Located on 105 acres nestled in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, Twin Grove has 212 RV sites, 43 Cottages, 18 cabins, 4 Family Lodges, 22 tent sites, 2 yurts and lots of amenities and activities as described below. A great destination resort in season particularly if you have children. The resort is open year round and is also a good stopping point for snowbird migrations. It’s a ways off the interstate (I-81), but SR 443 parallels I-81 and the campground lies between exits 90 and 100. So whether you are heading north or south just continue in your direction on SR 443 to the next on ramp and it will cost you very little in extra distance.
Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available here.
Overall Impression – 4/5
Even though we’ve only stayed here during the off season and have yet to experience it in “full swing”, we like this campground as a stopping point on the north/south corridor. Probably a great destination resort in the summer particularly if you have kids since there is so much to do here. From a campsite perspective our preference is the east section of the campground. Nearly all the east section “A” sites are pull thru’s and virtually all of them are long and level despite being built into the hillside. We have also stayed in the central section which is slightly more wooded than the east section. Pull thru sites weren’t as spacious as the newer east section A sites but they were adequate. Office staff seems competent and during busy times they post someone at the gate for fast check in if you have a reservation.
Size – 4/5
Full hook up with 50 amp service. 43 pull through sites that are wide and more than 70 feet long located in the Resort East section with unobstructed satellite reception. The Central Resort section includes back-in sites and slightly smaller pull through sites with a more “woodsy” feel. All sites offer free satellite TV and WI-FI, have a picnic table and fire ring. We’ve stayed in both sections and prefer the Resort East section (A sites).
Privacy – 2/5
Not much privacy between sites but the newer A section has decent spacing.
Amenities – 4/5
Sounds like a lot to do here during peak season, but we have only stayed during the off season when most of the amenities are shut down. There are 2 spacious pools with spiral slides, 9000 sq ft resort center with a large store/registration area and restaurant, a 3500 sq ft recreation center with Arts & Crafts upstairs daily during the summer season and an Ice Cream Shop on the main level with a recreation room including ping pong, checkers, & pinball games. In addition, there is a fitness center, a 70 seat indoor movie theater in the 3300 sq ft lodge, a 2500 sq ft air conditioned game arcade with state of the art games & prizes, a full size Allen Hershel Carousel, a 60 ft Garbrick Ferris Wheel, 3 inflatable rides and the Royal Express trackless train. “Music in the Park” is offered on many weekends during the summer. Play a round of 18 hole disc golf or hike, bike or fish in the Swatara State Park located just across the street.
Convenience – 4/5
Campground store stocks needed items. Not too far to other conveniences – grocery stores are about 7 miles away, Walmart about 13 miles away. There are no restaurants close by but the campground has a restaurant but that is open beginning on Memorial Day. If there isn’t enough to do at the resort, there are quite a few attractions located close by. Hersheypark is located approximately 30 minutes from Twin Grove in Hershey, PA, Knoebel’s Amusement Park is located approximately 40 miles from Twin Grove in Elysburg, PA and Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is located a short day trip from Twin Grove in Allentown, PA.
Physical Surroundings – 4/5
Country-ish, wooded setting surrounded by mountains, very scenic.
Maneuverability and Roads – 4/5
Good. Big rig friendly. Fairly wide gravel roads mostly easy to maneuver. Hilly in newer A section and a few tight turns with a drop off on one or both sides but nothing of major concern.
Peace & Quiet – 4/5
Although it is located on PA-443, traffic noise was pretty minimal at least during the off-season times we have visited. Perhaps during a busier period, there might be more traffic noise and probably more noise within the campground.
Utilities – 3/5
- Sewer – Good, screw in cap, good placement
- Satellite – Excellent in most cases but will depend on the site. Anywhere in the A section you should have no problems. We received all 3 DISH western arc satellites (110, 119, 129) and 129 is usually very hard to get this far north.
- WiFi – available but poor performance.
- Cellular signal – very good Verizon signal (-97db) outside the coach with just my phone. On our Verizon MiFi, we had 5 bars.
- Over-the-Air (OTA) TV – Poor, received only NBC, FOX (but cable is provided)
- Power – Very good
- Water Pressure/Quality – good pressure, no abnormalities noted in the water appearance or taste.
What We Liked
– Clean, well maintained campground
– Lots of amenities
– Pretty scenery, particularly from the east A section
What We Didn’t Like
– Lack of privacy