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Gifford Pinchot State Park

PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
717-432-5011
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lewisberry
Type: State Parks
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went hiking here yesterday with our dog. The beaches looked really nice and look like a great place to bring your family to hang out for the day. Facilities looked well maintained with bathrooms and concessions. Can sit in the grass and have a nice picnic and cook out and relax. The trials are another story...like the DCNR website... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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