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    Codorus State Park campground review

    Clean, clean, clean, that about sums it up. Aside from how clean it was, heated bath rooms...how cool is that?!

    We stayed in B Loop, site 71, an electric site, very wooded with tall shade trees, but not much under growth to give a sense of privacy.
    As an out-of-stater we paid $31 per nite for an electric site. A centrally located heated bathhouse had flush toilets, plenty of hot water, soap dispenser, electric hand dryers and paper towels, 2 of each (showers, toilets, urinals). Did I mention this place was CLEAN?!

    Time of visit was third weekend of October, 2013. The fall is a great time of year to visit this area. The leaves are turning color, plus you get to see all the farms up close without the odor being too profound.

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...apark/codorus/



    There are plenty of "roads less traveled" in this area. On Saturday we rode approx 110 miles before we hit a traffic light, we took in 9 covered bridges, and enjoyed miles of twisties over rolling hills through woods and farmland. Exhilarating!

    John
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    Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

    Very nice thanks for the review and pictures.
    Gary

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      Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

      Thanks for the great pic's and review!
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        Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

        Brings back childhood memories . I was born in Hanover and grandma had a beautyfull 300ac farm with a covered bridge over the river to her farm , just past Klunk's mill. I will now plan a trip to camp at the park ,thanks for the trip down memory lane .
        Bill

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          Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

          Thanks for the review. This is close enough to be a weekend trip for me!
          Deb
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            Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

            Bet you're glad you already out of the area... last night got down to low 30's and a high in the low 50's for the day. I've ridden through that area a bunch, it's on my way from Lancaster to parts west on bike trips but the thought never crossed my mind to go camping that close to home. Glad you had a good time.

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              Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

              We had pretty good fall weather, low 40's overnight, mid 60's for the high. We did have about 30 minutes of rain Saturday night, just as we were cooking up dinner. While we may have gotten wet, our spirits weren't dampened.
              John
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                Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

                Great review and pics John, thanks for sharing!
                Steve

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                  I wonder if the bathrooms were clean
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                    Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

                    Will be doing most likely our last camping trip for the year beginning next week.. Since we are taking Willow (the pooch), it won't be on two wheels this time. Will report if the place is still as clean since it's been a couple years since the last report. Also, will be doing a number of the trails, doing some hiking! More to follow!
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                      Re: Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

                      So we were able to go camping in Mid-October, for PA a nice thing to get to do. Codorus SP is a nice park with a huge campground. However the limitations for bringing a pet restrict which site can be reserved or used. Not really an issue, just good to know. The site we had picked Loop B site 77 was a good choice, the fire ring was down a small hill, but not a problem, close walking distance to the restroom/showers. Very clean facility..during the week days, they do use a leaf blower to move the leaves, but it was beginning at about 7:30 am. Our biggest complaint, not that much could be done about it, was that this appeared to be the stinkbug capital of PA!! We had to completely empty the capmer to remove the bug that managed to get into the camper (30-40 bugs) each evening prior to sunset. I never knew that these bug love crevices...they were everywhere!! On Tuesday morning we were getting ready to depart, closing the camper. We have a Bunkhouse that has a canvas top, when we took it off we folded it and placed under the camper. When we unfolded it to put on the camoer there had to be close to 300 bugs everywhere in every crevice of the canvas! They had also filled the weather stripping on the car!! Once we arrived home we once again completely emptied the trailer to ensure that we got rid of all the bugs!

                      But otherwise the campgroung was a good choice for a quick getaway!
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                        Did another visit to Codorus SP 4/22-24/2022 Different site this time..."C" loop site 130...once again took the pooch (new guy Roscoe) so it was a cage trip again. Big spacious area...however on a hill and could not drag the Bunkhouse up the hill. Set up the camper on the asphalt and lugged gear up the hill. Close to restroom...VERY CLEAN! Since this was an early spring...no bugs of any type. Good trails for hiking.
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