Waterside glamping in Pennsylvania

With activities for all four seasons, camping in Pennsylvania is the perfect way to take in the state's wild forests and Appalachian mountains.

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3 top waterside glamping sites in Pennsylvania

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Denton Hill Camp Getaway

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Coudersport, PA
Former hunting camp. Rustic. Electricity. Near Cherry Springs Dark Sky, however you can view from here. Close to Lyman Lake- Swim, sandy beach, fishing & boating. Near Lumberman Museum. Close to Miniature Golf. Bear, deer, small wildlife. Camp has living room, bedroom, small kitchen, fridge, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. RV style outhouse down lighted path. No water. A couple jugs are supplied to get you started. Please bring more. Fire pit, bbq grille. Please bring firewood.DVD/CD player. Movies and music provided. Double bed, single bed, sofa. Suitable for 3 people or 4 if fourth is a youngster (family).
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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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Waterside glamping in Pennsylvania guide

Overview

Pennsylvania is a land of contrasts. Historic cities and industrial towns give way to the patchwork farmlands of Amish Country and the rugged hills of the Appalachian Trail. Dramatic canyons and forested mountains sweep through the heart of the Keystone State, providing endless terrain for hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Pennsylvania weather is notoriously changeable, but the best season for camping is May through October. Snow covers much of the state from December through March, so swap tent camping for a heated RV, replace your hiking boots with snowshoes, and head to one of 22 ski resorts.

Where to go

Pennsylvania Wilds

The evocatively named Pennsylvania Wilds blanket the north and boast some of the state’s best camping and hiking. Views of Pine Creek Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania,” can be enjoyed at Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, and there are primitive tent sites and RV sites in the surrounding Tioga State Forest. To the west, the Allegheny National Forest covers more than 500,000 acres, with kayaking, ATV and mountain biking trails, and a national scenic byway.

Pittsburgh & the Great Lakes

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s second-largest city, is the first stop in the state’s southwestern corner, and several state parks lie within easy reach. Top of the list is Ohiopyle State Park, where adrenaline seekers go to raft or kayak along the white-water rapids of the Youghiogheny River. In the north, camp resorts and RV parks with full hookups dot the shores of Lake Erie, and you can hop over to the Presque Isle State Park to hike, windsurf, and bird-watch.

South-Central Pennsylvania

West of the Philadelphia region, the state capital, Harrisburg, is the gateway to the southern stretch of Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Trail. Just to the south, a day trip to the chocolate capital of Hersey is a must to stock up for all those s’mores around the campfire, and there’s back-to-basics camping in Amish Country around Lancaster. The Allegheny Mountains rise to the west, where campers can hike in the backwoods, paddle along lazy rivers, or hit the ski slopes.

East Pennsylvania

All roads in eastern Pennsylvania lead to Philadelphia, where you can dive into US history and take a peek at the Liberty Bell. For a wilderness camping experience, head north into the Poconos Mountains—there are more than 100 miles of hiking trails in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, including 28 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Further west, Ricketts Glen State Park has waterfall hikes and a family campground with yurts, cabin rentals, RV camping, and tent sites.

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