Colton Point

State Park - Pennsylvania

Colton Point State Park is on the west side of the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, which is 800 feet (240 m) deep and nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) across at this location. The park extends from the creek in the bottom of the gorge up to the rim and across part of the plateau to the west. Colton Point State Park is known for its views of the Pine Creek Gorge, and offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting, whitewater boating, and camping. Colton Point is surrounded by Tioga State Forest and its sister park, Leonard Harrison State Park, on the east rim. The park is on a state forest road in Shippen Township 5 miles (8 km) south of U.S. Route 6.

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Visitor Map of Leonhard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Leonhard Harrison & Colton Point - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Leonhard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Brochure of Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Leonard Harrison and Colton Point - Brochure

Brochure of Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Camping Brochure and Map of Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Leonard Harrison and Colton Point - Camping Brochure and Map

Camping Brochure and Map of Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Directions Map to Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Leonard Harrison and Colton Point - Directions

Directions Map to Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Colton Point SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/ColtonPointStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colton_Point_State_Park Colton Point State Park is on the west side of the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, which is 800 feet (240 m) deep and nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) across at this location. The park extends from the creek in the bottom of the gorge up to the rim and across part of the plateau to the west. Colton Point State Park is known for its views of the Pine Creek Gorge, and offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting, whitewater boating, and camping. Colton Point is surrounded by Tioga State Forest and its sister park, Leonard Harrison State Park, on the east rim. The park is on a state forest road in Shippen Township 5 miles (8 km) south of U.S. Route 6.
The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks are on opposite sides of Pine Creek Gorge, also called the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.” Many scenic vistas offer spectacular views into the 800-foot-deep, glacial floodwater-carved canyon. The scenery at these parks is superb in every season of the year and is especially stunning in late September through mid-October. The large abundance of Leonard Harrison State Park On the east rim of the canyon, the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park has modern facilities, a visitor center, and the most famous scenic views of the gorge. GPS DD: Lat. 41.698 Long. -77.45156 Directions To reach Leonard Harrison State Park on the eastern rim of the canyon, take PA 660 west from Wellsboro for ten miles. Recreational Opportunities CAMPING: flush toilets and hot showers The campground is open from the second Friday in April until the third Sunday in October. Rustic toilets, tables, fire rings, and a sanitary dump station are provided. Some sites have electricity. PICNICKING: Picnic tables (seven of which are covered), charcoal grills, restrooms, drinking water, and trash bins are available. Schloder Pavilion can be reserved for a fee. If unreserved, the pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis. HIKING: See reverse side. Visitor Center and Gift Shop The gift shop is open from late mid-April to late October as visitor center staffing allows. Call the park office for hours and seasonal changes. A video and educational displays interpret the area and its wildlife. Water, soda, and juice vending machines are available from late April to late October. All proceeds benefit Pennsylvania State Parks. History Leonard Harrison State Park honors Leonard Harrison (18501929) of Wellsboro. Mr. Harrison was a civic-minded businessman and banker who contributed his time, energy, and finances to the betterment of his home community. Leonard Harrison State Park originally consisted of 121 acres and was called “The Lookout.” Mr. Harrison owned and developed the area as a public picnic ground. He gave the area to the commonwealth in 1922. The park was further developed by the boys of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp S-155-PA Darling Run during the mid-1930s. A bronze monument to the CCC’s achievements is on the overlook. Additional lands were added to the park in the late 1940s. deciduous hardwood trees display beautiful autumn shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple. Pockets of evergreen trees provide a dash of green year round. Pine Creek Gorge begins just south of Ansonia, along US 6 and continues south for about 47 miles. At its deepest point, the gorge is 1,450 feet deep and nearly one mile wide. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point state parks, the depth of the gorge is about 800 feet and these parks have the most spectacular scenic overlooks. Colton Point State Park On the west rim of the canyon, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the gorge. GPS DD: Lat. 41.70824 Long. -77.4553 Directions From US 6 near Ansonia, follow Colton Road south for five miles. Recreational Opportunities CAMPING: rustic sites The campground is open from the second Friday in April until the third Sunday in October. Rustic toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided. Campsites at Colton Point are not reservable but are available first-come, first-served. PICNICKING: Picnic tables are available for year-round use. There are also five reservable pavilions throughout the park. Three of the pavilions have fireplaces. ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: Qualified adult or youth groups may rent one of the three, 30-person capacity areas, from the second Friday in April to the third Sunday in October, weather permitting. The camp is equipped with picnic tables. Advance reservations are required. This area is rustic in nature and so vehicles are prohibited in the camping area. SNOWMOBILING: Registered snowmobiles may use the trail network on state forest land daily after the close of the deer season in December. The park provides parking, picnic tables, and restrooms. ATVs are not considered snowmobiles. HIKING: See reverse side. History Colton Point was named in the late 1800s for Henry Colton, a lumberman who supervised harvesting trees in the area. Logs were floated down Pine Creek to sawmills in Williamsport. The park was established from state forest lands purchased in the early 1900s. Colton Point State Park was developed by the boys of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp S-91-PA Watrous, from 1933 to 1936. The park opened to the public in 1936. The CCC’s contributions are still visible today through the five stone and timber pavilions in the park. In 1988, the CCC-built facilities were added to the National Register of Historic Places. Many recreational opportunities are available in the gorge. Some of these activities
Colton Point State Park On the west rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, the small campground at Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The first-come, first-serve camping area offers petfriendly, non-electric campsites (tent-only and walk-to) and organized group tenting. Four campsites can accommodate a small camping unit. The campground has non-flush restrooms, picnic tables, fire rings, and potable water. The rugged overlooks near the campground offer great views of the 800-foot deep, glacially carved Pine Creek Gorge. The scenery at Colton Point and Leonard Harrison is beautiful in every season of the year and is especially stunning in late September through mid-October. Please note: Cell service may be limited or unavailable near and within the park RESERVATIONS: Rustic campsites for individuals at Colton Point State Park are first-come, first-serve. Upon arrival, choose a campsite that is unoccupied, and follow all instructions on the bulletin board. Payment can be made with check or cash. A green fee tube is by the bulletin board for collection of camping fees. For groups who meet the criteria of an Organized Group, reservations for Organized Group Tenting campsites can be made online or by phone 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: Campsites are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. If an employee is not available, read posted instructions then proceed to an available site and set up. 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 CAMPING SEASON: This campground opens the first Friday in May and closes the third Sunday in October. 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 this campground, except organized group tenting sites. Please contact the park office or contact station for pet guidelines. 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. MINIMUM/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 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 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 eq
Directions to Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks Leonard Harrison State Park 4797 Route 660 Wellsboro, PA 16901 GPS DD: Lat. 41.698 Long. -77.451 570-724-3061 Colton Point State Park 927 Colton Road Wellsboro, PA 16901 GPS DD: Lat. 41.70964 Long. -77.46613 Directions: 2QWKHHDVWHUQULP Leonard Harrison State ParkLVWHQPLOHVZHVWRI:HOOVERURRQPA 660 On the western rim, Colton Point State Park is RQ&ROWRQ5RDGILYH miles south of US 6 at Ansonia N To Ti aH og PINE CREEK TRAIL PARKING D nd Tra il mo am am Creek Ansonia 660 PINE CREEK TRAIL PARKING (East Rim) Thumptown ol ho Sc rk Fo oad R LEONARD HARRISON St Stony Fork or 287 k ug Bro hton H ol lo w R d. rt 660 (West Rim) POTTER-TIOGA COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU illi am sp o k AIRPORT 660 y on COLTON POINT STOP SIGN ad Co Cr ee n lto HOSPITAL Ro 362 Stony F ad Ro ey Rd. Wellsboro TAVERN K e ls Rexford Pin e 6 sfield To Man To Gal eton Pin e 6 W To S t o n y Fo r k C re e k R d .

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