Caledonia State Park RV & Campground Guide


Caledonia State Park is in the northernmost part of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the town of Fayetteville in Pennsylvania. The Great Valley, a low, fertile valley, extends through the park. On the western and northwestern end of the park, you will see the eastern ridge of the Allegheny Mountains. Most of the rock in Caledonia is quartzite, though there's plenty of limestone and shale underlining the valleys. On the second Saturday in July, the Caledonia Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in the park, where you can buy unique skilled crafts from around 150 local craftspeople and artists. Caledonia State Park also runs educational programs throughout the summer.

Nearby cities:

  • Fayetteville, PA

  • Cashtown, PA

  • Waynesboro, PA

  • Shippensburg, PA

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Spring 30–72 F
Summer 58–84 F
Fall 33–75 F
Winter 20–41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Caledonia State Park

Campground Accommodations

Chinquapin Hill Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: No

  • Max RV length: 60 feet

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, hot showers, dump station, trash collection, amphitheater, ADA accessible campsites

Hosack Run Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 60 feet

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, dump station, trash collection, playground, dog walking area, ADA accessible campsites

Twin Bridge Campground

This family campground in historic Franklin County is in an area surrounded by lush farmland, giving you a country feel, with the beautiful Tuscarora Mountains in the background. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: creek with fishing, showers, playground, hayrides, mini golf

Gettysburg/Battlefield KOA

This campground is 5 miles from downtown Gettysburg, and you can head to the Gettysburg Battlefield to learn more about one of the nation’s most important Civil War battles. Or, you can relax by your campsite for day, and soak up the greenery and beauty of Pennsylvania. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry, dog park, pool, mini golf, bike rentals

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What to Do at
Caledonia State Park

Totem Pole Playhouse is a historic summer theater where you may want to catch a show during your stay. At the southern end of the park, you can golf on a historic 18-hole golf course that's one of the oldest courses in Pennsylvania. Other popular activities at Caledonia State Park are hiking, fishing, and hunting. East Branch Conococheague Creek, Rocky Mountain Creek, and Carbaugh Run flow through the park. You can also reserve a picnic pavilion for a larger group or event.

You can see several historic structures and a diverse range of ecosystems on your hikes throughout Caledonia State Park. The wooded scenery and mountains in the distance are a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Inside Caledonia State Park

There are a number of things to do at Caledonia State Park throughout the year.

Hiking: There are 10 miles of trails that wind through the park, passing through forests and historic areas of interest. The Chambersburg Water line trail, at 1.9 miles, is one of the easiest hikes in the park and perfect for the entire family. 

Swimming: Caledonia is home to a large, ADA accessible swimming pool with a waterslide and a small snack bar on-site. It’s open from Memorial Day through Labor Day - check the park to make sure it will be open when you plan to be there! There is an extra fee for using the pool.

Fishing: The East Branch Conococheague and Rocky Mountain creeks, and the Carbaugh Run all flow through the park and the nearby state forest lands. You can try catching brown trout, native brook trout, rainbow trout, and certain warmwater game fish. 

Hunting: During the established seasons, some areas are open to hunting, trapping, and training of dogs. You can try hunting deer, rabbit, squirrel, and turkey. 

Golfing: There is an 18-hole, par 68 public golf course, just south of US 30. The course was constructed in the late 1920s and is the oldest in southcentral Pennsylvania. 

Fishing Fishing

You can fish at Conococheague Creek, Rocky Mountain Creek, and Carbaugh Run. Types of fish that you may catch include rainbow trout, brown trout, native brook trout, and several other warmwater species. In addition, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the waters with rainbow and brown trout.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

You may see groundhogs, turkeys, rabbits, and white-tailed deer during your visit. Other wildlife that you can keep an eye out for include spring peepers, spotted salamanders, and eastern red-backed salamanders. Birders may be able to add woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, hairy woodpeckers, red-throated hummingbirds, and indigo buntings to their journals while visiting.


Oak and pine trees characterize the forest at Caledonia State Park. Other flora that you can see at the park include mountain laurels, Canada mayflowers, cardinal flowers, striped wintergreens, dame's rockets, and tulip trees.

Hiking Hiking

A small section of the Appalachian Trail passes through Caledonia State Park. It's a challenging hike with the option to continue more than the 1.8 miles within the state park. Charcoal Hearth Trail is another popular trail. This hike heads up Graeffenburg Mountain and then descends to an area with a quiet stream. On the descent, you'll pass by four historic charcoal hearths and a wagon road. Pass through one of Pennsylvania's oldest white pine plantations and spot woodland birds on the Ramble Trail. Along the Thaddeus Stevens Historic Trail, you can view a blacksmith shop, furnace dam, header dam, millrace, and a waterfall. Other beautiful trails within the park include Whispering Pine Nature Trail, Three Valley Trail, and Hosack Run Loop Trail.

Swimming Swimming

If you want to go for a swim, you can cool off at the park's pool. It has a waterslide and a snack bar. The pool is ADA-accessible as well.


The Trolley Trail is the only trail at Caledonia State Park that allows biking. It used to be a trolley, and the blacksmith shop served as a trolley station.

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How to Get to
Caledonia State Park

From Fayetteville, travel along US-30 East for about two miles, then turn left onto PA-233 North. After 0.2 miles, turn left to arrive at the park office.

Entering Caledonia State Park

In addition to parking available at the park office, you'll find plenty of spots at the trailheads and campgrounds. Caledonia State Park has a two-plug electric vehicle charging station in parking lot #2. Note that after your vehicle is charged, you will need to move to another parking spot.

It's free to enter Caledonia State Park. Some activities, such as entrance to the pool area, require a small fee.

There’s no better way to make new memories and head out on new adventures than by going on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easily manageable and worry-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Pennsylvania and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Caledonia State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Caledonia State Park?

Summer is the best time to visit Caledonia State Park because the warm weather is lovely for picnicking, fishing, and swimming. It's also when the park offers special events to educate visitors about the local natural and cultural history. If you are not visiting to swim, spring and fall provide beautiful experiences with their milder weather and seasonal flora.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Caledonia State Park?

Many colorful birds inhabit Caledonia State Park, including indigo buntings, red-throated hummingbirds, and blue jays. Other wildlife that can be found in Caledonia State Park are groundhogs, spotted salamanders, eastern red-backed salamanders, rabbits, and turkeys.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Caledonia State Park?

Yes, there are RV camping spots at Caledonia State Park. Some of the sites have full hookups, and others have electric only. Each site has a fire ring, picnic table, and nearby restrooms.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Caledonia State Park and what is the cost?

You don't need to make reservations, but you probably want to because campsites with full hookups go fast. It costs $6.50 to make a reservation, and the average nightly RV camping cost is $24 for non-electric and $42 for a full hookup site that allows pets.

Are pets allowed at Caledonia State Park?

Caledonia State Park allows pets in most campsites and on some trails. Note that pets aren't allowed in park buildings or in the pool area.