Gifford Pinchot State Park may not be on everyone’s list of go-to Pennsylvania attractions, but if you’re looking for some peace and quiet near water – plus full RV hookups – this little out-of-the-way park in northern York County may be right up your alley. So once you’ve picked up your rental RV at Martin RV Rentals, it’s just a 45-minute drive to Gifford Pinchot State Park. And once there, you’ll feel miles and miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Read on for a taste of what you’ll find.
Hike 18+ Miles of Trail
Explore the park on clearly-marked trails and walkways, ranging in difficulty from easy to advanced. In addition to the marked and maintained trails within the park, the 200-mile Mason-Dixon Trail, which connects to the Appalachian Trail, goes through the park. Whether you just want a half-hour walk through second-growth woods, or an all-day hike on Lakeside Trail, you’ll find something to enjoy.
Have Fun on the Water
340-acre Pinchot Lake offers plenty of water activities, including boating, canoe and kayak rentals, swimming, and fishing. Rentals are available by the hour, day, overnight, or week. Gifford Pinchot State Park is proud to be ADA accessible, and that includes the swimming beach.
Camp for a Weekend or Longer
With 289 campsites at the southern end of the lake, this park provides one of the largest state park campgrounds in Pennsylvania. Open from April to October, all campsites have macadam pads and can accommodate RVs of all sizes. Dogs are permitted in designated campsites.
Get Away Close to Home
If you want to get close to nature, but don’t want to travel too far from your home, a weekend, a week, or even longer at Gifford Pinchot State Park is a great choice. Use it as a base to explore neighboring Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and beyond. And with a well-equipped RV rental from Martin RV Rentals, you’ll have everything you need to kick back and relax. Make your reservation today by calling (888) 206-9748.
Source: Pennsylvania DCNR
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