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The Eisenhower National Historic Site is near Gettysburg and is a memorial to one of the United State's most beloved presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The site is his former home, a farm that was both his private retreat and a welcome center for entertaining foreign dignitaries. The farm has an unobstructed view of South Mountain and is close to the Gettysburg Battlefield. The selection of farm animals, including Angus cows, made the picture relaxing and complete.

Today the site is home to a variety of bird, mammal, amphibian, and reptile species, and has a landscape combining oak and hickory tree stands with trout lily, wild ginger, and other types of wildflower. Two rivers cross through the farmland, running parallel to each other before emptying into another river system downstream. While you're here, there are several self-guided tours you can enjoy. These will take you through the home whose original furnishings are still intact, the rose garden, the guest house, and a garage, just for starters. Camp in an RV near Gettysburg, and all of this will be right at your doorstep.

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Gettysburg National Military Park is a monument to the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important battles in the American Civil War. Your visit to the memorial should begin at the visitor center, where you can park your vehicle and gather information. There are a museum and a movie theater near the visitor center you should check out, too.

Michaux State Forest is a multi-use preserve that provides natural resources such as timber and gas to communities, a refuge for wildlife, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. It was named after a French botanist, Andre Michaux, and was the site of Pennsylvania's first forestry school. Much of the forest consists of varieties of oak tree stands, with smaller numbers of maple, birch, pine, and other species. This gives a special appearance to the forest, which is situated on metavolcanic and quartzite rock. You'll see this as you explore the trails that wander through on foot or bike. Fishing, picnicking, and hunting are allowed, and there is a shooting range in the forest. Camping near Michaux State Forest means you can bring your catch from the water to your RV fridge.

Caledonia State Park is one of four state parks located on South Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The park is open to the public year-round during daylight hours, and it has camping facilities should you wish to spend the night. The park has well-established trails that explore the park's vast region, so you could spend days hiking the park and still not see it all. There is a park ranger's office, and informational activities are arranged.

Camping near Eisenhower National Historic Site

There are several campgrounds and RV parks near the Eisenhower National Historic Site. Gettysburg Campground is a seasonal RV campground, open from around mid-April to November. It can accommodate most RVs and has several hundred campsites with full or partial hookups. You can rent the campsite by the day or week, and the campsites have either shade or open sky, depending on your preference. The campground borders a creek where you can get some fishing in. There is a swimming pool, hayrides, a gift shop and snack bar, and much, much more.

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday is a full-service wooded RV campground with a nature trail and fun-bike rentals, a heated swimming pool,mini-golf, and more. This Gettysburg campground is pet-friendly, and social events such as weekend breakfasts are often held here. There are seasonal bus tours that depart from the campground to Washington DC and the Gettysburg Battlefield. Or, you can arrange your own self-guided tour of local attractions.

Exploring the Area

Fairfield is a small borough that preceded and played an important role in the American Civil War. It acted as a hospital for wounded soldiers and has several listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the town is host to a goat farm, a golf course, and a dinner theater. If you're considering stopping here for a meal, you should; the town has several barbecue joints, pizzerias, and pub restaurants.

Littlestown is a small but friendly town with a wellness center where you can work out the kinks after you've been outdoors, a golf course, and a few nightlife venues. Littlestown has an impressive list of restaurants that vary in price from inexpensive to fine dining; if you're hoping for something different and unique, there are Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Italian restaurants, pubs, seafood restaurants, steakhouses, and more.

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