Camp Hill is a borough of Cumberland County that sits in the Susquehanna River west shore region, about 2 miles from the state capitol of Harrisburg. It is also near the popular tourist attractions in Gettysburg and Hershey. With lots of pawtastic outdoor opportunities in the area, your pup is sure to have a blast!
The dog-friendly Creekwood Park is a 5.6-acre area that provides access to Yellow Breeches Creek, a popular destination for boaters and anglers. Fur-pups are welcome on leash, and the park features lots of space to explore via trails throughout, with picnic tables and benches along the way. It’s a great place to take your doggo for an hour or an afternoon!
Another creekside park in Camp Hill is the Oyster Mill Park. This 1-acre plot of land provides boating and fishing access to Condodeguinet Creek. This creek is approximately 90 miles long from its source at the Susquehanna River, so there are plenty of options for you and Fido for kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and hiking along the creekside trails at Oyster Mill. Besides floating and paddling, enjoy fishing from your water craft, bird watching and turtle watching. Pawtastic!
If your pup needs medical attention while in the Camp Hill area, be aware that there are three veterinarians in town, plus two more in Mechanicsburg and New Cumberland. After a visit, your furry bestie will be up and running in no time!
The Borough Center neighborhood is home to the dog-friendly Christian L. Siebert Park, a 60-acre multi-use park with athletic facilities, a playground and swimming pool. It also provides access to the long and winding Condodeguinet Creek, a popular destination for floating, boating and fishing. A creekside trail and parking near the boat launch area gives quick access to the waterway. For those who prefer to remain on land, Siebert Park features a walking track, plus lots of green space for play, with shade trees throughout the wooded trail area and on the park’s perimeter. Picnic tables and a pavilion make for a great place for a meal and a snack. Hungry for a quick hot meal? The Sierra Madre Saloon is just the place to quench your thirst and have a bite at one of their outdoor tables with your fur-baby in tow. Pub food with a sprinkling of casual Mexican menu items are sure to please!
Allendale Park is located in this Camp Hill neighborhood. It features 1.2 acres with a basketball court and playground for the humans in the family, plus shaded walkways and a water fountain perfect for a walk and a drink for a leashed Fido. Benches are scattered throughout, and there is a covered picnic pavilion on the grounds for a family or group gathering, complete with electricity for those crock pot dishes! The park is open year-round, and in the winter, there is a gentle slope for sliding with the kiddos. Bring a blanket and some lawn chairs to relax under a shade tree or in the sun, walk the paths, or enjoy a casual outdoor meal with your fur-pup in this great neighborhood park!
This neighborhood is home to Fiala Field, a dog-friendly multi-use park that features athletic facilities and a playground, plus restrooms and a dining pavilion complete with tables for that casual family meal with Fido. Fiala connects with the Maurice K. Goddard Trail, which covers 4.5 miles from Siebert Park to Spring Lake Park and then Fiala Park. This is a paved out-and-back trail that is also part of the state park of the same name. The Goddard Trail eventually links with the John C. Oliver Multi-Trail Loop, which is a more difficult 12-mile loop. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and Fido, and keep him on his leash for safety!
This neighborhood in Enola, a neighboring town of Camp Hill, hosts the Adams-Ricci Park. This 82 acres features athletic fields and courts, but is also a dog-loving hiker’s paradise. Boasting 5 trail loops that meander among the ball fields, there is something here for every fitness level. The longest trail is 1.25 miles, the shortest 3/8 mile, just long enough to work up a healthy appetite before you and your furry bestie head over to the concession stand, water fountain and picnic tables for lunch! This park provides yet another access point for the dog-friendly Condodeguinet Creek Water Trail, too, where boating and fishing await.
Harrisburg is just 2 miles east of Camp Hill, and it is home to the Happy Tails Dog Park. Located within the Kohl Memorial Park, this is a large area covering almost 2 acres. It’s double safety-gated and has separate sections to accommodate large pups, and small or timid dogs. The park provides plenty of water and bowls, as well as waste containers and toys. Humans can socialize while their dogs do the same, and there are chairs provided for human sitting. Be aware that sometimes this park can get muddy after a rain or snow melt, so bring along a towel to wipe Fido down if you want to keep your car reasonably clean. Pawsome!