28 Parks near Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This is place is a "residential RV camper park" - it is dirty, run down, ducks everywhere (and their droppings), the staff was not nice at all. There are many "permanent" sites that clearly people live in all year and they are deplorable. The swing sets were covered in rust and barely work, there is a bridge over the pond that is ready to sink any minute. Go anywhere else than this place. Not impressed, and will never return. - Lspajm
Sep 2016 - $73.00
Nice quiet park about 25 minutes from Hershey. Extremely nice people in the office. They had preprinted handouts with navigation instructions so I didn't have to argue with my GPS to get to the local attractions.
The rate shown includes taxes and no discount was available due to the World's Largest RV Show going on (park was sold out).
Roads were wide enough to accommodate my 32' travel trailer. All utilities worked well. Sites were cleaned (fire ring emptied, site inspected) after someone checked out.
The only disappointment was the WiFi. It was typical campground WiFi that is just too slow to bother with. I ended up using my AT&T hotspot which had 3-4 bars at the campsite.
Small store onsite with the usual campground stuff and "oops, I forgot to bring that" things. - 4forsmores
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
Sep 2016 - $58.00
Run down park capitalizing on it's excellent location. Almost impossible to level in a park like this. Had to disconnect water because there was so much air in their pipes. Everything is in a state of disrepair. The electricity worked! - Todd Fogelberg
Oct 2015 - $52.00
Location is the best part of this campground. Although the price is comparable to others in the area, it is not comparable when compared to what is provided. The campground is in much need of upgrade. Stuff is falling apart everywhere. The office/store looks terrible...lots of junk lying around office. I have to agree with another review of this campground - the best way to describe the restrooms/showers is "gross"! They are filthy, full of bugs, broken down, in need of paint and in downright sorry condition. Lots were uneven and were a combination of grass and spotty patches gravel. Manager appeared to be the office clerk and maintenance guy at the same time since things are so rundown and we never saw any employees. - Vince & Charlette
Jun 2015 - $55.00
We stayed her last Labor Day and end of May 2015, so we knew what to expect for the most part. Both times were to attend an event at Hershey. The people that work there are very nice.
The location is good for Hershey as its only 20 minutes away. The location to Lancaster and Harrisburg, both about 45 minutes is decent. On our most recent visit the park was almost empty when we arrived, so it was quiet. The site we were in was the same as last year, and is large enough to fit our 38' and toad. The hook ups are in the middle rear and split to 4 sites so be prepared with extra hose, or power cord. This visit, the pool was closed, even though it was after Memorial Day, the tennis / basket ball courts were filled with picnic tables. This is a home base for Hershey if you have low expectations. It is a short drive from Rt 283 so if traveling the Harrisburg / Lancaster area, it's easy on and off. At $55 a night, it's an expensive stop. - htowners
Sep 2016 - $1.00
The park grounds are very well maintained, the grass is mowed, the sites are mainly level. The front sites are charged an extra fee even for Elite TT Members. We stayed in section H which seemed to mainly have larger motor homes. The roads inside the park in section H are asphalt paved. The other side of the lake were gravel roads and seemed to be where the families stayed. Friday night was movie night and it looked like a lot of the families enjoyed the movie. Saturday night they had a live band which drew a good crowd. We really enjoyed the park and so far it is one of our favorite TT Parks. - Travelinlady
Aug 2016 - $1.00
We signed up with Thousand Trails in order to defray some of our camping costs since we are traveling full-time. This was the first TT campground we visited (and why our stay was free.... 30 days are included free in the membership). From what we have heard, this particular campground is one of the nicest ones in their network, and I can believe it. It's very well kept, offers a lot of amenities (pool, tennis courts, mini golf, activities for the kids, etc) and is centrally located, close to all the major Hershey attractions.
My only ding is that our spot was very tight. Along with most of the 'big rigs,' we were in the H loop. There are some sites on the inner part of the loop that are quite spacious. The ones on the outer part though, could be very narrow and right next to each other. Luckily, the site we had was long, so our picnic table fit behind our RV, but I would not have put our awning out because it would have come so close to our neighbor's rig.
Like other TT campgrounds, you can't reserve a particular site ahead of time, so you just get what's available when you arrive. It worked out ok for us, but we saw someone else completely unable to get their rig into the one available spot. I'm not sure where he ended up going, but I'm sure it was stressful.
All in all, we would come back to this park to visit the local sites, and for families looking for a destination campground, I think it would be great. - LGRV
Aug 2016 - $59.00
We are non TT members who were traveling with members, so we paid the non member price. Honestly, I would not have stayed here for that price vs. value. Overall, facility was simply just ok. Roads (between the speed bumps and pot holes) was one of the worst I have experienced in our travels. The speed bumps are ridiculous. Facility is driven towards families with kids....so if your a non-kid traveler, check out someplace else. Wifi worked but so slow, count on your cellular data if internet is important to you. - Djb
Sep 2016 - $62.00
In the middle of nowhere, 20 minutes to Hershey, 20 minutes to McDonald's or Walmart. Old campground, sites are first come first served, no guarantee that you will receive 50 amp site or sewer. Very steep interior roads and hills, very tight turns, drive over low curbs and corners. Do not arrive in the dark. Review Google Maps and campground map before arriving! H loop has 50 amp full hookups. Other loops supposedly have 50 amp, but there is an additional $3 per night post-arrival charge because they are newer than 10 years old. Some sites are level and some are incredibly too unlevel for diesel pushers. Wifi only in clubhouse. We came here only for Hershey RV show. Probably never again. They need to allow reservation of specific sites or make all sites big rig friendly before we return. - univmd
Oct 2015 - $3.00
Do not go here after dark if you are unfamiliar with the place. We reserved a site giving the required size details of our motorhome as members of Thousand Trails. When we arrived there was no appropriate site and we were basically told 'good luck' finding something. Somehow my husband managed to get our large RV backed in on top of a hill, after both of us fell trying to maneuver the tow dolly into the site with no lighting in the park and lots of rocks. When I went to the ranger station to let them know which site we were in (my license was held until we did this) I complained about not getting what we had reserved. This ranger was rude and waved a paper at me saying "this is all the info I get". Perhaps Thousand Trails needs to better communicate with their resorts. The next morning I met a nice couple who told me there are overflow spots with power in the parking lot for late arrivals. This was never mentioned to us but would have alleviated huge stress! It's unfortunate because the park itself is very nice and well kept. No lighting to speak of but many nice sites if you can get one. This experience doesn't make us want to continue our Thousand Trails membership. - RJ Massachusetts
Sep 2015 - $3.00
This park may be great for its seasonal users, who seem to be in the majority, but it doesn't seem to have much to offer itinerants, which is what we were. The great majority of the sites were in open fields and offered no privacy and little or no opportunity for shade. The site we chose was shaded but was quite small and covered with very coarse crushed stone. While trying to access the services, I ripped my shin open on thick thorn bushes. The water shutoff did not operate properly and we could obtain a decent supply of water only by using a rope tied to the electric box to hold it open. We checked out the pool/store/snack area and found everything closed or deserted in the early evening hours of the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Herds of Canada Geese and plies of their waste abounded. On the whole, we found it a rather unfriendly and unpleasant place and would not return, not even at $3 per night. - ScoWall
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Our site was in a new area and the sewer connection was too high. We had to ask to have it cut down. All hookups worked fine. We had a roomy area without being on top of our neighbors. A nearby shooting range was very loud. The campground is gated with keycard entry. The laundry room was large and clean and reasonably priced. There is NO wifi available at the campsite. Although we did not swim in it, the pool looked very inviting. Looks of trees and shrubs makes things feel very outdoorsy. - Melodycthomas
May 2016 - $30.00
Although the staff was courteous and helpful, and we appreciated the escort to our site, the campground itself was a disappointment. A dilapidated permanent park model was the first thing we saw on our way in. The sewer hookup at our site appeared to be missing a piece that would have allowed our connection to be screwed in, so we had to hold our hose in place with several large rocks that were "handily" placed next to it. The site was very steep and we were unable to ever get the trailer level. Once we were settled in, we were startled the next morning by the sound of gunfire, which was from a private gun club that sounded very close to us. Adding to the noise was the fact that directly adjacent to our site several pieces of construction equipment were being used to clear a site for more trailers. Also, there was a constant low hum from the interstate highway directly below us, which by itself, would not have been too much of a bother. Had we not intended to spend most of the days with local friends, we would have left after the first night. In addition, although it was advertised as a gated community, the gate was up two of the three days we stayed. Despite the friendliness of the staff, we would not stay there again. Note to Garmin GPS users- our Garmin directed us PAST Exit 266 (Lancaster-Lebanon) as we came from the east on I-76W/PA Turnpike and onto a nearby unmarked access road. This road would have led directly into the campground but for the fact that it is for emergency vehicles only and is chained off. The next exit is seventeen miles (and seventeen miles back) to take exit 266- and to pay the toll twice! - Momcat49
Apr 2016 - $35.00
As some have said before the showers are very tight. Sites were good but you do get noise from the Pa Turnpike and the gun range next door. Staff very helpful and see they are adding new sites behind the store, looks to be all pull-through. - DBLR
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Sites: 301 | Latest Rate: $99.00 | 160 Reviews
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
Aug 2016 - $79.00
Very tight sites. We did not even attempt to have a campfire because our fire ring was right up against our neighbors rig. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Shuttle bus to Hershey was excellent, ran constantly, air conditioned and courteous drivers. Pool was nice and had lifeguards that actually took their job seriously . - usmc616
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We called for reservations the day before. When we got there, we had to walk up to the office to get a gate pass number so we could get in. My husband drove around to find a site suitable. The lady at the office gave us a new pass code to get back in when we left. Since we didn't bring a "toad," to go into see "Sampson," we drove to see it in our Motohome. Upon arrival back to the park, our pass code didn't work. After going to three different places near the office, my wife found a gentleman who drove her back to the gate. We used his "number" to get in. It was a nightmare. - 1dinky
May 2016 - $5.00
Good park, however very limited spots that can support Dish or DirecTV. We asked to have our fire pit "Cleaned out", and within 15 min a staff member appeared and cleaned out the debris. The only reason we rated the park a "9" was because of the TV reception. We also noticed 5 or 6 spots reserved for handicapped use, which we thought was very good. Will stay here again in the future. - md_procouple
Nov 2015 - $19.00
Site was back in, FHU, 50amp, shaded, no cable we got TV on antenna. Picnic Table, grill & fire pit. Playground, pool,laundry. No dog run but plenty of places to walk. Seasonal sites were neat. For the Hershey show, they had you inspect sites with a worker in a golf cart. - jcpjane
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.
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
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