7 Parks near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Oct 2015 - $29.00
We stayed here in a 43 foot motor home for a couple of nights. The rate is 1/2 price with the PA discount.
We were placed in a pull thru section on the top of the hill and the site was open to receive satellite so I was happy, but truth be told its just a parking lot. Power was good, bathrooms were clean but noting special.
The best part of this park is its location. If you plan to visit the Gettysburg national park and the battle fields, it's right in the middle of them all. In my opinion there is no way this park is worth $58 per night. - Camping USA
Oct 2015 - $42.00
Rate reflects 3 days Passport at $29 and 2 days special weekend average if $52.50 per night. Arrived without reservation wanting 5 nights, was given price but wasn't the same as prices on wall. Halloween starts early in October and weekends in October are $7 a night more. There was a cancellation, so we were fortunate but given 30 minutes to decide. Sites are mostly unlevel grass/mud (we used most levelers ever and saw many rvs with tires off the ground) with good power and water. Our site had had a sewer spill as debris everywhere by sewer and ignored by staff which added to the fly problem caused by the many horse stalls on property. First park where fire rings can be moved where ever you want. - RJourney
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Very nice campground, level gravel spots, clean, lots of area to walk dogs, nice laundry room. Laundry room was very large and clean, lots of machines. Very easy bike ride to Gettysburg National park. They provide you with free tickets to 3 civil war museums that are quite nice. Overall had an excellent stay and would stay again. Great value for the price with discount from Passport America. - SStraveler
Oct 2015 - $75.00
Our stop here was a last minute change of plans on the weekend of Halloween. We really wanted to see as much of Gettysburg as we could so we didn't really take part in much of the festivities that were offered. We did attend a family dance party during the evening but my older boys didn't find it much fun, although there were a lot of younger aged children that did seem to a good time.
We arrived very late in the evening and the park is huge which presented trouble in finding our spot even with the map. Once we found our place, it was very easy to get in and get set up. Our site was level and the facilities well placed.
We were in the very back of the park and found it very beautiful. My boys noticed the water slides and the pools and decided that we need to come back during the summer months to try those out.
I am assuming that the rate was so high because of the holiday weekend. I don't know that I would be willing to pay that rate for a regular stay. We checked many of the other parks in the vicinity but all were full and we got lucky to even find a place at all. - Frisco Wolffman
Oct 2015 - $80.00
We stayed during a Halloween themed weekend. Drummer Boy is a very large campground, over a mile end-to-end. On the positive side, it is largely wooded throughout and the sites are fairly spacious for a commercial campground. Check-in was done at the entrance gate, we were met by an employee and were handed our paperwork immediately so didn't need to leave the truck. Big plus on a busy holiday weekend. Several activities were offered on Saturday, the highlights being the costume contest (our kids won prizes) and trick-or-treat parade. Campground wide trick-or-treating was held during daylight hours from 3-6. There was also a pumpkin-carving contest, haunted house, and a dance party for older kids (we didn't take part in those). The park appeared to be nearly sold-out.
On the negative side, the campground is sited immediately off of Route 15, which is a busy highway at almost all hours. Our loop was one of the closest to the road. Ultimately we adjusted to the noise, and there are sections of the park outside of earshot of the road. There are two playgrounds, one of which has fairly modern equipment. The other is almost laughably small with one piece of old climbing equipment. Having younger kids I was hoping for more activities for their age group. There was a craft offered (build your own stuffed animal) but it was run by an outside vendor and was expensive. I wouldn't rule out going back, but for the rate I expected a little more. - MattFromPA
Oct 2015 - $60.00
We camped on the rainy first weekend of October when there was a chance of hurricane Juaquin coming in. We called Wednesday to ask if we could reschedule for a different time, even offering to come mid week, and the answer was no. We would have lost our entire $189 fee, not just a deposit, so we decided to try and make the best of going. I understand that campgrounds can't give rain checks for every rainy weekend, but think this policy was extreme. We're retired and offered to come mid week when they have empty sites anyway. So, make sure you understand their inflexibility before reserving.
There are a lot of boulders here which make the grounds charming, but navigation a bit tricky. We did like our site. The staff was friendly. We were in the front of the campground and even with our 4 season RV, the traffic noise from Rt. 15 was horrible all night long. The rear of the campground is much quieter, but then you're a long way from the office and activity building. We wouldn't stay here again. - pamvanw
Oct 2015 - $75.00
This was our fifth year here for Halloween, and I can't say enough good things about this campground. This year our group expanded to six families (14 kids under 11 and 12 adults), with two RV'ers and the rest in tents. The staff made sure we were booked in the same loop and adjacent to each other. This campground has a whole weekend of activities planned for Halloween, most of which are geared for younger kids. No worrying about too much downtime here. Everyone decorates and the costume trick-or-treat parade happens right after dark. For safety they close off the camp entrance to all traffic, and forbid driving inside the campground which I appreciate. After trick-or-treat there is a magic show and a 'haunted trail'.
The campground itself isn't huge but it does sit in the woods off a side road. RV sites are on the small side, but we stay in the loop without sewer hookups, where the sites are larger. There is a nice and surprisingly steep nature trail that goes to the top of the hill behind the camp.
The atmosphere is quieter here than at the other Gettysburg area campgrounds we've been to - no late night partying. No DJ dance parties either, as I said their program is more suited for younger kids. - MattFromPA
Jul 2015 - $64.00
We visited Gettysburg for 4 days and 3 nights to view the battlefields and the surrounding area. The KOA was a great campground. Our site was the deluxe pull-through. It had the nicest fire pit of any campground we've been to. There was a very nice double wide glider chair. And the picnic table was clean and sturdy metal with a rubber coating on the table top. The site was incredibly large and spacious. The site was all gravel. And it was very level and flat. The campground doesnt have a lot of kids activities like some KOA's, but it was very clean and well kept all the way around. There was a bath house somewhat near our site. And there was a bath house in the camp store building. They were clean and functional. The pool was nice. There was a small mini-golf that was not great. They had a nice deck over by the camp store with checkers games on the tables, and a giant chess set. There was a small playground. There was no jumping pillow. The camp store was nicely stocked. The staff was super duper friendly. The KOA was only a few minutes away from the Gettysburg battlefields and the town. Overall this campground is super nice, and we really enjoyed out stay there. We will go back next time we visit Gettysburg. - Brad K
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Stayed for 6 nights. Very tight to get in and out. Small country roads in and out but passable. I have a 40' Class A and it was very tough into and out of the site. Nice trees all around and would be great for kids with pool, etc. - sd1209
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (map) | (800) 370-1645
Sites: 297 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 44 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $1.00
This is a standard "parking lot" style campground. However, they handle big rigs. Sites are VERY close together. Sites were not level, we saw campers with wheels off the ground to get level. They were full on the weekends and it felt like the campers were sitting on top of each other. Power was a significant issue. Our power went out several times; we had to find staff to flip the breaker. In talking with other campers, power fluctuation and loss is a normal occurrence. They were also working on the water lines throughout our 2 week stay. Multiple times our water was shut off-with NO NOTICE. Campground sponsored weekend activities-mostly for kids. We left to get groceries, when we came back they had the entrance blocked and we couldn't get into the campground. We told the staff member that was "guarding" the front entrance that we had been given no notice of the closure and had groceries that needed to get into freezer. His response: "Oh, Well. Bummer". Gravel roads through the campground, but they were well maintained. Each camp site is gravel. Some of the campsites had a small patch of grass. Sites are all very level. Each site had a fire ring and picnic table. Only 30 amps available. No sewer hookups, there is a dump station to use as you exit. They also have a honey wagon available for an additional cost. There is a nice laundry room, but it was more expensive than most we have seen. Good Verizon coverage. We had DirecTV satellite, but about ½ of the campsites could not have gotten satellite due to trees. Bottom line for us: communication between staff and campers is pitiful at best. We would stay here again, but understanding what we may experience. Know what to expect here: poor power, possible water issues, small sites, and rude staff. - GLPColorado
Oct 2015 - $10.00
I am a TRA member, and a Coast to Coast member. My home group for TRA is in NC. When I joined TRA in March of 2008 Gettysburg was part of the NC parks and I would make my reservation online and pick my site and length of stay.
However this time I had to go through Coast to Coast and pay them and Gettysburg picked my site for me. Of course I got the non sewage site. I just want to thank TRA for not taking care of one of their own, because I have not upgraded my membership.
I did enjoy my stay and will be back because of all the history of Gettysburg. The RV park itself is located on one of the battle fields which makes it a desirable place to visit. All sites are gravel, uneven and close together. Overall a good place to visit. - ray wyatt
Aug 2015 - $15.00
I really wanted to like this place more. It has a lot of things going for it. The staff is the high point, super nice and very helpful. No complaints there. It's very nearby local attractions and is clean. I also like the amenities like a big beautiful pool.
But there were some issues. One is that if you want to have full hook ups including sewage you need to stay in the sites closer to the entrance. The issue is these sites are VERY tight. Literally on top of each other. The sites on the bottom are much more roomy but you can't get sewage. And here's the kicker, they charge you for honey wagon service. They lack the sewage and you have to pay extra because of it.
Also in this day and age it's time for all campgrounds to adopt WiFi to the sites. - Riot Pat
Sep 2015 - $49.00
A wonderful campground with the most friendly staff around. They arranged for us to take a bus tour and gave us maps and help. We have a back in site with full hookups and 30 amp service. It was fairly quiet at night and people did respect the quiet hours. We would come back here again and will recommend it to others. - rolling homeless
Aug 2015 - $57.00
We've visited almost all of the Civil War battlefields but Gettysburg was always a bridge too far. Sadly, we should have missed this one as well. All of the battlefield locations are being allowed to get back to nature. In many areas the grass is as high and the cannon barrel. Florida may be considered a tourist trap but it pales in comparison to Gettysburg. The cable was poor and the Wifi was decent. The campground is still handing out old, outdated area maps. The staff was friendly and the site was clean, but we left it cleaner. - Mr. Camper
Aug 2015 - $54.00
Stayed here for four nights, and couldn't have been more pleased with the grounds, staff, amenities and cleanliness of the property. When we arrived, the owner drove me in a golf cart to preview our site, and when I expressed concern about the width (we have opposing side slide-outs), he checked their availability and moved us to a more accommodating site. And did so pleasantly, without making us feel like we inconvenienced them in any way. This was our first trip (been camping three+ years) in our camper for over 3 days, and we were really pleased that we chose Gettysburg Campground over the other choices. The camp store is nice, also, and sells hand-dipped ice cream, too! Everything at the property is well-kept and clean, every staff member we encountered was pleasant and helpful, there are no 'junk' seasonals on the property (junk seasonals are one of the reasons we usually avoid private-owned campgrounds...), and it's really close and convenient to downtown Gettysburg and the battlefield areas. OK, so there's only one thing, and it's one of those 'first-world problem' things: the cable signal could have used a boost, as the picture on the television was pretty fuzzy, I assume from being too widely distributed without boost. That's the only thing I can find that wasn't just spot-on. Thank you, Gettysburg Campground for an excellent experience! - fastalker64
Oct 2015 - $65.00
The site we had was extremely slanted. We could hardly level with our level up system. I would suggest a retainer wall to level the sites in that area. Very few full hookups. The overall appearance of this campground is average. The cable did not work at all. Some bathrooms need updating. I feel the price is unreasonable for what you are getting. - Creative Camper
Sep 2015 - $65.00
Our stay was enjoyable. Staff was very friendly. - Mike in NJ
Aug 2015 - $48.00
Very clean and spacious sites. You feel at home. Right at the entrance from there. Very helpful staff.
They have a pool,game room and the night I stayed there they had a band at their stage. Very nice would come back - Bill Felix
Oct 2015 - $52.00
We stayed in a pull thru site in the front of the campgound. It was unlevel, gravel . Utilities worked fine. Nice amount of cable channels.The sites are very close in most places. We were supposed to have a back in near the back of this campground, that was extremely unlevel and had standing water due to the recent rain, Alot of the back ins looked this way. I doubt i would stay here again, unless everthing else was booked, and then only in a pull through. - mahill526
Oct 2014 - $64.00
We stayed here on a Halloween weekend at 64.00 a night. Pretty steep, but Gettysburg campgrounds are high for whatever reason. They charge a $25.00 permit fee for golf carts, which when I inquired about with the manager he became dismissive and invited me not to stay but having paid already with no refund I could not accommodate. Sites are very tight, hookups are all the way to the back of the sites where we were, a lot of abandoned campers in permanent sites. The good, they had some activities for the kids,a dog parade,the desk staff was very pleasant and helpful,and no overbearing staff policing the grounds. Rating is due to high daily rate, golf cart fee, not a lot of activities considering the cost and it being a Halloween weekend. Would not stay here again . - roo camper
Aug 2014 - $48.00
We selected this campground because it was the only one available in Gettysburg with multiple sites to accommodate a last minute family get-together with multiple travel trailers. The previous reviews were mixed so we were a little nervous about what to expect. First, this campground has the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen at a campground, not so much as a cobweb in a corner. The pool was very clean but really cold. We didn't stay in long but that was due to the unseasonably cool temperatures. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. The campground seemed well maintained in the common areas. There were little to no bugs either which was great! However there were a few negatives to the campground which is why it received a six. The playground consists of 1 slide, 2 seesaws and 4 swings. It could definitely use an upgrade. The mini-golf was $5 per person. The cost was way too expensive given the condition of the course. I would rather pay $7.50 per person for the awesome mini-golf place up the road. The firewood was very expensive for the few little pieces of wood that you get. We drove around and found a better deal on wood. Lastly, we were given a site in the Devils Den area. We asked for clarification on what the tank sites were. We were assured that they were the same as a sewer site but just above ground. When it came time to empty our black and gray water tanks, it was a pain in the butt to say the least. We would not pick a site like this one again. This campground would be great if you have no children or plan to spend very little time at the campground. Pick a regular sewer site as opposed to one of the tank sites. We stayed here for 4 nights. - CWG Wife