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Camping in Pennsylvania

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About Pennsylvania Camping

Fireflies illuminate Pennsylvania summer nights. Cricket song fills the air. In Autumn, a motley blaze of red and yellow leaves streaks the hillsides as a rich, earthy scent permeates the woods. Through all seasons, gurgling brooks and creeks weave their way through the countryside. Secret glens and mossy pools await. For centuries this landscape has attracted lovers of the outdoors, and there's no limit to opportunities for camping in Pennsylvania.

An indescribable yet unmistakably ancient energy fills Pennsylvania's wildernesses. It can be felt clearly in places like Bushkill Falls. There, in the "Niagara of Pennsylvania," explorers of all ages find fun and discovery.

A broad network of trails leads to and around eight beautiful waterfalls. The Twin Lakes wait for anglers. Curious travelers can explore three different historical exhibits, sluice for gemstones, or try their luck in the Bushkill Falls Mining Company Maze. Some people claim that if you stand still, close your eyes, and listen, you can feel the history ebbing and flowing around your feet at Bushkill Falls.

Pennsylvania's enormous population of majestic whitetail deer offer great surprises for nature-lovers camping in Pennsylvania. With a closely monitored population ranging from 1 to 1.5 million, Pennsylvania's white tail are famous for their size, grace, and beauty. Alert hikers and campers will likely catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals.

The Pennsylvania landscape is diverse and full of variety. With the Appalachian Mountains bisecting the state, the eastern and western halves are distinctive both culturally and geographically, but neither is lacking for natural wonders.

To the east, you can find camping near popular destinations like the Delaware Water Gap at the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To the west, there's the fantastic Laurel Caverns, where visitors can experience a three-hour-long tour that goes 46 stories deep into the mountainside.

Pennsylvania has plenty of rivers for the aquatically inclined. Chief among them is the Susquehanna, the longest East Coast river draining into the Atlantic Ocean. This impressive waterway offers many opportunities for fishing, boating, and exploration. Folks camping in Pennsylvania may enjoy pitching their tent or parking their camper on the Susquehanna riverside.

All of this is just a small part of what the Keystone State offers to explorers of all kinds. Many more secrets wait nestled in the countryside, waiting to be discovered.

Recent Equestrian Reviews In Pennsylvania

912 Reviews of 131 Pennsylvania Campgrounds

Tiffany B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Basic Campground

Campground is as basic as they get. Sites are close to each other with absolutely no privacy. Bathrooms however are nice and clean with plenty of them around the park. Rangers will pass by and check that everyone is in the correct sites but that's about it. Quiet time is listed in reservations…

Site26
Month of VisitAugust
Heather The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

Wonderful Park w/ lots to do

Spent 5 days at Promised Land- we were in the Lower Lake section and had a loop and bathhouse to ourselves once the weekend was over! The camp hosts were friendly. Lots of trails to go on. Swimming at the beach. Kayak rentals. Eagle watching. Blueberry picking! Totally recommend.

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SiteLower Lake 422
Month of VisitAugust
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2021

Quiet & peaceful

Very nice campground. We’ve stayed in 2 different spots. Super quiet and relaxing place. Clean bathrooms. Why 4 star? State campgrounds are notorious for supplying wood bundles for too much money and the wood is not dry.

Month of VisitJuly
K
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Nice Stay with Lots of Animals!

We stayed here overnight on a trip to Pittsburgh. Tent sites were nicely spaced apart, but were often on inclines, like ours. We saw deer and turkeys, so be on the lookout for lots of animals! Bathrooms were fairly clean! Fun hiking to mineral springs!

Month of VisitAugust
R
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Seasonal Camper

I camp here quite often with one of my friends and we really enjoy the atmosphere here. There are not many opportunities to explore nature at this campground which is why it is a 4 stars for me. But facilities such as cabins, bathrooms, and the office are great!

  • On the lake - kayaking
Site72
Month of VisitAugust
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Very busy, pretty loud, popular apot

Our site was for the most part clean, the fire pit was so full of ash and trash and giant rocks? that we had to clean ourselves right when we arrived.

We were staying at the same site, Friday and Saturday nights. It’s a busy place, a lot of weekenders with excited kiddos. Bathrooms were decently…

Month of VisitAugust
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

Great state park

What a great park. Was there in order to go to nearby Cherry Springs SP which is a certified Dark Sky area, to see the stars. Cherry Springs is about 8 miles away. We like staying at Lyman Run since Cherry Springs gets filled pretty quickly. Lyman Run campground is great. There are 2 campgrounds,…

Site31
Month of VisitJuly
Lauren F.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

Great time

Great family campground with plenty of activities for kids. Tubing down the river is very relaxing and fun

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Site134
Month of VisitAugust
Sherry M.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

KOA Jonestown

Nice older KOA campground. DOES NOT have dispersed camping. Connects to Swatara State Park via Appalachian Trail. Has playground, creek, pocket park, miniature golf, bike and canoe rentals and a splash pad. Nice 'General Store' and Snack Shack offering sandwiches, finger foods and ice cream

Site85
Month of VisitAugust
l
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Beautiful. Great for families staying together.

We stayed in 3 of the cabins for 4 days at Yellow Creek State Park (not the campground). It was beautiful. Right on the water, clean, and private access to the lake. Dog friendly cabins were available. We cannot wait to come back.

  • view from cabin 3
  • water dog
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Site1-3
Month of VisitAugust
Sebastian T.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Clean, beautiful area, well maintained campground

We've camped here about 5 times this year, and every time we had a blast. The cam sites are very clean, the facilities are as well, and we've met a bunch of very nice people here. Lot of things to do around, from enjoying a day at the lake beach, to hiking on one of numerous hike ng trails, to…

Site358, E2, 433
Month of VisitAugust
J
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

For the first time being there.

You can't ask for a nicer group of people working there. Everything is clean and there's a ton of activities for the kids. I would definitely come back!

Site134
Month of VisitAugust
Raymond R.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Well we're at it Again 😁

Well it's our 3rd time here in keen lake ' this time we had a better spot and view of the lake and campgrounds . Weather been great TK God 🙏.This is such an awesome place to camp out at ' lots to do fishing 🦦 swimming row ⛵ boating plus hike trails .The service here is phenomenal people are…

  • This is the pool 7ft deep 😁
Site152 A Great spot by water 💦 and pool 😁
Month of VisitAugust
Britt B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Raccoon Creek Camping

This is a large state park offering electric only sites

The sites are set amounts the forest and there are several loops to choose from. Loop F is pet friendly. All sites are within walking distance to amenities 

Amenities are quite run down but functional 

Wildlife is beautiful and its a short…

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SiteF34
Month of VisitAugust

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