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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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Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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 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
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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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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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