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Nearby Attractions to Codorus State Park

Information about Codorus State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Hanover and the greater area around the park are known for snack foods and agricultural heritage, as well as historic sites from the Civil War.
Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Hanover Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Codorus State Park is close to two state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

The 2,338-acre Gifford Pinchot State Park is a full-service park located 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.

Recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, disc golf, and camping.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

The 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is steeped in natural and historical features. It is located at the northern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in an area known as South Mountain. Visitors enjoy many recreational opportunities, including the two mountain lakes (Laurel Lake and Fuller Lake), hiking the Appalachian Trail, biking the rail trail, and visiting the Appalachian Trail Museum.

Michaux State Forest

The 85,500-acre Michaux State Forest is located in the South Mountain area of Cumberland County, Franklin County, and Adams County. Recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, the shooting range, golfing, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

Fly fishing is permitted on a two-mile section of Codorus Creek along Porters Road, below the Glatfelter Dam. It is designated as Trophy Trout Water by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and has a naturally reproducing population of brown trout.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of York and Lancaster counties in central Pennsylvania.