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Hunting and Firearms

During established seasons, most of the park is open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Grouse
  • Squirrel
  • Bear
  • Turkey

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.

Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas.

DCNR and Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.

Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons.

In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.

The adjacent Sproul State Forest also permits hunting and trapping. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands are managed in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and DCNR's Bureau of State Parks and Bureau of Forestry.

Complete information about hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.