Whatever your preferred camping style, Pennsylvania has the perfect spot to reconnect with the outdoors and leave your cares behind. Enjoy golf courses, swimming pools, and amusement parks, then spend the night sleeping under the stars or in an upscale cabin — or even in a double decker bus!
1. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Camp-Resort
Pennsylvania’s summer heat can pack a punch, and there’s no better place to camp and cool off than Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Camp-Resort. Watch movies in the ampitheater, take on your friends at outdoor lazer tag, bond in the escape room, and most importantly slip, slide, and splash at the pool and water zone.
2. Kalyumet Camping & Cabins
Pitch a tent, pull in your RV, or rent the luxury cabin at Kalyumet Camping & Cabins. Just minutes from Cook Forest State Park’s “forest cathedral” of ancient trees, Kalyumet offers a perfect blend of serene woodlands and fun-filled adventure with a virtual reality escape room, mini golf, and heated swimming pool.
3. Treasure Lake Koa
Golfers get ready to dust off your clubs and enjoy two award-winning, 18-hole courses with a stay at the DuBois/Treasure Lake KOA. The 6,283-yard Gold Course was rated one of the best and most affordable courses in Pennsylvania by Golfer’s Digest. Not into golf? No worries — kick back and relax along the shores of Treasure Lake’s three beaches.
4. Wolf’s Camping Resort
Book your stay at Wolf’s Camping Resort to enjoy a great night’s sleep in one of the luxury cabins before you take your best swing at the resort’s nine-hole golf course. The fun doesn’t stop there — the resort also has a swimming pool with hot tub, horseshoe pits, mini golf, arcade, and a nine-acre fishing lake.
5. Lake Raystown Resort
Stay in a luxury cabin, cottage, villa, bungalow, or even try glamping in a yurt at Lake Raystown Resort. Water fun awaits at the WildRiver Waterpark with its two 380-foot waterslides, innertube ride, Atomic Blaster, and children’s splash and play pool. More water fun can be had swimming, boating, or paddle boarding on Raystown Lake.
6. Knoebels Park Campground
The fun doesn’t have to end after a long day of thrilling rides at Knoebels Amusement Park! Turn a simple day at the amusement park into a fun-filled family vacation with a stay at Knoebels Park Campground. From cottages and cabins to rustic campsites and camper parking, you’re just steps away from the park.
7. Sun Outdoors Lancaster County
Ever want to stay in a double decker bus or a pirate ship? How about a train caboose, covered wagon, or tipi? At Sun Outdoors Lancaster County, stay in any of these unique accommodations and enjoy the resort’s swimming pool with kiddie area, two playgrounds, and a boat dock complete with chairs and fishing pole holders.
8. Otter Lake Camp Resort
Otter Lake Camp Resort offers a getaway guaranteed to be both action-packed and relaxing. Kayak, pedal boat, fish, or splash around in one of the resort’s many swimming locations, including the lake shore’s sandy beach. Keep up on your fitness routine by hitting the hiking trails or challenge your friends on the tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts.
9. Splash Magic Campground
Splash Magic Campground is part campground, part waterpark. Featuring two slides, foam pit, hot tub, heated swimming pool, and water play area, the Splash Park is the place to be! Don’t miss Splash Magic’s jumping pillow, the lake for a little fishing, bumper boats, paddle boats, playgrounds, and there’s even an outdoor movie theater.
10. Sara’s Campground
Located along the shores of Lake Erie, Sara’s Campground offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Pitch your tent or park your RV on the sands of the beach right along the lake! Best yet – you’re not far from many fun-filled attractions including Presque Isle State Park, the Erie Zoo, the Erie Children’s Museum, and Waldameer Park & WaterWorld!
11. Adventure Bound Camping Resort Eagles Peak
Ahoy, Mateys! Slip and (water) slide the day away, then take a dip in the pool — complete with a swim-up soda bar — at Adventure Bound Camping Resort Eagles Peak and its Pirate’s Cove Water Park. Afterwards, enjoy all the amenities at your deluxe cabin, then spend the evening relaxing around your own fire ring as you create the perfect s’mores!
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