Artillery Ridge Campground – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Campground/RV Park:  Artillery Ridge Campground – PENNSYLVANIA
Date(s) Stayed: 5/26/15 – 5/31/15
Length of Stay:
 5 days
Site #: #404 pull-through
Cost per night (with
taxes): $38/night Mon-Thurs
and $50/night Fri-Sun
Discount Used: Passport America
Connections:  FHU
Stars: 3.5

Artillery Ridge Campground is
great for those wanting to visit Gettysburg. 
It is a family campground as well as for equine campers.  We chose Artillery Ridge based on other
campground reviews found on the internet. 
We made our reservations two months prior; the person on the phone was
very helpful in finding us a site that would accommodate our site and our
wishes.  We found the check-in process
was easy and quick; they were waiting for our arrival and had our paperwork
ready.  The campground is located on the
edge of the battlefield so you get the full feel of being there.  The center of Gettysburg is about 10 minute
drive from the campground and only about 3-5 minute drive to the Gettysburg
National Historic Site Visitor Center.

The roads into the campground are
packed gravel; some have ruts from wear and weather.  Our campsite was in the back behind the horse
stalls in the equine section; during the week it was rather quiet and on the
weekend, it picked up with horse trailers. 
We chose that are of the campground because of length of sites.  We enjoyed the outdoors; lots of birds,
squirrels, bunnies, chipmunks and close proximity to the horse corral.  It was very warm during the day and
sometimes, depending on the direction of the breeze, we can get a whif of horse
manure but it wasn’t too bad.  We are not
horse experts but in our opinion, the horse corral could have used a little
care, leveling and grass.  It looked like
a big muddy (when wet) dirt mess.   Most nights we were able to sit outside to
enjoy.  The campground had many mature
trees throughout; none of which impeded our site or parking.

Our site itself was a packed
gravel as well; not too difficult to level. 
There were grassy patches throughout. 
Each site was provided a picnic table and firepit.  Spacing between sites was average; about 20’
between sites.  Two sites over from ours
was a permanent resident that a collector of junk outside (2 grills, 2 lawn
mowers, etc.) in which he did not keep up. 
In the area of our site stood two ‘tiny house’ residences.

The bath house was average.  They were clean; showers a little outdated
and small.  We did not see or use the
laundry facilities so we can’t give an review on those.  The campground was family friendly; has a
playground and pool near the entrance. 
We did not use either so we can’t give an assessment of those.  There is a good sized camp store at the
entrance in the same building as check-in. 
It everything from basic staples, fishing supplies, pool towels and swim
noodles, and a great array of Gettysburg souveniers.

Special note: the entrance/exit
is on a busy road.  When leaving the
campground, be vigilant as there is a blind curve in which motorists don’t
realize the campground entrance.   When
leaving with your camper/coach, we recommend driving to the left of the
campground sign before entering the road; you get a better view of the blind
curve of those approaching and can enter the road more safely.

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