Among the best campgrounds in PA, Harrisburg & Hershey campgrounds and RV parks are affordable with something for every level of camping expertise. Amenities include swimming pools, game rooms, nightly activities, and more. Our region’s chilly spring mornings, warm summer afternoons, and crisp fall nights create the perfect setting for families and friends to connect around the campfire. Don’t forget the Hershey s’mores!

3 Ways to Camp in Hershey & Harrisburg


Rent a Cabin (Cabins & Cottages)

If you prefer a roof over your head, try out one of our cabins and cottages. You won’t be roughing it with Wi-Fi, indoor plumbing, a refrigerator, air conditioning, and other modern amenities! You can find one-room log cabins, two-bedroom deluxe cabins, and even a 12-person cabin at Little Buffalo State Park!

Pro Tip: When you book your rental, ask what’s included (like sheets, towels, coffee maker, etc.) so you can pack only what you need!

Pitch a Tent (Primitive & Deluxe Tent Sites)

Experienced campers looking for a classic experience can pitch their tents at a primitive site with a fire ring and picnic table or upgrade to a deluxe tent site with partial hookups (usually water & electric). Adventure-seeking visitors can even take a kayak and stay overnight on an island on the Susquehanna River!

Pro Tip: Practice setting up your tent at home so you can start having fun faster!

Camping Cabin  

Bring Your Own Accommodations (RV Parks) 

Are you living the RV life? After a long day on the road, put it in park at one of our region’s motorhome and RV sites with full or partial hookups and pull-through sites up to 100 feet. Most campgrounds have a general store where you can restock your supplies. 

Pro Tip: The one thing you can’t bring with you to Pennsylvania is firewood. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture prohibits the movement of all species of firewood found in neighboring states to minimize threats posed by wood-feeding insects. Campgrounds will have logs for purchase when you arrive.

Deciding Where to Camp

Campgrounds near Hersheypark®

Is Hersheypark on your to-do list this camping trip? If you’re looking for a VIP Hersheypark camping experience, look into Hersheypark® Camping Resort. It’s just down the road from the park and feels a bit like an open-air hotel with special access to the park and preferred pricing at Hershey area attractions. See the proximity of the other campgrounds and whether they offer a shuttle to Hersheypark.

KOA Campgrounds Near Hershey

For many RVers and campers, a KOA campground signals reliability and quality. The Hershey Harrisburg Region has two KOA locations each with excellent accommodations and amenities you’ve come to expect from the KOA brand.

  • Elizabethtown/Hershey is a KOA Holiday Campground, featuring RV Sites with a patio, deluxe cabins with full baths, and premium tent sites.
  • Jonestown/Hershey is a KOA Journey Campground, featuring highway access, long pull-thru RV sites, and premium tent sites.

State parks Covered Bridge

Pet Friendly Campgrounds

State Park Campgrounds

Our region’s state park campgrounds offer more rustic accommodations in lush natural forest areas away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you can’t beat these natural amenities like hiking trails, wildlife watching, and more!

  • Little Buffalo State Park has 40 rustic campsites, 4 cottages, and one large 12-person cabin. Park activities including hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Reserve Here.
  • Fowlers Hollow State Park has 18 rustic campsites. Park activities including hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Reserve here.


Pet-Friendly Campgrounds

All our region’s campgrounds are pet-friendly! While each location’s policies vary, campgrounds welcome non-aggressive, non-disruptive pets. Be sure not to leave pets off leash or unattended in campers.


But Wait…There S’more!

What better place to sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows than the region that made s’mores possible? Get creative with unique s’more ingredients like a layered Take 5, sweet/salty Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or cool York Peppermint Pattie. These chocolates and more are available by the pound at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction, Hershey’s largest candy store!

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