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No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 11 years 1 month ago #8487

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We have a whole bunch of DOD bases in Central Pa with lots of open space on each one of them. In Mechanicsburg, you have the Naval Inventory Control Point which is strategically located with 2 hours of just about everything you need to see and do.
1. Gettysburg is .5 hours away.
2. Hershey is .25 hours away.
3. Lancaster/Amish Country is .75 hours away.
4. D.C. is 2 hours away.
5. Beautiful country views are everywhere.
6. The fall color changes are abound.
7. Museums everywhere, to include the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle.
8. Knoebles park is 1+ hours away.
9. Not to mention all the TDY assignments that go along with each one of these installations.

The list is endless. Who would one contact, or does anyone have past experiences with requesting an RV park to be built on one of these DOD installations?

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 11 years 1 month ago #8488

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Check with MWR, not only on the making of a new campground/RV Park, but perhaps they already have one. With the help of users like you, we've identified over 20 "secret" U.S. Military Campgrounds. These are usually not well know, or not advertised military campgrounds.

Let us know if you discover anything.
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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 11 years 1 month ago #8489

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It has been about 5 years since we were in this area and it would be super if a military RV Campground was found or built there. Usually go to the Carlisle Barracks for shopping and ventured to Ft.Indiantown Gap on one visit and talk about land available for a campground. Hope to get to Pa. later this year and if we do will see what we can find out about an existing campground we may not know about or plans for a new one.

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 10 years 9 months ago #8878

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Letterkenny was great but it was BRACed.. we gave it away.. drove by the CG a year after it closed, hadn't been touched.. coffee pot & magazines still on the community room table..

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 10 years 9 months ago #8879

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Yep, no Military CGs in PA :( , but our seasonal campground offers 30amp/water with dump station at $25/night about 8 miles from downtown Gettysburg....nice and quiet....no internet or cell service, yet...but if visiting the battlefield with Carlisle Barracks about 25 miles away, it perfect for touring the area sights....Open mid-April until Nov. 1st....let me know if you are interested and I'll get ya' the contact info... ;)

Other campgrounds in the area around Gettysburg run ya' between %35-$50/night, so it's a great deal....

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 10 years 5 days ago #10158

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I'm new to this website and I'm looking for a good RV campground near Gettysburg. I would appreciate any info. Thanks, Mike.

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I'm new to this website and I'm looking for a good RV campground near Gettysburg. I would appreciate any info. Thanks, Mike.

Welcome Mike!

It's been a few years, but I stayed at a nearby state park. It was beautiful, but no hook-ups. I know there's commercial RV Parks near Gettysburg, but it's less expensive at the state park.

I'm someone else will chime in that has better info than I do.
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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 10 years 5 days ago #10162

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There is one in Newville (Bloserville), which is about 30 minutes away. It's called Dogwood Acres and was campground of the year in 2011. That's the only one I can reoomend.

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 10 years 4 days ago #10169

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Lots of commercial/private campgrounds in the area...but if you'd like a "no frills" CG, try Cole Brothers Conewago Campground, 1507 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA....It's about 8 miles NW of Gettysburg on PA route 234 West. Mostly "Seasonal Campers", but they do have 15-16 sites aval. for short term stay. Water and Electric with dump station....on Sundays, they have a "honey wagon" for dumping at $5 charge. Phone # 717-677-8958. sites are gravel or grass, but somewhat level....Price per night is $25. Hope this helps....we have a seasonal site here, but are on our "wild west adventure" this year, so can't personally greet you. Let me know if you have questions...

Lori & Dock

:blush: OOPS....forgot I posted above, but not all is lost...I had the phone number this time.... :laugh: ;)
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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 9 years 11 months ago #10290

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Thanks for all the tips, Mike.

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 2 years 11 months ago #17098

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your post is old and I'm wondering if the information on camping with an RV is still available. Have a 24 foot RV and want to see Gettysburg Sept 2019. Thank you!

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Re: No Military Campgrounds in Central Pa? 2 years 11 months ago #17102

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I would stay at Codorus State Park in Hanover.. close by and a great park..

Eat at Claire’s Restaurant.. Snyder’s and Hanover Foods thrift shops near Claire’s.. stop by the Utz thrift shop and factories in town

Hanover is the potato chip capital of the world!

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