McMillan Woods Youth Campground

McMillan Woods Youth Campground sign

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For scouting and organized youth groups that visit Gettysburg National Military Park, we offer McMillan Woods Youth Campground, located in the park on West Confederate Avenue. The campground is open from early April through the end of October every year. Any organized youth group with adequate adult supervision (minimum of one adult for every 10 youths) is welcome to use the camping area.

Camping here is by reservation only and camp sites are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Adults who accompany every group must be supervisors such as troop scoutmasters or youth counselors; family members are not permitted to camp with their child's organization.

To make a reservation, please visit our reservations page on

Note: There is a $9.00 reservation fee that is charged by

The 2017 Camping Season runs from April 1 to October 30, 2017. McMillan Woods Campground will be closed from October 31, 2017 until April 6, 2018.


Facilities: Provided are nine portable toilets and one handicapped unit, two potable water faucets, and a trash receptacle. There are ten camp sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. Tents and dining canopies are the only shelters permitted. Campers or recreational vehicles are not permitted. Vehicles must remain in the parking lot only at all times! Camp stoves using propane or white gas are permitted. All wood fires must be contained within the fire ring. The park does not provide firewood. Trenching around tents is not allowed. Water provided is for drinking only. There are no shower facilities at the campground.

Quiet Hours: 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. There are no outside lighted areas. No walking/hiking on the Battlefield during the quiet hours.

Check In/Check Out Procedures: A copy of all site assignments will be posted on the bulletin board at the campground. You do not need to check in with a ranger. Locate your site and make camp. Arrival and earliest set-up time is 11 A.M. and the site must be cleared by noon on the day of departure. Please keep your camping permit in your possession at the campground.

Directions: McMillan Woods Youth campground is located in the park on West Confederate Avenue, which is accessible from West Middle Street (Rt. 116) in Gettysburg. West Confederate Avenue is a one-way road.

From the PA Turnpike and points north of Gettysburg: Take U.S. Route 15 South to Route 30 West into Gettysburg. At Lincoln Square (which is a traffic circle) go ¾ of the way around the circle and exit south on Route 97, Baltimore Street, to the first stop light, which is Middle Street. Turn right and drive west to the third stop light at West Confederate Avenue. Turn left. The campground entrance is .6 mile on your right.

From points south of Gettysburg: Take U.S. Route 15 North to the Business Route 15 exit, Steinwehr Avenue. Turn left onto Business Route 15 North to Washington Street in Gettysburg, the first stop light you will encounter. Turn left onto South Washington Street. At the next traffic light, West Middle Street, turn left and drive west to the second traffic light at West Confederate Avenue. Turn left. The campground is .6 mile on your right.

If you know how to use GPS: Using a Garmin Nuvi at the campground, the coordinates for the campground parking area read:

If you use these coordinates in your GPS unit, they will direct you to the campground parking lot via West Confederate Avenue. If you still have questions regarding directions, call the park at (717) 334-1124, extension 3131 (weekdays only).

Scout Trails Information: The "Boy Scouts of America Gettysburg Heritage Trail Guide" is available in the park Museum and Visitor Center bookstore and from the New Birth of Freedom Boy Scout Council web site.

Security Notice: In planning your visit to Gettysburg National Military Park, please keep in mind that the park Museum and Visitor Center is a privately owned facility, operated by the Gettysburg Foundation. For reasons of security, backpacks, day packs, large handbags, packages or other medium to large sized containers are prohibited in this building and cannot be left unattended outside of it. All persons entering are subject to search. Please lock your valuables in the trunk of your vehicle and out of sight while in the park and while camping at McMillan Woods Youth Campground.

Notice of Bans on Outdoor Fires: When, in the case of extremely dry conditions, there is a ban on outdoor fires in effect for Adams County, it will be announced on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources web page with a notice from the park on this page. The PDCNR provides notices of burn bans and severe conditions throughout the state.

Last updated: November 8, 2017

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1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325


(717) 334-1124

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