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Municipal Parks

Contact: Shippensburg Area Recreation & Parks, 115 North Fayette Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 717-532-7144

Veterans Memorial Park, Park Place, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 717-532-7144. Largest public park in Shippensburg where you’ll find a football stadium, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic pavilions & swimming pool

Shippensburg Township Park, Britton Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257, Shippensburg Township Park has a full array of playground equipment, soccer fields, picnic pavilion, an amphitheater stage and access to the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail

Southampton Township Park, Corner of Airport Road and Hershey Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 717-532-9646 Southampton Park consists of wooded hiking trails and streams, paved walking path, playground, pavilions, basketball court and soccer fields


State Parks

Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Road Fayetteville, PA 17222, 717-352-2161 Located on Rt. 30 between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, the park features a large swimming pool, 2 campgrounds with tent and trailer sites, fishing streams and over 400 picnic tables

Pine Grove Furnace, 1100 Pine Grove Road Gardners, PA 17324, 717-486-7174 Pine Grove Furnace features 2 lakes, Laurel and Fuller Lake, rustic tent and trailer sites and many hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail. Boating is permitted only on 25 acre Laurel Lake

King’s Gap State Park, 500 King’s Gap Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, 717-486-5031 Kings Gap offers environmental education programs, hunting, fishing, 16 miles of hiking trails, and mountain retreats. The Mountain retreats take place three times a year and allow you to stay in the beautiful Cameron/Masland mansion. The spectacular view overlooking the valley is definitely worth a couple hours of your time.

Colonel Denning State Park, 1599 Doubling Gap Rd, Newville, PA‎ - (717) 776-5272‎ Colonel Denning State Park offers 273 acres of woodland and a 3.5 acre. The lake and beach is open to swim from late-May to mid-September, 8 a.m. to sunset. This park is a great place to spend some time fishing and hiking.



Appalachian Trail

Burd Run Nature Trail This half-mile trail will guide you along a meandering stream that was restored to its historic location in 2001. Along the way, interpretive signs will teach you about the project, its purpose, and the wildlife around you. About the Project | Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory | Cumberland County Conservation District

Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, PO Box 531, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 717-860-0444

Dykeman Spring Nature Trail


Water Features

Caledonia State Park Pool, 101 Pine Grove Road Fayetteville 17222, 717-352-2161

Memorial Park Pool, Park Place, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 717-532-7144

Shippensburg Township Park

Burd Run

Conodoguinet Creek

Middle Spring Creek

Yellow Breeches Creek