Manheim, Pennsylvania

Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park

Manheim, Pennsylvania



Manheim, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 665-7640

Sites: 243
Recent Rate: $45 7/2015

Latitude: 40.2295130680148
Longitude: -76.452240049839

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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

Thorfinn

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed over July 4th, so it was a full house. AT&T signal is strong. This camp store was one of the most well stocked I have ever seen, even to double scooped waffle cones! We were escorted to our site. The long term camper's area appeared to be separate from the travellers section. Access to the campground was gated and they had a security car that passed through occasionally as well. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

If you get a chance visit the Central Lancaster Market. You will find plenty of fresh foods and vendors serving ethnic foods from around the world.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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rascalydog

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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This campground's rating could vary w/the staff & area of the campground. There were a lot of permanent sites that were really rundown. Also roads on the backside of the CG were in need of work. The front area of the CG was clean & pretty. Most of the staff was friendly & helpful but 1 man left a sour taste in our mouth. He sat outside the laundry room w/a cigar when I tried to do laundry which had my lungs hurting for a couple of days. Also he was walking his dog by our MH when we came in one day. Our dogs got by me b/4 I could get a leash on them & ran to my husband. The man very loudly yelled "All dogs must be on a leash anywhere, no exceptions!" I held up the leashes & said, they're in my hand, they just got by me. He then thundered, Hook them up b/4 you open the door! Kinda hard to do when they were inside & I was outside. I feel he could have come over & spoke more privately w/us & found out the circumstances of the situation. We camped at Pinch Pond Family Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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mergeman

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $42.00
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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: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $44.00
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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: November, 2013 - $46.00
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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: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
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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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hdrider

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
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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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c+jp 5rvers

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

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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Attn2dtl

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $46.00
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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: June, 2012 - $40.00
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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: April, 2012 - $19.00
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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: October, 2011 - $43.00
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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: September, 2011 - $40.00
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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: August, 2011 - $39.00
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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: June, 2011 - $40.00
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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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