Best Campgrounds in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Ricketts Glen State Park Campground


Ricketts Glen is one of the most heavily visited parks in the northern tier of Pennsylvania—and for a number of good reasons. Located on the edge of the northern escarpment, the park’s beauty is a…
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#2. Raystown Lake: Susquehannock Campground


Raystown Lake is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge topography of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow. Raystown Lake is…
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Hesston, PA - Campgrounds
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#3. Hickory Run State Park Campground


Hickory Run is a great place for hiking, fishing, and hunting, as well as other activities. Myriad trails throughout the park range in difficulty from flat and easy to steep, rugged, and difficult.…
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White Haven, PA - Campgrounds
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#4. Ohiopyle State Park: Kentuck Campground


Even on a crowded summer weekend, you’ll find some peace and quiet at any of the walk-in tent-camping sites. The river in the park is a mecca for whitewater enthusiasts, especially the Class III and…
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Ohiopyle, PA - Campgrounds
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#5. Hibernia County Park Campground


You can’t say one bad thing about the campground at Hibernia County Park. It is truly a five-star campground. The campground at Hibernia County Park is an absolute gem of a place to spend a night or…
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Coatesville, PA - Campgrounds
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#6. French Creek State Park Campground


For a campground so close to the city and suburbs, French Creek is surprisingly clean, well maintained, and thoughtfully designed with the tent camper’s interests in mind. Named the 2013 Pennsylva…
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Elverson, PA - Campgrounds
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#7. Keystone State Park Campground


Keystone State Park is one of the few places for public camping in this section of central Pennsylvania, and that contributes to its being a real gem. The park’s facilities are very amenable to camper…
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New Alexandria, PA - Campgrounds
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#8. Lackawanna State Park Campground


Even though it is close to a metropolitan area in the north, Lackawanna provides great camping and loads of other recreation. Although it is located only 10 miles from the busy Scranton-Wilkes-Bar…
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Scranton, PA - Campgrounds
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#9. Bald Eagle State Park: Rustic Campground


Located just north of Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, Bald Eagle State Park is a very popular destination for campers. The main attraction of the park is its 1,700-acre Foster Joseph Sayers Res…
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Howard, PA - Campgrounds
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#10. Breakneck Campground


The owners of this campground are really interested in providing their visitors with an excellent camping experience. Located just outside of McConnells Mill State Park in western Pennsylvania, Break…
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Portersville, PA - Campgrounds
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#11. Tobyhanna State Park Campground


Tobyhanna State Park has a large, beautiful lake that is known regionally for its excellent fishing. Although none of the 140 sites in the campground at Tobyhanna State Park are designated for tent ca…
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Tobyhanna, PA - Campgrounds
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#12. Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run


The Tub Run Campground offers a walk-in tent-camping area, modern facilities, and easy access to Youghiogheny River Lake and nearby Ohiopyle State Park. Tub Run Campground is situated along pretty lit…
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Confluence, PA - Campgrounds
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#13. Lancaster County Central Park: Mill Creek Campground


A small, suburban park campground situated along the banks of a creek, Mill Creek would be an ideal place to bring children for their first camping experience. Not to be confused with the Central Pa…
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Lancaster, PA - Campgrounds
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#14. Raccoon Creek State Park Campground


Raccoon Creek provides visitors with an extensive array of recreational opportunities that include swimming, fishing, and boating (only electric or nonpowered boats) on its small, 101-acre lake. Th…
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Hookstown, PA - Campgrounds, Horseback Riding
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#15. Penn-Roosevelt State Park Campground


Aside from a peaceful, private campground, the real attraction to camping at Penn-Roosevelt State Park is the access it provides to wonderful backcountry that is a bit off the beaten path.Penn-Roosev…
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Huntingdon, PA - Campgrounds
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#16. Reeds Gap State Park Campground


Situated in a hollow with tall hemlock trees providing shade and a moss-banked brook running along its edge, the campground at Reeds Gap State Park looks as if it came straight out of a fairy tale. It…
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Milroy, PA - Campgrounds
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#17. Dewdrop Recreation Area Campground


Dewdrop offers some wonderful views of Kinzua Bay and is centrally located in a part of the national forest with many recreation opportunities. Located on Forest Road 262, which is part of the…
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Allegheny National Forest, PA - Campgrounds
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#18. Forbes State Forest: Motorized Campsites


There is no shortage of things to do within and around Forbes State Forest. The forest has six motorized campsites, four of which provide excellent opportunities for tent camping near other recrea…
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Laughlintown, PA - Campgrounds
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#19. Promised Land State Park: Pines Campground


If you’re looking for easy access to the amenities and activities in the north end of the park, this is the campground of choice. The Pines campground is the first campground you reach as you ente…
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Greentown, PA - Campgrounds
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#20. Hearts Content Recreation Area Campground


The name of the campground area says it all. You can get wonderful scenery; peace and quiet; backcountry hiking, biking, or skiing; and wildlife viewing to your heart’s content. The recreation facilit…
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Warren, PA - Campgrounds
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