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Fox Den Acres Campground – New Stanton, Pa.

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
$25 to $33
  • 60%

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  • Last modified: May 29, 2016

Summary:

I had the opportunity to spend a night at Fox Den Acres on the way from Hershey, Pa., to Elkhart, Ind. The sun was setting and Google told me this was one of the closest campgrounds to me at the time. I pulled off the Interstate and headed to the campground without a reservation. The hospitality was better than most RV parks I have visited.

The park is heavily tilted toward seasonal campers, but the facility has a huge area for overnight and short-term guests. Although most of the campground is heavily wooded, the overnight area is located pretty much in an open field. Yet, the pull-through gravel sites have 30- and 50-amp power connections as well as water and sewer at most sites.

The Internet is blazing fast, clocking in at 18.66 mbs download and 8.17 mbs upload. That's a good thing because it's located in an area void of any Verizon data connections.

The campground is located on a property that is home to a lake, creek and two lagoons. It offers a swimming pool as well as a wading pool. Other amenities include baseball, several playground, horseshoes, a game room, large ballfield and catch-and-release fishing with a permit available at the office. There is a nice pet walk along the creek, and several picnic areas near the island. There are several docks to launch a paddle boat or pontoon on the lake.

The office features a tiny store, which they call a trading post. It offers some food and RV supplies, plus a wide assortment of T-shirts. However, the big draw is the museum featuring a small, but decent, collection of arrowheads and other artifacts. There are dozens of animal trophies hung throughout the building. Staff is super friendly and helpful, and seasonal residents were courteous as well. Just outside the office are several large carved totem poles.

The showers and restrooms appeared acceptable to me, but nothing fancy. The campground, which started in 1960, is open from May 1 to Oct. 31. I would certainly stay here again.

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Pros

  • Nice location with plenty of trees, a small lake, several lagoons and a creek running through the property.
  • 30- and 50-amp at each site plus water and sewer at most sites
  • Overnight and short-term sites are in open area with pull-through sites
  • Extremely fast Internet connections at 18.66 mbs download and 8.17 mbs upload
  • Easy access to Interstate highway
  • Museum on site features lots of arrowheads, relics, totem poles and hunting trophies
  • Propane sales on site
  • Level, gravel sites
  • Amenities include pool, wading area, horseshoes, large ball field, several playgrounds, basketball and catch-and-release fishing with permit from office
  • Several docks to launch paddle boats on lake
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • Located in a Verizon data dead zone. Cell signals possible, but data connections impossible
  • Restrooms were acceptable, but could be cleaner
  • Most sites are seasonal, but the residents are friendly
  • Only on shower house and it’s a hike from the overnight sites.

About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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