Pine Ridge Park
998 Pine Ridge Rd., Blairsville, PA 15717
40o 26' 44.600" N 79o 12' 12.104" W
Facilities | Directions
| Park Map & Brochure
The property for Pine Ridge Park was purchased in 1966
and 1967 primarily with federal Land and Water Conservation
Fund grants. At the time Pine Ridge was being constructed,
Indiana County was simultaneously constructing Blue
Spruce Park and Hemlock Lake.
Students from Penn State's Landscape Architecture and Recreation
Management departments created the original design for Pine
Ridge Park. Students submitted park designs in a contest
held by the Indiana County Planning Office in 1966.
At 635 acres, Pine Ridge Park provides a variety of recreation
options. Much of the park remains in a natural state with
large stands of mature hardwoods. Tom's Run, a scenic mountain
stream, intersects the park. Several miles of hiking and
trails traverse the park. These trails are shown on the
park map (see below).
The Tom's Run area features picnic tables, grills, playgrounds,
restrooms, and two pavilions
available for rental.
Pine Lodge is located
in the southern portion of the park. The lodge is available
for group rental and is used for reunions, meetings, weddings,
receptions, and other social gatherings. Pine Lodge features
a kitchen, restrooms, activity rooms, a deck, and two stone
fireplaces. A two-acre pond is available for catch-and-release fishing for groups who rent the lodge. A playground is located near the Lodge.
Pine Ridge Park is also the home to a wonderful, 9-hole, recreational disk golf course. This course provides another great recreational opportunity for visitors to Pine Ridge Park.
Tom's Run area is located off old Route 22 three miles east
From the east: Pine Lodge may be reached
by following old Route 22 east from Blairsville. Pass the
Chestnut Ridge golf course and veer right onto Strangford
Road. As you round a sharp curve, look for Chestnut Ridge
Road on your left. Turn left onto Chestnut Ridge Road and
follow for approximately two miles. Look for the Pine Lodge
sign on the left.
From the west: From Route 22 take Indiana
exit (Route 119). At the end of the exit ramp turn left.
Travel 250 feet and turn left. Just past the Chestnut Ridge
Inn follow signs for either Pine Ridge Park or Pine Lodge.
A directional map with written
directions is available.
Park Map & Brochure
A detailed map
of the park in PDF format is also available. This is a large
file that may take several moments to appear on your screen.
The image may be difficult to read on the screen but will
clearly show all text and graphics when printed or enlarged.
A brochure describing Pine Ridge Lodge is also available. Hunting is permitted in certain locations of the park. Please
review and print our hunting
map (PDF format) of Pine Ridge Park for details.
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