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Old 01-25-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Pennsylvania Campground recommendation

Our camping group is looking at a trip to PA after Labor Day. General consensus is in the SE part of the state in the Gettysburg/York/Lancaster area.

I have been checking RV Reviews but would appreciate any personal recommendations for a campground with W/E/S. We'll just use the CG as a base camp and do day trips from there. RV Reviews is a handy tool but some of the reviews are not always complete or current.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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One of the nicer campgrounds in Lancaster is Spring Gulch. A little pricey for that area, but sites are very large, several pools in different areas of the campground. Only a few miles from Shady Maple smorgasbord.
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Lake in Wood campground in Narvon is our local favorite spot. They have a few pull through concrete pad sites. In door pool in the offseason that opens up to the outdoor pool in the summer months. Also near shady maple smorgasbord.

In Gettysburg we've stayed at Drummer Boy campground. Very large and fit our needs while we toured the battlefields.


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Old 01-25-2016, 10:05 AM   #4
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Here are ones I have used and I live In York PA>...

Lake in the Woods....Narvon PA

Gettysburg KOA....Gettysburg

Jellystone Campground...Quarryville

Gettysburg is nice...close to many Historical areas...as long as you are under 38 ft...ok

Lake in the Woods ....great pool area and such...nice concrete pads...

Jellystone...nice place for kids
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We stayed at Beacon Hill in Intercourse, PA. An adult campground, nice and quiet. Inexpensive too, they didn't take credit cards when I was there or maybe they gave a deal for cash. No pool but right in Intercourse. Listening to the buggy's going by at all times was nice


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Old 01-25-2016, 06:23 PM   #6
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I will throw a vote in for Oak Creek in Bowmansville, nice level sites and still close to Lancaster area.
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I will throw a vote in for Oak Creek in Bowmansville, nice level sites and still close to Lancaster area.
A tad close to Maple Grove Raceway, so if you're looking for quiet...better look elsewhere.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:06 AM   #8
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A tad close to Maple Grove Raceway, so if you're looking for quiet...better look elsewhere.
All 3 campgrounds near Maple Grove get to listen to the drag strip, just hope you don't plan a weekend when the Nationals are in town, but probably couldn't get a site then anyway. At least it is not a constant noise like at other tracks.
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All of the above are nice. Depending on how many are in your group you may have trouble getting in to some locations. We have had trouble getting a spot at Lake in Wood. One other suggestion is White Oak Campground Home Page
Close to Strasburg and as I recall several open sites near the front and FHU. Good luck and enjoy the sights.
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My seasonal site is at Spring Gulch. I looked at all of the campgrounds listed when I was hunting for where I wanted to put my camper. All the prior-mentioned places are nice and I think you will be happy with any of them. However, Spring Gulch is closer to Intercourse and there is much more to do within five miles of Spring Gulch than most of the others.

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