Named for the large stands of black cherry trees, the 48-acre park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. Its dark skies make it a haven for astronomers. Bring a telescope for an evening of star watching. From May through September each summer a band of volunteers offers free public stargazing evenings offering guided star tours for novice stargazers right next to the camping area.
Call or go online for camping reservations.
The Susquehanna Trail passes nearby and offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.
A single-track mountain bike trail runs 15 miles from the state forest district office at Denton Hill to Patterson Sate Park and continues to Cherry Springs State Park. Trail maps are available at the Bureau of Foresty and Lyman Run State Park offices.