Codorus State Park on doorstep of Gettysburg, Amish Country

Codorus State Park, site C103. (Julianne G. Crane)
Codorus State Park, spacious site C-103. (Julianne G. Crane)

When making your plans to tour Gettysburg and Amish Country in south central Pennsylvania, consider Codorus State Park.

Codorus State Park near Gettysburg, Pa (Julianne G. Crane)

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.

Comfort Station, Corodus State Park. (Julianne G. Crane)

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

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