RV Campgrounds Near Scranton, Pennsylvania

RV Campgrounds Near Scranton, Pennsylvania
Scranton is an old coal mining industrial city in northeastern Pennsylvania, but there are still outdoor recreational adventures to pursue. The Endless Mountain area of the Poconos is nearby, with hills covered with thick forests along with lakes and streams. Trails cut through the hills and are used for hiking and bicycling in summer and for snowmobiling and skiing in winter. Campsites also dot the landscape around the parks and lakes in the area.

Clayton Park Recreational Area

Clayton Park is a 70-acre patch of woods on Lake Henry near Maplewood. The park land, once a small farm, has been in the same family since the early 20th century. Clayton Park is one of 10 campgrounds in Wayne County and is set on one of the many lakes in the immediate area; campers can rent rowboats.

This campground has 100 sites, nearly all of them pull-throughs. All of the sites have full hookups and 50-amp electric service. Daily, weekly and seasonal sites are available. Model park cabins and RVs are offered for lodging, and there is a tent camping area. Wi-Fi Internet service is provided. The park has a bathhouse, showers, a laundry, as well as a store for camping and RV supplies, food items and propane.

Clayton Park Recreational Area

26 Eagle Eye Drive

Lake Ariel, PA 18436




Highland Campground

Highland campground is tucked away on 35 thickly wooded acres in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. The campsites have trees all around them, giving campers privacy and their own space, especially on the large sites.

This campground has 100 sites with full and partial hookups, including 20- and 30-amp electrical service, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Highland Campground has a bathhouse with hot showers, a laundromat, a pavilion, and two dump stations. Free Wi-Fi is available. The campground has a recreation room with games, basketball, badminton, horseshoes, volleyball, a playground, and an in-ground swimming pool.

Canoeing and kayaking are available on local rivers and on local lakes like Lake Winona, which is also stocked regularly by the state game and fish commission. Horseback riding stables are nearby, as well as a paintball course.

Highland Campground

RR 2 Box 278

Dalton, PA 18414



Ponderosa Pines Campground

Ponderosa Pines has large sites with plenty of tall pine trees, as well as other kinds of trees, in a heavily wooded area southeast of Scranton. The campground sits on a 10-acre catch-and-release lake.

Ponderosa Pines has 107 campsites; 11 with full hookups, 86 with electric and water only, and 10 with no hookups, which can also be used for tent camping; another area is also set aside for primitive tent camping. There is a bathhouse with hot showers and a fully equipped camping store.

Paddle boats, rowboats and canoes are available for rent. The park has walking trails around the lake and through the woods, a sun deck, ball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts and a playground. A pool and an 18-hole mini-golf course are on-site, and for the more adventurous, the campground has a paintball course and a nine-hole disk golf course.

Ponderosa Pines Campground

31 Ponderosa Drive

Honesdale, PA 18431




Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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