Laurel Hill State Park consists of 3,935 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The focal point of the park is the 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake and the thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands that surrounded its shores. A trail system invites you to hike and explore the park and observe a diversity of plants and wildlife. A beautiful stand of old growth hemlocks can be found along the Hemlock Trail.
Laurel Hill Lake has bass, trout, catfish, sucker, bluegill, perch, crappie and sunfish. Laurel Hill Creek and Jones Mill Run are excellent trout streams.
Laurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park Road
Somerset, PA 15501-5629
Manager: Robert J. Hufman
Only electric powered boats are permitted.
The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake has 30 mooring sites and two boat launch areas.
Fees & Licenses
A fishing license, not available at the park office, is required for people ages 16 and older.
Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
A boat rental at the beach has paddleboats, canoes and rowboats.
From I-76 Exit 110 (Somerset), drive west on PA 31 from Somerset for eight miles, turn left onto Trent Road and follow the directional signs to Laurel Hill State Park. The park may also be reached from I-76 Exit 91 (Donegal) by turning left on PA 31 east and traveling 14 miles. Follow the directional signs to the right turn onto Trent Road then follow directional signs to the park.