Set on 200 acres of rolling farmland in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Hershey RV Camping preserve is enclosed in a natural valley of grassy fields, sloping down to a small fishing lake. Six miles away is Hershey's Chocolate World (rides and live entertainment), ZooAmerica, plus many golf courses and 3 major outlet centers. Nearby our Thousand Trails Pennsylvania Dutch Country RV campground are also Amish settlements and the Indian Echo Caverns. Hershey RV Camping has something for everyone, from the amusement park enthusiast to the history buff! Hershey RV campground near Chocolate World Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Hershey RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.
RV Check In Time: 12:00 PM RV Check Out Time: 12:00 PM Rental Check In Time: 4:00 PM Rental Check Out Time: 11:00 AM Upon check-in you may be asked to provide a valid ID, and a certificate of insurance and registration for your unit. Members should also have their membership card on hand. Minimum Check In age is 21 years old. The rates displayed do not include any applicable service fees or charges for optional incidentals. For late arrival arrangements, please contact our Reservation Department at (717) 867-5515.
All golf carts driven on property are subject to a registration fee. All golf carts driven on property must provide proof of insurance on the golf cart. Please register your golf cart at the Ranger Station upon arrival. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. 50 amp sites are on a first come first serve at an additional fee. For group bookings, please do not save sites.
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Mandatory 2 night stay for weekend reservations, and 3 nights for holiday reservations. 1 night midweek campsite reservations can be booked. 1 night campsite reservation for a weekend can only be booked on the day of arrival. (Overrides can only be approved by the Property Ops. Staff.) 1 night rental reservation can be booked only 48 hours in advance and there is a $10.00 surcharge. Youe credit card will be charged the itinerary total prior to arrival, up to a maximum of $250.00. Any remaining balance will be due on arrival. If you cancel your reservation 14 or more days prior to arrival, you will be charged a $25 administratve fee. If you cancel your reservation within 14 days of arrival, you will forfeit your deposit, up to a maximum of $250. In the case of multiple sites booked, cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed. Prices and site type are subject to availability. No refunds will be issued for early check outs. If I used a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, I authorize MHC Property Management L.P. to charge any expenses incurred during my stay to that credit card or apply funds you have on deposit with us against what I owe.
A bit cramped but not terrible. I'd stay again
This is a basic campground with a swimming pool, a store and laundry. The sites are gravel and most are not level. They are not well maintained as the site next to us has weeds a foot high. There are a few big rigs that can barely fit on a site. The loop we are in has four roads leading to the campsites (A,B,C and D). There is an arrow indicating direction. The exit road (D) is also an entry road to campsites. If someone is going to a campsite in Road D you can not pass them when exiting as the road is only one lane. There is plenty of room to expand the exit road to two lanes. When we checked in we were not offered any information on “Resort” activities or information on Hershey Park. You can tell that most of the employees do not want to be here both at the campground and Hershey Park. No one smiles and they can be rude.
We arrived about an hour early. We were told to wait in overflow. The overflow lot is a grassy area with dips and holes. There are several RV’s that have been there for some time.
Hershey needs to invest some money into the Campground. You pay Resort prices for a state park campsite.
The first thing to know is that Thousand Trails sites are a first come, first serve. Meaning you have to arrive early in order to get the best spots. They don't reserve sites for you. For everyone complaining about driving around and not finding spots, if you get there early enough aroung 1 pm, you wont' have a problem.
This campground is located behind two farms and behind some woods, so you won't be able to see it from the main road. That is great because there was no traffic noise around. When we arrived to the gate house, the woman there was very helpful in recommending sites area for us. We chose a pull through site for our 30 ft TT since we are newbies (our 4th trip). There is ample space between you and your rv neighbor and no real obstructions to park. The trees are not in the way of the parking space. Each site had a lamp post so that at night, you could easily see where you are parked but they place them low to the ground so as not to add to light polution. The roads are a mix of gravelled area and asphalt. They have an overflow area for those with extra cars and those with tow dollies. This keeps the campground from looking like a junk yard.
As for the entertainment, we arrived too early for the pool to be open but they do have an indoor hot tub for those 16 years and older that is open. The store hours are a bit strange, with some days being open until 2pm on some weekdays. Their store has a good supply (just the essentials) but their best selling item is Hershey ice cream (so good!) They have a tennis court, mini golf, basketball court, and you saw many kids out witth their bicycles. There is even an arcade center for the kids and a rec center with a pool table.
The campground is very safe at night, no noise disturbances at night and we had no problems having our kids wander around by themselves. The batthrooms are nice and are designated shelters in case of severe weather. The pond is not suitable for swimming and has no swimming signs around. Nature decided to reclaim the area and the fish have an abuncance of kel to live in. It is a wonderful fishing and boating area.
All in all, it was a lovely campground.
Easy place to camp. Very clean grounds. Very family friendly!
Amazing….staff is friendly…BATHROOMS CLEAN!!!!! Is there really anything else? Lol!
Near Hershey Park. Shuttle bus to the park. Nice sites in the shade. Has pool and playground.
This campground is operated as part of the Hershey Corporation. It is located minutes from Hershey Park and the campground does provide bus services to the park. Sites are generally very close together, and more crowded than a typical KOA. Even having a fire may be problematic based on the site and your neighbors RV placement. Full hook up and pull through sites are located in Carrousel Circle at the front of the park. At booking ask for your site number and never accept site 192 which has a telephone pole located near or in the site. Campground is convenient to Hershey Park and the town, but charges Disney Prices for a campground that just doesn’t measure up. Their are better places in Central Pennsylvania.
This resort park is crowded, noisy, and void of nature. If you are ok with a more built up camping experience while visiting Hershey Park, or if you’ll just be in your RV anyway, this is an ok campground. I wouldn’t stay again, but with family it isn’t the worst choice you can make, as it is close enough to civilization and entertainment to keep everyone busy (even reluctant campers).
I stayed at HersheyPark Camping Resort with my family over the extended Easter weekend this year. For me, there are definitely some decent pros and cons for this private campground near Hershey Park. Like almost everyone else staying here - the official campground of Hershey Park - we were here for the park, not necessarily the campground. We did not, therefore, participate in many of the campground activities that weekend, like the egg hunt or various arts & crafts stuff. We also did not visit the game / arcade room, for the same reason - so I can’t speak to that stuff.
Pros: Proximity to Hershey Park and the town of Hershey itself - this is obviously the big one; free shuttle to the park, and I believe you can get in earlier than other guests; discounted park tickets that make it even more economical to stay here vs. other options in the area; the playgrounds are great and well-maintained with seemingly new equipment; the camp store is large and has everything you could possibly need; if you bring your equipment, the neighboring river is fishable; seemed to be a lot of kids events, though as I mentioned we did not participate; the campground in general is very welcoming with a good atmosphere; clean bathhouses and convenient dishwashing stations; lots of options for how you want to camp - they have huge RV pull-through sites, smaller sites for travel trailers / pop-ups, some tent sites (though that’s clearly not their prime business), and cabins available to rent as well
Cons: Cost, especially in the summer months during prime time, which is understandable given demand; some of the sites are not very level, ours included (which they warned us about when they told us which one it was).
Overall, the pros drastically outweigh the cons, and my family had a really wonderful experience here - and we will be back!