5 Great Campgrounds and RV Parks Around York County, PA

York County, Pennsylvania, offers numerous outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and camping. Whether you want to sleep under the stars next to a crackling fireplace or chat with other travelers in an RV park, you have many choices. Our team at Apple Nissan has put together a list of these five great campgrounds for you to stay at in York County.

Codorus State Park

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Whether you want to sleep in a tent or your RV, you'll have plenty of space at Codorus State Park with 193 campsites to choose from. This scenic campground is 3,500 acres and is set in the woods by the shores of the 1,275-acre Lake Marburg. Several of the RV and tent sites have electrical and water hookups, and there's an on-site dump station for your convenience.

All campers have access to flush toilets, hot showers, and a boat launch for those who want to spend time on the lake. For an extra comfortable camping experience, book a night in one of the three cottages with room for up to five people. These charming cabins have electric heat, electric lights with outlets, wooden floors, and a porch. Start planning your visit to Codorus State Park, which is open year-round.

Location: 2600 Smith Station Road in Hanover

Telephone: 717-637-2816

Ben Franklin RV Park

Open year-round, Ben Franklin RV Park offers campers 35 full-hookup sites with water, electric and sewer services. It also has 10 sites with water and electricity only, as well as several primitive sites available. At the end of a busy day exploring the York area, enjoy a steaming hot shower in the large shower room and wash your clothes in the upgraded laundry room. You can stay connected with free Wi-Fi, relax by the waterfall in the scenic patio area, or socialize with other travelers and campers in the clubhouse.

Location: 1350 Woodberry Road in York

Telephone: 717-744-8237

Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA Holiday

When you're camping with the family and want a campground with plenty of amenities to keep everyone entertained, consider staying at Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA Holiday. This family-oriented campground from Kampgrounds of America (KOA) features mini-golf, two seasonal swimming pools, a fishing pond, and horseshoe pits. The kids can also play volleyball or basketball and frolic in the playgrounds. This campsite comes with 50/30 amp electric hookups with water. All sites have their own fire ring and picnic table, including the tent sites. All guests have access to the sparkling clean shower buildings with flush toilets and the 24-hour coin-operated laundry room.

During the summer months, the hosts of Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA Holiday plan fun activities like ice cream socials, wagon rides, and craft time. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger with goodies from the on-site snack bar.

Location: 1980 Turnpike Road in Elizabethtown

Telephone: 717-367-7718

Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground

After a busy day playing on Pinchot Lake in the 2,338-acre Gifford Pinchot State Park, retire to your campsite for a relaxing evening sitting by a campfire making s'mores. The 289 campsites sit at the southern part of the lake, each with macadam pads that are suitable for RVs, vans, pickup trucks, or tents. A portion of the sites have electrical hookups and several have full hookups with sewer, water, and electricity. In addition, you can find several ADA-accessible campsites. Campers also have access to the bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets.

When you stay the night, you can use the boat launch located within the campground, play volleyball and horseshoes, and let young campers can burn off energy in the playground. If you'd like a bit more privacy while camping at Gifford Pinchot State Park, you can rent one of the yurts, cabins, or cottages. Each lodging site has its own picnic table and fire ring, and campers can use the bathhouse. This campground is open from early April through the end of October.

Location: 2200 Rosstown Road in Lewisberry

Telephone: 717-292-4112

Gettysburg Farm RV Campground

The unique Gettysburg Farm RV Campground is on a 120-acre working farm where the kids can delight in petting and feeding the farm animals and even help with seasonal harvests. As part of Thousand Trails, this campground offers members or nonmembers upscale amenities such as clean bathhouses with hot water and flush toilets, 30 amp or 50 amp full hookup sites, some right on the shores of Conewago Creek, a seasonal swimming pool, and playgrounds.

If you'd like a bit more comfort, you can stay in a cottage that sleeps up to six people. These cozy cabins have a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and two single mattresses in the loft, perfect for kids looking for an adventure. You can enjoy a hot shower in your private bath and make a meal in the kitchen with a two-burner gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave. In the evening, either relax outside around the fire pit or snuggle on the sofa in the main room and watch shows on the flat-screen television.

When you stay at Gettysburg Farm RV Campground, you can meet other people at the clubhouse, play billiards in the game room, or try your hand at shuffleboard. If you're looking to get some exercise, you can enjoy the miles of hiking and nature trails, swim and play in the creek, or cast your line for fish. Since this family-friendly campground fills up quickly, make your reservations for the campsite early in the season. Gettysburg Farm RV Campground opens on April 8 and closes on Oct. 30.

Location: 6200 Big Mount Road in Dover

Telephone: 717-292-7191

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