25 Parks near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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.
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 - $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
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Restrooms very old and in dire need of remodeling, however they were clean. We stayed in pet area, only 10 spaces were full hookup, other than those there was electric only on the outer loop no hookup on inner loop. Was was over 300 feet away from our site. This campground is in need of updating. Kind of disappointing as in most Pennsylvania state parks that there are signs that prevent you from walking your dog around the campground. Can only walk them in the pet loop. That meant having to drive to different location to get to the lake.
Beautiful lake, nice day use facility. Due to weather we could only take kayaks on the lake for one day out of 4, Too much Wind and rain.
Never saw a ranger or state park personnel. There were two camp hosts. Plenty of trash cans by entrance to park, No recycle containers.
Due to limited water hookups and the pet restrictions, We will not go back to this campground. - doghouse traveler
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
Dec 2016 - $60.00
We stayed 3 nights While the Hershey RV Show was in progress. To celebrate the show, campground had an appetizer reception on Friday night and a desert spread on Saturday evening in the clubhouse. Campground is rather hilly but sites are tiered and relatively level. Many large trees for shade. Sites have large, loose gravel, and actually had trouble getting any traction with our manual transmission Miata as it was parked on a slight downhill slope. (Our friends had same difficulty with their Harley.) Bathhouse next to the office is new this year--very nice and clean. Like most KOA's, a bit over priced, but glad to have a spot during Hershey show. - RagTopDay
Oct 2016 - $65.00
We stayed in a long pull thru site, with friends beside us in the next site. Both were very unlevel.Sites were gravel. Utilities worked good. There was free Wi Fi, which we did not use. While we enjoyed the quiet, we were surprised to find no activities for the kids that you would normally get at KOAs. There were no planned activities the entire weekend.Firewood was avaialable , but expensive at over 7$ a bundle. - mahill526
Sep 2016 - $66.00
Pricey, but very well kept campground, great dog park. Roads are mostly gravel as are sites, very close together, but well laid out. - User3238
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
Jun 2016 - $19.00
nice little rv park, off the beaten path, but a good value, especially if a PassportAmerica member - easy backin sites, full hookups at most, with many 'campground' type sites also near the creek, in the woods.
good Wifi and laundry - the path through can be tight, with most vehicle parking along the path, and several partially into the path, but it's not a large park to navigate - also a nice setting for a stay in Southern Pennsylvania, near Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and Hershey. - hturnerfamily
Nov 2015 - $18.00
33 sites, most for permanent campers. With a 32 feet 5th wheel we only had 2 available sites with full hookups (not big rig friendly).
Would not stay here again except if we had no other choice.
No access to washrooms or showers. They only take Credit Cards, no cash. Good for 1 night to go visit Hershey, PA - Liz & Bob
Nov 2015 - $18.00
Stayed twice at this campground...once on the way down south and, two weeks later, on the way back north. Mix of seasonal and weekender campers. Full hookups at all sites, nice washrooms with showers, very clean and well setup laundry room and pleasant and professional staff. Came in after hours but the office had left very clear instructions as to what to do. Would definitely stay here again. - Ab and Cindy
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 - $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
Oct 2016 - $1.00
Always a delight to visit here - think we've been here 5 weeks in last 2 years. Sites are clean, level and well-maintained. Many sites have nice shade. Staff are great and go out of their way for you. Wish they had cable TV, because OTA TV can be really bad (not the park's fault). WIFI only in the rec center, and it's usually not very good. Pool is great. Great outdoor recreation amenities, like horseshoes, tennis courts, kids playground, lake with canoes. Nice planned activities. - RamjetPA
Sep 2016 - $3.00
This is a well maintained, clean park. Spaces are level with gravel surface and extra wide separation between sites. Road width was adequate to maneuver my 43 foot motorhome, but required care while turning. We were in H area with no extra charge for 50 Amp, other 50 Amp areas have $5/day surcharge. Wifi was non-existent but AT&T hotspot worked fine. Satellite worked well. Would stay her again. - westwill3
Sep 2016 - $63.00
Very unusual set-up, for us anyway. We're not Thousand Trails members so it was a little confusing to pull up with our 39' 5th wheel and be told to go find a spot and come back and register. In 30 years of camping I've always gone to the office and been assigned a spot. This place was packed due to the Hershey camper show and we've never been to this park before. Fortunately a staff member was available and took us around in a golf cart, leaving our truck/trailer in a staging area. We found only 2 spots that we would fit in, I can't imagine driving around a strange park alone to find a spot. Is this the same of all Thousand Trails parks? Finally, a major cleanliness issue with the hot tub. We found hair balls and other unusual floaties in the tub. We reported this to the office, tried again next day and it was worse. - funtfam