNER RUN STATE PARK
The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania?s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
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. In 1944, much of the park was planted with red and white pine, known as plantation number 10-44-8.
For more information on the CCC, visit the Civilian Conservation Corps Online Archive.
The park opened to the public in 1958 with the completion of the swimming pool, bathhouse, concession, picnic area and restrooms. A camping area was later added to the park and was 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.
The camping area is open the second week in April and closes after the end of deer season in December. The camping area has 30 sites. Each site contains a level pad, picnic table and fire ring. Water and non-flush toilets with handwashing facilities are centrally located in the area, and a sanitary dump station is near the entrance of the campground.
A modern cabin that sleeps eight people is available for rent year-round. It is a two-story house with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and enclosed sun porch. Renters provide their own bed linens and bathroom articles. Kitchenware and eating utensils are provided.
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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.
Hyner Run State Park is located near Lock Haven
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.
The park is the eastern trailhead for the 50-mile Donut Hole Trail system, a moderate to rugged trail for the backpackers. Shorter hikes are available close to the park on state forest lands.
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Bucktail State Park: 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.
State Parks: Other state parks in the area include Bald Eagle, Kettle Creek, Little Pine, Ole Bull and Hyner View.
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
The 180-acre Hyner Run State Park is in Chapman Township, Clinton County, six miles east of Renovo, on PA 120, and three miles north of Hyner on Hyner Run Road.