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Address: 2200 Rosstown Road Lewisberry, PA 17339-9787
Park Manager: Devin Buzard
Contact Info: 717-432-5011
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Park Alerts ( 5 Alerts )

  • SWIMMING REOPENED:  the swimming area at the Quaker Race Day Use Area is reopened effective immediately as current test results show an acceptable bacteria level.

  • Swimming Prohibited: Routine water testing has returned an elevated coliform count and so swimming is prohibited in Pinchot Lake. The day use areas remain open. The park will test the water daily and re-open swimming when bacteria counts fall into acceptable levels.

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

Gifford Pinchot State Park, a 2,338-acre full service park, is in northern York County along PA 177 between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry. The park consists of reverting farm fields and wooded hillsides with the 340-acre Pinchot Lake serving as a prime attraction.

Things To Do ( 13 Available)

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    • Gifford Pinchot Campground
      Season : 7 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 339 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    Sight Seeing

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    Cross Country Skiing

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    • Equestrian
      Easiest 0.11 miles
    • Connecting Trail
      More Difficult 0.16 miles
    • Old Farm
      Easiest 0.34 miles
    • Beaver Creek & Mason Dixon Trail
      More Difficult 1.48 miles
      The trail is shared by the multi-state Mason-Dixon Trail and Beaver Creek trail.
    • Equestrian
      Easiest 2.33 miles
    • Oak
      Easiest 0.08 miles
    • Gravel
      More Difficult 0.96 miles
    • Alpine
      Easiest 0.42 miles
    • Ridge
      Easiest 1.20 miles
    • Connecting
      0.06 miles
    • To Ampitheater
      Easiest 0.09 miles
    • Midland
      Easiest 0.25 miles
    • Boulder Point
      Easiest 0.07 miles
    • Fern
      Easiest 0.15 miles
    • Pinchot
      More Difficult 0.18 miles
    • Informal
      Most Difficult 0.10 miles
    • Quaker Race Trail
      More Difficult 1.60 miles
    • Lakeside
      More Difficult 0.07 miles
    • Unknown
      More Difficult 0.22 miles
    • Pinchot
      More Difficult 0.11 miles
    • Pinchot
      More Difficult 0.15 miles
    • Oak Trail
      Easiest 0.18 miles
    • Lakeside/ Mason-Dixon
      More Difficult 5.39 miles
      The trail is shared by the multi-state Mason-Dixon Trail and Lakeside trail.
    • Lakeside
      More Difficult 3.15 miles
    • Oak Trail
      More Difficult 0.24 miles
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    Horse Trail

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