Parking is courtesy of:
Dauphin County Conservation District office
1451 Peters Mountain Road | Dauphin, PA 17018
Dauphin County Parks & Recreation
Northern Dauphin County Park Office
1701-A Peters Mountain Road | Dauphin, PA 17018
Phone: (717) 780-6701
These 400 acres have been enjoyed by four generations of the Detweiler/Stackpole family.
The original home on the property was purchased by Gen. Edward J. Stackpole Jr. eight decades ago as a residence and is no longer a part of the park property. General Stackpole was president of the Telegraph Press and a co-founder with his brother Albert of Stackpole Sons, which later became Stackpole Books. “The General” (as he was fondly dubbed by his family and friends) planted all the pines behind the main house and along the trails. He also provided a home in the 1970s for the Dauphin County Anglers and Conservationists on the family property along Clarks Creek.
In 1943, his daughter, Mary Frances “Frankie” Stackpole married Meade D. Detweiler III and they built a modest home on land adjacent to her mother and father’s home. Meade’s business interests continued the family tradition in media through WHP radio and television, Commonwealth Communications, and Stackpole Books.
Facilities & Guidelines
Pets must be leashed and their waste must be bagged and removed from the park.
Keep Detweiler Park natural and beautiful.
- Hunting and trapping
- Removing plants or animals
- Alcohol use
- Motorized vehicles
Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission in their effort to track the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Dauphin County. A CWD Collection Container has been placed in the gravel parking lot along SR 325 near the SR 225 intersection. This container will remain in the parking area until February 2024. For more information about CWD, please click the links below. Additional information is also located on the collection container.
As a reminder, hunting is not permitted in any Dauphin County park.