28 Parks near Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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
Jul 2015 - $54.00
Gettysburg Farm RV Camp ground. Appears as half the camper are permanent and the other half are "choose your site". Reservations mean nothing. We're reserved a full connection, with sewer. None of the remaining sites (over 40) had sewer, only electric and water. Sites are grass and soft clay. Motor home next to us moved 3 times before finding a level site where his jacks didn't sink. I'm glad we were here without rain. This appears to be normal reservation policy as none of the campers around us were told "choose your site" and you may not have sewer. Many nice camp grounds in the area. Would not have stayed if they didn't already have our full payment. Unfortunate that ethics are not part of the parks rules. WIFI is pay but couldn't get a connection to make my payment. Unable to review the bandwidth because I never made connections. - Metro Johnson
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
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
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
Jul 2016 - $47.00
After a long day on backed-up Interstates under construction in the rain, it was a big relief to pull in here and find a site available even at a higher price than we normally pay for an overnight stopover. There aren't too many options in this part of Pennsylvania and the price reflects amenities we did not need like a free shuttle to Hershey Park. We were led by golf cart to a site parallel to the river with a concrete pad, and phoned in an order for the campground store's fried chicken along with a few bananas. A nice young staffer brought it to our site just as a heavy rain began falling. Even though the chicken was dried out and the bananas were way past their prime, we were happy to be tucked in for the night and enjoyed a good night's sleep. Took advantage of the dog park while here. Some sites might be noisy where trucks roll across a bridge next to the campground. - NC Writer
Jun 2016 - $47.00
Bathrooms not very clean, but didn't care. I use my RV. Maybe that's what they expect.
Laundry room absolutely filthy. Tables dirty, tops of all machines dirty, 2 out of order.
This is a good transient campground, do not spend too much time here. We travel, and do our laundry every 4 or 5 days. Next time we will not do it here.
Store and food okay, a lot better if there were not so many young workers, at least 6 running around the kitchen, and store area. Perhaps a couple of these young people should clean the laundry and rest rooms. - Ned Ryan
Apr 2016 - $45.00
When we first pulled up, we were thinking, oh dear, what have we done as we had already had a reservation. It's a funny looking little park and the sites, seem to kind of go helter skelter. Then when they escorted us to our spot, there was another moment of, oh dear. It seemed to be that we would be parked in the middle of a road. But he explained to us that it was the last spot on that road so there was no one that would be coming down that way. We were still a little confused about the whole thing, but we honkered down to set up. There was a nice concrete patio there as well. Well the spot was dead on level, cable worked fine, water and hydro also, although the water pressure was quite low, but it worked. Internet was a tad slow but acceptable. Then when we took a good look around the place we noticed how pretty it was and how pretty it would be in the summer. As this is one of the very last camping spots before you reach the Ontario/Kingston border, the RV's were arriving left, right and centre. We would certainly stay here again, nice little campground. - Rambling All Around
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This is a very clean park. The facilities are some of the best we have seen. Heated in winter, a/c in summer.
The rates are high....although the campground is very well maintained and has excellent bathhouse/facilities and many of them. They don't offer anything...it's all about location. It's JUST a well maintained campground with a game room and a small playground. If you plan to go to Dutch Wonderland this is the place to camp. It's a 5 minute walk from the campground. The staff was friendly this year. We will stay here again...despite the high rates. - User3758
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This is a little gem hiding behind the Dutch Wonderland attraction. Dutch Wonderland and the park are now owned by an investment firm, but the campground has not suffered from it. FHU site was amazingly level. All utilities worked properly. Bath houses are tiled floor and walls. They were kept super clean. We only stayed over night, and we were well rested in the morning. - moderate camper
Jul 2016 - $55.00
We have stayed in this park many times over the last 10 years and it is still one of our favorites. The location is great for visiting Lancaster and the surrounding areas. The faculties are clean and the staff friendly. The WiFi worked well, but the TV had a little interference.
The entrance to the park has changed. You now enter thru Dutch Wonderland. The access road is OK, with several sweeping turn, but you can negotiate it with your toad connected. Stay in the right lane to enter the campground. I am sure this is for safety reasons as getting out onto Route 30 can be challenging due to the high amount of traffic.
I didn't rate the park as high as I have previously for the following reasons: Rates have continued to climb, while some services have eroded, such as: now having to take your garbage to a dumpster rather than curbside pickup. This requires all campers to negotiate thru the park with kids on the streets-very unsafe. Also, getting into the park when east bound on Route 30 is challenging due to the short left turn green arrow. Getting out of the park you have to got thru the parking lot and stop at a crosswalk with many people trying to cross to enter the theme park. When you finally get to the stop light it's posted "No Turn on Red," which doesn't make sense as the lanes are wide open when traffic is entering the park on left arrow off of Route 30. Overall, the traffic pattern doesn't seem well thought out. - Darrshe
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
Oct 2015 - $24.00
We stayed at this campground for a month while manning booths at the Hershey PA RV Show and holding an advanced RV Inspector training class at this facility. The staff and management were very accommodating! The maintenance guys were also very helpful!
The sites are mostly level, electrical service was fine, sewer service was located appropriately and had no issues with it, and water was okay, but pressure could be low depending on the time of day. They are on a well system. If you want a good shower just have water in your tank and give the pressure a boost with your water tank's pump.
There is significant noise from the tollway which is adjacent to the park. Not too big a deal but bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. It least it's not train whistles!
Also, there is a gun club next door that you will hear. Starting at 9 AM and continuing towards evening there may be periodic gunfire.
There is plenty of room to navigate this park as long as others there do not have their vehicles parked on the road. Most of the time you will be escorted to your site so there is assistance in getting you parked. - Howard Jaros
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Our first site was not acceptable. They redid our location. Has easy access to the pool and bathhouses. Perfect! Great pool and new bathrooms. Has a kitty pool as well. Good signage to the park. - Chicabunny
Jun 2016 - $50.00
Friendly staff. Park is clean, well maintained. Has multiple bathhouses and laundry rooms. We saw 2 playgrounds, a game room, and a pool. Also had a kiddie pool area. Our site was gravel and it was level. Good spacing between campsites. Little shade, but our site did face away from the afternoon sun. Check height of RV to make sure you go in from the direction away from the 13'3" bridge. - WandaJim
Oct 2015 - $55.00
Very nice campground, however, the staff is not helpful whatsoever. Despite making reservations two months ahead of stay with a group, including cabins and RV sites, our party was placed as far apart as possible and no attempt was made to fix it although there were empty sites and cabins available. One bathhouse closed so that the person with younger kid in the farthest cabin away from restroom had quite a walk (past empty cabins) to use restroom and staff would not even try to remedy this. Response was that other groups might be coming in, as if our group request was not important, but the others were. Very disappointed when staff is this unaccomodating and most likely would not stay here again with a group due to poor service. - P. Franklin
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
Aug 2013 - $51.00
This is a nice quiet campground. While the one set of showers were unusable the one in the back was dated but fine. They could use some work to the campground to update it and make it a great campground not just OK. The owner and staff were very friendly and knew you by name when you went in and made us feel at home here. We went with a friend and we both have huge 5th wheels with many slide outs we still had plenty of room around the campers and plenty of room to socialize with one another. It would be nice to see them upgrade to 50 amp service for some of their sites as many of the newer campers require it. They have no cable hook up but my dish picked up easily. We will definitely be back. - Superiorsvshvac
Jun 2015 - $48.00
This is a wonderful campground. We camped here last fall, and decided to come back because it was vintage weekend. Since having a vintage motorhome, we drove up. Not too many other vintage campers though. We camped on the mid-plateau area, which is wonderful for its view overlooking the valley, but the only downfall was there is no shade, and it was in the upper 90s all weekend. One of the nicest stocked camp stores I've ever seen. Many seasonal campers, but all were friendly. Nice large sites. The owners and extremely nice as well. One other thing that this campground is in Lancaster County, but it is a distance from the attractions. Yet it is nice and quiet. Unfortunately, we did have to leave a day early due to a family emergency, and the staff was very understanding and helpful. We can't wait to go back! Big rigs- take warning though, the roads are steep and tight coming in. Use low gear! The campground has some steep hills itself, so biking and walking is a good ol' workout. Lastly, there is no description to the view from the plateau sites. One must see for themselves! - Chieftain1986
Jul 2014 - $46.00
We loved this campground! If you are looking for scenic views, quiet surroundings, and lots of activities then this is the place. The management was very friendly. Our site was large and had a beautiful view of the local area. We will definitely return as soon as we can. It is hands down the most peaceful campground we have ever been to. Thanks Starlite for a great weekend! - CWG Wife
Sep 2013 - $40.00
This is a beautiful park. We camped on a plateau site during the week and were nearly the only people there. The view was incredible. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The electric and water worked fine. Didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. The only drawback is that is a 20 or 30 minute ride to just about anything. We didn't particularly care, but some might. The road to get there is also very steep and not very wide. I would definitely camp here again. - sbradley