Hershey Highmeadow Expands for 2012 Season
Guests visiting Hershey Highmeadow Campground this summer can enjoy entertainment at neighboring Hershey attractions, as well as brand new facilities at the campground.
As the official campground of Hersheypark, Hershey Highmeadow Campground offers discounted admission and free shuttle service to the 110-acre amusement park, which is located less than three miles away, according to a news release. New for the 2012 season is Skyrush – the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Hersheypark. The park opens for the season on May 4 and includes admission to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 200 native North American animals.
Campers staying at Highmeadow also receive discounted admission to Hershey Gardens, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year; and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.
Hershey Highmeadow Campground provides guests with an outdoor recreation area that features two swimming pools, children’s wading pool, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoes. The campground also provides two laundry facilities, indoor arcade and the newly designed Hershey Highmeadow Country Store, which offers a variety of camping supplies and food items.
Campground guests can also experience summer entertainment that includes crafts, movies, DJs, clowns, magicians, Hershey’s Product Character appearances and musical entertainment. ZooAmerica will conduct programs with some of its Education Department animals – including alligators, barn owls, skunks and snakes – throughout the summer season.
Guests can enjoy brand new amenities at the Historic Landis Barn, which has been completely renovated for 2012. The barn houses the Hershey Highmeadow guest reservation area, the Hershey Highmeadow Country Store, game room, laundry facility and shower and restroom facility.
Hershey Highmeadow Campground provides a facility that meets the needs of all campers – from tent sites to RV sites to cabins (including log, extended log and deluxe cabins).
Also new for 2012, Highmeadow has replaced two of its log cabins with two deluxe, full-service cabins. These popular cabins can accommodate up to seven guests and provide campers with such amenities as heat and air conditioning; a ceiling fan; dinner table and seating; kitchenette including a sink, stove top, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot and toaster; bathroom with a shower; pull-out sofa; flat-screen television and DVD player; and a porch with a grill and picnic table. Sleeping accommodations include one double bed with a single bunk bed on top, one standard bunk bed and a queen-size sofa bed.
The deluxe log cabin rate starts at $143 per night. The cabins are fully operational from the beginning of May through Nov. 1. From Nov. 1 until springtime, the cabins will be winterized and will not feature running water, but will be available at a reduced rate.
Hershey Highmeadow Campground is a 55-acre campground that offers more than 300 open and shaded sites, including 27 cabins with heat, air conditioning, a flat-screen television and DVD player (all 12 deluxe log cabins have a shower and restroom); full-hook-up sites with electric, water, sewer and cable television; partial sites with electric, water and cable television; and no hook-up tent sites. Pull-through sites are also available. The campground provides free Wi-Fi services. For additional information, visit www.HersheyCamping.com or call (717) 534-8999.