Camping in Pennsylvania

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About Pennsylvania Camping

Fireflies illuminate Pennsylvania summer nights. Cricket song fills the air. In Autumn, a motley blaze of red and yellow leaves streaks the hillsides as a rich, earthy scent permeates the woods. Through all seasons, gurgling brooks and creeks weave their way through the countryside. Secret glens and mossy pools await. For centuries this landscape has attracted lovers of the outdoors, and there's no limit to opportunities for camping in Pennsylvania.

An indescribable yet unmistakably ancient energy fills Pennsylvania's wildernesses. It can be felt clearly in places like Bushkill Falls. There, in the "Niagara of Pennsylvania," explorers of all ages find fun and discovery.

A broad network of trails leads to and around eight beautiful waterfalls. The Twin Lakes wait for anglers. Curious travelers can explore three different historical exhibits, sluice for gemstones, or try their luck in the Bushkill Falls Mining Company Maze. Some people claim that if you stand still, close your eyes, and listen, you can feel the history ebbing and flowing around your feet at Bushkill Falls.

Pennsylvania's enormous population of majestic whitetail deer offer great surprises for nature-lovers camping in Pennsylvania. With a closely monitored population ranging from 1 to 1.5 million, Pennsylvania's white tail are famous for their size, grace, and beauty. Alert hikers and campers will likely catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals.

The Pennsylvania landscape is diverse and full of variety. With the Appalachian Mountains bisecting the state, the eastern and western halves are distinctive both culturally and geographically, but neither is lacking for natural wonders.

To the east, you can find camping near popular destinations like the Delaware Water Gap at the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To the west, there's the fantastic Laurel Caverns, where visitors can experience a three-hour-long tour that goes 46 stories deep into the mountainside.

Pennsylvania has plenty of rivers for the aquatically inclined. Chief among them is the Susquehanna, the longest East Coast river draining into the Atlantic Ocean. This impressive waterway offers many opportunities for fishing, boating, and exploration. Folks camping in Pennsylvania may enjoy pitching their tent or parking their camper on the Susquehanna riverside.

All of this is just a small part of what the Keystone State offers to explorers of all kinds. Many more secrets wait nestled in the countryside, waiting to be discovered.

Recent Reviews In Pennsylvania

2151 Reviews of 689 Pennsylvania Campgrounds

E
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Nice park

This is a nice park, close to home with a lake. We like to picnic and go fishing. There are nice trails, volleyball areas, and playgrounds.

Taylor S.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Primitive Camping is a MUST DO

We loved our stay! We definitely lucked out with one of the best campsites; we were right next to the creek, it was super spacious and super private. There’s rough terrain so typically these sites are walk in but there wasn’t many people so they allowed us to take our truck which was very…

  • don’t mind my face I tried giving a tour LOL
Sitelower primitive
Month of VisitJune
A
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Lake Campground great for families

We loved the lake campground. My kids are age 3-12. There’s running water available, porta potties are very clean and don’t smell and are lit with a street lamp. Very quiet at night. The park ranger this weekend was the nicest and very helpful with directions to walk to the playground and indoor…

SiteLake
Month of VisitJune
David L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Quiet well maintained & beautiful lake

We enjoyed our stay. Boat launch appeared well maintained. All hook ups in good condition, site was level. Plenty of privacy between campers.

Site38
Month of VisitJune
AdventureStang
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Secluded spot next to the creek

We were surprised to find this nice little spot next to the creek right outside of town. There’s a spot right next to it but was unoccupied while we were there so we were all alone. The road noise is kind of annoying but the area is beautiful. We had shade all day at our spot, but spent a lot of…

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  • The creek was awesome
Sitecreek side
Month of VisitJune
Elizabeth D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Popular with the locals

We did get a great site by the river, no swimming sadly. The campground is packed and tight sites. They make you choose what site you want to be at, which is kinda cool. The grounds are hard to drive around in, if you have a big camper.

Month of VisitJune
Elizabeth D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Had reservations and left.

I was traveling with my daughter, we did not feel safe! There was no check in and anyone can drive through. The town around the area was very sketchy.

Month of VisitMay
John K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

1 stop of the season

Nice sized spots,wooded,paved roads beautiful lake. Not a garbage can to be found park wide! Dumpster at either end that's it. Camp sink says to not leave food in sink, where exactly are you supposed to throw it away?!?!

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Site227
Month of VisitJune
Patty A.
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

great for birding

lots of chances for birding being near the lake

Month of VisitAugust
Jen O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Don’t Follow GPS! Great Stop

We stayed here for a quick overnight stop. We have a 40’class A and flat tow a Jeep. We use both the RV Garmin 890 & RV Trip Wizard and both had us doing some crazy side roads to get into the KOA. Be sure to use the park’s directions for an easier drive in. Totally fine when we left using their…

Site6
Month of VisitJune
D
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Helpful friendly staff

We are traveling across country. This campground is easy access to I80, Less than 10 minutes. It is very clean, amazingly helpful staff, mix of seasonal, weekly, and overnight. Nice playground for the kids. Close to Clarion for shopping and supplies,

Site68
Month of VisitJune
Noah R.
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Beautiful

Very clean and helpful camp. Too bad the fishing isn’t the best at yellow creek national park.

Month of VisitMay
D
Reviewed May. 11, 2021

Beautiful campground and state park

This state park is incredibly beautiful. Tail pine and hemlock trees separate the spacious campsites. Bathrooms are spotless clean. Friend Friendly park staff. Swimming, hiking, MTB trail.

Site10
Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Basic

The campground had the standard water, 30 amp, and dump station. unfortunately, it was a giant mud pit when we were there. The spots and road are not paved or have gravel. For the cost, it was pretty basic.

Siteunsure
Month of VisitJune
Scott T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Family Fun

We had the place to ourselves at the top of the hill. On Saturday night, at a synchronized time, the entire campground started howling like wolves. We had a great weekend. Some of the amenities were closed, but our visit was based around Hershey Park, so it wasn’t an issue.

Month of VisitMay

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