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Stay the Night at Gifford Pinchot State Park

Make a reservation for Gifford Pinchot State Park.


Flush toilets, warm showers, and some electric hook-ups

With 289 campsites at the southern end of the lake, this park provides one of the largest state park campgrounds in the commonwealth.

The campground opens the second Friday in April and closes by the end of October. 

All of the sites have macadam pads and can accommodate virtually any piece of camping equipment from a large motor home to the smallest tent. Many sites have electric hook-ups. Some sites have full service hook up, which includes:

  • Sewer
  • Water
  • Electricity

Pets are permitted on designated campsites.

Campers may stay in a state park campground up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Campers may camp up to 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the camping season. Campers must vacate the campground for a minimum of 48 hours after a stay of 14 or 21 consecutive days.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. The campground has:

  • An ADA accessible swimming beach
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Some ADA accessible campsites
  • Hiking trails
  • Boat launching and mooring area
  • Sanitary dumping stations
  • Staffed campground office
  • Modern bathhouses with flush toilets and showers

Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

Two host positions

The campground host site amenities include 30 or 50-amp electric service. Hosts are required to assist with maintaining restrooms, monitor traffic at the campground office, and assist park personnel for 40 hours a week with a four-week minimum stay. Contact the park office for additional information and availability.

Lodging at Gifford Pinchot

The following lodging facilities are available to rent at Gifford Pinchot State Park. 

Modern Cabins

Ten modern cabins can be rented year-round. Cabins are furnished and have:

  • A living area
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Toilet/shower room
  • Two or three bedrooms

Renters provide their own:

  • Bed linens
  • Bathroom articles
  • Kitchenware and eating utensils

Cabins also have boat mooring areas on the lakeshore.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. One cabin is ADA accessible.


These round, canvas, and wood walled tents have a wooden deck and sleep five people in bunk beds. Yurts are adjacent to potable water and restrooms with showers and have:

  • Cooking stove, refrigerator, and countertop
  • Electric heat and outlets
  • Fire ring and picnic table

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. One yurt is ADA accessible.

Camping Cottages

Three cottages sleep five people in bunk beds. Cottages are adjacent to potable water and restrooms with showers and have:

  • Wooden floors
  • Windows
  • Electric heat, lights, and outlets
  • Porch, picnic table, and fire ring

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. One cottage is ADA accessible.

Make a lodging reservation.

​Organized Group Tenting

The six sites, which can hold up to 250 people, are in the campground. This modern area is for scout, church, or other organized groups that wish to camp together. Advance reservations are required.

To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.