At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Heading to Questival in State College, PA and want to camp? We put together this list of popular campsites nearby.

Where to Camp Near Questival State College

Questival State College is kicking off in Tussey Mountain Ski and Recreation! Our campground recommendations start with top campgrounds by camping type, and then list campgrounds from closest to furthest, along with more information below.

Top recommendation for tent campers: Penn Roosevelt State Park

Penn Roosevelt State Park is the best campsite that provides ample room for tent campers. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.





Best backup for tent campers: Poe Valley State Park

Poe Valley State Park is a little further than Penn Roosevelt State Park, but has more room for tent campers. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

Top recommendation for RVers: Bellefonte/State College KOA

Bellefonte/State College KOA is an RVers dream. While they have tent sites, RVers will far outnumber tenters at this campground. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

1. Penn Roosevelt State Park, PA

Distance: 11.4 miles

Rating: 5-star. “I also liked how it was near the beautiful Appalachian mountains.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 18 rustic sites (tents only).

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

2. Poe Valley State Park, PA

Distance: 20.5 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 45 campsites, which accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. 27 sites have 50 amp electric hookups.

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

3. Bellefonte/State College KOA, PA

Distance: 20.8 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 75 RV sites, 18 cabins and 19 tent sites.

Cost: Prices range between $41-$70.

Reservations?: Yes, and can be made on their website and by phone.

Phone number: (800)-562-8127

4. Poe Paddy State Park, PA

Distance: 22.7 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 34 tent and trailer campsites.

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

5. Greenwood Furnace State Park, PA

Photo from The Dyrt user Amanda H.

Distance: 23 miles

Rating: 5-star. “It is one of the most peaceful state parks we have been to in PA.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 49 tent and trailer campsites and two walk-in sites.

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

6. Reeds Gap State Park, PA

Distance: 25.2 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 14-site campground (tents only).

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

7. Black Moshannon State Park, PA

Distance: 27.6 miles

Rating: 5-star. “Nice campground with quiet 250 acre lake for kayaking. Good birding.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 73 campsites (tent and trailer).

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

8. Bald Eagle State Park, PA

Distance: 30.7 miles

Rating: 5-star. “The campground was primitive and the area is very nice. We had a great time here.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 97 campsites.

Cost: Base, non-resident price is $17 per night.

Reservations?: Reservations are made online and by phone.

Phone number: (888)-727-2757

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