Nice campground, friendly people, camp store and ice cream within walking distance. Lake is nice, smaller but perfect for families and water temp was great.
Awesome place to camp with family
I went there with my son and a friend. We did some kayaking and fishing, it was good! We went in July, and it did rain some. We had a tent and it wasn’t to bad. The park rangers were very nice and the store had helpful workers. I would, and will go back.
Camped here Easter weekend 2019 for three nights in loop 162 -186, on sites 165 & 166. Upon arrival, we were surprised at how small the sites were in person, but luckily, they allow you to move the table and the fire pits to accommodate your equipment if needed. You do have to return it to its original location before departing.
It rained fairly heavily during our first day there and the sites became extremely muddy, so be prepared if rain is in the forecast. Some of the sites were covered in gravel which aided the muddiness.
The remainder of the weekend was lovely and the lake was packed with people fishing throughout the day. I took a walk around our loop on Sunday to see if there were any larger sites for a future trip and the sites in the 180’s (along Locust Creek) were severely flooded due to the downgrade of the loop, which levels off as you get closer to the creek, even after two full days of sunshine and warmer temperatures. Literally inches of water throughout the entire row of sites. I figured I would mention it here since otherwise they would be desirable sites due to the close proximity of a near constantly babbling creek.
Otherwise, the bathroom/shower facilities were adequate, albeit in need of a paint job. There is a roadside stand and then a bait and tackle place that sells wood on the road leading to the park, but downed wood was plentiful at the time of our visit. I would imagine by the summer, it won't be so easy to forage.
Its been 15 years since I've been there, but it was just as I remembered. Sites were a little small and rocky / rooty, but we made it work. Definitely go in the fall to soak up all the colors!
Really nice park! Great hiking trails! Lots of mushrooms! Nice walk-in sites for camping.
Locust lake is a beautiful state campground that I’ve enjoyed almost all my life. I’ve been camping here since I was a little girl and now at 45 my children have grown to love it as much as me.
PA is beautiful in the fall. Nice campground with some trails and access to Pottsville - for the best brewery tour ever - Yeungling! Check out the Jim Thorpe fall fest and Hershey Park.
Great campground for young families/ first time campers. On the smaller side, a nice bike loop, opportunities to fish, swim (a small sand beach) or kayak within a small vicinity. Several playgrounds and the camp store sells local ice cream including the ever divisive "teaberry". Salamanders/eastern newts abound for easy catching by young hands and the lake is stocked with trout seasonally. Creeks line one of the smaller hiking paths (the compass trail) which makes it enjoyable for little guys. A half hour from knoebels as well as the yuenghling factory depending upon your tastes. Make sure you scope out your site as many can lack privacy (though usually proximity to the beach or amenities balanced that out)
Me and my 10yo visisted Locust Lake on our road trip for my Northeast speaking tour. We both loved it!
We're both really big water rats and couldn't wait to get the kayaks into the water. While we were there, the entire place was covered in fig, which made it seem even cooler for us.
If you're looking for a spot to stop for minute to stretch your legs by the water, spend a day playing on the water, or even stay for a while to relax, you'll find it all here.