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Old 10-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Drive-through impressions of Hershey Highmeadow campground

A couple of weekends ago, wife, kids and I were up at Hershey's Chocolate World enjoying an afternoon with friends. On our way out, I decided to swing into the Hershey Highmeadow campground to see if it's somewhere that we'd like to stay.

I've written up my first impressions based on the drive-through. Can anyone who has stayed there confirm/reject any of this?

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Old 10-29-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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I have stayed there twice this year being the second time with the grand kids. I have to agree with your views of the campground. What makes it ideal is the pools and the shuttle and it is true most campers are their for the park not the camping.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Thanks George. It seems like it is good for what it is- a park campground. It sounds like it is very similar to our stay in Knoebels.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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When our son was young we took him & friends to https://www.kingsdominion.com/ . They had a nice campground with a shuttle to the park & a pool. There is a water park section to the park as well. We bought the season pass for several years taking several kids along. It is right off of 95 with a Pilot Gas the 1st exit north. The only disadvantage is you have to go around Baltimore & Washington.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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That works for me- I'm right dab smack between Baltimore and DC and am just a stone's throw from I-95. Have never been to Kings Dominion. We'll try to check it out- my daughter is a roller coaster junky.
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my daughter is a roller coaster junky.
Oh boy, you are going to have motion sickness so bad. I can think of 3 right now & am sure I missed 1 or 2. Hopefully the Grizzly is still there, one of the few wooden roller coasters still left. My wife would have to take breaks after 3 straight rides. Early is always best, we waited at the security line & did a 'park walk' (speed walking) as security stopped anyone running to the best rides. An early lunch at the campground & then to the water park.
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Oh boy, you are going to have motion sickness so bad. I can think of 3 right now & am sure I missed 1 or 2. Hopefully the Grizzly is still there, one of the few wooden roller coasters still left. My wife would have to take breaks after 3 straight rides. Early is always best, we waited at the security line & did a 'park walk' (speed walking) as security stopped anyone running to the best rides. An early lunch at the campground & then to the water park.
I refuse to do wooden coasters anymore. I always feel like someone beat me with a stick after being on them! Fortunately, lately she's been big enough to get on them by herself. In Jersey, she lied about her age (blessed by Mom and I) to get onto one by herself for one last ride before we were out of tickets.

And morning? HA. ha. har, har, har. We are not morning people. Miss some of the short waits that way, but we're more of sleep in and roll into the park at noon.
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We've been to the Hershey area a few times and each time we've stayed at Twin Grove/Pine Grove campground. It used to be a KOA, but has now removed the KOA distinction.

Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages Pine Grove, PA

We absolutely LOVE it there. It is close enough to the Hershey area (we are HUGE roller coaster fans and just love the theme parks), but also far enough away. The campground itself is just perfect. Big rig friendly, lots of amenities, well maintained etc. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.
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As others have mentioned, treat this campground as a place to sleep. Most sights are tight. The attraction is the park and not the campground. Its been about 5 yrs since i last visited. It was clean and the staff was helpful. I would go again.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #10
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Nice place very family friendly

Years ago (1980's) we went there tent camping, and really enjoyed it with the kids. This past summer we took the camper and two of the grandkids, they did the park, and the wife and I did some of the other attractions, (the trolley ride is real nice and very enjoyable). the campsites are tight but very bearable, rest rooms are very clean, and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. Didn't use the pool, but we did use the free shuttle to get to and from the park and attractions. We are looking forward to going again next summer. Oh and you can get discount Park tickets at the registration office.
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