Travis S.


butler, PA

Joined July 2017

Avid cyclist, part time camper, full time enthusiast, lover of the outdoors

Quiet and calm

The campground sits back in from the main road almost 2 miles. Sites vary from wooded lots to open field sites. The tent loop doesn’t have but a few site that are semi- flat so don’t be one that requires level sleeping surfaces. 

Clear creek mountain stream waters are frigid year round and makes cooling off in the summer heat an excellent activity. Lots of trails to Hike and a few in the State Forest which surrounds the park that allow mountain bikes.

Big adventure with Elk & Timber rattlers

Small campground just inside of the PA Wilds. Quiet low tea office campground. Sites are all paved and many overlapping with fire rings right on the line between sites. Research your site before reserving. Clean and modern shower house. Swimming and fishing a short walk from the grounds. Scenic Elk drive just north with high probability of spotting the majestic animal. During the eight months the timber rattler is a common site along the roads and in the trails. Keep your eyes open and respect them. Quehanna wilds with lots of history and hiking boarders the park.


Campsite layouts are non traditional with large driveways and often times the tables and fire rings are below the driveway.  With this layout you get more privacy with very few sites having and overlapping with other sites. Pitching a tent was easy on the driveway and fairly level. Some sites had large high sided fire rings which take away from the fireside relaxation of a shorter camp chair. 

Bathrooms and shower house was below the standards of many of PA State Parks which we regard as the benchmark for campgrounds at reasonable prices. 

Boating and biking all accessible from the grounds. No need to drive to the trails at Jakes Rocks.

Big woods feel

Long drive (almost a mile) into the campground from the main road. You follow the creek into the campground where it also meets the Clarion River. Lot of crayfish to catch in frigid cold Clear Creek and great tubing in the Clarion River. Cabins, RV and tent sites available. I’ll be honest, the tent only loop l, sites 43 and higher are not that great. Nothing flat and very difficult to find a good spot on them for a tent. But they are also the most private sites. Clear Creek State Forest is just next door and offers lots of hiking and biking trails. Farmers Inn is just outside of the campground with great food and Cooks Forest is a short drive away with go carts tubing and canoeing and kayaking.

All in one!

Great little campground nestled in Penns woods! Camp store for the forgetful, beach, kayaking rentals, hiking trails and between 12 & 15 miles of mountain biking trails all right from the campground. Sites are spacious with enough privacy. Two modern bathhouses trimmed out in tile.

small paradise

it’s small, with shaded sites around the perimeter and two walk in sites just left of the entrance. two tent only sites that are not very flat (choose another site if possible) the campground usually has empty sites and the center sites are a little exposed to the sun.

beautiful small park

There isnt any camping within the park but a few places nearby. “the mill” is a great place to hike along the slippery rock gorge & watch whitewater rafters & boaters playing in the water. There are a few trails around the park and Devils Hollow is a short hike back to a womderful littlenwater fall. The park is well known for the mill and the covered bridge below it. in addition there are plenty of boulders for repelling and climbing above the covered bridge

More resort than campground but it may be your thing

I prefer the campground just up the road but I have stayed here at the resort in cabin.

Nice waterfront at the lower edge of the resort. The cabins were set up above and kind of overlooked down to Raystown lake. You can hear the power boats zipping up and down the lake but it wasn’t annoying.

many roads to explore and a great little restaurant inside the resort if you need tI eat. We had breakfast there and it acceptable.

First to Review
Great forests roads to explore

My relative was the park manager at this park for a period of time. I often would visit and stay at the managers housing inside the park.

Nice little stream and wonderful forest roads that you can explore by bikes. Also some nice hiking trails around the park.

First to Review
Away from it all

the Park Manager held a 12 hour mountain bike race from the park. The first year we camped in tents and the second year of the race we had the one and only cabin in the park. It was beautiful.

Our first night we had a couple hundred pound bear climb the tree outside of the cabin. Park personnel came around and monitored the bear until it came down and left. It was spectacular!!!

If you like small quiet get always with the thrill of seeing wildlife then this is the place for you!

Location location location!

Located right inside Pisgah National forest this campground is perfectly set for all adventures. If you’re looking to see the sights of the forest and take a drive the scenic parkway then youve come to the right campground

on the other hand if you’re thinking of riding the mtb trails you’re in luck. They start literally across the davidson river from the campground. Bike shops, coffe and supermarkets all within

Up and away from the lake.

Ridge camp is the furthest away from the marina and the public swimming area. However it's the closest to the Allegrippis Trail system and from the entrance of the camp loop there is a trail head!

Big spacious sites that make pitching a tent easy with water available just a few sites away no matter where you stay. Nice fire rings and plenty of firewood for sale along route 26 or seven points road. The 40 some sites in the Ridge camp are a mix of shaded and open sites Large trailers can fit most sites

this upper loop is also the quietest of the loops and although there were still plenty of boaters in the camp there were just as many bikers. Raystown is a huge boating destination. During daylight hours you can still hear the boats on the lake.

Dogs are allowed

The bathhouse (one in the loop) was clean with 3 showers. A playground near the sites at the entrance also.

A good choice for a weekend in the water or on the trails. This loop is our favorite of the choices at Raystown.

Small quiet scenic park with fascinating history

Beautiful campgrounds with spacious camp sites. Well maintained bathroom and firewood plus ice available at the entrance (this is a great plus for those car/tent camping.

extremely close to the rothrock forest mountain biking trails. Less than a mile to trails that take you to the IMBA epic coopers gap loop.

Campgrounds and surround park area were well maintained with a few picnic shelters, a beach and sand volleyball courts. Camp was full and all day use areas were occupied during our stay.

Modern day simple camping

With a few loops to choose from you can decide to stay down closer to the lake or just up the hill closer to the Allegrippis Trails. IMBA standard built trails that are open year round and in any weather.

Large public swimming are at the lake below along with fishing and boating on the huge lake.

The mtb trails begin just above the upper camp loops and provide a full day of fast flowing singletrack.

Shower & bathhouses have always been clean and well stocked.

Water availble in the campground loop and actually tasted good enough to use for hydration needs during our rides.

Firewood was availble just a few minutes before entering the campground and was cheap

Hidden winter gem

We have stayed at the park for Christmas Eve the past two years. Had the Adirondack shelters to ourselves each year.

firewood is available but you have to donate some cash, split it and haul it to your shelter. It's always been seasoned well and provided plenty of heat for the shelter during our winter stays.

Very quiet and no light pollution for a town or city, Providing great moonlit nights.

Fees are minimal

rail trail to walk or ride just a few miles over the hill and the cross country skiing trails come directly past the shelter.

First to Review
Beautiful mountain campground

small quiet campground with room for tents and travel trailers at most sites. Two walk in sites that are less than 100 yards off the access road. These two site however are along the main road into the campground so you get a lot of vehicle traffic noise.

Bike trails come directly through the park making it simple to go for a ride but the trails are not for the weak. Lots of climbing or descending and fairly rocky. The trails also lead to the peak (second highest in PA) and join up with trails on the resorts property.

showers and bathrooms and a pool at the bottom of the mountain (5 min drive)

ski resort at the peak with a bar and golf course.

Red Mo

Nice campground, wooded sites and most were okay for tent camping however some required your tent to be set up a small distance from the fire ring. Clean showerhouses and bathrooms. Big Lake and a few miles of hiking and biking trails right from the campground.

The Iron Ore mines from the past have left the creek water stained red which is why its called the Red Mo with the locals.