Of course, the only place our family wanted to stay was at a campground. And why not? There’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire at night, going over all of the fun things we did during the day. We can also bring our four-legged family members when we camp. Not to mention, camping saves us a lot of money compared to staying at a hotel.
And s’mores. There are s’mores.
Why Gettysburg Battlefield KOA Campground?
There is no shortage of campgrounds to choose from in the Gettysburg area. We chose the Gettysburg Battlefield KOA for a few reasons. We’re big fans of the KOA chain of campgrounds. We know we’ll find clean, well-managed campgrounds with plenty of amenities.
Most KOA locations also offer a military discount of 10-20% off your stay. That’s a huge savings! This campground was also out the outside of the tourist area, so we really felt like we were away from the hustle and bustle, even during Bike Week.
KOA Camping Cabin
KOA’s offer several different types of cabins: from simple 1-room camping cabins to deluxe cabins with all of the bells and whistles. We decided to get as close to tent camping as possible without having to actually use our tent. We love tent camping, but easier was better during our move and a cabin was definitely easier. The basic 1-room Camping Cabins are a great compromise for those looking for something a little more than a tent, but without all of the comforts of home (ie: no bathrooms.)
Each 1-room cabin comes with a double bed and two single bunk beds. The cabins have a small mini fridge, air conditioning (blessed), a ceiling fan, small desk area, and a television (we banned any use of the tv while camping…because camping!)
Outside, you’ll find an adorable little porch, complete with a porch swing. Our site also had a picnic table and campfire ring.
Comfort stations with showers, toilets, and a kitchen were just a short walk away from our cabin. The restrooms were always clean and we never found ourselves waiting for an open room.
The Gettysburg Battlefield KOA has a playground, pool, inflatable jump pad, dog park, a well-stocked camp store, mini golf, gem mining, and more.
There are planned group activities (some for an additional fee) for kids of all ages. On select evenings, you can even hear Civil War ghost stories by the campfire.
We all gave this campground two thumbs up. The only issue you may run into is parking. It’s not a large campground and overflow parking is located along the street near the entrance. We were lucky we were able to squeeze both of our cars into the parking area at our site. The staff was super helpful and made sure the campground was clean and quiet hours were observed. I was a bit nervous about noise with it being Bike Week, but we never once had an issue with other campers or even noise from motorcycles at night. We can’t wait to return to the Gettysburg Battlefield KOA again this summer.
Ashley is a military wife and mother of two. She prefers to spend her vacations outdoors and would pick a sleeping bag over a hotel bed any day. She blogs about travel, style, and life on her site AshleyForster.com