open fieldI wasn’t sure I wanted to share my little secret, but that wouldn’t be fair, so I’ll tell you my favorite campground to visit in Lancaster PA is White Oak Campground. There are more campgrounds in Lancaster then you could shake a stick at, and we’ve stayed at several, but we always go back to White Oak. This quiet little campground seems to fit right into the Amish countryside, with it’s tall shade trees and open meadow.

Lancaster is so packed full of things to do, that we really don’t feel the need to stay at a campground that has our day planned out, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s just not our style. White Oak doesn’t have a pool, but they sit on the hillside, so you’re sure to catch any summer breeze that blows. There are two small playgrounds for the little ones to play on in between our many trips around the area. There’s also a large open field to play in, fly a kite, toss a ball, or just sit and watch the Amish buggies go up and down the road.  Little Man had such a great time learning how to play what time is it Mr. Fox from the other little campers there.

camp store

inside the store

The owners are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. They’ll be able to tell you where to go and the best way to get there. They have a wonderful little store with souvenirs and a great camping section should you have forgotten to pack something. They also have a nice little grocery section as well should you run out of a basic (why is it, that always happens at breakfast??) They also allow a local Amish family to bring in their homemade goodies to sell, you might want to try the shoe fly pie. Every Saturday night there are local pickers who come by to play bluegrass, they’re very good.  It’s a nice way to wind down after touring the area for the day.

While I know the slow paced life is not for everyone, those who are looking for a quiet camping get away will enjoy White Oak. They are reasonably priced and located close to many of the attractions of the area. If you’re out there Labor Day stop by and say hi, we’ll be there with the family enjoying all Lancaster has to offer.

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  1. Just found this “review” that you posted on the Woodall’s site. We are so glad that you enjoy our campground and wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your views with others. So often people go out of their way to blast their views when something upsets them, not so often do nice people take time to comment on things or places they do like.

    Thanks again and have a great day – hope to see you again soon.

    Wendy @ White Oak Campground