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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Campground was confusing to traverse; ant hills everywhere; uneven parking site; it was on a river which was nice. People were nice at the campstore. - GailMOH
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
Sep 2016 - $65.00
We stayed for 6 weeks, first site was a pull through, extremely unlevel (507) with absolutely no 'living' area outside except for the picnic table and fire pit. We had to move to a back in site (603) due to amount of reservations during the Hershey RV Show. That site was pretty unlevel too. Our biggest complaint was that for both sites, dumping was UPHILL, seriously frustrating. The biggest compliment is that the staff is amazing. The monthly rate was $775 plus electric, and our electric was less than $60. During the summer, known to have brownouts, and on site 603, we lost a leg on the 50 amp. Cable was decent, but we weren't able to use our satellite in either spot. Wifi was okay, but not steady enough to 'stream' (I like Pandora, their wifi couldn't handle that). There is a huge 'dog area' but it would be more helpful to have it fenced in. I'm not sure we'd stay here again if there were other places available, but with the RV show, vacancies were difficult to come by. - DaBlairs
Sep 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here 4 nights. The first night was $65 - it was the day after Labor Day and they consider that part of the holiday weekend. The staff is very friendly, the sites are gravel (but not level), shaded, and well spaced. The bathrooms are clean and roomy. They have free ice available. It is close to the interstate, but we did not have a problem with noise. The cable and wi-fi worked great. - Capt.Deb
Aug 2016 - $65.00
Nice, clean CG with easy access to Interstate. Our 50 amp, FHU, pull-thru site was gravel with lots of shade. The whole CG has trees for shade. Our site took a little work to level. Enough space between sites to sit outside. Sites near Interstate were quite noisy. Ours was near office, so noise not a bother inside or out. WiFi was excellent as was cable. Good Verizon cell service. Friendly, efficient check-in. Lots of shopping/restaurants nearby. Close to downtown Harrisburg and easy drive to Hershey. Lancaster about 45 minutes. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Nov 2016 - $44.00
We had a pull thru, it was fairly level, and clean. The staff was great. The roads are wide enough, lots of trees. I'd stay again, but it's a little pricey at $44.
The pull thru's were a bit close together, but I think this was the overnight area. The rest of the park was spaced out better. - jimntoni
Oct 2016 - $47.00
We have stayed here many times as it is so very handy from the highway and a good distance between destinations. Park is very nice with lots of trees. The sites are a little tight but ok. Very clean and pet friendly. Nice store. Our biggest complaint is the price which is $47.00 per night in October. We paid much less at a 5 star park further south. Overall though we swallow our pride and pay the price as the park fits our needs in every other way. Nice pool too and fun activities in summer. - Landee2
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Camped in a 35 foot fifth wheel on back-in site 182. Required one board to level. Site is very close to neighbors, as are most, with narrow grass patch between sites. Site is long with room for truck. There is a large tree on both sides of entrance to site-be mindful of limbs when backing in. Some shade at drive entrance. Sewer & water are in rear of site & rather far from mid rig hook ups. Behind site is large grass field with pool, laundry & shower house close by. Lanes are well graveled & easy to travel. AT&T cell coverage is good. Over the air TV with about 10 stations. Bath house & laundry are clean. Pool was closed for season. Miniature golf, rec room with arcade games & billiard table, bounce pad, paved basket ball court, volley ball field, tether ball, playground. Fellow campers complained of Interstate noise, but it is distant. Park is pretty with lots of grass & trees. Quiet & dark at night. Staff is pleasant. Low rating due to narrow site. - Scottsdale RVers
Aug 2016 - $51.00
This is a very nice, well maintained, family-friendly RV park. The sites and access roads are gravel and our site was pretty unlevel from side to side (I needed several blocks to level things up for the driver's side of our fifth wheel). With that being said, our hookups were excellent, we had a fire ring and picnic table, and there was a nice swimming pool on the grounds. The WiFi was fair to very good--fair during the weekend when the RV park was near capacity and very good when most everyone left on Monday. The only recycling on site was for aluminum cans. An RV park this large should provide more on site recycling. We would definitely come back if we were in the area. - Byron Bailey
Aug 2016 - $63.00
WIFI was very weak, or none existent, which was fine because that means I couldn't do any work. Spotless. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very busy on weekends but the staff handled it in stride and the store had everything you need and plenty of souvenirs. Tubing is available via shuttle from the campground which is great. They also run Juniata River Adventures which offers kayak and canoe rentals and shuttles right from your site and back. All utilities were great except wifi. Plenty of activities for kids. Therre are lots of sites in full sun but our section had mosly shade. We will return again. - Mike Jh
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
1200 Sweet St Hershey, Pennsylvania 17036 (map) | (717) 534-8995
Sites: 301 | Latest Rate: $70.00 | 161 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $70.00
We visited this campground in October and found it just good enough to be a home base campground. It is nothing special, but not terrible. We stayed here to see the sites and we drove over to the Amish country and had a great time. It is very safe and easy to get in and out of. - Howls_Castle
Sep 2016 - $99.00
Our third stay at Hershey Park Campground, first time not staying in Carousel Circle and loved it even though the train noise was more noticeable this trip. Check in was quick and easy as you didn't even have to enter the building as they had someone by the road as you entered. Site 1 was a little tight side to side due to slope of hill but we made it work. Shuttles to Hershey Park/Chocolate World were great as usual. Re-booked for same weekend again before we left. - SJEAGLES609
Aug 2016 - $75.00
We stayed in the carrousel circle; they really scram you in as most private campgrounds. It was difficult to maneuver, but we didn't have anyone next to us which was really nice. The sites were shady, did not hear to train while sleeping, but we had the air conditioning on both nights. We were able to check in early, no questions asked. Pool was very nice and clean, not much for playground equipment. The shuttle was wonderful, pricey but so convenient. Internet was great! Would definitely stay here again. - dalebonnie
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
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This is a very old (think CCC and FDR) state park. There is no shower facilities nor flush toilets. Sites are various sizes. I stayed in the pets section and the sites seemed tiny. I had to park the trailer off to the side in order for it to fit and then couldn't use my awning. Site was also about 4 inches off level which used up all my blocks to level the trailer. Picnic table and fire ring ended up on the "wrong" side of the trailer so the table was rarely used. Site had electric and that was good and reliable. The park itself has a lot to offer. There's a lake and stream for fishing. The lake also has a beach for swimming. The hiking trails are great and plentiful. They range from easy level paths to a difficult, rugged, uphill trek to a fantastic overlook. The park rangers were very friendly and accommodating. Overall, not a bad place but don't expect any frills. Nearest town is about 20 minutes away and it has just about everything you may need. - Mike Opteris
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
Sep 2016 - $49.00
Was not informed about addition of $5.00 fee for 50 amp service, until I checked in. Was not informed of additional $5.00 fee for early check-in, until we arrived at 2:15 pm. Check -in is 3 pm. Office help were VERY rude and short. While trying to pull in to our "big rig" site, we had to stop in order to avoid tangling the overhead power lines in our A.C. unit. When I called the office for some help, I was told she could not come help because she "was alone." Which I knew to be false because just 5 minutes earlier, there were 2 people in the office. We were blocking the road due to the unsafe, low hanging power line. We could not move forward OR back down the road. The office worker finally came to our site, and found 2 other campers to help hold the wire out of the way while we pulled the RV in to the site. So, DEFINITELY NOT "big rig friendly." All sites were scattered with garbage, and the fire rings were all full of garbage, including beer cans, rubber gloves and various assorted trash. There were numerous piles of dog droppings throughout the campground, in spite of the rules stating to "pick up after your dog." Children were unsupervised and running through our campsite. Save yourself a LOT of money and aggravation, and keep driving past this dump. - 1-CampeR
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