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Description - Reeds Gap State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and dedicated to public use in 1938. Reeds Gap is a natural water gap in Thick Mountain, also called Hightop. It was named for early settlers in the area, Edward and Nancy Reed. The original Reed home is located just east of the park.

A major developmental phase started when a new water system, flush toilets, a modern bathhouse, concession stand, maintenance building, and parking lots were constructed. Today, the park offers fishing, hiking, camping and hunting.

Handicapped facilities are available throughout the park.

Attractions - Reeds Gap State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and dedicated to public use in 1938. Reeds Gap is a natural water gap in Thick Mountain, also called Hightop. It was named for early settlers in the area, Edward and Nancy Reed. The original Reed home is located just east of the park.

A major developmental phase started when a new water system, flush toilets, a modern bathhouse, concession stand, maintenance building, and parking lots were constructed. Project 500 monies were used to improve the park.

Recreation - Reeds Gap State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities during every season of the year. Fishing, swimming, hiking and camping are the most popular pastimes at Reeds Gap.

Ninety-six acres in Reeds Gap State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs 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. Common game species include grouse, turkey, squirrel, deer, and bear.

A limited summertime refreshment concession is offered at the park. The nearest store and gas station are located 5 miles away at Siglerville. Restaurants are located in the Milroy and Reedsville area.

Some picnic tables, the middle restroom, the park office and the pool are accessible by wheelchair. Service roads may be used to provide access for people with disabilities. Parking permits are available from the park office.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Reeds Gap State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Location - Reeds Gap State Park is located in the New Lancaster Valley of Mifflin County and can be reached from US 322 from Milroy by following park signs for seven miles.


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Contact Information:
Reeds Gap State Park, 1405 New Lancaster Valley Road , Milroy, PA, 17063-9735, Phone: 717-667-3622
, reedsgap@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
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.
Valleys of the Susquehanna Area - The beautiful Susquehanna River winds through fertile valleys surrounded by forest covered ridges. Anglers can explore the world-class smallmouth bass fishing in the river or Penns Creek which is known as one of the best trout streams in America.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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