If you get the chance to camp in one of the most beautiful states in the country, you definitely should. Pennsylvania has so many different sites that you can camp at depending on what kind of scenery you are looking for. If you want water, rolling hills, beaches or mountains, you can find your perfect camping spot in this amazing state. Here are our top 10 camping destinations for you to explore this summer.
Allegheny National Forest
This is Pennsylvania’s only national forest, which makes camping in it even more special! You will love the views of the Appalachian mountains during your stay. Enjoy over 15 campgrounds in this forest for you to choose from. If you want a more natural or primitive site, or a fully powered and cabin site, you can find it here. There are over 600 miles of trails for your hiking and biking pleasure.
Pocono Mountain Resorts
There are 5 styles of camping when you are in the Pocono’s. There are tent sites, RV campsites, cottages, summer camps, and of course, glamping! There are 41 different camp sites and you will absolutely love any one you choose to stay at. There are Lake views and of course, of the Pocono’s. They also offer whatever you need, depending on how equipped you are to camp. Make sure to set your reservations early, because this is a highly popular camp site all year long.
Worlds End State Park
If you are looking for absolutely breathtaking views and gorgeous scenery, this is the perfect camping area for you. Enjoy the views of the canyons, the foliage, and mineral springs. The camping is fairly modern. You can enjoy swimming, boating, and hiking on the trails.
Hershey Park May be known for its chocolate, but there is so much more to this beautiful place. Have a blast this summer and stay in the Hershey park resort. You can bring a tent, your RV or rent a cabin! During the day enjoy the scenic views or hit up Hershey park for some roller coasters and fun! This is a great place for the whole family this summer.
Beaver Family Campground
Prepare to get totally unplugged. This campground is located in the beautiful valleys of PA. If you want seclusion yet amenities, this is the place for you and your family. You can go swimming, hiking, play volleyball or just soak in the views in this magical place. People come from all over the country to witness the natural beauty of our northeast.
Cherry Springs State Park
Why go site seeing when you can go star gazing? Escape to this beautiful camp ground where people come from all over to see the night sky like never before. You still have the opportunity for several amenities as well during the day such as boating, fishing swimming and an amphitheater. If you want an absolutely out of this world experience, check out the different campsites at this state park.
Hickory Run State Park
If you are looking for hiking, this is the park for you. This state park is located on the western side of the Pocono’s and is known for its 40+ miles of hiking and biking trails. For some of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty, this is a great spot to relax and get away. If you have an active family, come check out what this state park has for you!
French Creek State Park
Come see the largest area of contiguous forest between D.C and NY. With 7,730 acres of beauty and wildlife, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and biking. If you are a total nerd bird, this is the best camp site for you! This park is located near the Schuylkill Highlands.
Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Take your pick from 135 camp sites at this park. There are lakefront tent areas, camping cottages and pavilions available. When you make reservations, you have access to the beach and swimming area. This entire are has so much to do for an active family ready to enjoy the outdoors.
Ricketts Glen State Park
Come see what makes Pennsylvania so special. This gorgeous area is known for its scenic views. It is spread out among 3 counties (Sullivan, Columbia and Luzerne) and consists of over 13,000 acres. Explore and see the stunning waterfalls and historic hills. You can also enjoy a nice swim at Lake Jean with the kids!
If you have not had the opportunity to go camping and exploring in Pennsylvania, we highly recommend that you do! There are so many beautiful things to see and each camp site has something to offer. Whether you are wanting to go hiking, fishing, biking, star gazing, sun tanning or feeling the mist of the waterfalls, there is a place in PA for you. Keep in mind that some are and are not pet friendly so always make sure to do a little research before you set up arrangements. Enjoy your summer in beautiful PA and happy camping!
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