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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

500 Kings Gap Road

Kings Gap’s unique attractions are its mountainous terrain, extensive forest and panoramic views, which may be experienced while driving the winding road to the mansion area, or while hiking the trails. The sweeping view of the Cumberland Valley from the Cameron-Masland Mansion is impressive at any time of the year.

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretive programs to the citizens of Pennsylvania. A variety of programs are available for children, teachers and the general public that increase knowledge and awareness of the values and function of our natural resources. Whether enjoying Kings Gap through recreational activities, educational programs, or its scenic beauty, visitors can be inspired to become stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Kings Gap consists of 2,531 acres of forest on South Mountain, with more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a permanent orienteering course, picnicking, hunting and other recreational and educational opportunities. The mansion provides facilities for meals and overnight lodging, and may be reserved for meetings, weddings, receptions and similar functions.


Debra Desso

Sunday, July 8, 2018
The mansion is a historical treasure with a spectacular view from the stone patio. The park itself is beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. We were there on a Saturday afternoon in July and there were very few people. Lots of hiking trails. A hidden gem!

Janet Richey

Sunday, May 27, 2018
If you can ever take advantage of one of their educational classes, especially with kids, do it. The employees are amazing with the kiddos, and we've always come away just a little bit smarter..

Brian D

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
One of my favorite go-to’s to take a photography hike. Typically nice and quiet without many people.

Reviews by Page Turners

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017
Beautiful gardens, even when not in full bloom. Please add rosemary to the herb garden if it's not already there. Didn't see it.


Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
Plenty of things! So friendly customer service! This is our first time visit! Thank you!

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