The Best in Tent Camping - Pennsylvania: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

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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 ...

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Overview

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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When most of us think of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh come to mind. But, in addition to big cities, the Beaver State offers thousands of square miles of wilderness runs for activities like hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, skiing, and camping. Best Tent Camping: Pennsylvania stakes out the 50 best places in the state to pitch a tent, from the Pocono Mountain region to the Allegheny National Forest, from Laurel Highlands to the Philadelphia suburbs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897326131
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Best in Tent Camping Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 315,168
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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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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.
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Table of Contents

(1) Colton Point State Park (2) Hills Creek State Park (3) Hyner Run State Park (4) Lackawanna State Park (5) Leonard Harrison (6) Promised Land State Park: Deerfield Campground (7) Promised Land State Park: Pickerel Point Campground (8) Promised Land State Park: Pines Campground (9) Ravensburg State Park (10) Ricketts Glen State Park (11) Salt Spring State Park (12) Tobyhanna State Park (13) Worlds End State Park (14) Clear Creek Campground (15) Chapman State Park (16) Buckaloons Campground (17) Cook Forest State Park (18) Dew Drop Campground (19) Hearts Content Campground (20) Loleta Campground (21) Lyman Run State Park (22) Minister Creek Campground (23) S.B. Elliot State Park (24) Sinnemahoning State Park (25) Sizerville State Park (26) Tracy Ridge Campground (27) Two Mile Run Campground (28) Willow Bay Campground (29) Bald Eagle State Park-Primitive Campground (30) Central Park (31) Charcoal Hearth Campground (32) Colonel

Denning State Park (33) French Creek State Park (34) Gifford Pinchot State Park (35) Greenwood Furnace State Park (36) Hibernia Park (37) Hickory Run State Park (38) Penn-Roosevelt State Park (39) Poe Paddy State Park (40) Poe Valley State Park (41) Reeds Gap State Park (42) Blue Knob State Park (43) Black Moshannon State Park (44) Crooked Creek Lake Campground (45) Kentuck Campground (46) Keystone State Park (47) Tub Run Campground (48) Susquehannock Campground (49) Trough Creek State Park (50) Youghiogheny Outflow Campground

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