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“A break from the freeway”

Caledonia State Park
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were travelling north on the I-81 and, instead of pulling off into one of the private campgrounds as we usually do, we decided to stay overnight at this park, It was a good decision. An extremely helpful ranger gave us a map and told us to choose a site. We chose a site in the Chinquapin Hill campground where no pets are allowed - I like the idea that there is this choice; no chance of being disturbed by barking dogs. We had to use the levelers to level our camper van as the sites are in a hilly area. We had electric hook-up but no water at our site #42. The bathhouse was reasonably clean but the showers are of the "save water" variety and one had to hold open the handle for a water flow. We hiked the Ramble Trail suggested by the ranger as suitable for the time we had available. The clean well-marked trail follows a creek and there are wooden bridges over it and short boardwalks in low-lying areas - unfortunately it is close to the road and there is a lot of traffic noise. Another time I would hike out the AT a set amount of time and return.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

We decided to take the kids to the park and play in the creek. The streams are 30 to 40 ft wide and shallow but clean water. Look for all kinds of cool things. Cook you burgers and hotdogs for lunch on the charcoal grill. There is a very large pool also.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LewisB78
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Our family enjoyed a weekend of camping and hiking here. The campground was quiet, but perhaps in need of some maintenance. We hiked about 7 miles of the Appalachian trail on a perfect Saturday and we were amazed that it wasn't crowded. The children enjoyed playing in the stream near the picnic area. We found the park employees to be knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sarah L
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Stopped at the visitors office for help finding the Appalachian Trail. The ranger was very friendly and helpful. The park looked amazing for camping (we spent a day hiking here while staying in Gettysburg for a conference). There are lots of picnic tables, plenty of shade, and swings throughout. The park is well maintained. We hiked rambler, to 3 rivers, then awhile on the AT. There were a couple of challenging parts but overall, I'd recommend the park and the trails.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank melissabubash
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

There is a lot more to this park than we experienced but of the small part we visited it was a pleasant visit. A lot of picnic tables and shade when it is hot. An outdoor water center/pool is available. Lots of history in the few buildings (usually open on weekends). The Appalachian Trail goes through this park.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jserramcorder
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