31 Parks near Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 2016 - $47.00
After a long day on backed-up Interstates under construction in the rain, it was a big relief to pull in here and find a site available even at a higher price than we normally pay for an overnight stopover. There aren't too many options in this part of Pennsylvania and the price reflects amenities we did not need like a free shuttle to Hershey Park. We were led by golf cart to a site parallel to the river with a concrete pad, and phoned in an order for the campground store's fried chicken along with a few bananas. A nice young staffer brought it to our site just as a heavy rain began falling. Even though the chicken was dried out and the bananas were way past their prime, we were happy to be tucked in for the night and enjoyed a good night's sleep. Took advantage of the dog park while here. Some sites might be noisy where trucks roll across a bridge next to the campground. - NC Writer
Jun 2016 - $47.00
Bathrooms not very clean, but didn't care. I use my RV. Maybe that's what they expect.
Laundry room absolutely filthy. Tables dirty, tops of all machines dirty, 2 out of order.
This is a good transient campground, do not spend too much time here. We travel, and do our laundry every 4 or 5 days. Next time we will not do it here.
Store and food okay, a lot better if there were not so many young workers, at least 6 running around the kitchen, and store area. Perhaps a couple of these young people should clean the laundry and rest rooms. - Ned Ryan
Apr 2016 - $45.00
When we first pulled up, we were thinking, oh dear, what have we done as we had already had a reservation. It's a funny looking little park and the sites, seem to kind of go helter skelter. Then when they escorted us to our spot, there was another moment of, oh dear. It seemed to be that we would be parked in the middle of a road. But he explained to us that it was the last spot on that road so there was no one that would be coming down that way. We were still a little confused about the whole thing, but we honkered down to set up. There was a nice concrete patio there as well. Well the spot was dead on level, cable worked fine, water and hydro also, although the water pressure was quite low, but it worked. Internet was a tad slow but acceptable. Then when we took a good look around the place we noticed how pretty it was and how pretty it would be in the summer. As this is one of the very last camping spots before you reach the Ontario/Kingston border, the RV's were arriving left, right and centre. We would certainly stay here again, nice little campground. - Rambling All Around
Jul 2008 - $32.00
This wooded and cramped campground needs to decide if it is going to be a seasonal only campground or if it wants to attract more families. The sites are not very level, the hookups are on the wrong side at half of the sites, and there is a pile of trashed picnic tables at the far end. The pool is small and older, not filthy but not clean either. Few services are provided (there is only one dumpster) without fee, including the "pay extra for air conditioning" fee. The office is open a few hours a week. The volleyball court is overgrown with grass, the playground equipment is fair at best, and the roads are tight for a larger rig. The wildlife is nice, though; we heard an owl on several occasions and the locusts were out in force. The other wildlife we saw was a two inch cockroach that crawled across the basketball court. If the daily rate was $8 lower, this review rate would be five points higher. Save your money and go elsewhere; this is not a sufficient base camp for attractions. We won't be coming back. - badge022
Jun 2015 - $48.00
This is a wonderful campground. We camped here last fall, and decided to come back because it was vintage weekend. Since having a vintage motorhome, we drove up. Not too many other vintage campers though. We camped on the mid-plateau area, which is wonderful for its view overlooking the valley, but the only downfall was there is no shade, and it was in the upper 90s all weekend. One of the nicest stocked camp stores I've ever seen. Many seasonal campers, but all were friendly. Nice large sites. The owners and extremely nice as well. One other thing that this campground is in Lancaster County, but it is a distance from the attractions. Yet it is nice and quiet. Unfortunately, we did have to leave a day early due to a family emergency, and the staff was very understanding and helpful. We can't wait to go back! Big rigs- take warning though, the roads are steep and tight coming in. Use low gear! The campground has some steep hills itself, so biking and walking is a good ol' workout. Lastly, there is no description to the view from the plateau sites. One must see for themselves! - Chieftain1986
Jul 2014 - $46.00
We loved this campground! If you are looking for scenic views, quiet surroundings, and lots of activities then this is the place. The management was very friendly. Our site was large and had a beautiful view of the local area. We will definitely return as soon as we can. It is hands down the most peaceful campground we have ever been to. Thanks Starlite for a great weekend! - CWG Wife
Sep 2013 - $40.00
This is a beautiful park. We camped on a plateau site during the week and were nearly the only people there. The view was incredible. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The electric and water worked fine. Didn't use the pool, but it looked nice. The only drawback is that is a 20 or 30 minute ride to just about anything. We didn't particularly care, but some might. The road to get there is also very steep and not very wide. I would definitely camp here again. - sbradley
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
Jun 2009 - $40.00
This campground is overrun by golf carts. If you have kids, beware! Seasonal sites are allowed to have a golf cart. Many of them race around all day and play bumper cars. No beer is allowed off of the campsite. It looked like a golf cart convention blocking the office doors when I went up for firewood. Everyone had a beer and cigarette on their golf cart. Very unsafe to drink and drive. Believe me, these people are juiced up. Kids try to feed the ducks at the pond and the drunks come racing past to scare the ducks away. Roads are very bad with many holes. Many sites get flooded. This owner needs to improve his safety and conditions for this campground. - Jakari
May 2009 - $35.00
Camped here Memorial Day Weekend, 2009. Minimum reservation of 2 nights which is reasonable. Site was not level, but saw that most sites were level. Our site, though not level was creekside and was very private and very beautiful. Overall, the campground was very well maintained. Only two major complaints: during the day we did have some kids playing in the creek behind our site, which was essentially part of our site. Also, the campground is obviously geared toward seasonal campers, and there was NOTHING to do. No trails, nothing. Would be great for families with kids, and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We were very pleased with our experience, just wish there were more activities for adults on the grounds. - KStar1926