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Raystown Lake camping may be the best place in Pennsylvania to get away from it all. At more than 8,000 acres, Raystown is the largest lake in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by lush forests, pristine beaches, and geological marvels, Raystown Lake has something for everyone. The best way to enjoy the spoils is to grab a spot at a Raystown Lake camping area. From primitive to luxury camping, you’ll love these six Raystown Lake camping locations.

The Best Raystown Lake Camping Spots

Raystown Lake Camping

1. Seven Points

Seven points campground

The Seven Points campground is perfect for campers who want a variety of activities. The Greenside Pathway connects campers to recreational features like hiking trails and the Seven Points beach and marina. The reservable campsites accommodate tents and RVs with hookups. They come with picnic tables, grills, drinking water, playgrounds, flush toilets, and showers. 

“Well maintained, clean. Nice playground area for children, and the beach area for swimming is fantastic. They have concessions at the beach area and full showers available. It’s one of our favorite campgrounds we hit every single year!”Kaylee H.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $20-40
  • Number of sites: 261
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Lake Raystown Resort

Lake Raystown Resort

The Lake Raystown Resort has something for everyone. With its prime real estate, the resort offers every kind of outdoor activity. The campground has reservable sites for tents and RVs, as well as cabins, bungalows, yurts, and lodge rentals. Campers have access to many amenities, including Wi-Fi and cable, a trading post, a ballroom, and dinner cruises. As a bonus, the resort offers shoulder-season discounts.

“Great getaway campground for some camping or glamping fun! So much to do here including swimming on the beach or at the water park, mountain biking, boating, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful lake!”Kaitlyn A.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $64-140
  • Number of sites: 250
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes 
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Susquehannock

The Susquehannock campground is spread over a picturesque peninsula, making it the best option for campers who want a little more tranquility. This primitive campground offers reservable, non-electric sites that accommodate tents and RVs. They come with picnic tables, grills, vault toilets, and drinking water. More accommodations can be accessed at the nearby Seven Points campground. Campers are close to the lake, as well as hiking trails and wildlife viewing.

“This primitive campground is located a few miles from Seven Points Recreation area, but far enough away to enjoy a real camping experience without electricity and running water. Not to worry, the showers are located at Seven Points. ”Deanna B.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $16-25
  • Number of sites: 61
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

4. Trough Creek

Trough Creek State Park

The Trough Creek campground is situated along a beautiful gorge. It’s an excellent option for geology enthusiasts and campers who want to commune with nature. The campground has reservable sites for tents and RVs that include fire pits, tables, and flush toilets. Campers are close to hiking trails, fishing spots, and natural wonders. They also offer discounts for extended stays and Pennsylvania residents.

“Nice small park with gravel roads and plenty of room for big rigs. All sites level with partial shade. Open, but with plenty of space between sites. The trails are nice and very scenic. No cell service at all, nor OTA TV. Water is available in the campground at various spots. Day use is busy, but campground is pleasantly quiet. Would stay here again.” – Gary P.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $15-20
  • Number of sites: 29
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes 
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Saxton KOA

The Saxton KOA campground is the premier destination for families. The campground has sites for tents and RVs, as well as cabin rentals. In addition to standard amenities like electricity and showers, campers enjoy Wi-Fi, laundry, a game room, and extravagant play structures. Saxton is only minutes from water sports at the lake or hiking in the forest. Bring the whole family for a luxury camping trip. 

“Great campground, Great people, super clean, the staff goes out of their way to ensure that you feel welcome! I recommend Saxton KOA to anyone!”Rod S.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $55-220
  • Number of sites: 54
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes 
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Drooly Bear Cabin

The Drooly Bear Cabin offers campers luxury at the lake. This 1,700-square-foot deluxe cabin is the perfect getaway for campers who want a rustic vibe without sacrificing creature comforts. The VRBO cabin comfortably sleeps up to 12 campers and provides everything from Wi-Fi and air conditioning to laundry and TV. The cabin is four miles from the lake, so there’s no shortage of recreation.

 

“This is a very nice cabin with three bedrooms, a loft area and 1.5 bathrooms, LR, kitchen and small dining area. We had a fantastic time and look forward to heading back to the area again someday soon. Everything was stocked very well and we definitely enjoyed our stay.”Jen R.

Campground Details:

  • Price: $165-325
  • Number of sites: 1
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Whether you’re looking for outdoor fun or a peaceful escape, Raystown Lake is the destination for you. Grab a campsite and prepare to be blown away by the beauty and wonder of Raystown Lake camping.


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