19 Parks near Hershey, Pennsylvania
Hershey, Pennsylvania (map) | (717) 534-8995
Sites: 301 | Latest Rate: $89.00 | 155 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $89.00
Great park. The staff is very friendly. The only negative is the space between sites in Carousel Circle. Sites are close, but most campers spend the day away so it is peaceful. Most sites have 4 trees (1 one each corner) so most of the pull thru sites are shaded. Roads are narrow, but easy to navigate for even big rigs. Some folks spread out more than they should, which makes it feel (for those next door) even tighter. Overall, the service we received was top notch: from the shuttle drivers, to the camp store staff and folks that collect your garbage and recycling from the end of your camp site. The shuttle pick-up/drop-off is right next to Carousel Circle making it user friendly for most campers. It would be better if there was a path that cut through the middle, so folks didn't walk through the edge of another person's site.
Hershey Park itself was very nice with more affordable food & drink options than other amusement parks we have visited. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. - IBpraisingGod
Jun 2016 - $89.00
The other reviews are right. The biggest thing this campground has going for it is the free shuttle bus to Hershey Park. This allows you to avoid the parking fees. If you are going to a concert at Hershey Park I would highly recommend using the shuttle because traffic was terrible & parking was way off in overflow the night we drove by the park. Other then that the park is very plain. It does have a nice pool. It has a large gift shop & a game room. The employees are very friendly & helpful. The park is convenient to local attractions & Harrisburg. There are no restaurants on the grounds but they are close by. There is a laundry but I didn't use it so I can't report on its condition. The campsites are close together. There is room for your tow. We did get satellite reception. Wi Fi was good. There is cable. We have a 41 ft motorhome & it was a little tight getting out of our space. Some parts of the park are close to the railroad tracks. Trains went thru frequently. Some of the tents were up against the water on the property which according to the park info we got at check in is subject to flash flood in heavy rain. All in all we would stay here again. - Connie's Co-Owner
Jun 2016 - $99.00
Had a site in Carousel Circle, very small. So narrow that the next site's water/electric hookup was under our canopy! And the side of their camper was about 6 feet from the canopy. So if you don't want any more space than under your canopy, great - but way too cramped for our liking, especially for the price. Barely had enough room to park the truck once we unhooked. Other parts of the campground seemed to have more spacious sites. - bgg
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
Aug 2013 - $51.00
This is a nice quiet campground. While the one set of showers were unusable the one in the back was dated but fine. They could use some work to the campground to update it and make it a great campground not just OK. The owner and staff were very friendly and knew you by name when you went in and made us feel at home here. We went with a friend and we both have huge 5th wheels with many slide outs we still had plenty of room around the campers and plenty of room to socialize with one another. It would be nice to see them upgrade to 50 amp service for some of their sites as many of the newer campers require it. They have no cable hook up but my dish picked up easily. We will definitely be back. - Superiorsvshvac
Oct 2015 - $3.00
Do not go here after dark if you are unfamiliar with the place. We reserved a site giving the required size details of our motorhome as members of Thousand Trails. When we arrived there was no appropriate site and we were basically told 'good luck' finding something. Somehow my husband managed to get our large RV backed in on top of a hill, after both of us fell trying to maneuver the tow dolly into the site with no lighting in the park and lots of rocks. When I went to the ranger station to let them know which site we were in (my license was held until we did this) I complained about not getting what we had reserved. This ranger was rude and waved a paper at me saying "this is all the info I get". Perhaps Thousand Trails needs to better communicate with their resorts. The next morning I met a nice couple who told me there are overflow spots with power in the parking lot for late arrivals. This was never mentioned to us but would have alleviated huge stress! It's unfortunate because the park itself is very nice and well kept. No lighting to speak of but many nice sites if you can get one. This experience doesn't make us want to continue our Thousand Trails membership. - RJ Massachusetts
Sep 2015 - $3.00
This park may be great for its seasonal users, who seem to be in the majority, but it doesn't seem to have much to offer itinerants, which is what we were. The great majority of the sites were in open fields and offered no privacy and little or no opportunity for shade. The site we chose was shaded but was quite small and covered with very coarse crushed stone. While trying to access the services, I ripped my shin open on thick thorn bushes. The water shutoff did not operate properly and we could obtain a decent supply of water only by using a rope tied to the electric box to hold it open. We checked out the pool/store/snack area and found everything closed or deserted in the early evening hours of the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Herds of Canada Geese and plies of their waste abounded. On the whole, we found it a rather unfriendly and unpleasant place and would not return, not even at $3 per night. - ScoWall
Aug 2015 - $1.00
This was a 2 week stay through our Thousand Trails membership. First, the bad. I will never like the idea of not being guaranteed a site that you fit in. I hate the idea of arriving and hope you get lucky finding your own site and then telling them where you are. The gate person was not the most cheerful, it's just hurry , get out of the gate, find a site, and then let us know. We had no interaction with any other office staff. Luckily there was one site in loop H and we got it. It was a back-in site, nice and level, full hookups. The water faucet leaked terribly and when I told a workamper he said he would pass it on to maintenance. Now the good. The park was very pretty, and they really worked hard to keep the grass mowed, the pool area clean, and landscaping up. We had nice views of the hill sides, pool, and small lake from our site. The employees we saw at the pool were very friendly and worked with the kids for activities. The other Thousand Trail parks should model them selves after this park. We would stay here again for sure. - Highway Star
Jun 2016 - $0.00
We enjoyed our stay at the Hershey Thousand Trails park - the rate is free for Thousand Trails members / family courtesy card holders for 50 amp sites in loop H.
The roads in the park are in good shape and are reasonably easy to navigate even with a 43' motorhome. The pull-through site that we had in H loop was easy to get in/out of, though the trip up the hill and then the turn into the one-way downhill street was a little hairy. The back-in sites on the outer portion of H loop were not very heavily used - they appeared to be very unlevel.
The camp staff was very understanding as we had a personal emergency (trip to ER, emergency surgery, hospital stay) that ended up causing us to have to stay an additional day right at the beginning of the busy 4th of July holiday, but they graced us with an additional night's stay and we were very grateful! - pattic777
Jun 2015 - $1.00
We have stayed here in the past. Of all the TT Parks that we have stayed in this one is by far the best. The tennis courts have been upgraded as has the pool and pool area. There is a new spa and volleyball area. The roads have been filled of potholes and the place in general is well maintained. The power (50 amp) is good and costs $3 per day extra. Good water pressure and there is sewer at most sites. No problem negotiating a 40 footer in this park. We will be back. - walt66
Jul 2013 - $1.00
Thousand Trails rate. Geese, many geese. The lake is covered with filth from all the geese and they leave droppings all over the place, sport courts, pavilions, and parking lots. Otherwise, staff keeps the CG in good condition. Following the heavy rains some of the roads were plagued with deep runoff ditches, but the day following the rain the maintenance folks were out filling and smoothing things out. HDTV is pretty bad and no cable. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge and one pavilion; otherwise, it's not good. The lake is in the midst of the CG but there are no waterfront sites. The CG is quiet and peaceful and access is fairly easy. We would return when in the area. - SilverBear
Jul 2015 - $45.00
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. - alnal90
Dec 2014 - $45.00
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. - skater
Dec 2014 - $55.00
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! - Doug156
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Our first site was not acceptable. They redid our location. Has easy access to the pool and bathhouses. Perfect! Great pool and new bathrooms. Has a kitty pool as well. Good signage to the park. - Chicabunny
Jun 2016 - $50.00
Friendly staff. Park is clean, well maintained. Has multiple bathhouses and laundry rooms. We saw 2 playgrounds, a game room, and a pool. Also had a kiddie pool area. Our site was gravel and it was level. Good spacing between campsites. Little shade, but our site did face away from the afternoon sun. Check height of RV to make sure you go in from the direction away from the 13'3" bridge. - WandaJim
Oct 2015 - $55.00
Very nice campground, however, the staff is not helpful whatsoever. Despite making reservations two months ahead of stay with a group, including cabins and RV sites, our party was placed as far apart as possible and no attempt was made to fix it although there were empty sites and cabins available. One bathhouse closed so that the person with younger kid in the farthest cabin away from restroom had quite a walk (past empty cabins) to use restroom and staff would not even try to remedy this. Response was that other groups might be coming in, as if our group request was not important, but the others were. Very disappointed when staff is this unaccomodating and most likely would not stay here again with a group due to poor service. - P. Franklin
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
May 2016 - $30.00
Although the staff was courteous and helpful, and we appreciated the escort to our site, the campground itself was a disappointment. A dilapidated permanent park model was the first thing we saw on our way in. The sewer hookup at our site appeared to be missing a piece that would have allowed our connection to be screwed in, so we had to hold our hose in place with several large rocks that were "handily" placed next to it. The site was very steep and we were unable to ever get the trailer level. Once we were settled in, we were startled the next morning by the sound of gunfire, which was from a private gun club that sounded very close to us. Adding to the noise was the fact that directly adjacent to our site several pieces of construction equipment were being used to clear a site for more trailers. Also, there was a constant low hum from the interstate highway directly below us, which by itself, would not have been too much of a bother. Had we not intended to spend most of the days with local friends, we would have left after the first night. In addition, although it was advertised as a gated community, the gate was up two of the three days we stayed. Despite the friendliness of the staff, we would not stay there again. Note to Garmin GPS users- our Garmin directed us PAST Exit 266 (Lancaster-Lebanon) as we came from the east on I-76W/PA Turnpike and onto a nearby unmarked access road. This road would have led directly into the campground but for the fact that it is for emergency vehicles only and is chained off. The next exit is seventeen miles (and seventeen miles back) to take exit 266- and to pay the toll twice! - Momcat49
Apr 2016 - $35.00
As some have said before the showers are very tight. Sites were good but you do get noise from the Pa Turnpike and the gun range next door. Staff very helpful and see they are adding new sites behind the store, looks to be all pull-through. - DBLR
Oct 2015 - $24.00
We stayed at this campground for a month while manning booths at the Hershey PA RV Show and holding an advanced RV Inspector training class at this facility. The staff and management were very accommodating! The maintenance guys were also very helpful!
The sites are mostly level, electrical service was fine, sewer service was located appropriately and had no issues with it, and water was okay, but pressure could be low depending on the time of day. They are on a well system. If you want a good shower just have water in your tank and give the pressure a boost with your water tank's pump.
There is significant noise from the tollway which is adjacent to the park. Not too big a deal but bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. It least it's not train whistles!
Also, there is a gun club next door that you will hear. Starting at 9 AM and continuing towards evening there may be periodic gunfire.
There is plenty of room to navigate this park as long as others there do not have their vehicles parked on the road. Most of the time you will be escorted to your site so there is assistance in getting you parked. - Howard Jaros
May 2016 - $5.00
Good park, however very limited spots that can support Dish or DirecTV. We asked to have our fire pit "Cleaned out", and within 15 min a staff member appeared and cleaned out the debris. The only reason we rated the park a "9" was because of the TV reception. We also noticed 5 or 6 spots reserved for handicapped use, which we thought was very good. Will stay here again in the future. - md_procouple
Nov 2015 - $19.00
Site was back in, FHU, 50amp, shaded, no cable we got TV on antenna. Picnic Table, grill & fire pit. Playground, pool,laundry. No dog run but plenty of places to walk. Seasonal sites were neat. For the Hershey show, they had you inspect sites with a worker in a golf cart. - jcpjane
Sep 2015 - $33.00
This is not one of our member Thousand Trails park so they gave us a discount from their normal rate. They desk called a man with a golf cart and suggested several sites for us. We were lucky enough to find a pull through with 50 amp and full hookups. Park was very clean and close to many attractions. It was quiet. We were unable to use the satellite due to the trees. I would stay here again and recommend it to others. - rolling homeless
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