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Gifford Pinchot State Park

PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
+1 717-432-5011
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Nice park if it was not so dog unfriendly

Had nice full service site once we found the park which has terrible signage unless you come off... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Len D
Hamilton, Canada
Absolutely Beautiful!

My husband and I have been interested in camping here for awhile now, but decided today that we'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
+1 717-432-5011
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had nice full service site once we found the park which has terrible signage unless you come off the man interstate. Beware that Penn State parks do not allow dogs at many of their parks and those that do might have 10% of sites dog...More

Thank Len D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been interested in camping here for awhile now, but decided today that we'd head over and explore the area first! Absolutely beautiful. The lake is very large, there's lots of wooded trails, and nice campgrounds! We went to the Quaker...More

Thank theladyisacat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To our delight, our camp site was not only wooded but private with the tent barely visible from the driveway. All sites have a fire ring a picnic table. Most tables are fairly new, ours was not but a disposable tablecloth took care of that...More

Thank Malka B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best state parks in PA. Camping area has small, clean beach. Bathrooms are heated and well kept. Camping sites are big and mostly shaded. Lake is big. Rangers and staff super friendly. Day use area which is across the lake has huge...More

Thank Karin H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Traveling through the state we found we needed a place to camp since we wanted to see Hershey chocolate world and Gettysburg. We came upon this park. Beautifully laid out...Lots of sites. The new sites they are putting in will have full hookups. Ours only...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great state park, about 25min from Harrisburg, on RT 177 ...Big lake and nice playing area here on one side...Also has cabins on other side of the lake..We did river boating , kids had great fun in play area

Thank KetanDani79
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Because rivers were high from Friday's rain, we settled for paddling on the lake at Gifford-Pinchot State Park. Bought launch permits on-line. Put it was great and convenient with a clean, heated restroom open. It was early in the season. Fortunately the wind held off,...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every since I was a little girl I have been coming to Pinchot with the men I love! First on a yearly fishing/camping trip with my Dad, such awesome memories! One year I caught over 120 Sunnies in ONE morning, no lie! I think it...More

2  Thank Donna S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a short vacation to attend the Great American Outdoor show in Harrisburg. We almost always vacation in Pa state park cabins because you can't beat the price. Hot roomy shower, comfy beds, fully functioning kitchen - great time away with my spouse!...More

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have come here to fish with family and friends many time over the years. The trails are great for walkers or hikers, well laid out and easy to travel on. Decent camp sites many with lake access.

Thank BoscoW52
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what hiking trail has a pretty view at end?
19 October 2015|
Response from KathySDavis | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trails are loops or are interconnected so they don't really "end". Lakeside trail, especially on the Conewago side has pretty views of the lake. The trails are mostly in the woods. There are no waterfalls or... More
I'm trying to hike in this park but i have several concerns since i've never been here. 1. When I reach the park, where do I park? and is there any fee i need to pay for parking or permit necessary to enter/hike in the premises? 2. I would probably go with someone who is allergic to poison ivy. Is there a lot of it in the hiking trails?
30 May 2015|
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Response from KathySDavis | Reviewed this property |
1 - There are no enyrance fees for any of PA's State Parks. The park is large, so where you park depends on where you want to hike. I suggest you download a map or pick one up at the outdoor kiosk at the park office... More
Hi! I'm interested in visiting this park for my anniversary. I am a PA resident but not familiar with the park. Could any one help me find the best camp site to suite our needs? I am looking for a "dreamy" place to Tent camp with our large ten person tent. This trip is just for my husband and I So I'm not really concerned about childrens activities. Here are some of the preferences I would like to use when considering a camp site; 1. We will definitely need something w/ electric & water hook up. 2. I would like to be some place a little more secluded, not completely deserted, but "peaceful" for two adults on a weekend escape from our kids. 3.I need to be within reasonable distance of a FLUSHING toilet and bathhouse with hit water. 4.I would like to be near the water . We love fishing! Also, I want to be near some place to swim. I would like to check out the waterfalls but I have no idea how far they are from camp sites And were not pro hikers or anything 5. We would like a picnic table at our site. Also we would like a decent size site that is not RIGHT next to other people or near roads. ( need quiet !) 6.I obviously don't want any place over run with poison, I understand were out doors, but the place needs to be well maintained. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated . Thanks!
20 May 2015|
Response from Sean C |
Try a Holiday Inn Express.