10 Rustic Spots In Pennsylvania That Are Extraordinary For Camping
By Beth Price-Williams|Updated on April 17, 2023(Originally published April 12, 2023)
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
Sleep under the stars or on a sandy beach while taking advantage of all nature in Pennsylvania has to offer. Summer sets the perfect stage for a rustic camping experience at one of the countless campgrounds and state parks stretched across the state. Here are 10 rustic camping spots in Pennsylvania.
Have you ever stayed at one of the 10 best camping spots in Pennsylvania? If you prefer something a little less rustic, you might want to consider glamping at Lake Raystown Resort.
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Whether you enjoy camping on hot summer days or prefer a cooler fall experience, camping in Pennsylvania is always a wonderful time. Take advantage of every sun-soaked moment you can. Camping provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy long, sunny days while catching up on some much-needed relaxation. Here are some of the best family campgrounds in Pennsylvania that will make your next family vacation epic:
Splash Magic Campground. Embrace rustic camping in Pennsylvania by pitching a tent at Splash Magic Campground; bring your RV, or rent one of the spacious cabins. Splash Magic Campground offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy, including a splash park, a swimming pool, an outdoor movie theater, bumper boats, miniature golf, and more.
Deer Run Camping Resort. Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind at Deer Run Camping Resort in Gardners, PA, where you can pitch your tent, park your RV, or rent a cabin, the latter of which is available in both primitive and deluxe. Deer Run Camping Resort features a full lineup of activities, with themes for each weekend.
Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort. Hide away in the tree-lined Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort where you can stay in an old-fashioned tent, park your RV, or rent a cabin for your stay. Activities abound at the camping resort and include themed weekends, a heated swimming pool, a children's spray pool, a spa, miniature golf, a tennis court, a basketball court, outdoor movies, and fishing.
Wolf Camping Resort. Soak up summer rays at Wolfs Camping Resort, where you can rent a cozy trailer or a comfy cabin for your stay. Spend your days in the swimming pool, and the hot tub, or throw out your fishing rod in the nine-acre lake. Only an hour from Cook Forest and Moraine State Park, Wolfs Camping Resort also offers such activities as volleyball, a splash pad, pool, horseshoes, arcade games, and golfing on the nine-hole golf course.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort. Allow time to melt away at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort, the perfect setting for families. The popular camping resort promises a plethora of amenities, including mini golf (featuring, of course, Yogi Bear and all of his friends), Yogi's water slides, numerous swimming pools and hot tubs, laser tag, a playground, a fishing pond, a go-kart track, hiking trails, an outdoor movie theater, and a dog park just for your four-legged pal.