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Gifford Pinchot State Park

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Address: PA Route 177, between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry, Lewisberry, PA 17339
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+1 717-432-5011
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

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Nice quiet place to picnic or hike.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 must have been the same batch of Sunnies caught over and over again as we... More 

1 Thank Donna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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! The staff at the park office were pleasant and helpful, as well.

Thank Dave D
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The lake had a lot of Moss in it so made it hard to catch anything. Plus there was no picnic tables around boat dock #1 so people was having to sit on the ground. The manager said that they would not put any there because the are afraid that they would get thrown in the lake. All they have... More 

1 Thank Robert D
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Gifford Pinchot is a picturesque state park with large lake and hiking trails. The park is generally on level ground so the hiking is no strenuous. Good place to bring the family for a picnic or some basic camping.

Thank Mark E
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went in October for a 3 day trip. Rented a modern cabin. Cabins are close to the lake and you can see the lake from the deck. Off season this is a quiet place to unwind.

Thank Mmg G
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My family and friends have been visiting Pinchot Park now for the past 12 years. We camp there every Memorial Day weekend. We have had different tent sites, with our favorite being 120, 129 and 116. These sites are close to the lake, which is great if you have a kayak. Most of the camp sites are big enough and... More 

1 Thank Kathleen B
Sweetwater County, Wyoming
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited Sept 2016 in campground A ( site 134) for 4 nights in a pop-up and had a wonderful time. Site was spacious, well maintained, and clean. Yes, the bathrooms and showers were older and need replaced but everything worked and again they were clean but old and tired. It was quiet and peaceful in mid Sept. Beach looked... More 

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Perry Hall
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We expected crowded since it was Labor Day weekend. But add to this that the spaces are packed to the max, next to each other, it makes for a feeling that you are in a wooded parking lot. The reason must be that the park is essentially a small lake and its surroundings. We read reviews about the condition of... More 

Thank rmcespedes
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Pinchot is a great park for boating and kayaking. My husband and son love to leisurely float in their kayaks while tossing their fishing line it to see what's biting. There are multiple parking locations around the lake; each offer something different to do. Some take you to the beach for swimming...while others are closer to the hiking trails or... More 

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