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Our (stay) was awesome! The staff is beyond excellent! Were I to be asked to grade them, on a scale of 1 to 10, they would be a 12! As a property manager, the beautiful grounds, attention to detail–every detail–and exceptional service is even more appreciated.

Relax for Thanksgiving

We have made it an immediate family tradition to stay here for Thanksgiving.

This place is great for family camping. It has a nice variety of cabins along several loops.

Cabins range from rustic to downright homey.

The Red House Administration building is a great central location to meet up with other camping families.

Staff is super friendly & helpful.

Great staff

Always something to do

Lots of good times

Great staff

Adventures to be had

Saw a bear, porcupine

Tried a new place

This campground has lots of spots that are open field setup. We was lucky enough to get a spot in the wooded area. The store is cute, and we attended the weekend of the campers yard sale which was an awesome experience. The pool is nicly sized, and comfortable temperature.

Feels like Home!

We’ve camped here many of times throughout the last few years and it’s such a home feeling environment. The store front has anything you can think of, and the playground is conveniently located. The swimming pool is always cold but feels great on a nice hot day

Hands down favorite campground to visit!

tWe've been coming to this campground since I was a kid, and we always rent out the Horseshoe cabins on the Quaker side. Great rustic leave your worries behind kinda camping. Great places to go fishing, rock climbing, catching crayfish, having awesome fires and spending time with friends. The scenery is hands down unbelievable and there is always a ton of things to do. They have an amplitheater that has events happening all the time, and a nice playground for the kids. Spend the day having a cookout or spend the week! Its well worth the visit!

Wonderful, clean, great place for the family

We've been coming to this campground since I was a kid, and love the fact that you can have the amenities of home away from home. There is so much to do there including catching crayfish, fishing, going to the amplitheater, hiking, and so much more. This is a favorite and a must see for sure!

Great hiking trails

Great trails for hiking. Beautiful views of the river. After a snow melt or a rain be prepared for saturated or flooded trails. If you're lucky you can see the otters playing in the winter.

This is a great vacation area.....spend a week!

Did you know this is NY's largest state campground? We stopped here on a rainy night, but what we saw convinced me we need to return. I know this campground is a vacation destination for families in western NY.

Cain Hollow is in the Quaker Run area which includes Quaker Lake. There is another campground in the Red House Area, and there are also lots of cabins. This is definitely a 4 seasons park - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing….

I was able to take photos of a few sites the next morning. You can see that sites are private and you're definitely in the woods. There are food storage boxes at all campsites because you're in bear country.

Great campground

We stayed here for our first ever camping trip. The facility was clean and up kept nicely. Staff was nice and friendly. Facility included several extras including a new pool. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked and showers were nice. Overall, I would highly recommend camping here,

Relaxing

Serenity time, but close to all types of activities

Clothing optional camp

This camp is clothing optional. Do not come here if you are afraid of seeing naked people. It is not a sex place. People just sunbathers in the nude. There are showers, hot tub and pool. All are very clean. There are two weeks of festival in the summer during which the rate goes up.

My wife and I love the chill vibe. The population density is very low.

Minimal offering for maximum relaxing

This campground is within Allegheny National Forest near the town of Warren and Tidouette. The sites are few but spacious. Good for car camping, though I’m sure a smaller RVcould get by. Each site has a fire ring. Two sites have Adirondack type shelters. The night sky is promising but light pollution from Warren inhibits a truly awesome night sky. There is a vault toilet. No showers. No water either. Bring what you need! The closest town is about 30 minutes away. Lots of critter life. My dogs loved it here. We spent all days exploring the nearby trails and creeks. Price was cheap. No frills but a quiet respite for sure.

Excellent for families!

This campground, given its location along Tionesta creek, spillway, and close to the Allegheny River has a lot to offer. The campground is a basic campground with full hookups (electric, water, sewer), large size sites, nice firepits with built in adjustable grates, two basic bathrooms, and one full bathhouse. Sites were well priced at $35/night for the amenities. The roads within the camp were well paved and traffic truly was not an issue (we were at a site on the main entrance and we were never bothered by the noise/traffic). Our kids were able to ride bikes, skateboards, and roller blade without difficulty. Water activities were mainly in the creek and river but you did not have to pay to access the water. This was the first time we stayed at the campground and we will certainly be back!!

Nice campground overall but owners are making bad moves

As of this season if you do not have a camper with a bathroom you are not welcome as all bath houses were removed. Not accessible… pushed a lot of regulars out. Just can't get behind their philosophy.

A gem in the woods

Tucked in the Woods this wonderful camping spot has a lot to offer. Hiking trails including the AT. AT museum, lakes, fishing, kayaking, bird watching. And you can charity with some AT hiker at the General store and some might see some take the 1/2 gallon challenge.

Very nice state park campground

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. Very neat & clean. Full hookup sites & pet friendly. Close to dam where the fish are plentiful. Nice level sites.

Huge park, lots to do, could be better managed

We enjoyed the hiking trails and the beach with a new modern beach house. There were lots of nature programs put on by the park. The campsites were a little too closely spaced, and no one enforced quiet hours. We could hear people laughing and carrying on all night long.

Nice quite location close to the river

A nice boat launch into the river. Playground could use a little attention. Bath house is nice and clean, nice water temp and pressure. Sites are larger than most. Cash or check only if you walk in

Great Experience - Loop C Cain Hollow

We had a great four-night stay in Loop C at Cain Hollow in late July/early August. Our site was wide and long. We had electric and we close to a water pump so we could fill up our camper. The campground provides great metal locking bear prevention boxes at each site for your trash and cooler. So awesome! While we have visited this park in the past, we found the new bath house at Quaker Lake and new boat rental feature at that lake nice. However, $18 for an hour boat rental seemed high.

rustic but in a great way

we stayed a week and absolutely loved it. our children enjoyed the Saturday kids program, crafts, snacks and games with other children. owners were great and extremely accomodating and helpful. I can't remember when we were at a campground where everyone said hi and waved to each other. loved it and will return!

Awesome camping trip for people who love cabins.

The cabins are awesome all year round.

The park has a lot to do in the summer but a group can still have a blast in the winter.

had a great weekend near kinzu

the hosts were beyond friendly. We did not have a boat but having a boat launch on the beautiful lake could be handy. the spaces were generous. our site had neighbors but there was enough woods between that you weren't bothered. We also had a tiny steam where the kids explores salamanders and toads.
real close to the dam, not too far from the outfitters for a canoe trip (which was always amazing with friendly staff). and about 45min from the kinzu bridge, which was worth the drive.

Gem of a park in Upstate NY

We come here every summer. This park is massive with two distinct zones in the park and over a dozen individual campground loops. There's also two beaches, over a dozen hiking trails, a restaurant, camp stores, a dump station, and more. Note that on the Quaker side of the park, there is very limited cell service, and that many of the cabins do not have running water inside.

Super peaceful, well worth the drive

This area is probably one of the best I have ever been to. It's quiet, peaceful, and the scenery is stunning. There's is SO much to do in Kinzua from kayaking, fishing, biking, to hiking the trails. There's so much to choose from there's never a chance to be bored. While we did spot some deer, a bear, and other wildlife, they tend to stay away from the campsitcampsite to head over there!I definitely recommend everyone who is looking for a gpod camp

Great campground!

I’ve camped here several times and loved it. Be near aware and make certain you’ve put all your food away because black bears can be an issue!