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Cherry Springs State Park

4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915 USA

“Enjoy the many Stars!”

Cherry Springs State Park is nearly as remote and wild today as it was two centuries ago. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Named for the large stands of black cherry trees in the park, the 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking. Due to its exceptionally dark skies, Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard for stargazing and the science of astronomy. The viewing field is located at the top of a 2,300-foot high mountain and the surrounding state forest is relatively undeveloped. With all nearby communities sitting in valleys, any light that might affect the park is uniquely shielded making it a great place for 360 degree views of the night sky. In 2008, Cherry Springs State Park attained a Gold Level International Dark Sky Park certification from the International Dark Sky Association in 2008. Cherry Springs was, in fact, the second International Dark Sky Park in the world. The International Dark-Skies Association and its partners certify locations with exceptional nightscapes as International Dark Sky Parks (IDSP). These locations serve as reminders that with quality outdoor lighting, the extraordinary wonders of the nighttime sky and night environment are just as much a part of our lifestyle and history as are the daylight hours. In fact, without the inspiration and wonders of the nighttime environment much of the world's history, art, culture, music, and literature might not have been created

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 03, 2016
Rated 4.0

Pretty nice campground: great if it's a clear night, but it is very isolated and there aren't any longer trails nearby. There is a camp store down the road that has everything you could ever need. Remember to bring red cellophane to cover your flashlights and the bathrooms near the nonelectric campsites does not have running water!

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Nancy Sewell

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  • 147 Helpful
April 02, 2016

Campground - base price $17 for non residents and amenities like showers, electric, $4-7 add on

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  • 2 Helpful
April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0

Planning my next trip this weekend! Been here about 4-5 times. Word of advice- this place is in the middle of nowhere so if you're planning a trip make sure you check out their dark sky chart online to see if viewing conditions are good for stargazing. Driving all the way out here to see cloudy skies isn't worth it! But driving all the way out when during the new moon phase, with little to no cloud cover and good transparency makes an ideal combo for the novice astronomer. Bring your telescope or simply gaze out in the field with your own eyes to see the milky way. Absolutely breathtaking!

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  • 10 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Well worth the drive. The presentation was really good.

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  • 0 Helpful
May 06, 2017

Have been coming to Cherry Springs for many years making the 5 hr. trip from Cleveland, OH. Wonderful place for stargazing. Observers/campers tend to be serious you will wear out you welcome quickly with white flashlights and/or lasers. The park is managed by the State of PA parks who do an absolutely wonderful job year in and year out. Facilities are nice clean and well maintained. There are two major sponsored star parties each year: The Cherry Springs (Spring) and Black Forest (Fall) that usually sell out all 500 spots. Each of these event are wonderful but camping can be very crowed. Google each to find more information. Each new moon from May thru Nov you can expect 100+ in the observing field. Google Cherry Springs State Park for information on prices and restrictions. Clear skies......

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Cherry Springs State Park

4639 Cherry Springs Road
Coudersport, Pennsylvania
16915 USA

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