Top Winter Campgrounds in Pennsylvania
Spring and summer are the prime seasons for campers here in Pennsylvania, but some RVers prefer to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. As a blanket of snow coats the campground, campers enjoy the peace and quiet cuddled together around the RV’s electric fireplace. With all the winter activities in PA, it’s not surprising that winter RV camping is a popular choice. We gathered this list of the best winter campgrounds in Pennsylvania so, this season, you can try your hand at camping in the cold.
French Creek State Park
This state park and campground is open year-round. French Creek State Park spans almost 8,000 acres through the Schuylkill Highlands. They have cottages and cabins to rent, and full-hookup sites for winter RV camping. The forests, lakes and wetlands that make up the state park are ideal for visitors to hike, fish, camp and bike. In winter months, the hiking trails and open areas of the park are perfect for skiing with proper snow cover.
In Montgomery, PA, Riverside Campground is a great destination for winter RV camping. This campground offers cabin rentals April through October and full-hookup RV sites year-round. There are 135 RV and tent camping sites available, some on the riverfront and others that border Montgomery Park. As long as you’ve got your RV ready for winter camping, Riverside Campground has a site for you year-round.
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The Loose Caboose Campground
Winter in Amish country is as peaceful as it gets! The Loose Caboose Campground in Lancaster County is known for its large, wooded areas and secluded sites. Of course, you’re not far from nearby tourist attractions, but you’d never know it from the quiet of this campground. Loose Caboose also participates in Tents for Troops, which helps veterans find complementary campsites where they can relax and enjoy time spent in the great outdoors!
Shady Rest Campground
While winter campgrounds are perfect for relaxation, the enjoyment of winter outdoor activities can’t be overlooked! Shady Rest Campground in Union Dale, PA, is open year-round. While the wooded campground offers plenty of serene nights, it’s popular in winter because it’s just a few minutes down the road from Elk Mountain Ski Resort. It’s easy to enjoy winter activities before tucking into the RV at night at Shady Rest Campground.
Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA
Enjoy the on-site and surrounding local activities at this year-round KOA. The Delaware Water Gap/Pocono Mountain KOA is conveniently close to big city winter vacation destinations like Philadelphia, New York and even Hershey, PA. And, at the end of the day, there are plenty of activities at the campground itself to keep your family busy.
StonyBrook RV Resort
Looking for a luxury RV park to visit this winter? StonyBrook RV Resort is the place to go! This park has everything from pristine landscaping to fire rings and spa bathhouses. Their standard RV sites include a stone pad and seating area while their patio sites include a paved seating area where you can enjoy the outdoors. Or, if preferred, you can rent their premium sites complete with pavers, easy hookups, patio furniture and smokeless firepits so you can stay warm and comfortable. This luxury resort is open all year for winter RV camping with all camp events included!
Tall Oaks Campground
Spend the winter protected by the towering trees at Tall Oaks Campground. Located in the Laurel Highlands, you’ll find nearby state parks, state game lands and private nature reserves. Even better, the campground is just an hour drive from all the attractions available in Pittsburgh. On days you’d rather stay at camp, you can find everything from firewood at the camp store to free books and games at the lending library.
WaterSide Campground and RV Park
After you’ve hitched up to a new camper at Juniata Valley RV, head on over to WaterSide Campground along the Juniata River itself. This year-round campground is less than an hour away from Whipple Dam State Park. This park is known for cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling and more. If outdoor sports and activities are a favorite of your family, WaterSide Campground is perfect for your winter RV camping trip.
Whether you need a new tiny camper for winter boondocking or you’re searching travel trailers for sale with a cozy electric fireplace, you’ll find tons of new RVs for sale at Juniata Valley RV. If winter RV camping isn’t your thing, you can always schedule a winterization appointment at our service department. Whatever your RV needs, our Pennsylvania dealership is here to help!
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