21 Parks near Dover, Pennsylvania
Aug 2016 - $3.00
We are thrilled with this campground. Everything is so well maintained. Sites are sufficient. Easy to back in as they are on a slant. Can't find a thing to complain about. - phyllen
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Office staff was very good and efficient. Ground crew was very good as well, cutting grass in the site that I chose prior to backing in. Overall the park was in very good condition and well maintained. Ice cream social was nice, as well as being on a Farm. Petting Zoo, for the younger crowd as well as the adults. The only "problem" that I found was the signage could be improved when approaching the campground. - md_procouple
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We were assisted in selecting the best available site for our motorhome and in getting to the site chosen, and that was much appreciated. Older infrastructure overall in park, but well maintained. Lots of activities. Friendly & helpful maintenance staff. Very busy during fall season before park closes. Many sites occupied by longer term residents, thus not many sites to choose from for short-term stay. Most available sites grass and not level. Location is rural. Maybe the most important bit of info to report is the dangerous dropoff/ditch and poor pavement design at the right turn from Bermudian Church Rd onto Big Mount Rd when nearing the Park. - dndrv
Apr 2012 - $30.00
I love this park. Beautiful views and some of the nicest people I ever met. Everyone treats you like family, The owner goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. We had spot 57 which Is by far the best site there, right by the falls. Great fishing, ducks, wild rabbits, deer, and we even saw a mink. New showers and bathrooms, plenty of hot water, green grass that's kept very nice. Really, I can't say enough good things about this park. I wish we could have stayed longer. I understand the bridge is new so if you had heard the bridge couldn't withstand certain weights, that's no longer true. I don't know why this park isn't packed every weekend; except maybe its Dover' s best kept secret. We looked at all campgrounds near here and this one is top notch. - gypsysoul
May 2008 - $25.00
Beautiful scenery...the bathroom facilities were unacceptable. There were wild rabbits running all around this place...even through the big puddles that were created when it rained. The man staffing the office was really nice and helpful. There is also a newspaper article hanging in the office about how the campground needed to be evacuated a few years back due to both creeks cresting their banks...interesting story, but questionable marketing practice to have it hanging in the office. - Dan Holdt
Apr 2008 - $30.00
We stayed here when we visited hershey Park. The sites are grassy and a little hilly. They are close together with no buffer. Some of the tent sites are very close to the highway so request one not near the mini golf. The kids loved the mini golf even though it was a little run down. They also loved walking to the camp store and buying .25 ice creams. The store is well stocked with anything you may have left at home. We did not use the showers but the bathrooms were okay. Nothing great. They are centrally located. There is no hot water in the bathrooms. Each site comes with a fire ring and a picnic table. - mastro
Sep 2015 - $50.00
One of the most attractive campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Rolling hills and lots of grass...Many permanent sites, well maintained and manicured. Transient sites clean and level mixed in make it very attractive. We stayed here in a motorhome. A car is necessary as you are several miles from attractions. - deacon_1
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here one night. New management from what I gather and they're not friendly. Wish we wouldn't have stayed. Lots of seasonal sites, some good some bad. Packed beside a trailer and their beagle barked and barked. Asked the owners if they could put it inside and they told us no, the dog likes it outside. People working there didn't seem to know the area when we were asking questions about how to get here and there. Only good thing was we were able to flush our tanks out really well and do our laundry. - Leon Condor
Jul 2014 - $47.00
All opinions are based on perspective. My perspective was from that of a tent camper. Bath house was a long walk from tent sites, dimly lit and very rustic. Pool bathrooms were disgusting. Friday/Saturday night activities were loud and ran late so don't expect quiet camping. Don't plan on eating meals at the snack shop. The little bit that we did order was not high quality. Tent sites very large and spaced out nicely. Camp grounds (not the bathrooms) are kept very orderly and clean. Fishing lake is nice. Camp staff is friendly (if you don't include the 2 adults that were arguing in the main office when my 10 yr old son walked in. Saying F---- wasn't needed. Pet friendly. Bottom Line: Not worth the $40 / night (plus $7/ day extra since I have a family of 5). That is $7 a day so for my three night stay it was an extra $28. - Clem94
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Typically small tree-lined sites as we have come to expect in state parks. This is to say they are a bit on the short side, and for the most part satellite-unfriendly. Our campsite was electric only. The bathhouse and restrooms were clean, and it appeared the camp hosts and state park personnel do a very fine job of maintaining this campground. We were in the area to visit friends, therefore did not take advantage of this state park's many offerings. - CO2RV
May 2016 - $43.00
We booked site 266 (full hookups) for a six night stay in May. We really like the Pennsylvania State Parks but there is some room for improvement. The sites 266-270 were electric sites "converted" to include water and sewer, the problem is the sewer hookup is almost at the middle to front side of the campsite, make sure you bring along extra sewer hose! All other utilities worked very well. Drainage of the above sites was great, we had some rain and there was no puddling or mud. The above sites are a mix of gravel and grass, mostly open with a tree line to the back. Bathrooms are across the street and were minimally cleaned each day. Note that the sites 241-247 might be a little hard to back in if you have a longer truck and trailer. The park offers many activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking and cycling. There are racks that you can lock up your kayaks or canoes that are close to the water. If you like the outdoors you will love this park. We would return. - bug512
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Typical PA state park as far as services. RV sites are mostly electric only. There are about a half dozen full service sites, but they are making more. The park has a lot of self directed activities to do. Camp hosts are friendly and helpful but at times a little over zealous. Rangers too. But we'll be back because the scenery is fantastic! - Mike Opteris
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Parked 44 ft motorhome on grass/gravel; nice clean park and owners are on ground and courteous. asphalt roads inside park, and narrow. We had FHU; Not an excellent park, but good price and convenient to shopping and attractions and clean. They are gradually improving. - ritag
Jul 2016 - $32.00
A basic affordable park in a very convenient location for exploring York. The restrooms/showers were new, modern and very clean individual rooms. There were some permanent units, some better than others. The WIFI worked for us and we got several OTA TV stations. Our firepit was full of garbage and we did not have a picnic table. Our site was grass & dirt. Highway noise was significant, but otherwise the park was quiet and peaceful. Personnel were very pleasant! Pull-throughs look pretty uneven. We would stay again if in the area as it is affordable and in a good location. - R&S
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Just finished up a week at Ben Franklin. This is a smaller family-owned park. Used to be a mobile home park, but is gradually being shifted over to a full-on RV park. Only a couple of mobile homes left. The family members who are running it are working hard and doing a great job. They just have a ways to go yet. Mix of back-ins and pull throughs. Variety of site lengths. Sites not clearly delineated, but you can figure it out. Utilities worked well, although the sewer was a stretch for us. No cable. Only a few shaded sites, so satellite worked well. Good water pressure. Convenient to York - especially the west side. There is definitely highway noise. It is right up against the ramp from old US 30 onto Bypass 30 and the truck jake brakes can be pretty loud. Other than that, we would encourage you to give these folks a try! Let's help them be successful! - FireFlyer
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Lovely small private campground. Currently sitting out under the awning listen to the crickets enjoying a glass of whiskey. Quiet and peaceful. Close to York and the sites. Right on the York Heritage Rail Trail...a must do if your into rail trails. Manager recommended riding into downtown York (4 miles) and going to the farmers market and have lunch at White Rose Bar and Grill....both excellent recommendations. Check out the Harley factory tour. Lots of wineries around here so tomorrow we'll be wetting our whistles. Staying here on site 22 with out 36ft pusher, plenty of room and height. 20 amp electric may be a downfall for the novice camper but if you know how to do it there is no problem. Running our rear AC with no issues. Beautiful scenery and peaceful spot...grab some ice cream at the dairy as well. - Leon Condor
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Just a basic CG. On the plus side, it is right next to a recreational trail that runs from York to the MD line. Gravel roads and pads are in fair condition. And it is quiet. On the minus side, not much for services. Unattended registration (at least on Friday). Very wooded and Not suitable for a tall rig (too many low-hanging branches for my 12.5'). There are only a couple sites with 30A electric and those were filled by what appeared to be long-term campers. The rest of the electric was 20A NEMA 5-15 (household type) outlets. The sewer connections were unusual... coming out of the ground at a 45 degree angle (not sure how I would connect my 90 degree elbow to that). Needless to say, we did not stay there and because there was essentially no 30A service, we will not be returning. If you are tent or TT camping and looking for some quiet, this might be your place. - FreeWheeler
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We planned on staying here due to access to parks in York. However, after driving through decided to stay in Elizabethtown. The park has several old RVs (not sure if they are occupied). The restrooms are quite old (require security code to use), the connections are quite a distance from the sites. Wouldn't recommend this park. - Softball29
Jun 2016 - $19.00
nice little rv park, off the beaten path, but a good value, especially if a PassportAmerica member - easy backin sites, full hookups at most, with many 'campground' type sites also near the creek, in the woods.
good Wifi and laundry - the path through can be tight, with most vehicle parking along the path, and several partially into the path, but it's not a large park to navigate - also a nice setting for a stay in Southern Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and Hershey. - hturnerfamily
Nov 2015 - $18.00
33 sites, most for permanent campers. With a 32 feet 5th wheel we only had 2 available sites with full hookups (not big rig friendly).
Would not stay here again except if we had no other choice.
No access to washrooms or showers. They only take Credit Cards, no cash. Good for 1 night to go visit Hershey, PA - Liz & Bob
Nov 2015 - $18.00
Stayed twice at this campground...once on the way down south and, two weeks later, on the way back north. Mix of seasonal and weekender campers. Full hookups at all sites, nice washrooms with showers, very clean and well setup laundry room and pleasant and professional staff. Came in after hours but the office had left very clear instructions as to what to do. Would definitely stay here again. - Ab and Cindy
Aug 2016 - $150.00
They might have the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen at a campground. The place was awesome! The cabin was super clean. The grounds are beautiful. The pool was warm! If I had one negative thing to say its this...the mini golf needs some love. But the place was so clean. You can tell the owners and operators take pride in this place. Thanks for a great stay and we will be back! - Joey G 73
Aug 2016 - $59.00
Campground was very nice, quiet. The fire ring was right where the camper had to go in order to fit on the spot. Had to move it but first you have to get permission. No problem but it was a hike to the office as the family waited. The big pool was awesome, it had a very wide low area with a step down to get in the deep end. Made it great for kids. The kiddy pool was too cold for kids but the big pool was great.
I would give them a 10 except for the mess we had getting our reservation finalized. My daughter was bringing our camper and staying two nights and we were coming a couple days later and staying the rest of the week.
We had to make two different reservations and couldn't get anyone to confirm that we would not have to move the camper once it was set up.
It was a mess, way to many calls and way to much on-line messing around. It could all have been done over the phone but the phone person has no authority to do anything. - Joan and Bill
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Hot weather, park electric very good, held 110-117 with probably every A/c in park running. Generally OK otherwise. Site was bit short for rig and had a dip just in front that caused stabilizers to drag backing in. Had to go well back to have room for truck sideways in front of rig. Found the weeds behind site overgrown and including many thistles. - Hiker345
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Decided to stay at Codorus rather than expensive parks closer to Gettysburg. Some sites in trees, newer sites in open grassy area. Paved RV pad. Electricity at the site. Strange no sewer or water at the site. Person at check-in booth was a little surly, but other staff helpful. Two ways to get into park: 1) older entrance was near the swimming pool and then winds up hill, 2) newer entrance comes off road at separate entrance. It does wind around a bit so road lines up with registration booth. Attended Sunday worship service with state park chaplain. Would recommend park to others. - Al Z
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We stayed at Codorus State Park campground the first week of July 2016. We stayed over the 4th of July weekend, so pretty busy as you might expect. The entrance to the campground can be challenging to find and google maps never seemed to get it right for me, so be sure to check your directions carefully. The entrance to the campground through the checkpoint is a bit of a mess and can be a bit difficult to navigate with a larger rig. We have a 35' RV and were able to manage OK, but I can see where it could be a bit hairy for larger rigs, 5th wheels or trailers. Plenty of the above in the park though, so they seemed to have managed as well.
The showers / restrooms are centrally located in each loop of the campground with garbage dumpsters nearby. The showers / restrooms are old, but very clean and there was plenty of hot water.
The campground has both non-electric and 30amp electric sites. There is no water or dump facilities at the individual campsites, though there is both fresh water and dual dump stations at the entrance to the campground.
In general, I don't think there's a perfectly level site in the campground. You can find some that are close to level and others that aren't even close. I saw a lot of blocks being used at some campsites to level rigs and trailers. I saw one motorhome that has nearly 6" off the ground on blocks. I'd say that about half the sites have asphalt pads and half have dirt/stone pads.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the park as there is lots to do at this park, especially if you like the boating and fishing on the lake (though there is no swimming in the lake). - lazyjourney
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We've been coming here the past few years in the fall. It's a great state park and nice campground. The water park is closed when we come so I can't comment on it, but I've seen it and looks great. The lake is beautiful and we've rented canoes and had lots of fun. There are a few trails to hike. It's a very peaceful here with varying site types from wooded to full sun. - Way2Roll
Jul 2015 - $45.00
This is our third stay here and a little bit pricier this time than the last time we stayed here 3 years ago. I called on our way home and was lucky enough to get a spot for us to stay overnight. We were on an end site and it did have a bit of traffic noise. The bathrooms were in the process of being redone and they were very nice. At one time there had been a cost for using showers but that was done away with. I think this was nice for a one night stop to relax after a day of traveling but not sure if I would stay here longer. The higher price might deter me from staying longer even though this is a great location for so many areas of Pennsylvania. - alnal90
Dec 2014 - $45.00
We've stayed at Harrisburg East many times, and it was never a great campground (due to traffic noise, close spots, pay showers, little or no grass, etc.), but the new owners are increasing prices (now $45 a night - ridiculous for the area) and requiring a copy of my driver's license, something I've never heard of at a campground. They also now want two night's deposit. The wifi, while free, is flakey - it just randomly dies, only to return a few minutes later. - skater
Dec 2014 - $55.00
We have used this campground many tomes for a overnight. It has always been great for that reason. It is under new ownership now who have made a lot of improvements, including the better wifi and cable. It's easy to find and lots of great places to eat within a few miles. We will continue to use this as a stopover! - Doug156