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THE NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE PARK ARE NOW IN EFFECT..PLEASE USE SIDE BAR MENU TO FIND THIS INFORMATION FOR OVERNIGHT STAY, GENERAL OBSERVING, AND FIELD ETIQUETTE.

Please be aware that the Dark Sky Fund/Association is a group of volunteers and dedicated astronomers who work together to raise fund and do projects to enhance the stargazing experience at Cherry Springs. We are a "Friends group" under the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and NOT a part of DCNR or the park itself. We are also not a travel agency. Please use the information on the side bar to get info about accommodations, etc.  Please contact the Lyman Run State Park office for further information pertaining to the park. 


CHERRY SPRINGS HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR DRUGS AND ALCOHOL...YOU WILL BE CAUGHT AND YOU WILL BE PROSECUTED, SO JUST DON'T DO IT!.

There is now a new information phone line for Cherry Springs...general information about the park and programs will be on this recorded menu line. Please call here first before contacting the park office. (814) 435-1037

The rustic campground located across from the Astronomy Field, is now 100 % reservable online or through the State Parks call center at 1-888-PA PARKS.   Two-night stay is required for a reservation.  In October the campground is first come-first serve until it closes at the end of hunting season.

Public programs have become so popular that it is required that you make a reservation to attend one.  If you did not reserve, you will not be permitted into the park until after the program concludes.  Sign up at the DCNR Calendar of events web page at www.events.dcnr.pa.gov     If not able to go online, you may call the Lyman Run park office at (814) 435-5010.

ALL PERSONS ON THE ASTRONOMY OBSERVATION FIELD ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE USE FEE.  You may either purchase a Galaxy Pass or pay the nightly use fee.  This fee is PER PERSON, not per car or per group.  Rangers will ask to see either your Galaxy Pass or honor system envelope stub- both which should be on display - as proof of payment of the use fee.

Those of you arriving at the park for short term star-gazing will note that there are red cellophane sheets and rubber bands available at the info kiosk in the public parking lot if you wish to cover the lens of your flashlight (recommended). Please just take one per flashlight so that everyone can have one.

See you under the stars!


 

 

 

                                                                                                          Did you know that your donation to the CSSP Dark Sky Fund/Association is tax deductible?  We all know that money is tight and budget cuts are going to hit the park hard, so if you can help out in anyway, please do so!  Information about where to send your donation is located on the Home page.  Money donated to the Dark Sky Fund/Association goes directly to the park and does NOT go through the state's general fund...which means the Administration can't touch it (and it they are reading this and are upset that I put it in print, feel free to give me a call - that's me...not my husband, thank you!)     This donated money is used to make astronomy improvements in the part via the recommendations made by the astronomers themselves.  Thanks to all of you who donated in 2010 and who continue to support our efforts to protect the night sky!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Update 11-4-2010: Make sure you check out the new Visa card offered by the International Dark Sky Association. There is a link to the site on t he side menu of our home page. Big thanks and a pat on the back to Dark Sky Team member David Wymer who's photo taken at Cherry Springs graces the front of the card..."What's in YOUR wallet??"

IDA visa card

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See you under the stars! Maxine Harrison, Director, CSSP Dark Sky Fund/Association