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

History

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.

Facilities

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 cross-country skiing 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.

Directions

The Tom's Run area is located off old Route 22 three miles east of Blairsville.

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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