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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Lewisberry, Pennsylvania



Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 292-4112

Sites: 340
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 40.058990200777
Longitude: -76.901196241379

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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 no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Typically small tree-lined sites as we have come to expect in state parks. This is to say they are a bit on the short side, and for the most part satellite-unfriendly. Our campsite was electric only. The bathhouse and restrooms were clean, and it appeared the camp hosts and state park personnel do a very fine job of maintaining this campground. We were in the area to visit friends, therefore did not take advantage of this state park's many offerings. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked site 266 (full hookups) for a six night stay in May. We really like the Pennsylvania State Parks but there is some room for improvement. The sites 266-270 were electric sites "converted" to include water and sewer, the problem is the sewer hookup is almost at the middle to front side of the campsite, make sure you bring along extra sewer hose! All other utilities worked very well. Drainage of the above sites was great, we had some rain and there was no puddling or mud. The above sites are a mix of gravel and grass, mostly open with a tree line to the back. Bathrooms are across the street and were minimally cleaned each day. Note that the sites 241-247 might be a little hard to back in if you have a longer truck and trailer. The park offers many activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking and cycling. There are racks that you can lock up your kayaks or canoes that are close to the water. If you like the outdoors you will love this park. We would return. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
266 Loop C
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Looking for a place to let your dog run? There is a off leash dog park within 20 min drive. Lower Allen Community Park (4075 Lisburn Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055). Farmers Market, check out West Shore Farmers Market open Friday's and Saturday's. (900 Market St, Lemoyne, PA 17043). Brew Pub and food, Appalachian Brewing Company (50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101). Coffee House, Cornerstone Coffeehouse (2133 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011) Go to this after the Farmers Market, they are close.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical PA state park as far as services. RV sites are mostly electric only. There are about a half dozen full service sites, but they are making more. The park has a lot of self directed activities to do. Camp hosts are friendly and helpful but at times a little over zealous. Rangers too. But we'll be back because the scenery is fantastic! We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
218
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: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall we enjoyed our holiday weekend here. Sites were big and flat, but our loop had the picnic tables bolted down. We heard that this was the only loop that did this. We travel in a large group and not being able to move the picnic tables does not work for us. It means we are not able to eat meals together. The beach was good, and disc golf course was nice. The men in our party were not happy with their showers, as there was no privacy. The women's showers had space to change when entering and exiting. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 150
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a typical state park, clean, with a friendly cadre of park rangers. Well-patrolled and with reasonably wide and treed sites (meaning satellite coverage was nonexistent). However, we were promised a 50 amp site but ended up with only 30 amps. There is no water at the sites, although there are water spigots scattered around the campground where you can fill your tank. Sewer is in the form of dump stations. Obviously, no cable, although we could pull in Harrisburg TV stations with our aerial. Our picnic table appeared to be as old as Methuselah. After settling in to our site, we were sitting around enjoying a glass of wine when one of the rangers advised that there was no alcohol allowed, and suggested we retire to the inside of our coach. The problem was solved the next day by using coffee cups in stead of wine glasses! If trying to find the park, our GPS was frustrated trying to find the park. With reservations the entrance is on Route 74, 0.8 mi. east of the intersection of Routes 177 and 74. Without reservations, 2.2 miles north of that intersection on Route 177. Despite the park's inconveniences, we would not hesitate to return in the future. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Lots of hiking trails. Sites were a little close, but nothing unusual for a state park. Really liked the reservation web site. Nice to have a photo of each site available. However, renovations are in progress. The camp host visited us to let us know that the construction crew was in to drill and blast rock for a new sewer line. Well, OK...it was very quiet until the drilling commenced. Then BOOM! (It was kinda interesting, actually.) The good news was: The camp host also said that the new sewer lines were being laid to accommodate FULL hookups! Should be ready next year. Outstanding! We will be back. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent cabins. Easy access to the lake. Swimming area is very nice. Not too crowded over by the cabins. If you are looking for lots of activities that are associated with some campgrounds this is not the place for you. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Campground Cabin.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here 2 week days and there were very few campers and it was great. I camped in the pet allowed area. The host told me that the campground fills quickly on weekends. Hiking trails were good for kids. There are fire rings at the site and firewood is available from the host for $5. Host and park rangers were friendly. Long sites are available and there is a dump station at the entrance. Great place to ride bicycles. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We were generally quite impressed with this campground. There are lots of hiking trails (though not always well marked), planned activities for children and families, a relatively uncrowded campground beach area at the lake, boat rentals, and a number of relatively private wooded sites for tenters, many in the pet-friendly sections of the campground. Given the size of this campground, there is a great diversity in the qualities of the camping sites, which range from scenic, shaded, and spacious waterfront sites to those reminiscent of a parking lot; to avoid disappointment, check the website and/or call the park office to find out details of a particular site before you choose. The campground is ostensibly in the midst of a much needed renovation program -- bathrooms are quite old, and a number of the picnic tables appear to date from the Civil War. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is beautiful: swimming beach, boating, great trails. We did it all and had a great time. Our site was plenty big especially when we had visitors; we had 8 people and two dogs on site without a problem. Some of the tenting sites are really amazing: parking pad on the road and then you set up camp back in the woods or up against the lake! This park is new to having pets and the rules are restrictive. You can walk them in the dog designated section, on the main road and on the trails. You are not allowed to even walk them through the other sections of the campground. Hopefully these rules will relax as they get used to having dogs in the campground. The only other complaint is that the bathhouses are old, they were clean earlier in the day but nasty towards the end. We will definitely camp here again. We loved it and so did the kids. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park to be OK, but nothing special. There were some nice trails to hike, but that was about it. Many of the sites are quite small, which is fine for tents and pop-ups, but not ideal for larger units. There is a big group area, and the park seemed very popular with scout troops the weekend that we were there. Overall, for the weekend rate of $30 we expected more than an small, electric-only campsite. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Good camp ground while acknowledging that it is a State Park. Rates are reasonable and they are working on renovating site throughout the campground. The newer sites have flat level pads with a fire ring, table and lantern hook. Older sites have a blacktop pad that are not always level. Bathrooms are clean but utilitarian. We would stay again. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was "home base" for our trip to Gettysburg one one day and our drive into Philadelphia on the next. We had Site 107 which was a nice, generally level, hard driveway with picnic table and firepit. All was in good condition. Campsite was quite adequate in size. There was room for our MH in the back-in site and room for our CRV before the MH. Bathrooms were older and ours were clean, others were not quite as well maintained. Don't go to the park office when arriving, rather go directly to the campground at the SE corner of the park. Our Garmin took us on the very narrow and winding roads, better routes exists (look at your map and stay on the main highways). I had decent cellular and data coverages in the park. Were I coming to this part of PA again, I'd stay here in a moment. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet campground. Gets VERY busy on weekends. We used this campground as a base camp for Gettysburg and Hershey. Lots of trails to hike on, some are not marked though. Could use a little more playground equipment in area A though. Roads are paved, camping pads are gravel. Restrooms are OK and could use a bit of updating. We would stay here again. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground with lots of families. There are activities for the kids, for example the weekend we were there, they had a bug hunt by the nature center in the day use area of the park. The campground has its own beach. The beach is nice and the lake water was warm. Bring an umbrella for shade because there is not much shade on the beach. The bathhouses were clean but there was no soap for hand washing so be sure to bring some in with you.Our site, #141 in the A loop was nice and shaded but the fire pit on our site was located close to the campground road. We would have preferred it to be closer to our camper and picnic table. This was probably due to a large tree that was on our site, because the other sites nearby had the fire pit located in a better spot. There was poison ivy everywhere but it was easily avoided so we had no problem with it. There was lots of wildlife to see. We saw three large owls in the trees behind our campsite, and a black rat snake in the campsite next to ours. We also spotted a black rat snake near the nature center. The kids found a salamander. There were lots of chipmunks, too. We will definitely come back. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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