Mountain Springs Camping Resort located in Hamburg, Pennsylvania is a great family camping resort. The resort is nestled in the mountains of rural Berks County, Pennsylvania, not far from the New Jersey state line. The resort has plenty of amenities and nearby tourist attractions for campers to keep busy for a stay of a week or more.
The resort is quite large with over 200 sites; the majority of these sites are seasonal. I think that says something as to the quality of the resort. Many long time campers choose to keep their RVs or travel trailers at Mountain Springs, year-round. Some campers I talked to have had permanent sites at Mountain Springs for over 20 years.
The quality of the sites at Mountain Springs Camping Resort is excellent. The sites are level and spacious. The resort has pull through sites as well as back-in, with sewer, water, and electric hookups available. The campground keeps their rental sites clean and most permanent sites were clean as well, although there were a few that were a little cluttered but this isn’t the responsibility of the campground, although they could enforce a “neat and clean” rule for permanent/seasonal site holders.
There are many things to do at the resort and I imagine that the resort gets pretty crowded after the official start of camping season. My family visited over Mother’s Day weekend in 2010. It was very quiet with just us and a few permanent campers. Most other campers left early in the weekend due to unseasonably cool temperatures and wind and rain that plagued us for our entire stay.
When campers begin to flock to Mountain Springs Camping Resort after the start of camping season they may delight in the large swimming pool on the grounds. The resort also has a large playground area, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court and two trout ponds. The largest, in my opinion, could be classified as a lake. Fishing is free and you can keep whatever you catch. As we were fishing I noticed a number of freshwater snails resting on the banks of the larger pond, which is a sign that the water is clean; free of pollutants.
There are other amenities at the resort as well. Laundry facilities, showers, a propane station, a book swap and a camping store make camping at the resort a little easier. Free WiFi is available at many campsites. The staff at Mountain Springs Camping Resort is extremely friendly and helpful and they couldn’t be more pleased to have you as a guest.
Mountain Springs Camping Resort is central to many area tourist attractions and businesses. Since opening a few years ago Cabella’s is the biggest retail store in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Some tourists plan weekend trips just to visit Cabella’s. Mountain Springs Camping Resort is located just a few miles or a few exits away from Cabella’s. Other attractions in the area include the Conrad Weiser Homestead and Roadside America.
Mountain Springs Camping Resort is located one mile off of the Shartlesville exit (exit 23) of I78. Reservations may be made over the phone or visiting their website at http://www.mountainspringscampground.com/. Enjoy your visit!