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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 RVs Reviews In Pennsylvania

2014 Reviews of 475 Pennsylvania Campgrounds

T
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

It was fine.

All campers respected fellow campers. Accommodations were fine.... We're camping!

Site#40
Month of VisitJuly
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Close to Williamsport

This was a nice campground to stay at when in the Williamsport area. Only issue I had was the sites next to the parking lot are a little too close together and the parking lot itself gets over run by cars coming into the restaurant. Was a little difficult pulling out with the trailer to leave on a…

Site116
Month of VisitJuly
John S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

An excellent weekend

Last year I had convinced my wife to go on a backpacking trip with me but of course Covid-19 got in the way because of child care issues. Finally this year it happened. She got to the end realizing that maybe she didn't pick the right boots (blisters) and her ankles were sore as well but she said…

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Sitethru hike. stayed on day 1 at a site near Rock Run and day 2 at Pleasant Stream
Month of VisitJuly
Javier B.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Peaceful camping

Nice,quiet until a loud alarm by the river and plains started flying around. 20 dollars to put your tent on the ground,no electricity,shower not very clean.

Sitedeer wood camp ground
Month of VisitJuly
N
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Good Family-oriented Campground

This campground is a good campground to go to if doing all the things is what you’re after. There is so much to do. A splash pad, a lake with rentals, several playgrounds, hiking nearby, disc golf, and lots of activity. The campsites themselves however are fairly close together and open with…

Site48
Month of VisitJuly
Don L.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Loved This Place!!

Camped in the Lakeside Loop. This State Park is so Clean! The campground gives you easy access to anything you want to do. Fish, swim, hike, bike, kayak. It can all be done. Great Place for kids and the beach are has a great playground. Will definitely become a regular spot!

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SiteLakeside Loop 17
Month of VisitJuly
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Great Family Fun

We had one of the red carpet sites in the woods. It was spacious and mainly private. The lake is charming and the pool is great! Don’t forget to try mini golf and have an ice cream cone. We also rented a golf cart “Gnome Mobile” and had a ball driving around the property. They also have specialty…

  • 6 Acre Lake
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Spacious Wooded Sites - Red Carpet
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Site115
Month of VisitJuly
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Tight loud and not level

This campground is very tight. We have a 30' travel trailer and it was very tight to get to our spot. On our first night there was loud music and people yelling till 1 am even though quiet time starts at 11.

Sitesite 46
Month of VisitJuly
L
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Army Corp of Engineers Site at Youghiogheny Lake Dam

September 2020 Stay

This was a 1-night stay.  We stayed here because the nearby state parks we were interested in were full for the weekend.  It was OK given the circumstances, but I would prefer a state park.  The location was on the edge of town.  The campground is right up against some…

Site33
Month of VisitOctober
L
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Small Campground at 2nd Highest Mtn in PA

September 2020 Visit

This was a 1-night stay.  The campground is pretty small with <50 sites.  They're not a cramped together as some campgrounds, but there isn't really anything between sites for privacy.  It was chillier than surrounding areas due to being on the mountain.  Since it's…

Site5
Month of VisitOctober
Amanda S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Beautiful lake site, infested with Gyspy Moth caterpillars.

We booked this campsite in February and we were not told of the Spray block to be used to treat that part of the forest for Gyspy Moth caterpillars that filled our campsite. We were pelted for 4 days with droppings and leaf particles from them eating the oak trees. Other than that, the site was…

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Site17
Month of VisitJuly
L
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Forested State Park in the Laurel Highlands

August 2020 Stay

We camped for 1 night.  We chose site 102 because it looked decent in the picture and seemed a little apart and more private than other areas.  Unfortunately, it was not great for tent camping as there wasn't really a spot to set up our 4-person tent.  We squeezed it in by the…

Site102
Month of VisitSeptember
Addam C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Great staff, not very secluded

I had a decent time camping here, they deliver wood right to your campsite. The site itself isn't bad, a lot of woods to tuck into if you camp rite. The tent pad and fire pit area is right next to the road so it almost feels like your campsite is open to passerbys if you are into that. Overall a…

  • dense woods good for hammocks
  • view from the site
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Site22
Month of VisitJuly
Addam C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Great staff, not very secluded

I had a decent time camping here, they deliver wood right to your campsite. The site itself isn't bad, a lot of woods to tuck into if you camp rite. The tent pad and fire pit area is right next to the road so it almost feels like your campsite is open to passerbys if you are into that. Overall a…

  • fire pit and pad next to road
  • dense woods good for hammocks
  • view from the site
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Site22
Month of VisitJuly
A
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2021

Small, quiet and dispersed

Limited sites. Must call District office for permit, but still free. Vaulted toilets. There is a swimming hole in the small creek that’s great! Kids loved it! Also the river is just down on 555 with a kayak launch. An elk viewing plot is just across from the kayak launch site/ parking lot. Not far…

  • Entrance to the right. I believe this is site 5 with tents to the left and parking for tents.
  • swimming hole
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Site7
Month of VisitAugust

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