Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park

     


Manheim, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 665-7640

Sites: 243
Recent Rate: $42 9/2014


Latitude: 40.2295130680148
Longitude: -76.452240049839

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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
  • 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

32 Reviews

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

mergeman

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

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Liked this campground very much. Some mix of permanent and transient sites. Sites were very level and graveled. Roads were graveled and well maintained. Although there was no easy access to the interstate, it was very close to the interstate. However, we really heard very little traffic noise. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CherylAnn M

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We had checked out reviews on this campground and it had more positive than negatives, so we decided to give it a try. We wanted to make this trip closer towards home. If you are looking for an overnight stay I would say this is the place. Don't expect to fish in a nice lake, this one was definitely unacceptable for fishing in. There is no fountain to keep the water circulating or moving. There are no activities; horseshoes, mini golf, etc. There is an outdoor pool up near the office/camp store which is very tiny. All the Staff there was wonderful and helpful and delightful they even take you right to your campsite to make sure you are set up and if you need any help they will help you. The scary part was there was no mention in their brochure or website regarding a gun range/rifle shooting that could be heard not to far over top of the trees near one of the roads to where it looked like perm. Sites were and the turnpike is right there by the edge of the campground. This campground has so many possibilities to do a whole lot too and I honestly hope that someday to see if rank up there with all the other great places to camp. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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whiteysax

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

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 2 weeks here getting accustomed to living full time in my new fiver. Daily rate is $46; however, if you book 7 nights, the charge is for 6 with the 7th being free. When I asked about a Good Sam discount I was told they don't normally offer one when getting the free night during a weekly stay, but they knocked a few dollars off anyway. There are a variety of sites for trailer, tent, and cabin camping. My pull through site was spacious, gravel, and level. Grass medians separate pull through sites with trees here and there for shade. All sites included fire rings and picnic tables. Being it the off season and the weather getting fairly cold, it was pretty quiet for my two weeks. Each weekend picked up with roughly 6-8 families in trailers showing up late Friday and leaving on Sunday. There is some noise from the turnpike which runs right last the front of the park, but the only noticeable noise is when a truck hits the warning rumble strips,on the shoulder. On random mornings, gunshots could be heard from the neighboring shooting range and club. Overall a nice, peaceful spot. Coin op laundry on site was convenient. Cleaned and maintained daily. Same with the bathhouse. Very comfortable facilities. The staff made this park exceptional. I was blown away with their friendliness. I was greeted at the gate by one of the groundskeepers who escorted me to my spot and offered to help me set up. The manager at the front desk was a lovely woman who was always willing to help when I'd need it. This was especially appreciated since I was new to the RV lifestyle. When the groundskeeper who helps with propane was off site and I ran out, one of the permanent guests who happened to be at the front office offered to fill my tanks. This will be my first choice if I'm in need of a spot in the Lebanon-Lancaster-Reading area again. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SteveandAnn

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice park with good access to the Lancaster area. It is right on the turnpike, however the road noise was not that bad at all. They have great security. Reservations and check-in were easy. Our site had excellent power, cable was fuzzy, not very level. The site backed to trees and we had enough space to enjoy our fire. We would stay here again. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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c+jp 5rvers

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for the RV show. Very convenient location to Hershey. Clean and shaded sites, Tight and gravel, though. Could hear I-76 from our site. Not given Wi-Fi password info. Very friendly staff and nice park. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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hdrider

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here to visit Hershey. Staff was friendly, most sites pretty level, some of the long term areas had some bad stuff mixed in, but did not hamper the front area of the park. Power and cable good - where we parked, we could not get Direct TV. Water had a bad smell, in fact, we rewashed cloths after we left the park that we washed while there. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Attn2dtl

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

Date of Stay: - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was near the road, which can be busy, but we were gone almost every day for activities somewhere, so it wasn't a bother. The gun club that people have mentioned in their reviews wasn't bad at all. The grounds are kept very clean and someone was always around to help those who needed it. One of the most secure campgrounds we have ever stayed in. Gate key required and a security detail patrolling. Would definitely come back. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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ibavamarine

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We selected this park for a visit to Hershey Park. Compared to other parks, within 30 minutes to Hershey, this place offers great value! The staff was short winded and somewhat friendly. There are several seasonal park models that ranged from poor condition to newer. Our gravel level site was next to the pool and playground. Although next to the PA turnpike, we did not hear much road noise at all. Clean grounds, a small stocked camp store, game room, fishing pond and in-ground pool are well cared for. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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bbonnell

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Fee is based on monthly rate. Campground had improved since the last time we stayed there almost a year ago…especially the helpful attitude of the staff. The campground has sites that are private/not so private; shady/sunny; dry/wet, fairly quiet/noisy/very noisy. Noise comes from I-76, a side road and an adjacent gun club, with rifles firing 9-9 seven days a week. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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cobra188d

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Was met at the gate by a nice lady who gave us a quick rundown of some of the rules, then was led by a staff member in a golf cart right to our site. The store was well stocked and the again, the staff was outstanding. Lots of activities for the children all weekend. Many of the sites are not level so make sure you've got lots of wood but if not, the staff said they have plenty if you need more. As others have said, the shooting at the rifle range next door can get a bit unnerving, our dog was not fond of the shooting at all and the proximity to the turnpike keeps the noise level a bit high but not annoying. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bbonnell

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here a couple of years ago and were satisfied, but things have changed. Reserved 50 amp, got 30 amp, “Sorry, we are full.” Sites 339-346 are supposed to be pull through, but with sewer at extreme rear of site, must disconnect towed. Cable TV was terrible. Got about ½ of the channels they claimed, and most were snowy. These sites are literally 20 feet from a road that has traffic all night: had to use earplugs. Owners have a take it or leave it attitude. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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floridapip

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice park with lots of trees. Each site had wide, gravel pads so it was easy to step out on a solid, clean surface. The pool (we did not use it) looked clean and inviting. Baths and laundry were clean. Staff was pleasant. Cable (and an excellent campground brochure that included channels) was included. Wi-Fi was not free; we bought a card with the minutes we needed (we selected 24 hours for $10). Wi-Fi had intermittent connection issues (bearable but annoying), especially in the early morning hours. Price reflects Good Sam discount. We would come back, but...be aware a Sportsmen's Club is behind this park and shooting practice can be loud and disturbing; it seemed to start in the early evenings and we were unable to walk the dog (who was frightened) during these several-hour shooting sessions. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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mommabair

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for a long weekend. There is a lot of site construction going on to make more sites. Playground equipment is old, needs updated. Staff very friendly. Let us change sites as they site we were assigned to all the trees were just cut down and had no shade. Didnt have anything going on for kids. The pool was nice and my kids caught many small fish in the fishing pond. Used the bath house once- was nice and clean. Would have gien a higher rating if there would have been somehting for the kids to do, and a better playground (something other than an old broken small plastic set). We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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fulltimer100

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was kept clean and the sites were nice. The people were great and friendly. We will camp here again. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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jfs

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here numerous times before and have been pleased every time. This last time in particular, I had trouble with my hot water tank regulator right around 4:00 pm as it was getting dark. I approached the CGs front desk for help, and the owner himself and his assistant located a part from one of the permanent sights and took the time to replace the part for me even though they had a busy schedule. They ended up finishing the job in the dark during one of their Halloween weekends. They completed the job with a smile and no charge for the part or their time! In regards to the park itself, my sites have always been level, bathrooms always clean, and the kids have always been entertained. Store/registration area is small, stocked OK, but is a newer facility and is nice with coffee and Slush Puppies, as well as ice cream for the kids. Reservations have never been a problem. The fishing pond is a pleasurable walk down to the bottom portion of the campground, but the wooded surroundings make it worth it, very beautiful and the fishing is good. The pool is well maintained and very visible from most upper/pull-thru sites. The playground is also visible, equipment is older but well maintained. CATV is good, good water pressure, and staff has always been top notch. Very easy to get to off the PA turnpike, which leads me to my only two drawbacks, some noise from turnpike (noise from gun club is only sporadic), and some of the seasonal sites could be better maintained. This is a CG that never quite seems to be fully booked ,thus making it a great CG for a last minute getaway; the exception being on their Halloween weekends, which book rapidly because the CG and staff do exceptional WEs complete with a haunted house, haunted hayride, trick-or-treat between sites, DJs, site decorating, and other planned activities. Overall, a great CG. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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