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243 Reviews of 44 East Smethport, Pennsylvania Campgrounds

Amanda S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Beautiful lake site, infested with Gyspy Moth caterpillars.

We booked this campsite in February and we were not told of the Spray block to be used to treat that part of the forest for Gyspy Moth caterpillars that filled our campsite. We were pelted for 4 days with droppings and leaf particles from them eating the oak trees. Other than that, the site was…

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Site17
Month of VisitJuly
A
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Small, quiet and dispersed

Limited sites. Must call District office for permit, but still free. Vaulted toilets. There is a swimming hole in the small creek that’s great! Kids loved it! Also the river is just down on 555 with a kayak launch. An elk viewing plot is just across from the kayak launch site/ parking lot. Not far…

  • Entrance to the right. I believe this is site 5 with tents to the left and parking for tents.
  • swimming hole
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Site7
Month of VisitAugust
Michelle L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Peace for Mind, Body & Soul

We were at the Lower Campgrounds. It was perfect. It was so quiet and peaceful, did not even notice other campers around. (I can’t speak for the Daggett Run side though). Bathhouse was very clean. Had a good time fishing at the lake and stopping for ice cream at the beach shop is a must!

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Site29
Month of VisitJuly
Christine J.
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Campground in Allegheny National Forest

Nice location near the water. Campground has three sections to it. Once you come in the main enterance, off to your right are nice walk in tent sites. Off to the left are two loops for tent and RV camping. There are two bath houses, one near each loop. They each have three hot water showers,…

  • Not much shade.
  • Not much shade.  Site #31
  • This hiking trail up the road towards Kinzua Dam is an awesome trail if you are a hiker.
Site31
Month of VisitJuly
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Beautiful campground on the edge of a lake

A favorite 2-night stay out of 20 stops on a 7-week road trip in our 17' travel trailer. Happy to have full hook-ups. Very clean pit toilet across the road and clean, well-equipped bathhouse nearby.

Site37
Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Beautiful Campground

This was our third trip here. One of the best campgrounds in the state, especially in the off season.

SiteCabin 94
Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Clean and very quiet

Very nice park it was clean and quiet. Lots to do for all ages. We stayed here in May and went to cherry springs state park to star gaze it was amazing

Site16
Month of VisitJune
Patty A.
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Scenic and great hiking

Cabins are great for families and there are also activities and hiking....Close to some attractions for adults and children too.

Month of VisitJuly
Jorden T.
Reviewed May. 6, 2021

Stars galore

I went with 2 of my best friends and the stars were magnificent! Saw multiple shooting stars as well! The campsites are a little too open and close for my liking but the area in general is beautiful! So many hiking trails as well with hills and water!

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Siteunsure
Month of VisitOctober
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2021

Nice & quiet, close to elk.

Nice PA state park campground and close enough to Benezette (elk) with a short (30 minutes) car ride.

Lots of good hiking. The lake’s nice. Facilities are modern and clean.

Cell service is spotty.

Sitenon-electric.
Month of VisitApril
Bryan Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2021

Trout

Very nice campgrounds all new bath house and electric throughout the camp. Great views of pine creek that's stocked with trout. Large sites and quiet place. Owners are very nice and friendly. We will be back

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Site52
Month of VisitMay
Jesse K.
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Private. Quiet. River

Cathy was great. Totally laid back, super helpful. The grounds were well kept. We had a full hookup site. Exceeded expectations.

  • 50 Yards to the river
Site8
Month of VisitMay
Cassia  M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Beautiful but disappointed

We had high hopes for this campground. It is in the beautiful PA mountains and not far from Elk Visitor Center. We got Site 021 in the lower loop. There is a shower house but we didn’t use it, so can speak to how it was. The site we had was beautiful it backed up to the creek and was right next to…

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K
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2021

Beautiful

Most beautiful and peaceful place to tent camp! Definitely a long drive for us but it was beautiful before we got the snow and even during (what we could see). One thing I didnt like was we have to drive to the hiking trails.

Christine J.
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2021

Beautiful

Quiet campground. Some are open areas backed up to woods. All have fire pits and picnick tables (some were brand new).
Flat grassy areas for your tent. Hiking trail along the stream. Saw a Bald Eagle on day 1. Unfortunately there was no fire wood for sale as were there prior to April 1st when…

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