The Best in Tent Camping - Pennsylvania: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereosby Matt Willen
Between the state's two major population centers, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers the outdoor enthusiast thousands of square miles of hills, forests, and rivers to pursue a variety of outdoor activities--hiking, bicycling, skiing, fishing, boating, and camping. The Best In Tent Camping: Pennsylvania provides a guide to the fifty best places in
Between the state's two major population centers, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers the outdoor enthusiast thousands of square miles of hills, forests, and rivers to pursue a variety of outdoor activities--hiking, bicycling, skiing, fishing, boating, and camping. The Best In Tent Camping: Pennsylvania provides a guide to the fifty best places in the state to pitch a tent and spend the night without being bothered by the noise of loud portable stereos, large recreational vehicles, and crowds. In addition to providing campers with essential information about each campground (including season, rates, facilities, and how to reserve a site), the guide identifies the best sites at the best campgrounds, offers information on exciting day trips, suggests hikes and activities accessible from the campgrounds, and describes the flora and fauna campers might encounter on a trip. From the Pocono Mountain region to the Allegheny National Forest, the Laurel Highlands to the suburbs of Philadelphia, The Best in Tent Camping: Pennsylvania is an indispensable guide for the person who likes to sleep in a tent not far from the convenience of the car.
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Colonel Denning State Park
The campground is divided into three loops, two of which are in the hollow along side of Doubling Gap Run. These loops offer small electric hookup sites with limited or no privacy but with the attraction of being very close to the creek (sites 1 through 5 are on the creek). If being near the creek is important to you then find a site in the first loop (1 through 12), since those in the second loop (more of a dead-end road) are right on top of one another.
The best sites are located on the third loop (19 through 52), which is just uphill from the lower sites. All of the sites are shaded and those on the outside of the loop are larger and more attractive than those on the loop's inside. These are all non-electric sites so you won't run into many RVs here. Sites 20 and 21 both have adequate room for a single tent and are perched on the edge of a hollow that forms a tributary to Doubling Gap Run. However, the tent space in 20 is a little more precariously perched than the other! Sites 22 and 24 are large, beautiful sites, which offer quite a bit of privacy and ease of access to water and the restrooms. Site 22 is especially attractive with a small stand of white pines just beyond it.
Meet the Author
Matt Willen has lived in Pennsylvania for the past fifteen years, during which he has explored many of the state's hiking trails and kayaked many of its rivers. He is currently a professor at Elizabethtown College, where he teaches courses in professional writing. He lives on a farm outside of the town of Hershey.
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