Hyner View State Park is a small 6-acre park with a gigantic view. Its standout feature is the park overlook at 1,940 elevation, 1,300’ above West Branch Susquehanna River. A special hang glider launching point is an added feature to watch them glide out into the river valley. The park is 5 miles from Hyner Run State Park with a small picnic area, restrooms and parking area.
Hyner Run State Park is a 180-acre park on the east bank of Hyner Run Creek within Sproul State Forest. The park is on route 120 46 miles west of Williamsport, 25 miles northwest of Lock Haven PA, and 6 miles east of Renovo. It offers a 7-acre picnic area with 2 pavilions, a play area with swimming pool, and 30 campsites.
Activities include hiking trails, with excellent Brook and Brown Trout fishing. About 20 acres are open to hunting bobcat, black bear, coyote, raccoon, red or grey fox, Ruffed Grouse, squirrels, turkey and white tailed deer. Sportsmen must possess a valid state license and follow all state fishing and hunting regulations.
Kettle Creek State Park is a 1,793-acre park, 25 miles west of Hyner Run State Park. It is in a valley along Kettle Creek in Sproul State Forest. The park provides campsites for tents and RVs with hiking and a variety of water recreation.
Sproul State Forest is Pennsylvania’s largest state forest covering 300,000 acres with abundant wildlife viewing. There are bobcats, black bear, coyotes, white tailed deer and many species of migratory birds nesting in spring in an ‘Important Bird Area’ within the state.
The forest supports a diversity of recreational activities. Two designated state forest trails of Chuck Keiper Trail and Donut Hole Trail are within the forest in addition to other trails that provide many hiking opportunities. Mountain biking, horseback riding primitive camping, and Trout fishing, are permitted. Hunting of Black Bear, white tailed deer and wild turkey is authorized due to abundant game numbers.
Renovo is a borough of 4,082 population, 84 miles northwest of Lock Haven. It is on the West Branch Susquehanna River and route 120. In its early days until recent years the economy was based on lumbering with deposits of fire clay and bituminous coal still present.
Keating is an unimportant community on route 120 and West Branch Susquehanna River. It is home of hunting camps and only a few families. It was named after Captain John Keating of Ceres Land Company who originally purchased 300,000 acres.
Hyner Run State Park is a 3 ½ hour drive over 167 miles from Rochester NY. Drive route 15 south passing into Pennsylvania to Williamsport then route 220 west to Lockport. Drive north on route 120 following signs to Hyner Run State Park.
Here is one of many overwhelmed visitors comments on the viewpoint.
“Hyner View State Park is simply breath taking. A little diamond in the middle of no where!”