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Lyman Run State Park
Copyright: Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Lyman Run State Park
Description - Lyman Run State Park, contains 595 acres of forested mountain land. The park sits on the site an early Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. Prior to the establishment of this CCC camp, the area was along the only roadway which provided access to the forest land. The CCC worked to reforest the area which was completely logged off around the turn of the century. Lyman Run Dam was completed in 1951 and the former Department of Forests and Waters then undertook construction of the park facilities.

A 45-acre lake offers recreation for swimmers, boaters and fisherman. In addition, facilities are provided for picnicking, family camping, hiking and backpacking. Winter activities include ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

There are 505 acres in Lyman Run State Park open to hunting during established Pennsylvania Game Commission hunting seasons.

Wheelchair accessible parking spaces and picnic tables are available within the park.

Attractions - Lyman Run State Park, contains 595 acres of forested mountain land. The park sits on the site an early Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. Prior to the establishment of this CCC camp, the area was along the only roadway which provided access to the forest land. The CCC worked to reforest the area which was completely logged off around the turn of the century. Lyman Run Dam was completed in 1951 and construction of the park facilities was then undertaken by the former Department of Forests and Waters.

Recreation - The mixed northern hardwood forest of mostly maples and cherry provides a scenic setting for the park. A 45 acre lake offers recreation for swimmers, boaters and fisherman. In addition, facilities are provided for picnicking, family camping, hiking and backpacking. Winter activities include ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

There are 505 acres in Lyman Run State Park open to hunting during established Pennsylvania Game Commission hunting seasons, with the exception of: 1) hunting of woodchucks also known as groundhogs is prohibited and 2) dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas. Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations are in effect for all activities in the park.

Wheelchair accessible parking spaces and picnic tables are available within the park.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Lyman Run State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). Precautions should be made when traveling this snowy area in the winter.

Location - It is located 15 miles east of Coudersport and 7 miles west of Galeton in Potter County in the north central region of Pennsylvania. The park is located south of US 6, east of SR 44 and west of SR 144.


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Filed By: Charlie
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
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Report: As of 2/14/03 the lake is still drained. Very nice for camping and seeing wildlife. Proposed to have dam rebuilt is 2003.


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Contact Information:
Lyman Run State Park, R.R. 1, Box 136 , Galeton, PA, 16922-9782, Phone: 814-435-5010
, lymanrun@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Allegheny National Forest Area - The Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania is a remote area of the state characterized by wilderness surroundings. This region offers the best opportunities for viewing elk and black bear.
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests - Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most valuable hardwood timber in the world. The 2.1 million acres of state forest land are protected from fire, destructive insects and diseases while offering a beautiful recreation environment for the visitor. Pennsylvania's State Park system offers visitors year-round recreational enjoyment as well. Amenities include: camping, picnicking, hiking, an assortment of winter sports and the viewing of the natural biological diversity and ecosystems found within the Commonwealth.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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