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William H. Kain County Park, established in 1972, consists of 1,675 acres of picturesque woodlands and lakes. The prime attractions are Lake Redman (290 acres) and Lake Williams (220 acres). Both provide numerous water related activities for park visitors as listed below. Official web site: Click Me!

A fifty year lease agreement between the York County Parks and The York Water Company maintains 1, 1 75 acres of the park, with an additional 500 acres provided through a yearly lease.


Lake Redman and Lake Williams contain a variety of game fish. Crappy, Sunfish, Catfish, Large Mouth Bass, Pike, Muskie and Stripers are just a sampling of what can be caught. Both lakes are designated as Big Bass Lakes by the Pa. Fish Commission. Special regulations do apply.

Lake Redman is open to shore and boat fishing while Lake Williams is open to shore and boat fishing in designated areas only. (see map)


A large playground is located near Perch and Blue Gill Pavilions at Lake Redman.


Boat Rental-There is one boat rental concession stand near the Church Street boat launch that offers rowboats, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. Please call the County Parks Administration Offices for summer hours.

Launching- Lake Williams offers one boat launch.

Due to limited parking, no trailers are allowed.

Only cartop boats can be used. Gas motors can not be used.

Launching- Lake Redman offers two boat launches. One is located off Church Street and is open to trailer or cartop boats. The other is located off Spartan Road and is open to cartop boats. All launching from this site must be from the floating dock. Night boating is allowed May through October. Gas motors can not be used.


Two sets of horseshoe pits are located between

Perch and Blue Gill Pavilions at Lake Redman.

Please bring your own horseshoes.


Four pavilions are available for a small fee at Lake Redman. They are located near the boat rental, playground, horseshoe pits and parking lot. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the County Parks Office (otherwise use is on a first come first serve basis). Pavilions and restrooms are ADA accessible.


Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park for those who want to have a quiet picnic by the lake.

MULTI-USE TRAILS (as shown on map) There are over 12 miles of marked trails throughout the park. Horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking are permitted on all trails. Trail users must remember: mountain bikers yield to hikers and horseback riders, and hikers yield to horseback riders. The trails are closed to mountain biking and horseback riding during "muddy conditions," as determined by park rangers. To find out if trails are open or closed call the Parks Office, or look for trail open/closed signs located in designated parking lots.

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Webmaster: Jim T. yorkhikingclub@email.com

Oct. 11, 2004