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Gifford Pinchot State Park

PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Lewisberry
Type: State Parks
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This State Park is well kept for the most part. Facilities are usually clean and the concession stand has a variety of selections.

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Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been here a couple times, and it is always crowded, but respectful. Fishing is fun for kids. Plenty of spots for picnics. We hiked the Lakeside Trail the last time (about 8.5 miles) and it only took about 5.5 hours. Very clearly marked and clean. They rent kayaks, canoes and bikes. Please note: all Pennsylvania state parks are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Have camped here numerous times in the past 40 years. Always love returning. Besides camping, kayaking is also great. Love bird watching and taking pictures. Have been there summer and fall. Other attractions are near by if you want something more than camping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent Memorial Day weekend at camp site #144. It's tiny, doesn't have a pad for tent, and is basically camping right on the road. The fire pit is literally three feet from the road. The campsites here vary widely. Unfortunately we were stuck with the poorest excuse for a spot.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My co-workers went here to play disc golf and it had a nice beginners course and an extremely long and hard course as well. The courses are across the huge lake from each other. The park was not crowded when we went, but there is a lot of parking for the lake beaches there in the summer. This park is... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I live rather close by, and whenever I feel the need to escape for a few hours and relax, I come here. Last year I held our family reunion at the Conewago Day Use Area and it was a success. Been on many hikes with friends over the years on Lakeside Trail. I take my son here occasionally and look... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I have camped at Pinchot several times over the past 3-4 years. The park is within an approximate hour more or less of historic/museum attractions in Gettysburg and Carlisle PA, Fredericksburg MD, and Emmitsburg MD. We found the staff to be very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The large lake offers swimming, boating /kayaking and fishing. There is... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This could be an awesome campground except for a few very important items. The restrooms are very outdated and FILTHY! The sinks for washing dishes constantly had food left in it. The shower drain was clogged so every time you take a shower it floods the bathroom and last but not least. Why in the world did they place the... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My husband's family has been coming to this State Park for years, but this was my first time. My husband and I stayed in a cabin (#4) with our two younger teen sons and my father-in-law and two brothers-in-law. We had a great time and loved staying in the cabin. We especially liked #4 because the fire pit and picnic... More

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This park is very nice. The cabins are quaint and clean, with beds for 6-8 people (depending on which cabin you rent).Our cabin had 3 bedrooms: a maste bedroom with a full size bed, a second room with 2 sets of twin bunkbeds, and a third small room with a twin bunkbed, There is a full size fridge, electric stove/oven,... More

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