Artillery Ridge Campground Review – Gettysburg

Artillery Ridge Campground

When we visited Gettysburg with our RV fifth wheel, we researched extensively to find a campground or RV park that could accommodate our Ram truck, toy hauler and motorcycles. We found that Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park was the perfect place to park so we could unload our motorcycles to tour Gettysburg.

Artillery Ridge Campground - Sign and Horse
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Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park is located on the edge of the battlefield so you get the full feel of being right in the thick of the Gettysburg experience. Artillery Ridge Campground is perfect for those who want to park their RV or camper while visiting Gettysburg National Military Park and all of the attractions in Gettysburg. It’s the perfect campground for families as well as for equine campers.

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.

Artillery Ridge Campground

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 (2015 rates!)
Discount Used: Passport America
Connections:  FHU
Stars: 3.5


We made our reservations two months prior to checking in. The staff was very helpful in finding us a site that would accommodate our big rig fifth wheel toy hauler and ability to load and unload our motorcycles.

Artillery Ridge Campground Logo

Rates and Cancellations

*UPDATED to 2020 Rates*

    • $59 – Water and electric
    • $69 – Full Hookup
    • $76 – Full Hookup premium site
    • All rates are subject to change. Holiday rates may apply.
    • For 10 or more days prior to reservation, deposits will be returned minus a $15.00 processing fee.
    • For less than 10 days, the first night’s deposit is forfeited.
    • We reserve the right to change sites as needed.
    • No refunds for early departures.
    • Seasonal Rates Available!

Discounts offered:

    • Military 10% Discount
    • Passport America 50%!  They offer 25 sites Sunday-Thursday at the Passport America rate.

Checking In

Guests are welcome to arrive at Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park in Gettysburg anytime. They will get you into your site as soon as it is available. Check out time is 1:00 pm.

Checking into the Artillery Ridge Campground was quick and easy. Per our reservation, our paperwork was waiting for us. The staff was cordial and accommodating.

Artillery Ridge Campground - Campsite
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Roadways, Parking and Sites

The roads into Artillery Ridge Campground are packed gravel; some have ruts from wear and weather.  Due to our long fifth wheel length and need to utilize our ramp to unload our motorcycles, we were assigned a campsite in the back behind the horse stalls in the equine section. Drive-thru and back-in sites

      • Drive-thru and back-in sites
      • Big rig-friendly sites available
      • 30 and 50amp electric at each site

Our site #404 itself was a packed gravel with some grass and easy to level. Each site was provided a picnic table and firepit.  Spacing between sites was average; about 20’ between sites.

Artillery Ridge Campground - Fishing Pond
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Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park Amenities

    • 400 total sites: RV, tent, horse and cabins
    • Cabins
    • Camp Store Shopping
    • Picnic Table
    • Fire pit
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Heated Outdoor Pool
    • Horseshoe Pits and Cornhole
    • Multiple Playgrounds
    • Mini Golf Course
    • Direct Access to Gettysburg National Park Horse Trails
    • Pet-friendly with Fenced Dog Run
    • Air-Conditioned Game Room
    • Laundry Facility
    • Themed Weekends – Spring, Summer and Fall

The camp store at the entrance in the same building as check-in. It has everything from basic staples, fishing supplies, pool towels and swim noodles, as well as an array of souvenirs.

Artillery Ridge Campground - Horseshoe Pits
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Our Review

The entrance and exit to Artillery Ridge Campground and Horse Park is on a busy road.  There is a blind curve in which motorists don’t realize (or don’t care?) the campground entrance.   When leaving the campground with your RV, we recommend driving to the left of the campground sign before entering the road. You’ll get a much better view of those approaching before pulling out.

We enjoyed the outdoors at the campground; 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 got a sniff of manure.  But hey, it’s a horse park so it’s expected. 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. But none impeded our site or parking. During the week the campground was quiet. However, once Friday rolled in, so did the weekend campers and horse trailers.

The bath house was clean but the showers are a little outdated and small.  We did not see or use the laundry facilities so we can’t give an review on those. Though the campground advertises free Wifi, we are unable to give a review as we used our own Jetpack and Hotspot for security reasons.

We did want to note that two sites over from our #404 was a permanent resident with a collection of junk outside (2 grills, 2 lawn mowers, etc.). The site looked run down (this may have changed since new ownership after our stay).

Artillery Ridge Campground-2

Thumbs UP or Thumbs Down?

Would we stay here again? Yes AND no. Yes, if we had a family with children because the campground staff does an exceptional job with weekend event planning. However, the new(er) rates would scare us away. While they are competitive with other campgrounds in the Gettysburg area, we’ve found a better deal using our Thousand Trails membership in which we used in the summer of 2020.

Based on our stay and experience, Thumbs UP.

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DISCLAIMER: We did not receive any compensation of any kind to review this campground. 

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