It is our 2nd year enjoying the fall activities at Spring Gulch. We like the Halloween themed weekends where the kids get to trick or treat throughout the campground. This weekend offered bingo, hay rides, craft activities and trick or treating. In the evening, there was a magician, scary maze and dance. Also, organised group activities such as a scavenger hunt and kickball. All crafts are additional $$.
The kids love trick or treating around the campground and for us, Halloween themed weekends are the best for telling ghost stories around the campfire.
The campground is well kept but to be called a “resort” some updating is needed. The bathrooms are clean but need a facelift. The camp store needs to be updated as well since some items we needed were not in stock. But the people that run the campground are friendly, and the campsites are spacious and well maintained. We stayed at site 512 which was conveniently located to the activity hall, bathrooms, and fishing pond.
There are two pools that are open during the summer although last year the heated upper pool was open in October and it was warm enough to swim. This year the kids were content to play in the stream that ran through the campsites and provided hours of entertainment but lots of wet clothes and shoes. Other campground amenities are a sand volleyball court, playground, fishing pond, miniature golf and spa centre. The campground also has some permanent sites, but they are separate.
Spring Gulch is in Lancaster County Amish Country. In fact, the road that runs along the campsite frequently has Amish buggies passing by. You are close to some of the Amish attractions. Shady Maple is large all you can eat Amish home-style cooking restaurant and gift shop. The Flower and Craft Warehouse is another local favourite for shopping.
Tips: Although the campground offers Halloween-themed weekends all through October try the weekends that provide site decoration and costume contests.
Other nearby attractions- Morgantown has a traditional quilting/fabric store. Also, there are lots of Antique shops in the Morgantown, Elverson area.
Our Halloween tradition will continue at Spring Gulch, and we are looking forward to decorating our site next year.