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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021:  Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program.

  • Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.

  • Visitor center exhibit halls, interpretive areas, and theaters will open with a 75% capacity visitation allowance.

  • Check the calendar of events for scheduled programs.

  • Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain canceled until further notice.

Masks are required to be worn:

  • In park offices and visitor centers

  • In any other indoor public space

  • During outdoor educational programs

  • Masks are recommended throughout the park when you are unable to adequately social distance

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

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 traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Campground Notice - Please be advised that during freezing weather, water hydrants on Full Hook-Up Campsites need to be open with a hose attached or closed with the hose detached. Ice buildup can cause hydrant fixtures to break if a hose is attached but the hydrant is in the closed position.  Thank you.

Caledonia State Park

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30.

The park is nestled within South Mountain, the northern terminus of the well-known Blue Ridge Mountain of Maryland and Virginia. Within South Mountain there are four state parks and 84,000 acres of state forest land waiting to be explored and enjoyed. The soils on either side of South Mountain are ideal for fruit production, proven by the abundance of orchards in the surrounding area.

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 pool, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours.

Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.


Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 


Caledonia is at the intersection of US 30 and PA 233.

  • From Chambersburg, follow US 30 east 11 miles to the park.
  • From Gettysburg, follow US 30 west 15 miles to the park.
  • From Harrisburg, follow I-81 53 miles to Chambersburg, then 7.3 miles east on US 30.

GPS DD:  Lat. 39.9089, Long. -77.4783

This circular map shows the roads near the park.


Wi-Fi is available inside the park office and within approximately 50 feet surrounding the office building.

Wi-Fi is not available in the campground or day-use area.

Cathedral in the Pines

Caledonia’s Summer Sunday School dates back to the summer of 1917 when the Manges and Moyer families decided to provide a Sunday school for their and other families’ children who spent the summer months vacationing at Caledonia, be it in tents or the increasing cabin community around the park.

Since 1955, the Franklin County Sunday School Association has kept the tradition alive and offers outdoor, nondenominational Sunday school from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

All are welcome to attend.

Totem Pole Playhouse

Since 1952, the Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theater, has offered performances during the summer months. Request a schedule of shows by contacting:

Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 603
Fayetteville, PA 17222
888-805-7056 / 717-352-2164

Caledonia Arts and Crafts Fair

This event is held annually on the second Saturday during July. As many as 150 skilled crafts people and artists display and sell their creations.

Learn, Experience, Connect

A park educator offers programming during the summer season. The history and environment of the area are topics for discovery for park visitors of all ages.

Children’s programs, guided walks, and campfire programs are scheduled throughout the summer season.

Program schedules are available at the park office. Special requests are welcome and may be directed to the park office.

The Thaddeus Steven Blacksmith Shop has operating hours during the summer. Visitors can tour and, on occasion, visit with a guest blacksmith as he hammers out iron products.

The park also is the home of the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Discovery Center, located across from the park office.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use in parking lot #2 by the restrooms. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

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

Chambersburg Hospital
122 North 7th Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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