We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
717-432-5011
Website
Improve this listing
75%
Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lewisberry
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hotels near Gifford Pinchot State Park

Write a Review

61 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    27
    11
    2
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
York, PA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Berlin, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hooversville, Pennsylvania
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9

Travelers who viewed Gifford Pinchot State Park also viewed

 

Been to Gifford Pinchot State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gifford Pinchot State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?