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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg East Campground

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania



1134 Highspire Rd
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
Phone: (717) 939-4331

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $55 9/2016

Latitude: 40.232330738931
Longitude: -76.798263788223

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $15.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 15.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

59 Reviews

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
305
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Hershey Park and Chocolate World.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
102
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Lancaster Brew Pub is 4 minutes away and the food and beer are great.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stop by here every September on our way through. We often stay for two nights most places just to decompress before traveling again. There isn't much going on at this campground but the location has always been convenient for us. The rate for a 50 A site had been $40. We were prepared to pay for two nights until they told us that would be $110. The lady at the desk said they are under new management and the new owners raised the rates. I understand the cost of things goes up over time but $40 for one night was already too high for what this campground offers. This new owner is going to need to rebuild this place from the ground up to justify $55 a night. We stayed for one night only because we were already there and mentally I was done driving for the day. We would not pay that price for a second night and we will not be back unless that new owner reconsiders their ridiculous new pricing scheme. Now to detail the haves and have nots. I checked it as family friendly because over the years we have seen families with children. The only thing close to a playground are a few old pieces left over from what must have been a jellystone park many years ago. They did recently add cable TV. They only have a even dozen channels and no channel guide. This alone is not worth any extra money let alone the $15 per night increase. Some of the other sites throughout are closer to level but the three 50 A sites up front by the office pull in level but the front of the site falls off pretty good. This presented no difficulty to us in a motorhome but I mention it for those with fifth wheels as I have seen people hitching up at weird uphill angles. They do have a number of tent sites but these are across a public street from the bathhouse. There have been mentions of road noise in other reviews but we did not have any problem. If you stay closer to the office you should not hear the road noise from the interstate. Overall it is a pretty basic place but it always suited our purposes until they raised the price so high. Hopefully they will reevaluate before they lose so much business they end up closing the place. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff friendly and efficient. Sites level but not very wide. The biggest problem was the traffic noise since there was an interstate highway next to the campground so not very peaceful. Easy access in and out. Would stay here again but pick a site closer to the office and further from the highway. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 261
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for weekly stay. It's a smaller park with mostly paved streets and gravel sites. Many permanents and stored units around. Lots of sites are not level as previously mentioned. We had to pull to the front of the site to receive a satellite signal and our wheels were off the ground. Laundry has only three machines and one was out of order. Park appears to be installing cable. WiFi was spotty. Looks like the showers are pay. The pool was not yet open but appeared to be nice. Was a little surprised they allowed a smelly horse trailer to occupy a site near campers. Lots of grassy areas would be nice if fenced for dog runs. We would stay again. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Old fixtures, but clean bath house. Low water pressure but very good shower heads. Wi-fi was good. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We always stay at this convenient park when headed to FL on our annual trip. We always find the staff to be friendly and efficient and have not had any issues. I cannot comment on restroom or shower facilities or laundry as it is a one night stop for us. No complaints. No cable! We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Well laid out park with nice pull-throughs, convenient utilities, strong Verizon signal, very good WiFi, very good water pressure. Nice facilities for the better weather. We wanted to stay longer but that strong cold front and snow forecast drove us south. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a little hilly, but I see no reason some are negative about it. My site was level right to left and I only had to raise the nose a bit to make it level front to back. NO BLOCKING REQUIRED. Site 104. Good shade, may bother those with satellite. Verizon service good. Gravel and dirt pads. Good staff. Would come back again. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place for an overnight stop close to I83. Large sites - mostly level. Nice scenery and very friendly check in staff. We would stay here again. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, indeed. Surpassed expectations. Paid extra to get spot near bathhouse. Gravel sites, fairly level, lots of trees. Large pool. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as an overnight stop. It is very close to I83. We stayed in a water electric only site. They do not have cable but we were able to get a few channels on the antenna. The sites are not level but they are not bad for this area. There are restaurants within walking distance. We camped at Harrisburg East Campground in a Motorhome.

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