Campgrounds in Lebanon & Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania

Campgrounds in Lebanon & Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania
Lancaster and Lebanon counties in Pennsylvania are known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country for the large numbers of Deutsch or German peoples who originally settled the area. Present day Amish and Mennonite farmers still retain many of the traditions of their early ancestors, but more and more, Lancaster and Lebanon are becoming known for the wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities they posses.

Old Mill Stream Campground

Old Mill Stream Campground is located on a 25 acre plot 14 miles outside of Lancaster City. The campground offers tent sites for one tent and up to four people, although additional tents and people may be added for an extra fee. A picnic table and fire ring are also included at each site. Old Mill Stream Campground offers restrooms with hot showers in addition to WiFi and plug-in modem internet access. There is a general store on site, as well as a recreation hall that's available for rent by groups. An arcade area and playground are also available for children. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy cycling down the area's quiet farm-lined roads. The village of Strasburg is only five miles away.

Old Mill Stream Campground
2249 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602-1111
(717) 299-2314
oldmillstreamcampground.com

Lickdale Campground

Lickdale Campground is located in northern Lebanon County, just four miles south of Swatara Gap State Park. This campground offers both RV and tent sites. Bathhouse and laundry facilities are available on site. There is also a propane filling station and WiFi throughout the campground. Ammenities include a game room, activity room, basketball court and volleyball court, as well as a playground for children. There is also a large general store on site. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the canoe and kayak rentals offered by Lickdale Campground and the campground's close proximity to Swatara Gap State Park. Swatara Gap State Park is a 3,520 acre state park that features hiking along the Appalachian trail and cycling on the Swatara Multi-use Trail. Trout Run is Swatara Gap's only regularly stocked trout stream, although there are a few smaller creeks with natural populations. The Swatara Creek is a popular area for canoeing and kayaking and is limited to non-powered boats only.

Lickdale Campground
11 Lickdale Rd
Jonestown, PA 17038
(877) 865-6411
lickdalecampground.com

Shady Oaks Campsite

Shady Oaks Campsite is located on the eastern side of Lebanon County and bills itself as a "rustic type campground environment." Campsites are wooded and grassy and each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. Tent sites have water nearby and there are also primitive cabins available for rental. Hot showers and a coin-operated laundromat are available on site. Amenities include a swimming pool with limited life guard coverage, a game room and basketball and volleyball courts. There is also a playground for small children. Shady Oaks Campsite is just seven miles north of the Middle Creek Reservoir--a popular local boating and fishing spot.

Shady Oaks Campsite
40 Round Barn Road
Newmanstown, PA 17073-9162
(717) 949-3177
shadyoakscampsite.com

Article Written By Jeffrey Caldwell

Jeffrey Caldwell has been a freelance writer for over five months and has published over 250 articles on websites like eHow and Trails.com. Caldwell writes articles on a wide range of topics including travel, camping and automotive mechanics. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Millersville University.

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