Summer may be on its way to becoming little more than a fond memory. But, that doesn’t mean those beautiful days spent outdoors have to end. Plan your autumn getaway at one of these eight rustic camping spots around Pittsburgh.
1. Campers Paradise Campground – Sigel
Pitch a tent for the night, for the weekend, or for even longer at Campers Paradise Campground. Prefer a little less rustic experience? Bring your RV or rent one of the luxurious cabins. Campers Paradise Campground is open all year.
2. Kentuck Campground – Dunbar
Enjoy a camping getaway at Kentuck Campground in Ohiopyle State Park. Choose from one of 200 campsites in the sprawling park. Pitch a tent for a night under the stars through mid-December. Many of the campsites feature a fire ring and a picnic table. Advanced reservations are recommended.
3. Lake Arthur Family Campground – Slippery Rock
Snag a spot under the trees or in a wide open field at Lake Arthur Family Campground. Spend your day hiking, biking, fishing, or lounging by the lake. The campground features primitive camping sites as well as parking spots for RVs.
4. Raccoon Creek Campground – Beaver County
Pack your tent or gas up the RV and head to Raccoon Creek State Park for an old-fashioned camping experience. The camping sites are open through mid-October unless you're up for really roughing it with a stay at one of the primitive campsites. Open all year long, the primitive campsites feature "water and pit latrines."
5. Washington/Pittsburgh SW KOA – Washington
Only 30 miles from Pittsburgh sits the Washington/Pittsburgh SW KOA, welcoming campers to pitch a tent, park their RVs, or stay in one of the rental cabins for a rustic autumn getaway. The wooded campground features such amenities as firewood, WiFi access, and propane.
6. Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping – New Castle
Kick back and relax with the whole family when you camp at Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping in New Castle. The family-friendly campground allows campers to stay in their RVs or to rent a luxury cabin. Cabins are available for rent through mid-October.
7. Mountain Top Campground – Tarentum
Park your RV or build your tent at Mountain Top Campground in Tarentum. The year-round campground offers limited tent space, so book your space early if you plan to pitch a tent. Enjoy sprawling views of the countryside while taking advantage of such amenities as the laundry and shower facilities.
8. Keystone State Park – Derry
Escape city life at Keystone State Park. Rent a tent or park your RV from April until the end of December or rent a cabin at any time of the year. Autumn provides a spectacular backdrop for hiking, fishing, and biking. If you visit in the winter, take your skis and sleds. Cross-country skiing and sled riding are both popular winter activities at Keystone State Park.
Plan the perfect weekend getaway at one of these rustic camping spots around Pittsburgh. Autumn is also the perfect time for hitting the road for a lazy Sunday drive. Click here to discover the
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