19 Parks near Thurmont, Maryland
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Site was very shaded, and quite secluded. Camping pad was nice and level, although the driveway was slightly sloped. Nice amount of space in between sites. Very short walk to bath house. Campground was relatively empty our first night (Thurs), but filled up the next day. Still, heard hardly any noises from our neighbors. Camp hosts were very friendly, and came over to introduce themselves and go over park info shortly after we checked in.
Facilities/Overall Park: Bath house was centrally located. Pretty average as far as cleanliness goes, but everything worked, and the showers were hot. Great recycled tire playground, and awesome nature center w/ turtles and various birds of prey on site in the Manor Area. If you head over to the Houck Area of the park (about a 15-20 min drive), you'll find the lake, falls, and another campground. The Houck area definitely tends to be more crowded. I can't speak to the campground, but the lake is nice, and the falls are beautiful. The hike up wasn't too strenuous, either; my husband, dog, and 5-year-old handled it just fine. - Jenventola
May 2016 - $24.00
Campground loops were at the top of a hill away from the rest of the park. sites were good sized with lots of woods behind most sites. High power line did run through nearby. Cell phone reception was good. Day use area at lake was free to campers, but parking filled up on holiday weekend and it was a long, steep hill to walk down to the lake and back. - direwolf2001
Jun 2015 - $28.00
Well kept state park with a large campground. Electric loop is one of the older loops and sites are not all that level. We stayed in one of the H/C sites with electric in a tenting loop because access was easier. Each loop has a host site but only one of the five hosts was present. Campground is uphill from everything at the park and plan on driving down to the lake or trail heads. Within the park hiking available or just across the road to the larger Catoctin National Park with plentiful trails and rock outcroppings to visit. Lake has a couple of nice sand beaches and the falls were running due to recent rains. Park tends to get a lot of day use at the beaches but the campground is secluded and access restricted. Restrooms were clean and serviced daily. We camp here two to three times a season. - HR52
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at this campground for an overnight stop on our way home. The campground is located in a forest, with paved roads and gravel sites. Sites are large, well separated, shaded, and private. RV/trailer sites have electric hook-up only. Water is available at a number of locations in the campground. OTA TV is limited, Verizon signal is good, and there is no WiFi. Restrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. There is no traffic noise. A dump station is located near the campground entrance. We would stay here again. - tnyankee
Jun 2013 - $30.00
Nice State Park in Maryland! Pleasantly small camping area, with only 34 sites. It was an enjoyable 5 night stay! The weekend nights were busier, which apparently had the drive by female campground supervisor needing to check on every site very often. A few comments and suggestions were a little unnecessary. The weeknights were a bit better with the male drive by campground supervisor(s) simply driving by and waving! The camp host was convenient and helpful when needed for information. Pet friendly park and campground! Shower/Restroom facilities were well lit, clean and in easy access for all campsites! Beautiful shaded campsites! Each site has a large well built picnic table and fire ring with grill insert and 2 lamp posts which were quite handy! All roadways in very good condition! Lots of wildlife everywhere you look, helping to make our camping trip an enjoyable one! - patti&charlie
Jun 2012 - $30.00
A great little campground. It is centrally located to many historic areas and Maryland State Parks. There is a small pond to fish in and trails to hike within the park. The only sad part was that the park host is leaving this year and she not only kept the entire park clean, but assured that it was safe and quiet. - electrician549
Jul 2016 - $27.00
Site was partially shaded, more private than many others in the loop, but still not very secluded. Nice and level. Hardly any space between sites. Definitely the tightest MD state park we've camped at by far. Luckily, we were there during the week, so it was not crowded at all, and reasonably quiet. Had we been there on a weekend, I can only imagine that the crowds and noise would have driven me crazy.
Facilities/Overall Park: Bath house was fine; very average as far as bugs and cleanliness. Only 2 or 3 shower stalls, IIRC; never a wait while we were there, but I imagine the lines are long on weekends. There was a relatively easy hiking trail from the campground down around the lake, with some nice, quiet little spots for fishing. To get to the sandy beach area of the lake, we drove, since we had 3 kids and a ton of crap to transport. The lake area is very nice, with tons of picnic spots in the shade. However, every single picnic table was in use, and the beach was pretty crowded, and we were there on a Wednesday! I can only imagine how packed it would be on a weekend. Despite the moderate crowds, we really enjoyed ourselves, and I think I liked it even better than the lake area at Cunningham Falls. - Jenventola
Aug 2015 - $19.00
Great state owned campgrouond. Easy to get to from the Interstate.
We stayed in Cedar Loop which is the only loop with electric.
All back in sites. No water hook ups, no over the air TV.
The best part about camping here were the campground's hosts who were parked next to us.
They quickly solved an issue with another camper who was in our assigned site. Then they helped us with good suggestions on avoiding the beltway around Washington, DC. Lastly, they came over with freshly baked banana chocolate chip muffins!
We would definitely stay here again. - thetravelkids
Jul 2015 - $20.00
There are two areas: a day use lake, picnic area and a camping area. The camping area has 4 loops, only one loop has power (Cedar Loop), this loop is the best geared to RV camping, a big portion of the other loops are for small units and tents. This is not a big rig friendly park. Few sites will accept big rigs. It is clean and well run. Cell service is good TV antenna service is fair. Satellite service is spotty, hour in the mountains. Overall a nice park. We were hosts here for 3 months; hosts have full hookups. We were in a 42' rig. - fulltime5er
1960 Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 (map) | (800) 370-1645
Sites: 297 | Latest Rate: $56.00 | 50 Reviews
Nov 2016 - $56.00
We accidentally got in a bad spot so I can't really speak on that. The place is "ok" I guess. The people who work there are nice enough but they didn't have ice and some other things. There was no real space for the dogs but there were some trails in the woods - full of seeds that stuck all over the place. The internet worked well. - Candalee
Oct 2016 - $1.00
Told us coast to coast members could not have full hookups. We had to share a site with my sister. Shared the water and elect. Again, no septic. Site not level, but long. - KGail
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This is a members only facility. The restrooms are mold covered and smelly. Not nearly enough full hook up sites. Very limited hot water in the showers. Stay away from the sales pitch. - Aidens Nannie
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Gettysburg is a busy place and the nightly cost reflects that situation. Site wasn't very level and maxed out my landing pads. Nice and quiet and no major complaints. - senator47
Aug 2016 - $45.00
I was was extremely dissatisfied by this campground especially for the money. We were parked in an open field with no road or pad with water and electric only for $49.00 on weekends and $44.00 Monday through Thursday.
The young lady that directed us to our site apparently never walked or drove the property. She directed us to use a road that did not lead to our site and was not fit for motorhomes. Actually most of the interior roads are very poorly maintained and few are worthy to drive on with a car much less a motorhome or trailer.
The restrooms are very old and as poorly maintained as the roads in the campground. They may have been as clean as can be expected but smelled old and musty.
The fact that they have bands on occasion does not excuse the poor condition of the property. We would never stay here again. There are too many other options. - TexL23
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We were just here for bike week. Very nice campground, not deluxe but clean, well kept and fun. They had live bands 3 nights in a row. Great crowd of campers. - gandb26
Oct 2015 - $45.00
This park has easy access and is big rig friendly with level sites, concrete patios, good utilities but is mainly a trailer park with many permanents. As their website describes, $45.00 a night with a three night minimum. Basically the only game in Frederick and is okay if you want three nights. - RJourney
Jun 2011 - $30.00
As others have mentioned, this is not an RV park: it's a mobile home park that added spaces for RVs. It's not very tidy, but it was adequate for what we wanted: to be close to Frederick. Most RV sites are full of people doing contract work in the area for 4-6 months. All spaces are pull-throughs with concrete pads, which was nice as we got a lot of rain. No shade at all. The manager was very helpful and accommodating and he seems to keep a close eye on the park. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by. And while it's not an RV resort, if we return to the area we would stay here again. - mauigirl7254
Mar 2008 - $27.00
This 'park' is NOT a campground. This is a former Mobile Home park that has been 'transitioned' to an RV camp (not campground). The only amenities are a laundry room. No Restrooms, no showers, no playground, no pool, we even have to mow our own grass!! The rates are very high ($800/month) but it does INCLUDE Electric (I have only used my propane sparingly for cooking). The manager is only here on Tues and Thurs from 10:00am-2:00pm. He is a nice guy, but not educated as to how a 'campground' should operate. Everyone here is permanent to semi-permanent and working in the area (Mostly men, very few families). I plan to be here until Jan 2010, when my husband hopes to return to the US (from working in Abu Dhabi, UAE) and we can finally retire and take off! The one thing that attracts people to this camp is the location. It is in the heart of Frederick, MD close to EVERYTHING! Very convenient location. - onthecoach
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We stayed for 3 nights in site 237. The utilities were fine, but for that price I don't expect to get gouged for wifi. The site was level with grass and some gravel. Many of sites appear to be seasonal or long term. Many were fixed up nicely, but some looked like a junkyard! The pool needs cleaning and has broken cement and tiles. I consider this campground overpriced for the condition and would not stay here again. - cooktr
Oct 2015 - $52.00
We stayed in a pull thru site in the front of the campgound. It was unlevel, gravel . Utilities worked fine. Nice amount of cable channels.The sites are very close in most places. We were supposed to have a back in near the back of this campground, that was extremely unlevel and had standing water due to the recent rain, Alot of the back ins looked this way. I doubt i would stay here again, unless everthing else was booked, and then only in a pull through. - mahill526
Oct 2014 - $64.00
We stayed here on a Halloween weekend at 64.00 a night. Pretty steep, but Gettysburg campgrounds are high for whatever reason. They charge a $25.00 permit fee for golf carts, which when I inquired about with the manager he became dismissive and invited me not to stay but having paid already with no refund I could not accommodate. Sites are very tight, hookups are all the way to the back of the sites where we were, a lot of abandoned campers in permanent sites. The good, they had some activities for the kids,a dog parade,the desk staff was very pleasant and helpful,and no overbearing staff policing the grounds. Rating is due to high daily rate, golf cart fee, not a lot of activities considering the cost and it being a Halloween weekend. Would not stay here again . - roo camper
Oct 2016 - $64.00
Very rustic campground with plenty of woods around the sites. We had a premium site that was a back in. The site was a good size and was positioned so views of our neighbors was limited. Hookups were in good places. The patio was very nice with newer table and chairs and a nice sliding double chair.
Roads were a little tight for bigger rigs but we still got in and out with no problems.
Very good location for visiting Gettysburg city and park. - John Borajkiewicz
Oct 2016 - $70.00
Gettysburg KOA is located about 10-15 minutes away from Gettysburg attractions. Entry road is very small, upon arrival there was a backup of other rv's and vehicles trying to check in on a Friday afternoon; had to unhook TOAD on roadway as there was not enough room to disconnect inside campground with others arriving to check in. The site were given when we booked was changed to another site upon our arrival. Site 6 was very narrow, but level gravel base. Verizon signal was not good at all at the campground, trees blocked satellite signal, hook ups were all very close. If you have a tall rig stay away from site 6 as the electric running over head was low on this site. Roads in the campground were very narrow. Many of things for kids to do in the park including bounce pillow, large connect four and jenga, and were able to rent pedal cars. - SJEAGLES609
Sep 2016 - $60.00
We picked the KOA over the other campground in town because of stellar reviews. Nope, fooled again. I wouldn't say that this is a bad KOA, there was just nothing special about it. When we made the reservation a few months ago we requested a deluxe patio site, and one that was not too heavily treed. Well we didn't get either when we showed up. It turns out that there are only 3 patio sites in the park, and all are long term seasonal people. And there is no such thing as a "lightly treed" site in the park either. The whole park is kind of "tropical" looking with large trees blocking out the sun (and breeze) and foliage between most of the sites. Kind of a good thing/bad thing kinda feature is that the whole park is heavily graveled, which keeps the dust down. The bad part is that every car or person that passes by the rig sounds like they are going to drive right into the living room. Getting to the park is a bit dicey as Knox road is on a blind corner. So making a left onto Knox road requires a great deal of attention to any traffic that may suddenly appear. Our deluxe site ($60.00 a night) was FHU and came with a new glider style rocking chair, and a fire pit (the 90 degree days insured that it was not going to be used). Our Verizon air card struggled to get signal among the heavy trees, but it was still miles ahead of the free Wifi offered by the park. In fact their campground brochure stated "the Wifi may not be reliable, but it is free". That usually means a small personal size router in the office with a guest channel. One positive of this park is due to its location, the nights were dead quiet. The upper bathroom was handicapped accessible, but getting there through the gravel would have been a chore. Satellite was also impossible from anywhere in the park so we reverted to cable. Unfortunately the cable signal had most likely been split so many times that all the channels were fuzzy at best. There are better places to stay in the area. - SargeW
Oct 2016 - $42.00
We stopped here on a busy Columbus Day weekend and an apple fest in the area and they squeezed us in last minute with our small trailer. Nice staff in the office, clean bathhouse. Our site was large, wooded, with a fire pit. Even though there were many campers there it was surpringly quiet. Firewood was dry and a good deal. - Patnal
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We stayed here for the 5TH annual Mid-Atlantic Titanium Rally. We always enjoy our stay here. On Saturday an Amish vendor tours the park in the afternoon with vegetables and pastries for the campers to purchase.. The staff is easy going and quite helpful. A honey wagon makes the rounds daily to evacuate the holding tanks of campers in need for $8.00. There is much to do in the area with countless attractions, tours, & historic sites to choose from. - SCClockDr
Aug 2016 - $56.00
This was our first camping experience so we don't have much to compare it to. We were in site 111 on a Friday and Saturday night. We had no immediate neighbors. All the sites in our area had at least a few trees. Everyone was very respectful of quiet hours. The roads are rather narrow but we saw some pretty large 5th wheelers navigate them without much effort. The opposite end of the campground was more family oriented and much more crowded. We will definitely be back as this is an easy weekend get-away for us. We will look for a creek-side site in the same area next time. - BeagleDad