Rate is with Ready-Camp-Go. Park location: -- Great for exploring Amish Country and Hershey. -- Some noise from the gun range but only during the day. Sites: -- most were not level (we had to use boards as well as leveling jacks) and utilities required long cords/hoses. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - narrow, but passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms clean and good water pressure for showers. -- Pool closed Labor Day even though it was almost 90 deg and the pool was still full/clean. -- Nice mini-Golf area. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
PA Dutch Country campground is very nice. It is located within easy reach of the PA Renaissance Faire as well as othe Lancaster County attractions and the PA Turnpike. Check in was easy. The office was clean and the staff was helpful. There are a lot of sites, with permanent sites mixed in. They have a really great pool and a good ice cream service. The down side to the park is the need to pick your site when you arrive. We toured most of the park finding nice sites that then turned out to have electric meters (permanent sites) and OK sites that were a little trickier to get into. We settled in D16, near the bath house. The site was roomy and combined gravel and grass. Only issue, and it was the case with most of the sites was it was not level enough. Rather than go to Lowes for cinder blocks we left the rear stabalizers up. Water pressure was good, and power never dropped of dimmed. There is a cabin area called Renaissance Ridge that we should have explored. It is a quieter area, has much more level sites mixed in with the cabins and a cool Yellow Submarine style play area for the kids. It is not far from the pool and facilities. The bathhouse was nice and clean. Plenty of hot water. We would stay again, in the Renaissance Ridge area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We came a day early but called ahead. There are no signs pointing you in the right direction when entering. The young woman that answered the intercom simply said to go to the trading post. Once there, she had no paperwork for us. Told us to go to the managers office, that she was closing. Up the hill to see the manager. A little disorganized but advised us to go pick out our spot , get set up, and let the ranger know. Sites are not very level, some being so that our fifth wheel would not fit. Not practical to drop it, pick a site, then go back to get it. Finally picked one, went to tell the ranger, but he wasn't there. There are cable hook ups at the sites but no cable. There is no wi-fi unless you pay through the provider. At $43 per night, there should be better service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is OK. It has a few nice campsites. The sites are mostly wooded and are gravel. I am not sure why other reviews don't mention this more, but this campground is very close to some sort of gun range. The shooting is loud and goes on for several hours everyday we've been here. I don't know how anyone relaxes with this constant noise. It goes on to about sunset. They have paid internet that I haven't tried. The Verizon cell modem coverage is awesome! Other than that, the campground is getting a bit run down, the adult center is getting full of junk, the game room is nasty, the store is nice, bath house I checked out was pretty run down. The roads in certain loops are very narrow and somewhat difficult to navigate. Mini golf is very nice. This appears to have been a nice place at some point. If it wasn't the only one available near the Hershey RV show I would leave, but only because of the guns noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We belong to Thousand Trails so we stayed for nothing. Most sites are not level, some are VERY unlevel. You have to find your own site so you leave your rig and drive around till you find something you like. A number of seasonal folks and they seemed to have the sites where you got satellite reception. Laundry was clean, pool was busy over Memorial Day weekend and the campground was packed. The staff was helpful and the manager helped us find a spot. We probably will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very wooded and hilly campground. Staff was nice when checking in. You pick your own site so get there early. We didn't have a problem because it was off peak time, but I can imagine in the summer could be a problem. We used this as a home base to go to the Ren Faire which is very close. Pool was closed, but the kids played mini golf. They have equipment you can use for free such as basketballs etc. A few activities were planned such as bingo and an auction. We had a nice time. The Amish come on Sat. morning to sell baked goods, that was nice. All of the food we bought was so good!! It was not very crowded while we were here and very quiet at night. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here Memorial Day weekend. The staff was very friendly and seemed to know what they were doing. There were plenty of fun events going on. Lots of activities at no cost: 2 bands, bingo, crafts, hay ride, Men's beauty pageant, breakfast events and more. This is why we did not rate it lower. The pool was very small. Numerous sites were extremely unlevel, one class A's front wheels were at least 2 feet off the ground. We were in section E, a very quiet area. Fortunately for us our section was the only one who had water on Sunday. Also, sewage problems, we were barely able to empty tanks because of trickling effect. Internet was only available in the store and adult lounge, was out Sunday due to campground issues, not the internet provider. Jungle Gym in our section was not taken care of, weeds, mud inside and somebody's clothing. Adult lounge's projection TV was old and needed new charge or something, generally I was the only one in there because of the Internet. Most of the buildings looked as if they've been let go. Numerous campers told us usually nobody comes to this campground and they've never had this many people here. There were two tiny sites left in our section. Everyone we ran into was complaining about their sites and lack of upkeep at this campground. As for the gun sounds, we heard them a few times, but no big deal but we were the farthest away. As a note, you must pick your own site so arrive early and have somebody stay at the spot you picked so somebody doesn't take it. We will not be returning: if this is what Outdoor World has to offer, we won't be signing up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived here on 6/21/2009 and found the campground to be gated. A key pad is there to enter the code to open the gate. Very nice. We came here as an Outdoor World member so there was no charge for our visit. The staff checking us in couldn’t have been nicer. The roads are paved through most of the park. The sites are gravel and we found a fairly level site. The B section all have 50 amp. As for satellite reception, there are very few sites here that can get satellite. We were in site B23 and were able to use the rooftop dish. There are a couple of other sites in the B section that might be good for satellite. You might need a tripod dish at other sites. Check with the staff for other areas, They mentioned the upper F section might be good too. The Pool is a bit small but adequate. It is in very good condition with plenty of tables and umbrellas. The registration office has camping supplies and some food. It has a grill there too I think they use on the weekends. There is a putt putt course that is free. A nice member adult lounge. Badminton, horse shoes, basketball court, jungle gym areas and shuffle board. Plenty of stuff to do here. There are planned activities on the weekend that are fun for all. During the week there weren’t too many campers, but the weekends get busy. Those are the positive things. There really is only one negative. Right next door there is some kind of shooting range. No bullets entered the campground or anything like that. But, they start shooting in the early afternoon and don’t stop until dark. Not just a shot or 2 once in a while. A constant barrage the whole time they are there. It sounds like a little war zone. It’s that annoying to us that we decided not to come back here again. It’s too bad because it’s a nice place other then that. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spent 2 weeks here getting accustomed to living full time in my new fiver. Daily rate is $46; however, if you book 7 nights, the charge is for 6 with the 7th being free. When I asked about a Good Sam discount I was told they don't normally offer one when getting the free night during a weekly stay, but they knocked a few dollars off anyway. There are a variety of sites for trailer, tent, and cabin camping. My pull through site was spacious, gravel, and level. Grass medians separate pull through sites with trees here and there for shade. All sites included fire rings and picnic tables. Being it the off season and the weather getting fairly cold, it was pretty quiet for my two weeks. Each weekend picked up with roughly 6-8 families in trailers showing up late Friday and leaving on Sunday. There is some noise from the turnpike which runs right last the front of the park, but the only noticeable noise is when a truck hits the warning rumble strips,on the shoulder. On random mornings, gunshots could be heard from the neighboring shooting range and club. Overall a nice, peaceful spot. Coin op laundry on site was convenient. Cleaned and maintained daily. Same with the bathhouse. Very comfortable facilities. The staff made this park exceptional. I was blown away with their friendliness. I was greeted at the gate by one of the groundskeepers who escorted me to my spot and offered to help me set up. The manager at the front desk was a lovely woman who was always willing to help when I'd need it. This was especially appreciated since I was new to the RV lifestyle. When the groundskeeper who helps with propane was off site and I ran out, one of the permanent guests who happened to be at the front office offered to fill my tanks. This will be my first choice if I'm in need of a spot in the Lebanon-Lancaster-Reading area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice park with good access to the Lancaster area. It is right on the turnpike, however the road noise was not that bad at all. They have great security. Reservations and check-in were easy. Our site had excellent power, cable was fuzzy, not very level. The site backed to trees and we had enough space to enjoy our fire. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here for the RV show. Very convenient location to Hershey. Clean and shaded sites, Tight and gravel, though. Could hear I-76 from our site. Not given Wi-Fi password info. Very friendly staff and nice park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here to visit Hershey. Staff was friendly, most sites pretty level, some of the long term areas had some bad stuff mixed in, but did not hamper the front area of the park. Power and cable good - where we parked, we could not get Direct TV. Water had a bad smell, in fact, we rewashed cloths after we left the park that we washed while there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was near the road, which can be busy, but we were gone almost every day for activities somewhere, so it wasn't a bother. The gun club that people have mentioned in their reviews wasn't bad at all. The grounds are kept very clean and someone was always around to help those who needed it. One of the most secure campgrounds we have ever stayed in. Gate key required and a security detail patrolling. Would definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We selected this park for a visit to Hershey Park. Compared to other parks, within 30 minutes to Hershey, this place offers great value! The staff was short winded and somewhat friendly. There are several seasonal park models that ranged from poor condition to newer. Our gravel level site was next to the pool and playground. Although next to the PA turnpike, we did not hear much road noise at all. Clean grounds, a small stocked camp store, game room, fishing pond and in-ground pool are well cared for. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fee is based on monthly rate. Campground had improved since the last time we stayed there almost a year ago…especially the helpful attitude of the staff. The campground has sites that are private/not so private; shady/sunny; dry/wet, fairly quiet/noisy/very noisy. Noise comes from I-76, a side road and an adjacent gun club, with rifles firing 9-9 seven days a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was met at the gate by a nice lady who gave us a quick rundown of some of the rules, then was led by a staff member in a golf cart right to our site. The store was well stocked and the again, the staff was outstanding. Lots of activities for the children all weekend. Many of the sites are not level so make sure you've got lots of wood but if not, the staff said they have plenty if you need more. As others have said, the shooting at the rifle range next door can get a bit unnerving, our dog was not fond of the shooting at all and the proximity to the turnpike keeps the noise level a bit high but not annoying. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here a couple of years ago and were satisfied, but things have changed. Reserved 50 amp, got 30 amp, “Sorry, we are full.” Sites 339-346 are supposed to be pull through, but with sewer at extreme rear of site, must disconnect towed. Cable TV was terrible. Got about ½ of the channels they claimed, and most were snowy. These sites are literally 20 feet from a road that has traffic all night: had to use earplugs. Owners have a take it or leave it attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice park with lots of trees. Each site had wide, gravel pads so it was easy to step out on a solid, clean surface. The pool (we did not use it) looked clean and inviting. Baths and laundry were clean. Staff was pleasant. Cable (and an excellent campground brochure that included channels) was included. Wi-Fi was not free; we bought a card with the minutes we needed (we selected 24 hours for $10). Wi-Fi had intermittent connection issues (bearable but annoying), especially in the early morning hours. Price reflects Good Sam discount. We would come back, but...be aware a Sportsmen's Club is behind this park and shooting practice can be loud and disturbing; it seemed to start in the early evenings and we were unable to walk the dog (who was frightened) during these several-hour shooting sessions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a long weekend. There is a lot of site construction going on to make more sites. Playground equipment is old, needs updated. Staff very friendly. Let us change sites as they site we were assigned to all the trees were just cut down and had no shade. Didnt have anything going on for kids. The pool was nice and my kids caught many small fish in the fishing pond. Used the bath house once- was nice and clean. Would have gien a higher rating if there would have been somehting for the kids to do, and a better playground (something other than an old broken small plastic set). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here numerous times before and have been pleased every time. This last time in particular, I had trouble with my hot water tank regulator right around 4:00 pm as it was getting dark. I approached the CGs front desk for help, and the owner himself and his assistant located a part from one of the permanent sights and took the time to replace the part for me even though they had a busy schedule. They ended up finishing the job in the dark during one of their Halloween weekends. They completed the job with a smile and no charge for the part or their time! In regards to the park itself, my sites have always been level, bathrooms always clean, and the kids have always been entertained. Store/registration area is small, stocked OK, but is a newer facility and is nice with coffee and Slush Puppies, as well as ice cream for the kids. Reservations have never been a problem. The fishing pond is a pleasurable walk down to the bottom portion of the campground, but the wooded surroundings make it worth it, very beautiful and the fishing is good. The pool is well maintained and very visible from most upper/pull-thru sites. The playground is also visible, equipment is older but well maintained. CATV is good, good water pressure, and staff has always been top notch. Very easy to get to off the PA turnpike, which leads me to my only two drawbacks, some noise from turnpike (noise from gun club is only sporadic), and some of the seasonal sites could be better maintained. This is a CG that never quite seems to be fully booked ,thus making it a great CG for a last minute getaway; the exception being on their Halloween weekends, which book rapidly because the CG and staff do exceptional WEs complete with a haunted house, haunted hayride, trick-or-treat between sites, DJs, site decorating, and other planned activities. Overall, a great CG. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground ranks as one of the best I have stayed in a while. Not sure what all the negative reviews are from. Yes there is a gun club next door, but as far as it being a "war zone" that is just not the case. Being the holiday week you expect more noise from the gun club, but it was sporadic at best and was usually quiet by 5pm. You can hear the traffic from the turnpike late at night, but it's not a constant noise. The bathrooms are clean, the water is hot. The curtains could be a bit larger though. Our cottage was clean, with enough room to sleep six comfortably and the site was large. They have Kareoke Friday nights til 10pm: was a fun time for adults and children. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I do have one complaint that was rather annoying. On our day of checkout (12pm checkout) the maintenance man riding around on a golf cart started passing our place at 8am staring us down to leave so he could start his cleanup. This was very irritating and the owners need to address this. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable week and I recommend this campground to any families with children. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 7 / 10 ]
I don't feel the campground was nearly as bad as some of the previous reviews indicated. We stayed here with a small group. The check-in and staff were friendly and helpful, the store and facilities clean and well-maintained. Our site was extremely level. The only two complaints were that our sites were fairly near the road and we had quite a bit of road noise. Also, there was one group next to us who let their teenage kids stay up until about 2:00am and they were riding around on golf carts and chopping firewood. Security drove around all day. It would have been nice if someone took a ride around at night and silenced this crowd. Regarding Seasonal, in my opinion the Seasonal population there is rather small compared to most Eastern PA campgrounds. It seemed to be mostly transients. On the gun club . . it is a really nice club and within walking distance. The club offers a fairly decent open kitchen most weekdays and Sunday morning. They also have sporting clays on Sunday starting at 9:00am so not especially early and the clays course sounded like it started fairly far away. The gunfire was distant and muffled by the woods. If you are a shooter, by all means take a shotgun along. You can walk to the club from the campground. It is only about 200 yards down the hill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice. Sites nicely spaced, most well-shaded and level. We had a pull-through that easily handled our 38’ and toad. Very helpful staff. Clean laundry room. Sites near the noisy turnpike are mostly seasonal and were somewhat messy. They are separate from the short-stay sites. Yes, there is a nearby gun club, but we hardly heard the shots. Two minor complaints: water pressure was somewhat low and there is no book swap library. We have family in the area and will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now! Gun club blasting away on Sunday morning. Harleys of said gun club members blasting up and down the road to the club. And OUTDOOR KARAOKE till 10pm Saturday! On the plus side, clean and orderly, very convenient to the Penn Renn Faire, which is why we came. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place has gone down on our scale. We camped here twice before for the Halloween weekends, but this was the first time we camped here in the spring. Now it very much has the feel of a seasonal campground-lots of people who knew each other and not many people like us who come for a weekend. The "greeter" at the gate was all business, telling us all the rules and not very friendly. The problem with the rules is they don't enforce them. Kids back at the campsites by 10:30? There were teens at the playground, next to our site, at 11pm. No kids under 16 at the pool without adults? There were 7 kids there without any adults when my family was at the pool. The lady in the store rolled her eyes at my daughter and said "I guess so" when she asked to cash in her game room tickets. Our pull-thru site was a gravel pad on a grass site. You had to pull through the grass, which was mud from the recent rain. They need more gravel in general on the sites and on the roads, especially in the wooded section. The last straw was Sat night when the campground put a pop-up at the site right next to ours- a pop-up with 12 people and 4 dogs and two vehicles. This area of the campground was almost empty. They could have put this large group much further away from us-we were the only TT in our entire row of sites. We may go back here for Halloween with friends, but never for a spring or summer weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for the first time on Mother's Day weekend 2009. The park is wooded and clean and is a mix of pretty nice seasonals, a couple of run down seasonal sites, cabins and regular RV and tent sites. Our site was not terribly level, which was exacerbated by the fact that they use small crushed stone instead of something like #2 stone. The fishing pond was supposed to have been stocked last week and was the main reason we chose this park. When we reserved our site, we were told that the pond would have trout. I talked to at least a half-dozen other campers who were told the same thing when they reserved their sites. There were no fish other than sunnies and catfish in the pond. This was very disappointing and the primary reason we won't be back. The young lady who worked the overpriced camp store on Saturday's last shift was the only reason this rating is as high as it is. She was polite, friendly and truly understood what customer service means. She is a credit to the campground and the owner has been lucky to have her for nine years. She was a true treat to Moms on Mother's Day weekend and was the only true bright spot. Oh, and this place is right next to a gun range. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very well-run, gated campground. The golf-cart escort to your site is a very nice touch. We were in pull-thru spot #158, which is pretty close to its neighbors. Having walked around the entire place, I think we'll go for a more secluded spot next time. Office and rest rooms are new, and very clean. Had a buddy come with a tent and he was charged $33/night to stay on my site - I thought this was pretty steep. Quite a few permanent rental sites with older trailers, but it didn't seem run-down at all. Proximity to local attractions and the PA Tpke is excellent. We went to the PA Renaissance Fair, which was right down the street; very convenient. Some folks seem to have a problem with the nearby highway noise and gunshots from a shooting range a few miles away - neither of these bothered me at all. We definitely plan on staying there again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, neat park with extensive activities for kids. Plenty of playground equipment, nice pool, basketball court, horseshoes, fishing pond. Our pull through site (in the 400's)was level; however, some of the sites in the woods did appear to be not so level. Sites were wide enough that you weren't on top of your neighbor. Staff was very friendly/helpful, including an escort to my site upon arrival. Overall, we were very pleased with our weekend stay at this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We actually lived at this campground for 8 weeks while our house was finished. We had a perfect site and the campground was very nice. The owner was often around and very friendly so was most of the staff. The pool was clean and nice. They had a lot of activites for the kids to do and seemed to really enjoy children. Really liked it and will plan on going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were greeted at the gate and escorted to our site. The staff member also offered to help us back in. Our site was level and of moderate size. It was sparsely shaded, however other parts of the park are well shaded. We went to the PA Rennaisance Faire which is only a couple miles away, this was a great place to stay if you're going to the Faire. The bathrooms and showers were clean and new. The store was ok. All staff encountered were friendly and helpful. Our kids had a ball trick or treating and on the haunted hayride. We also attended the DJ'd dance. A magician entertained the kids at the dance. As stated before, a rod and gun club neighbors the park so you will hear some shooting. My only slight complaint, was the proximity to the PA turnpike. I could hear some traffic during the still of the night. Overall a nice place with a friendly feel to it. We would go again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great time here on one of their Halloween Weekends. The haunted house and haunted hayride, both free, were great. They also has a halloween dance with a dj that we didn't go to. Our site was level and had some nice shade trees, but wasn't wooded. They have wooded sites also. I was worried after reading one of the previous posts, about the "seasonal slums" and hearing gunshots from that area of the campground. Turns out the campground's next door neighbor is a sportsmans club with a firing range. There are no firearms allowed at the campground. As for the seasonal area, who are we to pass judgement on someone else's trailer? We thought the grounds were very well kept, bathrooms were clean and staff were friendly. We will definitely be back!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place needs help. You would think that the way this industry is today, with so many campers, they would clear out the seasonal slum. My two sons were petrified because while riding their bikes they heard gun shots. My husband and I took a walk toward the seasonal slum sites and sure enough they were not kidding. Someone was firing off rounds. This was scary since we just witnessed all the students from Virginia Tech. traveling home. The office staff was pretty scary similar to the movie Motel Hell. We were so exhausted after driving 12 hours, that we ended up staying in, doors locked, exterior lights on. We took an am exit. We couldn't even complain to anyone about this because the office closed at six and was permanently closed all day Thursday. We left without getting our money refunded, but still didn't care. Avoid this place at all costs. You would be better off and safer at a truck stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ok campground a little tight getting around campground. Could use some paving done some roads needed work. Stayed here for Hershey Show. Kind of far away, might stay here again. It was quiet even though it close to Interstate. Kind of hard to get to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 1 night, don't think I could tolerate any more. The back of the campground has seasonal sites that looks like a hobo camp. The front section is for transients with narrow roads and difficult sites, i.e. unlevel and trees very close. There are also seasonal's in this section that like to party. During the night, up until 1:00a.m. there was apparently a contest between 3 seasonal campers to see who could build the largest bonfire, drink the most, swear and shout the the most, and play the loudest music. No security, no one to answer the phone at night. The next day, when I was at the office asking why the water was off, I complained and they simply said "Oh that's Bobby again, I guess we will have to talk to him again". Later that same day, when the water was restored, there was so much air in the line that it put the regulator on my water line through a real stress test. Bottom line, in my opinion, unless you desire to experience the remake of Deliverance, stay somewhere else. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Visually, this campground wasn't that nice, but they were beginning to make some improvements when we were here. The pool is nice and the store seemed well stocked. They were building a new Recreation hall and it will probably be very nice when it's done. The were some "not so nice looking" seasonal trailer there, that made the place look shabby. I did see them working on the grounds, trying to make it nicer. The staff was very nice and we would go back again to see how it has improved. The place definitely has potential. Overall we enjoyed our stay. It wasn't too far from Hershey Park either. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.