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Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA

Just minutes from Hersheypark and Amish Country, the Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA is a popular family-friendly campground in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. It offers an impressive range of amenities to keep all ages entertained and caters to tent camping, big rigs and those after a cozy cabin.Camping at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA gives you access to their electric and water or full hookup sites, with up to 50 amp service and the space for big rigs up to 100 feet in length. Some RV sites come with additional patios, together with fire rings and picnic tables, while cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi come as standard.This pet-friendly RV campground has a dog park where your four-legged friends can run free, as well as a swimming pool for cooling off during the summer months. There’s also a children’s playground, a sand volleyball court, and a basketball court, together with a recreation hall and a mini-golf course. Pick up any forgotten camping supplies or snacks at the on-site camp store, catch up on your washing in the coin-operated laundry facilities, and take advantage of the planned activities that are run during the summer months.Elizabethtown campers are on the doorstep of Gettysburg’s historic sites and the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, with a courtesy bus departing from the RV park to Hersheypark. Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA is also just under two hours’ drive from Philadelphia, which is renowned for its American Revolutionary attractions.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camp in an RV near Elizabethtown and head to the Chickies Rock County Park, which lies along the east bank of the Susquehanna River. Its name translates from the local Native American language as “place of the crayfish” and the park is renowned for its large quartzite outcrop that offers sweeping views across the river. Follow the 14-mile-long Northwest Lancaster County River Trail if you want to stretch your legs or explore the remains of a historic trolley line and iron furnaces that date from the area’s industrial days.If you’re a keen angler, make the short drive across the Susquehanna River to the Gifford Pinchot State Park, which centers around the 340-acre Pinchot Lake. There are three launch areas for getting out on the water, with largemouth bass, muskellunge, walleye, and crappie all for the taking. Wooded hiking trails that open out into rural fields surround the lake, with some also accessible to mountain bikers and horseback riders, as well cross-country skiers during the winter months.Also nearby is the Samuel S. Lewis State Park, which is dominated by the 885-foot-high peak of Mount Pisgah. You can hike to the top of the peak for impressive views across the area or visit after dark when it becomes one of Pennsylvania’s top stargazing destinations. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Highpoint Scenic Vista & Recreation Area, another natural area that’s worth visiting for its Susquehanna River views.

Exploring the Area

Just five minutes’ drive from the Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA is the center of Elizabethtown where you’ll find a good selection of supermarkets for picking up grocery supplies. There are also gas stations for filling up your RV rental and plenty of fast food restaurants and eateries for dining out. If you’re interested in the local history, don’t miss a visit to the Winters Heritage House Museum, which occupies a Victorian brick home, a Scotch-Irish log home, and a PA German log home that date from the mid-18th century.Renting an RV in Elizabethtown is a good option for families wanting to visit Hersheypark, a chocolate-themed amusement park in nearby Hershey. Aside from letting loose on the roller coasters and kid-friendly rides, you can get up close to native wildlife at Zoo America or experience one of the live performances. If you’re visiting during the summer months, head to the themed pools of Hersheypark’s waterpark or embark on a chocolate tour at Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can create your own candy bar.RV camping at Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA also makes a great base for exploring Harrisburg, which lies just 30 minutes’ drive north and serves as the capital of Pennsylvania. It’s home to the National Civil War Museum where you can learn about both sides of the conflict through re-enactments and a range of engaging, interactive exhibits. Another museum not to miss is the State Museum of Pennsylvania, with exhibits that celebrate the region’s natural, cultural, and industrial history. Aside from more than three million objects that date from pre-history to the modern day, the museum is also home to a multi-media planetarium.Whether you want to explore Central Pennsylvania’s great outdoors, be immersed in the world of chocolate, or discover the region’s rich history, book an RV in Lancaster County and start planning your next vacation.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.