Best Camping near New Columbia, PA

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Best Camping Sites Near New Columbia, PA (105)

    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ricketts Glen State Park Campground

    1.

    Ricketts Glen State Park Campground

    65 Reviews
    235 Photos
    517 Saves
    Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania

    Boasting 22 named waterfalls amid old-growth forest and deeply-incised canyons, Rickett’s Glen State Park encompasses more than 13,000 acres around a high bluff known as the Allegheny Front. On top of the bluff, several lakes—Lake Jean being the largest—are the source of the many creeks that tumble down the canyons and create the spectacular falls. The area was mostly logged out in the early 1900s by the landowner, R. Bruce Ricketts, before he decided to preserve the woodlands in the falls’ three glens. Following efforts to turn the area into a national park in the 1930s failed, he began selling the land to the state of Pennsylvania, who turned the area into a state park in 1944. The park is now a year-round destination for camping, hiking, fishing, bird-watching, paddling, skiing and ice climbing.

    Just an hour’s drive west of Scranton, the campground at Rickett’s Glen offers 120 drive-in campsites in two areas near the shore of Lake Jean. Sites can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 40 feet; some sites are ADA accessible, and a few group camps are available. Hookups are not available, but there is a dump station outside the camping area. Facilities in the campgrounds include restrooms with showers, drinking water, an amphitheater, a trail to the lake’s beach, and a designated dog area. The Big Loop campground also has five deluxe cottages available to rent. In a separate area, there are 10 cabins available, as well as a boat ramp (rentals available) and snack bar. Campsite rates range from $15–$20/night; cabins and cottages range from $60–$115/night.

    The most popular activity at Rickett’s Glen is to hike through the three waterfall glens. This can be done via several looping trails ranging from 3.4 miles to 7.2 miles. Two trailheads are located above the falls, from the lakes area, and one is located below the falls, from PA Route 118. Other summer activities in the park include paddling and fishing on Lake Jean, or just soaking up the sun at the beach. An onsite naturalist offers guided walks, nature activities and interpretive programs. There are also limited hunting opportunities. If visiting during the winter season, many of the trails are open for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Ice fishing is popular, as is ice climbing on the waterfalls. Check the park’s website for off-season services, accessibility, and ice climbing requirements.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsport South-Nittany Mountain KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsport South-Nittany Mountain KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsport South-Nittany Mountain KOA
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    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsport South-Nittany Mountain KOA

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    Williamsport South-Nittany Mountain KOA

    13 Reviews
    28 Photos
    43 Saves
    New Columbia, Pennsylvania
    This KOA is tucked into the rolling hills of the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley, yet it is convenient to the interstate. Local attractions include Knoebels Amusement Resort and Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. 

    50 Max Amp 85' Max Length Wi-Fi Cable TV Pool (5/27 - 9/4) Snack Bar Propane Fishing Mini Golf Firewood Pavilion Bike Rentals KampK9®

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Knoebels Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Knoebels Campground
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    Knoebels Campground

    23 Reviews
    57 Photos
    87 Saves
    Marion Heights, Pennsylvania

    Turn your Knoebels visit into a family vacation by staying at the Knoebels Park Campground! After a long day of riding, playing, swimming and eating at Knoebel’s, you’ll be just steps away from the crackling campfire and your pillow. Our family campground is tucked away in a quiet forest setting, so you can get away from it all and awake refreshed and ready for more fun! Pitch your tent, park your RV or camper, or stay in one of our rustic log cabins.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $59 - $160 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse
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    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse

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    Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse

    12 Reviews
    18 Photos
    55 Saves
    Montgomery, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse! This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of relaxation and fun. Nestled near Montgomery, PA, this campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the on-site restaurant and bar, which is a hit with visitors. You can grab a bite to eat, enjoy a drink, and even catch live music on the weekends. It's a great place to meet fellow travelers and unwind after a day of outdoor activities.

    Speaking of activities, the campground is right by the Susquehanna River, making it perfect for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. There's also a swimming pool for those hot summer days, and a large playground that kids absolutely love. If you're into hiking, there are trails nearby that offer some beautiful scenery.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. You'll find amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and clean restrooms with showers. Some sites are a bit close together, but many visitors find them spacious enough for a comfortable stay.

    For those who enjoy a bit of local flavor, there's a park next to the campground that often hosts events like wine fests. It's a great way to experience the local culture and maybe even pick up some unique treats like root beer moonshine.

    Overall, Riverside Campground & Riverside Roadhouse is a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're here to relax by the river, enjoy some live music, or explore the great outdoors, this campground has something for everyone.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground

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    Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    31 Photos
    40 Saves
    Hartleton, Pennsylvania

    Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has a bit of everything: towering pines and hemlocks, ferns carpeting the forest floor, and a serene atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. The campground is near Mifflinburg, PA, and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle.

    One of the standout features here is the small lake, which is more like a pond but with super cold and clean water fed by mountain streams. The beach area is a hit, with plenty of clean sand and space to play or swim. There's even a concession stand with reasonably priced food, treats, and beach supplies.

    The campsites are spacious and well-maintained, with some offering creek frontage and beautiful views. Visitors have raved about the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the friendliness of the park staff. Pets are welcome, and there are electric hookups and showers available, making it a comfortable stay for both tent and RV campers.

    For those who love hiking, the trails here are a real treat. They wind through the forest and offer a variety of experiences, from easy walks to more challenging treks. Some folks have compared the trails to those in the Pacific Northwest, which is high praise.

    If you're into stargazing, the night skies here are stunning, with little light pollution to interfere with your view of the stars and the Milky Way. It's a great spot to unwind, whether you're staying for a night or a week. So pack your bags, bring your family or friends, and enjoy all that Raymond B. Winter State Park Campground has to offer.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glory Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glory Campground
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    Lake Glory Campground

    15 Reviews
    21 Photos
    40 Saves
    Shamokin, Pennsylvania

    Lake Glory is Knoebels second campground, set by a beautiful, secluded lake in Catawissa, PA. It’s just a short drive from the park, with free shuttle bus service available to and from Knoebels Amusement Park. Bring your tent, camper, RV or stay in one of our cozy cabins.

    There are no extra charges for large families, restrooms, dumping station, play area or guests. There will be a fee of $5 for use of the dumping station by non-overnight guests.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Worlds End State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Worlds End State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Worlds End State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Worlds End State Park Campground
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    Worlds End State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    110 Photos
    223 Saves
    Forksville, Pennsylvania

    Warm showers and flush toilets

    This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

    A 70-site tent and trailer campground is located along PA 154, one mile east of the park office. Half of the campsites have electric hookups.

    Water and shower houses are within a short distance of all sites.

    A sanitary dumping station is available for emptying travel trailer holding tanks.

    Pets are permitted at designated sites.

    The campground is closed in the winter.

    The 19 rustic cabins are available for rent year round. Rentals are for one week periods during the summer, and two-night minimum stays in the off-season.

    Organized Group Tenting

    Qualified, non-profit, organized groups can camp in the rustic group tenting area year-round.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Splash Magic RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Splash Magic RV Resort
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    Camper-submitted photo from Splash Magic RV Resort

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    Splash Magic RV Resort

    8 Reviews
    132 Photos
    24 Saves
    Sunbury, Pennsylvania

    Nestled along the Susquehanna River in Northumberland, Pennsylvania lies Central Pennsylvania’s premier family campground—Splash Magic RV Resort. From our exciting water park and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course to the premium cabins and RV camping spots, we’re committed to providing the whole family with a memorable experience that you’ll want to relive again and again. At Splash Magic RV Resort, the fun is endless!

    Found on Aspen Lane just off of US-11, you won’t miss our beautiful campsite down the road from Pineknotter and Shikellamy State Park along the Susquehanna River. Splash Magic RV Resort is a short drive away from the towns of Riverside, Winfield, College Park, Sunbury, and Selinsgrove. Continue reading for more information about the available lodging options and fantastic features found at our park, or give us a call to check on campsite availability today!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Mexico Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Mexico Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Mexico Campground

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    Little Mexico Campground

    6 Reviews
    3 Photos
    26 Saves
    Vicksburg, Pennsylvania

    Camp along Penns Creek in central Pennsylvania at Little Mexico Campground. Open to both RVs and tent campers, Little Mexico is open year round.

    Amenities include:

    Largest Above Ground Pool in U.S. • Playgrounds • Fishing in Ponds Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking on Penns Creek Volleyball and Badminton • Mini Golf • Horseshoes Planned Activities • Bathroom and Shower Facilities • Dump Stations Big Rig Friendly • Seasonal Sites • Cabins • Full Hook Up, Full Hook Up Creek, Basic, Basic Creek Sites Pull Thru and Back In, Shaded and Open, 30 and 50 amp Pavilions • Propane • Game Room • Laundry Facility • Pet-Friendly Camp Store for Supplies and Ice (hours posted at store) Limited Wi-Fi • Cable • Softball Field • New Full Basketball Court Firewood • Nearby RV Services • Honey Wagon Service (fees apply)

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Locust Lake State Park Campground

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    Locust Lake State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    84 Photos
    150 Saves
    Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Locust Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Barnesville, PA. This spot is a gem for those who enjoy a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground operates from mid-April to mid-October, offering a great escape during the warmer months.

    One of the highlights here is the beautiful lake, perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The water is clean, and there's a nice paved path encircling the lake, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride. The beach area is well-maintained and a hit with families.

    The campground itself has a variety of sites, some right on the waterfront. While the views are stunning, be prepared for some uneven ground. A few campers have mentioned needing to use ramps or blocks to level their trailers. If you're tent camping, you might want to scout out the flattest spot before setting up.

    Amenities include electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and toilets. There's also a camp store that stocks essentials, souvenirs, and even hard ice cream. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who love hiking, the surrounding hills and trails offer some great opportunities to explore. Whether you're looking for a short hike or a more challenging trek, you'll find something to suit your pace.

    Overall, Locust Lake State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a peaceful retreat in nature. Just be mindful of the site conditions and enjoy all the activities this park has to offer.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near New Columbia, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, New Columbia, PA offers a wide range of camping options, with 105 campgrounds and RV parks near New Columbia, PA and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

Which is the most popular campground near New Columbia, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near New Columbia, PA is Ricketts Glen State Park Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 65 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near New Columbia, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near New Columbia, PA.

What parks are near New Columbia, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 17 parks near New Columbia, PA that allow camping, notably Mississippi River Headwaters - Leech Lake and Tioga-Hammond Lakes.