Reeds Gap State Park is 220 acres of wilderness in the New Lancaster Valley of Mifflin County. Large hemlocks and white pines cast cool shadows over Honey Creek, which flows through the park.
Hiking at Reeds Gap State Park
3 miles of trails
The trails loop throughout the park in forests and along Honey Creek, some connecting to trails in Bald Eagle State Forest.
Reeds Gap Spur Trail of the Mid State Trail starts near the intersection of State Park Road and New Lancaster Valley Road. The trail climbs along scenic Reeds Gap Run to Knob Ridge Road, which leads to Poe Paddy State Park 18 miles away. This very beautiful and rugged trail has interesting large rocks along the upper section. Once many logs were brought down the trail to a sawmill that stood by the park office.
ATVs are prohibited on state park roads and trails.
Picnicking at Reeds Gap state Park
Mostly wooded picnic areas are available year round. There is ample parking, tables, and one small, non-reservable shelter.
Modern flush toilets and running water are available during the warmer months.
Three picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stay the Night at Reeds Gap State Park
tents only, pets permitted on all sites
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
The 14-site campground is for tents only and opens the second Friday in April and closes the third Sunday in October.
Water is by site #6.
The shower house is by Parking Lot B across State Park Road.
Wildlife Watching at Reeds Gap State Park
The dominant habitat in and around the park is of towering white pines, hemlocks, and oaks.
Adding to the year-round scenic beauty are:
Fishing at Reeds Gap state Park
Native and stocked trout are found in Honey Creek.
Mountain streams like Reeds Gap Run hide small populations of native trout.
Hiking trails offer access to Honey Creek. The spring months offer the best angling.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.
Hunting at Reeds Gap State Park
During established seasons, more than 100 acres are open to:
Training of dogs
Common game species are:
Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas.
Cross-Country Skiing at Reeds Gap State Park
Skiers can enjoy the trails, service roads, and open areas.
About five miles of ungroomed trails are available with proper snow conditions.
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