Gettysburg Campground Guide
Need to find the best Gettysburg campground for your visit? This list reviews my favorite places to camp and RV park. (I don’t have an RV, but campers have been around as neighbors to my tent!)
You can choose a place based on their activities or location, or maybe you are traveling with a pet or horse and have special needs. Each of these Gettysburg, Pennsylvania campgrounds is special in its own way. Most Gettysburg camping facilities have organized group activities every weekend.
My favorite Gettysburg campground is Drummer Boy Camping Resort. I am partial to Drummer Boy because I have fond memories of camping there as a Girl Scout. It’s nice and shady, perfect for hot summer camping. They have hiking trails, a playground, mini golf, a water slide, two heated pools, two laundry facilities, sand volleyball, horseshoes, a deli window serving pizza and sandwiches, and they offer free coffee in the large store and gift shop. Ask about the special Enterprise Rent-a-Car rates for campers.
Home of the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Granite Hill Camping Resort is a popular place to stay. It’s located west of town a few miles into the country in the direction of Liberty Mountain Ski Resort and near the Land of Little Horses. On the way there, you’ll pass Weikert’s Egg Farm where you can stop and pick up some farm fresh eggs. Granite Hill has a beautiful pond with ducks and geese that you pass as you drive in. On the day that I visited, we saw a great blue heron! The available activities include trout and bass fishing in two separate ponds (no license required), paddleboat and kayak rental, basketball, shuffleboard, tennis, sand volleyball, softball, horseshoes, four playgrounds, and daily hayrides. The game room and a snack bar serving pizza are located in a big red barn. Even if you aren’t staying at Granite Hill, it’s worth a visit to see the pond and play some miniature Adventure Golf!
If you’d rather stay closer to town and the battlefields, try Round Top Campground located just south of Big Round Top and up a little lane past Round Top Trailer Park. The signs are easy to follow. They have a water wheel on the side of the camp store building. What I really like about Round Top is that there are lots of picnic tables scattered around under the trees. They also have two pavilions, a playground, basketball court, sand volleyball, tennis, hot showers, an Olympic size pool and kiddie pool, and Bingo (as one of the organized group activities).
Another place close to the battlefields and the best Gettysburg campground for traveling with your horse is Artillery Ridge Camping Resort. It’s the place with a Union cavalry man and horse on a shed roof. They have the same activities as other places, such as a pool, playground, finishing pond, game room, and horseshoes, but what makes Artillery Ridge special are its stables. You can easily care for your horse there, and sign up for a horseback tour of the battlefield even if you don’t have your own horse. I really want to try a horseback tour! It’s on my wish list. Anyway, Artillery Ridge is very pet-friendly for people traveling with pets because they have local vet emergency numbers posted. They also house the Battlefield Diorama Display of Gettysburg 1863 in miniature HO scale, an interesting stop for tourists.
Travel Trailer and RV Camping Advice
There’s lots of information on the Travel Trailer RV Camping website with suggestions and information for making better decisions about motorhomes, RV equipment, and towing.
If you don’t want to sleep in a tent or RV at the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania campgrounds, try a cabin. Most places allow pets, but PA health codes prohibit them inside Gettysburg campground cabins or cottages. Click to read more about available cabins.
Each Gettysburg campground has special discounts through Good Sam, AAA, or AARP. Ask what discounts they offer when you make a reservation!
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