Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA Journey

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  • Welcome to Jonestown/Hershey KOA Journey

    RELAX, UNWIND, RECHARGE AT JONESTOWN/HERSHEY KOA, A GREAT STOPOVER FOR THE TRAVELER BUT ALSO CONVENIENT FOR YOUR NEXT FAMILY VACATION IN THE HERSHEY AREA.

    Looking for a quiet, convenient location to relax after a long day on the road? Or a base camp for sightseeing in the Hershey area? Jonestown/Hershey KOA fits the bill!

    Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA is OPEN YEAR ROUND with full service accommodations for RVers and only a mile off I-78 or I-81. We’re only 25 minutes northeast of all Hershey has to offer! We offer a FREE HERSHEYPARK SHUTTLE from Memorial Day through Labor Day with the purchase of discounted park tickets from our general store.

    Jonestown KOA - CampsitesJonestown/Hershey KOA is truly big rig friendly with long, level pull-through full hook-up sites, some as long as 100′, which can accommodate RVs of any size, as well as tents. Under a canopy of leaves, our sites are nestled along the Swatara Creek, where you may enjoy fishing, swimming or splashing in a canoe, kayak or tube rental from the campground. Nature’s tranquil beauty abounds in the adjacent Swatara State Park where you can enjoy the many miles of hiking and biking or discover Fort Indiantown Gap which is the home of PA National Guard and the National Cemetery. You could also day trip to Lancaster’s Amish Country, Gettysburg, Cabela’s or Knoebel’s Grove Amusement Park.

    Our General Store offers Broaster chicken (which can be delivered to your campsite), groceries, live bait, RV supplies and delicious ice cream all year!

    So pack your gear & camp with us. We look forward to your visit… anytime, any season, all year long!

    CABIN INFORMATION:

    Creekside Camping CabinOur rustic cabins sleep 4 people comfortably. We can accommodate a fifth person with a cot, available upon request.

     

    CAMPGROUND AMENITIES

    • 50 Max Amp
    • 90′ Max Length
    • Wi-Fi
    • Cable TV
    • Snack Bar
    • Propane
    • Fishing
    • Firewood
    • Pavilion
    • Bike Rentals

    CAMPGROUND ACTIVITIES

    JONESTOWN KOA OFFERS CANOE, KAYAK & TUBE RENTALS ON THE SWATARA CREEK.
    The Swatara Creek is a pleasant novice run of moving water that courses a lazy path through mountain gaps and scenic farm country. You can put down the paddle, fish & float away the miles as you relax the day away.

    We currently offer sit-in kayaks (weight limit 250 lbs.), sit-on single & tandem kayaks, canoes (with weight limit of 400 lbs.) and tubes with canvas covers.

    While floating the “Swattie”, you’ll have the opportunity to pass through Swatara State Park, a park that is currently undeveloped but open to the public for hiking, biking, fishing & hunting.

    Take a lunch on your trip and enjoy a picnic along the banks of the “Swattie”. The Park hosts Union Canal locks, fossil beds, a rail trail & the Appalachian Trail Bridge.

    Unfortunately, during times of low rainfall, there are a few areas of the creek you must portage around and occasionally there is a fallen tree.

    FOOD SERVICES

    BROASTER CHICKEN, DELICIOUS WINGS & OUR OWN SMOKED RIBS!

    We have a robust menu featuring Broaster chicken 2, 4 & 8 piece meals, jumbo Wings with over 20 sauces & rubs to try and we’ve recently added our own Smoked Ribs to the menu! We also have a full menu of sides, fresh made subs and sandwiches on premises, hamburgers, hot dogs & our own pulled pork sandwiches. We will be adding more to our menu so when you check-in ask for an updated menu. You can order by phone & have it delivered to your site or eat in one of our small dining areas in the store. After dinner you can indulge in an ice cream cone, sundae, split or shake from our ice cream shop. Spring through Fall, we serve 20 flavors of Turkey Hill hand-dipped ice cream and and some of the creamiest soft serve ice cream you’ll find anywhere. You are also able to purchase beer by the bottle or 6-pack from our general store.

    LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS

    INDIAN ECHO CAVERNS
    368 Middletown Road
    Hummelstown, PA 17036
    717-566-8131
    Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave, cut through 440 million year old Beekmantown limestone which features sparkling crystal clear lakes, amazing passageways and room after room of mystical beauty. Enjoy a fantastic journey of geological wonders that are breath-taking.

    HERSHEYPARK

    100 W Hersheypark Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    717-534-3860
    Hersheypark, a world-class amusement park, delights with over 65 rides including 12 coasters, water attractions, kiddie rides, live entertainment & Zoo America. Great for families & guests of all ages. Other attractions at the Hersheypark complex are Chocolate World, Hershey Arena, Hershey Stadium & the Giant Center. Jonestown KOA is located 17 miles northeast of Hershey and provides a shuttle to the park when you purchase your Hersheypark tickets at the General Store. For more information visit www.hersheypa.com

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP & PA NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM

    Bldg. T-8-57
    Fort Indiantown Gap
    Annville, PA 17003-5003
    717-861-2402
    Fort Indiantown Gap is the home to the PA National Guard and the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum showcases items and weapons from the Civil War to the Gulf War, as well as items that depict the history of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Fort Indiantown Gap. Come… Discover and learn about Pennsylvania’s Citizen Soldiers.

    HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD

    251 Park Blvd.
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Come explore the many wonders of chocolate at the first Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction located in Chocolatetown, USA – Hershey, Pennsylvania! Treat yourself to an assortment of one-of-kind experiences and discover the sweetest feeling of pure happiness.

    CORNWALL IRON FURNACE

    Rexmont at Boyd Street
    Cornwall, PA 17016
    717-272-9711
    Cornwall Iron Furnace, the only surviving intact charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, attests to the once great iron industry that flourished in south central Pennsylvania. Cornwall Iron Furnace is part of a National Historic Landmark District by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

    SECOND MOUNTAIN HAWK WATCH

    Hawk Watch offers a great vantage point to see Fort Indiantown Gap and overlook Stony Valley and the mountains beyond. A variety of raptors can be seen from Hawk Watch including sharp shinned hawks, harriers, bald eagles and golden eagles.

    From I-81, take exit 85B toward Fort Indiantown Gap, then merge onto Fisher Ave. Travel 0.5 miles and turn left onto Asher Miner Road. Continue 2.2 miles on Asher Miner Road until it becomes Moonshine Road / PA-443. Continue 1.3 miles and follow signs to Second Mountain Hawk Watch. Please be advised that Hawk Watch is at the end of an unmaintained dirt road

    HERSHEY HARRISBURG WINE COUNTRY

    As you explore the Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country, you will enjoy breathtaking views from our 15 award-winning, family-owned wineries situated in the heart of Central Pennsylvania’s beautiful rolling hills. These wineries have perfected a wide variety of handcrafted white, red and blush wines for the enjoyment of any palate.

    LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

    Many folks staying at our campground visit Lancaster because they want to experience the Pennsylvania Amish firsthand, but soon discover lots of other exciting things to see and do such as outlet shopping, the Strasburg Railroad or Sight & Sound Theater. Plan a day trip to Lancaster using the attached website link and you’ll find that Lancaster’s so much more than covered bridges and PA Dutch dining.

     

    KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT PARK
    391 Knoebel’s Blvd.
    Elysburg, PA 17824
    570-672-2572
    Knoebels Amusement Resort is America’s largest free-admission amusement park and also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. From family rides, to kiddie rides, and even thrill rides including our nationally recognized roller coasters, Knoebels has plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy! While at the park, you can take a dip in its 900,000 gallon Crystal Pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The pool area includes watersides, diving boards and a play area just for young children. Knoebels is located approximately 75 minutes from our campground.
    HARRISBURG CITY AND STATE CAPITAL
    Only 25 minutes away from Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA, Harrisburg is the capital city of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Dauphin County. It is the ninth-largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg houses the PA State Capital, City Island – home of the Harrisburg Senators, the Whitaker Center, the National Civil War Museum, the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat as well as many wonderful restaurants and shopping venues.

    SWATARA STATE PARK

    The 3,520-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated in the Swatara Valley, between Second and Blue mountains. The scenic Swatara Creek meanders the length of the park and is surrounded by forests and wetlands that support a diversity of wildlife. With almost 30 miles of hiking, biking and mountain bike trails and the Appalachian Trail this state park is definitely a nature lovers paradise.

    Swatara State Park is in Lebanon and Schuylkill counties, 14 miles north of Lebanon and 3 miles west of Pine Grove. The park is easily reached from I-81: at Exit 90, Lickdale, follow PA 72 north

    THE HERSHEY STORY MUSEUM
    63 W Chocolate Ave
    Hershey, PA 17033
    717-534-8939
    At one of Hershey PA’s most inspiring attractions, the story of Milton S. Hershey and the town that bears his name is presented through informative museum exhibits and interactive experiences perfect for adults, families and kids.

    ZOOAMERICA

    201 Park Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17033
    717-534-3900
    ZooAmerica is a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Stroll the tree-lined pathways as you learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America.CABELA’S
    100 Cabela Drive
    Hamburg, PA 19526
    610-929-7000
    Located just off I-78, the massive 250,000-sq.-ft. retail showroom is packed with outdoor equipment and experienced Outfitters who are ready and waiting to help you get the most out of your next adventure. The store was built to not only surround customers with quality outdoor products, but to engage them with lifelike taxidermy and local fish swimming in the aquarium.

     

    HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE
    777 Hollywood Blvd
    Grantville, PA 17028
    717-469-2211
    Hollywood Casino features over 2,450 reel, video slot and video poker machines ranging from one penny to $100, with all the hottest games currently available. And with over 50 table games, 16 poker tables and a thoroughbred horse track, Hollywood Casino has a game for everyone and it’s only 10 miles from Jonestown/Hershey NE KOA!

    ROADSIDE AMERICA

    109 Roadside Drive
    Shartlesville, PA 19554
    610-488-6241
    Roadside America is an indoor miniature village and railway covering 8,000 square feet, created by Laurence Gieringer in 1935. It was first displayed to the public in the home of Mr Laurence Gieringer in Hamburg, Pennsylvania

     

    AACA MUSEUM
    161 Museum Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    717-566-7100
    The AACA Museum, a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a world-class automotive experience and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history.

    A visit to the AACA Museum is a one-of-a-kind journey of discovery and entertainment for the entire family. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the AACA Museum is open to the public and offers both self-guided and guided tours for larger groups. As you make your way through the museum, you’ll discover a number of vintage automobiles in unique scenes and settings. We frequently change and update displays, and we host a number of new events each month.

    If you’re in the Hershey, PA area, schedule time to visit the world-renowned AACA Museum. From old bikes and buses to motorcycles and cars, everywhere you look is a piece of nostalgia. Because our exhibits and events are constantly changing, browse our site to learn about our upcoming attractions.

     

     

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