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“Great Family Oriented Campground That's Close to Hershey” 5 of 5 stars
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Sweet Street (formerly 1200 Matlack Road), Hummelstown, PA 17036 (Formerly Hershey Highmeadow Campground)   |  
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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“Great Family Oriented Campground That's Close to Hershey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My family and I are new to camping however, my first experience with this campground was staying in a Cabin. The cabins are basic cabins that are clean and conveniently have a refridgerator/microwave, air conditioning and a TV but you must bring your own bedding/pillows. It is NOT a hotel. There are no bathrooms in the cabins and you will be using the bath houses. What's great about styaing at this campground is the opportunity to not only get into the Hershey Park earlier, I think around 8:30AM but you also get to go into the park the night before your full day admission ticket ie, buy a ticket for all day Saturday and you can get early access starting at 6:30PM on Friday night. The campground also provides a free shuttle service that conveniently runs every 15-30minutes to and from Hershey Park to the campground. By the way the shuttle is aircondiitoned and the drivers are very helpful and friendly for those of you with strollers.
Last week we stayed at a campsite with electric and water hookup. We had a really great time. I think the spaces are pretty spacious and the bath houses are exceptionally clean. The campground staff does an excellent job of collecting garbage bags put out at your campsite. The pool is nice to cool off and is your standard "hotel" pool. The store offers items that you might have forgotten. I do want to mention that there is a railroad that runs parallet to the campground and the trains do run frequently. The trains are loud and have been known to run in the middle of the night. This is the only negative of this campground and honestly it isn't that bad. You almost get used to it. I would not let this deter you from staying at this campground because for the value of the site it's a great deal. Also, for those of you who like craft beer I really recommend checking out the Troeggs brewery that is about 5miles down the road past hershey park. Check out TripAdvisor for reviews on that, you won't be disappointed and you can bring your little ones to the snack room/bar.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

First of all this campground was a piece of crap I was forced to walk my bike. He thought it was dangerous but he was riding with a dog in his golf cart on his lap. This stop is no fun at all I should know because I'm a kid. There is nothing to do at this campground not even mini golf. There was a river going through the whole campground for about 5 days since it rained. The store was not organized. To sum it all up this was a terrible stop never come here.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

The campground is very convenient to the park. Shadeyrest bathrooms were very clean. Pool was nice, camp store was well stocked. Sites are close together though. It is noisy though, with trains running around the clock and continuous pounding at the nearby quarry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

First off would bnot have gone here but to go to Hershey Park. The campground is nice, the store and pools were great. The sites are close together and the map is definately not to scale and the staff does not know this. Transportation was great getting to and from the park. Train for us was in the distance and did not bother us at all, had to listen for it and it was enjoyable to hear when we could hear it. No other noise to speak of from our site in the Woodlands. The sites are tight but you are not at the site but to eat and sleep for the most part.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

If you are looking for a place to be close to Hershey Park okay but this campground has sites that are extremely close to one another. Like a parking lot. You have no room to sit outside. Slideouts may hit branches. There are other campgrounds in the area that you should check out, even though you may have to drive a few extra miles, you will not be inconvenienced with the noise of the train, having alot of neighbors on top of you and noise from the roadway. Not a quiet place at all. Sad that they have so much empty land they could have made this a very nice campground. Look elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Yes there is a train yes there is a quarry. If you can't sleep through the noise or refuse to wear ear plus donnot go here. I think this place is great for campers with trailers and air conditioners that block out the frieght train and quarry noise ALL night long. lol
Aside from that this place is AWESOME. We are looking forward to next year. The showers are immaculate and new. There is a creek the kids played in for hours catching crayfish. We had site 72. Not a lot of shade. Ask for 82. Its a great shade site and is close to showers and playground.
We walked to store every morn for coffee. Just like a lot of ppl. A real country feel.
There are two large pools and one kiddie pool. Enuf for any crowd. The shuttle runs continuously. If u don't get on the next one is only 5 mins away.
Aside from the dog barking in the morning from a close by camper our experience was wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Staunton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This was our first time staying at Hershey Highmeadow and I was pleased with the experience. The campground had been almost completely remodeled due to the flood they endured in 2011. The office, camp store laundry and bath houses were really nice. The pool area was also very nicely kept. Every staff member we spoke to was very polite and offered to help in anyway to make our stay enjoyable.
We stayed in the wooded pull thru section (Woodland) and even though it was a little tight, it was manageable. Especially with good neighbors, which we were fortunate to have. The section remained nearly full the entire week we were there but there were campers coming and going almost everyday. Our site was shaded and level with room to park your tow vehicle.
The shuttle bus to and from Hershey Park was a great addition. The buses ran about every 30 minutes, sometime 2 at a time depending on the crowds. By staying in the campground we were able to enter the park 1 hour before everyone else and that was nice. Especially with the new roller coaster SkyRush being open. Only a small section of the park was open that early but that was okay. We were only interested in SkyRush which as soon as you climbed the stairs to the platform, you were getting on the coaster.
During our stay there must have been almost 200 folks staying in tents. I felt sorry for them because there were a few days the temps were in the mid to upper 90's. Even though the campground was nearly full, we never had to wait for a shower.
We were here the 3rd week of June and we stayed in a 5th wheel.
Nice place and we would stay here again. If you stay in the pull through section you hardly notice the train.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hersheypark Camping Resort

Address: Sweet Street (formerly 1200 Matlack Road), Hummelstown, PA 17036 (Formerly Hershey Highmeadow Campground)
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Hummelstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Hummelstown
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Also Known As:
Hershey Highmeadow Campground Hotel Hummelstown

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