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Codorus State Park

The 3,500-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County.

The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters.

Anglers love the lake for warmwater fishing and can also fish Codorus Creek for trout.

Picnicking, swimming in the pool, and camping are popular activities.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. The pool, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

From I-83, take Exit 8. Go 18 miles west on PA 216 to the park.

From Hanover, follow PA 216 to the park.

GPS DD:  Lat. 39.79066  Long. -76.91891

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Scuba Diving

Due to the volume of boat traffic on Lake Marburg, scuba diving is only permitted in Sinsheim Cove, in the east side of the park.

Divers must register and show their certification at the park office before diving, then sign out at the park office after diving. Divers must use the buddy system and a diving flag for safety.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

The park provides programs from May to October. Programs include:

  • Ecological and historical walks and talks
  • Audiovisual presentations
  • Campfires
  • School environmental educational activities
  • Youth programs

There are nature trails and a bird viewing station.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are post on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
800-637-2426

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Codorus State Park