Camping Pennsylvania: A Comprehensive Guide to the State's Best Campgrounds

Camping Pennsylvania: A Comprehensive Guide to the State's Best Campgrounds

by Bob Frye

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Camping Pennsylvania: A Comprehensive Guide to the State's Best Campgrounds by Bob Frye

This guide to nearly 100 public campgrounds in the state of Pennsylvania is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each of the campground listings is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will help simplify the search for the perfect campground. In addition, Camping Pennsylvania provides useful tips on camping etiquette, camping with children, and enjoying—or avoiding—the state's diverse and abundant wildlife. Look inside for: • Campground locations • Facilities and hookups • Fees and reservations • GPS coordinates for each campground • Tips on wildlife, safety, and zero-impact camping

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762781591
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: State Camping Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,199,552
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bob Frye has not only spent most of his life hiking the mountains, fields, and hills throughout Pennsylvania, he's also been writing about those experiences for nearly two decades. A full-time journalist — Frye is outdoors editor of the Tribune-Review newspaper in Pittsburgh — he's written countless articles on the region's woods and wildlife for newspapers and regional and national magazines. That work has won accolades, too. He's won numerous first place awards for his work from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Associated Press Managing Editors, and Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. He is the author of Paddling Pennsylvania, Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh, and Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh (all FalconGuides). Frye has been tabbed as an expert on the region's outdoors, as well. He's made numerous appearances on Pittsburgh TV and radio stations, discussing opportunities to get out and explore the region's outdoors, the environment, and wildlife management. He's also spoken to many outdoor groups. Frye currently lives in North Huntingdon, just east of Pittsburgh, with his wife Amanda and sons Derek and Tyler.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 4

Other "Camping" 11

Travel Tips 20

Getting Started 31

Map Legend 34

Western Pennsylvania 35

1 Pymatuning State Park 39

2 Colonel Crawford Park 39

3 Two Mile Run County Park 40

4 Shenango River Lake 41

5 Mahoning Creek Lake-Milton Loop Campground 43

6 Crooked Creek Lake 43

7 Loyalhanna Lake 45

8 Keystone State Park 46

9 Raccoon Creek State Park 47

10 Ryerson Station State Park 48

11 Youghiogheny River Lake Outflow Campground 49

12 Youghiogheny River Lake Tub Run Campground 50

13 Ohiopyle State Park 51

14 Kooser State Park 52

15 Laurel Hill State Park 53

Northern Pennsylvania 56

16 Willow Bay Recreation Area 61

17 Hooks Brook Boat Access Campground 62

18 Handsome Lake Boat Access Campground 63

19 Hopewell Boat Access Campground 63

20 Pine Grove Boat Access Campground 64

21 Dewdrop Recreation Area 65

22 Morrison Boat Access Campground 66

23 Kiasutha Recreation Area 67

24 Red Bridge Recreation Area 68

25 Buckaloons Recreation Area 69

26 Hearts Content Recreation Area 70

27 Minister Creek Campground 71

28 Chapman State Park 72

29 Tionesta Lake Outflow Recreation Area 73

30 Tionesta Lake Recreation Area 74

31 Tionesta Lake Lackey Flats Camping Area 76

32 Tionesta Lake Glasner Run Camping Area 76

33 Tionesta Lake Kellettville Recreation Area 77

34 Loleta Recreation Area 77

35 Cook Forest State Park 78

36 Clear Creek State Park 80

37 Twin Lakes Recreation Area 81

38 Tracy Ridge Recreation Area 82

39 East Branch Clarion River Lake 83

40 Parker Dam State Park 83

41 Simon B. Elliott State Park 85

42 Curwensville Lake 86

43 Black Moshannon State Park 86

44 Bald Eagle State Park 88

45 Ravensburg State Park 90

46 Little Pine State Park 91

47 Hyner Run State Park 91

48 Kettle Creek State Park 92

49 Sinnemahoning State Park 93

50 Ole Bull State Park 94

51 Leonard Harrison State Park 95

52 Colton Point State Park 96

53 Lyman Run State Park 98

54 Cherry Springs State Park 99

55 Patterson State Park 99

56 Sizerville State Park 100

57 Hills Creek State Park 101

58 Tioga-Hammond Lakes Ives Run Campground 102

59 Cowanesque Lake Tompkins Campground 102

Eastern Pennsylvania 104

60 Hibernia County Park 108

61 Green Lane Park 108

62 Tohickon Valley Park 110

63 Lake Towhee Park 111

64 Tinicum Park 112

65 Locust Lake State Park 113

66 Mauch Chunk Lake Park 114

67 Hickory Run State Park 115

68 Tobyhanna State Park 117

69 Promised Land State Park 118

70 Frances Slocum State Park 119

71 Lackawanna State Park 120

72 Ricketts Glen State Park 121

73 Worlds End State Park 123

74 Larnard-Hornbrook County Park 124

75 Sunfish Pond County Park 124

Southern Pennsylvania 127

76 Duman Lake County Park 131

77 Prince Gallitzin State Park 132

78 Blue Knob State Park 133

79 Trough Creek State Park 135

80 Raystown Lake Susquehannock Campground 137

81 Raystown Lake Seven Points Campground 137

82 Raystown Lake Nancy's Campground 138

83 Shawnee State Park 140

84 Cowans Gap State Park 141

85 Caledonia State Park 142

86 Pine Grove Furnace State Park 143

87 Fowlers Hollow State Park 144

88 Colonel Denning State Park 145

89 Little Buffalo State Park 146

90 Penn-Roosevelt State Park 146

91 Greenwood Furnace State Park 147

92 Reeds Gap State Park 149

93 Poe Valley State Park 149

94 Poe Paddy State Park 150

95 Raymond B. Winter State Park 151

96 Gifford Pinchot State Park 153

97 Codorus State Park 153

98 Lancaster Central Park 154

99 French Creek State Park 156

Appendix: Packing List 158

Campsite Index 162

About the Author 164

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