Oak Grove Park & Sales is a small park in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, in Hatfield, PA. Since we lived in Hatfield, we used Oak Grove as a jumping off point while we were selling our house so our multi-month stay has given us great insights into the workings of this park. Oak grove consists of what appears to be a 50⁄50 split of park models and transient sites. Many of the transient sites are filled with long term seasonal residents. You will see people going to work in the morning and coming home in the evening. While this isn’t what you’d call a resort campground, it is one of the few places that has the infrastructure right. The wireless gives a solid 2Mbit performance both up and down and rarely goes down. The electrical power feed is ample and we didn’t lose power during our entire stay. The showers are hot, water pressure is good, etc. Satellite connection is possible on certain sites but tough to get through the trees. You’ll definitely be better off using an eastern arc setup with dish network. Oak Grove is open year round and water is left on. Heat tape is provided to the faucets and you are expected to winterize your rig in whatever way is necessary. On-site propane delivery of the tall (100lb?) tanks is available for long term stays. Many units were skirted and look like they’ve been there for a while. During our stay however several of these units did pack up and go. The park has a modest on-site outdoor in-ground pool. There are various streets through the park to walk on and behind the park is wide open fields whose owner is unknown to me but we never had a problem walking there. A horse farm is near as well as RV storage. The park overall is pretty serene with the exception of the constant truck traffic from the nearby RL carriers facility. This really didn’t bother us but we were back a bit. There is a park with swings, a baby swing, slides and seat, a picnic area and in general a good attempt was made at providing a place to relax. Oak grove’s staff was friendly to us in all of our encounters. During our stay we had a cracked windshield replaced and did various washing of vehicles and maintenance and repairs and were given permission each time without trouble. The only trouble I heard is that one guy was scolded for tracking mud in on his vehicle tires. I can’t really fault them, the place is clean and they work hard to keep it that way (especially when you consider how many trees there are and how hard it is to keep after the debris they produce). When it comes to offsite amentities, there isn’t a lot - unless you start to consider that Oak Grove is the only campground near Philadelphia, it provides a nice jumping off point for people visiting Philadelphia as well as working in the area.
Last modified: 21 October, 2014
Created: 25 April, 2013