5 Parks near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 2015 - $60.00
$60 per night was for a level concrete-all-around site with full hookups. There are only three full hookup sites (the first site is kept unoccupied to be used as a dump station); the remaining sites have water and electric. All sites are first come, first served. This parking lot (many hospital employees park here) campground is located about one mile from many of the Philadelphia medical facilities including the VA Medical Center and UPENN Hospitals. In addition, all the amenities are close by. It's not much for looks (there are trees along the border fence) but if you're looking for a convenient-to-everything-place to camp and you're going to be out all day, this is the perfect location. Free shuttles are offered to the hospitals and bus stops. The dispatchers, who are the go to people, were very helpful and full of information. AT&T and Verizon cell service were full bars of 4G LTE. We used our Verizon jetpack for internet access as the campground Wi-Fi didn't provide enough speed for our needs. We received 43 over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
May 2015 - $52.00
Couldn't get into a real campground, even 6 weeks in advance, so came here knowing it was a parking lot with full hookups. Points for security, nearness to downtown, strong Verizon and over-the-air TV signals, and offering a free shuttle to public transit. Demerits for short, tight spaces that are hard to get into; noise (next to the train switching yard and 3 hospitals, so lots of clanging and sirens); sewer connection (a foot off the ground, so had to drain uphill); refusal to make reservations (which we thought we had after calling, then told on arrival that we didn't); and pricing practices. Their Good Sam ad, signage and web site all said $30/night, but they charge up to $20 more if you're over 29' (even though all the spaces are the same size) plus $12 for a towed or towing vehicle. I complained and they corrected the web site info. - Keeping up with the Joneses
May 2015 - $30.00
Yes this is not a campground but it is a great deal if you travel by RV and want to visit Philadelphia. Restrooms and shower are just OK. Been in worse and been in better. Bring flip flops.
Free transport to Hospital area where you can catch the #42 bus ( $2.25 each way exact as no change provided) and you are dropped off right at Independence Hall. Phila streets are very narrow and I can't imagine driving an RV downtown. Even a car will be tight and parking would be $$$$
We stayed 2 nites and would definitely stay again. Note not all sites have sewer hookup so be sure to ask for an appropriate site. Really only one site that appears to be lower than my RV dump pipe but we didn't need it so don't know how well it would have worked. Train noise wasn't a bother for us. - Tireman9
Aug 2016 - $52.00
We really liked this park and added two days to our stay. We did luck out getting a site in the back behind the fountain and backed into shady trees. Some have a lot of grass but think they are seasonal or permanent. There are sites I wouldn't want. So ask for the back sites.
Other reviewers complained about the desk person. We thought she was friendly and definitely helpful with getting us information about getting to Philly on the train. (The only way to go) it is a great location to the city.
The laundry is in great shape as are the restrooms. Didn't go in the pool but it looked very clean.
The WiFi is non existent at the sites but you can buy it. At the office it is really fast.
We almost didn't come here because of some of the reviews. But glad we did and we would come back. - Tahoewinegirl
Jul 2016 - $52.00
The park is old and needs updating. We had some power problems with 30 amp. The campground was close to Philly, we took the train. It was easy. - User780
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Dump. This is an old run down campground. About half of the sites are permenents. Our site, and many others, was not level. The lady in the front office was rude. She looked like she just rolled out of bed.
The only redeeming value here is that it is the only campground close to Philly. We would not stay here again. - firsttimefulltimer
Jul 2016 - $28.00
This campground looks great. There are lots of trees, but also sunny sites. We watched cows nursing their babies in the pasture, and you can buy farm-fresh eggs at the campground store. So why the low rating?
(1) The electricity fluctuated. It spikes up and down. First you'll have 120 volts. A few hours later it'll drop to less than 110. (2) The water pressure also fluctuates. You'll have good pressure, then in the middle of your shower it slows down. (3) Ants, lots of them, invading our RV. This problem probably could have been alleviated somewhat if they cut the grass more often. It was over my ankles. (4) The trash cans were overflowing. Apparently, it is picked up on Fridays. Which means that the trash generated by the many weekenders sits here for a full week. - mrpeepers
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This campground was clean and quiet, and the campsites were fairly level. My only complaint was that, contrary to what I was told, you could not get a view of satellite from the 50 amp sites. I then moved to a 30 amp site and was given a refund for the price difference with no problem. I then had to deal with acorns dropping on my motorhome and car. I could have move again but decided to stay in that site. I would stay hear again but I would chose a 30 amp site with no overhead trees. - TomG100
Jun 2015 - $37.00
We read a number of reviews and decided we'd chance this CG. We are very happy we did! This is a very nice quiet CG. We took a walk around Sunday morning and all we heard was the wind in the trees, a couple bull frogs by the ponds and the chirping of birds. No traffic, no trains!
The roads inside are gravel. The sites are mostly all grass, some are gravel, most all are pretty level and good sized. The swimming lake is not the place it may once have been, but the new pool has made that a moot point. The pool is a relatively new addition, just a couple years old. Electric was good, water pressure was good, there is no cable. In truth we did not miss cable, we had a handful of air channels but didn't bother with TV. WiFi is spotty as was Sprint phone. There are a couple sites that will allow two units to face each other, nice if you are traveling with another family or a friend. I will definitely return here. - blues traveler
Jul 2015 - $45.00
This campground has a nice wooded section (the 400's) We were there midweek in July,not crowded. There is a nice little pond,no pool. However they do not stay in office/store past 3pm. For no good reason they kept the Game room locked up except for weekend. Worst part was the small bathroom with single shower stall,smaller than a phone booth. The faucet is set, NO control of temperature! - Bill Fin
Aug 2014 - $35.00
The park is wooded which is nice but the roads are poorly maintained. We camped in site 428 near a shower. Unfortunately, the only a single shower for men an women was open, it was not clean, the hot water went from cold to hot to cold. This shower served about 45 sites. Other showers and baths were locked. When we complained the next morning, they were unreceptive and acted as if we should be grateful we were able to get a shower. Clearly they did not have customer service in mind. Additionally, the bathrooms had no towels, dryers, or soap dispensers. Many of the sites are permanent and rundown. Recommend skipping this campground if you have other options. - EUSJNM
May 2012 - $35.00
I did not expect much when we were able to make a holiday reservation 1 1/2 week prior. This campground could be a nice place if the owners made needed improvements. The entrance tells the story. They have too many old seasonals with decks and outbuildings in disrepair. We stayed In the 400's section which was nice (no seasonals). The water supply was little more than a trickle. The site was wooded and large. The bathroom which was a newer bathroom was very dirty There was no bench or a place to hang clothes. Several toilets were not working. The camp did not have pump out service. We chose this place because it was close, and it was the first time for a first time RV owner trying to camp on a holiday. I only wish the owners could see this place with the eyes of a camper. This place could be nice, but a bulldozer and dumpsters are needed. - shakieg
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a mobile home park, with sites set up on pavement for transients. No shade. Parallel parking. Power was good, water fine. Wifi was pretty good. Really nice large grassy areas for dog walking. Nicely located to explore Philly about an hour or more away. Valley Forge was a nice trip also. - Motorhome girl
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Very pleasantly surprised. Not far north of Philly. Convenient for us to visit relatives. Excellent interior roads, good power. Nice area, good shopping and restaurants nearby. Cash/check only. Had to mail a check to hold a site. Will stay again when visiting the area. - MissingLinc
Jul 2014 - $34.00
This isn't really an RV park, it's an adult/retirement mobile home community with some vacant lots (paved and level) which are rented out to RVers. That said, the staff was very helpful and the permanent residents were all friendly and we felt welcome there, and the price was right. There's nothing scenic about it since it's not a campground (a couple sites had picnic tables, our didn't), but it worked for our needs (a home base near Philly for a week). The street we were on had four RVs and four mobile homes. There were plenty of residential streets nearby where we could go for long walks with our dogs. The free WiFi worked sometimes often we had to revert to using our hotspot. We'd stay again if our main goal is a place to park for a bit near Philly and we're not looking for an RV park to "camp" in. - LifeRebooted