7 Campgrounds Near Gettysburg Pennsylvania

January 31st, 2009 | Posted in Battlefield Sites, Gettysburg, Recreation

This may not be the best time of year for camping, but if camping is your thing then you’ll love Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The options for RV camping in this area are spectacular.

With so much to do in Gettysburg any time of year you’d think that people might want to stay in a cozy and warm hotel room near it all. Not necessarily. You can drive up an RV and park then get out and see the countryside. Rent a taxi or rely on the area’s public transportation. Yes, Adams County actually has a bus system!

Camping is fun anywhere. But it’s really fun here in Gettysburg and I’ve compiled a short list of campgrounds that you might consider the next time you vacation in this area:

  • Artillery Ridge – If you’re a horse love then you’ll love Artillery Ridge. Many people come to Gettysburg and stop here just so they can go on a nice horseback ride. But you can also pitch a tent and take in the cool, clean mountain air. And it’s close enough to all the sites that you can walk to them. How cool is that?
  • Drummer Boy Camping Resort – Just a stone’s throw from the historic battlefields and Gettysburg’s many attractions, this 95 acre camp resort is full of modern amenities for those who don’t want to go too deep into the woods. But the scenery is beautiful.
  • Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA – KOA Kampgrounds are as American as Civil War nostalgia. This award-winning campground is a little further out, but it’s a real treat. Just three miles from Gettysburg, you can enjoy the wilderness and still be close enough to drive.
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Resort – Located on Emmitsburg Road near where much of the actual shooting took place, this resort offers free camping, hiking, and many modern amenities, including Internet access. Privately owned an operated.
  • Gettysburg Campground – At this campground you can pitch a tent or drive in with an RV. You can even bring your pet. Hosted by The Adams Family, no not that Addams Family, Gettysburg Campground is not too far from where all the action is. Don’t have a tent or an RV? No problem, rent a cottage.
  • Granite Hill Campground – You can actually camp on ground where blood was spilled. Right here on Granite Hill. For the hard core enthusiast.
  • Round Top Campground – Named after one of the most famous battles of the war. Opens in April and runs through September. Located just off Taneytown Road so you don’t have far to drive to see the battlefield.


  1. 1
    Steven // August 10th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Is drummer boy campground for sale??

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    Shirley Bollinger // December 28th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I have had a permanent site at Round Top Campground for about 7 years now. We even go up in the middle of winter but there is no water after October 30 as the lines would freeze, where we camp. Other parts do have water in the winter. I bring my granddaughter with us who is only 4. Its a great place and we love Gettysburg. I was raised in Maryland and we are a camping family. We even belongs to a camping club at one time. From Maryland its about a hour and 20 minutes from our home and its a great get away from the city life we live. Round Top as cabins as well as cottages that they also rent out. With lots of activities each weekend. If you have small children try one of their Halloween weekends but book a site early as they fill up fast. Hope to see you up at Round Top sometime soon.

    Shirley Bollinger

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    Birdie // March 14th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Does anyone know the name of the campground next to Latimore Valley Valley Fairgrounds?

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