Parks & Recreation

Spring Valley Park

Spring Valley County Park

868 acres made of old agricultural fields and an uneven aged forest. Established in 1972.

Directions:

From I-83 to Glen Rock exit; travel east on Rt 216 for .1 miles; turn right onto Potosi Rd.; travel 2.1 miles to Crest Rd., where the park begins. Animal activity arena is on Crest Road. Fishing areas and Fish For Fun are located on Lehr Road.

 


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Facilities:

Park Brochure & Map       Animal Activity Area Rental Packet


Features:

  • Yield ImageMulti-Use Trails: There are over five miles of trails throughout the park. Horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking are permitted on all trails. Trails are closed to mountain biking and horseback riders during "wet conditions," as determined by park rangers. For current conditions, check out the parks Twitter page, call the Parks office at (717) 840-7440 or refer to trail open/closed signs located along park entrance areas. 
  • Animal Activity Area: Two horse show rings and one practice ring can be rented for a nominal fee or each one can be rented separately. All three rings are locked except on the day of rental. Numerous equestrian shows are held during the spring and summer. A schedule of events and a price listing sheet can be obtained from the Parks Office. The trails and roadways within the park offer over 12 miles of riding area and is suitable for everything from English and Western pleasure to barrel racing, pole bending and jumping.
  • Horseshoe Pits: Located near Raccoon Pavilion.
  • Pavilion Rental: One pavilion is located near the Animal Activity Area parking lot and restrooms. For more information, visit our pavilion rentals page.
  • Fishing AreaFishing: All Pa. Fish Commission Regulations do apply.
    • Fish for Fun Area: This one acre pond contains catfish, panfish and a number of small bass.
    • East Branch of the Codorus Creek: It is a trout approved stream that is stocked several times in the spring by the Pa. Fish Commission and the Izaak Walton League.
  • Hunting: Limited types of hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park by special parks permit only.
  • Dog Training Area: An area of the park is open to train sporting dogs from August 1st through March 31st. The area open to off leash training is: Everything within park boundaries that is south of Potosi Road, Potosi Road Extended and Sunlight Drive. The fish for fun pond is open for dog swimming during the same time. A General Use Permit is required before a dog is allowed to run off leash.