Kellyann M.

Collegeville, PA

Joined July 2019

Peace & Solitude on the River

My family of 4, kids ages 21 and 17, loved our 3 night stay at River Rock Adventures.  We stayed Sun-Wed and rented 2 kayaks from River Rock for 1 of the days. 

This is a single campsite that you rent, no other campers on site unless you are bringing them with you! You can camp with up to 10 people and there is certainly plenty of room for everyone to spread out. They have 3 wood tent platforms. 2 small ones are right near the river and one very large one is set back in the trees.  We used the large platform for our REI Kingdom 8 tent. This gave us more than enough space to set up the tent garage and we even set up cornhole in front of the tent. They have a few other "organic" tent spots as well.  The smaller tent platforms were perfect to set up our camp chairs and relax by the water. There is also a patch of trees that had 2 hammocks set up. These were a perfect feature for our relaxing stay.  The hammocks and kayaks were all cleaned by River Rock prior to our arrival as was the port a potty. There is no on site running water or electric but they did leave us with a 5 gallon water jug and a 5 gallon shower bag to use in the outside shower. We brought about 20 gallons of water ourselves and had more than enough for the 3 nights. The port a potty was spotless and had plenty of hand sanitizer inside. The outdoor shower was spacious with shelves to stash your stuff and a hook for the shower bag. 

One of my favorite features other than staying right on the river was the kitchen area. There is a stone floor, covered roof, and wrap around wood countertop space complete with an outdoor sink. You can refill the water supply for the sink very easily. The lower shelf was perfect for our food bin and cooler. You really can tell the owners are campers. They added so many nice touches that we really appreciated. 

All around the site they left painted rocks which were fun, they leave you with a scavenger hunt and a map of the nearby trail system which was very helpful. Depending on when you go the whole place may smell like honeysuckle! Oh and if you wander around you will find a tire swing!  If you sit by the river long enough you may see a barn owl fly by in the evening and back again in the morning. My boys spotted the nest while kayaking. 

Staying right on the river was both fun and relaxing for us. We even booked a second trip for this July. 

The only negative I have is there is a railroad nearby. During the day you kind of don't notice it but you may hear it at night if you are a light sleeper. Just bring earplugs, all the other positives surely outweigh this one negative. 

Fun weekend

My family of 4 tent camped here for the weekend. Everyone at this campground was so friendly and nice. The staff really tried to make our stay comfortable. I noticed there was always a staff member driving around in a golf cart, checking on things. The bathrooms were very clean and maintained the whole weekend. The firewood sold at the camp store was only$5 for a large bundle and burned very well. Some campgrounds seem to sell "wet" wood that is hard to light. My only negative comment would be this is more of an RV park. If you do tent camp you should know you will be out in the open, no trees around your site and NO privacy. I will say the tent sites are huge and you can park 2 cars at each one. We made the best of it. We stayed in site 404

Favorite local spot for tent camping

We have camped here with our two boys, 20 & 17 for the past 7 years. It is a favorite for all of us. Cleanest bathrooms, friendly staff and lots of privacy between sites. We found the perfect tent site 397A. Completely secluded and right on a running stream. Bit of a hike from the bathrooms but worth it.