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Colonel Denning State Park

1599 Doubling Gap Rd, Newville, PA 17241-9756
+1 717-776-5272
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Nice Beach

I visited the Colonel Denning lake with my husband and 15 month old son the Friday before July 4th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashlee R
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
we will definetaly go here again

We had our daughters wedding here and it was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Newville, Pennsylvania
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“flat rock” (10 reviews)
“small lake” (2 reviews)
1599 Doubling Gap Rd, Newville, PA 17241-9756
+1 717-776-5272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Colonel Denning lake with my husband and 15 month old son the Friday before July 4th weekend. Online, it stated that the beach opened for swimming at 10 AM - we arrived at that time and were the first on the beach....More

Thank Ashlee R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had our daughters wedding here and it was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I hike here alot and the trails are awesome

Thank slhock1957
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A small group of senior hikers climbed the mountain staring from the park office area to Flat Rock on a beautiful day in February 2017. This was an intensely uphill hike to the 'wagon wheel' area, then another difficult uphill hike to the Flat Rock...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Camping, hiking, a small lake, and educational programs. Well-managed campground with host, typical amenities, education building, amphitheater, and creek running through. Nice spot and campers are friendly with a sense of community, plus a small lake for swimming and "beach" atmosphere. There are also walk-in...More

Thank ec0adventurer
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nothing there anymore. When I was growing up it was always packed with campers, picnickers, swimmers and more . You would always have a problem finding a place to have your picnic. Would be nice if it had a pool like Little Buffalo.

Thank roxannmckee
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best kept secret in central PA. Beside the beauty lake with a huge beach there are lots of hiking trails for everyone. From easy to rugged. There is also fishing, a nice playground and camping with activities provided by the PA DNCR....More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed Colonel Dennings. We never camped there. Because we live 2 miles away. But it seems very nice. They are having a water problem right now. They keep losing water. Don't know when it will be fixed. But take the time go enjoy...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Whether you enjoy just sitting by your campfire or hiking this is a great quiet Pa State Park, with tenting, Rving, hiking, walking trails or cooling off at the beach.

Thank slclwsn
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Yes there is a "beach" but no lifeguards on duty. Its a swim at your own risk. I would not recommend this place for people with families.

Thank jlsween98
Reviewed 20 July 2016

my second son goes at least three times a week to mountain bike even in the winter - if there is no snow, he will ride in the summer you will see wild life all around you

Thank Haydee G
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