HYNER RUN STATE PARK
The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania?s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
The park was originally developed as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp. Although most traces of the camp are gone, some remain as reminders of that era. In 1944, much of the park was planted with red and white pine, known as plantation number 10-44-8.
For more information on the CCC, visit the Civilian Conservation Corps Online Archive.
The park opened to the public in 1958 with the completion of the swimming pool, bathhouse, concession, picnic area and restrooms. A camping area was later added to the park and was opened to the public in 1975. Many other improvements and maintenance to the park have been accomplished through the federally funded Youth Conservation Corps and the Young Adult Conservation Corps programs.
A modern cabin that sleeps eight people is available for rent year-round. It is a two-story house with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and enclosed sun porch. Renters provide their own bed linens and bathroom articles. Kitchenware and eating utensils are provided.
The camping area is open the second week in April and closes after the end of deer season in December. The camping area has 30 sites. Each site contains a level pad, picnic table and fire ring. Water and non-flush toilets with handwashing facilities are centrally located in the area, and a sanitary dump station is near the entrance of the campground.