Artillery Ridge Campground – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Location: 610 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-334-1288
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  They were clean; showers a little outdated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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