Campground
Nancy W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2021

Nice campground, horrible smell from cattle farms

The overwhelming impression of this campground was the smell of cow manure from the nearby dairy farm feedlot. The smell was not present the first day or so we were there and we enjoyed sitting outside in the afternoon, but when the wind shifted the horrid smell drove us inside during the rest of our visit. The campground itself is nice but a bit overpriced for what you get.  If it weren't for the smell, this campground would have gotten four stars. 

The campground is associated with Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park which is just a short walk away. Other than the smell, the park was nice. If you reserve online you can see the availability and pick your site which is always a nice feature. They also have pictures of each campsite on the website so you really know what you are getting. Camping options include tent sites, water and electric sites, and full hookup sites. There are also numerous cabins and park models for rent.  The price of $45/night (high season) for a tent site with no hookups seems pretty steep to me.  We chose site 302 which was at the far end of the campground away from the amusement park. During our stay, the amusement park was closed so the park was not very crowded and there was no noise associated with the park. Our campsite was perfectly level and had a large gravel patio area and a large shade tree behind us.  The site was plenty long for our 45' RV and tow car.  Each site has a firepit and picnic table. There were over 50 cable channels and all the hookups were well-placed and worked well. Our nightly price was $61/night. 

There is a small, slow flowing river that runs along the front of the park which some people play in and float down in inner tubes. Personally, I would not get in the river because of all the agricultural runoff that is probably in it and it was pretty stagnant in places. There are some nicely shaded sites along the rivers edge and numerous trees scattered throughout the park which provides shade.  Other amenities include a small camp store, playground, laundry, bathhouse, dump station, horseshoes, basketball court, and propane fill. 

The campground is in a good location to Lancaster and other quaint Amish towns like Bird-In-Hand, Paradise, and Intercourse. Just a little bit north of the campground is the beautiful town of Lititz which is definitely worth a visit. Not too far from the campground is a county park which has a short walking path, a botanical garden, and playground.

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