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Gifford Pinchot State Park

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Address: PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
Phone Number: 717-432-5011
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Great Hiking Around the Lake

Always enjoy going for hikes at Pinchot. The lake is very nice and the trails around the lake are well marked and easy to follow. Not the most rigorous trails, but definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Lake is ok to swim or fish in Woods full of poison and ticks. Picnic is ok. Grass areas in campground full of poison ivy

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Always enjoy going for hikes at Pinchot. The lake is very nice and the trails around the lake are well marked and easy to follow. Not the most rigorous trails, but definitely nice for a Sunday afternoon walk with the dog.

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York, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went canoeing yesterday with two granddaughters - ages 16 & 18. Put in at the Alpine Road launch site. Nice facility to launch from. We paddled in the backwater and then under the bridge and out into the main lake. Had a really good time!

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Hamilton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a really nice facility. It's clean, well maintained, lots of hot water in the shower house. Many of the sites are close to the water and have their own water access. Lots of trails to hike and places to fish. This was my 2nd time there and will be going again.

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Is a great place for people who enjoy the outdoors. I live real close so I visit the park weekly with friends, family.

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San Jose, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This might be a good place to go with your RV, but if you prefer old fashioned tent camping, don't come here! Most "tent" spaces are so small that a family sized tent ends up just inches from the road. We had a slightly larger space, but the ground/tent areas there are so poorly cared for that we had to... More 

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Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were looking forward to a nice weekend camping, but ranger king decided we should go to bed at 9. We were having a conversation around the camp fire, at normal conversational tones, but he said we were being too loud and wrote out a warning. It was about 10 at the time. The camp site next door to us... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lot's of fun. Walking the well marked trails. Fishing along the shoreline with the grandchildren. Children activities available. Go to the Ranger's station first. Camp sites and cabins also available. No speed boats allowed. Boat ramps and docking available.

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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have used and camped at Pinchot many times over the past 43 years., since it is about 15 minutes from our house. Returned again for a weekend camping getaway in July. Had a lovely site, booked at the last minute. Most of the sites are good, but a few are undesirable. IMO, however, if you get a bad site,... More 

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gifford Pinchot State Park is definitely off the beaten path. It is amazing because it is so close to Harrisburg, PA, yet it is so quiet and picturesque. The campground is very easy to maneuver and the restrooms are clean. They are going through an updating process. The beach area is small, but fun for the kids. Fishing is good-... More 

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