Top Equestrian Camping near Austin, PA

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Austin, PA (6)

    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground

    1.

    Lyman Run State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    77 Photos
    109 Saves
    Galeton, Pennsylvania

    Lyman Run State Park Campground, near Galeton, PA, is a fantastic spot for a camping trip. This place has it all: clean facilities, spacious sites, and a beautiful lake. The campground is open from the second Friday in April through December, so you've got plenty of time to plan your visit.

    One of the standout features here is the lake. It's perfect for fishing, swimming, or just relaxing by the water. The beach area is a hit, and there's even a concession stand nearby—though be sure to bring cash, as cards aren't accepted. The campground itself is divided into two areas: one larger section by the lake and a smaller, quieter section a bit further away. Both offer well-maintained sites with picnic tables and fire rings.

    If you're into stargazing, you're in luck. Cherry Springs State Park, known for its incredible dark skies, is just a short drive away. Many campers prefer staying at Lyman Run because Cherry Springs can get crowded. Plus, the stargazing from Lyman Run is pretty impressive on its own.

    The amenities here are top-notch. The bathrooms are modern and clean, with hot showers and even a composting system that keeps things odor-free. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you're into hiking, there are some great trails with scenic overlooks, like the Rock Run Trail.

    Overall, Lyman Run State Park Campground is a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few comforts of home. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you'll find everything you need for a memorable stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground

    2.

    Black Moshannon State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    84 Photos
    109 Saves
    Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

    Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands and conserves unique, natural environments. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting that provides recreational opportunities in all seasons for camping near State College.

    The 73 campsites each have a picnic table and a fire ring. Most sites can accommodate either a tent or a trailer. Many sites have electrical hookups. Some sites have full service hook up, which includes sewer, water, and electricity.Pets are permitted on designated sites.

    The campground features:

    -Washhouses with flush toilets

    -Showers

    -Coin-operated laundry machines

    -Sanitary dump station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park

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    Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park

    13 Reviews
    39 Photos
    64 Saves
    Salamanca, New York

    Welcome to the Red House Area in Allegany State Park, nestled near Salamanca, NY. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature with all the comforts you might need. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in a cozy cabin, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the sheer variety of activities. Visitors rave about the hiking trails, which are well-marked and offer stunning views. If you're into water activities, there's a lake perfect for paddling, and you can even rent kayaks if you didn't bring your own. The beach area is huge, making it a great spot for a swim or just lounging around.

    Families love this campground, and it's easy to see why. The kids can run wild in the open spaces, and there are plenty of amenities to keep everyone happy. The bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, and there's a general store for any last-minute supplies. Plus, the park staff are friendly and always ready to help.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history and culture, the Red House Administration building is a central hub where you can meet other campers and maybe even learn something new. And if you're planning a longer stay, you'll find that the cabins range from rustic to downright homey, offering a comfortable retreat after a day of adventure.

    So, whether you're here for a night or planning a longer getaway, the Red House Area in Allegany State Park is a fantastic choice. With its beautiful scenery, endless activities, and top-notch amenities, it's no wonder visitors keep coming back year after year.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Moshannon State Forest

    4.

    Moshannon State Forest

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    91 Saves
    Weedville, Pennsylvania

    There are numerous designated primitive campsites without developed facilities within Moshannon State Forest that can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers are required to obtain a camping permit at no charge.

    For information about campsite availability in Moshannon State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the district office at 814-765-0821.

    Primitive backpack camping also is allowed throughout the entire forest. Backpack campers do not need a permit if they stay no more than one night at any campsite.

    Primitive backpack campers should register at any trailhead near a state park office.

    Roadside campsites are singular, remote sites located along dirt and gravel state forest roads. They may be pull offs or have a short driveway. These sites allow for overnight camping in or very near a vehicle. Depending on layout, the sites may accommodate different types of equipment such as tents, small RVs, or trailers. Some sites are also appropriate for equestrian use. Nineteen designated motorized, roadside campsites are available in Moshannon State Forest:

    • Ten are individual sites located along Medix Grade Road.
    • There are also several sites within the Shaggers Inn Camping Area.
    • The Yellow Snake Camping Area is ideal for equestrian use.
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Stony Fork Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stony Fork Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stony Fork Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stony Fork Creek Campground

    5.

    Stony Fork Creek Campground

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    38 Saves
    Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $40 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Pines Campground

    6.

    Kelly Pines Campground

    2 Reviews
    19 Photos
    13 Saves
    Marienville, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Kelly Pines Campground is an equestrian campground located in the hub of the Spring Creek Horse Trail system.

    Recreation

    The recreation area is the hub of the Spring Creek Horse Trail system, with 38 miles of designated, marked trails. Day users are welcome to park in the center of the loop and stage their ride from there. View the Spring Creek Horse Trail map . The campground is also popular when trout season opens in April, and anglers are welcome in the first two non-horse sites.

    Facilities

    The recreation area is the hub of the Spring Creek Horse Trail system, with 38 miles of designated, marked trails. Day users are welcome to park in the center of the loop and stage their ride from there. View the Spring Creek Horse Trail map . The campground is also popular when trout season opens in April, and anglers are welcome in the first two non-horse sites.

    Natural Features

    The location is an opening along Wolf Run, a native trout stream, surrounded by native forest including 300+ year old white pine trees.

    Nearby Attractions

    Enjoy the thrill of forest riding. Horse riding is permitted in many areas of the Allegheny National Forest, but in the Spring Creek area, riders must stay on designated trails. During wet conditions, riders can ride Forest roads, but no cross-country riding is allowed. The Spring Creek Horse Trail is a major nearby attraction with over 38 miles of trail, some of which is also on State Game Lands.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations and changes must be made through Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $15 - $25 / night


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Which is the most popular equestrian campsite near Austin, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Austin, PA is Lyman Run State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 23 reviews.

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