Lakeside camping in Pennsylvania

Lake camping in Pennsylvania ranges from Erie RV parks to cabins in the Poconos.

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The Lookout

4 sites · Tents20 acres · New Tripoli, PA
Welcome to the Lookout. We have made many improvements to our land in the short time we own it. We plan to keep upgrading our property. We plan to use the land for Recreational activites. We have a Hiker Hostel in the Building. The Building was previously the Blue Mountain Lookout Restaurant but has been neglected for approximately 20 years. We are trying to restore the property to bring it back to life.
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Fairview Farms Airfield

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents66 acres · Pine Grove, PA
The 66-acre property has been licensed as an airport (PS20) since the 1980s. It is currently an active, private airport. We don't sell fuel or offer services beyond camping so we primarily have only air traffic with few to no landings each year. In other words, it is very quiet here except during the occasional low pass. We are very eager for pilots to fly in and camp out! The beautiful sunsets and stargazing night skies are a real treat for anyone that comes to visit. Lots of deer, birds, and other wildlife can be seen out and about. Bring your telescope and binoculars to view all the property has to offer! Note that we are always working to improve our slice of heaven, thus we do have tools, vehicles, and equipment stored around the farm that if not used now will be one day. We appreciate your understanding that some areas are used for our personal / farm storage. If you're not into looking at our farmware, there are a few nearby campgrounds. The hot tub is located next to the owner's home. Guests are welcome to use this at any time but must reserve and pay for a time slot. * Book this through the Extras * We are within walking distance of Swatara State Park and close to the Appalachian Trail. Short drive to the local winery, bowling alley, pub/diner, and movie theater. Grocery stores and gas are also nearby. Miles of hiking, rail trail, single-track mountain biking, and kayaking are all right here! See our kayak and bike rentals under extras! Hershey Park is approximately a 30-minute drive from our location. Rausch Creek, Anthracite, and Reading off-road areas are also nearby. Note: Monthly rental discounts are available. Work-stay exchange programs are available. We are always looking for good reliable part-time help on the farm! Please ask! Fall leaves colors are looking awesome! Come enjoy the leaves by day and stars by night beside your campfire! Follow us on Instagram: @fairview_farms_airfield
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Stargazing Field at Olga Farm

15 sites · Tents133 acres · Coudersport, PA
Olga Farm is a working organic vegetable farm with a Stargazing Field for primitive camping & it also offers a number of glamping options. Please contact us if you're interested in glamping at Olga Farm. The Stargazing Field at Olga Farm is perfect for camping, breathtaking sunrises, peaceful meditation, & you guessed it...stargazing in some of the darkest skies in the northeastern United States. It's adjacent to a working organic vegetable farm. Olga Farm is 4.4 miles from the charming town of Coudersport & its shops & eateries, including Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro which is only 5.9 miles away. There's a great swimming hole less than 5.5 miles away. Cherry Springs State Park, a stargazing Mecca is 21 miles away. Olga Farm is a great base to explore the Pennsylvania Wilds. We are 36 miles from the Kinzua Skywalk & 46 miles from Leonard Harrison State Park, one of our favorite places to view the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We're only 14 miles from the Austin Dam Ruins & 37 miles from Rock City Park just over the border in New York State.
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Organic Farm in the Pocono Mts.

3 sites · RVs, Tents45 acres · East Stroudsburg, PA
Our chemical free farm is set on 45 acres overlooking the iconic Delaware Water Gap in the Pocono Mountains! We're located 1 hour from NYC and 1.5 hours from Philadelphia. There are plenty of activities within the 45 acres: hiking, fishing, farming activities, bird watching, biking all on site. We have luscious fields of sustainably produced vegetables, fruit and flowers. Explore the Delaware river from our boat launch or one of the great canoe rental companies. Hike Mt. Tammany, Ski Shawnee Mt, walk the Appalachian Trail, visit America's oldest jazz club in Delaware Water Gap or visit the dozens of water falls surrounding our farm for a swim. (Autumn is camping season in the poconos, bring blankets and plan hikes for excellent fall foliage) We have 3 camping locations which you can park near with your vehicle. They are all private camps and out of sight from others. Our camps sites are for people that like camping in the mountains and near a working farm. Our farm and the community we built is focused on sustainable living with nature, local self reliance, and kindness. Also, feel free to join us in the fields, request a tour, pet a goat, smell a pig, and check out our DIY home renovation, (built with hempcrete). Pets should not be off leash unless well behaved and pets should not be left unattended. truck campers are allowed if they're under 8 feet. No trailers/campers.
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Hog Wild Farm - CALL- 814-673-8460

7 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Polk, PA
YOU MUST CALL BEFORE BOOKING WILL BE APPROVED. 814-673-8460 We are Marty and Deborah. Welcome to our 40 hidden acres of paradise where we are surrounded by wildlife and raise much of our food including beef, pork, chickens and a productive garden. We have multiple campsites here from wooded to open field or by the pond so come and pick one that suits you best. We are adjacent to the Kennerdell Tract Of Clear Creek State Forest which has miles of hiking and biking trails as well as the Allegheny River which provides fishing, boating, kayak/ canoing opportunities. There is also The Allegheny River Trail which provides miles of paved bike trails. We enjoy our quiet country life and request limited use of generators, Thank You
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Scenic Turtle Ridge

4 sites · Tents35 acres · Coatesville, PA
Turtle Ridge farm is 35 acres of scenic beauty in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania. Secluded and private. Hiking and fishing available. Turtle Ridge Farms borders the Brandywine River and about 1,000 acres of woodland park. We try to be a unique host farm experience. We will have contactless check in available upon arrival. Campers will fill out the registration form on the front porch and then go to their site. A note about fishing. Fishing is available in the Brandywine River behind our farm, in Hibernia Park, at Springton Manor catch and release pond, and also at Chambers Lake in the park. 35-acre bucolic farm with goats, sheep, chickens and geese. Sites are near our one acre pond and each site has a fire pit. Our farm borders the 1,000-acre Hibernia Park with its historic mansion, extensive woodlands, hiking trails and along the beautiful Brandywine river. Lots of wooded areas, trails, rock outcroppings and beautiful scenery. The entrance to the park is through our farm gate near Site 2 and then down a trail. There is an indoor powder room with flushing toilet and sink for campers to use and a small camp shop. Wood is available for purchase. We are located 5 minutes from the hospital, 10 minutes from grocery stores, 30 minutes to Amish country and Longwood Gardens. Hopewell Furnace, St. Peter's village, Daniel Boone homestead, Historic Springton Manor, Marsh Creek Park and lake are all nearby. Check out our Facebook page and reviews - Scenic Turtle Ridge and small web site www.scenicturtleridge.com We are Open Year Round. Offer Farm fresh eggs for breakfast. Children age three and under are free. Children age four and up must register and pay as campers. All children must be supervised at all times and kept quiet from 10 pm to 8 am. Please make sure to check in before 10 pm. Please like, tag, and post some of your camping photos on our Facebook page- Scenic Turtle Ridge or with HipCamp!
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Paradise By The Pond

1 site · RV, Tent200 acres · Martinsburg, PA
Learn more about this land: A large 2 acre pond you are free to fish in.  A small row boat with life vests is provided. We recently added two kayaks! Large mouth bass and sunfish/bluegills mostly. Down a lane about 1/3 mile, large field, by the woods. No hookups, No electricity, No neighbors very private! Large field for pets to romp.  We are very flexible on check-in and check-out times. There is an extra site for friends to stay together. Just ask about this special feature. 30 Minutes to Raystown.
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Bill S. and Nancy's property

9 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Mercer, PA
It's pretty dark here. There are no large cities anywhere around here. My family moved here in 1957 and I purchased it from my father in 1975. My wife is responsible for much of the landscaping and home improvements that have been done since 1990. We are retired self-employed .
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Hartman's Oasis

5 sites · Tents20 acres · Benton, PA
We live on 20 acres of wooded property with a 2 and a half acre pond, with fishing and swimming and kayaking available. There is a lot of wildlife around. We are just minutes away from Ricketts Glen State Park where you can hike & Lake Jean where you can swim, kayak, fish. The town of Benton with its small shops and businesses are just 8 miles down the road.
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Paper Mill Pines Glamping Getaway

1 site · Lodging27 acres · New Columbus, PA
Paper Mill Pines Glamping Getaway site is nestled in the heart of Huntington Mills, Pennsylvania located on the same property as our Paper Mill Pines Bed and Breakfast. Our glamping site is tucked away in the woods on our 27-acre property overlooking our 4.5-acre pond. With breathtaking scenery and views, this is sure to be a glamping experience to never forget! This site features a canvas tent, queen-sized bed with memory foam mattress, firepit, Adirondack chairs, outhouse, solar shower, table, utensils, propane grill top, propane tent heater, and much more! We also offer a pop-up tent free of charge for additional guests. There is plenty to do around the pond including a walking trail as well as fishing. There are many eateries and breweries nearby to enjoy a night out as well as local venues for some fun and excitement including Rickett's Glenn State Park, Montage Mountain Resort, and Mohegan Sun Casino.
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Lake Genero

23 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · The Hideout, PA
Conveniently located in the Northeastern Pocono Region of Pennsylvania offering camping, glamping, boondocking, and event space. Our property is in its 2nd ownership in place effective 2021 and renovations are underway to make the Lake Genero experience a rewarding one. Learn more about this land: At Lake Genero you can take in nature as you see bald eagles nesting and flying above, hawks, turtles, frogs, foxes, deer and so much more. We allow non-power boating, fishing (catch and release), private pavilion rentals and a serene environment. We have 44 acres of wooded area and a 7 acre lake to explore. You can also enjoy a campfire, relaxing on a hammock, playing yard games such as cornhole, ring toss, swing sets, Kan Jam, Jenga, volleyball and badminton, bring your dog and enjoy local attractions. We plan events to bring the community to the property through camping, glamping and special events such as live music festivals, craft fairs, comedy shows and car shows. Tailgaters Lakeside is our onsite food truck (with wifi and cell service!) on site (open Thursday-Sunday during the off-season and Tuesday-Sunday during peak season). Restrooms and primitive showers also available. Bring your own towel, toiletries and shower shoes. After your booking, we will send you a check list of what we recommend you bring, as well as a local attraction and food guide. We look forward to hosting your Pocono camping experience!
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Two Creek Wildland

1 site · Tent500 acres · Lakewood, PA
Reconnect with nature's embrace as you immerse yourself in 500 acres of untouched wilderness including a pristine 50-acre lake. We are sharing this beautiful land to foster connections with nature. This is not a party venue. If you are not interested in cultivating harmony with nature, please do not book with us. If you are, this property is a dream - set up camp beside the lake, or anywhere else you choose on the property. Explore our wildland on foot or by mountain bike along the old logging trails that crisscross the terrain. Enjoy leisurely time on the lake using our two stand-up paddle boards, kayak, or canoe. Fish your own dinner! Your campsite offers comforts including a two-person hammock, an 8-foot picnic table, and a state-of-the-art composting toilet. Cook over an open fire using our fire-pit with a built-in grilling rack. If you're interested in farm-to-campsite, we can deliver organic provisions from our regenerative farm, Two Creek Farm (www.twocreek.net), including steaks, burger patties, sausages, eggs, and grilling veggies. Take this opportunity to rediscover a reconnect with nature in this wild and peaceful setting.
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Lakeside camping in Pennsylvania guide

Overview

You can't go lake camping in Pennsylvania without at least acknowledging Lake Erie. This Great Lake borders northwestern PA, as well as other states, so you'll hardly realize you're not actually by the ocean. Exploring Erie is easy from a Presque Isle campsite, though Pennsylvania boasts a multitude of equally great lakes, albeit smaller ones. Opt for a campground in Allegheny National Forest or Susquehannock State Park, where wooded lake campsites not only allow for peaceful getaways but also up the ante. Warren County's Handsome Lake Campground is accessible by hike or boat, making your arrival an event in and of itself. If you're still craving adrenaline, head to the Poconos, where a mountain campsite proves you can have it all—from select campsites, you'll get double the vistas, with simultaneous views of Pennsylvania's lakes and peaks.

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