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

News and Upcoming Events

The 2013 Bluegrass Festival
A big THANK YOU to our visitors and sponsors for another great festival!
We’ll see you again next August for the seventh annual festival!

Photo Contest
The winning photos have been posted on our Facebook page!
Check out the winners here.

2013 Mountain Laurel 5k Run
The 2013 Mountain Laurel 5k Run was held on Sunday, August 18.
The complete race results are posted on the ML5K page. Click here for all the details.

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Ridge Runners
With 80,000 visitors a year, the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is popular destination for backpackers, day hikers, and wildlife watchers. It takes a lot of effort by park staff and our volunteers to keep the LHHT in great condition for our visitors. The Ridge Runners are a group of volunteers who volunteer their time and talents on the Trail. Some projects include trail clearing, repairing washed out sections of trail, bridge maintenance, and more. The Ridge Runners work both independently and during volunteer work day events.

Maintaining seventy miles of hiking trail is quite the challenge! Click here to make a donation that supports the on-going maintenance and improvement of the LHHT. This special fund has been established with the help of the Pennsylvania Park and Forest Foundation.

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.

Explore some of our other upcoming and recent events by clicking the links below.

Laurel Hill Adventure Race
August 3, 2014

Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival
August 16 and 17, 2014

Mountain Laurel 5k Run/Walk
August 17, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Family Movie Nights
Every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day


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