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Caledonia State Park

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30.

The park is nestled within South Mountain, the northern terminus of the well-known Blue Ridge Mountain of Maryland and Virginia. Within South Mountain there are four state parks and 84,000 acres of state forest land waiting to be explored and enjoyed. The soils on either side of South Mountain are ideal for fruit production, proven by the abundance of orchards in the surrounding area.

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. The pool, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours.

Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

Caledonia is at the intersection of US 30 and PA 233.

  • From Chambersburg, follow US 30 east 11 miles to the park.
  • From Gettysburg, follow US 30 west 15 miles to the park.
  • From Harrisburg, follow I-81 53 miles to Chambersburg, then 7.3 miles east on US 30.

GPS DD:  Lat. 39.9089  Long. -77.4783

 

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.

Wi-FI

Wi-Fi is available inside the park office and within approximately 50 feet surrounding the office building.

Wi-Fi is not available in the campground or day-use area.

Cathedral in the Pines

Caledonia’s Summer Sunday School dates back to the summer of 1917 when the Manges and Moyer families decided to provide a Sunday school for their and other families’ children who spent the summer months vacationing at Caledonia, be it in tents or the increasing cabin community around the park.

Since 1955, the Franklin County Sunday School Association has kept the tradition alive and offers outdoor, nondenominational Sunday school from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

All are welcome to attend.

Totem Pole Playhouse

Since 1952, the Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theater, has offered performances during the summer months. Request a schedule of shows by contacting:

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 603
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 / 717-352-2164

Caledonia Arts and Crafts Fair

This event is held annually on the second Saturday during July. As many as 150 skilled crafts people and artists display and sell their creations.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

A park educator offers programming during the summer season. The history and environment of the area are topics for discovery for park visitors of all ages.

Children’s programs, guided walks, and campfire programs are scheduled throughout the summer season.

Program schedules are available at the park office. Special requests are welcome and may be directed to the park office.

The Thaddeus Steven Blacksmith Shop has operating hours during the summer. Visitors can tour and, on occasion, visit with a guest blacksmith as he hammers out iron products.

The park also is the home of the Pennsylvania Forest Fire Association Museum, located across from the park office.

Access for People with Disabilities

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.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Chambersburg Hospital
122 North 7th Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-267-3000

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