York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Apollo Park
York County Department of Parks and Recreation
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Description of Service
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.
Boyd Rd Parking lot Address: 4925 Boyd Road, Brogue PA 17309
From Red Lion, follow Burkholder Rd. east to New Bridgeville. Take Rt. 425 east for 3.5 miles;
Boyd Road Parking Lot: Turn left on Boyd Rd. Follow to end of the dirt road.
Shanks Ferry Road Parking Lot: Turn left on Shanks Ferry Rd. Parking lot is about 1/2 mile on left.
• Trails - Open to mountain biking 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 which flows through the
park. All Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
• Hunting- Is allowed by Parks Permit only. Contact
the Administrative Headquarters for information
concerning the permit.
• Winter Activities- Include cross country skiing and
snow shoeing, as weather permits.
Open to anyone
Fees or Charges
Hours of Operation
•Park Office: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; Closed 12:30pm-1:00pm. •Parks: Dawn to Dusk