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Hanover, Pennsylvania

Codorus State Park

Hanover, Pennsylvania


2600 Smith Station Rd
Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 185
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.791671322828
Longitude: -76.920304298401

Elevation: 665' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Codorus State Park campground the first week of July 2016. We stayed over the 4th of July weekend, so pretty busy as you might expect. The entrance to the campground can be challenging to find and google maps never seemed to get it right for me, so be sure to check your directions carefully. The entrance to the campground through the checkpoint is a bit of a mess and can be a bit difficult to navigate with a larger rig. We have a 35' RV and were able to manage OK, but I can see where it could be a bit hairy for larger rigs, 5th wheels or trailers. Plenty of the above in the park though, so they seemed to have managed as well.

The showers / restrooms are centrally located in each loop of the campground with garbage dumpsters nearby. The showers / restrooms are old, but very clean and there was plenty of hot water.

The campground has both non-electric and 30amp electric sites. There is no water or dump facilities at the individual campsites, though there is both fresh water and dual dump stations at the entrance to the campground.

In general, I don't think there's a perfectly level site in the campground. You can find some that are close to level and others that aren't even close. I saw a lot of blocks being used at some campsites to level rigs and trailers. I saw one motorhome that has nearly 6" off the ground on blocks. I'd say that about half the sites have asphalt pads and half have dirt/stone pads.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the park as there is lots to do at this park, especially if you like the boating and fishing on the lake (though there is no swimming in the lake). We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Decided to stay at Codorus rather than expensive parks closer to Gettysburg. Some sites in trees, newer sites in open grassy area. Paved RV pad. Electricity at the site. Strange no sewer or water at the site. Person at check-in booth was a little surly, but other staff helpful. Two ways to get into park: 1) older entrance was near the swimming pool and then winds up hill, 2) newer entrance comes off road at separate entrance. It does wind around a bit so road lines up with registration booth. Attended Sunday worship service with state park chaplain. Would recommend park to others. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Codorus State Park has a nice campground. However, there are not many sites that allow pets, and even fewer pet-friendly sites with shade. I wish I had known that most PA state campgrounds don't have water hookups before we got there, even "modern electric" sites. If I stayed there again I would get site 44 due to its proximity to the water spigot in case we needed to refill the tank. If you don't have a pet, site 57 is also close to a water spigot. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, large campground. The sites in the woods are nice but most of those don't have electric. We chose one of the electric sites out in the field. Very nice bathhouses and plenty of places to hike. Large swimming pool within (long) walking distance. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Do be aware of ample poison ivy at some sites. Not hard to avoid if you know what it looks like but watch the kids! We would stay here again. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was pretty level and I only had to add 3" of lift for the system in the MH to level it out. Some sites were pretty bad. We had a 50 amp site and it cost no more than the 30 amps sites. There are only a few of the 50 amp sites available and they are not marked on the map. As about one when you check in. Bathrooms and showers were clean and had good hot water but had a faint aroma of the pachyderm house of a few zoos I've been to. Not unpleasant but there. They have paved roads with gravel sites. Verizon MiFi works fine but no local Wi-Fi. They have a nice swimming pool but you have to pay extra for that. They have a dump station. All in all a nice park. Senior discounts are available but the price we paid does not reflect that. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We had horrible sites. They were not level at all (paved but on a hill and sloped). There was no picnic table (it was located on top of the hill behind us and that camper had taken up 2 tables!) and our fire ring was up on the hill above our camper. But, these were last minute reservations and we didn't have a choice of sites. We toured the campground to look for better sites for our next visit. They do have some really nice sites. We visited the pool just to check it out and will use it the next trip. It looks fantastic! So, as long as you are careful with the site you pick this could really be a nice campground! We camped at Codorus State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park. We stayed in B loop which is wooded and shady versus D loop which is a meadow. Sites are fairly level and have electric (30amp or 50amp) only. They do not have "pet loops", so you cannot walk your dog all the way around a loop, but the walking areas are clearly marked on their map. The lake is nice; you can rent boats, kayaks or canoes. We did not use the pool, but it looked nice. They charged a fee. You can swim in the lake as an alternative. The park is very close to Hanover, PA, where you can visit two pretzel factories. We highly recommend Clair's restaurant. We would stay here again. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fairly typical PA State Park campground: no water or sewer hook-ups, just electric. Water isn't a problem as there are numerous water faucets throughout the park where you can quickly fill your fresh water tank on the way in. The 'D' Loop is wide open with only young saplings so, if you don't have AC you might want to try and get a site in the A-C loops that are in the woods. Very nice state park: worth the visit. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 456
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

$28 is full electric rate. The July 2009 review is a very descriptive review. Nice state park, but some sites are not suitable for MHs due to the incline. We asked and were allowed to drive through and pick a site first. Just beware that making the swing from the exit road to entrance is very tight. Bat-wing reception and Verizon broadband were very good in D loop. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this Pennsylvania State Park campground. Most of the campground is located in shade/partial shade (loops A-C) and most seem to have power (loops B-D). We have a 40' coach and weren't sure we could navigate into spots in the A-C loops so we stayed in the wide open space D loop which has 50 amp power and hard surface parking pads. However, driving through C to get to D we counted at least 20 sites that were workable for us. Next time we may stay in the shaded C loop although power there is 30 amps but it is noticeably cooler. The park appeared to be well maintained and quiet. We stayed Sun-Tue and most of the spots throughout the park were empty. I'm not sure how busy it is on a Fri-Sun. Restrooms/showers were clean. The adjoining 1200+ acre lake is absolutely beautiful. We did take advantage of the $4.50 per night senior citizen (62+) discount. We will definitely camp here again. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 92

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost with senior discount $22. This 3,452 acre campground is on land once owned by the Glatfelter Paper Company. The 1,245 acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline for boating, fishing and one small cove for scuba diving. Sailing is one of the favorite things to do on this lake. You can not swim in the lake because the Paper Company and the town of Spring Grove are allowed to use the lake for their own needs so the lake rises and falls drastically. The campground has next to it for a price a public swimming pool sitting on the lake that is over a half an acre so 1000 swimmers can use the pool at the same time. The park also has 6.5 miles of trails for bikes and 19 miles of hiking trails. There are four loops for camping plus a special tenting area on a non paved road. Loop A has no electric and loops B,C and D have a mixture of electric 30 and 50 amps and non electric. We were in loop C and our site was not level but riding around the park there are sites that are level but you can not tell by looking at the sites. Loops B, and most of loop C are in the woods near restrooms and water. While Loop D is in the meadow with open sites and these are better for the larger campers but still not all level. This is a nice campground and we would stay here again the restrooms are older but they were clean and we found the check-in process to be excellent with very friendly volunteers or park workers. Check-in is 3 but we were able to arrive near noon and get in with not any problems. Places to visit – The Heritage Rail Trail in York 21 miles to the Mason Dixon Line in Maryland where one can pick up another 20 mile rail trail the Northern Central Railroad Trail. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites here are nice, and the park scenic. They have a nice mountain biking trail area, some pretty hiking trails (although crowded), and the lake is beautiful. On the negative side, I think our cost of $25 for a pet site with no hookups was ridiculous, the woman at the checkin booth was grouchy, and the bathrooms were old and dirty. Fortunately, none of the negatives effected us after we checked in! We camped at Codorus State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground includes a large number of spacious and wooded sites, a huge swimming pool (for which an extra fee is charged, a fee discounted for campers), a number of weekend (ranger-naturalist-type) activities, miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, a disc golf course, and abundant recreational opportunities on the 1275 acre Lake Marburg. The campground appeared to be well patrolled, the staff was quite helpful and friendly, and quiet hours were truly quiet. Although our family prefers campgrounds that are a bit more compact (access to many of Codorus's facilities requires either very long walks or driving), we had a most enjoyable stay at this large and well-maintained state park. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is nice state park in a central location. There are plenty of big sites so we had no issues. Pets sites are limited and together to prevent "issues" - VERY nice! There could be more water stations. The park is adding more electric sites. Most of the sites are paved and LEVEL! Beautiful looking pool (HUGE) that was not open being early in the season. Other campers were nice friendly and no issues were noted. We will be back. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Codorus State Park is a nice place to stay. They have very nice trails and the lake is great. We stayed in the pet area of the campground. No problems were experienced. We camped at Codorus State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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