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Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Philadelphia, PA

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Searching for a place to camp with your dog near Philadelphia? Find the best sites near Philadelphia where you bring your dog and enjoy a scenic view. Whether you're looking for a quiet location in the woods or a happening campground near the attractions, The Dyrt makes it easy to find the perfect place to go camping with your dog.

Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Philadelphia, PA (97)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from French Creek State Park

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    French Creek State Park

    72 Reviews
    367 Photos
    391 Saves
    Geigertown, Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania, the once industrious geography of North Coventry and Warwick now serves as home to 7,730 acres of protected wilderness known as French Creek State Park. Right in the heart of the Schuylkill Highlands, the park’s boundaries make up the largest mass of forested space between anywhere in Washington D.C. and New York City. The diverse land consisting of forests, wetlands, marshes, and sleepy bluffs throughout have become a top destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp, and bike.

    At a point long ago, before the industrial revolution, the land was once dominated by ancient forests of American chestnut. Sadly, in 1771 foresters started to clear these trees, in order to create charcoal for the furnace at nearby Hopewell Furnace. However, the forests were still allowed to regrow, with routine clearing scheduled every 25 years thereafter. The furnace was in operation for 112 years until 1883, and its impact on the regional environment was undeniable. The once wooded hillsides, towering trees, and babbling brooks that once existed now appeared as a barren wasteland in many areas. The ecological outlook was looking dim, that is until President Roosevelt started the CCC in 1993 as a response to economic turmoil created by the Great Depression.

    During the same time, Governor Gifford Pinchot invited the CCC to assist in reclaiming this special land, and they subsequently worked to clear the forests and streams of brush. To commemorate the work, they began the restoration of the historic Hopewell Furnace as well as the creation of many of the facilities still in use today at the park. Among these facilities are several tent camping areas, two group camps, picnic shelters, two small dams and lakes, and even the extensive network of roads and trails that snake throughout the park.

    Today, the second growth has brought with it a rebirth of life and wonder to the region. This massive expansion of protected land is now home to a multitude of rare animals and plants, not commonly found in the region. For example, French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area as designated by the National Audubon Society, and an Important Mammal Area as designated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Pine Swamp is a State Park Natural Area. The park is now known for its diverse fishing, large abundance of wild game for hunt, and it’s plethora of outdoor recreation activities available within.

    Visitors to the park have a few options for overnight accommodations. The campground itself is well suited for both large and small groups, as well as individuals. In total, 201 modern sites accommodate thousands of visitors annually. The campground also boast a range of amenities, including a centrally located shower and toilet facility. Additionally, there are ten cozy cabins with heat and electricity. Finally, there are two historic group camping CCC Cabins available. The facilities include dining halls, central washhouses, and cabins for campers and staff.

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

    $23 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Philadelphia South-Clarksboro KOA

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    Philadelphia South-Clarksboro KOA

    17 Reviews
    32 Photos
    97 Saves
    Paulsboro, New Jersey

    At Philadelphia South/ Clarksboro KOA enjoy the peaceful, country campground experience and the convenience of Camden, NJ and downtown Philly only a short 20 minutes away. 

    If you live in the City of Brotherly Love, sometimes it is nice to have a nearby rustic escape. Or, perhaps you are a visitor who wants to combine your sightseeing with some rest and relaxation. Our camping sites near Philadelphia are the perfect solution. We offer tons of comfortable amenities and exciting on-site activities to ensure a memorable stay for your whole family. 

    Whether you want to teach the kids how to pitch a tent or you need an affordable basecamp for your Philly adventures, we cannot wait to host your stay at our local KOA just mere miles from Philadelphia.

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

    $61 - $289 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Atsion Family Camp — Wharton State Forest
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Swamp Park

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    Turkey Swamp Park

    22 Reviews
    39 Photos
    154 Saves
    New Egypt, New Jersey
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $42 - $79 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Group Camp — Ridley Creek State Park

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    Group Camp — Ridley Creek State Park

    10 Reviews
    10 Photos
    168 Saves
    Gradyville, Pennsylvania

    Group Camping only by arrangement/reservation

    Qualified organized groups can use the 120-person area from April to October. A restroom with flush toilets, but no showers, is available.

    To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Fort Washington State Park

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    Fort Washington State Park

    6 Reviews
    27 Photos
    73 Saves
    Ambler, Pennsylvania

    ORGANIZED GROUP TENTING: This rustic area is open year round and has a maximum capacity of 220 people. Groups must call the reservation system to reserve a site.

    To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $28 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Old Cedar Campground

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    Old Cedar Campground

    11 Reviews
    24 Photos
    38 Saves
    Monroeville, New Jersey
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $31 - $50 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Brendan Byrne State Forest

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    Brendan Byrne State Forest

    15 Reviews
    35 Photos
    208 Saves
    Chatsworth, New Jersey

    Brendan Byrne State Forest is in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a unique ecosystem known for its sandy soils, acidic waters and diverse plant and animal life. Campers can explore the forest's numerous hiking and biking trails or go fishing or boating in the nearby streams and lakes. The forest also offers a range of educational programs and interpretive displays, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about the region's natural and cultural history. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at one of the forest's many picnic areas, or spend the day exploring the nearby towns and attractions. There’s also disc golf and guided nature walks.

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

    $3 - $60 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Hospitality Creek Campground

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    Hospitality Creek Campground

    12 Reviews
    28 Photos
    103 Saves
    Winslow, New Jersey
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Evansburg State Park

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    Evansburg State Park

    6 Reviews
    10 Photos
    91 Saves
    Skippack, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $43 / night


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