Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA

     


Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 367-7718

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $51 9/2014


Latitude: 40.1419677077376
Longitude: -76.6565787792206

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

65 Reviews

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jnlo

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground with many new additions which is always nice to see. The new pull thru sites are beautiful gravel pads with some grass near by which is always a plus and they are continuing to expand. Plenty if room to navigate our 40' 5er and truck with no problems at all for either a pull thru or backin site. Sites are gravel which posed no problem at all. All services worked great. Cable is good, wifi is good and water pressure is nice. Very nice dog park which was nice for our pups to burn off some energy. Easy in and out and good directions on the website. Great area to be in for antiques, Amish country and of course Hershey Park. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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docj

Review Count: 140
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a better than average KOA with fairly wide sites and a reasonable amount of privacy. We had a back-in site that was huge in length and easy to get into. There is a lot of tree-cover in most of the park so satellite access is hit and miss. However, the pull-throughs near the entrance are pretty much in the open and satellite should be easier to get. We had to use the cable and it is pretty "basic". We didn't bother with the WiFi since the Verizon 4G signal was pretty good. The reviewer who said that the entrance road is steep probably was reviewing the wrong park; the entrance road is not at all steep IMO. The office staff and workampers were all very pleasant. The only thing we take issue with are the directions given for getting there. From the east the park's website chooses to route you under an old railroad bridge with a 13' 3" stated clearance. That's a bit tight for us and some people may have rigs taller than that. That route is totally unnecessary; use Deodate Rd connecting to Bossler to Turnpike and you can avoid the bridge. Coming from the west the park suggests PA441 to Turnpike which is doable but the grade up Turnpike from 441 is steep and Turnpike is narrow and winding. A much nice route is 441 to PA 241 to Bossler to Turnpike, but the turn from Bossler to 241 heading out is a bit difficult although we did negotiate it without issue with our 40' MH towing our CR-V (swing wide on Bossler and button-hook the turn.) We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Motorhome.

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User577

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

Most unfriendly campground we have visited in last 7 years of camping. There is a steep hill leading up to office with stop sign while still on hill which could cause issues. Site was a little uneven but also had issues backing into the site due to the gravel and tires spinning. The pool area was nice. We will have second thoughts staying here again if in the area. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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ArEfBee

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time using a "chain" campground. I'm glad we chose this KOA for the first time. We had a back in site that required a going uphill backwards to get in but it was clean, roomy enough, and set up well. It was quite level and I did not need to use the "Legos". It was a little up slope but I was still able to use the sewer connection without too much adjusting. The staff were all very friendly and the store was really well stocked (thank goodness since I forgot to pack my wife's coffee!). The pool was fantastic although it could use more shaded areas for family members who are not able to go in the sun. The bath houses were in great shape. One of the bath houses had a roof vent fan that was out so it got a little damp, but it was very clean. The fishing pond looked like fun but I did not try it out. The playgrounds are really nice and safe. Considering it was Memorial Day, I was concerned the crowds would be rowdy but it was very peaceful and everyone observed quiet time rules very well. The pooch play areas (two attached together) are great and make good sense in their layout. One is big with few obstacles for runners, and the other is smaller with beginner agility equipment and perfect for sniffing. The tent areas looked great. They had small fences and well configured amenities, and were clean. The only golf carts I saw were operated by staff at a respectable speed. Kids were able to walk or bike without any safety risks. My only concerns: The fire rings are set in the ground so it was hard to get a good fire going without really dry wood. I may need to apologize to a few neighbors for smoking them out when we got started. I also thought they were a little unsafe since I did not notice where it was and almost backed the truck into the hole after hooking up. The only other issue is that I could not find a location map online. They provide a good color map once you are there but I am a digital fanatic and I was surprised it was not readily available. I will stay here again. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Lancaster Camper

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park and pleasant, helpful staff nearly overcome the high price paid for a back-in 30-amp site. Bathrooms were very clean. Park is adding up to a dozen sites, but it does not look like it would impact existing sites. The sites with gravel have no shade to speak of, but that's what an awning's for, right? Check-out time is 11:30 a.m., which is unfortunately early, but the park staff no longer sits, waits, and demands your exit at check-out time. We would camp here again. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Brad K

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

We visited the Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA last weekend because it was close to the PA Renaissance Faire. Some of the previous reviews said the staff was rude and unfriendly. This could not have been further from the truth. Everyone on the staff was very friendly, and very helpful. Even staff members mentioned by name in prior reviews were there and friendly toward us. The campsite was clean and well appointed. The gravel sites were a decent size, and the hookup worked well. They were not completely level, but level enough that I didnt need any leveling blocks. The wifi was very spotty, but I was there for a relaxing weekend, so it was not an issue. If I were to stay there for a longer period of time, then spotty wifi would be a bigger problem for me. The bath houses were clean, but could use updating. It was a really nice wooded campground, and we had some very nice walks through the area. The camp is very pet friendly, with a nice dog park area, and lots of dogs walking around all day. The Catch-and-Release fishing pond was a big hit with the kids of all ages. There were lots of bass in there. It was a nice place. I would go there again next year when we hit the Ren Faire. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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sjones

Review Count: 108
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, we had a back in space that was large. The campground is not close or convenient to any of the attractions of the area, that is the major disadvantage of this park, not good for overnight stay either because of it's distance from freeway. It seems well run, just not well located. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Godsey97

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park, excellent back in sites with plenty of room and more privacy than expected in a KOA park. We are KOA club members so we are not knocking the usual lack of space. We use KOA's because you usually know what you get and are not blindsided when you arrive. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Motorhome.

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acadiandave

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $68.00
Overall Rating:      

The pull through spots and deluxe spots are almost treeless, the back ins are better spots.The electrical breakers will pop of you run your ac and water heater at the same time.The rates charged are high considering the park is not that close to Hershey or shopping. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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CapeGreen

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean campground. Great pool. At least two children's playgrounds. Newer and clean bath house, laundry building. Plenty of activities. Internet is very slow and during evenings, probably when most are using it, it gets pretty much impossible to use. It appeared to me that the nice wooded sites are held for seasonal use. We were in an open area with direct sunlight during the evening hours, even with the awning down. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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travelcouple

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

I received a gravel, back in site. It took a one inch board to level side to side. Access roads are gravel and wide. Cable is good. Wi-Fi is a free two hour block each day. Wi-Fi works well though. Expensive for what you get. $51.00 Wed-Thurs and $54.00 Fri & Sat. For that cost, there should be no need to level the RV and you should have a pull through sites. Spot was advertised as 45 feet long and 35 feet wide. The pad was probably 35 feet long and 16 feet wide. My truck was within 2 feet of the trailer to fit in the spot. The back of my truck was opposite my trailer door to clear the road. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Skieast

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, showers, restrooms and grounds were kept very clean. The staff was very helpful and nice. When I did not think the site they put me on first, was big enough for 5 people for 5 days, they showed us other sites till we had one we were happy with. I would stay again if I am back down in the Hershey area again. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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capl

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a pull through in the front. Long site, mostly level. Good utilities, no Wi-Fi signal but our Aircard worked. SAT was in the clear. Sites and roads are gravel and drained well. Quiet campground, but... the pull throughs alternate so your door faces your neighbor's door, my least favorite site arrangement, especially when the neighbor's have barking dogs and whining kids. Back-ins are more private. We're full time and stayed here for three weeks on business; total bill nearly $1500 with the KOA discount... that's more than the best RV RESORT in Naples, FL at peak winter rates. My irritation with the cost was no doubt influenced with the fact they were going to charge me for early check-in... 10 minutes. The grounds are kept up and the owners involved. Pool is nice and there are three laundry's. Check the routes in... one has a 12' clearance, one has a couple of tight turns. We came in off US30 up the River Road all the way to Turnpike RD. There's a lot of industry along the river with 18 wheelers so the river road is good. At Turnpike the road narrows and is hilly. Don't blindly follow your GPS. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Motorhome.

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Softball29

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

NOTE: THE BEST WAY INTO THE PARK IS 441 to Turnpike Road (locals refer to it as the "Falmouth intersection"). GPS will take you down a couple of back narrower roads. Stay on 441, GPS will "recalculate" two times, then route you directly to Turnpike Road This is an outstanding park. Very well maintained, continually updated, and offering all the amenities you expect from a KOA. There are 3 sections to the campground. Front section is newest and less shaded but is designed for pull throughs and big rigs. (ask if the new sites with a patio and swing are available). The center section is well shaded and sits across the road from the new Kamp cabins. The lower section is being expanded and also is tent friendly (mulch spaces with electric). Pools are very nice with a water mushroom in the main pool and spray jets in the kiddie pool. 3' chess pieces and wooden checkers are available next to the General Store. Wi-fi worked great the whole time. The 2 hour limit is unique but minimally problematic. We chose this park after flatly rejecting a park in York. The park is about 30 minutes from Hershey, 30 minutes from Lancaster, and 40 minutes from Elizabethtown. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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User2228

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground, and very nice sites, though expensive. The $56/night was with our KOA discount. We stayed here for 3 nights. We camped at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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