Introduction:

This is a fairly large, well kept campground with several nice features, including a farm, about 30 minutes from Gettysburg National Park.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 3.8/5

Price per night / Discounts: $0 / This stay was free for us because of our Thousand Trails membership

Campground website: Gettysburg Farm RV Campground

Our Site #: 312 FHU

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

3.25/5: All Thousand Trails campgrounds are first come first served, so the quality of your site is very much dependent on luck. It appeared that a lot of the choice sites were occupied by long term seasonal campers, but we still got a decent one. I would not want to show up here on a summer weekend though since it gets very busy and there won't be many choices left. Our site (312) had a decent amount of space on each side, and several trees nearby gave us the additional feeling of privacy. It wasn't the best we've had, but it also wasn't the worst.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

3.75/5: Although the campground is called Gettysburg Farm, it's actually located in Dover, Pennsylvania. It's decent 30-40 minute drive to get to Gettysburg, but it's all very pretty and there's no traffic to speak of, so it's not a big deal. There's a smaller town nearby (East Berlin) where we stopped to pick up a few odds and ends, and the campground was convenient to the local highways. Overall, a decent choice when looking to visit Gettysburg.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

4/5: As I mentioned above, site quality is variable depending on what's available when you arrive. Most sites are full hook up, but several loops only have water/electric. Some sites are closer to their neighbors than others. It really just depends. We got a good FHU site with decent spacing and had no problem with it. I could see some other folks not being as lucky. If you're looking to stay here, I would suggest trying to arrive early in the week, as there will be more inventory to choose from.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

4/5: I was able to book my reservations online through the Thousand Trails service. Staff were friendly enough and efficient in getting us checked in.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: Verizon worked fine. We did not try the wifi, if it existed.

Summary:

Overall, we enjoyed this stay. The park is very large and has several open fields we used to throw a ball to our dog. We also enjoyed some lengthy walks through the loops and along a walking trail they've built. Additionally, there's a farm onsite, a swimming pool, a couple playgrounds for the kids, and a creek. Most of the sites are pretty nice, though some are more spacious than others. There are FHU's and W/E's, depending on your needs and availability. As a base for exploring Gettysburg, this is a solid choice.

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