22 Parks near Hegins, Pennsylvania
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stopped twice once on our way northbound on our second day of traveling and southbound on our way home. Owners were very friendly. We found it the perfect place to stop due to it's proximity to I-81 though as others have mentioned it is a bit steep coming down hill to the entrance but my older Tundra was able to make the descent and climb with ease on both visits. Next time we plan to stay for at least a day to relax and enjoy the pool. - Tom Killackey
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed here for just one night as it is close to I-81. We were very pleased with the look of the place, felt like we were in a state park! Very heavily treed so our site was kept cool in the hot weather. Only 30 amps so you have to be aware of that, but it was a pleasant place to be. We were in a pull-thru that was long enough to leave our toad attached behind our 36' motor home. They have a nice big pool on premise, too. We would come back. - dbcordello
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Heavily wooded in deep valley, hence the extremely steep grade from the Interstate. Staff friendly but no TV or WIFI due to tree coverage. Sites are close. Larger unit may have issues. Good overnight stay going North/South. Just remember grade - steep. - KilaH
Oct 2015 - $55.00
In order for patrons to gain a full, honest understanding of this campground, please read all reviews that are 3 stars or less. They may sound belligerent and exaggerated, but I assure you that the reviews of 3 stars or less are brutally accurate. The cons outweigh the pros immensely. My review is as follows:
This campground appeared to be suitable for our basic needs, but soon found all amenities to be lacking proper maintenance; courtesy to disappear; and damage to personal property very apparent. My family and I stayed there for 1 month of the planned 3 and were very displeased with everything under the moon with the exception of their recycling program. The owners are disrespectful and without integrity. Record keeping is poor, thus, we were blamed for an extraordinary amount of added costs such as propane, electricity, trashed campsite, etc. All of which were surprising fiction. The laundry facilities were sub par. The septic tank housed insects that made it impossible to keep an rv's gray tank open while in use, without infestation. each lot appeared to become very muddy on moist days, as there was inadequate supply of gravel and crushed rock (there is no concrete on the lot). - Josh2426
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We stopped here for one night, the Friday of Labor Day weekend. We could not use our Good Sam discount because "it was a holiday." Looking around at all of the vacant sites on this holiday weekend, perhaps the owners should rethink their policy. The campground is kind of pretty, located in the woods next to a stream. Unfortunately it is in a valley, so there is no cell phone service (and for us, no internet) and the campground does not provide any internet, again, this is a deal killer for us. We would at least stop here for one night, as it is close to I-81, but the price seems a bit steep for what you get. - dbcordello
Oct 2014 - $43.00
We have really enjoyed staying here. We have a beautiful site right beside the creek. It's very peaceful here and everyone is so nice. We have been here a little over a month and we absolutely love it! We are full-time campers and we have stayed at our share of campgrounds and this one is by far the best yet! The owners are super nice and go out of their way to help you. One of the owners even took time out of her day to take me and show me around the town, how awesome is that! If you're looking for a great place to stay this is it! - roxiecornell
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Immaculate park with ample space and grass between sites. Beautifully landscaped with great views of the surrounding Appalachian mountains. May consider a monthly stay in the Fall. The office staff were pleasant and very accommodating. When we possibly had to extend our stay due to vehicle repairs, we were offered to stay in their lot because they were booked for that evening. Very customer oriented! - 1-CampeR
Aug 2016 - $65.00
This was our first visit. We were surprised at the size. We had a nice pull through with plenty of room for the towed car. History shows this was at one time an amusement park that has been converted to an RV resort/campground. They did an amazing job. They kept the old ferris wheel and have a carousel protected in a beautiful building. There are two pools with two water slides, arcade and ice cream parlor. The seasonals were located outside the transient area but were well maintained. They had one of the largest Frisbee golf courses I've seen and well manicured. We are talking acres of manicured land. There are cottages as well and looked immaculate. The bathrooms and showers were clean as were the pools. 2 large dog runs - larger than most counties provide. The only down fall would be during a heavy rain the dog parks suffice for drainage. The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend. - DeeA
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Very nice campground, many improvements since coporate ownership. Two slides in pool, nice cafe, nice store, very nice amusement area with Carousel, ferris wheel and band shell.
They also have a cabin area seperate from trailer area. (2) dog parks.
Very nice campsite along stream some where you can set up some chairs and enjoy the cool running water. - NJPerry
May 2015 - $45.00
A very family friendly campground affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Sites are widely spaced and there are fields for all sorts of sports. A spash pad and quality, reasonably prices mini golf course are also available for family fun. Excellent hiking trails surround the camp, including the Appalachian Trail. Convenient access off I-78 and near attractions such as Cabela's and Roadside America. No cell service (text or voice) for AT&T customers. Verizon service is weak. - Lancaster Camper
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Camp Swatara is a family oriented campground with wonderful amenities such as hiking, boating & fishing, swimming, volleyball and much more. Growing up my family camped there with the adult group from our church. Now I take my family there and it's still a wonderful place to go. The facilities are very well maintained and the camp store is well stocked with reasonable prices. There is so much to do there, one weekend is not long enough to fully enjoy all the amenities. The restrooms/bath houses are all well stocked and kept clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is much to do in the region if all you wish to do at Camp Swatara is sleep. It's near enough to several major tourist attractions to commute under 60 minutes, many only 1/2 hour. The only reason I did not rate Camp Swatara with a 10 is because the pool is shared with the children's day camp so pool hours vary each day and are quite limited to campers. We found it challenging to coordinate our other plans around the availability of the pool which we used during our stay. It is also somewhat of a long walk from the campground. After hiking, we were almost too tired for more walking to refresh ourselves in the pool. With all that said, we will continue to camp there, happily, over and over again. I recommend Camp Swatara to anyone camping with children and even pets. I probably should not neglect to mention it's owned by the Church of the Brethren so therefore has strict rules regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol, and playing radios. It's all forbidden. If you plan to party, book your stay elsewhere! This is a Christian-based, family oriented facility. - LeAnn Tough
Sep 2016 - $42.00
Check-in for our overnight stay was pleasant and quick, and we were able to order dinner from the on-site deli at the same time, for delivery to our site later. We were escorted to a level, gravel pull-thru site that was quite long and wide enough to not feel crowded in. The utilities are well located, with multiple sewer inlets for flexibility in connecting. Our satellite dish worked very well here. This is a KOA "Journey" park that caters to overnighters, and there are only a few long term sites, most occupied by work campers. The park is relatively quiet, with just occasional truck noise from the nearby I-81 exit. The campground WiFi service was strong with moderate data speeds, and our Verizon cell signal was also strong with good data speeds. We could only get a T-Mobile 2G signal here though. We will be returning the next time we pass through the area. - NYDutch
Aug 2016 - $46.00
A beautiful well-established park, with lots of grass, trees & landscaping. Like other KOAs these days, they are geared for families with lots of activities: boating, bicycling, "gem mining" (screen a bucket of dirt for pretty rocks), arcade, a huge ground-level trampoline and so on. The sites are spacious & shady, and despite the large number of campers, there is some breathing room. We stayed mid-week in late August & the campground was nearly full by 4pm, so reservations by noon are recommended. - RockyMountainMama
Aug 2016 - $51.00
We were looking for a place to stop overnight but were surprised that we were not at the KOA that we were trying to find. As it turns out this was a very nice quiet park with the tranquil Swatara creek running along side the campsites. This is a good place to rest for a night or two but there wasn't much to do at the campground except swim, fish or canoe in the creek. I'm sure for some that would be a great way to spend an entire vacation. Our camp site was fairly spacious but the layout of the campground seemed to be confusing. It was good that all the RV's were not lined up like trucks in a parking lot. The restrooms and showers, although far away from our site, were clean and usable. The WIFI and TV worked well. A staff person brought us to our site which we always appreciate. There is a snack bar with chicken and sandwiches with delivery service to your camp site. We would choose this KOA if we pass through the Jonestown area again. - Freelander1
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Depending on your preference this place is either OK or a nightmare. Take a narrow road to the campground which has a somewhat steep dirt road to a treed area to your spot. The actual spot was roomy and although tight I made it through with a 36' trailer. It is only an extra mile or two from Knoebels campground and way more private and secluded for sure. This is a no frills kinda place. Porta potties and something similar looking that was a shower. That wasn't a problem since we use our own facilities. There was no campground host which only mattered when I tried to find the dump station. 10 minutes and a phone call later I found it. I probably would not camp here again opting for a nearby place with full hookups. If nothing like that was available I might stay here again picking it over the much more crowded and packed looking Knoebels. If you do go make sure you get there from south using All Saints Road. If you come from the north the entrance is a Y and is tight to make without a trailer! - Colorado Kamper
Sep 2016 - $45.00
The site was plenty spacious for our pup and TV, but was not level at all. In fact, none of the surrounding sites looked very level. We were right next to the bath house, which was great for being able to send our 6 year-old by herself, but pretty obnoxious as far as foot traffic was concerned. We had to ask several groups of kids not to walk through our site on the way to the bathroom.
Facilities/Overall Park: This campground was huge, and very crowded on the weekends. We arrived on a Thursday night, and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. We were out and about during the day on Friday, and when we came back in the evening, it was packed. The place pretty much empties out during the day, as almost everyone walks over to the amusement park.Lots of families with small kids (makes sense with the amusement park), and everyone was very friendly and considerate. Only problem we had was people walking right through our campsite to get to the bathroom, as mentioned above. There is a pool, camp store and small playground on-site. Sites are well-shaded by tall pines, but very close together and not private at all. Roads are very narrow. Bath house was clean, but old. Toilets are very low to the ground. There were additional sinks with mirrors outside the bath house for hand washing/teeth brushing, as well as a nice deep dish washing sink. Overall, this is a great place for families, and the convenience of the amusement park can't be beat. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the woods, you may want to look elsewhere. - Jenventola
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is our yearly return trip. We again enjoyed ourselves on our visit to Knoebels. You can enter the amusement park without paying an admission fee, something that other similar campground/amusement parks don't offer. Most of the roads that we saw were paved. Our site was above average in size and had crushed stone put down though I had to use several boards to level the trailer. Noticed many other sites in our area were not level either. Our power box was in good working order. No Wi-Fi but very good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Geography at the campground was moderately to heavily wooded and moderately hilly. Staff was professional, friendly and experienced on how a campground should be run. Lots of campers & Rvers from tents to class A's and as always found everyone very respectful. No full hook ups or honey wagon service available so if you plan on doing a long stay you might need to bring a tote or use the campground facilities. Campground staff does a real good job keeping the bathrooms/shower areas clean. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. - mdcamping
May 2016 - $48.00
Second review of this campground, my last stay was more then a year ago. Not much has changed since then, the campground is well maintained, clean and very functional bath houses, and very friendly staff. Price remains very high for an electric only site, but you are paying for convenience to the amusement park. Our site was fairly spacious, shaded, and level, but not all sites are the same. Roads are paved but tight. It is the perfect campground for visiting the park, which is outstanding. - Cyclonic
Mar 2016 - $43.00
We had reservations and arrived to a closed office at 12:45 on a Monday afternoon. We called 3 different numbers trying to reach someone. We finally did and were told they would arrive shortly. By this time we had found a "nite check-in" service and along with instructions from the lady who returned our call, walked the campground looking for a site with services. We were told to look at sites 10-22, which all have full hook-ups at this time of year. Only one of these sites was anywhere near level - but large trees everywhere (and narrow roadways) would make it difficult to pull in and out of these pull-thru sites. A little gravel and a grater would go a long way towards fixing many of these sites. After walking the campground for 15 minutes and still struggling with where to park, we decided to leave. We will not return to this campground again. - Kemptvillekids
Dec 2015 - $16.00
Rate is figured on a months stay. Being in December can not judge how park is during peak time. Parked in area that has services available year round. Sites very close. Many permanent residents. Transient sites look to be much larger. Manager very nice. Can see they are attempting improvements. - phyllen
Sep 2015 - $43.00
This park is now called Jonestown AOK Campground and has been under new management for the past year. They are working on bringing the campground up to date. That being said, it looks like they pay the bills by allowing lots of older trailers to stay permanently onsite.
We needed a spot for one night on the Monday night of the Labor Day Weekend. We could not find cheaper accommodations so we picked this park as it was on our route.
The RV site was fine for us: it was level, had an adequate electrical service, water pressure was good at 50 psi, the sewer was fine but most access points in the park lacked a good sealing cap so there were sewer odors at times.
It was mostly quiet while we were there except for the locals leaving the park at 4:30-6:30am. We were located on an end site near the exit road. It appeared to be the transient RV site area.
If this was a Passport America park we would stay again. $22 would be more appropriate for this type of RV park. - Howard Jaros
Jul 2015 - $49.00
This could be a very nice campground... except the bathrooms were old and have little to no privacy. They have no laundry on site. The small pool has very strange hours. Noon to 5pm the 6 to 9? Most of the nice sites are seasonals. It is very close to Knenobles, the provided utilities worked as they should. Staff was friendly enough. They are VERY picky about thier grass. We have decided to try other campgrounds in the area. - Camper 1972
Jul 2014 - $47.00
This is a nearly perfect campground in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. It is tightly controlled, but very clean and friendly. The cable is free, as is the Internet. Both are extremely strong...the cable has a hundred or so channels. Knoebels Amusement Park is 1.5 miles down the road. The ice cream store across the street has the best quality I have experienced, nearly anywhere. The only negatives are a small pool and office with limited supplies, due to size. It's quiet for adults and with Knoebels so close, a dream for kids. - sse
Jun 2014 - $49.00
We were here last year and the staff is still friendly & helpful.Sites are level, good hookups,good tv & cell reception, just up the road from Knobles amusement park.Have a small pool but nice. Restrooms clean.Only down side, office is tiny with very little supplies other than candy & marshmellows.So bring what you need, any parts or supplies will be about 1-1/2 miles or so away.Great ice cream place across from camp. - vince/chestertown
Sep 2016 - $48.00
My wife and I took her girl scout troop to Knoebels and we stayed at Lake Glory on a Saturday night. Note - if you have scouts let them know as there are some different rules that make the trip less expensive for scouts. Note that in general they charge extra for each tent/structure on a site - but they give a break to scouts on this.
Since we only stayed one night we did not explore the full campground or the main lake. We were down by the pond. The grounds were nice - we were backed up to some woods and there was a lot of wooded area nearby. Our site was plenty big - particularly in depth. The site was levelish. Power was solid. We were also able to leave our RV there late on Sunday - which was nice as we were at the park and left our dog in there. The park allows dogs, but ours does not like noise/crowds.
Roads are crushed stone, bathrooms/showers were basic - but clean. Separate stalls (each with own door to outside) which is nice. Look - nothing is fancy here. Most people are staying due to the park. Everyone pulled out on Sunday. Having said that our spot was very nice and the woods made it really 'camping' in nature. We had no issues, the help was very nice, and it was easy to get in/out of. We would definitely stay there again if wanting to camp near the park During the week might be nice if you like privacy. We enjoyed our campsite - 82. Note that it had no sewer (which we knew going in). - T.Butter
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This park has no pool, cable or WiFi. Obviously it is a park meant to provide accommodations for people going to the amusement park. - mrrlap
Aug 2015 - $45.00
During the Week park was empty, Nice. Weekend came and what a zoo. We stayed along the creek, Big mistake. Narrow sites, the campers next to us had their kids pitch a tent on our sight. Management took care of the issue. Another issue along the creek was the non camper fisherman in for trout season. They were walking through the sites from 5am until 11pm. Would stay next time closer to the office. - doghouse traveler