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Leonard Harrison State Park

On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center, and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park.

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. Overnight areas and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

To reach Leonard Harrison State Park on the eastern rim, take PA 660 west from Wellsboro for ten miles.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.698  Long. -77.45156

 

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.

Directions to Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (PDF)

Gift Shop

The gift shop is open from late April to late October as staffing allows. Call the park office for times and seasonal changes. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania state parks.

Water, soda, and juice vending machines are available from late April to late October.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

An environmental interpreter presents resource-oriented programs and interpretive walks April through October. Major topics and seasonal programs include:

  • Astronomy
  • Fall color
  • Old-fashioned cider squeezing
  • Summer campfire programs
  • Watershed Education

Educational information is available at the visitor center or park office.

The environmental interpretive center at the Leonard Harrison main overlook is open during the summer season through the fall foliage season. Video and educational displays interpret the area and its wildlife. Call the park office for visitor center hours or to schedule an appointment for a group tour.

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

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital
32 Central Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
570-723-7764

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Leonard Harrison State Park