About the Park

This 224-acre park in Lancaster County provides a variety of activities and an amazing view over the Lower Susquehanna River. The park is home to 11 hiking trails varying in difficulty. These trails include the Chimney Trail, Fire Trail, Five Points Trail, Holly Trail, Landis Trail, Nature Trail, Overlook Trail, Pine Tree Trail, Pipeline Trail, Rhododendron Trail, and Spring Trail.

Totaling over 5-miles, the trails showcase a variety of flowers and trees, as well as opportunities for birdwatching. You might see birds including osprey, vultures, hawks, and bald eagles. More information on the trails can be found here.

Wildlife such as deer or salamanders can also be observed while exploring the park. Several trails lead to the overlooks, which offer stunning views of the Susquehanna River. These overlooks feature observation decks where, from 380-feet, you can see a panoramic view of the Susquehanna River, as well as the Conowingo Reservoir, and Mount Johnson Island. Other recreational opportunities available within the park include 80 picnic tables and 20 grills, a playground, the state record beech tree, a volleyball court, and two softball fields.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the park office, from Lancaster and PA 372, turn left on Susquehannock Drive then take a right onto Park Road.

From York and PA 372, turn right on River Road, then make a right on Furniss Road. Take a hard right on Susquehannock Road, and another right onto Park Road.

Information and maps courtesy of PA DCNR.

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