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Harrisburg East Campground

Harrisburg East Campground is located just outside of the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital. It's in proximity to Hershey and the central Pennsylvania countryside. It is a two-hour drive from Philadelphia and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Maryland too. Camping in an RV at Harrisburg East Campground puts you close to many of the amenities that this area has to offer.At the campground, you'll have access to full hookup sites with 30/50 amp service, water, and sewer connections, as well as WiFi and satellite TV for entertainment. Each campsite at Harrisburg East Campground has a picnic table and fire ring for your convenience. There is a dump station on-site, as well as well-maintained restrooms and showers. There is a heated outdoor pool that is open from May to October, and there are also basketball and volleyball courts to keep you entertained. This is a family-friendly Harrisburg campground, and there is a playground for kids. There is a propane filling station and free ice available, as well as firewood for sale. The campground also carries some basic RV supplies. If you need to wash your clothing, there is a coin laundromat available.



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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.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

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

Harrisburg East Campground is located close to the Susquehanna River, which is a popular destination for boating. There are many boat rentals in Harrisburg where you can rent the watercraft of your choice or even arrange for a guided boat ride. The water is very calm, which makes it ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. There are several boat launches along the river that can serve as your starting point. When you rent a boat, local staff can point you toward the best boat launch for your needs. If you want to explore the river but don't want to rent your own boat, you can take a ride on the city's historic boat tour, the Pride of the Susquehanna.The Susquehanna River is also a popular spot for fishing. The bass and catfish populations are active here, as well as the brook trout, which are native to the area. There are several excellent destinations for fishing nearby. City Island is one of the most convenient - it sits in the center of the river across from downtown Harrisburg, and it's very easy to reach from the campsites at Harrisburg East Campground.When you are motorhome camping in the Harrisburg area, you'll have access to several relaxing hiking and biking trails. Wildwood Park is a popular destination for hikers, with trails and boardwalks that run through the marsh, as well as a nature center and a lake. The park is dog-friendly, so you can bring your pets. There are also beautiful trails that run along the Susquehanna River. The Riverfront Park trail is a very gentle trail where you can see the river, and the Capital Area Greenbelt is a bike-friendly option for those who want to move a bit faster.

Exploring The Area

There's so much to do when you book an RV in Dauphin County, both in Harrisburg proper and in the surrounding areas. In Harrisburg, you can explore the state government complex, as well as fascinating historical attractions like the National Civil War Museum and Fort Hunter Mansion. The State Museum of Pennsylvania is also located here.For a fun day outside, be sure to head to City Island, where you'll find attractions like local sports stadiums, batting cages, arcades, water golf, and more. For museum lovers, the Susquehanna Art Museum is housed in a converted bank in downtown Harrisburg, and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is also in the downtown core. If you enjoy shopping, be sure to visit the Broad Street Market, which opened in 1860 and showcases popular local vendors.Campsites at Harrisburg East Campground are also a short drive away from Hershey, which is home to a number of exciting attractions. Hersheypark and Hershey Gardens are here, and they celebrate Hershey's history as a chocolate producer. The park has high-flying roller coasters, wildlife exhibits, and kid-friendly attractions for little ones.Since Harrisburg East Campground is just a short drive outside the city, it's very close to any essentials you might need while camping. There are a gas station and convenience store just down the street, as well as several grocery stores within a five-minute drive. If you're craving good food or a drink, you can head into downtown Harrisburg, which has a nice selection of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. You'll also find other conveniences, like banks, pharmacies, and RV repair shops in the city as well.


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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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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.