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Jonestown AOK Campground

Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the area around Harrisburg (Pennsylvania’s capital) is steeped in history, boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, and has several family-friendly activities to enjoy.The Jonestown AOK Campground sits just off Route 22 on the eastern edge of Jonestown and about half an hour’s drive from Hershey and Harrisburg. Most of the sites at Jonestown AOK Campground have full hookups with 50-amp electrical capacity, WiFi, picnic tables, and fire rings. For communal facilities, the park offers clean bathrooms and showers, a laundromat, a dump station, and a small store where you can buy ice and firewood.There’s also a swimming pool, a small playground, horseshoe pits, and lawn bowling if you’re looking for recreation near your campsite at Jonestown AOK Campground. If you’re a golfer, there’s a course in Jonestown, and several others along Route 22. However, the majority of your recreation will most likely be found down the road in Hershey or Harrisburg.



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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

When you camp in an RV near Jonestown, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for exciting outdoor recreation. The nearby Allegheny Mountains are home to the best hiking in the state (along with a section of the Appalachian Trail), and the Susquehanna River that flows through Harrisburg is a wonderful place to get out on the water in a kayak or canoe.Memorial Lake State Park outside Fort Indiantown Gap is one of the best places to enjoy nature when you choose an RV rental in Jonestown. Some short walking trails are encircling a large pond at its center, and they’re great for walking your dog or getting in a morning jog during your rental RV vacation. There’s even a boat rental shop on the pond’s northern shore where you can rent a kayak or canoe. If you feel like having a picnic with the family, there are several tables and grills set up for just such an occasion.The Cumberland Valley Overlook is one of the best day hikes in the area, with a well-shaded trail and expansive views of the surrounding valley. It’s only a few miles to the overlook, and the elevation gain is moderate, so this would make a great trip for family members who aren’t expert hikers.The Susquehanna Greenway is designated as a Pennsylvania Water Trail, which means there are dozens of put-in and take-out points near Harrisburg. A local favorite is the City Island, where the local baseball stadium is located, along with a playground, city park, and miniature golf course.

Exploring the City

Jonestown is a quiet community without too many major attractions. There’s a small grocery store so you can cook your own meals while RV camping, and a couple of Italian and Chinese restaurants to provide food on the days you feel like relaxing.If you’re a fan of military history, you’ll have to check out the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum a few miles outside Jonestown. Inside Fort Indiantown Gap, the museum showcases a wealth of military artifacts, including uniforms, insignia, weapons, and other gear carried in a variety of conflicts. Outside the museum and a short distance away are a few amphibious assault vehicles and planes that are a marvel to behold.Are you a chocolate fan, a lover of good old-fashioned Americana, or just someone who likes to see how the proverbial sausage is made? Then you have to visit Hershey Chocolate World. Some of the highlights include the Hershey Chocolate Tour, which takes visitors through the chocolate-making process Willy Wonka-style via a slow-moving tram. There’s also the Create-Your-Own Candy Bar exhibit, where families can put together custom confections using any Hershey ingredients.If melting chocolate isn’t for you, and the smell of motor oil is more your style, then you’re going to love Hershey’s AACA Museum. The Smithsonian affiliate is filled with cars, buses, and motorcycles from the past century, all of them in beautifully restored condition. Many of the vehicles are displayed in unique settings meant to invoke the nostalgia for a simpler time of cruising the drag and taking road trips on Route 66.One of the biggest reasons to visit this part of the state, though, is to see and understand the Amish way of life. Pennsylvania Dutch Country stretches throughout southern Pennsylvania, with small sections reaching into West Virginia and Maryland. The small Amish communities that populate the region are like a time capsule for the American way of life, where residents eschew modern conveniences like automobiles and electric appliances. You can often spot them riding classic horse and buggy setups on some of the old country roads.


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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

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

Fifth-Wheel

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

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

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

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

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.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.