Caledonia

State Park - Pennsylvania

Caledonia State Park is located in southern Pennsylvania. The park is named for the Caledonia Furnace, an iron furnace that was owned by Thaddeus Stevens beginning in 1837. Today the park is known for its recreational activities and the Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theatre. The park has 10 miles (16 km) of hiking trails, a swimming pool, golf course, a summer stock theater, and is open to hunting and fishing to provide recreation and entertainment for park visitors.[2]

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Visitor Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Caledonia - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Brochure of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Caledonia - Brochure

Brochure of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Campground Brochure and Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Caledonia - Campground Brochure and Map

Campground Brochure and Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Caledonia SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/CaledoniaStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caledonia_State_Park Caledonia State Park is located in southern Pennsylvania. The park is named for the Caledonia Furnace, an iron furnace that was owned by Thaddeus Stevens beginning in 1837. Today the park is known for its recreational activities and the Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theatre. The park has 10 miles (16 km) of hiking trails, a swimming pool, golf course, a summer stock theater, and is open to hunting and fishing to provide recreation and entertainment for park visitors.[2]
Caledonia Caledonia State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks Mission The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper Directions Reservations Caledonia is at the intersection of US 30 and PA 233. • From Chambersburg, follow US 30 east 11 miles to the park. • From Gettysburg, follow US 30 west 15 miles to the park. • From Harrisburg, follow I-81 53 miles to Chambersburg, then 7.3 miles east on US 30. Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday. Spend the Day SWIMMING: The park features a large, ADA accessible swimming pool with a small snack bar. The pool is open 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day unless otherwise posted. PICNICKING: Oak and pine trees along Conococheague Creek shade picnic tables and charcoal grills. Two rustic, CCC-era 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. HIKING: see reverse side HUNTING AND FIREARMS: About FISHING: The East Branch Conococheague and Rocky Mountain creeks and Carbaugh Run flow through the park and the surrounding state forest lands, offering many exciting places for anglers. Brown trout, rainbow trout, native brook trout, and some warmwater game fish can be found in these streams. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulation and laws apply. CALEDONIA PUBLIC GOLF COURSE: An 18-hole, par 68, public golf course is just south of US 30. Constructed in the late 1920s, the course is the oldest and one of the most scenic courses in south central Pennsylvania. Caledonia Golf Enterprises Inc. 9515 Golf Course Road Fayetteville, PA 17222 717-352-7271 caledoniagc.com CATHEDRAL IN THE PINES: Caledonia’s Summer Sunday School dates back to the summer of 1917 when the Manges and Moyer families decided to provide a Sunday school for their children and other families’ children who spent the summer months vacationing at Caledonia, be it in tents or the increasing cabin community around the park. Since 1955, the Franklin County Sunday School Association has kept the tradition alive and offers outdoor, nondenominational Sunday school from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. All are welcome to attend. TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE: Since 1952, the Totem Pole Playhouse, a summer stock theater, has offered performances during the summer months. Request a schedule of shows by contacting: Totem Pole Playhouse 9555 Golf Course Road P.O. Box 603, Fayetteville, PA 17222 888-805-7056 www.totempoleplayhouse.org 740 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, squirrel, and turkey. Hunting is permitted in the adjacent Michaux State Forest. 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. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s car or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers Thaddeus Stevens 1792-1868 Called the Great Commoner, Thaddeus Stevens was an abolitionist, radical republican, and was one of the most effective and powerful legislators of the Civil War era. Some historians consider Stevens the de facto leader of the United States during the presidency of Andrew Johnson. Stevens became the third person in American history to be given the privilege of lying in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, following Senator Henry Clay and President Lincoln. Born in Caledonia County, Vermont, Stevens faced many prejudices for having a club-foot. This and his birth to a poor family likely forged a lifelong drive to defend the poor and persecuted. After graduation from Dartmouth in 1815, Stevens moved to York, Pa. to teach. Within a year he moved to Gettysburg, Pa. to practice law, dabble in real estate, and in 1822, enter the iron business with the opening of Maria Fur
Caledonia State Park Chinquapin Hill Campground is close to the swimming pool. It offers modern campsites (electric, non-electric, and fullhookup) with a dump station, two full-hookup ADA accessible campsites, and restrooms with warm showers. Hosack Run Campground has pet-friendly modern campsites (electric, non-electric, and full-hookup) with a dump station, small playground, one ADA accessible campsite, and restroom with warm showers. Park Office GPS DD: Lat. 39.9089 Long. -77.4783 Chinquapin Hill GPS DD: Lat. 39.90895 Long. -77.48107 Hosack Run GPS DD: Lat. 39.91488 Long. -77.4684 CAMPING SEASON: Both campgrounds open the Friday before trout season. Chinquapin Hill Campground closes the last Sunday in October, and Hosack Run Campground closes at the end of deer season in December. RESERVATIONS: Most campsites in Pennsylvania state parks can be reserved 11 months in advance to noon of the day of arrival. Campers without a reservation arriving after noon should check at the contact station or near the campground entrance for instructions. Reservations can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover credit cards; personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks; or a Pennsylvania State Parks Gift Card. To receive a confirmed reservation, full payment must be received within ten days of making the reservation. For reservations, call the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday,7:00 AM to 5:00 PM or visit http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com. CAMPSITE ISSUING: Advance reservations are available for almost all campsites. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an employee is not available, read posted instructions and check the site availability listing. The appropriate fee must be paid to a park employee or deposited in a supplied honor system envelope before setting up on a campsite. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations, changes, or transfers to reservations will be assessed a fee and can be made prior to arrival by the Pennsylvania State Parks Reservation Center. Any cancellation, change, or transfer made upon arrival must be processed through the state park. For complete information on fees, cancellations, changes, transfers, and discount policies, view the Reservation Cancellation/Change Policy at the website above in the "Reservations" section. Campground Rules CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Campsites must be vacated by 3:00 PM. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Pennsylvania state parks. PETS: Pets are permitted at all campsites in the Hosack Run Campground. Pets are prohibited at campsites in the Chinquapin Hill Campground. Please contact the park office or contact station for guidelines for pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, buildings, and all overnight facilities not participating in the pet program. Guide dogs and service dogs are not considered pets. QUIET HOURS: Campers must not disturb the sleep of others between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. NOISE: Operation of electric generators that create excessive noise is prohibited. OCCUPANCY: Site occupancy is limited to one family unit (persons living under one household) or five unrelated people per site. Occupants must include at least one person 18 years of age or older at all times. MOTOR VEHICLES: Park only in designated areas. Only one vehicle is permitted at a campsite in addition to a camping unit. If permitted, additional vehicles can park on the camping spur for a fee or in the second car parking area at no charge. VISITORS: Visitors are welcome on campsites from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. MAXIMUM CAMPING PERIOD: Campers may stay in a state park campground up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If reserving a Saturday during the summer season, a two-night minimum stay is required. Campers may camp up to 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year. HUNTING: Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner's vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Protect and Preserve Our Parks Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. Modern Camping Caledonia State Park • Please camp only in designated areas and minimize your impact on the ca

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