Located about 30 miles northeast of Gettysburg is a 2,339-acre full service park in northern York County. Visitors can enjoy outdoor recreational activities at their leisure, picnic, camp and learn about the park’s natural environment.
- Hiking 18 miles of trails
- Biking four miles of trails
- Horseback riding
- Swimming at the beach areas
- Boating (electric motors only)
- 1,780 acres for hunting and trapping from fall archery season through the end of the traditional winter seasons
- Disc golfing
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice skating
- Wildlife watching
The park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs year-round including hands-on activities, guided walks and evening programs. Participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources through these programs.
Pontoon boat tours of the lake are offered spring through fall. For more detailed information contact the park office.
The environmental learning center in the Conewago Day Use Area is open weekends during the summer. Visitors can explore the center’s exhibits to discover more about the park’s natural environment.
Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups on topics such as adaptations, seasonal habitats, bird life, insects, forest ecosystems and lake ecology.
Add a visit to Gifford Pinchot State park onto your vacation to Gettysburg!