Pennsylvania Camping Opportunities

clearcreekcabinPennsylvania is a treasure of history, adventure and culture. And if you love camping, the many campgrounds in Pennsylvania allow you to experience these treasures by RV, tent, travel trailer or cabin. Boasting more than 2 million acres of managed state forests, Pennsylvania provides endless opportunities for campers of all levels. Whether you prefer commercial or primitive camping, you will find it in one of Pennsylvania’s State Parks or in one of the many privately managed Pennsylvania campgrounds. You can locate campgrounds in every corner of Pennsylvania, including the most secluded locations or the most populated cities.

What’s Your Style of Camping?
Pennsylvania offers so much in camping opportunities. You can tent camp in a primitive location in one of Pennsylvania’s State Forests, or you can park your RV or rent a cabin at a Pennsylvania State Park or private campground. The advantages of private campgrounds are that they often offer amenties such as recreation centers, general stores, playgrounds, swimming pools, and provisions for pets. If you want to canoe, fish or mountain bike there are opportunities within a short distance of most popular Pennsylvania campgrounds.

Pennsylvania Camping Regions
If you are seeking a serene wilderness experience you may want to seek out camping opportunities in the Allegheny National Forest in the North Western Pennsylvania region. There are flatwater canoeing and boating opportunities on the Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny River. And Clear Creek State Park offers an actual overnight canoe camping experience on the Clarion River.

North Central Pennsylvania offers many scenic wilderness experiences offered in North Western Pennsylvania. Pine Creek flows through the Leonard Harrison State Park located in Tioga county and offers the most impressive scenic views you will encounter within the state. This location is also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. There are many camping opportunities in this area including state park and privately owned campgrounds.

Northeastern Pennsylvania offers camping opportunities in the Pocono Mountain region. The Poconos offer a gamut of outdoor activities for those who seek activities on the commercialized side of life. In the Poconos you can experience flatwater paddling on the many lakes in the region, or on the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. There are many other activities in the Poconos such as festivals, antiquing, mountain biking, fishing and hiking.

Southeastern Pennsylvania offers commercialized camping experiences near the metropolitan area of Philadelphia. Of course you know that you you can find just about any activity in the Philadelphia area. If you are seeking a camping experience with activities such as shopping, site-seeing, Colonial American History and education, then you’ll find it in Southeastern Pennsylvania. There are paddling opportunities at Nockamixon State Park and on the Schuylkill River. There are campgrounds near the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

For those seeking a camping experience with a Gettysburg Battlefield History lesson included, then South Central Pennsylvania is the region you need to explore. Many of the campgrounds near Gettysburg offer all the amenities you need for a comfortable and convenient vacation. Many of the campgrounds offer programs such as battlefield education and tours. Camping opportunities include tent, RV and cabin rentals. Paddling opportunities are available at Codorus State Park.

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