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Manheim, Pennsylvania

PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World

Manheim, Pennsylvania


185 Lehman Rd
Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545
Phone: (717) 665-2500

Sites: 243
Recent Rate: $49 9/2016

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Latitude: 40.236769970949
Longitude: -76.437892913818
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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) yes
  • 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 ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • 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

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We called for reservations the day before. When we got there, we had to walk up to the office to get a gate pass number so we could get in. My husband drove around to find a site suitable. The lady at the office gave us a new pass code to get back in when we left. Since we didn't bring a "toad," to go into see "Sampson," we drove to see it in our Motohome. Upon arrival back to the park, our pass code didn't work. After going to three different places near the office, my wife found a gentleman who drove her back to the gate. We used his "number" to get in. It was a nightmare. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects non-thousand trails member price. This is a well kept park manned by a friendly helpful staff. Park appears to have been designed in the 60's at the heyday of the 12 foot travel trailer. I counted 6 pull through sites. Site slope is pretty extreme on most of the sites. Wi-Fi is available for $6 per day. Thought that was pretty pricey, so we did not partake. Campground is very close to the PA Renaissance Faire, and this was the criteria for choosing it. I will give one of the others in the area a try next time. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-6
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Less than a mile from the PA Renaissance Faire.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B-22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Manheim is a nice local spot. Campground is situated between Hershey and Lancaster Pa. Both about 45 min. away.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on a Passport America Rate od $24.50 per night. We chose this park as we needed two nights before starting a one month stay in the area for the Hershey RV show and teaching RV inspector classes.

The staff was most accommodating. Unlike other Thousand Trail parks where you have to drive around and find a site, we were given a golf cart ride to look at a site before moving the RV out of the registration area.

The park was not too busy as it was after the Labor Day weekend, but we were appreciative of the customer service provided here.

There are a lot of sites on the park that require careful consideration in order to level your RV. We had the front of our RV a foot off the ground in order to get it level. Be sure to have leveling blocks to keep your RV tires from hanging off the ground if in a motorhome pointing downhill.

RV services were fine except for the morning that we left and I unplugged from the electrical pedestal, the plug was very warm and slightly melted. We had very few electrical appliances on through the night. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site D-4
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: 293
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Amish Experience in Bird-In-Hand

Good and Plenty for meals

Hershey trolley tour and all things chocolate

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We are staying here free as part of a package from Lazy Days, so I don't know the real rates. I cannot say enough about how nice the people are here....Kirt has been here 14 years and he is a true ambassador. He drove my husband around in the golf cart because they usually tell you to go find a spot. We didn't want to do that because of our long rig. We found a spot in the E section where the cabins are, and even though it wasn't very level, it's very nice...50 amp, good water, sewer and plenty of room. They have a beautiful pool, but wish it was heated. Some girls told us it was really cold so we didn't go in. There is a shooting range, and you hear it, but we don't mind people exercising their rights to bear arms, just hope it quiets after dark. We rode the motorcycle around the countryside and this place is gorgeous! And for bikers, the Iron Valley Harley store is almost across the street. We will definitely stay here again in our 38' fifth wheel toyhauler...level or not, it's very nice here! Almost forgot, no cable, but we got 17 channels on our antenna and we had 5 bars with our Verizon. We're extending our stay another night to enjoy this area and campground. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E11
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Mt. Gretna is closeby, and you should go to the historic area of Schaefferstown and eat at the Franklin Tavern! Gorgeous, historic area.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects TT membership. Nice campground with a good staff. Sites are a little tight and not very level. Yes, there is noise from a gun club nearby but I got used to it and also from the highway but we have heard worse. As with most TT parks they need work in just about everything, the park would be a lot better with upgrades. Will return, We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is with Ready-Camp-Go. Park location: -- Great for exploring Amish Country and Hershey. -- Some noise from the gun range but only during the day. Sites: -- most were not level (we had to use boards as well as leveling jacks) and utilities required long cords/hoses. -- Hard to get satellite reception as it is very woodsy. Amenities: -- Mostly paved roads - narrow, but passable for our large Class A. -- Restrooms clean and good water pressure for showers. -- Pool closed Labor Day even though it was almost 90 deg and the pool was still full/clean. -- Nice mini-Golf area. We would stay again. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

PA Dutch Country campground is very nice. It is located within easy reach of the PA Renaissance Faire as well as othe Lancaster County attractions and the PA Turnpike. Check in was easy. The office was clean and the staff was helpful. There are a lot of sites, with permanent sites mixed in. They have a really great pool and a good ice cream service. The down side to the park is the need to pick your site when you arrive. We toured most of the park finding nice sites that then turned out to have electric meters (permanent sites) and OK sites that were a little trickier to get into. We settled in D16, near the bath house. The site was roomy and combined gravel and grass. Only issue, and it was the case with most of the sites was it was not level enough. Rather than go to Lowes for cinder blocks we left the rear stabalizers up. Water pressure was good, and power never dropped of dimmed. There is a cabin area called Renaissance Ridge that we should have explored. It is a quieter area, has much more level sites mixed in with the cabins and a cool Yellow Submarine style play area for the kids. It is not far from the pool and facilities. The bathhouse was nice and clean. Plenty of hot water. We would stay again, in the Renaissance Ridge area. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We came a day early but called ahead. There are no signs pointing you in the right direction when entering. The young woman that answered the intercom simply said to go to the trading post. Once there, she had no paperwork for us. Told us to go to the managers office, that she was closing. Up the hill to see the manager. A little disorganized but advised us to go pick out our spot , get set up, and let the ranger know. Sites are not very level, some being so that our fifth wheel would not fit. Not practical to drop it, pick a site, then go back to get it. Finally picked one, went to tell the ranger, but he wasn't there. There are cable hook ups at the sites but no cable. There is no wi-fi unless you pay through the provider. At $43 per night, there should be better service. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is OK. It has a few nice campsites. The sites are mostly wooded and are gravel. I am not sure why other reviews don't mention this more, but this campground is very close to some sort of gun range. The shooting is loud and goes on for several hours everyday we've been here. I don't know how anyone relaxes with this constant noise. It goes on to about sunset. They have paid internet that I haven't tried. The Verizon cell modem coverage is awesome! Other than that, the campground is getting a bit run down, the adult center is getting full of junk, the game room is nasty, the store is nice, bath house I checked out was pretty run down. The roads in certain loops are very narrow and somewhat difficult to navigate. Mini golf is very nice. This appears to have been a nice place at some point. If it wasn't the only one available near the Hershey RV show I would leave, but only because of the guns noise. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We belong to Thousand Trails so we stayed for nothing. Most sites are not level, some are VERY unlevel. You have to find your own site so you leave your rig and drive around till you find something you like. A number of seasonal folks and they seemed to have the sites where you got satellite reception. Laundry was clean, pool was busy over Memorial Day weekend and the campground was packed. The staff was helpful and the manager helped us find a spot. We probably will stay here again. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very wooded and hilly campground. Staff was nice when checking in. You pick your own site so get there early. We didn't have a problem because it was off peak time, but I can imagine in the summer could be a problem. We used this as a home base to go to the Ren Faire which is very close. Pool was closed, but the kids played mini golf. They have equipment you can use for free such as basketballs etc. A few activities were planned such as bingo and an auction. We had a nice time. The Amish come on Sat. morning to sell baked goods, that was nice. All of the food we bought was so good!! It was not very crowded while we were here and very quiet at night. We'd stay here again. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here Memorial Day weekend. The staff was very friendly and seemed to know what they were doing. There were plenty of fun events going on. Lots of activities at no cost: 2 bands, bingo, crafts, hay ride, Men's beauty pageant, breakfast events and more. This is why we did not rate it lower. The pool was very small. Numerous sites were extremely unlevel, one class A's front wheels were at least 2 feet off the ground. We were in section E, a very quiet area. Fortunately for us our section was the only one who had water on Sunday. Also, sewage problems, we were barely able to empty tanks because of trickling effect. Internet was only available in the store and adult lounge, was out Sunday due to campground issues, not the internet provider. Jungle Gym in our section was not taken care of, weeds, mud inside and somebody's clothing. Adult lounge's projection TV was old and needed new charge or something, generally I was the only one in there because of the Internet. Most of the buildings looked as if they've been let go. Numerous campers told us usually nobody comes to this campground and they've never had this many people here. There were two tiny sites left in our section. Everyone we ran into was complaining about their sites and lack of upkeep at this campground. As for the gun sounds, we heard them a few times, but no big deal but we were the farthest away. As a note, you must pick your own site so arrive early and have somebody stay at the spot you picked so somebody doesn't take it. We will not be returning: if this is what Outdoor World has to offer, we won't be signing up. We camped at PA Dutch Country Campground, Outdoor World in a Travel Trailer.

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