Details for Planning a Stay at Hersheypark Camping Resort

If s’mores by the fire is how you want to end your day at Hersheypark, you might want to consider booking a stay at the Hersheypark Camping Resort. In this post I am going to share our experience at the Hersheypark campgrounds and help you decide if it is a good choice for your Hersheypark trip.

Hersheypark is located in Hershey, PA and is a theme park destination for families of all ages. They offer three different on-site accommodations to their guests.

They are The Hotel Hershey (luxury resort), The Hershey Lodge (mid-range) and the Hersheypark Camping Resort (camping).

Each has a different price point and amenities depending on what you are looking for. I compare the three in this post: Hersheypark Resorts: 3 Sweet Family Friendly Hersheypark Accommodations

Today I want to share details of what it is like to stay at the Hershey Camp Resort and help you decide if it is a good fit for your trip.

cabins at hersheypark
Entrance to the Cabins at Hershey Camping Resort.

Overview of Hersheypark Camping Resort

Hersheypark Camping Resort is an option for guests wanting to stay on-site at Hersheypark. It offers a variety of accommodations and is a great option for guests looking for a quiet escape from the park.

Hersheypark Camping Resort is located within a mile from the Hersheypark theme park and offers complimentary shuttles to their guests.

hersheypark ferris wheel
Ferris Wheel at Hersheypark

Hersheypark Camping Accommodation Options

There are a few different options for guests wanting to stay at the campgrounds at Hersheypark.

They include:

  • Cabins
  • RV sites
  • Tent Sites
  • Tiny Homes

I really like that you can tent camp if you prefer or stay in a cabin and have the same quietness of being on the campgrounds.

We stayed at a cabin and this was a perfect fit for us! I am not a sleep outdoors kind of girl so this was really the best fit for us.

It does not provide all the amenities of a hotel like linens and towels but it was a great option for us. I go into details of what you need to bring later in this post.

Hershey Campground cabins
Cabins at Hershey Campgrounds.

Perks for Hersheypark Camping Guests

Guests staying at the Hersheypark Camp Resort receive on-site perks to make your visit to the park even better.

They include:

  • 1 Hour early access to the park with “Sweet Start”. Some rides and attractions are open early allowing on-site resort guests a head start on the most popular rides. This is available during summer hours.
  • Extra Evening Hours and Preview Hours, up to 3 hours, to resort guests.
  • Preferred pricing for Hershey Gardens, The Hershey Story’s Museum, and ZooAmerica. (Hershey Hotel and Hershey Lodge provide free tickets included with your stay.)
  • Complimentary shuttle service between Hersheypark and Hershey Camping Resort.
  • 2 on-site pools and a kiddie pool that is open seasonally.
  • Indoor game room
  • On-site daily resort activities.
smores at hersheypark camping resort
Ready for S’Mores

Cabins at Hershey Camping

We had reservations for a 2 Bedroom Deluxe cabin. The cabin comes equipped with heat and water, as well as a kitchen with microwave and coffee maker.

When visiting the Hersheypark Camping Resort you need to remember a few things from home.

The cabin was spacious and I really liked how easy it was to take a break from the park to relax at the cabin.

bunk beds at the cabins at hershey campgrounds
Bunkbeds at the cabins.

Things to Bring for Your Stay at Hershey Campgrounds at the Hersheypark Camping Resort

  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Bed Sheets and Comforters
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Snacks/Food
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee and Filters

We stayed for one night and it was really nice to have our own sheets and blankets for the night. It was cozy and a little home away from home.

I found the easiest way to pack was to use large plastic totes. It made for easy storage in the car and easy to bring into the cabin.

cabin at hersheypark camping resort
Bedroom in the cabins.

Hersheypark Camping Review

The kids loved staying at the cabin. I think we forget sometimes that they need unscheduled time. I often try to keep them busy because 3 kids in a hotel room can get a little crazy.

At Hershey campground this wasn’t an issue. They had so much fun playing in the cabin and in their own room.

They also went outside to run around and explore. It was a well needed break after our road trip.

playground at the hersheypark camping resort
Playground at the Hershey Campgrounds at Hersheypark.

During the summer months Hersheypark Camping Resort has daily activities. In the winter, when we visited, the activities are limited- but they did have a letter to Santa station for the kids.

We wrote our letters and picked up our response the next day. They also had Christmas packets to color. I purchased crayons from the on-site store.

After we checked in, we were ready to visit Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. The Hershey campground offers a shuttle to and from the park that runs about every 30 minutes which is perfect to not have to worry about parking.

We all appreciated the cozy vibe of the cabins and being able to spread out a little. It was all the comforts of home.

The next day the kids were up exploring the yard and finding rocks, while my husband and I packed up.

We also stopped by the playground and picked up our letters from Santa. He wrote back and his letters were waiting for us at the registration office.

letters from Santa at Hershey camping resort
Hersheypark Camping offers daily activities year round.

Overall I would recommend a stay at the campgrounds at Hersheypark. The cabins gave our family of five space and I liked the slower pace breaks from the parks.

Read Next: Guide & Tips for a Sweet Visit to Hersheypark

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