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Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area is a quaint picnic and hiking spot.

A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic information at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking.

The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.

 

Directions

The 45-acre Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area is 5.5 miles southwest of New Germantown, Perry County, along PA 274.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.26207  Long. -77.6615

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

In an Emergency Call 911

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-249-1212

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Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area