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​Nearby Attractions to Susquehanna Riverlands State Park

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

Explore the Area

Susquehanna Riverlands State Park is located between York and Wrightsville; two charming downtowns that boast many shops, restaurants, and places to relax. York is known as “the White Rose City” and Wrightsville is located along the Susquehanna River with scenic views.

The park is close to the picturesque Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite farms of Lancaster County.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the York County Economic Alliance.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Susquehanna Riverlands State Park is close to three state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

The 2,338-acre Gifford Pinchot State Park is a 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.

Samuel S. Lewis State Park

The 85-acre Samuel S. Lewis State Park is dominated by Mt. Pisgah, an 885-foot-high ridge that separates Kreutz Creek Valley to the north and East Prospect Valley to the south.

The park landscape also consists of mowed grass fields on the northern and eastern park slopes, a pine plantation in the south area, and mature woods in the western section.

Susquehannock State Park

The 244-acre Susquehannock State Park is on a wooded plateau overlooking the Susquehanna River in southern Lancaster County.

Besides the outstanding view, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, and camping for year-round fun.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

Several other outdoor spaces and natural places exist near the Susquehanna Riverlands State Park:

  • Codorus Furnace still stands within Hellam Township on the south side of Codorus Creek. It is administered by Hellam Township.
  • The Hellam Hills Conservation Area protects more than 1,000 acres of forested lands and meadows adjacent to the park and along the Susquehanna River. Its steep slopes and diverse habitats host a variety of rare, threatened, and endangered species. It is administered by the Lancaster Conservancy.
  • The Wizard Ranch Nature Preserve also administered by Lancaster Conservancy lies close to the park and protects nearly 250 acres. A portion of the Mason Dixon Trail traverses the site.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

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

Susquehanna National Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the towns along the river.