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Update 6/26/2020:

     All state park beaches are open. Beaches and associated parking areas will be limited to 75 percent of normal capacity in green counties. Possession of a mask is required and recommended to wear when not in the water. We ask visitors to follow social distancing mitigation measures.

     Reservable boating facilities, restroom facilities, pavilion rentals, park offices, visitor center exhibit halls in day use areas, family campsites, organized group tenting, amphitheater, cabins, unique houses, lodges, cottages, and yurts are OPEN. Masks are required to be worn in park offices and any other indoor public space. Please check the status at:

     Events of 25 or more people and public educational programs have resumed in green counties. Events of 25 or more people and public educational programs remain canceled in yellow counties and will not resume until the county is designated green. Please call the park office before you visit with questions.

     As part of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, group cabin camps will remain closed for 2020.

Social Distancing (6/26/2020)

All visitors are required to wear a mask when entering state park buildings.

     Visitors can help keep state parks safe and clean by doing the following: wear a mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose, cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow. If you are sick, stay home.

     The best advice to slow the spread of the coronavirus is to stay home, not recreate in large groups, and practice social distancing (stay six feet apart). If you are looking to be outdoors, stay as close to home as possible including your backyard, neighborhood, or local park or trail unless they are crowded or closed.

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.

Attention ATV enthusiasts.  We have been receiving many questions regarding ATV registration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  All information regarding ATV registration can be found at:

DCNR ATV Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning in Spring of 2019, the Bureau of State Parks will be conducting a Pilot Program at the Lyman Run State Park Lower Campground. Starting on the Friday before Memorial Day through the last Sunday in September, campers using campsites in the Lower Campground will be able to drive ATVs on the campground road. This will provide direct access to the Susquehannock State Forest ATV trail system at the Lyman Trailhead, located 3/4 mile from the campground up Lyman Run Road.  Lyman Run Road is a township road that is open to ATV traffic. This pilot program will run for two seasons starting in 2019 through 2020, after which it will be evaluated.

All operators must possess a valid Driver’s License to drive on the campground road and make the connection to the trailhead from Lyman Run Road. DCNR ATV Riding Rules and Regulations will apply.


Lyman Run State Park

The 595-acre Lyman Run State Park is in scenic Potter County. Maples and cherries dominate a mixed northern hardwood forest that surrounds the 45-acre Lyman Run Lake, making a most scenic setting.

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.


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 that shows the location of Lyman Run State Park 


Lyman Run State Park is 15 miles east of Coudersport and seven miles west of Galeton on Lyman Run Road.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.72511  Long. -77.76004

A circular map that shows the location of Lyman Run State Park 

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

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

To avoid unpaved or non-maintained roads, change your GPS settings from shortest route to fastest route to use highways when possible or follow these directions to the park:

  • ​From the east (Route 6 West), turn left onto West Branch Road in Galeton and then right onto Lyman Run Road to the park.
  • From the west (Route 6 East), take Route 44 South in Sweden Valley towards Cherry Springs. Then take West Branch Road to Lyman Run Road to the park.
  • From the south, take Route 44 Noth towards Cherry Springs, then right onto West Branch Road and left onto Lyman Run Road to the park.
  • From the North, take 449 South to Route 6 East. Turn right onto West Branch Road in Galeton and then right onto Lyman Run Road to the park.


Learn, Experience, Connect

Year round, an environmental educator presents resource-oriented programs and informational walks like guided hikes and kayak programs.

Schools, organizations, and clubs may request programs on a variety of topics including watersheds and stream ecology.

Additional information is available at the park office.

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

Cole Memorial
1001 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

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