Beach camping in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania may not border the ocean, but beach camping is popular all over the state.

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8 top beach campgrounds in Pennsylvania

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The River's Edge

5 sites · Lodging, Tents60 acres · Pocono Woodland Lakes, PA
The River's Edge campsites sit on the shoreline of the Delaware River at the western edge of New York State overlooking the mountains of Pennsylvania. Our canvas tents and open air platforms perch between the river and the former Delaware & Hudson Canal which was once was used to transport raw goods by barge to New York City via the 'port' of Port Jervis. The remnants of the canal walls are throughout the property including a 300 person theater which we created to both preserve and feature this industrial history. It also makes a great place for an event or a movie night. Today, the original canal towpath, along which barges would be pulled and floated downstream, is a trail that links all of the campsites over 5 acres and at the furthest end an eel fishing camp that is in operation from June to October (say 'hi' to Jim). In the early 1900s, the train replaced the canal as the primary method of moving goods into New York and if you are lucky — you will hear the train rumble by along the river on the Pennsylvania side. There is something spectacular in the absolute still and grandness of the river, the mountains and the ongoing industrial history of the valley. It is a reminder of the way things used to be.
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Creekside Grill

2 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Modena, PA
Enjoy the 8 acres of Stillwater behind the Olde Motonville Mill. Swimming tubing fishing and boating night or day is always adventurous. Bring your own boats or used two of ours. Beer garden with free entry live music and food trucks every Sunday at our main park. Brothers Kershner brewery hosts Brothers on the Brandywine. Sundays 1 to 7pm
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Welcome Ricketts Glen Hikers

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Hunlock Creek, PA
This is Prime Agruculture. We sit on 6 acres of Beautiful land Surrounded by Trees, Birds, Starry Nights and Clear Sunny Days. We have a little bit of every wild life around our area. People love coming here because it is a piece of serenity, private and friendly. Please come join us. We are welcoming people. Close to Ricketts Glen State Park.Area surrounded by nature! Have a fire for you and your family. Cook on The Grills That we Provide. Buy a Bundle of wood to enjoy the true experience in camping. Sit under the canopy listen to music. Go for walks in the Rustic Woods. Go for a Hike up at Ricketts Glen State Park. Go Kayaking, Fishing, Boating, hike the River lands flea markets, antiquing theres lots to do.
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Tourner dans le vide

7 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Ellisburg, PA
Tourner Dans Le Vide is literally one of the last places in this world where you can escape the modern world and see what the world is truly meant to be in its natural state . a place where your cell phone doesn't work and their is no internet.a true place of peace .true peace! hundreds of birds singing in harmony at sunrise all throughout the day . escape down into the Vally shaded and surrounded by two hundred foot tall trees . friendly curious bumble bees buzzing all around flowers and different colors everywhere you look. This place truly makes you feel like you just found one of the last remaining paradises on earth.you can either set up camp down in the void next to the running stream and fall asleep to the sound of a running stream or you are welcome to set up somewhere a little closer up on top of the hill closer to the house and amenities.here you will feel welcome and we will accommodate and do our best to make you feel welcome .respect the land and make sure the people that come after you may enjoy a true place of peace as well. we are currently working to add extra amenities which will include something new every year such as adding to our awesome collection of lights for after the sun goes down.for example hundreds of lazers dancing in the top of the canopy at night is something everybody deserves to see. we offer several primitive tent sites . and a couple small camper sites without hookups.so be sure that when you come here to camp that its "camping".lol. we put a movie on the projector outside every Sunday evening along with snacks and drinks inviting all to join. every other Friday night we shoot some fire works and hope to see the kiddos running around and flying on the tire swing. we really hope to see this awesome place get shared and enjoyed by campers for years to come and grow into a traditional place for families to create amazing memories . and that won't happen without you so pack your bag ,hop in the car load up the fam and come escape into the void with us. were here 24/7.
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Sunset Valley

1 site · Tent104 acres · Parker, PA
We have 104 acres along the Allegheny river that we are willing to share with people who enjoy the outdoors. My husband and I, have been living here for twenty years and just enjoy the beauty this valley has to offer. We see bald eagles everyday, and every once in while some otters can be seen playing in the river. Black Fox Island is visible downstream and provides a pool in the river that is a mile long. A person can easily paddle upstream; when the river is at normal summer levels. Over 100 years ago, this was an industrial area with railroads, deep mines, strip mines, and gristmills. Some remnants of those times are still visible. Paddling, biking, walking, fishing and swimming are some of the activities to do here, but doing nothing and watching the river go by seems to be the most popular.
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“Spiritual Awakenings & Gifts”

3 sites · RVs26 acres · Ulysses, PA
Tucked away from the everyday worldLearn more about this land:Peaceful Serine Clean Fresh Air... The Beautiful Quiet Forests await you! Go hiking, biking down rustic dirt roads. Sit around your campfire, star gaze, lots to see and do. Lots of Wildlife watching: deer, elk, turkey, rabbits, etc. We have a Consignment Gift Shop with candles, incense, Local Artiest handmade items and offer Reflexology and Reiki. The. Darkest sky’s on the east coast for star gazing! The Grand Canyon of PA Lumberman Museum, Lyman Run, Letchworth and Allegany National Parks, Deer Park all close by. Wild Free roaming Elk viewing area 2 hrs south. Stores/Restaurants/Laundry all 15 mins away. Expect to be “RELAXED and REJUVENATED” at Thunder Hollow! 😊
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Lumberjack Cabin

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Blanchard, PA
This cabin is a quiet getaway close to Bald Eagle State Park (about 5 minutes) & Penn State University (about 25 minutes) and close enough to Williamsport, home if Little League World Series (about 45 minutes).  Bald Eagle Forest is home to much wild life.  The cabin is located in a nature development, far enough from city life, but close enough to the necessities. Learn more about this land:**We have taken necessary steps to clean and sanitize Lumberjack Cabin to ensure your safety! Message us with any questions. The Lumberjack Cabin is the perfect get away! Nestled only 5 minutes from Bald Eagle State Park (lake, beach, boating, kayaking, hiking), 25 minutes from State College (home of Penn State), and 20 minutes from Lock Haven (home of Lock Haven University). We are also conveniently located 20 minutes off Interstate 80 via the Milesburg exit. We are surrounded by state game lands, perfect for hunting, fishing or outdoor enthusiasts! Come enjoy this relaxing cabin complete with all modern comforts. The cabin is located in a nature development, perfect for those who wish to get away, but not too far!
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Spaceplace

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Lake Ariel, PA
Unique octagonal shaped house.Learn more about this land:Your ship has arrived- spaceship that is! The house is located in the Hideout, a resort community. This octagonal shaped house is newly renovated. Floor to ceiling windows with a yurt-like dome ceiling. Ski-field on community grounds! Tiki bar, golf course, community pools, tennis, basketball courts, fishing.... and more.
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Beach camping in Pennsylvania guide

Overview

While the Keystone State never actually touches the Atlantic Ocean, it harbors plenty of lakes and waterways ideal for summers spent swimming, boating, and soaking up the sun. Perhaps the most popular waterside locale is Lake Erie, whose Presque Isle and Lake Erie State Park campgrounds make for hassle-free stays, complete with campfire-ready fire pits, shower access, and pet-friendly campsites. If you're staying further east, Delaware Water Gap is a great place to set up camp, Lehigh Valley's Beltzville State Park Beach is the place to be for swimming, and campgrounds near Harveys Lake outside Scranton come with cozy cabins that practically require an evening spent stargazing and a s'more or two. Most Pennsylvania beach campsites only remain open from late spring to early fall.

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