When making your plans to tour Gettysburg and Amish Country in south central Pennsylvania, consider Codorus State Park.
The popular 3,500-acre park is in the rolling hills of southern York County in Hanover, Pa. Because it is only 20 miles east of Gettysburg, we made it our basecamp for a week in early October. We visited the Gettysburg National Military Park, attended the National Apple Festival, and motored through Amish Country near Lancaster.
The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg within the park has 26 miles of shoreline and is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.
The sites on C Loop were spacious and crowned with eastern hardwoods. We had a 30-Amp electric hookup. There was a convenient circular comfort station with showers, flush toilets and outside utility sinks.
Reservations were made by calling 1-888-PA-PARKS (1-888-727-2757). Our cost was $208 for the week, plus a $6.50 transaction fee.
To read about our two-day visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield, click here.
Text and Photos: Julianne G. Crane