DCNR Calendar of Events

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Gifford Pinchot State Park, a 2,338-acre full service park, is in northern York County along PA 177 between the towns of Rossville and Lewisberry. The park consists of reverting farm fields and wooded hillsides with the 340-acre Pinchot Lake serving as a prime attraction.

2200 Rosstown Rd., Lewisberry, PA 17339-9787










Jennifer Park



Upcoming Events

Forest Habitat Hunt

Join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt, exploring the forest for signs of the critters that call our park home.

5/28 2pm
What Lurks in the Lake

Join us for this family friendly program where we will learn all about the creatures that call Pinchot Lake home!

5/28 7pm
Friends of Pinchot Monthly Meeting

Join the Friends of Pinchot (a chapter of PPFF) for their monthly meeting. Learn about the projects the Friends are working on and how you can...

5/31 6pm
First Wednesday Walks

Join us for 1st Wednesday Walks at Pinchot. Led by park volunteer Glen Dunbar, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately 1.5-hour...

6/1 10am
Local Issues, Local Solutions: Empowering Students to Address Local Environmental Issues Through Research and Stewardship Teacher Workshop

Do you want to expand your student-centered learning projects to include stewardship and action in your local community? Do you want to learn outside? Join...

6/21 9pm

Recent Events

Wildflower Walk


Wildflower Walk


Recent Activity

Jeanne Pagze

Jeanne Pagze left a review 7/16/2020

The beginning part was great. Even though my kids 7 and 8 were not at all interested. When we actually started the owl prowl I decided to take the kids and leave so they didn't scare the owls away. I told the park ranger where I parked and she told me I make bad decisions. Said I was parked in. I asked her why and what do you mean im parked in. She directed me to stand at the bathhouse and wait for a car to pick me and the kids up apparently the parking lot clioses at dusk...but when you google pinchot it says its open 24 hours. When I called to ask where it was located there was no mention of where to park. Anyway when she dropped me off at the car I was informed there was a $25 ticket. Ok I didn't look for a sign, didnt see the closes at dusk sign. I was attending an event from 8 till 10 pm. Why would I look, Google said it was open 24 hours. Anyway ok ill pay the ticket but the park ranger was extremely disrespectful!

Sommer Sa

Sommer Sa left a positive review 8/31/2019

The kids had a wonderful time!

Pat Lewis Davenport

Pat Lewis Davenport left a positive review 7/26/2018

Despite the week's rain and flooding, the library program went on! We brought 2 7-year-old boys and they really enjoyed themselves. Informative and fun - and being read to is always appreciated!

David M. Calaman

David M. Calaman posted a photo 1/7/2018

Map of the hike Map of the hike

David M. Calaman

David M. Calaman left a positive review 1/7/2018

Nice that we took a different trail this year. This is a great event and always nice people. Beth, the park naturalist always makes it interesting.

Gayle Frassenei

Gayle Frassenei left a positive review 1/1/2018

Thank you to our DCNR hosts for making it fun to be out in the cold!

Rob Condran

Rob Condran 1/23/2017

I agree on the tournament info. I've been trying to find dates all summer and came up empty. Love that lake..