Park brochure for Fowlers Hollow State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.
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A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Fowlers Hollow State Park Fowlers Hollow State Park The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures in 96,000 acres of public land. Directions GPS DD: Lat. 40.27543 Long. -77.57641 From PA 274 in Blain, turn south at the east end of town onto Manassa Road. Drive one-quarter of a mile. Turn right after the bridge onto Fowler Hollow Road and follow for 5.7 miles to the park. The park can also be reached from PA 274 west of New Germantown on Upper Buck Ridge Road. 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. Reservations 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. Recreational Opportunities PICNICKING: Picnic tables and a limited number of grills are available in a wooded setting. A picnic pavilion may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. If unreserved, the picnic pavilion is free on a first-come, firstserved basis. Nearby Attractions Protect and Preserve Our Parks Information on nearby attractions is available from the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau. www.VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org The quaint Colonel Denning State Park offers camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, hunting, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. The park is in the scenic Doubling Gap along PA 233. 717-776-5272 The 45-acre Big Spring State Park is 5.5 miles southwest of New Germantown, along PA 274. Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring is a picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic information at the trailhead. The picnic area also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking. 717-776-5272 The 96,000-acre Tuscarora State Forest is open to hunting, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and general recreation. Nearby is Hemlocks Natural Area, a 120-acre plot of old growth timber covered by massive trees 100 feet tall and four to six feet in diameter. 717-536-3191 c/o Colonel Denning State Park 1599 Doubling Gap Road Newville, PA 17241-9756 717-776-5272 ColonelDenningSP@pa.gov MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING: Fowlers Hollow is a trailhead for Alfarata and Beaston trails, which are extensive trails in Tuscarora State Forest. Mountain biking is also permitted on park roads. 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. www.visitPAparks.com An Equal Opportunity Employer Printed on recycled paper visitPAparks 2021 SNOWMOBILING: Fowlers Hollow has parking and a restroom. The park is a trailhead to the 46-mile trail network in Tuscarora State Forest. Snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails and roads from the day following the last day of deer season in December until April 1, weather permitting. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Skiing is permitted in all areas of the park. There are two miles of designated trails southwest of the campground in Tuscarora State Forest. HUNTING: Hunting is permitted on adjacent state forest lands. Terrain is moderately hilly to mountainous and favors turkeys and deer. Crosscut saw • Please camp only in designated areas and minimize your impact on the campsite. • Firewood Advisory: Firewood may contain non-native insects and plant diseases. Bringing firewood into the park from other areas may accidentally spread pest insects and diseases that threaten park resources and the health of our forests. Use local firewood. Do not take wood home and do not leave firewood. Burn It! • Prevent forest fires by having a fire in proper facilities and properly disposing of hot coals. Do not leave a fire unattended. In an Emergency Call 911 and contact a park employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards. History Fowlers Hollow State Park • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. FISHING: Fowler Hollow Run traverses the park and provides trout fishing. The stream receives a mid-May stocking of brook trout. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. CAMPING: Twelve campsites with electric hookups and six walk-to tent sites are available from late March to mid-December. All campsites have a picnic table and fire ring. There are flush toilets, water spigot, and sanitary dump station, but no showers. Pets are permitted. • Be prepared and bring the proper equipment. Natural areas may possess hazards. Your personal safety and that of your family are your responsibility. Access for People with Disabilities HIKING: Fowlers Hollow State Park is a trailhead for a variety of hiking trails within, and connecting to, the extensive trail system in Tuscarora State Forest. The Tuscarora Trail is nearby. Be sure to acquire a Tuscarora State Forest Public Use Map before hiking on forest lands. Tell us about your hike at: www.ExplorePAtrails.com In 1901, the Perry Lumber Company began logging operations in the area by building a narrow gauge logging railroad along the unused Path Valley Railroad grade from New Germantown to what is now Big Spring State Park. The railroad then expanded south into Bowman Hollow and around the end of Rising Mountain into what is now Fowlers Hollow State Park. The company engine was named the Alfarata after the American Indian maid princess in the popular song “the Blue Juniata.” The company did not have a large, stationary sawmill, but used five portable sawmills, one of which was used in Fowlers Hollow. The loggers cut lumber and shipped hemlock bark to the Newport Extract Plant. By 1905, the lumber was exhausted and the Perry Lumber Company sold all of its equipment. In 1907, the company sold 2,573 acres to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the early 1930s, unemployed local men, through the Works Progress Administration, constructed many of the facilities in Fowlers Hollow State Park. Please make your visit safe and enjoyable. Obey all posted rules and regulations and respect fellow visitors and the resources of the park. NEAREST HOSPITALS UPMC Carlisle 361 Alexander Spring Drive Carlisle, PA17015 717-249-1212 Rhododendron UPMC Pinnacle West Shore 1995 Technology Parkway Mechanicsburg, PA17050 717-791-2600 40 10 Colonel Denning a in Rd. To 533 641 1, Shippensburg S To U 1 hi 1, S pp en s 8 I- rg bu 1 2 1100 3 5 4 6 7 9 1080 1060 1040 0 0 10 1060 20 10 1080 40 10 Beaston Campground Host 1100 0 106 Trail 0 108 0 110 0 112 0 114 80 0 116 60 Tra 40 le rs 94 0 00 Rev. 2/1/21 40 0 06 1 e 50 To Beaston Trail approx. 0.63 mile FOREST Camping 20 10 10 Fo w le r 0 98 0 w 96 lo 0 98 10 l F ai Tr S TAT E Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible 0 96 Har t 00 10 R idg Ho ll o w 10 20 10 l Ho TUSCARORA il Ru n 10 To Tuscarora Trail, approx. 2.0 Mi. 94 0 1100 0 To Laurel Run Road & Back Hollow Road, 0.8 Mi. 1020 980 11 10 100 10 ow Upper Buck idge Rd. 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