Camping in Pennsylvania: Exploring the Keystone State

From farmland and forests to mountains and waterfalls, camping in Pennsylvania offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, rich history, and beautiful sights.

This state is home to 121 state parks that encompass more than 200,000 acres that offer excellent biking, hiking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Whether you’re looking for a quiet peaceful getaway or a crazy adventure, you will find it in Pennsylvania.

Here are four amazing campgrounds that are located near some of Pennsylvania’s most popular destinations.

Mount Pocono Campground: Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania

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If you love staying busy at your campground, you will love all of the exciting activities offered by Mount Pocono Campground. Swimming pools, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball, and croquet are just a few of the fun things you have to look forward to.

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The beautiful 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is only 30 minutes from Mount Pocono. Here, you can take in the majestic views from the Appalachian Trail, discover countless waterfalls, unwind during a relaxing paddle on the river, or bike more than 30 miles of trail.

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Mount Pocono Campground features full hook-up RV sites and tenting/pop-up sites. Visit Mount Pocono’s Camp Native profile to learn more!

Shady Rest Campground: Millville, Pennsylvania

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This family-friendly campground sits on 50 beautiful acres. Shady Rest features two fishing ponds, a peaceful stream, Bingo, movie nights, frisbee golf, scavenger hunts, and if you’re feeling competitive, gather up the kids and get ready for the family olympics!

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Do you live for wild, cascading waterfalls? Ricketts Glen State Park is less than 30 minutes from Shady Rest. Hike the popular Falls Trail, explore the glens, and discover 22 stunning waterfalls nestled in the hillside. You can also spend a day on the beach, trek through old growth forest, climb Red Rock Mountain, or hit the trails on your snowmobile.

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Shady Rest features over 100 RV and tent sites. Interested in learning more? Check out Shady Rest Campground’s Camp Native profile!

Silver Valley Campsites: Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

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Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Silver Valley features an indoor and outdoor pool, three stocked fishing ponds, a game room, a new playground, and two large recreation halls for receptions, square dancing, and parties.

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Because Silver Valley is open all year round (and they offer winter water sites), this is the perfect place to set up camp while you enjoy a week of skiing or snowboarding. Less than 40 minutes from the campground you will find Camelback Mountain, Blue Mountain Resort, Alpine Mountain, and Shawnee Mountain.

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Silver Valley welcomes rigs of all sizes and offers full hookup RV sites, cabin rentals, tent sites, and park model rentals. Visit Silver Valley Campsites Camp Native profile and start planning your winter getaway!

Lazy Acres Campground: Derry, Pennsylvania

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Get ready to be entertained at Lazy Acres Campground! Enjoy year round festivities including bingo, Christmas in July, Halloween party, New Years Eve party, live music, DJs, and more!

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If you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors regardless of the season, Keystone State Park is less than 5 minutes from Lazy Acres. This 1,200-acre park is a fantastic place to go boating, swimming, picnicking, wildlife-watching, biking, and hiking as well cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating in the winter.

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Lazy Acres features full hook up RV sites, cabin rentals, RV rentals, and tent sites. Explore Lazy Acres Campground’s Camp Native profile to learn more!

 

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.