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Newville, Pennsylvania

Dogwood Acres Campground

Newville, Pennsylvania



Newville, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 776-5203

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $43 6/2016

Latitude: 40.237023866565
Longitude: -77.399336099625

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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
  • $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 ?
  • 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) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • 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 yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

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

Discount of 20% with Passport America during June-August. There was a $4.00 additional charge for 50 amp electric. Campground is 10+ miles from I-81 via narrow, winding, and hilly, but well paved country roads. This can be challenging at the end of a long day of driving. Our site was a pull-thru, but in reality it was two back-in sites. The site was FHU, 50 amp, level gravel. We did not have satellite reception because of the trees. Our Verizon cell/MiFi reception was intermittent. The campground cable worked okay, but was limited to local and shopping channels. The campground offered free WiFi, but just for one device. There was a fee for additional devices. The free WiFi signal reception was adequate. The campground was quiet during our stay on a Monday night. We probably would not stay here again because of the distance from the interstate. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Dogwood for an overnite. We appreciated the Passport America rate. Perhaps because we were just there for a night, we were placed very, very close to another camper. The site was level. The showers were clean. The campground itself has a lake and a pool. On the other hand, we found the owner to be quite a bit more directive than necessary, verging on annoying. She was sure our GPS directions weren't as good as hers (they were fine), and once at the site, she actually proceeded to point out where the water hook up was!! We were glad when she left us in peace. We would return for an overnite spot. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped on a cold, windy weekend. Great Halloween programming for the grandkids. Pleasant staff. Some sites require 4+" RV leveling, which is the only thing keeping this from a "10" rating. Will gladly return. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had the total opposite experience at this CG then other reviewers. First it is very well maintained, beautiful location. Bath house wasn't great and the lack of cleanliness was probably due to the usage vs. them not taking care of it. Large number of seasonal campers with well kept wooded sites on a sea of gravel. The seasonal campers were very nice. My experience with the owners started with me having a dog. While checking in the man who owns the place walks in and firmly asks me if my dog barks. I explained she is a puppy, we have not had an issue with barking as of yet. He chirps over to his wife, make sure you have her phone number. Then tells me that a group of tent campers will be next to my site and if she barks he will be calling me and that we will have to leave. So yes the eight tent campers and two kegs of beer did show up next to us and apparently our dog was fine with their party, or they couldn't hear her barking over their own good time. Our site had numerous tall walnut trees dropping walnuts on the top of our camper. We had to take apart our metal dog fencing, hoist it on top of the roof to prevent the dozens of walnuts from cracking our sky light and fan housings. We were kept awake from the walnuts dropping on our roof all night. The 30 amp hook up was horrible, I informed the owner that the power was dropping to 109 when ever we turn on the AC. He whipped out his gauge (which he just happened to have right with him), "I'm going to check, I'm at 119, your campers defective...", I informed him that everything that draws a lot of power is off, so you will read 119 and that the problem only happens when I try to use the power. At one point on day two I watched our gauge jump back and forth repeatedly from 107 to 121, with no AC, fridge, hot water on. We had zero problems at the other three CG's we camped at this month, so pretty sure our camper isn't defective. Could not leave fast enough. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose Dogwood Acres after doing an extensive Internet search. Although we were looking for something closer to Gettysburg, we are certainly glad that we did end up at Dogwood. The owners are top notch, going way above and beyond to make sure that everything is satisfactory, and the come around and check on you at least once a day. The sites are level, gravel, and mostly shaded. The facilities are immaculate, and the amenities are just as they say they will be. Trying to find fault with anything here is nearly impossible. Their camp store is well stocked, the pool is clean and secure, and the fishing pond is too. We will certainly go back to Dogwood Acres when we are back in the area. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate shown is weekly which includes 1 night free. This is a beautiful campground with roomy sites, lots of green areas and plantings. Seasonal campers keep their rigs and their sites clean and neat, and the owners work very hard to maintain the park in really good condition. Owners/managers are friendly helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. Seasonal campers are friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely return if in this area. Recommend highly! We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

I would say the same things everyone else said. Pretty camground, large sites, lots of shade, great owners. I just wish I'd been here when it wasn't pouring rain and blowing wind! WiFi isn't great, but it's there, at least. I think I've tried all the campgrounds along this Florida to New Jersey route now. This is one of the few that I will gladly return to on each trip. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Off the beaten track. Stopped there for an overnight. But, I'd go back in season. There seams to be a lot to do when the campground is hopping. Large gravel sites. Friendly staff. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Flawless is the only word we could think of. We loved the owners, who are constantly working and extremely personable. Quiet serenity, impeccably clean, excellent price. Glad we discovered it, as we will definitely make this one of our I-81 stops. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground! We have been coming here for years. My kids love it, too, It is a safe place for your kids to play and lots to do. Yes, there are a few rules, but that it why its such a wonderful family campground. Owners go out of their way to help us every time we are there. Treat us like family. I would tell you that the pool and whole place is very clean and well kelped! They do a lot for local charities. Wonderful people and all the seasonals are very friendly, also. So give them a try - you wont be disappointed! We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff at this campground are very friendly and helpful. This is a small, family owned campground but extremely well maintained. The store is well stocked. There is a lake as well. The playground was very therapeutic, and my son with autism really enjoyed it. There are swings, a bouncy bridge, a hamburger to climb in, a snake to climb in, a rope ladder, and a climbing wall to name a few. And, the park is shaded as well. The sites are a really nice size, and the owner will help you line up your trailer. Other than hiking, there really is not a lot to do in the area unless you are visiting Carlisle. Some of the activities were run by seasonals, but they were well organized. The wagon ride was the bumpiest ever, but my son loved it. This campground also appears to cater to special needs children-the playground was designed to be therapeutic. If this campground had a laundry, I would have rated it a 10. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a little out of the way but well worth the drive. It has lots of shade, roomy sites, owners are friendly and helpful. They have activities on the weekends for those who want to participate. Pool was clean and nice, shuffleboard and volleyball areas kept up. Pond seemed to be well stocked. Internet access only at office or close by. Would stay again if in that area. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Great weekend at Dogwood. My children had a great time. Expansive number of cable channels. WiFi is too expensive to utilize. Great sites, level and well maintained. I will definitely return. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent campground. Full facilities, well-maintained. Many sites are seasonal, but there are a number of overnight sites as well. Owners friendly and actually escort you to your site! We arrived using directions from our GPS and were taken in the long way that was very windy and narrow. Next time, we'll follow the directions the owner gave us to get out! We would camp there again!! We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our visit with these park owners. Getting to the sites was easy and we were escorted there upon arrival. I would like the sites up on the hill made a little roomier. When the campground is full, it is tight.They had a very nice breakfast for everyone and the proceeds went to charity. We found the grounds very well kept and had a very nice few days visit. We will return. We camped at Dogwood Acres Campground in a Motorhome.

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