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Old 03-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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Here's the site we had at the Elizabethtown KOA. Spacious

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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Wow... Sounds like they pack you in there. We will be there for 7 days with pddjr25. Hopefully we end up wit decent sites.

Is there an area that provides a bit of space and full hook-ups? I never realized how popular this area is. I'm really looking forward to Spring warm up so we can go.

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #13
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Is there an area that provides a bit of space and full hook-ups? I never realized how popular this area is. I'm really looking forward to Spring warm up so we can go.

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Mike, We have not been here before. Going this summer. I have heard all good things about the campground with the exception of the train and it's tight. We do have 2 pull through sites so hopefully we will have a great time!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:31 PM   #14
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Hershey Highmeadows easy to get to and during some months provide free shuttle, discount on tickets.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #15
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Hi Mike,

If you can do with Electric, water and tv hookup -- no sewer -- sites #39 - 51 they are in yellow up by the cabins on the map are not overly crowded. We stayed in #39 when we were there... these have much more space between them than the pull through sites in what they call the Woodland Area.

The only draw back, other that no sewer hookup is that its a longer walk to the shuttle that picks up and drops off behind the campground store. Oh and it is an up hill walk back to the campsite from the store.

hope that helps.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #16
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I live in Elizabethtown, so needless to say I am very familier with this region.

I never used Highmeadow since it's only 25 mins. from my house, but we visited it and walked around. To others' point, they really do pack you in there (sardine can). I personally would be chlostraphobic, so as long as you are OK with very little privacy/very few trees, go for it. It puts you right in the heart of Hershey attractions (and the noise that comes with it, as others pointed out).

I have never been to the Elizabethtown KOA, but simply based on its location, you are going to have more room/trees and less noise than Highmeadow. Although you would need to drive into Hershey if you stay there, it's a pleasant 15-20 minute drive in on a 2 lane country road. The other benefit of staying here is, it places you a little closer to the Lancaster attractions (about 30-45 minutes away).

As a sidenote, one amusement in Lancaster that I would HIGHLY recommend is Dutch Wonderland (I believe they are owned by Hersheypark now, but don't quote me on that). It is a fantastic amusement park, extremely clean, stellar customer service and the rides are geared for kids up to about 10-12....adults can go on allot of the rides also. A private campground directly by this amusement park is the Old Millstream Campground, which is the very first place we set our new camper up to become familiar with it. We were there off-season, so although they have trees and a stream that goes through it, you will hear the amusement park noises, but it's very convenient to the park and other things in the area.

http://www.oldmillstreamcampground.com/

http://dutchwonderland.com/
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We are planning our first camping trip in our new 2013 28DSBH that we picked up last October and we're headed to Hershey, PA during April school vacation.

After looking around, we settled on Pinch Pond. It was rated by Woodalls and Trailer Life as one of the top campgrounds in the state. It's close to Hershey and Lancaster, maybe within 30 minutes or so. From what I can see, it looks really nice. If anyone has any inputs, I'd love to hear your thoughts regarding this campground.

You might also want to know that Hersheypark is having a "Springtime in the Park" event the weekend of April 13/14, so we are planning on being in the park on April 14th. Everyone is excited and we can't wait for our first trip.
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We stayed at Highmeadow last year...the full hook-up sites are the farthest from the train tracks.....but make no mistake, you WILL hear them and they run (mostly) at night. We were in site #84 (no septic) right next to the tracks....the trains didn't bother us at all. In fact, my wife liked the sound during the night.... Happy Camping
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Thanks for the input! That campground sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Due to family health problems it looks like I'm going to have to push my trip back to May. But.... again thanks.
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We stayed at Pinch Pond campground in Manhiem, PA when we went to the Hershy RV show last year. Very nice campground, nice sites, very friendly staff. We were there for a week, and used it for a base while we visited the sites. I highly recommend the Sight and Sound theater, it would be wonderful for a five year old.
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