Overall I would like to say that this camp ground was very good. However, it was not all that I expected. This is mostly an RV campground. I was staying in a tent and I might have seen only 3-4 more parties in tents. This was not too much of an issue, but it made me feel a little bit less secure.
Pros: Very, very clean bathrooms. The shower pressure was fantastic! And the bathrooms were empty most of the time (never had to wait for the shower or other facilities). This was a big plus for me since we were staying in a tent. Fairly quiet at night. By 10 pm most people were sleeping or have quietly crawled back into their RVs. Very close to all attractions in Lancaster. About a 35 minute drive to Hershey.
Cons: This camp ground is right off Lincoln Highway. Although it is deeper into the property, you can still hear trucks go by and noise from other businesses. There is also practically no barrier between Dutch Wonderland and the campground. Although this may been a good thing if you have kids, the roller-coaster nosily goes by every couple minutes. Lastly, there is no one who monitors the camp ground at night. The office closes at 5pm and only opens back up at 9am -- although there is an emergency number. Once again, in an RV this should not be a problem, but in a tent you may feel a little less safe (although I got the feeling that Lancaster is a pretty safe place).
This isn't the fault of the campground per say, but be prepared to be woken up by geese at 5:30 am!! They stop by 7am, but I had no luck falling back asleep by this point.
Although I cons my seem kind of long, do not get the wrong impression. The campground worked well for my needs. My boyfriend and I were just looking for a cheaper option to spend the night during our mini vacation (since most hotels were $100-$150). However, if you want a remote camping trip, away from the hustle and bustle, you may want to reconsider.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly peaceful! Old Mill Stream Campground is nestled along a quiet stream on 15 shaded acres in the heart of Lancaster County and next to Dutch Wonderland. Open year round, the campground is conveniently located just off Route 30, and features over 130 shaded RV sites with full hook-ups, family cabins and tent camping sites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Mill Stream Camping Manor Hotel Lancaster