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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.

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.


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. 


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

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

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

Directions to Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (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.

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.

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 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

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Leonard Harrison State Park