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Old 05-16-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Gettysburg KOA campground directions

Any suggestions on driving to Gettysburg KOA campground from the East? I'll be on the turnpike. Do I just bite the bullet and drive through downtown Gettysburg or is driving down 81 from the turnpike worthwhile?

I've stayed on the eastern side of Gettysburg (drummer boy) and we drove in on 15 from the turnpike but the KOA is on the western side of Gettysburg.


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We have always just drove thru town. Some I know go down 15 into Md then back but that seems pretty far out of the way, we were going to Granite Hill but west just like the KOA
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Thanks dblr. Every other route just seems out of the way. I know downtown can be congested.


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Old 05-17-2016, 08:11 AM   #4
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We have never stayed at the KOA but we are regular tent campers at Granite Hill. We never go through downtown unless we are actually going downtown. It can be very unpredictable so for me personally I don't mind the extra time to avoid the stress. We live in Maryland though so the decision is easy for me. Walmart is on the northeast side and we have been known the need things. We go in from the Emmittsburg side 140 to 116.

Not much help for you in your situation I know but that's what I do.

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:32 AM   #5
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We'll be coming in for the 4th of July weekend and staying over at Artillery Ridge just south of town and not far from the Copse of Trees. I've been to Gettysburg before but never with a TT and the thought of traversing downtown scares me a bit.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:22 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=timfromma;1197243 I've been to Gettysburg before but never with a TT and the thought of traversing downtown scares me a bit.[/QUOTE]

Just think of it as another challenge. I have done it a few times with our 39' 5th wheel but been known to push some cars back that cross the white stop line
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Just think of it as another challenge. I have done it a few times with our 39' 5th wheel but been known to push some cars back that cross the white stop line
I'll wager that your 39' 5th wheel has a tighter turn radius than my 36' TT.
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We come in from Ohio. We have found that the turnpike to 15 is best, then thru town. Never had a problem, though there is a traffic circle to navigate. The Gettysburg KOA is a nice place and conveniently located once you get your bearings around town. I realize you are coming from the east, but tip to anyone coming from the West, don't get off early and try to drive from Breezewood area to Gettysburg over 30. Made the mistake of following my RV GPS , went that way and it cost me a set of brakes coming down the mountain. No such problems coming down 15.
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I'll wager that your 39' 5th wheel has a tighter turn radius than my 36' TT.
Your probably right but with a full size Kenworth pulling it most people want to move.
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We're taking 84W to Scranton, 81S to Harrisburg and pick up 15S.
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