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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.

*** The Turkey Path Trail and Overlook Trail at Leonard Harrison State Park and the Turkey Path Trail at Colton Point State Park will be closed during the winter months from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the second Friday in April.***  The Leonard Harrison overlook is open but not maintained, you may proceed to the overlook at your own risk.  Colton Point State Park is accessed by the Colton Road within the Tioga State Forest.  The road is typically unplowed during the winter months for snowmobile recreation opportunities.  Travel on the Colton Road should be limited to snowmobiles and four wheel drive SUVs/trucks as the roadway may be slippery with packed snow/ice.

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s.

The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. Leonard Harrison State Park is visible on the other side of the canyon.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

Contact the Leonard Harrison State 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.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Colton Point State Park 


From US 6 near Ansonia, follow Colton Road south for five miles.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.70824  Long. -77.4553

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Colton Point State Park 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Directions Map to Colton Point State Park (PDF)

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Learn, Experience, Connect

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

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

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.

Nearest Hospital

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital
32 Central Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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Colton Point State Park