18 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. - rmckee
1960 Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 (map) | (800) 370-1645
Sites: 297 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 46 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $10.00
Rate reflects Coast to Coast rate. Some of the turns in the park are a bit tight due to large rocks strategically placed. It was difficult to park on our site due to trees.
No other issues noted. Staff was friendly, lots of activities and great location to visit Gettysburg National Battlefield. - Mustcamp
Jun 2016 - $1.00
We arrived to find they had the wrong dates on the reservation. They had 6 sites unassigned and were able to get us a W/E site. The water had low pressure, power was OK but low. We were guided to the site but not assisted in backing in, sort of pointed to the site. They had several activities planned as this is a member park and it appears that most people know each other. - A hitch and hop
Oct 2015 - $1.00
This is a standard "parking lot" style campground. However, they handle big rigs. Sites are VERY close together. Sites were not level, we saw campers with wheels off the ground to get level. They were full on the weekends and it felt like the campers were sitting on top of each other. Power was a significant issue. Our power went out several times; we had to find staff to flip the breaker. In talking with other campers, power fluctuation and loss is a normal occurrence. They were also working on the water lines throughout our 2 week stay. Multiple times our water was shut off-with NO NOTICE. Campground sponsored weekend activities-mostly for kids. We left to get groceries, when we came back they had the entrance blocked and we couldn't get into the campground. We told the staff member that was "guarding" the front entrance that we had been given no notice of the closure and had groceries that needed to get into freezer. His response: "Oh, Well. Bummer". Gravel roads through the campground, but they were well maintained. Each camp site is gravel. Some of the campsites had a small patch of grass. Sites are all very level. Each site had a fire ring and picnic table. Only 30 amps available. No sewer hookups, there is a dump station to use as you exit. They also have a honey wagon available for an additional cost. There is a nice laundry room, but it was more expensive than most we have seen. Good Verizon coverage. We had DirecTV satellite, but about ½ of the campsites could not have gotten satellite due to trees. Bottom line for us: communication between staff and campers is pitiful at best. We would stay here again, but understanding what we may experience. Know what to expect here: poor power, possible water issues, small sites, and rude staff. - GLPColorado
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Sites are well designed, with boulders separating. Bathrooms are clean and air conditioned. Borders an intrastate highway so stay away from the outer edge to avoid traffic noise. First time at a KOA so can't compare. Great for families as they have tons of amenities. 10 min from Battlefield and other historic sites. - Cyclefitness
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
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
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