Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park



McMillan Woods Youth Campground is available to scouting and youth groups that visit the battlefield park. The camp is located on West Confederate Avenue in the park and is open from mid April through October each year. Any organized youth group with adequate adult supervision (minimum of one adult for every 10 youths) may use the camp.

Reservations are required to use McMillan Woods Youth Campground. Campsite reservations are awarded by a yearly lottery, the drawing taking place on or about the first of February.

Facilities: Provided are nine portable toilets & one handicapped unit, two potable water faucets, trash receptacle and a common use pavilion. There are ten camp sites, each with a picnic table and a 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. 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. No trenching is allowed for drainage around tents.

Quiet Hours: 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. There are no outside lighted areas.

Scout Trails Information: The Gettysburg Heritage Trail Guide is available from the York-Adams Area Boy Scout Council. Look under "Activities" on their web site for more information!

Security Notice: In planning your visit to the National Military Park, please keep in mind that the Visitor Center and Cyclorama Center are federal facilities. For security reasons, backpacks, day packs, large handbags, packages or other large containers are prohibited in the buildings and cannot be left outside the buildings. All persons entering are subject to search. Please lock your valuables in your vehicle trunk out of sight.


Vicky, seeing as your post is a little older I do hope you got your reply, but if not, here's how you make a reservation for McMillan. First of all, it starts by a lottery process. I have no idea of how you get into the lottery but I do know that after the lottery is drawn, the NPS will post the remaining open dates in May @ in the form a PDF file. You can download the file to view the dates. Next download the reservation request form:, print it up, and from there you can fax or mail it in. I faxed in a reservation request for Labor Day weekend and within the days I was thrilled to receive the permit and caming information. Good Luck!

can't locate where to make reservations for Boy Scout Troop in McMillan camp area.