What facilities does the campground have?

 
•  A large camp store, located in the building across from Town Hall, carries an extensive variety of groceries, produce, baked goods, refrigerated and frozen items, camping supplies, and personal amenities. Bags of ice and gallons of water are available at the front of the store, along with a propane tank exchange.
 
•  There are ATM machines at the front of the camp store and in the food court.
 
•  There is a small coin-op laundromat on site, but the wait for washers and dryers can be very long during peak hours. If you prefer not to wait, there are several laundromats nearby on Route 422 in New Castle and Butler (check the Merchant Guide for their listings).
 
•  The campground has several shower houses with flush toilets at different points around the site, and during Pennsic a large number of portable toilets are placed all around the campsite. While the showers are all heated, the high attendance at Pennsic leads to a high demand on the hot water, often resulting in a tepid or even cold shower. Many people prefer to bring solar shower bags and erect shower stalls in their camps, and some even build heated showers.
 
•  There are water spigots located all over the site, and one should be within a block of your camp. If you don't want to make repeated trips to the spigot, you can run a hose to your camp. You must use a Y-splitter (so that you leave at least one open spot for others to connect a hose), and a backflow preventer (to prevent water from being sucked back from your hose into someone else's). These are sold at the camp store.

You should be aware that the water at Pennsic has a very high mineral content. While it is safe to drink, many people don't like it, and prefer instead to buy bottled water. Also note that there is no bathing or washing permitted at the water spigots, and you must dispose of your wastewater in a sump pit.

•  Electricity is available at a few campsites, including the one for Disability camping, but don't count on having electricity in your particular campsite. There are outlets at the bathhouses which you can use for hairdryers and grooming appliances. While there are public outlets at various buildings, you are not permitted to use them for cell phones or other electronic devices. Volunteer for a Pennsic department - they will gladly allow you to charge your phone while you are working a shift!

•  Cell phone service is pretty good at the campground, but realize that you will be sharing service with 10,000+ other people, so your network may not function as well as usual.

•  Internet / WiFi: the Cooper's Lake Internet Cafe (CLIC) is located at the front of the camp store (near the ice sales) and is open 8 am - 9 pm. They provide printing/copying/scanning/fax services, secure cell phone & device charging, PC's available for public use, and tables with electric access. WiFi is available around the camp store and battlefield, and access packages can be purchased. See CLIC pricing.

Special facilities during Pennsic:

•  There are two food courts; one near the Troll Booth, and another near/in the Barn.

•   The Coopers operate a (limited) bank inside the Barn where you can cash travelers checks and get change for large bills. They don't provide foreign currency exchange or credit card cash advances.

•   Pennsic Postcards and other memorabilia are sold in a tent located between the playground and Currie Road. In some years, if you mail a postcard from here, it will be struck with a special commemorative postmark for the Pennsic War. This tent is also where you can purchase/order the aerial photos that are taken of Pennsic each year.

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