Camping at The Dark Sky Park

There are thirty campsites & a sanitary dump station. They all include a picnic table, light lantern hanger and the fire ring. The campground is open from the second Friday in April and closes in November. Pets are prohibited in the campground.

Cherry Springs State Park is just about as remote, isolated, private, removed and wild today as it was 200 years ago. The dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. These dark skies make Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places on the eastern seaboard for stargazing and draws astronomers from near and far. Stars, planets, northern lights, nebulae, galaxies, stars and other heavenly bodies abound.

This dark night sky is a natural resource, just like plants, waterways and wildlife.  and is why the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources declared Cherry Springs State Park the first Dark Sky Park.

If you are going Camping, you Must make a reservation. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION HERE.

The Vitals –

Amphitheater, your very own Picnic Table, Potable water, Restroom, Telephone, Contact Station, Dump Station and a Picnic Pavilion.

Located within 10 miles at Lyman Run Lake Park is a Bath House, Boating, Fishing, Swimming. Keeners Store is just north of the park on Rt 44.

Important information for Campers

Pets are not allowed on the Astronomy Observation field while the field is in use.

Pets are not permitted in the Campground

Pets are not permitted at public night sky programs

The Astronomy Field is non-reservable but is open and available all year round with only a few exceptions.

The large picnic pavilion at Cherry Springs may be reserved by contacting the Lyman Run park office.

The Observatory Shelters are for use by serious astronomers with their own telescopes.

All Public Stargazing Programs listed on the calendar of events do require online reservations. To book your spot for a program, please log onto the CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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41.65981, -77.82125

41.39’35”N, 77.49’17”W

Cherry Springs State Park is located on Pa Rt44 in Potter County just outside Coudersport, the gateway to Cherry Springs. Use this address –

4639 Cherry Springs Rd,

Coudersport Pa 16915

Park telephone is 814-435-5010