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Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Sill's Family Campground

Adamstown, Pennsylvania



Adamstown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 484-4806

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $65 6/2016

Latitude: 40.240455459076
Longitude: -76.040110588074

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here spring 2016. As we pulled in and as we got close the office, you could smell sewer. The smell was really bad all weekend. But that was not the only problem. The price was higher then we wanted. Higher rate for family. 51 base rate but extra for older kids. But I realize that adding for adult kids is normal.

Internet was spotty. Kept kicking us off. The RVs/trailers are packed in like sardines. You have campers very close on 3 sides of you. No privacy at all. We really didn't have any grass. We didn't even have a fire ring, not that we had the space to use it. I don't think you could park a car between the campers--they were too close. We couldn't use our awning.

Also, there is many permanent sites. It seemed as if 75 to 85% (could be much higher)are permanent. Just looked and felt like a trailer court. Doesn't feel like you are camping. The bathrooms were not clean and smelled of mold. There was green algae growing on things--not all things but the propane tank and shed were the worst. The office looked OK. And the people seemed nice.

There was a few 'cabins' that from the outside looked good.

We didn't check out the pool. The campground roads were confusing a bit. We will not go back because of the smell, no privacy, high prices and lack of good atmosphere. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Owners of this campground are wonderful. I have never seen owners cooking food and doing pedicure's for mothers day. They are aware of everything in their campground and they want to keep people happy. Nicest people you ever want to meet. Our site is great has lots of room. Game room is very nice. Bathrooms are clean. Pool looks very nice can't wait to swim in it. The pavilion is over the top it is so nice closed in all season pavilion has a bathroom and a kitchen. This is the nicest one I have ever seen. Playground is nice. Store is very cute has a lot of cute things in it. People in campground are all so nice. We love it and plan to camp here for a very long time. Lots of fun activities to do. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
220
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to so many things shops, flea markets, Pepridge Farm, so much to do love the area.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice enough campground. Gravel roads and level gravel sites. Cable TV was good. Internet was very spotty. Very friendly people run the park and their guests are friendly, too. Many permanent campers have been left there by owners who come periodically. They are not kept clean which makes the campground seem a little ratty. But it was quiet and peaceful while we were there. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this campground. Sites were graded well. Campground is well kept by the owner, who was very friendly. We stayed in pull-through site. Ample room between the sites. Will return when revisiting the area. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very steep entrance. Once inside it's a very nice campground. Friendly staff they will guide you to your site, but it is a bit tight for Big Rigs. Centrally located to some PA. attractions. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Very accommodating owner. We were a very last minute reservation. Relative in area very sick. At first they didn't have a site, but called us back and said they could accommodate us. Pull through site a little tight, but they helped get us in. Due to our size, the owner said to go out in the in drive, so we didn't have to maneuver tight turns for the regular exit. Park was advertised as Good Sam, but they said they stopped last year, although they still show the logo. 40# propane was $30. Owner removed the tank. A camper brought it back and installed it for us! Decent dog run in a fenced area. Queen loved it! Approximately 10 miles south of Reading, PA and about 3 miles from route 222 expressway. Definitely a come back to. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a good CG close to Reading, PA. We stayed two nights in a large pull through site that was easy to level on and very spacious. There are a large number of seasonal and permanent residents, we met several of them that were very nice and accepting of us. Overall a good clean CG to visit. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We found the staff to be excellent, helpful, and thoughtful. They were seen throughout our stay working hard to keep the campground clean and campers happy. Parts of the campground had a very strong septic smell. Dogs and people were louder than we expected, but were quiet during quiet hours. Road noise from the adjacent highway was noticeable, but didn't bother us. Wi-Fi is available, but we were unable to get either of our laptops to work with it; (they have worked at many other locations). There is only one bathroom with shower. I only entered that building once, but was overwhelmed by the heat and septic smell. We had made a last minute reservation, and a pull through was not available, the spot that we were placed in had several tree stumps that made parking difficult, the staff did escort us to our site and help us with getting situated. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet park. We stayed for five nights. Site we had was wide enough to park our F150 beside the trailer. Park is very handy to the Reading Outlets and Lancaster county Amish Country. No problem with hook-ups. Will stay here again on our next trip up-home. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, where do I start. Let me begin with the reservation that was made “8 months” prior to camping here. The reservation was made for a group of sites and the sites were assigned at the time of the reservation. During the summer, one camper in our group purchased a larger fifth wheel and we called to make sure the size of the assigned site would be sufficient. We found out at that time that our site assignments had been changed. So we made note of the new sites. When arriving in October, our group was changed yet again to different sites in a completely different area of the campground. We were never notified of any of these site reassignments. The campground is owned by a husband/wife. The husband was very helpful in trying to accommodate our group, unfortunately the wife was a different story. When checking in, I was informed the Good Sam discount is only given to cash or check payments. I was paying with a charge card, so when I asked about this, the wife became extremely mouthy for no reason and proceeded to complain to me about the problems with discounts as well as other problems. As a customer, I really do not care to hear this. She just kept going on and on and on. I did not raise my voice but I told her several times that I had heard enough and asked her to stop, but to no avail. Unbelievable. If this is how she treats customers who asks questions, this place is in trouble. This campground is just okay. The sites are very close together and not very level. Our first and last time here. There are much better campgrounds in the area. We will not return. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

I would concur with previous recent posts. Wonderful owners. Lots of permanent sites, however. One major complaint was the high cost: full hookups, cable and two children came to $48.50 a night. Too many other campgrounds in Lancaster County which are cheaper, feature wider sites and are not next to a major highway. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
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This is an OK campground but not great. We spent a weekend here so we could kayak at Blue Marsh Lake nearby. The sites were fairly tight and not very private, hookups were oddly placed and required us to borrow a 30 amp extension cord from the office. Also, the road noise mentioned in other reviews was always present and quite loud at times. We'll probably look elsewhere when heading to this area again. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $42.00
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Everything recently said about this campground on this forum is true. My wife and I stayed here for the 4th of July weekend. Extremely friendly and helpful owners who returned to visit our campsite shortly after we settled in to make sure everything was OK. Our only concern (not complaint) was that there is only one main bathroom with 2 showers. They were cleaned daily; however since they are used by many campers, they really need to be monitored more than twice a day to ensure nice presentation when next camper comes in to use them. Many planned activities. Very quiet at night. We plan to visit them again. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $36.00
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The previous reviews were right, these are probably the nicest campground owners you will ever meet. The roads were paved and the bathrooms were clean but nothing can change the property itself. The sites in my opinion are all tight to each other. If you are looking for even a bit of privacy this park is not for you. The very few sites that did have space were taken by the seasonal campers. The property is set into a hill and even though the sites are fairly level it made for a difficult bike ride around the park. Even if you can get past these shortcomings just know that there is the constant noise of the highway just outside of the park. Access to the pool was also very odd. You could take a bike down the hill to the pool or walk but it is a hike back up the hill to get out. There is no car access to the pool. While we were there the pool was closed anyway which seemed odd for July. If you bring children you should know that the playground isn’t much more than a swing set and a slide. I really wanted to like this campground but I could not because of its layout. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $36.00
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This was my first time here. The campground was nice. Our site was level. I didn't have to do any adjusting. The owners of the campground were probably the nicest I have met so far in my short camping experience. The restrooms were nice and clean, but could use some updating. The sites were shaded. I would stay here again. We camped at Sill's Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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