SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when travelling to and from the quarantine zone.
Big Spring State Park
Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Park is a quaint picnic and hiking spot maintained by Tuscarora State Forest.
A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic information at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking.
The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.
The 45-acre Big Spring State Forest Picnic Area is 5.5 miles southwest of New Germantown, Perry County, along PA 274.
GPS DD: Lat. 40.26207 Long. -77.6615
Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map driving directions 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.
In an Emergency
UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
361 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle, PA 17015