Places to Camp near Sandy Ridge, PA

Looking for the best campgrounds near Sandy Ridge, PA? Sandy Ridge is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Sandy Ridge, PA. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

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    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

    1.

    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 Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park

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    Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park

    26 Reviews
    56 Photos
    21 Saves
    Fallentimber, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Crooked Run Campground in Prince Gallitzin State Park, near Patton, PA. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The campground operates from the second Friday in April to the last Monday in October, giving you plenty of time to plan your visit.

    One of the standout features here is the private beach on the lake, exclusively for campground guests. It's perfect for a relaxing day by the water. The campground also has a well-stocked camp store that offers everything from ice cream and snacks to clothes and other essentials. So, if you forget something, chances are you'll find it there.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that pets are allowed, and there are even pet-friendly loops. The bathhouses are clean and well-maintained, which is always a plus. If you're into hiking, the trails around the lake offer some lovely walks, and you might even spot a variety of mushrooms along the way.

    Families will love the playground and the organized activities, especially the Halloween trick-or-treat weekend, which is a big hit with both kids and adults. The sites are generally level and shaded, making it easy to set up camp. Just a heads-up, some loops have sites that are pretty close together, so if you value privacy, you might want to choose your spot carefully.

    Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a cabin or glamping experience, Crooked Run Campground has got you covered. So pack your bags, bring your bike, and get ready for a fantastic camping experience!

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)

    3.

    Seven Points (PA)

    21 Reviews
    94 Photos
    181 Saves
    Hesston, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Seven Points Recreation area, located in the central region of Raystown Lake, is perfectly situated for outdoor recreation. Within a short walk from every campsite, visitors can find everything from interpretive trails to a visitor center. Plus there's easy access to swimming, boating, fishing hiking, and biking. For more detailed maps and information on the Seven Points Recreation area visit our website.__

    Recreation

    Boating is always popular at Raystown, but there's more than just boating. Fishing for muskies, small and large mouth bass, brown trout, and many other Pennsylvania species is excellent. Every summer weekend there are education and entertainment programs at the amphitheater. The Greenside Pathway, a recycled rubber tire hiking trail, provides a safe walking route that connects the campgrounds to all of the recreational facilities within Seven Points; and world class mountain biking is available on the Allegrippis Trails and mountain biking skills park near the Visitors Center. Other nearby trails include the Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), the Terrace Mountain Trail, the Old Loggers Trail, and the Mid State Trail.

    Facilities

    Boating is always popular at Raystown, but there's more than just boating. Fishing for muskies, small and large mouth bass, brown trout, and many other Pennsylvania species is excellent. Every summer weekend there are education and entertainment programs at the amphitheater. The Greenside Pathway, a recycled rubber tire hiking trail, provides a safe walking route that connects the campgrounds to all of the recreational facilities within Seven Points; and world class mountain biking is available on the Allegrippis Trails and mountain biking skills park near the Visitors Center. Other nearby trails include the Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), the Terrace Mountain Trail, the Old Loggers Trail, and the Mid State Trail.

    Natural Features

    Raystown Lake is located within the ridge and valley province of Pennsylvania. The lakeshore is lined with an old oak-hickory forest giving way to mountain ridges and cliffs. The man-made lake is fed by the Raystown Branch tributary of the Juniata River and is the largest lake completely in the state of Pennsylvania. Recreation season temperatures range from the 60s to 90s, with three to four inches of rain per month. The nights are cool and the days are pleasant through spring and fall.

    Nearby Attractions

    Campers can take day trips to the Lincoln Caverns, Altoona Railroaders Museum, Swigart Antique Car Museum, or other nearby attractions. Visit www.raystown.org for local attractions and activities. The nearby city of Huntingdon, 11 miles north, is a good place for restaurants, shopping, and theaters.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 - $200 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Parker Dam State Park Campground

    4.

    Parker Dam State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    60 Photos
    77 Saves
    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Parker Dam State Park Campground, nestled near Penfield, PA. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is open from the second Friday in April to mid-December, giving you plenty of time to enjoy its beauty.

    The campground offers a mix of tent and RV sites, some shaded and others more open. If you’re bringing a big rig, you’ll find it friendly here with electric and sewer hookups available. There’s also drinking water, showers, and toilets to keep you comfortable during your stay. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the highlights here is the small lake where you can rent kayaks and paddle boards. It’s a great spot for families, with a jungle gym right in the middle of the campground to keep the kids entertained. If you’re into hiking, you’ll find plenty of trails to explore, and the park is close enough to Benezette for a quick trip to see the elk.

    Visitors have mentioned that the bathhouses are clean and modern, and the park staff are friendly and helpful. The campground host is known for being particularly welcoming and ensuring the sites are well-maintained.

    For those who love a bit of rustic charm, the cabin camping here is a treat. You might even get snowed in during the winter, which adds to the adventure. The cabins come with stoves, making it easy to cook indoors if the weather turns.

    Whether you’re here for a quiet retreat or a family adventure, Parker Dam State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay and make the most of this beautiful spot!

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

    $20 - $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park

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    Primitive Camping Area — Bald Eagle State Park

    18 Reviews
    59 Photos
    19 Saves
    Howard, Pennsylvania

    Primitive Camping Area at Bald Eagle State Park is a gem tucked away near Howard, PA. This spot is perfect for those who want to get back to basics without completely roughing it. The campground is open from May to the third Sunday in October, giving you a good chunk of the year to enjoy its offerings.

    The sites here are spacious and private, with many nestled back into the woods. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, making it easy to set up camp and get a fire going. There's no electricity or sewer hookups, but potable water spigots are scattered throughout the area, and there's a sanitary dump station available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features is the peaceful atmosphere. Midweek stays are particularly quiet, with only a few sites occupied. The campground is a mix of tent and RV sites, but the tent sites are more secluded, giving you that true camping feel. Some reviewers mentioned that the walk-to sites are especially private, with their own paths leading into the woods.

    For activities, you've got a few trails to hike right on-site, and the lake nearby is great for kayaking and swimming. There's even a nice beach on the other side of the lake if you want to take a dip. Firewood is easily accessible, with some available for purchase right at the beginning of the loop.

    The bathrooms are basic but functional, with vault toilets that are cleaned regularly. Just be prepared for the typical vault toilet smell. If you're looking for a rustic, peaceful camping experience with the convenience of a few amenities, Primitive Camping Area at Bald Eagle State Park is a solid choice.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground

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    Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    15 Photos
    93 Saves
    Belleville, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground, nestled near Huntingdon, PA. This place is a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The campground is open from the second Friday in April to mid-November, offering a perfect retreat during the warmer months.

    The campground itself is well-maintained and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even some glamping options. You’ll find amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and toilets, making your stay comfortable. Firewood and ice are available for purchase at the entrance, which is super convenient for those last-minute needs.

    One of the standout features here is the peace and quiet. Visitors often mention how serene the campground is, with minimal light pollution allowing for some incredible stargazing. If you’re lucky, you might even hear screech owls at night. The sites are spacious, and some are more secluded than others, giving you a sense of privacy.

    For those who love a bit of adventure, there are some great hiking trails nearby. The park also has a lake, although the weather can sometimes be a bit unpredictable for swimming. If you’re into history, the old furnace within the park is a fascinating spot to explore.

    Families will appreciate the playground and the ranger programs held throughout the weekend. And if you need a break from the wilderness, State College is just a 30-minute drive away, offering a taste of city life.

    So, pack your layers and raincoats, and get ready for a memorable stay at Greenwood Furnace State Park Campground. Whether you’re here for the hiking, the history, or just to unwind, this place has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park

    7.

    Russell P Letterman Campground — Bald Eagle State Park

    17 Reviews
    48 Photos
    2 Saves
    Howard, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Russell P. Letterman Campground in Bald Eagle State Park, near Howard, PA. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy nature. The campground is open from the second Friday in April to mid-December, giving you plenty of time to plan your visit.

    The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone. One of the standout features here is the availability of electric hookups, which makes it convenient for RV travelers. If you're bringing your furry friend, make sure to book a site in the Sycamore loop, as the Oak loop doesn't allow pets.

    Visitors have praised the spacious and private sites, which come with picnic tables and fire rings. The park is great for families, with plenty of green space for kids to play and ride bikes. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the footbridge and the reservoir, which is perfect for boating and fishing.

    The campground is well-maintained, with clean bathrooms and showers. However, don't expect luxury; the facilities are basic but functional. If you're into stargazing, you'll love the clear night skies here. And for those interested in local attractions, Penns Cave is a must-see.

    One thing to note is that the campground is just 8 miles off Interstate 80, making it a convenient stopover for long road trips. Whether you're here for a night or a week, Russell P. Letterman Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock

    8.

    Susquehannock

    11 Reviews
    16 Photos
    148 Saves
    Calvin, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Susquehannock Campground is located on the 8,300-acre Raystown Lake, in the ridge and valley province of Pennsylvania. The lake offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities, from fishing and boating to picnicking and hiking. Campers have access to a marina, shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions within a short drive. Several fun family events take place in the lake area throughout the summer.

    Recreation

    Fishing is excellent at the lake, with muskies, small and large mouth bass and brown trout found in abundance. Stream and river fishing are nearby, as are hunting areas for deer, turkey, grouse and Canada geese. Nearby trails such as the Allegrippis Trails, Old Loggers Trail, Hillside Nature Trail and Terrace Mountain Trail offer hiking and biking. Many family activities are available in the Raystown Region during summer. Visitors can pick up a free guide at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center or campground entrance station to help them plan sightseeing, hiking, biking, boating and canoe and kayak rental opportunities.

    Facilities

    Fishing is excellent at the lake, with muskies, small and large mouth bass and brown trout found in abundance. Stream and river fishing are nearby, as are hunting areas for deer, turkey, grouse and Canada geese. Nearby trails such as the Allegrippis Trails, Old Loggers Trail, Hillside Nature Trail and Terrace Mountain Trail offer hiking and biking. Many family activities are available in the Raystown Region during summer. Visitors can pick up a free guide at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center or campground entrance station to help them plan sightseeing, hiking, biking, boating and canoe and kayak rental opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The lake shore is lined with an old oak-hickory forest giving way to mountain ridges and cliffs. The man-made lake is fed by the Raystown Branch tributary of the Juniata River and is the largest lake located completely in the state of Pennsylvania. Recreation season temperatures range from the 60s to 90s, with three to four inches of rain per month. The nights are cool and the days are pleasant through spring and fall. Local wildlife consists of white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, pheasants, bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons and occasional black bears.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (814) 658-3405 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is only three miles from groceries, a bait shop, gas and a full service marina. The City of Huntingdon, located 14 miles north, is a good place to stop for restaurants, shopping and theaters. Campers can take day trips to the Lincoln and Indian Caverns, Altoona Railroaders Museum or Swigart Antique Car Museum.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bellefonte-State College KOA

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    Bellefonte-State College KOA

    11 Reviews
    50 Photos
    26 Saves
    Howard, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Bellefonte-State College KOA, a fantastic spot for camping near Bellefonte, PA. This campground is a hit with families and solo travelers alike, offering a mix of tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins. One of the standout features here is the bike trails—perfect for those who love a bit of adventure on two wheels. Even if you don't have kids, you'll find yourself tempted to give those trails a go.

    The bathrooms here are top-notch, spacious, private, and always clean. It's like having a little slice of hotel luxury in the great outdoors. The campground also has a secure entrance gate, which adds an extra layer of safety and peace of mind during your stay.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that this KOA is pet-friendly and even has an off-leash dog park. The amenities don't stop there; there's a swimming pool, a splash pad, and a playground to keep the little ones entertained. If you're into sports, you'll find basketball and volleyball courts, and there's even a fishing pond for a bit of leisurely angling.

    The campground is built on a hill, so some sites offer more privacy and are tucked away in the woods, while others are more open with spotty tree coverage. Each site comes with a picnic table and fire pit, and some of the deluxe sites even have paved patios, sunken fire pits, and patio furniture.

    Bellefonte-State College KOA is conveniently located near historic sites, Amish markets, and Penn State. If you're up for some outdoor adventure, Bald Eagle and Black Moshannon State Parks are nearby and offer great hiking and kayaking opportunities. And don't miss out on the delicious treats at the Penn State creamery.

    Overall, this KOA offers a blend of comfort, convenience, and outdoor fun, making it a great choice for your next camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort

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    Lake Raystown Resort

    13 Reviews
    34 Photos
    98 Saves
    Entriken, Pennsylvania

    This recreation area is part of Raystown Lake

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

Which is the most popular campground near Sandy Ridge, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Sandy Ridge, PA is Black Moshannon State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 23 reviews.

What parks are near Sandy Ridge, PA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 16 parks near Sandy Ridge, PA that allow camping, notably Raystown Lake and Mississippi River Headwaters - Leech Lake.