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Laurel Hill State Park

Laurel Hill State Park consists of 4,062 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park.

Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands.

A trail system invites visitors to explore the park and observe the diversity of plants and wildlife. The Jones Mill Run Dam and the Hemlock Trail Natural Area are two must-see destinations on your visit.

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 beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

From I-76, take Exit 110 (Somerset) and drive west on PA 31 from Somerset for eight miles. Turn left onto Trent Road and follow the directional signs to Laurel Hill State Park.

The park may also be reached from Exit 91 (Donegal) of I-76 by turning left on PA 31 east and traveling 14 miles. Turn right onto Trent Road and follow directional signs to the park.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.01023  Long. -79.2244

 

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.

Gift Shop

Visit the volunteer-supported gift shop for clothing, books, educational toys, and Laurel Hill State Park complex souvenirs. Proceeds benefit the parks’ educational and recreational programs. The outpost is in the visitor center.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education, interpretive, and recreational programs. Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation and understanding of the park’s natural and cultural resources and enjoy diverse recreational opportunities.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available.

Programs are offered March to November. Contact the park office for a schedule of programs.

A visitor center is located within the beige farmhouse at the entrance to the campground.

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

Somerset Hospital
225 South Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
814-443-5000

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Laurel Hill State Park