Always gorgeous. We went on a holiday weekend and so the campground was PACKED and a little too close for my liking, but for a holiday understandable. We stayed on the pet end and got a spot near the lake. But also this meant people were walking through our site to go walk to the water.
Great for families, good fishing
We really enjoyed camping at Lake Pymatuning. We had site J522, which is tucked back in a quiet loop. We camped for the first time in our (new to us) pop-up camper. The site was not level, but we were able to get the tent trailer level without too much effort. Bringing our bikes was a blast as we were able to bike down to the beach for swimming and we took our bikes to Meadville to do the Ernst bike trail (recommended - a paved, flat, easy 6.3 mile cycling trail through the woods and along the river).
Flush toilets and hot showers are available in the bath houses. The showers do not have a changing area within the shower unit or an area to store your towel/clothes within the shower unit. There is a central dressing room with towel hooks and 4-5 showers connected to the central dressing room. This was not a problem when I took a shower, as I was the only one using the area, but could be problematic if it was full and there was no place to set items you want to keep dry.
Fantastic campground for biking, swimming, boating, and having a peaceful getaway.
During our 5 night stay at Pymatuning Jamestown campground the bathrooms were not cleaned once. Both men’s and ladies were absolutely disgusting. Complained to the camp host and was told a service comes to clean, however they were only there 5 minutes that day. Complained to park office 24 hours later and was told a request was just sent to maintenance. Office had no answer why the restrooms are not cleaned daily. Will never return!
We stayed in site 218. this spot is in the smaller ( less crowded) part of Jamestown campground in Pymatuning SP. it is right on the water and has an easy access area for shore fishing and entering a kayak or canoe or some other water device. the site sits on a little bay and the otherside (more crowded) of the campground is across the water. the water is a little murky/ grassy but still good entry area. the campsite was spacious for a pa state park. the site is between the lake and the road. sites 212-222 look to be on the water with boat access, but 218 has the easiest entry. 220’s picnic Bench and fire pit sit next to the water with great views, but there is little shade. 218 had a great shady spot were you can hang 3 hammocks. there is no electricity at these sites and pretty much tent only. lots of tent space. the fire ring was decent but we moved it as it was right underneath a burnt tree. 218 was ADA accessible with a nice picnic table. restrooms were fairly close. clean… outdated, but clean.
We enjoyed our visit.
Clean campground, quiet at night except for some with some nighttime visitors aka raccoons. Mosquitoes were thick at our camping site so go prepared if your in the woods on the inlet side. Lots of great fishing and bird watching.
we have stayed in several sites. love it. the bald eagles sit in the trees not at all bothered by us. amazing.
Nice shower and bathrooms for a state park.
I didn't like that pets are not allowed in the non-pet area as that was where the playground and swimming beach was. Made it difficult to swim and play as a family since you can't leave dogs alone at the campsite. I wouldn't bring my dog next time to this campground. There are other more dog friendly places.
Very nice areas for walking, kayaking, swimming, and playground.
Started the stay off a little rocky with two big thunderstorms the first two days. Our site had a wash run right through it. After those days it was very nice and we got to enjoy Jamestown beach and playground. The bathrooms could use some updating but they were adequate.