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Brookside Park – Dover Township (Deep Sea Diving)

4054 Fox Run Road, Dover, PA 17315

Phone: 717-292-3634

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Route 74 north toward Dillsburg. At the square in Dover (4-way traffic light), turn right onto East Canal Road (Route 921). Continue one mile and turn right on Fox Run Road. Brookside Park will be on your right in approximately 0.1 miles.

Clayton Ely Emig Memorial Park (Crab)

2 Buttonwood Lane, Hallam, PA 17406

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From downtown York, follow Route 462 (East Market Street) east toward Wrightsville. Stay on Route 462 for approximately 7.5 miles until you reach Friendship Avenue in Hallam Borough. Turn right on Friendship Avenue, travel for 0.2 miles, and then turn right on Buttonwood Lane. The park will be located on your left. Park at Maple Pavilion parking area.

Codorus State Park (Buoy & Orca)

2600 Smith Station Road (Park Office)

Hanover, PA 17331

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Park Office: From Route 30, follow Route 116 toward Hanover. After approximately 12 miles, turn left onto Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Follow Route 216 south for 2.4 miles to the park Office on your left.

Directions to Marina Day Use Area (Buoy): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south toward Glen Rock. After crossing the 1st bridge, turn left on Marina Road. Take the first road on the right and continue between the stone entrance with gates. At the fourth road on the right, turn right. Turn at the second road on the right and park.

Directions to La Ho Parking Area (Orca): Turn left out of the Park Office and follow Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road) south toward Glen Rock. Immediately after crossing the 2nd bridge, turn right into the small gravel parking area on the right. The La-Ho trailhead is here.

Cousler Park (Octopus)

1060 Church Road, Manchester, PA 17406

Phone: 717-764-4646

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Roosevelt Avenue north off Route 30. At the first traffic light (Weis Markets is on your left), turn right onto Greenbriar Road. Follow Greenbriar Road approximately 1.3 miles to Church Road. Turn right onto Church Road (Route 238 East) and turn right at the 2nd entrance (brick building concession stand and restrooms).

Freysville Park - Windsor Wonderland (Shell)

Corner of Windsor & Freysville Roads, Red Lion, PA 17356

Phone: 717-244-3512

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From York City, follow either Route 74 (South Queen Street) toward Red Lion or Route 124 (East Prospect Street/Mount Rose Avenue) to Route 24. Follow Route 24 (North from Red Lion or South from East York) to the intersection with Lombard Road. The Red Lion Giant Plaza is located at this intersection. Turn right (from Red Lion) or left (from East York) on Lombard Road and follow approximately 1.4 miles to Freysville Road. Turn left on Freysville Road. The Freysville Park/Windsor Wonderland parking area will be located on your right at the intersection of Windsor & Freysville Road.

Gifford Pinchot State Park (Polar Bear & Sailboat)

2200 Rosstown Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339

Hours: 8am to dusk, otherwise posted

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Directions to Boat Mooring Area #3 (Polar Bear): Take Route 74 (Carlisle Road) north toward Dover. Remain on Route 74. Approximately 4.2 miles after passing through the center of Dover, turn right onto Alpine Road. Follow Alpine Road approximately 2.7 miles to the entrance to Boat Mooring Area #3 on the left.

Directions to Conewago Day Use Area (Sailboat): Take Route 74 (Carlisle Road) north toward Dover. Remain on Route 74. Approximately 4.2 miles after passing through the center of Dover, turn right onto Alpine Road. Follow Alpine Road approximately 2.5 miles to the Conewago Day Use Area on the left.

Heritage Rail Trail County Park (Iceberg & Puffer Fish)

400 Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office), York, PA 17406

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Loucks Mill Road Parking Area (Iceberg): From Rt. 30 turn onto Loucks Mill Rd. Parking area is 100 yards ahead on your right.

Directions to New Freedom Trail Station (Puffer Fish): Take Interstate 83 south to the Shrewsbury exit (#3). Follow Route 851 west to Railroad Borough. Turn left on Route 851 West and continue into New Freedom. Turn left on Franklin Street. The parking area is one block on the left corner of Front and Franklin Streets.

Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area (Lighthouse)

1199 Hilts Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Follow Route 30 East to the Wrightsville Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right on Cool Springs Road toward Wrightsville. Continue straight (cross Route 462) on Cool Creek Road at the stop light (Cool Creek Golf Course will be on your right.) Drive approximately 1.7 miles to Haugh Road on your left. Haugh Road will turn into Knight’s View Road – stay on this road for about 1.0 mile until you reach Hilts Road. Turn left on Hilts Road. The parking area for Highpoint Scenic Vista is on your right.

Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (Island)

4295 Plank Road, Stewartstown, PA 17363

Phone: 717-993-2027

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 south to exit #4 (Shrewsbury). Turn right off the exit (onto Route 851 West) and proceed approximately 0.3 miles to the first road on your right: (Mount Airy Road). Turn right onto Mount Airy Road and proceed 1.5-2 miles to the stop sign. At the stop sign, make a right turn onto Plank Road and proceed 2 to 3 miles to the York County Sanitary Landfill. Continue approximately 1/4 mile past the Landfill gate entrance and make a left into the entrance of the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex. Continue to the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex parking area on your left.

John C. Rudy County Park (Jellyfish)

400 Mundis Race Road (York County Parks Office), York, PA 17406

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: From Route 30, follow Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north to Sherman Street. Turn right on Sherman Street and then left on Mundis Race Road (after the bridge). The park is 0.6 miles on your right. Park at Pines Picnic Area.

Kiwanis Lake — Farquhar Park (Fishing)

North Newberry Street, York, PA 17404

Hours: Dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From downtown York, follow North George Street to Philadelphia Street. Turn left onto West Philadelphia Street and follow approximately 0.4 miles to Newberry Street. Turn right onto Newberry Street and follow along the east side of the park. Turn left onto Madison Avenue and locate a parking space.

Little Creek Community Park (Seaweed)

Route 116 (Formerly Little Creek Golf Course), Spring Grove, PA 17362

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: From York, take Route 30 west and turn left onto Route 116. Travel approximately 2.9 miles on Route 116, the parking area will be on the left.

Mason-Dixon Trail – Lock 12 Area (Submarine)

River Road, Airville, PA 17302

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Follow Route 74 south (South Queen Street) toward Red Lion. Continue on Route 74 (Delta Road) south toward Delta. After travelling approximately 15.5 miles on Route 74, turn left on Route 372 (Holtwood Road). Remain on Route 372 east to the Norman Wood Bridge. Turn left on River Road just before the bridge. Continue to the second parking area on your right.

Native Lands County Park, Zimmerman Center for Heritage (Waterskiing)

1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Route 30 east to the Wrightsville exit. At the end of the ramp, turn right on Cool Springs Road toward Wrightsville. Turn left on Route 462 and continue into Wrightsville Borough. At the stop light, turn left on Route 462 (Hellam Street). Before reaching the Susquehanna River bridge, stay straight on Hellam Street. (Route 462 will continue across the bridge). Turn right on South Front Street, drive under the bridge and continue on this road (which becomes PA Route 624). Remain on PA Route 624 (Long Level Road) for approximately 4.0 miles to the entrance to the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on your right.

P. Joseph Raab County Park (Blue Marlin)

2600 Hoff Road, Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: From York, take Route 30 west and turn left onto Route 616. Follow Route 616 for 5.5 miles to Green Valley Road. Turn right on Green Valley Road and follow 2 miles to Hoff Road. Take a right on Hoff Road. The parking area is 0.5 mile ahead on the left.

Paul Smith Library & Southern YMCA (Snorkeling)

Constitution Avenue, Shrewsbury, PA 17361

Hours to walk hike: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 south to exit #4 (Shrewsbury). Turn right off the exit (onto Route 851 West) and proceed approximately 0.6 miles to South Main Street. Turn left onto South Main Street and proceed approximately 1.1 miles to the traffic light. At the traffic light, make a right turn onto Constitution Avenue and proceed approximately .2 miles to Miller Park Drive, make a left. Continue straight on Miller Park Drive till you come to the Miller Family Memorial Parking Area.

Penn State York Campus (Sunken Treasure)

1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403

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Directions to Parking Area: From downtown York, head south on North George Street. Turn left onto Rathton Road. Continue on Rathton, crossing over Queen Street. Turn left at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center sign off Edgecomb Avenue. Turn left into the parking area.

Richard M. Nixon County Park (Sea Turtle)

5922 Nixon Drive, York, PA 17407

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). At the end of the ramp, turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left onto South George Street toward Jacobus. After passing Smith Village, turn right onto Valley Road and follow down the hill. After driving around, a sharp right curve, turn right onto Nixon Drive. At the stop sign, turn left and continue following Nixon Drive into the park.

Rocky Ridge County Park (Barnacle & Narwhal)

Deininger Road, York, PA

Phone: 717-840-7440 (York County Parks Office)

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Wildlife Parking Area (Narwhal): From Route 30, take Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north for 1 mile. Turn right onto Deininger Road and follow into the park. Turn right into the parking area.

Directions to Hidden Laurel Parking Area (Barnaclel): From Route 30, take Mount Zion Road (Route 24) north for 1 mile. Turn right onto Deininger Road and follow into the park. Turn left into the main parking area.

Roof Park (Starfish)

599 Lewisberry Rd., New Cumberland, PA 17070

Hours: 8 am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 north to exit #39A (Lewisberry Road/Route 114). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left, cross over I-83 and continue on Lewisberry Road approximately 1.8 miles to the park on your right.

Spring Valley County Park (Walrus)

Crest Road, New Freedom, PA 17349

Hours: 8 am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Cross Roads Parking Area: Take Interstate 83 south to the Glen Rock exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 216 (Seaks Run Road). After going under the highway, turn right onto Potosi Road and follow approximately 2.6 miles to the Cross Roads parking area. This parking area is at the junction of Blymire Hollow Road, Potosi Road, and Sunlight Drive. You will have crossed over the Codorus Creek.

Veterans Memorial Park — York City (Penguin)

Vander Avenue, York, PA 17403

Phone: 717-849-2245

Hours: 8 am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From downtown York, follow South George Street to Rathton Road (near York Hospital). Turn left onto Rathton Road and proceed across South Queen Street. Turn left onto Edgar Street and proceed to the first stop sign. Turn right on Rockdale/Vander Avenue and proceed straight into the parking area. Park close to the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden.

William H. Kain County Park (Coral Reef & Seagull)

Church Street (Lake Redman) and South George Street (Lake Williams), Jacobus, PA 17407

Phone: 717-428-1961

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

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Directions to Hess Farm Road Parking Area (Coral Reef): Follow South George Street into Jacobus Borough. Turn left onto Church Street (which turns into Hess Farm Road) and travel 1.4 miles to the parking area on your right. You will pass the Lake Redman boating area on your left. The parking area is across from Sparton Road.

Directions to Sparton Road Parking Area (Seagull): Take Interstate 83 south to the Leader Heights exit (#14). At the end of the ramp, turn right and follow Leader Heights Road to South George Street. Turn left onto South George Street toward Jacobus and continue for approximately 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Church Street and go past the Lake Redman boating area. Church Street turns into Hess Farm Road. After going under the Interstate 83 bridge, turn left onto Sparton Road. The parking area is on the left.

York Haven Hydro Station (Wave)

100 Hydro Park Drive, York Haven, PA 17370

Phone: 717-266-3654

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From downtown York, follow North George Street/Route 181 into York Haven Borough. Turn left on Pennsylvania Avenue in York Haven, then right on Landvale Street. Follow this road around the curve, where it becomes Locust Street. Cross over Front Street and follow Wago Road downhill to the railroad tracks. Immediately turn left onto the York Haven Hydro Station access road. Park in the designated parking area closest to the Hydro Plant.

Youngs Woods Community Park (Sea Sponge)

Blooming Grove Road, Hanover, PA 17331

Phone: 717-632-7366

Hours: 8am to dusk, unless otherwise posted

Directions to Parking Area: From York, take Route 30 west and turn left onto Route 116. Stay on Route 116 for approximately 12 miles, turn left onto Route 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Follow Route 216 south for approximately .75 miles to the park on your right.

 

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