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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.

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.

PA Wilds Conservation Shops 

The PA Wilds Conservation Landscape is a 13-county region that is home to an impressive and diverse community of skilled artisans, craftspeople, and producers working across a variety of media.

Uplifting and celebrating these artisans and craftspeople throughout the region are PA Wilds Conservation Shops. Located at select state parks, Conservation Shops primarily feature locally-made products that reflect the region’s beauty, bounty, and rural traditions so visitors can “take home a piece of the PA Wilds.”

During checkout, shoppers may also choose to donate to the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, which reinvests 100% of the proceeds to fund special projects in the state parks and forests in the PA Wilds.

The Conservation Shops are operated through a public-private partnership between the nonprofit PA Wilds Center and DCNR to help support the Center's mission in the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape. 

Learn more about PA Wilds Conservation Shops and the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape.

Concession

Also at the overlook, Millers Purely Maple operates a food truck concession from Memorial Day through late September on Saturdays and Sundays, and daily in late September - late October (weather permitting).

Water, soda, and juice vending machines are available from late April to late October.

Reservations

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. 

Directions

From the town of Wellsboro, PA follow Route 660 West 10 miles to Leonard Harrison State Park.

Stay on the paved road of Route 660 West, 10 miles outside of Wellsboro, the road will dead end at the park. 

Be aware that GPS navigation will select a route through small, dirt roads unsuitable for large RVs and buses. 

The most direct route is to follow the paved road of Rt 660 West. 

There is no cell service in the park. Cell service is usually available 5 miles away from the park on Route 660 East.

Non-coin operated emergency phones are available at the park for 911, local and toll-free calls. 

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.70824  Long. -77.4553

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

Driving Directions: Directions Map to Colton Point State Park (PDF)

Learn, Experience, Connect

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

  • Lumber heritage
  • Wildlife
  • Geology and the canyon formation
  • Fall color
  • Leave No Trace
  • 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

UPMC Wellsboro
32 Central Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
570-723-7764

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