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Old 07-24-2019, 10:38 PM   #1
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Heading out to Lancaster Pa. Any recommendations on best Campgrounds
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There are plenty of nice places in Lancaster to choose from. Can you be more specific as to where in the county you want to be and what you are looking for in a campground? I can help you out here.

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Spring Gulch is nice and near Shady Maple, Country Acres and Old Mill Stream are good as well and right on Rt. 30 for a lot of the tourist stuff, I am sure more will chime in with good suggestions.
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Old Mill Stream and KOA !ancaster are our Favorites.
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There are plenty of nice places in Lancaster to choose from. Can you be more specific as to where in the county you want to be and what you are looking for in a campground? I can help you out here.

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Have never been up that way. So I should have ask for best tourist attractions as well. Will only have three days total to look around. Just a four day getaway.
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Have never been up that way. So I should have ask for best tourist attractions as well. Will only have three days total to look around. Just a four day getaway.
If you want to be in the heart of Amish farm country, yet close to all of the tourist stuff, and want a very nice, large and level wooded (or not wooded) site, you should consider Spring Gulch RV Resort. The very best sites at Spring Gulch are in the 1500 section, which are all wooded, but all of the other sections are nice, too.

Spring Gulch is about 12 minutes away from Intercourse, and about another 5 minutes more to Bird-In-Hand. These are the two most popular tourist areas in Lancaster County. Being where it is, no matter where you go from Spring Gulch, you will be treated to the finest beauty and serenity Lancaster County has to offer on your way there.

There is also the New Holland KOA, which is only about 1 mile away from Spring Gulch. While it is also a nice campground, and many people really love this place, it’s not my cup of tea. Being here gives you all of the same location benefits as Spring Gulch, so it might be good for you. Most of the sites here are not wooded, but it is situated such that you have a beautiful view over the farms south of Welsh Mountain. Welsh Mountain is a sort of dividing line between where the Amish and Mennonite live — Amish to the south, and Mennonite to the north. Not that it makes any difference for you, but just a little fun fact.

There are many other campgrounds in the area, so if you check these places out and they don’t fit your needs, please list some specifics on what you are looking for.

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I'm not sure if you are taking kids or anything. If you are, then mill stream is a great place. It is right beside Dutch wonderland. We stayed there several years ago and the kids loved it. It is an amusement park for younger kids.
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If you develop a list of campgrounds you are thinking of going to, post it here so we can all let you know what we know about each of these places. They all have there pluses and minuses.

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Mill Bridge Village was one we liked and frequently used.

Three years ago was the last time but was looking run down. I believe they had been sold and added "Camp Resort" to the name. The outside of the office building needed repairs and one of the bath areas was closed off. My wife shockingly found a shower stall that had been used for a toilet. The covered bridged was closed off and appeared close to collapse. We previously enjoyed the buggy rides and mill. There was still a mill tour, on site, but I don't know if it could still operate.

Hopefully it has improved. They did add a large above ground pool. It was a great little place and extremely peaceful being bordered by an Amish farmstead and the mill stream. The evening Amish wagon load bake sale was great too!
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Spring Gulch is excellent as are some others in that area.

Again, as mentioned, indicate where you want to be and what you are looking to do and you'll get better help.
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We go to Intercourse once a year and always stay at Beacon Hill. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...NJnFP8ivzPZhvw

Very clean, friendly, good WiFi and walking distance to downtown Intercourse. Love it.
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We go to Intercourse once a year and always stay at Beacon Hill. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...NJnFP8ivzPZhvw

Very clean, friendly, good WiFi and walking distance to downtown Intercourse. Love it.
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I'm not sure if you are taking kids or anything. If you are, then mill stream is a great place. It is right beside Dutch wonderland. We stayed there several years ago and the kids loved it. It is an amusement park for younger kids.
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This is probably the best website there is for all things Lancaster County, PA. They also have a Facebook page which is very active. You will find this very helpful and informative now and for when you are in Lancaster.

https://reallancastercounty.com/

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This is probably the best website there is for all things Lancaster County, PA. They also have a Facebook page which is very active. You will find this very helpful and informative now and for when you are in Lancaster.

https://reallancastercounty.com/

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I will say to stay away from Loose Caboose. Not a pleasant place to stay.
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Have never been up that way. So I should have ask for best tourist attractions as well. Will only have three days total to look around. Just a four day getaway.

A must see place in Lancaster County is the Amish Country in Intercourse, PA. Just a tranquil and peaceful place. Good campgrounds there as well as amazing restaurants, Bird In Hand Restaurant in particular. Nice shops and reasonable prices. Take a wagon/buggy tour if your schedule allows.
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second country acres and old mill stream. old mill stream not much in the way of amenities, but they have an amish family come thru the campground in the morning selling fresh baked pies, its next to dutch wonderland, has a stream along the back of the campground,quiet and wooded. country acres has a nice pool, quit and wooded. both in the middle of amish country and make sure go to millers smorgasbord (go hungry).
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Old Mill Stream and KOA !ancaster are our Favorites.
Has the KOA changed hands within the past few years? We stayed there a few times. Stopped going when they charged me $12 to bring my 80+yo parents to our site for a piece of cake and coffee less than an hour before guests are supposed to leave.

As for the original question, we’ve stayed at Beacon Hill several times and love it. It is 16 yo+ and very little to do (perfect!). The owners are very nice and accommodating. Each Saturday an Amish family comes through the cg selling fresh veggies, home made yogurt and delicious deserts. It is convenient to anything in Lancaster.
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I have a few favorites, I'm a local but hit these places up yearly.
Starlight in Denver
Lake in Wood in Narvon
Spring Gulch is ok in New Holland

I passed the KOA of New Holland the other day and it said it was closed with no campers around so im not positive what's happening at that place.

Whatever place you go to you will enjoy, and a must hit for Ice Cream is Lapp Valley Farms. Made fresh and it is a working farms so really cool place to stop at, no Sunday hours

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