All You Need to Know About Laurel Hill State Park

Do you ever wish you could freeze time and teleport yourself into a beautiful forest away from all of your worries? We haven’t invented this kind of technology yet, but we have found the perfect oasis for you! Laurel Hill State Park is only 30 minutes away from Oak Lodge and offers the scenery you dream of, including rolling hills, waterfalls, rivers, and wild animals. Read on to find out about your next vacation adventure and start planning your trip today!


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Your Guide to Visiting Laurel Hill State Park


What Can I See at Laurel Hill State Park?

Laurel Hill State Park is one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania. Its 4,062 acres are nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands and feature wild rivers, lush forests, and a beach! You can observe a wide variety of plants and animals while relaxing in a gorgeous, natural setting. The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset and entry is free.


Things To Do

There are plenty of activities to enjoy at Laurel Hill State Park. Here are some of our favorites!

Hiking: Laurel Hill offers numerous hiking trails that can satisfy both beginners and experienced hikers. The forest makes for the perfect escape where you can process your thoughts and reconnect with nature.

Kayaking: If you want to take your experience in Laurel Hill State Park to another level, you need to get in the water! Hazelbaker Boat and Bike Rental gives you the opportunity to see the park from another angle while having fun with the ones you love. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you glide on the sparkling river!

Picnicking: Before heading to Laurel Hill State Park in the morning, pack a bag of delicious fresh fruit and local cheese for a romantic surprise!


How To Get There From Oak Lodge

Laurel Hill State Park is only 19 miles away from Oak Lodge! By car, it is roughly a 30-minute trip. Take Donegal Lake Road to PA-711 S, then drive from PA-31 E to Jefferson Township. Once you get there, take Laurel Hill Park Road/T364 until you reach the entrance.


Reset In Nature at Oak Lodge

Cabin view of the bed wood - Short Trips From PittsburghAfter spending a soothing day in Laurel Hill State Park, come home to a cozy room at Oak Lodge! Our stunning accommodations are perfect for your next vacation. Breathe in the fresh air, listen to birds chirping in the morning, and find the peace and serenity that’s been missing from your everyday life.


For a unique lodging experience, reserve one of our cabins! There’s nothing better than having a comfy nest in the woods to reset and unwind. Take a hot shower in your private bathroom, slip into your favorite pajamas, and nestle up by the fireplace with a delicious cup of cocoa. After a wonderful night’s sleep in our comfortable king bed, join us in the main inn where a freshly-made breakfast awaits. Don’t forget to try our maple syrup; we make it right here on the property!

Book your stay today at Oak Lodge! We look forward to making your dream vacation a reality.