Driving Directions


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising area drivers that Route 44 between the village of Oleona and Lycoming County line will be closed Tuesday, July 5, as work resumes to rehabilitate more than 50 miles of weight restricted roadway on Routes 44 and 144 in Potter County. A detour using Routes 220, 120, and 144 will be in place.

Beginning Monday, August 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be working to repair a bridge in West Branch Township and a detour will be in place. The bridge is located on Route 2002 about 2 miles northeast of the village of Cherry Springs. Repairing the bridge will extend its useful life and allow PennDOT to remove it from Potter County’s structurally deficient list.  

Cherry Springs State Park is located on Pennsylvania Route 44 approximately 10 miles southeast of Coudersport in North Central Pennsylvania. As you may expect in a place that is not troubled by light pollution, the Cherry Springs site is rather remote. The local roads, though well maintained, are not Interstate Highways. There are many twists and turns, so please remember this when you plan your driving time.

There are several different routes that you can take when driving to Cherry Springs. This area is criss-crossed with roads that interconnect. So instead of giving a confusing array of route numbers, we will give directions that have a minimum of route changes.

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From the North and West

Take US Route 6 to Coudersport, then Route 6 / 44 to Sweden Valley. At Sweden Valley, take Route 44 South. This will take you directly into Cherry Springs.

From the North and East

Take US Route 6 to Galeton, PA, then take Route 144 south to Carter Camp (population 2!). Take a right on Route 44 North, this will take you directly into Cherry Springs.

From the South and West

Take Interstate 80 to the Snow Shoe Exit (22). Take PA Route 144 North to Renovo. Continue on Route 144 North to Carter Camp (population 2!), then turn left onto Route 44 North. This will take you directly into Cherry Springs.

From the South and East

Take US Route 220 to Jersey Shore, PA, then travel north on Route 44. This will take you directly into Cherry Springs State Park.  THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED SEPT 2016.

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GPS Coordinates (Approximate)

Latitude/Longitude: 41-39-53.000N / 077-49-06.000W
Elevation: 2330 ft. / 710.2 m (surveyed)

The Airport next to CSSP is NO LONGER in operation and has been officially closed.