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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center


500 Kings Gap Road

Carlisle, PA 17015





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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center consists of 2,531 acres of forest on the South Mountain with a variety of unique attractions to do on its mountainous terrain and extensive forest like:

  • 20 miles of hiking trails
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting during established seasons
  • A permanent orienteering course
  • Wildlife watching

The Cameron-Masland Mansion located at Kings Gap provides facilities for meals and overnight lodging, and may be reserved for meetings, weddings, receptions and similar functions.

Kings Gap is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and interpretive programs to the residents of Pennsylvania. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers and the general public to increase knowledge and awareness of the values and function of our natural resources.

Educational programs are age-specific and generate learning through discovery and a hands-on approach. Kings Gap also strives to teach outdoor skills that lead to healthy, lifelong outdoor enjoyment.

Whether enjoying Kings Gap through recreational activities, educational programs or its scenic beauty, visitors can be inspired to become stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

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