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There’s nothing like spending time out on the water with a fishing pole and family. Fishing is a quintessential outdoor activity, so it makes sense that there are so many RV parks and campgrounds for fishing. Whether the best fishing opportunities are within the campground, or on a nearby lake or stream, we gathered a list of the best RV campgrounds for fishing in the state of Pennsylvania.

Our Favorite RV Campgrounds with Fishing

Lake Moc-A-Tek Campground

Lake Ariel

Lake Moc-A-Tek Campground is a local family-owned campground. It’s been run by the same family for three generations, since it was founded by the Pappas family in 1961. This campground has tons of RV sites with full hookups, as well as tent and cabin camping opportunities. It’s located on none other than Lake Moc-A-Tek, a beautiful 30 -acre lake. Aside from the views that can’t be beat, there’s tons of space for fishing. While the fishing opportunities are great, this campground also has a swimming pool, camp store, lakeside lounge, game room, pavilion and more.

Red Ridge Lake Campgrounds

Zion Grove

This mountaintop campground is located near Tomhicken Creek, and features a large lake on site for lively fishing opportunities. With tributary streams running from the creek to the lake, most sites are located directly on the streams! Each site at Red Ridge Lake Campgrounds has a water hookup, as well as 30 to 50 amp electric. The campground includes a heated pool, though the babbling streams and towering trees are the real attraction at this campground.

Man fishing from the shore of a lake, similar to the fishing opportunities in our list of campgrounds for fishing.

Chestnut Lake Campground


Next on our list of RV campgrounds for fishing is Chestnut Lake Campground. This year-round campground in the Poconos is a family-focused vacation spot tucked away in northern Pennsylvania. Some of the campground amenities include showers, a laundry room, an RV dump station, a propane refill station and campground store. As far as fishing goes, we recommend heading down to Chestnut Lake itself! The lake is teeming with local fish species. There are also boat rentals available at the campground so you can head out onto the waters of Chestnut Lake, plus swimmers are always welcome.

Locust Lake State Park Campground


Locust Lake is a state-owned campground on the side of Locust Mountain. The 1,227-acre park is conveniently next to the 52-acre Locust Lake. Locust Lake has great fishing opportunities, both from the shore and on the water. Just slide your boats off the boat launch and head out to the deep waters to catch local bass, walleye, bluegill and more. Locust Lake State Park Campground features ADA-accessible campsites and restrooms. It also features a small campground store, a park and a dump station.

Loyalhanna Lake – Bush Campground

New Alexandria

The Bush Recreation Area campground is nestled alongside Pennsylvania’s Loyalhanna Lake. The lakeside campground offers scenic waterfront views, as well as fishing, boating, hunting and bird watching opportunities. They have full hookup RV sites and primitive tent camping sites to choose from. There’s also a shower and dump station available for campers. Campers can hike the foothills of the Laurel Highlands, where the headwaters of Loyalhanna Creek flows from. The lake’s fishing opportunities are proven in the multiple bass fishing tournaments hosted on the water each year. The still and moving waters in the Bush Recreation Area are stocked with fish multiple times a year. You’ll be sure to find bass, catfish and more waiting to bite!

Pine Cradle Lake Family Campground


If primitive campgrounds aren’t your thing, you need to check out Pine Cradle Lake Family Campground! This family-friendly campground features a heated pool and large splash pad for fun in the sun all summer long. The campground fully surrounds Pine Cradle Lake. This lake is stocked with plenty of native fish: large and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, catfish and sunfish. There’s no fishing license required on this catch-and-release lake. Bait and tackle are sold at the campground store, and boat rentals from the park are available.

Blue Mountain Fishing Lakes

Schuylkill Haven

Just two miles from the Appalachian Trail sit the Blue Mountain Fishing Lakes. These lake waters are stocked with trout and catfish, as well as other native species. The campground is adult-oriented, with a campground restaurant and bar by the lake. You can purchase fishing passes to fish for trout, bass and catfish. This campground also offers paddle boat rentals if you prefer to fish from the water.

Yough Lake Campground


Yough Lake Campground is one of our favorite campgrounds for fishing. It’s located near Ohiopyle State Park, and is directly on the Youghiogheny River Lake. They offer RV sites with hookups, traditional tent camping and a few small cabins. The lake is perfect for both swimming and fishing from the shore. Yough Lake Campground also offers rentals for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Youghiogheny River Lake is a 16-mile lake in southwestern Pennsylvania that’s well stocked with smallmouth bass and walleye, as well as other native species. You don’t want to miss out on fishing and paddling this beautiful lake!

Clayton Park RV Escape

Lake Ariel

Last on our list of RV campgrounds for fishing is Clayton Park RV Escape. This seasonal RV park has full hookup RV sites, and boaters are welcome to launch their boats from the campground onto Lake Henry. In the Pocono Mountains, this secluded RV parks has beautiful waterfront mountain views that you won’t want to miss. There are tons of fish to be caught in Lake Henry: large and small mouth bass, pickerel, perch, catfish, sunfish, bluegill and crappie. Though a fishing license is required, the campground makes it as easy as possible to get out on the water. Fishing licenses can be purchased online easily and the camp store sells both bait and fishing supplies. Fish from the shorelines, one of the camp’s docks or from your boat. Clayton Park RV Escape has views and fishing opportunities that can’t be beat!

If you need an RV to camp at one of these great campgrounds for fishing, let us know! Juniata Valley RV has tons of towable RVs for sale and motorhomes for sale at our Mifflintown, PA, RV dealership. If you’ve already got an RV and just need some repairs or upgrades, we can help with that too! You can schedule your service with our expert RV service technicians today. Give us a call and we’ll help you find exactly what you need for a stress-free camping season.

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