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The Friends of Laurel Hill State Park Complex, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, is a non-profit volunteer organization composed of members who share a love for the parks and are motivated to share their time and talent.

The primary mission of the Friends of Laurel Hill is to contribute to the park, help maintain the trails, and help with special projects to raise money for improving the park's recreation, environmental education, and interpretation programs.

The group also helps serve the public by assisting with the implementation of Pennsylvania State Park programs and facilities.

Some of our past projects include a toddler playground and volleyball court near the camping cottages and a CCC monument honoring those who built the park.  All proceeds from our fundraisers and the Laurel Hill Outpost gift shop stay in the Laurel Hill Complex to help make these and other projects a reality.


Being a volunteer is much more than picking up litter. Learn more about what we do and ways you can help by becoming a conservation volunteer.


The Friends of Laurel Hill are proud sponsors of the
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News and Upcoming Events

2016 Bluegrass Festival
Join us for the 9th annual Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival on August 20 and 21, 2016.
Music, food, crafts, re-enactor village, children’s activities – and admission is FREE!
Check out all the details on the Bluegrass Festival site.

CCC Celebration
July 2, 2016
An annual celebration to honor the hard work of our “CCC Boys”
Join us for a firetower hike or build your own bluebird box!

2016 Adventure Race
Join us July 16th for the third annual Laurel Hill Adventure Race!
The race is a two-mile kayak, eight-mile run, and 5K trail run through the park.
Get all the details here.

Mountain Laurel 5k
The 5k Run/Walk is a challenging,
out-and-back course that traverses the heart of the park.
This year’s 5k will be held on Sunday, August 21st.  Check the
Bluegrass Festival site for details.

National Public Lands Day
September 24, 2016
Join thousands of others across the country who share your love of the outdoors and volunteer to lend a hand to make our shared lands better for everyone this year.  Check back in summer for more details.

Find us on Facebook!

Keep up to date with the latest news as it happens, share your photos and comments,
and communicate with park staff on our new Facebook pages:
Laurel Hill Complex and the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.
Be sure to check out the Friends of Laurel Hill’s Facebook page as well!

While you’re visiting Laurel Hill and Kooser, bust out your GPS and hiking shoes and hunt
 for these Friends of Laurel Hill geocaches:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Laurel Hill CCC Monument
Kooser Kincora Trail

·         Wondering how to get started in geocaching—or what a geocache is? 
Check out this YouTube video for a short introduction to this fun outdoor activity.


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