Recommended Campgrounds near Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Whether it's picturesque country roads, quaint villages, outlet shopping, a good show, a ride on a steam train, or just plenty of good Pennsylvania Dutch Home Cookin', Lancaster Pennsylvania has it all to offer.  Click on the pictures for more information.

Here are some of the better campgrounds to stay in around the Lancaster, PA area.

Close to the attractions.....  The "close-in" campgrounds are not as nice, or as roomy, as the two further out, listed below, but they are only minutes away from all of the Lancaster attractions.

Country Acres Campground is just west of the Rainbow Dinner Theatre on Route 30, 2.5 miles east of Route 286.  It is the nicest "close-in" campground that we saw.  The campground is quiet and the sights are mostly shady.  They also have a new section that is all pull-through sites, but all these are open sites. (See the sight map on their web page.).  They are part of the Smuckers Family Bird-in-Hand hospitality group and they honor the Good Sam Discount.
Mill Bridge Camp Resort is located off South Ronks Road (south of Route 30, in Paradise, Pa.  Take the word "Resort" with a grain of salt. The sights are close together, and many are small, but there are some sights that will easily house a 36-38' motorhome.  Best sights are Robin, BlueJay Cardinal Finch, Walnut, Chestnut, or Oak.  They also have several pull-throughs along the parking lot in front of the store/office. They honor the Good Sam Discount. 

Now for two nicer ones, but a bit further away.  Both of the campgrounds below, are extremely nice, and coincidentally are both located in the same area...  south of the New Holland / Blue Ball area along Route 897, about 3-4 miles before route 340.  It takes about 20 minutes, by car, to get from these Campgrounds to the Lancaster attractions along route 30. 

Spring Gulch Camping Resort is owned by the same folks who own Mill Bridge above.  But this one really is a "resort".  It is huge, with hundreds of camp sights big enough for a good size motorhome  Most are located on a wooded mountain next to the original campground.  These sights are rustic and very spacious.  
Country Haven Campground , now a KOA campground, is located further south along Route 897, just about 3 miles from Route 340.  Smaller than Spring Gulch, it is privately owned by Bonnie & Bob Patterson.  The sights are spacious, some shady, some with free cable TV.  There several sights large enough for a 36-40' motor home, and eight pull-through sites with 50 amp service.  Many sites overlook a picturesque Almish farm valley.  Free WiFi internet service is available.

These recommendations represent only the opinion of Rob Morgan, after visiting several campgrounds in the Lancaster area.  Should you want to email me with your comments, you can contact me here.

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