While Tom and I were in Harrisburg, we stayed at the Harrisburg East Campground. When we were first looking at places to stay, we looked at a couple of campgrounds close to Hershey that were more resort-ish. But neither of them had availability all three weeks we wanted to stay.
We finally found Harrisburg East Campground, which is a basic little campground tucked away in between I-76, I-83, and I-283. It turned out to be the perfect place to stay. Because we were using Harrisburg as our base for lots of day trips, the easy access to so many interstates made heading out a breeze.
Harrisburg East Campground is a small, family owned place. They have some people who live there year-round, and others who live there seasonally. Lots of people come in for just a night or two. Their pricing for longer stays is kind of interesting. They charge a monthly fee for any stay over 14 nights. So, for the same price, Tom and I could have stayed 15 nights or 30. We wanted to stay about three weeks, so the price averaged out to something like $35 a night. A bargain compared to the other campgrounds in the area that we checked.
Although Harrisburg East Campground is located on a quiet road, surrounded by storage facilities, it is bordered on the north by I-283 so there is some traffic noise. Tom and I didn’t mind it but some people do. All the sites were pull-throughs with full hook-ups.
The campground doesn’t have a lot of facilities. They had a very nice, clean laundry room and a small playground. Their heated pool stayed open until October 15 so we could have gone swimming if we wanted. Restaurants and grocery stores were close by and lots of shopping was easily accessible by hopping on the interstates.
We enjoyed our stay at Harrisburg East Campground very much and would definitely stay there again if we are in the Harrisburg area. It was clean, safe, convenient and reasonably priced.