610 Taneytown Rd. Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-334-1288 email: artilleryridge@Comcast.net web: artilleryridge.com
This campground is the closest campground to the battlefield and museum center. It is a large campground with over 400 sites. There are primitive sites ($35) – most of which are in full sun, open field areas, Full Hookups ($55), water/electric ($50), and roughly 35 seasonal sites. There are also cabins – some of which are decorated like an old-time village. $70 sleeps 4, $90 sleeps 6. There is free wifi but no cable hookups. Cell coverage was good for both Verizon and ATT. This campground is a member of Passport, Good Sam, and Woodall’s. There is a well-stocked camp store with lots of souvenirs, and an eclectic collection of sports, TV, movie memorabilia. There is also a good selection of food and camping items. Wood is available for $5.50 per bundle but was not that great for the price paid. Ice is available for $1.75 per 8lb bag. There is a laundry room (coin operated) and an outdoor camp sink for camper’s convenience.
The sites are moderate in size. The main roads are paved and sites are gravel. There was also a lot of gravel in the grassy areas. We saw a good amount of weeds growing which detracted from the overall appearance of the campground. We were told when we made reservations that we had a shaded site but discovered when we arrived that it was in full sun most of the day. There are several dumpsters located throughout the park which is very convenient. There are extensive facilities for horse campers with $22 10×12 covered stalls and $17 open stables.
Rating: (1 to 5 lanterns, with 5 being the highest)
One of the main attractions this campground offers is the National Riding Stables located within the campground. This horseback tour departs frequently from the campground and offers 1 and 2 hr horseback tours of the battlefield. Campers also get a free ticket to the Diorama (worth the visit) and Ghost lab (don’t waste your time). The campground is also a meet up point for DC tours. There is a catch and release pond in the campground (free use) but no bait is sold in the camp store. They informed us that the fish love hotdogs but we did not test this theory. Because it is the closest campground to the Battlefield, it is a great place to stay if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing. It is very convenient to many attractions and downtown shops and restaurants. We like Appalachian Brewery for Great food and local brew.
The campground is pet-friendly and there are ample places to walk the dogs including the trails. All pets must be leashed. There is no fenced dog park area which is very disappointing because there are several large open areas that could be used for this purpose.
There is a nice, clean and well-maintained pool, 2 playgrounds, horseshoes, a full court cement basketball , volleyball, game room and movie theater. It also looked as if they were building a Santa’s workshop when we were there in July 2014.
The bathrooms were clean and fairly nice. There are three shower houses with 3 stalls in each. The showers were hot and not push-button, with separate hot/cold faucets. Adequate but not great water pressure. The toilet stalls were very small and cramped.