July is the perfect time to get outside and explore Pennsylvania’s greater than great outdoors! Rev up the RV and hit the road to one of PA’s storied RV campgrounds that offer everything you need for the perfect RV stay. You’ll have the best of both worlds – breathtaking river views and pristine woodlands while still enjoying all the comforts of home!
1. Lake-In-Wood Camping Resort
Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and on the shores of a beautiful lake, Lake-In-Wood Camping Resort offers picturesque views along with a fun-filled camping experience. The resort’s swimming pool complex, complete with full-size and kiddie pools and relaxing spa waters, magnificent entertainment hall with its beautifully restored pipe organ, loads of lake activities including fishing and row and paddle boating, mini-golf course, and weekend trolley and hay wagon rides are just a small part of the resort’s fun activities and amenities. The resort offers hundreds of wooded and open RV sites, most with full hookups and 20/30/50 AMP electric, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi services.
2. Kane RV Sites
You’re never far from nature’s wonders and civilization at Kane RV Sites! Located on the outskirts of Kane, a Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Community, the RV park has the Allegheny National Forest and its 517,000 acres of outdoor fun almost in its backyard. Spend the day hiking, biking, and wildlife watching in the forest or boating and fishing in the Allegheny Reservoir, then spend the evening exploring Kane’s many shops and restaurants. The eight RV sites have water, sewage, and electric services and are just a short walk from the town’s shops and restaurants.
3. Buttonwood Campground
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, rolling farmlands, fresh country air, and the scenic Juniata River, Buttonwood Campground offers everything you need to make your camping vacation and escape to the great outdoors complete. Grab your golf clubs, go tubing, canoeing or kayaking, play laser tag or mini-golf, and try to best family members in the Gaga Pit or Water Wars. There is even an on-site winery to visit! Their RV sites include spacious pull-throughs, 30 and 50-amp electric, water, sewer, and cable TV services, and of course exquisite views of nature’s wonders.
4. River's Edge RV Park & Campground
Nestled by the scenic shores of the Juniata River, River’s Edge RV Park & Campground offers the perfect waterfront escape! During the day enjoy wading, fishing, kayaking, and tubing in the river, then relax on their waterfront deck each evening to watch breathtaking sunsets over the water. The campground is located right next to the Midway Drive-In Theatre so there’s no shortage of nostalgic, nighttime fun. Their 64 RV sites include full hookups: water, sewage, and 30 and 50-amp electric service. As a relatively new addition to PA’s roster of campgrounds, they’re adding amenities and activities as they grow.
5. Kinzua East KOA Campground
The Kinzua East KOA Campground is a nature lover’s paradise! Encircled by dense forests and woodland trails, you just might see deer and other wildlife stroll by as you relax by the pool or campfire. Campground amenities include a pool, Wi-Fi, and snack bar. Located near the Allegheny National Forest and its 517,000 acres of outdoor fun almost in its backyard, spend the day hiking, biking, and wildlife watching in the forest or boating and fishing for record-breaking pike and walleye in the Allegheny Reservoir. Their RV sites offer 50-amp service.
6. High Pines RV Park
Create special family camping memories at the fun-filled High Pines RV Park. The campground features barrel train rides, wagon rides, a game room, and basketball and volleyball courts. Allegheny National Forest is nearby with its 517,000 acres of outdoor fun. Spend the day hiking, biking, and wildlife watching in the forest or boating and fishing for record-breaking pike and walleye in the Allegheny Reservoir. High Pines’ RV sites feature “Big Rig Friendly” pull-through lots with 30-amp and 50-amp electric, sewer, and water services.
7. Oil Creek Family Campground
With the word “family” in its name, you can be assured loads of family fun times await at Oil Creek Family Campground. For starters, there’s the heated pool with plenty of lounge chairs for a relaxing time. Add to that a 27-hole Frisbee golf course, Gaga ball pit, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and even a maze and a catch-and-release fishing pond for your family’s enjoyment and bonding. They have several pull-through RV sites, many of which can accommodate large campers and feature 20-, 30-, and 50-amp electric service, water service, and number include sewer service.
8. Campers Paradise Campground & Cabins
If your idea of “paradise” includes beautiful, peaceful woods mixed with a bit of fun events and activities, Campers Paradise Campground & Cabins is where you just might want to book your next RV trip! Located near Cook Forest, this family campground has it all: swimming pool, delicious ice cream, and different event and activities all summer long. The Clarion River is just a mile away for tubing and canoeing adventures. No worries if the weather is less than ideal for a hike in the woods - browsing the wonders in their huge gift shop will keep you entertained for hours! They offer both full- and limited-service RV sites set within beautiful wooded spots.
9. Infield RV Park at Pocono Raceway
If you love NASCAR, you will love parking your RV on Pocono Raceway’s historic infield – right where the stars of NASCAR stay during event weekends! While you cannot book a spot during race events, simply close your eyes and you can picture the sights and sounds of your favorite racecar zooming by as you relax on the track’s infield under the night sky. There are two playgrounds on site, including one that is inclusive, and you’re welcome to enjoy the pool, guest lounge, and other amenities at the nearly Long Pond Campground. The infield lots include both full and limited service sites.
10. Shady Oaks Family Campground
Nestled in the back woods of southcentral PA, Shady Oaks Family Campground is the ideal place for the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by Amish heritage and the peaceful countryside, enjoy swimming in the pool, sand volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, or simply hiking at this beautiful and serene spot. The campground’s RV sites include several with full hook-ups and 30-amp and 50-amp electric service.
11. Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages
Pull your RV into one of the full-service campsites at Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages. With two pools with fun slides, restaurant, arcade, kiddie rides, ice cream shop, mini golf, fitness center, volleyball court, horseshoes, tetherball, basketball, and disc golf, there’s always plenty to do! For a bit more outdoor adventure, the 3,500-acre Swatara State Park is located right next door where you can hike, bike, fish, kayak, wildlife watch, and even hunt for fossils! All the RV sites are full hook up with 50-amp service and include 43 wide, pull through sites more than 70 feet long.
12. Hershey RV & Camping Resort
Located on 200 acres of scenic farmland, Hershey RV & Camping Resort is just six miles east of Hershey’s major attractions, including Hershey’s Chocolate World , Hershey Gardens, ZooAmerica, and, of course, Hersheypark! The resort itself offers numerous fun amenities including a swimming pool, whirlpool, spa, and hot tub; tennis, pickleball, volleyball, shuffleboard, and basketball courts; billiards and game room; mini-golf, among other resort activities. Their spacious RV sites offer stone/grass surfaces with water and 30-amp electric services for RVs up to 40 feet, with 50-amp and sewer service sites based upon availability at check in.
13. WaterSide Campground & RV Park
Nestled between the Juniata River and historic Pennsylvania Canal, you’re never far from beautiful waterfront views at the WaterSide Campground & RV Park. Enjoy fishing, basketball, horseshoes, video games, a ride on the campground’s canal boat or a wagon ride, pedal karts, a dip in their heated swimming pool, and all the traditional campground activities and amenities. Hook up to 30-amp electric service at one of their Riverside sites or 50-amp service at a Park site, with every site offering cable TV service, sewer hook-up, and fire pits. Forgot to pack something? No worries! Their camp store has you covered!
14. Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping
Now in its 51st year, Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping has been delighting generations of campers for over half a century. In addition to their heated pool, the campground has a three-hole disc golf course, Gaga ball pit, volleyball, basketball, and bocce ball courts, two playgrounds, fishing in their stocked pond and the nearby stream, and an award-winning recreation program. Their level, pull-through RV sites include water, sewer, and electric services (up to 50 amp), gravel pads, picnic tables and fire rings.
15. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest
Named the National “Park of the Year” in 2020 – the fifth time in recent years, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest offers the perfect family vacation. Enjoy their laser tag battlefield, Gaga ball court, remote control car tracks, swimming pool, basketball court, 18-hole mini-golf course, daily visits from Yogi Bear and friends, as well as all the traditional, fun-filled resort park activities! Their RV sites offer 30-amp and 50-amp electric service and range from basic sites with water service to standard, deluxe, and premium sites, all offering water and sewer services as well as other amenities depending on the level.
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