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Hunting and Firearms

During established seasons, about 1,860 acres are open to:

  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs

An additional 633 acres is listed and posted as no hunting. However, this area is open to deer hunting (both antlered and antlerless) from the first Monday after Thanksgiving through the third Saturday after Thanksgiving -- the traditional deer season. This area is closed to all types of hunting during the remainder of the year.

Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Squirrel

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

Hunters should be aware of “Safety Zones” both posted and not posted. Contact the center office for additional information on the hunting areas.

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 the 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.

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