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Denton Hill State Park

Denton Hill State park is located in the upper reaches of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Situated on the northern slope of Denton Hill, the park’s elevation ranges from 1800 to 2400 feet above sea-level.

The steep grade of the park facilitated the establishment of a downhill ski area and lodge when the site was developed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Though the ski area has been closed since 2014, as of 2023, DCNR is actively working on a public-private partnership to return Denton Hill to a four-season recreation destination.

Other recreational activities are currently available at Denton Hill.

Hikers can find year-round access to Susquehannock State Forest’s Billy Lewis Area Trail System and fishing and hunting opportunities can be found on site.

Denton Hill State Park Master Plan and Park Progress Updates

DCNR is currently in contract negotiations to form a public-private partnership at Denton Hill State Park with the intent to secure a long-term operational lease.

This would allow an outside operator to help transform Denton Hill into a four-season recreational destination in Northern Pennsylvania.

Current work happening at the park includes:

  • ​Mountain Maintenance -- slope mowing for access and inspection.

  • Examining the existing lift systems, which remain a critical piece of our Mountain Recreation Plan to provide four-seasons of outdoor adventure.

  • Further developing trail connections, beginning at the Denton Hill Adventure Center Lodge and expanding to the surrounding Susquehannock State Forest Trail Systems for a variety of recreational activities.

  • Infrastructure assessments to determine what structures need to be removed due to aging and safety concerns.

For more information about the history of the Denton Hill Master Planning process, visit the Denton Hill State Park Master Planning web ​​page.

Seasons and Hours​

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

Contact the Lyman Run State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Denton Hill State Park


Denton Hill State Park is along US 6 in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

GPS decimal degrees: Lat. 41.77794 Long. -77.82786

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Denton Hill State Park 

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.

Nearest Hospital

Cole Memorial
1001 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

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