Caledonia State Park RV & Campground Guide

Pennsylvania

Caledonia State Park

is a wonderful place to visit, especially during the fall when the surrounding orchards are overflowing with produce! The park is nestled in South Mountain, the northernmost part of Blue Ridge Mountain. The four state parks in the area are all worth exploring for their natural beauty and wildlife. 

Weather in the park is mild, with January lows around 19°F and highs in July around 82°F.  The park gets between 8-10 days of rain per month, most months of the year. 

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Weather
Spring 27-70 F
Summer 57-82 F
Fall 32-61 F
Winter 19-40 F
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Nearby Cities
Fayetteville, PA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Caledonia State Park

Camping is available at two campgrounds at Caledonia State Park. There are flush toilets, warm showers, and electric hook-ups, and tent and trailer sites are available in both campgrounds. Showers are also available. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

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

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. 

Outside Caledonia State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Caledonia State Park as well! From taking in the local sights to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Flamingo Restaurant

Just a few miles from historic Gettysburg, the Flamingo family restaurant is a hangout for locals and tourists alike. Hikers from the Appalachian Trail stop by, as do golfers from Penn National, or Civil War buffs visiting the military site.

Type: Diner

Location: Fayetteville, PA

Hoover’s Grill & Ice Cream

Hoover’s is a family-owned restaurant that uses only fresh ingredients for their dishes. Try an avocado turkey burger, or a tasty porterhouse steak. There is also pasta, and - of course - ice cream for dessert!

Type: American

Location: Chambersburg, PA

Giacomo’s Italian Restaurant

Handmade rolls for the sub sandwiches...pizza dough made from scratch...fresh sauces...Giacomo’s prides itself on making everything they possibly can themselves, usually to order so it’s fresh. Of course they have pasta dishes, but they also have subs, pizzas, stromboli, and more.

Type: Italian

Location: Fayetteville, PA

Shopping

Duppstadt’s Country Store

An old-fashioned country store that has been in operation for more than 100 years, drop in to Duppstadt’s for pure, local maple syrup, shoes, clothing, and more...all while surrounded by wildlife mounts and antiques displays.

Location: Buckstown, PA

Sightseeing

Mont Alto State Park

This tiny, quiet state park has a pavilion, places to picnic, and great trout fishing. It’s the oldest park still in the Pennsylvania state park system.

Location: Mont Alto, PA

Gettysburg National Military Park

This historic military site was where one of the most important battles of the Civil War was fought. It was also the site of one of the most inspiring speeches about the war and what drives men apart...and brings them together.

Location: Gettysburg, PA

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

The Lincoln Highway was the nation’s first coast-to-coast highway, and ran from New York City to San Francisco. You can now visit a museum celebrating the highway, and drive portions of it through the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside.

Location: Latrobe, PA

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How to Get to
Caledonia State Park

The park is at the intersection of US 30 and PA 233. From Chambersburg, follow US 30 east 11 miles to the park. From Gettysburg, follow US 30 west 15 miles to the park. From Harrisburg, follow I-81 53 miles to Chambersburg, then head east on US 30 for 7.3 miles to the park. The address for the park is 101 Pine Grove Rd, Fayetteville, PA.

Entering Caledonia State Park

Entrance to the park is free, though there is a fee to use the swimming pool. 

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!