Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Kooser State Park
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Kooser State Park is located in Pennsylvania
Latitude
40.06 N
Longitude
-79.23 W
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7 Reviews of Kooser State Park
Awesome fall camping

Site number 12 is a pull thru that was very easy to level with a great are for my 2 year old granddaughter to enjoy. Bathhouse was very clean with hot water shower.

Park super small, some great sites hidden among some junk

My son and I tent camped here in July to escape the head down in Pittsburgh.  Sits up high in the mountains close to 3000ft elevation.  Park and campground are very small and almost desolate during the week.  There is a main road nearby and you hear industrial trucks rolling by constantly.  There are some great private tent only wooded sites that sit above the main park of the campground so you really feel secluded.

secluded camping but no swiming

It has a pretty decent campground with nice spots. A great area for hiking and taking walks. Pet friendly. Only downfall is that the lake swimming area is closed

A Great Campground for RVs, But Not Tents...

Kooser is a nice little park set amid large tracts of public lands. There's a pretty lake where people fish and picnic, though the swimming beach is probably not going to reopen. The cabins are beautiful and nearly always booked--despite the fact that they sit awfully close to a noisy state highway. There's only one hiking trail within the park's 250 acres. But it's a decent trail with sharp elevation gain. The campground is popular, so you have to book early for Memorial Day of Labor Day. But as a tent-camper, I didn't find Kooser to be ideal. The whole campground has been recently restructured to allow for more big rig camping. Most sites sit in the full sun, and they have electrical hookups for air conditioning and the bane of the forest: radios! There are really only three little tenting sites in a wooded area of the campground, a little higher up the hillside. But the place is well-maintained. The showers are nice. There's a great playground for kids. So if you've got a trailer and a pack of kids, this is your place. If not, consider a night of backcountry camping in the nearby Forbes State Forest.

Green rolling hills

We met with friends from Pittsburgh here, they visit often and consider this a hidden gem. We enjoyed the waterfront camping and snowshoeing. We got a site by the water and with good tree cover. They also have cabins but we were just in a tent (I don’t know if the cabins are open all year). Great place to camp for simple beauty.

Good base camp or simple weekend

Simple wooded beauty in southern PA, an hour or so from Pittsburgh not far off 76. Pros: nice swimming, short trail, great XC skiing (here and nearby), nice green area with rolling hills, cabin options, hot showers, a few tent-only sites, creek by campground, wildlife (turkeys and deer right by the tent), lots of other parks nearby (plus skiing, golf). Cons: one-way road was a little frustrating, mostly open style campground (not a lot of privacy for many sites), road close to park.

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Small but fun

Kooser State Park sits on the border of Forbes State Forest in the Laurel Highlands. It has a mix of camper & tent sites around a central clearing, and offers a few cabins. There is a central bathroom with showers, flush toilets and a sink to wash your dishes.