Posted: 04/28/2023

10+ Great Campgrounds in Lancaster, PA

Camping options for beginners, tents, and RVs.

Two young kids roast marshmallows over a fire in front of a tent as a mother watches at a campsite in Lancaster, PA.

Whether you’re a life-long or first-timer camper, there’s a campground in Lancaster, PA that’s perfect for your next trip. Spring, summer, or fall – set up camp, roast some marshmallows, and take in all that nature has to offer here. With plenty of spots to choose from, you’ll find the campground that perfectly fits your needs and preferred place to sleep, from tents to RVs to cabins. We’ve rounded up 10+ campgrounds with a variety of site and cabin options along with a plethora of amenities for your next camping adventure.

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First-Rate for RV Campers

RV campers will find their perfect home-away-from-home here in Lancaster, PA. Many local campgrounds welcome RVs of all sizes, offering full hook-ups and plenty of additional amenities that will make your vacation relaxing and rejuvenating.

1. Dutch Cousins Campground

Location: 446 Hill Road, Denver

For RV campers seeking a cozy, wooded spot to camp, Dutch Cousins is the campground for you. Sites are spacious and big-rig friendly, offering all the hook-ups needed for a successful camping trip. If you’re looking for antiques galore, Dutch Cousins Campground is close the great shopping in Adamstown.

2. Beacon Hill Camping

Location: 128 Beacon Hill Road, Intercourse

Located less than a mile from Intercourse, Beacon Hill offers quiet camping surrounded by Amish farmland. This adult-only campground is ideal for RVs with full hook-ups at each site. Make this your home-away-from-home when you’re seeking a quiet getaway in the spring, summer or fall.

3. Flory’s Cottages & Camping

Location: 99 N. Ronks Road, Ronks

Pack up the RV and head to Flory’s Cottages and Camping for a peaceful camping trip surrounded by gorgeous farmland. This clean, spacious campground is accommodating to large RVs with level sites and full hook-ups. Kick back and relax as you enjoy the Lancaster County beauty.

4. Old Mill Stream Campground

Location: 2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster

If you’re traveling with kids, this RV-friendly campground is perfect for you, as it’s right next door to Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park. Old Mill Stream Campground offers full-hook up sites, shade, and a stream for fishing. Be sure to buy your Dutch Wonderland tickets at the camp store for a discount on family fun.

5. White Oak Campground

Location: 3156 White Oak Road, Quarryville

This cool, quiet campground is located in the beautiful Lancaster County countryside, with plenty of full hookup and season sites. White Oak Campground's central location is perfect for days filled with adventure. Return to your site for a relaxing campfire to gear up for more days of fun.

Terrific for Tent Campers

Prefer to pitch a tent? The campgrounds below are extremely tent-friendly with shaded spots to set up camp, featuring wooded or farmland views. Most welcome RV campers as well.

1. Pequea Creek Campground

Location: 86 Fox Hollow Road, Pequea

This quiet, relaxing campground is nestled in the hills of southern Lancaster County, and is the ideal spot for the tent camper. Campers can enjoy nearby walking trails, fishing in the Pequea Creek that boarders the campground, and the beautiful wooded backdrop.

2. Red Run Campground

Location: 877 Martin Church Road, New Holland

Camp among the Mennonite farms at Red Run Campground, as horse and buggies pass through the campground. Tent campers will love the seasonal sites located around the fishing pond that come with a picnic table and fire ring for plenty of s’more making.

3. Tucquan Park Family Campground

Location: 917 River Road, Holtwood

Venture to the southern end of the county for great tent camping and lots of relaxation. You’ll feel far from the hustle and bustle during your stay here, with great hiking at nearby Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve and beautiful farmland that surrounds the campground.

4. Starlite Camping Resort

Location: 1500 Furnace Hill Road, Stevens

Tucked in the northern edge of the county, Starlite Camping Resort features private wooded campsites and sites with a panoramic view, both great for tent campers. If you’re craving even more outdoor adventure, Starlite is close to Refreshing Mountain for zip-lining and Middle Creek Wildlife Management area for bird-watching and hiking.

Best for Beginners

For those who are new to camping, you may not have all the gear needed for a successful weekend camping trip. Before you run to the sporting goods store and commit to the hobby, try it out with a stay in a cabin at one of these great campgrounds.

1. Lake-in-Wood Camping Resort

Location: 576 Yellow Hill Road, Narvon

For everything you need to make your camping experience memorable, head to Lake-in-Wood Resort. They offer unique rentals – from cabins and yurts to a covered wagon, tipi and decked-out double decker bus. To keep the whole family entertained, head to the pool or participate in one of their weekend activities.

2. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort

Location: 340 Blackburn Road, Quarryville

Camping is made simple at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort, with cozy cabin and lodge rentals. For families big and small, these rentals offer private baths and AC/heat for a relaxing, stress-free trip. You’ll be thrilled with all the activities offered here, making entertainment easy and convenient.

3. Elizabethtown/Hershey Holiday KOA

Location: 1980 Turnpike Road, Elizabethtown

Located a short drive from Hershey, PA, the Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA is a beginner-friendly campground, featuring cozy cabin rentals, sleeping 4-6 people. As an extra added benefit for families, the campground offers a shuttle to nearby Hersheypark, available Memorial Day through Labor Day.

4. Country Acres Campground

Location: 20 Leven Road, Gordonville

Surrounded by picturesque farmland, Country Acres offers beautiful views and family-friendly camping. Their cabin rentals are perfect for beginners, sleeping up to 5. The campground is clean, well-maintained, and close by to local attractions for a day of exploring.

5. Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort

Location: 101 S Ronks Road, Ronks

Nestled along the banks of the Pequea Creek are the same campsites the early settlers used when they came to our historic mill to purchase basic needs before their long trek west in covered wagons. Full hook-ups available, big rig friendly, flat level sites with clean, modern restrooms.

Lancaster is home to dozens of great campgrounds, so grab your friends or family and create memories you won't forget.

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