Circle M-Outdoor World

     


Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 872-4651

Sites: 337
Avg. Rate: $30

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Latitude: 40.0011119199337
Longitude: -76.3259058186035

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 3
  • Good 7
  • Average 3
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

17 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

DBLR

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects TT member rate. Site not real level, took 3 boards to level, hook ups good,campground well kept. Saw sites that were closed the last time we were here and were repaired and back for use, staff was helpful and very friendly. Will return. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

Very expensive park with a multitude of add-on fees e.g. "resort fee" of $3/day, WIFI $5.95/day, cable TV $3/day in addition to their already overpriced site fee of $53/day or in our case $58/day for a holiday. On top of all the fees you will be approached to join Thousand Trails at least once during your visit. Campsites are chosen after you begin the check-in process. They'll tell you to go and pick out a site and return to finalize. Our site was still filthy from the previous tenants, beer cans, cigarette butts, candy wrappers etc. At these prices you would expect much better but you won't get it. Even though the gal in the office stated that Encore Resorts no longer owned the park, the salesperson who tried to sign us up for Thousand Trails stated that the owner has stayed the same. It seems that all the parks in the Lancaster area are owned by the same corp. so the prices are high at all of them. We would not return. This park would have potential if it were run properly but as in much of our experience in RVing, higher prices are not indicative of better parks. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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SilverBear

Review Count: 194
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

TTN rate. Wi-Fi costs by the day. Cable TV costs by the day (way too expensive). HDTV draws 10 or 12 channels including major networks. Ammenites are fairly clean and well maintained. The entry road, from the welcome center into the CG, is a tree covered tunnel but with enough room to clear. "D" section is pretty much open enough to negotiate with a large RV and all sites are back-in. 3-point hookups with 50AMP. Leveling requires the use of some blocks on the low side but it isn't extreme. In "D" section there is plenty of room between sites and most are gravel with tables and campfire rings. The par 3 pitch and putt is okay and the mini-golf is under cover near the pool. Approaching the CG requires some concentration. Don't listen to the GPS for it will try to take you .3 of a mile beyond the entrance and out into the corn fields. Coming in from the north the entrance is clearly marked, but it is on a hill and in a curve so caution is required to make the left turn (almost a U-turn) into the CG. The sites on the Conestoga River are okay, all 2-point hookups (no sewer) but when the river rises after a heavy rain there can be flooding to deal with in some of those sites. We would return if in the area in the future. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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tanstaafl

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly small sites, with many not very level. Shaded sites are few and far between. Site selection is a free for all - you have to drive around and hope you can get a site with the hookups you need. Tents were allowed on full hook up sites. WI-FI wasn't free like most campgrounds we have visited, nor is the cable free either, which really didn't matter since it wasn't working anyway. There seemed to be a fair amount of crime when we were there. Neighbors on one side had a phone and watch stolen at the pool, while the neighbors on the other side heard of several crimes being committed. Police presence was very noticeable. The amenities were plentiful, but they were somewhat shabby and in need of upkeep. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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scrunchie99

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a lot going for it and could be a premier resort with a little "TLC." There is decent tree coverage in some of the areas, and there is so much to do here rain or shine! Loved the indoor pool, hot tub, and water playground. The mini-golf is also under a roof, which was nice in rainy weather, however it is in desperate need of maintenance. The game room is large, and there is an equipment room to check out games and sporting equipment, which was great. But the sites are very, very close (no room between them at all) and need to be leveled. We saw some units with multiple cinder blocks under just one or two jacks to level up! You have to drive around and choose your own site, and they won't guarantee that you'll find 3-point hook up, even if that's what you requested when you reserved. Some of the roads are difficult for maneuvering a larger trailer (29'), and we couldn't make the turn around on one turnaround and damaged our awning in the trees. We would not have gone there if the camp map had indicated that the road before that, where we wanted to turn, was one way in the opposite direction. Now we know better, and we will stay here one more time since we purchased a season pass for this year, but we will not renew or go back once our pass expires. Putting this in the category of "you get what you pay for." We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Al H

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, but sites were difficult to get into and not level. I had to put my front tires and leveling pads on blocks to get level. Word of caution getting there, I have two different GPS units and both wanted to take me past the entrance by about a mile. There is a sign with an arrow on the right side of the road on a curve about a block away then it's a sharp left. Would stay here again but would be a little more choosy. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Steve & Linda

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Avoid this campground if you can help it! While the 'front end' is inviting, where you 'really' camp is surrounded by 'permanents' and spaces are so small and unlevel you will have difficulty getting set up if you are in anything other than a tent. We were left to 'choose our own site' which didn't help at all after dark! We found a spot to 'stop for the night' then moved to something else in the daylight. WI-FI was poor and is not free; rain didn't help b/c site didn't drain well; handicapped accessible??? don't count on it. We would not use this campground again. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Stephanie

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

While this campground is in a beautiful setting it leaves much to be desired for the amount of money they charge per night. $50/night + $3 "resort fee" which really should be part of the nightly rate. Internet is a complete ripoff @ $5.95/day where other good campgrounds provide it as part of the rate. Many sites are unusable due to problems with electricity, quite a few sites were nowhere near level. Bathrooms and showers are extremely outdated and in need of repair/replacement. Far too many low tree branches are on the access road and inside the campground itself. If this is an example of the quality of the Thousand Trails/Outdoor World, Encore campground we would never join one. We would not stay here again. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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LearnToRV-com

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a Thousand Trails/Outdoor World campground, so it was free for us to stay. We've been here a few times in the past. Most of the sites are generally in full sun with only a tree or two for decoration. The site we ended up on was very out of level with the passenger side being the low side which made for an uncomfortable height getting off the bottom step and made our outdoor kitchen essentially unusable. (Guess who bought 2 new fold-up steps?) The roads are a little tight, with my inexperience, I definitely wouldn't want to back into my site during a busy part of the day. The indoor pool was nice for the cool weather and still being able to swim. The activities for the kids are very nice with my weekend events going on. I'll be back when time allows. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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chrisandmargie

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for the first time. The setting is beautiful. The indoor pool and water park was a HUGE plus for our kids since it's too early in the season for outdoor pools. We arrived at 10 PM and they had no escorts to take us to a site and we were just told to pick any site. It was a little difficult with it being so dark but we ended up with a very nice site in the end. The camp store had hardly anything in it. They did have the room, shelves and refrigerator and freezer space for many things but it was all empty and bare. They did not have coffee available and said the coffee maker was clogged. They do offer Wi-Fi for $5.95 per night. Everything was very neat and quiet. Some sites were spacious and others were small. People were very friendly all around the campground. We are not members and are considering becoming one in the future. Overall it was a great weekend and perfect for the relaxation we were looking for. The thing that did bother us was the RV storage was right by the store and it doesn't look very nice. It looks as if many RVs have been there for years and are just a mess. It would be nicer if that section was moved out of sight. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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User2084

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Well run park: organized and has an indoor pool. Nice staff. If they updated their showers, all would be well. Beautiful country. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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BLT101

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate was $0.00 with our Thousand Trails membership. We stayed for 3 weeks. We had a back-in full hookup 50 amp site. No privacy between sites. Few trees. Another RV about 10 feet behind us. Good space between sites. Some sites were very close. Site was gravel. All roads were paved. Big rig friendly and most roads were wide for easy back in. There is a laundry, but we didn't use it or check it out. There are 3 free cable channels, ABC, NBC, CBS. There is pay cable for many additional channels. Not sure of the cost. Over the air about 10-12 channels. Wi-Fi in adult lounge. Our Verizon phone worked well. There is an indoor pool; outdoor pool and indoor water park. Covered mini golf. Chip and putt course. This is a family oriented park. Many activities. Location: On route 741 in Millersville/Lancaster. Summary: A very very busy park in season. Many, many kids. Not the type park we are use to. There are many rental cabins. The renters are not Rver's and behave a lot different, like cutting through sites. Also they do not seem as friendly as Rver's. This is our second stay here and the time before school let out was not as busy. But it was busy with a lot of kids. Located in Lancaster county, one of the pettiest areas in the US . We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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serendipity

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

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, but not all the amenities were open when we stayed here. I made sure before we made reservations, that all the special areas would be opened. When we got here, many were closed. The kids were very disappointed that they could not do all the things that they were looking forward to doing! High price at that time when not everything was opened. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Utzigtravel

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Overall Rating:      

We have been to this campground multiple times. We have always been pleased. The indoor water park is awesome. They also have an outdoor pool. The covered mini-golf is a plus in case of rain. They always have a theme going on for the weekends. Friends of ours stayed in the rentals and found that they are getting worn down. We are members there, so the camping is free. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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matparis

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park, especially for families. As was previously stated, the storage is unsightly but the amenities make up for it. Well maintained. We had a family reunion here and the staff was super. The cabins are about a 6, but I think they are doing some remodeling. We camped at Circle M-Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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