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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015-9306 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 717-486-5031
Fax: 717-486-3736
Escape to an oasis of cool, wooded calmness. The Valley's largest state park, Kings Gap, features a mountaintop, 32-room, Italian villa-style mansion offering Weekend Mountain retreats. The Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center focuses on natural and cultural interpretation and education. Lifelong learners will appreciate both self-guided interpretive trails and guided hikes. Sixteen miles of trails provide ample opportunities to explore chestnut oak forests, blueberry patches, and trickling streams, and to encounter wildlife such as the Baltimore Oriole, White-breasted Nuthatch, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Phoebe, Scarlet Tanager, Wild Turkey, white-tailed deer, and eastern box turtle. Orienteering: A permanent orienteering course is located at Kings Gap. Orienteering is a sport that involves using a map and compass to negotiate a designated course. Additional information on orienteering and copies of the course map are available at the center office.
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicapped Access, Pets Accepted
General Information: Hours: The center is open year-round from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday., Open Year-round
On-site Activities: Hiking, Hunting
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