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PhiladelphiaKaley R.
Philadelphia , PA
Joined June 2018
Sand camping!

Cape Henlopen campground always seems to be booked, so I will start by saying if you’re interested, book a site quickly because they do fill up fast! And there’s a good reason for it, this state park is so impressive - it manages to combine a beach atmosphere with an incredible nature preserve area. You feel like you’re in the woods but also at the beach. Not much shade in some sites so come prepared. The park is beautiful, many trails to bike or hike. There’s a rental shop to rent bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc as well as a snack shop open during the summer.

Nothing like New England in the fall

This is one of (if not THE) most beautiful and well maintained state parks I have ever been to. It’s on the newer side, so that does help. The camp sites are flat, spacious, wooded, and come equipped with large fire rings/grills. The park staff was so nice and helped us find a site even while showing up last minute on a weekend. It was so cool for me to camp in the area where Thoreau wrote some of his most famous works!! This place is great, I definitely would like to come back.

Away from it all

This is a great place to escape from the business of everyday life. Bordering bald eagle state forest, RB winter is in a serene wilderness. Nice campground, I have been here many times. The swimming area is a favorite during the summertime. The mountain stream-fed lake is brisk and refreshing. You can also fish in the lake for bass and trout. There is a large picnic area by the beach and pavilions for parties. Nice up to date facilities, well-maintained hiking trails and you are sure to see wildlife (Black Bear, wild turkey, white tailed deer, birds, etc).

Remote place to unwind for the weekend

because of the cold we chose to stay in one of the cabins. Perfect option if you still want the rustic camping experience but prefer to not freeze to death. There are bunk beds and a small table with chairs and the cabin is also equipped with electrical outlets, a patio with picnic table, and a fire ring. Got to see a bald eagle by the lake and hike beside a waterfall. I want to come back and check it out in the summer, but even in the winter this was a great choice.

Relaxation all around

ohiopyle has so much to offer. The state park is very big and has fantastic facilities. We camped at some of the hike-in sites which were really level and nicely wooded, while still being within an easy walk to the bathrooms/showers. You have to check out the rail trail for biking, walking, or running and highly recommend the white water rafting trip if you can do it. Some good rock climbing in this area too.

Best of PA in the endless mountains

Worlds end is the best. Really nice campground, good bathroom facilities with hot water showers. Some of the sites in the first loop are pretty close to the road so avoid those if possible. So much to do here in the summer: swimming, fishing, hiking. Amazing sunsets and Mountain View’s. You have to go!

An incredible wilderness campground

The beauty of this place is surreal. They do a great job here of spacing the campsites out so that you really feel like you’re in the woods and not on top of everyone else camping there. Rangers sell firewood and maintain a small camp store. Be sure to check out the visitors center and check out the amazing trails! This is a great place to explore, I will definitely be back.

Love the park, campsites could be improved

The campground is okay, there are a fair amount of awkwardly-placed sites that sit on a hill and are difficult to place a tent, equipment or gear. Our site was essentially a grassy plain, no tree cover which was a bit disappointing. So we ended up putting our tent basically on the neighboring site (which was vacant) in order to string a tarp up to block the rain. Regardless we really enjoyed our stay and the park itself. The trail around the lake was incredible for biking - highly recommend! Everything in this park and campground are extremely well marked and maintained. Nice lake where you can fish, canoe/kayak, etc. didn’t get a chance to swim because of all the rain but there is a beach as well. Will be back, regardless of the grassy plain campsite, maybe will pick a more wooded spot.

Family camping at its best

I grew up going to this campground so I might be a little biased…but it’s one of the best eastern PA has to offer. Extremely well maintained sites and facilities. There is a pet friendly loop of sites. Miles and miles of hiking trails, nearby the historic hopewell furnace for the history lover, a public pool if you like to swim, and 2 lakes for fishing, camping, kayaking, paddleboarding, you name it. The park office is nice as well. My only complaint about the campground is that the sites tend to be very close together, so choose your spot wisely.

Basic amenities and activities for the average camper

Large campground with electric RV/camper sites as well as non-electric tent sites. Several bathroom and shower facilities. Lake-side sites are available and each site comes equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, and parking spot. Friendly staff, decently maintained. There were several planks missing from our picnic table and the parking spot was a mud hole. Some pet friendly sites are available as well. A snapping turtle stopped by for a visit at our campsite and ended up laying eggs! Quite a sight to see, there is plenty of wildlife around to enjoy during your stay.