18 Parks near Thurmont, Maryland
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Our site was next to river with shaded trees. There is putt-putt for kids, a pool, lots of flowers. The gravel road was being repaired and level, it needed it. It was quiet and relaxing . We had family come to visit. The manager waived the fee the next morning . This was a good thing . - Chicabunny
Jun 2016 - $52.00
1. Location is near a river/creek and very peaceful environment.
2. Staff was courteous.
now the reasons for only 2/3 stars.
3. showers never had warm water - 2 of us showering at various times of the day for 2 nights.
4. showers were the worst we have ever had. They look like someone said "let's add a shower here" and jerryrigged it to add it in both male and female showers.
5. Mens showers were outside and in a different room than the toilets.
6. Sites are real close to each other
7. maintanence needs to be done on the grounds. Sites are tired and weedy.
8. It's not really as close to Antietam NP as they would like you to believe.
9. We had a pull-thru site but to get out of the site with our tow car, you had to back down the gravel lane to exit area. Pull-thru obviously designed for trailers, not motorhomes.
10. Electricity box too far back on site. It also kept blowing the circuit breaker when we used any electrical appliance. - Ms Winnie
Oct 2015 - $54.00
Campground was cramped with maximum sites in minimum space. Attractive plantings and common areas in riverside woodland. Pull-through site was not level. Utility connections were at front of coach and required every inch of our power cable and an additional 10-ft water hose added to our 25-foot. Campground wifi was satisfactory, and there was good Verizon 4G LTE. - jbrucemagon
Jul 2016 - $100.00
Great place. Extensive recreation team to keep everyone busy, as there should be for the price. Some issues: many of the sites are not level at all. Grass not cut for two weeks on preferred spot. For the money, would expect a bit more effort for site upkeep. Overall, great place. Granddaughter loves it. - Pirate
Nov 2015 - $35.00
It's a decent park, but it's really expensive and not really near anything. Not the river, not the battlefields, no mountains. nothing really. The only exception is the C&O canal but you have to bike about 3-5 miles to get on. I grew up in this area and to visit friends and family we stay here, usually in the off season when things quiet down and it's cheaper. No way you get me to pay $100 a night in a CG in Williamsport MD. Ok, all that said, it's a nice campground and well maintained. The staff are pretty friendly although when I had to get LP once I had to actually do it for the fella cuz he had no idea what he was doing. If you don't mind crowds and a very expensive park but have young ones that enjoy the water park and other kiddie stuff then it's a nice place to stay. They must be doing something right because they are booked solid in the summer. However it's really the only game in town. - Way2Roll
Sep 2015 - $50.00
We stayed off season when pool slides were closed and still price was outrageous. Site is very very narrow and unable to have fire as other camper right there. The sites are in a big field with no trees or anything. The entrance was awful for a big rig with narrow drive, and low trees. Overpriced and will not stay here again. We usually would stay on our way to Florida from NY, but there is no value at this price for really nothing open on site. - BOBDEB01
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Rate reflects PA discount. Other days were higher. This campground is extremely handy to the battlefield and for going into town. It is excellent for biking to just about anywhere in the area including downtown Gettysburg. Battlefield entrance is less than a half mile away. Guided horse tours are available right at the campground. Front desk clerks were very friendly and helpful. Water pressure and supply were outstanding, each site equipped with 1-inch supply line. The main negative comment I can make is that the wifi struggled. It was usable most of the time but was often very slow or intermittent. Nevertheless we would definitely stay here again. The convenience and friendly atmosphere are too hard to find these days. - Edistobob
May 2016 - $30.00
Just stayed for a very quick overnight while on the way south. Did not see the campground in the day light, but can say the bath house, while dated, was clean and well maintained and the woman I spoke to on the phone was very pleasant. I was also pretty dark and very quiet. Sites seemed close from what I could tell, but campground was not busy. Price reflects Passport America rate. - Cyclonic
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Stayed for 3 nights just as place to sleep while touring Gettysburg. Biggest selling point is proximity to the battlefield and (if you're into it) horse ride tours of parts of battlefield. Store is pretty complete and sites have decent separation, but grounds are not kept as one would hope for a resort that has a base rate of $50. Front desk people seemed a bit flustered when we checked in, but could just have been having a bad day. Even so, their mumbling and complaining didn't set up a great first impression. But as we said, it was a place to stay while we visited the battlefield, and it was very acceptable for that. - Bill and Bev C
Jun 2016 - $50.00
The roads and sites were made of poorly maintained gravel, with washouts and ruts along with dust. The sites were sufficiently long enough for our 45 ft 5th wheel but levelling was a challenge. Dumpsters were overflowing several times during our week long stay. Heavily wooded. Could hear highway noise. The facilities were old, tired and poorly lit. Notified the staff of a low hanging large tree limb that was over the roadway and they said they were waiting on their tree guy. It was getting lower when we left causing us to exit the park going out the wrong way to ensure it would not hit our rig. Staff (primarily teens) was just weak in their response to questions or when seeking assistance. Did not use WiFi. It does not appear as if the owners are placing any maintenance funds in the park. Park appeared to be heavily populated with full time residents. Some living in tents with lean to's. Though we love Gettysburg, we will not stay here again. - Field Trip
Apr 2016 - $59.00
We stayed in the back in a level pullthru site. The power was good, but water pressure was a trickle on the day we left. Cable was good. Some foliage between the sites. This campground is right off RT 15, and you can still hear road noise, even in the back section, though not nearly as bad as the front of the campground. It was early in the season, so the restaurant wasnt open yet, and the store did not have alot either. This is a huge campground so bring a bike or golf cart. - mahill526
Apr 2016 - $59.00
We asked for a site way in the back away from the highway. The sites were well spaced. If the leaves were out on the trees, the cover between a lot of sites would be good. Despite being in the back corner, the highway noise is pretty loud, but that didn't take away from our stay. Water and sewer were well placed. Water pressure was 70 psi and the electric stayed steady at 122v. Cable provided 75 channels. Site 314 was perfectly level.
The reason I rated the park as an 8 was the value. We paid $59 + 10% tax each night for a "premium site". Our fire ring was a rusted out, moveable 18-wheeler rim, while other sites had nice fire pits with a BBQ grill on top. We would stay again but may be more apt to just get a non-premium site. - teamfour
Jul 2016 - $57.00
We inadvertently ended up in Gettysburg during Bike Week, so the campground was very full our first night. The campground itself is very well maintained and clean. There are a lot of sites; most are fairly close but some are a little more spaced out. There is a separate loop for tents in the back with a few porta-pottys. Most of the back-in sites are shaded, but most of the pull-thrus are open and sunny. The site we were in (#60) was right at the main intersection, with a lot of passing traffic. That wasn't fun, especially with a lot of loud bikes. Bathrooms/showers were clean and private, but a little crowded on a busy weekend. Location is great... Far enough outside of town to not be in traffic, but close enough to get to the sites fairly quickly. Staff was very visible and as everyone left on Sunday afternoon, they made sure each site was in good condition. The office let us borrow a DVD of "Gettysburg" free of charge. We would stay here again, but we would be sure to get a different site. - wanderfilledlife
Jul 2016 - $56.00
We stayed 2 nights at Gettysburg Campground. For whatever reason they placed our 36 ft Class A on 2 sites and between several travel trailers. I am unclear why they did not put us in the motorhome portion of the campground. The site was cramped with small roads and so many campers I had major difficulty to get into and out of the site. It is more a kids' campground than those of us who travel as a couple. - Rdhjr
Jun 2016 - $49.00
Would stay again. This is a nice facility with clean restrooms. Lot spacing is close, site surface is gravel. Lots have some shade and feature a fire ring and picnic table. - svcrews
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
Jun 2016 - $54.00
We've stayed here multiple times. As always, the campground and staff met our expectations. The only issue would be the lack of wi-fi at our site, but that was not a big problem for us. We enjoyed our extended stay and will definitely return in the fall. - Mike in NJ
May 2016 - $55.00
We have been going to Granite Hill since 2001, several weekends per year. They have sites for every kind of camping, tents to big rigs. You do have to watch, some sites are more level than others. Not all sites have stone, and no sites are paved. Minimal number of sites with cable available. We camp spring and fall, not summer, but they do have a pool. In the fall they have hayrides and other activities for the children. They usually have some type of entertainment for the entire family weekend nights. You can contact them to see what's on the schedule for when. They have a small cafe that offers your standard breakfast items, hot dogs and ice cream. They also have their own Put Put golf. There is a decent store at the office. This campground is huge, and most of the sites are not on top of each other. It's very family friendly. There is a decent size, clean laundry room. It's only 20 minutes to Gettysburg, and there's plenty of restaurants and wineries to visit. There are probably more people there from Maryland than PA on any given weekend. The grounds are kept clean, and if you have any issues, stop at the office and they will help get them resolved. The staff is pleasant. We enjoy this campground, which is why we go every year. We take some of our grandchildren a few weekends. It's not fancy, but a clean and decent place to be with beautiful views. - JoppaFolks
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
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. - rmckee
Jun 2015 - $33.00
Talk about camping in the wild! This park is literally in the middle of nowhere. No Wi-Fi, no cable, no water, no sewer...just electricity.
Still it was a pleasant change of pace and very quiet. - dhaney1944
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
Aug 2013 - $34.00
The reason for the 5 rating is mainly because the trees in the park need to be trimmed and pruned back. There are too many low branches, and limbs sticking out into the road. Extensive problem in this park. They recently poured loose gravel alongside all the interior roads, blocking access to even the campsite driveways, had to shovel it away, just to get our RV into the site. Thirty amp power breaker switch was weak, tripped easily, even while using less than 30 amps, breaker switches on pedestals simply need to be replaced. Otherwise park is beautiful. Be careful and drive slow on 77 into park, windy road with many sharp curves and tree limbs. Do not arrive in the dark. - univmd
Aug 2013 - $23.00
In my 40 years of camping I have never felt so unwelcome as I did when entering this park today. Not only were we not permitted to access a perfectly open site until the 3 PM check-in time, but also we were directed to take our 30 foot motor and just go park it somewhere until it was time. We went to the lake, and the person there was seemingly unwilling to let us take our camper into the beach parking area, the only place there was decent parking anywhere around. Some training in public relations is in order. - SilverOtter
Jun 2016 - $50.00
This is about the most well equipped KOA you will ever encounter. Everywhere you stroll, there are activities for children. And, there are the sights of Gettysburg nearby. The staff was helpful, responsive, and kept the campground organized. There are lots of trees around the park, flowers, and water features that make the camp an ideal spot for families on summer vacations. - JBick
Apr 2016 - $61.00
We have stayed a few times in this campground.As always it is clean, and service was great.Staff was very nice. we stayed on site 53, which is a gravel pull thru.Site was level and required no extra boards. Power and water pressure was great. WIFI is a hot spot, and we had no trouble staying connected to it. Cable, which is extra $, had several channels. This is early in the season so camground was not full.There are not alot of activities for kids, as you may see in other KOAs. The biggest problem remains the lack of many spaces for a larger rv. This campground can be tight getting in and out of, and getting around the campground itself. - mahill526
Oct 2015 - $75.00
This was our fifth year here for Halloween, and I can't say enough good things about this campground. This year our group expanded to six families (14 kids under 11 and 12 adults), with two RV'ers and the rest in tents. The staff made sure we were booked in the same loop and adjacent to each other. This campground has a whole weekend of activities planned for Halloween, most of which are geared for younger kids. No worrying about too much downtime here. Everyone decorates and the costume trick-or-treat parade happens right after dark. For safety they close off the camp entrance to all traffic, and forbid driving inside the campground which I appreciate. After trick-or-treat there is a magic show and a 'haunted trail'.
The campground itself isn't huge but it does sit in the woods off a side road. RV sites are on the small side, but we stay in the loop without sewer hookups, where the sites are larger. There is a nice and surprisingly steep nature trail that goes to the top of the hill behind the camp.
The atmosphere is quieter here than at the other Gettysburg area campgrounds we've been to - no late night partying. No DJ dance parties either, as I said their program is more suited for younger kids. - MattFromPA