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Places to Camp near Tionesta, PA

442 Reviews

Tionesta is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Tionesta. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Tionesta, PA (123)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park

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    Cook Forest State Park

    40 Reviews
    108 Photos
    191 Saves
    Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $35 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park

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    Clear Creek State Park

    18 Reviews
    65 Photos
    121 Saves
    Clarington, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Minister Creek Campground

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    Minister Creek Campground

    15 Reviews
    53 Photos
    216 Saves
    Sheffield, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $12 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Tionesta Rec. Area Campground

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    Tionesta Rec. Area Campground

    10 Reviews
    45 Photos
    70 Saves
    Tionesta, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Half of Forest County, where Tionesta Lake is located, is preserved as public lands. The region is known as one of Pennsylvania's best big game regions and is home to a remarkable variety of wildlife. Campers come to the Tionesta Recreation Area Campground to enjoy the forested area just below the Tionesta Dam. The area is ideal for fishing as well as scenic hiking. Tionesta is a culturally rich region with a long history. The Seneca Indian tribe named this area "where the water separates the land." Nearly a century ago, narrow gauge railways dotted the surrounding countryside, hauling out virgin timber from the hillsides.

    Recreation

    In-season hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and water skiing, are all available from Tionesta. Visitors interested in wildlife viewing are likely to spot white-tailed deer, porcupine, wild turkey, osprey and opossum. Outside the campground entrance is a beach area for swimming and picnicking along Tionesta Creek. No lifeguards are on duty.

    Facilities

    A boat ramp and marina are near-by for easy access to water sports. Shower houses and restrooms are located throughout the campground for easy access.

    Natural Features

    Tionesta Lake winds its way through the rugged hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. Surrounding public areas include the Allegheny National Forest, Cooks Forest State Park, Cornplanter and Clear Creek State Forests, the state fish hatchery and state game lands.

    Nearby Attractions

    Tionesta Creek Road, which winds through the Tionesta Creek valley upstream of the dam, is an excellent scenic drive with spectacular views. The nearby Allegheny National Forest also makes a great day trip.

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

    $30 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Kalyumet Campground

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    Kalyumet Campground

    13 Reviews
    5 Photos
    19 Saves
    Lucinda, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park

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    Chapman State Park

    11 Reviews
    45 Photos
    82 Saves
    Clarendon, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Oil Creek Family Campground

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    Oil Creek Family Campground

    7 Reviews
    35 Photos
    38 Saves
    Titusville, Pennsylvania

    Extends through out the camping season. It includes holiday celebrations, pancake breakfasts, contests, various entertainment, etc. Non-denominational church service is scheduled for Sunday mornings. Dress is casual.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Hearts Content Recreation Area

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    Hearts Content Recreation Area

    8 Reviews
    47 Photos
    43 Saves
    Tidioute, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Hearts Content Campground is a semi-primitive family campground bordering the Hickory Creek Wilderness Area and surrounded by native hardwoods and a patch of planted pine forest. There is a large open field and amphitheater that is suitable for other games near the campground entry, and another large field at the back of the campground that serves as both group camping sites and a helispot. Hearts Content Campground is operated under a concession permit by Allegheny Site Management.

    Recreation

    Cross-country Ski Trail: This 6.4 mile (10.5 km) trail utilizes old railroad grades, roads and existing trails to form several loops for your skiing pleasure. The Wheeler Loop Trail goes through the campground and connects to the Tom's Run and Ironwood trails in the Hearts Content Scenic Area. These trails are marked with blue plastic diamonds on the trees. Hickory Creek Wilderness: The trailhead is located approximately 1/4 mile north of the campground entrance. This 8,663-acre area provides opportunities for solitude and a primitive and unconfined type of recreation as a refuge from our highly modified and technological world. No motorized equipment of any kind and no mechanical transports are permitted. A 13-mile loop hiking trail weaves its way through the rolling terrain, climbing in and out of the valleys. It is sparsely marked and maintained to promote a feeling of wildness and the unknown. It may not be suitable for novice hikers - please know your limitatons and do not add markings to help with way-finding. Orienteering Course: Enjoy this self-guided course that allows you or your group to follow, at your leisure. It is a permanently marked route as an introduction to the sport of orienteering. It starts in the Hearts Content Scenic Area.

    Facilities

    Each of the 26 family campsites contains a picnic table, fire ring and tent pad/RV spur. Two sites also have lean-to shelters. Vault toilets and pressurized water are available. A dump station is located at the exit. There___s lots of open area. Campsites can be reserved or available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

    Natural Features

    North of the campground, Hearts Content National Scenic Area is located next to the picnic area across the road. Here stands the remnants of a 300 to 400 year old stand of white pine, hemlock, and beech. Time, insects, and disease are changing the look and nature of this stand. The Interpretive Old Growth Trail starts at the north end of the east side parking lot and winds about one mile through the timber stand before returning to the picnic area. All facilities in the day use area are universally accessible to people with disabilities. Facilities include a picnic area, pavilions, toilet and interpretive materials. South of the campground is Hickory Creek Wilderness, an 8,633 acre second-growth forest of dense trees and ferny undergrowth. This area is managed to let natural processes determine what it will be in the future. Wind, insects, disease, and drought are all shaping the species composition of the trees and understory, which will in turn determine what species of wildlife will inhabit this area. A roughly 13-mile trail traverses the plateau of the area, with the trailhead located approximately 1/4 of a mile north of the campground entrance. The trail is only occasionally marked and may not be suitable for novice hikers.

    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

    $60 - $100 / night

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    Rustic Acres RV Resort & Campground

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    65 Saves
    Shippenville, Pennsylvania

    Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground is the perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the beauty of Clarion County, Pennsylvania. With over 65 years of experience, Rustic Acres has become a beloved family destination for campers of all ages. The campground is located adjacent to 3,000 acres of state game lands and is just a 5-minute drive from the Clarion River, making it an outdoor lover's paradise.

    Aside from outdoor activities, there are plenty of options for dining, shopping, antiquing, and visiting local breweries and wineries. Cook Forest is also just around the corner, offering even more opportunities for outdoor exploration.

    Rustic Acres offers a variety of camping options, including full hookups, pull-through, camping, and extended stays. The facilities are recently updated and always kept clean, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all campers. Whether you're staying for just a night or for an entire season, you'll feel like part of the family at Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground.

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

    $40 - $70 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park

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    Cook Forest State Park

    7 Reviews
    31 Photos
    25 Saves
    Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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