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Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry

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3.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. T...  read more »
  • 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 re...  read more »
  • 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 m...  read more »
  • We stayed in the modern cabin which met all our needs. Bathroom was a decent size. The kitchen had all appliances but no toaster. No AC, but with fans (that we brought from home) the evenings cooled down enough to sleep. The bed was uncomfortable, but we managed. ☺ The bike trails were our favorite thing to do. We also had a blast renting kayaks! Lots of things to keep you busy!
  • Awesome park! The camping is great with pretty good bathroom and shower facilities, and then the park has tons to do from swimming at the ladies, fishing, disc golf and lots of booking and hiking trails.
  • Me and my boyfriend (we're in our 20s) decided to come here for Memorial Day weekend and we give this campsite 3.5 stars. Check in time is 3 but we didn't want to waste our whole day so we arrived at the Day Visitor area around 11. There are benches, tables, and grills with plenty of room for families or groups. We rented a canoe for $20 for an hour (they also have kayaks, rowboats, and paddle boats. Any additional hour is $10). The staff at the bike/boat rental building were incredibly friendly, gave us pointers for rowing and started the time from when we got in the boat. The lake was large and beautiful, with designated swimming and fishing areas. Around 2 we decided to drive over to the campsite to see if we could check in early and we could. The sites were very close to each other, which later we found out was very irritating. We could hear every conversation the family next to us had. The sites were cleared of most trees, which I think, if they left more, we would have felt like we had privacy. Rocks covered the ground and there was a blacktop to park. They provide a fire pit area with grill on top and a table with benches. Every other camper we came into contact were incredibly friendly and offered help if we needed it. Quiet time starts at 9 and it was respected for the most part. The next day we went on a hike, fished, and swam in the private swim area (for night guests and their visitors). The hike was beautiful. The map gives a description of the paths and their difficulty levels. The fishing areas and the swim spot were nice and not overly crowded for it being Memorial Day weekend. The entire park was kept up very well and free of trash. There are bathrooms located conveniently, with showers and large sinks to wash dishes, too. Overall, if you are going on a family "camping" trip, I definitely suggest it. If you want a more secluded, more camping feel, I would skip this park or just go for the day visitor activities. My boyfriend made a good point by noting: "it's like camping, but in a backyard". Hope this helps!
  • Camped at Pinchot this past weekend as we have the past several years. Although I'm grateful for the addition of the pet area the last few years.... Conditions of brush and grasses this year we're deplorable! Ticks and insects increase tremendously with those type of conditions! And the extremely high grasses made it difficult to pick up the dogs waste. And I'm sure it accounted for the amounts I saw still laying that people didn't pick up. In that state, it was easy to be eaten alive as you were picking up waste. Really sad and we will be finding a new location for our church camp out next year. 🙁
  • We lucked out and got a really good camp site that was even as well as had privavcy. Some sites are very close with no privacy at all, or are on uneven ground I couldn't imagine setting up a tent. The bathrooms were clean and have electrical sockets to charge devices if need be. There is a lot to do fish,boat, swim and tons of trails for hiking.
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