15 Parks near Duncannon, Pennsylvania
May 2015 - $25.00
I kept asking if our 35' fifth wheel would fit; the man avoided answering. I would have really liked it if he told us that the campground was RIGHT before the 13' 6" bridge. We were at a standstill staring at the bridge when we noticed the campground sign. We managed to fit, but it was not easy. The campground road is uneven, dirt/gravel, narrow with low branches and wires strung at a nail biting 13' 6". The three riverfront sites that we had to choose from were not delineated; it took us a while to figure out what was a spot. There were water spigots here and there. There were more wires strung across the 'sites' that were definitely lower than 13'; they were attached to boxes and outlets nailed to trees providing 15 amp electricity. We backed into the only one we could maneuver into as far back without hitting the wires. Luckily we did not stick out into road, but leveling was the most difficult we have ever had to do. Even just walking around was tricky. We ran an extension cord about 50' to get our electricity and about 30' water hose to get water. Full hookups means that you can flag a guy down to pump out your tanks. In general the place was unkempt and littered. Being on the river was nice and peaceful (except for the train that is about as close as the river). They provided a fire ring and picnic bench; it was way too buggy for us. There were lots of birds; we got a great view of a woodpecker who landed on our window. - MichelleKry
Jun 2011 - $21.00
This is an older campground and as the name says a fishing camp located right on the river. The store sells bait, tackle and rents boats, canoes and kayaks and will provide transportation for float trips. The campsites obviously get flooded and the electric, water and cable are raised above flood stage. The sewer system is individual holding tanks at the sites which are pumped daily on weekdays and there is a dump station. Electric is 15 amp. The cable TV had a good variety of channels and worked well. Local over the air channels were limited to one network and two other channels with poor reception. Verizon has a strong 3G signal. The roads are shale and dirt. Some sites have concrete pads and a picnic table. There is one old cinder block building with toilets and showers and some portapotties. - trailertraveler
Sep 2015 - $39.00
A small compact campground in the PA state park system. Suprisingly, this state park had city water service at their trailer sites. I later found out that this was due to the state acquiring this former private campground. Sites were very level and roomy. Due to the time of the visit, they were not full and the neighbors were nearby but not in your "back yard". Campground Hosts were great, helping out where needed and providing information about the park. Showers/Bathrooms were clean although the showers were a little small. The park had many, many programs and demonstrations that all were welcome to attend at no cost. The hiking trails were great with both challenging trails and easy strolls. Very good park in the PA system. - Mike Opteris
Jul 2013 - $21.00
Nice, quiet state park, but not many activities. Easy to access, most sites are level, some are not shaded. Some are close together. Clean restroom and shower. Swimming pool and waterpark is one of the best in any state park. Cost $4 for adults but definitely worth it on hot summer days. Pool is in the park about a mile away. We would camp here again. - RSR
Aug 2008 - $30.00
We love camping at state parks, but this campground was a disappointment. The road was rough and uneven, the gravel campsites were small, the bathhouse was old & dirty, and there was nothing for the kids to do. The hill was too steep and rough for bike riding, there was no flat area to play ball, and there was no playground. The hiking trail was covered in poison ivy. The only positive aspect was that we had electric and water hookup, and that park (other than the campground) was beautiful. There is a very large pool with water slides as well as a spray area for little kids. If you stay two nights at the campground, you get one-day free passes to the pool, which is normally $5.00 per person. The pool is clean, well-staffed, and has a concession area. There is a playground outside the pool area, as well as lots of picnic tables and grill. The pool is one-mile from the campground, though, so it is not something you can just walk to. Too bad the campground wasn't closer to the beautiful pool and lake, where you can rent boats and fish. - amm8589
Sep 2015 - $47.00
One of the worst campgrounds we have ever been too. Travel with 3 other campers. Made reservations and were told we would only fit in these few sites. When we first arrived it took almost an hour for us to check in. Each of our sites was so narrow we could not put out our awning. As we were walking around, we noticed much larger sites were empty all weekend. The smell from the sewage was so overwhelming, many times you could not go out side. I have to wonder if the Health Department shouldn't be involved.
We have all the discount cards and were told they didn't take them. Also when we arrived, we were told how to log on to the internet. When it didn't work, we were then told they didn't have internet in our area. We had camped at here a few years back and it was run so much better. I see here that there are new owner. That explains a lot. Avoid this campground at all costs. - shell5
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We did not have a good experience at this campground. We stayed at site 247. One positive was that the site was level but very small. Be aware that some sites share utilities from another site. For example site 246's water and electric was on our post so they had to run it across to their site.
Lots of seasonal people here. The seasonal campers behind us left their dogs out all weekend (they barked constantly) and threw the dogs' waste into the drainage ditch between our sites. They also walked through our site to get to their site. Very rude.
We had weak water pressure the morning we were leaving. We called the office and they said they would send someone over but no one came by the time we left.
They also double booked our site, but fortunately well in advance they recognized their error and moved us to another site months before our arrival but we moved from a water view site to a non-water view site. So not quite the same thing.
Occasional sewer smells in the campground. We did see employees with a snake in one of the sewer man holes so apparently there was an issue.
The hayride trailer broke one of its wheels while we were on it. Fortunately no one got hurt. The actual rim separated from the axle.
I received a response from the campground after complaining about the above items. New owners have taken over the campground on August 28th and apologized for the issues we had during our stay. They recognize that there is a lot of items they need to address including the shared utilities, which they plan on updating soon. They also plan to address the rules of the campground including cutting through people’s campsites. They were not aware of the dog issue in the site behind us but plan to investigate. This campground has a lot of potential and hopefully the new owners can make it what it should be. - Timmy2
May 2015 - $36.00
The first night was Passport America and then AARP for the next two nights. The site was level and big rig friendly. There were many seasonals but still sufficient sites available. The ferry stopped at the campground to travel to the other side of the lake. There was only one grocery store 10 miles away with no other shopping. Nothing to do in the area but a relaxing campground. Did not use the laundry facilities. No dog park but able to walk dog in campground. Easy to ride bicycle in campground. - Fulltimersrv
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
Jun 2016 - $39.00
This large, full service campground provides a pleasant and restful night while driving on I-81, and has possibly the most beautiful, modern RV park bathrooms I have ever seen anywhere. The office has good ice cream for sale, and those two things make me return and enjoy staying at this campground even though the price is higher than our usual overnight stopover. - NC Writer
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Our site was not even close to level. Tried to use our levelers but had to settle for spending the night listing to port.
WI FI was pretty good but no cable TV and only a few OTA channels were stable enough to watch.
After dinner we thought we'd like to play some mini golf. I found out that it would cost us $6. After paying $45 for an uneven campsite with no cable TV I really do think charging for mini golf is over the top. - dhaney1944
Jun 2016 - $47.00
Large, well kept resort type park. Roads and sites are well maintained gravel. Most sites are level. Convenient off of I-81. Our rate of $47 is for long pull thru, 50 amp, water and sewer. They have other options, e.g., back-in 30 amp, no sewer etc. A little pricey for an overnight but not much available in this area.
Many amenities such as pool, game room, shuffle board etc. All in tip top shape. Workers were very helpful. We will stay here again on our way through. - atwig
Jun 2016 - $63.00
Absolutely great facilities and very friendly employees! We have camped here several times and have not had a bad experience yet. We love camping here as a family! - Diffycamper22
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Another good year of multiple visits at Buttonwood. Once again, staff was very helpful, friendly, and excellent in all aspects. Campground was very clean and well taken care of, especially the showers/restrooms. Only complaint again, is the poor wifi reception (big deal, right?). Other than that we're looking forward to next year. Hopefully, the prices don't increase too much because this is a great place! - Mike Opteris
Aug 2015 - $51.00
Great campground. We come here often. Only concern is the aging bathrooms in the upper section. There is only one in this area. It never was great. Now compared to similar campgrounds it inadequate. Wish the would refurbish this and build a second one. Only two showers on the men's side does not cut it on a busy weekend. - Camper 1972
Hershey, Pennsylvania (map) | (717) 534-8995
Sites: 301 | Latest Rate: $89.00 | 155 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $89.00
Great park. The staff is very friendly. The only negative is the space between sites in Carousel Circle. Sites are close, but most campers spend the day away so it is peaceful. Most sites have 4 trees (1 one each corner) so most of the pull thru sites are shaded. Roads are narrow, but easy to navigate for even big rigs. Some folks spread out more than they should, which makes it feel (for those next door) even tighter. Overall, the service we received was top notch: from the shuttle drivers, to the camp store staff and folks that collect your garbage and recycling from the end of your camp site. The shuttle pick-up/drop-off is right next to Carousel Circle making it user friendly for most campers. It would be better if there was a path that cut through the middle, so folks didn't walk through the edge of another person's site.
Hershey Park itself was very nice with more affordable food & drink options than other amusement parks we have visited. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - IBpraisingGod
Jun 2016 - $89.00
The other reviews are right. The biggest thing this campground has going for it is the free shuttle bus to Hershey Park. This allows you to avoid the parking fees. If you are going to a concert at Hershey Park I would highly recommend using the shuttle because traffic was terrible & parking was way off in overflow the night we drove by the park. Other then that the park is very plain. It does have a nice pool. It has a large gift shop & a game room. The employees are very friendly & helpful. The park is convenient to local attractions & Harrisburg. There are no restaurants on the grounds but they are close by. There is a laundry but I didn't use it so I can't report on its condition. The campsites are close together. There is room for your tow. We did get satellite reception. Wi Fi was good. There is cable. We have a 41 ft motorhome & it was a little tight getting out of our space. Some parts of the park are close to the railroad tracks. Trains went thru frequently. Some of the tents were up against the water on the property which according to the park info we got at check in is subject to flash flood in heavy rain. All in all we would stay here again. - Connie's Co-Owner
Jun 2016 - $99.00
Had a site in Carousel Circle, very small. So narrow that the next site's water/electric hookup was under our canopy! And the side of their camper was about 6 feet from the canopy. So if you don't want any more space than under your canopy, great - but way too cramped for our liking, especially for the price. Barely had enough room to park the truck once we unhooked. Other parts of the campground seemed to have more spacious sites. - bgg
May 2015 - $76.00
Great, peaceful location. Owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the mini golf, fishing, and scheduled activities. We had site 114 on Bliss Ridge overlooking the lake. Site was roomy, level, and had the nicest fire pit we've seen. The only negative about this campground is the lack of facilities in way of bathrooms, showers, and laundry. The existing bathhouses and laundry are clean and nice but there were not nearly enough toilets, showers, washers and dryers for the size of the campground. Otherwise, a great place. - jrwalkerpa1
Apr 2015 - $57.00
We camped her last weekend on site 19. Awesome campground. Sites are spacious and clean. They do have some seasonal sites and they have to be the best kept seasonal sites we have seen in a long time. We will be going back for a week next year. The only con is they don't have cable and the wifi was ok. - Happy Campers - MD
Aug 2014 - $49.00
This is a well kept and well landscaped campground. The sites were very level and nicely spaced. There is no cable and we could only pull in 1 TV station, the religious channel. Wi-Fi was spotty. The water and electric were both good. The arcade was very old and only very young children would like it. The pool was small for a campground this size. They charged us 7$ a person for mini golf, which I thought should have been free to campers. This campground is far from any stores or restaurants, we drove 27 miles to eat out one night. We will probably not stay again, just for the fact that it is quite a distance from our home, and not near any attractions. - mahill526
Feb 2015 - $17.00
Hiking trails are very enjoyable. Turns are a little tight for big rigs. They had just finished doing some renovation near the lake. Fantastic people in the area! - SilverBreeze
May 2016 - $40.00
Well, this is an older campground and seems to be mostly permanent sites. If you have a small unit, the sites are not an issue. Thank goodness we live close to this campground, so we did two dry runs before we actually took our unit. We have a 35' 5th wheel and both sites they tried to give us, on two different weekends, were entirely too small. Every time I called the campground I had to leave a message. NO problem, but usually did not receive a return call until hours or days later. They do have some sites that would accommodate larger units, but VERY few. If they would take out some trees and combine a some sites to make one site and also try to make the sites more level it would be a good campground. Grounds are kept nice and clean. Just sites are way to small for the units today. We will not be visiting this campground again. - lmoyer21
Sep 2015 - $42.00
Big rig friendly. We had a level site but most sites were not level. The sites consisted of large rocks and no grass. There was no dog park but large field to walk dog. No activities and pool was closed due to the season. Showers and laundry was good. Wi-Fi and cable was good. - Fulltimersrv
Sep 2015 - $43.00
Impossible to level, only one staff person on duty and she had to do everything. Poor directions and no signage for the campground. Sites are all gravel and very tight turns into and out of the site and campground.
They advertise cable and Wifi but the cable was a joke and the Wifi was in and out. Won't stay here again. - Mr. Camper