Learn all about the Hersheypark Camping Resort and why it’s an awesome place to camp near Hersheypark. Also, find out how to get a free printable Hershey’s Inspired S’mores Menu!
When is the last time you went camping? My family used to go camping often when I was growing up. It was so much fun to all be together, roughing it in the middle of the woods in a campground!
Camp Near Hersheypark
Camping can be such a fun experience for families, but can you imagine combining camping AND an amusement park? You can do both at the Hersheypark Camping Resort!
Located just two miles south of Hersheypark, the Hersheypark Camping Resort is the place to stay if you want to have a camping experience and visit the park or go to a concert while in Hershey, PA!
While at the Sweet Welcome media event, I was given a tour of the Hersheypark Camping Resort. This post is hosted.
I had no idea such a nice and fun campground existed so close to Hersheypark! As a bonus, this campground is considered one of the official Hershey Resorts, so you get many of the free benefits that you get at the other resorts, like at the Hershey Lodge.
Campsites at Hersheypark Camping Resort
There are a few options for campsites, including sites for tents and campers/RVs. When we drove through on our tour, all of the campsites looked so clean and well maintained.
Tent sites are available in both primitive (aka old school camping) and hook ups for water, electricity, and cable. Water is available seasonally, from mid-April through November 5. Restrooms/showers located in the Historic Landis Barn are available year-round.
All of the tent campsites include a fire ring and picnic table. Perfect for outdoor eating and campfires (and s’mores!).
Note: If you subscribe to my newsletters, the free printable S’mores menu will be in the Resource Library.
If you choose to bring your camper or RV, there are sites available with a variety of hook ups that include water, electricity, and cable. Just like the tent sites, water is available seasonally, and restrooms and showers are in the Historic Landis Barn.
All of the RV sites also include a fire ring and picnic table, just like the tent sites.
Are There Cabins at the Hersheypark Camping Resort?
Yes! If you don’t have an RV or don’t like tent camping (me!!), there are cabins at the Hersheypark Camping Resort.
I have to say, these were my favorite sites at the campground! After my last camping experience (involving big animals outside of my tent in the middle of the night…shudder…), I would definitely choose to camp in a cabin.
There are basic log cabins, which don’t have indoor plumbing and sleep up to four people.
Extended log cabins also don’t have indoor plumbing, but these sleep up to eight people.
My favorite would have to be the Deluxe Log Cabins. These cabins have indoor plumbing, including a bathroom and a shower. They can sleep up to 7 people.
I just love how cozy and clean these Deluxe Cabins looked! I like the little ‘living room’ area with the desk and couch, and the kitchen was really convenient.
I know. It’s not true camping. But for me? This is probably as close to camping as I’d get again!
Free Benefits at the Hersheypark Camping Resort
Since the Hersheypark Camping Resort is an official Resort of Hersheypark, campers get free benefits for camping there, just like when you stay at the Hershey Lodge.
During your stay at the campground, you’ll have access to:
- Hersheypark character visits,
- visits from the animals at ZooAmerica,
- an outdoor pool,
- Family Fun Center,
- outdoor movies,
- fire rings,
- a Country Store,
- Free Wifi,
- volleyball courts,
- horseshoe pits
- basketball courts,
- and an arts and crafts room.
Also, as a guest at an Official Resort of Hersheypark, you can get:
- Preferred pricing to Hershey Gardens and Butterfly Atrium
- Preferred pricing to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
- Access to 3 award-winning golf courses
- Preferred pricing to ZooAmerica
- Best price available on Seasonal Hersheypark tickets that include ZooAmerica admission
- Complimentary Shuttle Service
- Opportunity to purchase a Hersheypark Sweet Access Pass℠
Hersheypark Campground Summer Deals
If you camp at the Hersheypark Camping Resort between May and August, you can get up to 4.5 FREE extra hours to experience the park with the Preview Plan and 1-hour early access with Sweet Start.
You can also opt to rent premium waterfront Cabanas at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark Waterpark, open during the summer.
Visit the Hersheypark Camping Resort site to learn more or to book your stay.
Would You Camp Near Hersheypark?
Would you camp at the Hersheypark Camping Resort? Tent, RV, or cabin? I’d love to know! I’d really love to know if you have actually stayed there and what your experience was like.
Many thanks to Hershey for the tour and giving me an idea of where I’d like to stay when we go to Hersheypark!