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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 Walk-In Reviews In Pennsylvania

1549 Reviews of 256 Pennsylvania Campgrounds

Matthew R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

KOA Holiday

Clean, well maintained, excellent store, choice of sunny or shaded lots.

Site93
Month of VisitJuly
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
M W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Been here 3 weeks

Great camp ground, folks that run it are super nice. Lots of room for the kids to play. WiFi kicked off everyday around 5pm But came back on. Washer and dryer in both men and women’s restrooms. The women’s have the newer of the two. Meat market less than a miles away. Walmart is 15 minutes…

SiteC-13
Month of VisitJuly
Christina  E.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Really nice!

Very well maintained campground with lots of amenities, esp for kids (pool, playground). Generous sized sites, not too close together. Looks like quite a few long-term RVers here. Cute chickens wandering around. Hiking trail accessible from the campsite. Heavily wooded and quiet, but not too…

SiteTent site 23
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
Davie Q.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

So much fun

This Camp site has a lot of amenities for the when family. The pool area is amazing, the whole campsite is amazing. Your children will love it, not a full moment. Will book again for the following month. Love this campsite 😊

Site17
Month of VisitJuly
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Nice large sites

Sites are on 2 loops. The sites have a decent amount of space between them so you are not on top of each other. Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Not a lot of trees so many sites are in the direct sun. There is a mix of 50 and 30 amp, some sites with water, some without. Very quiet. I…

Site37 oak loop
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
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

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