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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.

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Great Campground!

The Only downside is the sites are small, close together, and the site #’s can be a little confusing. But we have stayed here at least 6 times over the last 3 years. All of our neighbors were always really nice and the staff is outstanding. Theres a creek where you can go fishing. There is a playground, pool, arcade, and office store. We mainly come out to use the outdoor shooting range nearby. There’s plenty of places to check out in town. We will continue to come back every year!

Turn Pike camp

Nice pools with playground, fishing pond and tons of open space. They have 30amp and are limited to 50. They seems to have tons of activites going on but we couldn’t stay to find out. The spot they gave us had the eclectical box broke, even tho we had been talking with with a whole month an in half. We got tons of help from staff and the campers there.

Hopefully the fix thier issues and we shall return, everyone there seemed to always have fun and enjoy the food that was prepared for them there

Small, quiet and friendly

They have a pool, fishing pond and a cloud pillow with the playground next to it along with two small dog play areas.Every week they organizes different themes for bingo, and other games. They also have Sunday pancake days. The parking spots for non seasonal are okay, a few steep ones but the all haave gravel and a patch of grass with a table and fire pit. Now thier monthly (which I have currently) man are those a nervous wreck! Very steep and awkward but we go it done. The whole back area is covered in blackberry bushes and in the morning your awaken by the beautiful sounds of birds singing.

It is in the middle of nowhere, but depending on where you wanna go it’s either 15-30min drive. BRING CHANGE! YOUR RIGHT NEXT TO TI THE TURN PIKE. Greens burg is where you’ll find all your needs like grocery stores, the mall, a few wines yards etc.

Awesome place

This is one of my favorite campgrounds I’ve gone too. Very well kept, bathrooms are clean, showers are hot. Sites are spacious and clean. Great staff, overall great campground!! Nothing bad to say. Also has best pool I’ve seen at a campground.

Nice!

I went there with my son and a friend. We did some kayaking and fishing, it was good! We went in July, and it did rain some. We had a tent and it wasn’t to bad. The park rangers were very nice and the store had helpful workers. I would, and will go back.

Great Weekend Stay

First stay at Benner’s and had a great weekend. Great campsite, clean grounds and facilities. We will be back.

Very nice campground

Sites are not very level nor private, but the staff is great and the grounds are walking distance to the canyon. Met some great fellow campers here, biked the river trail, and hiked the state park. Have camped there twice and plan to return.

Quiet, Clean & Convenient

We needed a break from the rest area sleeping. We found this site on here and on iOverlander.

The sites are clean, flat and spread out. You can see everyone but you don’t feel like you are on top of one another.

The bathrooms were clean and the shower was hot and much needed. The fireflies were in rare form and the wildflowers that outline the camping were beautiful.

I would stay here again when passing through Pennsylvania.

Super peaceful!

We moved here after a night on the other side of the reservoir. This side doesn’t have the family hustle and bustle, but instead it has some more open spaces so stars can be seen easier and a little quieter clientele. We really enjoyed this side off the reservoir. Less public spaces in the shoreline but had some great sites. Site 6 and 7 were the best waterfront. Showers were clean and well kept. Camp hosts were the best we have come across! Go into Kane and discover the small town for a few hours.

Beautiful and peaceful

The title says it all. Far enough away from cities that it's nice and quiet

Beautiful area!

Beautiful area! Waterfalls, campground is quiet and clean! Just stopping for the night but will come back again to explore more!

Not so great for tents

The setting is gorgeous. Great sites for RVs, but only four sites looked as if they were tent sites- two appeared to be under construction. The two others were at the bottom of a gently slope to the pond and were not very level. The water source was rust laden; I wouldn’t drink it. It came out of a black hose. :(. The bath house was at the other end of the pond (near the RVs) and wasn’t great. Portapots were placed strategically. A good place to camp for RUSTIC camping. Bring your own water!!! But although it was absolutely lovely, I doubt I will ever camp there again!

Very clean and quiet

I have been here 2 times now it is normally members only but we did the tour and got free camping to stay here very clean and a lot to do

Great Hikes but RR conditions lacking

Ricketts Glen State Park has amazing waterfall lined hikes and recreational lake activities. 

The campground is comparable to many PA State Parks with a variety of different sized sites, some very close& small and some more private. There are no hook-ups in the campground. While Ricketts Glen has a lot to offer, the repeated conditions of the restrooms/bathhouses throughout the campground will be a deterrent in the future. The bathhouses were not maintained throughout the weekend and were very filthy by Saturday evening. Since there are no hookups, the number of bathhouses to camping sites is significantly lacking. Be aware that PA State park campgrounds are alcohol free and quiet hours start at 9:00PM.

Fun to stay and hike

Title says it all. Great place to tent camp and go hiking. I took my girlfriend there and now she's my wife! Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not!

Great camping!

Connected to the park, a great way to visit! If you're an early to bed kinda person it'll be tough, the roller coasters are right there! I loved it though.

Beautiful, but no camping

Come spend the day, you won't regret it! But there's no camping.

Not a campground

Can't camp here, but it's beautiful to spend the day in!

Not awesome, not terrible

I've stayed at much cleaner places, it's a bit run down, but it's quiet and is you keep to yourself you'll be fine. We RV camp so we didn't use the restrooms

Awesome campground

Family friendly, perfect location, very clean and well kept!

Cute place

I like it here. Cute place, far enough away from the city to be reasonably quiet, close enough to go get whatever you might need. Very friendly people. Sometimes gets crowded but still a great campground

Very peaceful

Lovely scenery, very peaceful and quiet. No hookups, obviously, but dry camping is great. Never too crowded, actually rarely very many camper at all.

love love love!

we try to come every year for trick or treat! We’ve loved this one the most ever since we found it! Can’t wait to be there in the fall!

Awesome!

A little pricey but worth it! We had full hook up with a great site! This place has cool novelty places to rent out as well. Pools were fantastic. Friendly staff. We already booked again!!!

Fun!!

We went on Halloween weekend and they had so much for the kids to do! Friendly staff and clean sites!

Muddy

We had a great Halloween weekend but we were down by creek so it was very muddy. Everything else about this campground was great!

Fun

Staff was very friendly. We had a group site which was perfect for 6 campers. We went on Father’s Day weekend and they had nice arts and crafts for the kids to do for dad.

Relaxing

This is a great campground. Bill and Kate are friendly and helpful. They have so much to do for kids!!

Busy family friendly and large group camps sites.

This was a nice retreat on the reservoir. We stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The beach is awesome and the facilities were good. Vicki our host was great with suggestions. This side of the reservoir is louder and busier than the other side, but still enjoyable.

Calm, secluded

This campground is really lovely. It’s quiet and off by itself; so you’re really able to enjoy being outside. The roads and sites are gravel with full hook ups. You’ll have to back in, and four wheel drive helps. Only 55min to the heart of Pittsburgh was a big draw and it’s situated close enough to a camper world if you need anything from there. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. This is a quiet place and I highly recommend it if you need a place for a few days!