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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 1/19/2021:  Effective Sunday December 6, 2020

  • All in-person programs are canceled until at least March 31st.

  • This cancelation includes all State Park and Forestry hosted events and festivals.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will be offered.  Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.

Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:

  • Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed

Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors

  • The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.

  • If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.

  • The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.

  • This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.     If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order.  The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

Caution: Please be advised that hunting season is open and permitted in designated areas within state parks.  For your protection, all visitors should take proper precautions such as wearing a fluorescent orange vest and hat while recreating in areas of the park that are open to hunting during your visit.  If you have questions please contact the park office.

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.

Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is surrounded by a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The 45-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails, campground, and nesting bald eagles are prime attractions to the 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. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

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.

A Pennsylvania map showing the location of Little Pine State Park 

Directions

The park is in Lycoming County.

From the south, take US 220 to the Pine Creek Exit near Jersey Shore. Take PA 44 north 11 miles to Waterville, then turn right onto SR 4001 and go four miles to the park.

From the northwest, take PA 120 south to the village of Hyner. Turn left onto Hyner Mountain Road. Take PA 44 south to Waterville and turn left onto SR 4001.

From the north and northeast, take US 6 to Wellsboro, then PA 287 south to English Center and SR 4001 to the park.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.36354  Long. -77.35740

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Little Pine State Park 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Environmental education programs are offered on a seasonal basis.

Field learning experiences are available to schools during the spring and fall, and teacher workshops are offered periodically. Programs are designed to meet academic standards for Environment & Ecology, but also address other areas.

Programs are available upon request to civic organizations and youth groups. Topics include:

  • Astronomy
  • Botany
  • Entomology
  • Folklore
  • Zoology
  • Others

Guided walks, evening programs, hands-on learning activities, and craft programs are offered to park visitors in the summer season.

Annual Autumn Festival

This annual event focuses on the outdoor recreational opportunities in northcentral Pennsylvania. Activities include:

  • Guided walks
  • Crafts
  • Presentations
  • Informational displays by private and government conservation organizations

The festival is held in October on the Sunday before Columbus Day.

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

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital
1020 Thompson Street
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570-398-0100

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