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Old 10-17-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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Gettysburg and Manassas areas

I am looking for recommendations of campgrounds in the Gettysburg and Manassas areas. Electric only sites are fine with us. We are thinking of spending a few 3-4 days at each, in a couple of weeks, before winterizing.

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Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a little gem. Small but a very nice little park. It is located at the half-way point on the Appalachian Trail. There is a little museum about the trail. Looks like about a 30-40 min drive to Gettysburg.

Gifford Pinchot State Park is also quite nice. Some sites are next to the lake but you need to reserve them well in advance. About the same distance as Pine Grove.

Codorus State Park is also on a lake. A bit closer than the other two. I have not camped there but have heard that it is very beautiful.

Let us know where you stay.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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Prince William Forest Park on Rt 234 near Dumfries and Triangle Va
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I have been there often. Never been disappointed at the KOA. If still open for the season You should be more then happy.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Pequea Creek Campground
86 Fox Hollow Rd, Pequea, PA 17565
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Very nice place.
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Try Camp David, in the Catoctin Mountains. I hear it is a real nice place, if you can get past the Secret Service agents...

You may want to see the home of FEMA and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, about 10 miles south of Gettysburg.

Also, the Gettysburg battle site and memorials are very impressive. Went there several times during my many fire service classes at the NFA in Emmitsburg years ago.
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For Manassas

Try Bull Run Regional Park .... Nice and clean ....
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Gifford Pinchot State Park is also quite nice. Some sites are next to the lake but you need to reserve them well in advance. About the same distance as Pine Grove.
We stayed at Gifford Pinchot a couple nights before, nice park, halfway between Gettysburg and Hersey. It was early August, no reservations, and we got a site by the lake no problem. That's where this picture was taken:
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Try Camp David, in the Catoctin Mountains. I hear it is a real nice place, if you can get past the Secret Service agents...

You may want to see the home of FEMA and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, about 10 miles south of Gettysburg.

Also, the Gettysburg battle site and memorials are very impressive. Went there several times during my many fire service classes at the NFA in Emmitsburg years ago.
The last time I would have wanted to join the party at Camp David would have been in the 1980's...

Thank you all for the tips and info, I am digesting it.
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I am looking for recommendations of campgrounds in the Gettysburg and Manassas areas. Electric only sites are fine with us. We are thinking of spending a few 3-4 days at each, in a couple of weeks, before winterizing.

Thanks in advance.
We stayed at Artillary Ridge Resort campground in Gettysburg, which was just a stones throw from the Gettysburg Visitor Center.
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Gettysburg KOA is open until the end of this month and is close to the attractions.
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Carl, I am quite certain that I have camped at that very site a number of times. Many fabulous sunsets I have experienced there.

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Thank you all for info and tips. This trip will remain on our list a little bit (a few months) longer. The weather turned much colder than expected, so today I winterized an jacked up the Scamp and brought this season to its conclusion. Thanks again.

24 F early morning, on/off wet snow throughout the day in central VT, at about 850' elevation.
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For future reference, PA state parks close the third Sunday in October for full service camping but some stay open for "primitive" camping into December. You have to check specific parks. We stayed at Hickory Run last Monday night on our way home from the outer banks. No showers or flush toilets but the water was still on and some sites with full hook ups were available. Also some PA parks don't allow dogs and those that do allow dogs limit which sites you can camp at. We got the last "dog site" at Lackawanna state park on our way south.

As for the weather, we have about 3" on snot snow here. Just in from clearing the road of a fallen tree. It's nice to be retired .
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