What to do in Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park consists of 3,326 acres in south central Pennsylvania. Lake Marburg is a 1,275-acre lake within the park that offers 26 miles of shoreline. The forests of Codorus stand in tall contrast to the surrounding farmlands.

Outdoor recreation opportunities include observing waterfowl and warblers migrations, tent and RV camping, group camping, fishing for warm water catches in Lake Marburg and hunting on approximately 2,900 acres of the parkland. There is a large swimming pool, including a wading pool, and an entire network of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. There are also plenty of picnic tables and 2 picnic shelters for larger groups. Regularly scheduled environmental education programs are held from April to November of each year. The park is also a haven during the winter months offering snowmobiling, cross-county skiing, sledding and ice sports.

Codorus State Park consists of 3,326 acres in south central Pennsylvania. Lake Marburg is a 1,275-acre lake within the park which offers 26 miles of shoreline. The forests of Codorus stand in tall contrast to the surrounding farmlands. Codorus is an excellent place to observe waterfowl and warblers during their spring and fall migrations.

The Allied Veterans Council of Hanover maintain a Veterans Memorial Grounds within the confines of the park. Family members who wish to honor their loved ones who honorably served in America's Armed Services can do so by purchasing and planting a tree on the grounds. The
memorial itself is said to be the first of it's kind to be placed in a State Park in Pennsylvania.

Recreation
Codorus State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. There is tent and RV camping, group camping, fishing for warm water catches in Lake Marburg and hunting on approximately 2,900 acres of the park land. There is a large swimming pool, including a wading pool which is open during the warm summer months. There is a trail system which accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. There is plenty of picnic tables and 2 picnic shelters for larger groups.

The park provides environmental education programs from April to November which include ecological and historical walks, audio visual presentations, campfire talks, youth and school programs. Nature trails and a bird viewing station are also available.

There are mooring spaces which may be rented from April 1 to October 31. There are designed to hold canoes, sailboats and motorboats up to 24 feet long. There are 7 boat launches scattered around the lake and 2 concessions which offer pontoon boats, rowboats, canoes, paddleboats and motorboats for rent.

The park is also a haven during the winter months offering snowmobiling, cross-county skiing, sledding and ice sports.

Location
Codorus State Park is located in the southwest corner of York County approximately 3 miles southeast of Hanover, Pennsylvania along PA Route 216.

Climate
Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Codorus State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging above 28 degrees Fahrenheit (above -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

Address
1066 Blooming Grove Road
Hanover, PA 17331-9545

Phone: 717-637-2418

Email: codorus@dcnr.state.pa.us
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