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: 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.
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: 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.
Little Pine State Park is located near Jersey Shore, Lock Haven and Williamsport
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.
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.
Shady Hollow Hunting Preserve
867 Hensler Rd
Jersey Shore, PA
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.