The Leonard Harrison overlook is open but not maintained, you may proceed to the overlook at your own risk. *** 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 weekend before Thanksgiving to the second Friday in April.***
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.
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
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.
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.
Environmental Education and Interpretation
An environmental interpreter presents resource-oriented programs and interpretive walks April through October. Major topics and seasonal programs include:
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.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital
32 Central Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901