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Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday Review

20 Knox Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Rating: 4.5/5

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA is a full-service, big-rig friendly RV park offering a variety of sites in a wooded setting, just minutes from downtown Gettysburg, PA, and Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is also home to Gettysburg College and Lutheran Theological Seminary.



The Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday has all the amenities – heated swimming pool, shuffleboard, life-size chess, stocked lodge, and more.


The Good: Clean, well-maintained campground with wooded campsites and the features you’d expect in a KOA, and more. There’s a heated swimming pool, life-size chess and checkers, a playground, and a fenced doggie park. Staff are friendly and helpful.

The Bad: Nothing bad to report, except a faint sewer smell from time to time. Granted, our site was positioned near the dump station.

gettysburg battlefield KOA

Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA is minutes from downtown Gettysburg, PA, a site steeped in U.S. Civil War history.


Campground Features:

  • Big-rig friendly
  • Cabin rentals
  • 30 and 50 amp service available
  • Full hookups available
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • WiFi
  • Heated Pool
  • Playground
  • Washrooms and individual showers with enormous shower heads and lots of hot water
  • Laundry facilities (coin operated)
  • Shop includes RV accessories, groceries, snacks, t-shirts, camp chairs, firewood, and free coffee in the morning
  • Dog friendly
  • Miniature golf and shuffleboard
  • Breakfast on weekends (not free)
  • Propane available
  • Fenced doggie play area with obstacles
north carolina memorial gettysburg pa

Gettysburg National Military Park is home to hundreds of memorials, like this one commemorating participants from North Carolina.


We camped in site #1, right across from the fenced doggie park, the pool, and the office, camp shop, and laundry. The checkout traffic got a bit hectic on Friday morning, but all in all, it was a great site.


mcphersons barn gettysburg pa

McPherson’s Barn is the site where the first shots of the Battle of Gettysburg were fired.


The kids enjoyed the sandy, pirate-ship themed playground at the Gettysburg KOA, along with the heated pool and the convenience of the doggie park being so close to our camp site. Tall deciduous trees provided a nice canopy. We had beautiful dry weather, with highs in the mid-70s, for the duration of our stay in early June.



cabins playground KOA Gettysburg

Here’s a view of the rental cabins, looking towards the sandy pirate-themed playground at the Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday.


The Appalachian Trail passes near here. During our stay at the Gettysburg KOA, we met a gentleman from Arizona whose wife was taking several months to hike the entire length of the trail, about 2,200 miles, from Georgia to Maine. The Appalachian Trail Museum in Gettysburg is considered roughly the half-way point.


pennsylvania hall gettysburg college pa

Historic Pennsylvania Hall was the first building on campus at Gettysburg College. The campus is often considered among the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S.


chapel at lutheran theological seminary gettysburg pa

Here’s the chapel on the campus of Lutheran Theological Seminary, just a few blocks from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.


Conclusion: We’d gladly stay here at the Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA again if we were in the area. We’d have stayed longer this time around if we weren’t already scheduled at our next stop. If you’re looking for a campground or RV park near Gettysburg, we’d highly recommend Gettysburg KOA!


gladfelter hall gettysburg college pa

Here’s the beautiful brick Gladfelter Hall, on the charming campus of Gettysburg College.


kline theatre gettysburg college

Here’s The Kline Theatre on the campus of Gettysburg College, in south-central PA.