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Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA

Open throughout the year, Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA is a convenient base for exploring everything the Hershey area has to offer. It lies along the Swatara Creek where guests can swim, fish, or go canoeing while being adjacent to the Swatara State Park that’s traversed by plenty of hiking and biking trails. Fort Indiantown Gap (home of the PA National Guard) is within easy reach, as is Gettysburg and Lancaster’s Amish Country.Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA caters to big rigs as long as 90 feet and offers a range of full hookups with either 30 or 50 amp electrical connections. Complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in your stay at this RV park, and there’s a general store where you can pick up Broaster chicken and sweet treats, as well as purchase propane and firewood.There’s a jump pad and “sprayground” that will keep young guests entertained, or you can grab a canoe, kayak, or tube rental to explore the Swatara Creek. Free shuttles to HersheyPark also depart from Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA from Memorial Day through to Labor Day, with discounted park tickets also available at the general store.



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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

Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA lies on the edge of Swatara State Park, which encompasses 3,520 acres of rolling fields and woodlands between the Second and Blue Mountains. Aside from exploring the scenic Swatara Creek by canoe or kayak, you can also follow a stretch of the iconic Appalachian Trail that traverses the southern end of the park. If you’re interested in the local industrial history, embark on the Swatara Rail Trail, which accesses the remains of a canal and railroad that were built to service anthracite mines in the region, as well as a 1930's log cabin built by local industrial arts teacher Armar Bordner.Camp in an RV near Jonestown and make the short drive west to the Memorial Lake State Park, which is surrounded by the military reservation at Fort Indiantown Gap. The park was created in 1945 to honor the Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers who served in World War I and World War II, and today is a popular hub for recreational pursuits. You can fish for northern pike, yellow perch, and a variety of bass in the lake, or stretch your legs along one of the surrounding trails. If you’re visiting during the winter months, the Memorial Lake State Park is also accessible for ice skating, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing.Camping at Jonestown / Hershey NE KOA also makes a good base for visiting Michaux State Forest, which is named after French botanist André Michaux who arrived here in the 18th century to gather plants for King Louis XVI’s Royal Gardens. After many years of industrial use, the second-growth forest is now a recreational hub for hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. You can follow a section of the Appalachian Trail as it winds through the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains or head to the Long Pine Run Reservoir to cast a fishing line and see what’s biting.

Exploring the City

Jonestown campers are within easy access of plenty of supermarkets where you can stock up on grocery supplies, as well as a handful of fast food restaurants at the highway intersection adjacent to the campground. There are also gas stations in Jonestown if you need to fill up your RV rental, along with all the services you need, such as banks and mechanics.If you’re interested in learning about the United States’ military history, make a point of visiting Fort Indiantown Gap to explore the displays of the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. It occupies a two-story barracks that dates to World War II, with artifacts exhibited that date from the Civil War to the Gulf War. Alternatively, head to historic Lebanon to admire its heritage-listed buildings, such as the eclectic Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad Station and the Second Empire-style Josiah Funck Mansion.If you’re traveling with kids, jump aboard the campground’s shuttle to visit Hersheypark, which is packed with roller coasters, family-friendly rides, and live entertainment. There’s a water park with themed pools where you can cool off during the summer months, as well as an on-site zoo that’s home to a range of native wildlife. Hersheypark is also home to the sweet tooth’s paradise of Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can join a chocolate tour and even create your own candy bar.Whether you want to spend your days fishing or getting your chocolate fix at Hersheypark, book an RV in Lebanon County and start planning your next vacation.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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All towables

Trailer

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.

All drivables

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.