Parks & Recreation

Apollo Park

Apollo County Park

Apollo Park was donated to the county in 1969 by P. H. Gladfelter and named in honor of the 1969 Apollo moon landing.  Apollo Park was originally two parcels of mostly forested and very wild river hill country joined together to create this 340 acre park located east of New Bridgeville in southeast York County.   The park is a fine example of beautiful Susquehanna River hills habitat: rhododendron, mountain laurel-covered valleys that cut into sharp, heavily-forested slopes falling down to the river.  In addition, several clear streams (Wilson Run and Boyd Run) cut through the valleys on their way to the Susquehanna River.   

Directions:

From Red Lion, follow Burkholder Rd. east to New Bridgeville. Take Rt. 425 east for 3.5 miles;

For Boyd Road Parking Lot: Turn left onto Boyd Road. Parking lot is at the end of the dirt road.

For Shanks Ferry Road Parking Lot: Turn left onto Shanks Ferry Road.  Parking lot is about 1/2 mile on left.

 
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Facilities:

Park Brochure & Trail Map

 

Features:

  • Stream in Apollo Park193-mile Mason-Dixon Trail runs through the park.
  • Multi-use trail: Open to mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.  The parking lots are currently too small to accommodate horse trailers.
  • Fishing: Fishing is permitted in the Susquehanna River as well as in Wilson Run.  All Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations apply.
  • Hunting: Is allowed by Park Permit only. 
  • Winter activities: Cross country skiing and snow shoeing. 

 

Flowers in Apollo Park