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Old 12-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #21
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We did High Meadow this past July. If your focus is on Hershey Park, I would stay there. The shuttles from the CG to the park are great--no parking hassles and hikes to and from the car---especially great for the return when you (and kids) are tired from all the park activities. We never noticed the trains. Also, we really enjoyed the antique auto museum that is close by. It is affiliated with the Smithsonian and had tremendous displays, by decade, of some legendary cars.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #22
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We went to Farm Aid in Hershey and we stay at High Meadow it was ok the trains didn't bother me I live by them .I rather stay at a state park or gov.its cheaper then the private ones.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #23
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Just wondering who has any recommendations for campgrounds in the Hershey, PA area for summer 2013. It will be the six of us in our 30ft TT for over a week. Full hookups would be a must for this stay. Also, there seems to be many attractions in this area so is there anything that we simple can't miss while in the area?
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We stayed at the Eliazbethtown/Hershey KOA.
Good campground especially for kids. Large sites. Clean facilities.
Gettysburg is not too far.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #24
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E Town KOA I second that,also visit the Masonic Home in E Town,Beautiful Place! Youroo!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:53 AM   #25
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High Meadow Campground is just up the street from Hershey Park. If you're into cars there's a Museum close by that's well worth visiting.

Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, Pennsylvania
One thing I will caution you on is the Waste Water Treatment Plant is just up the road as well. One day the breeze will blow and wonderful smell of chocolate is in the air. Other days when it blows in the other direction, let's just say it ain't chocolate. We stayed on the parking lot at Hershey for the RV Show a couple times. On one occasion I thought someone dumped their tanks on the lot or mine developed a leak. When I went outside and spoke with a couple other campers, I found out about the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

We usually stay at Spring Gulch Campground. It's not real far away. We usually travel to Strasburg for all of the train attractions. Toy Train Museum http://traincollectors.org/ , Choo Choo Barn http://www.choochoobarn.com/, Strasburg Railroad http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/ and the PRR Museum http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/ are all very close together. Shady Maple http://www.shady-maple.com/smorgasbord is the Taj Mahal for Smorgasbords, we try to visit at least once during our stay.
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When we went to Hershey in '12, we stood at Lickdale Campground, which is now Jownstown KOA. I wanted nothing to do with trains, since I get more than enough at work. I liked it but the commute sucked. A coworker said no issues with trains, so next time, Highmeadow will be our choice.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #27
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Thanks everyone for the info, I can't believe how much help this has been!
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #28
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When we went to Hershey in '12, we stood at Lickdale Campground, which is now Jownstown KOA. I wanted nothing to do with trains, since I get more than enough at work. I liked it but the commute sucked. A coworker said no issues with trains, so next time, Highmeadow will be our choice.
I know what you mean about the trains, I work with them far more than I want to sometimes. I prefer my vacations to be whistle-free!
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High Meadow Campground is just up the street from Hershey Park. If you're into cars there's a Museum close by that's well worth visiting.

Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, Pennsylvania
One thing I will caution you on is the Waste Water Treatment Plant is just up the road as well. One day the breeze will blow and wonderful smell of chocolate is in the air. Other days when it blows in the other direction, let's just say it ain't chocolate. We stayed on the parking lot at Hershey for the RV Show a couple times. On one occasion I thought someone dumped their tanks on the lot or mine developed a leak. When I went outside and spoke with a couple other campers, I found out about the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

We usually stay at Spring Gulch Campground. It's not real far away. We usually travel to Strasburg for all of the train attractions. Toy Train Museum Train Collectors Association , Choo Choo Barn The Choo Choo Barn – Strasburg, PA | Gigantic Model Train Layout, Strasburg Railroad Strasburg Rail Road - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and the PRR Museum RR Museum of PA :: Welcome are all very close together. Shady Maple Shady Maple Smorgasbord | Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking | Lancaster County PA is the Taj Mahal for Smorgasbords, we try to visit at least once during our stay.

The Choo Choo Barn, if it's the place I'm thinking of, is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Even if you're not into model railroading (and I am not), you'll be blown away by this.
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We stayed at the Eliazbethtown/Hershey KOA.
Good campground especially for kids. Large sites. Clean facilities.
Gettysburg is not too far.
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