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Muddy Myst

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Kittanning, PA
Eco-Campsites and Recreation Area located in the heart of Western Pennsylvania! The site is in a great location, only a 12 minute drive from Buttermilk Falls and the Rails to Trails Bike Path that runs along the Allegheny River. For those interested in fishing we are only a short drive from Pine Creek, Cowanshannock Creek, Keystone Lake, Mahoning Dam, and Crooked Creek Lake. For those interested in off-roading, the Scrubgrass OHV park is only 20 minutes away.
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Sunnyday's Forest

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Tarentum, PA
Sunnyday's farm and forest was  a Christmas tree farm in the 1950's. I've owned it for the last 30 years and it is now a horse farm with pastures and  woods.Rustic area of 25 acres of pastures and forest bordering a hundred of acres of railroad and municipal forest. Great for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking. 1.5 miles from Deer Lakes park which has fishing, hiking, mountain biking and a great playground. The Allegheny river, judged to be one of the cleanest in the country, is just 6 miles away.  Harrison Hills park offers great hiking along the river and an occasional river otter. The Rachel Carson Trail and Baker trail are just a few miles away. It is a secluded log cabin in the woods on top of a hill overlooking a pasture. It is a very primitive cabin with a fireplace, brick floor, large porch, fabric interior and no chinking in the logs.  We provide a bunk bed and cots and 2 picnic tables.. There is a large grassy area in front of the cabin for tents.  There is no vehicle access, no electricity and no water at the cabin, but LOTS of downed wood for fires. There are horses, goats, chickens, ducks and a pig that roam the pastures. The cabin is about 300 yards from the parking area up a fairly steep hill, but the location is worth the walk!   If you're stopping with an RV or trailer we have ample parking near the road and have overnight accommodations for horses Great place for a stopover. 
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Rustic Resort at the Farm

3 sites · Lodging85 acres · PA
Learn more about this land:Relax under the stars in one of our two canvas tents here on the farm. Includes a spacious tent on a platform with queen bed, and a fire ring. A 3 minute walk to the main house for port a john and sink. Enjoy the farm by visiting the animals (pigs, chickens, ducks), checking out the veggie fields, or hiking in the woods). We are just a half hour from Pittsburgh, so you can take a jaunt into the city too!
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Nanny’s Rustic Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Smithton, PA
This Adult only camping site is located on a small farm in a rural Westmoreland County setting and offers the view of the surrounding farmlands. This 10+ acres includes a farmhouse, stable and outside facilities including: hot tub, lounge chairs, secluded back deck, picnic tables with propane grills, 3 private toilets, a sink, two urinals, and don’t forget about the 2 private outdoor showers. All of this comes with a great view of the area. You are literary in the midst of a corn field and able to interact with farm animals that will add to this retreat experience. Remember this is an Adult only camping site which includes visitors. If you forget linens, pillows, towels, pillows etc these can be rented for a small fee. Each cabin has a full size bed with a mattress cover. You can also purchase fire wood as each site has an outdoor fire circle.
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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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River Hills Above the Allegheny

7 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Parker, PA
Located just outside of Parker, PA and 25 minutes from I-80, our campsite is very accessible, yet still very remote. With 4 campsites on 75 acres, guests have ample privacy and space, with the freedom to roam this posted property that has no homes on it. Perched high above the Allegheny there are several spots to take in the wonderful views. There is also a waterfall with a 3’ deep pool below it. Great for splashing with kids or dogs, guests love exploring the creek bottom and making new discoveries. The more curious guests sometimes find the ruins of the original homestead, chimney and spring house that sit upstream. The property is teeming with wildlife. Birds and tree frogs will be the soundtrack of your visit, and often deer will be seen nosing along the outskirts of your site in the mornings and evenings. Turkey, bald eagles and even bear are occasionally spotted, so be prepared to secure your food and trash at night. For those coming to disconnect, you have found the right place. But if cell service is needed, you will have enough to get texts out and depending what site you booked, calls and internet as well. For those who seek an electrical outlet AND and EV charger, we have a site for you! We also have a site with a large canvas tent already set up for your convenience. Within a 15 minute drive of your campsite you can find The North Country Trail, Rails to Trails Trailheads and Boat Launches on the Allegheny River, Groceries, dining and beer.
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Fombell Landing

21 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Fombell, PA
A secluded waterfront campground that offers off grid and primitive camping as well as tear drop and RV locations. Fishing, kayaking, and much more. Just outside Zelienople Pennsylvania. The campground is split into two separate, but close locations. Sites 115 A-D, 129 A-D, 139 A, and 158 A-C, start at the address 115 Narrows Rd Fombell, PA 16123. Sites 126 A-I are located at 126 Lend Street, Fombell PA 16123. Please park safely and call Curt upon arrival.
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Burnhead Grazings

3 sites · Lodging, Tents68 acres · Indiana , PA
The rich history of Burnhead Grazings is enveloped in a love for God's creation. Dr. Gib and Emmy Lou McLaughlin purchased Burnhead, which is Gaelic for the head of the stream, from William H. Stevens. The once pasture for Hilltop Dairy's cows became a pasture for sheep. Gib and Emmy had been in search of land for years after getting their first border collie and falling in love with the Shepherd lifestyle. Gib trained dozens of border collies to work the sheep and did hundreds of demonstrations highlighting the herding abilities of the collie across the country. Their love for Scotland and the border collie took them Scotland on many occasions. Burnhead Grazings is a snapshot of Scotland, "in bye" or close to, the beautiful college town of Indiana, PA. Less than two miles from two hotels, three miles from downtown, and within minutes from Amish country, it is amazing that this respite still exists so close to civilization. Gib and Emmy's daughter, Moire McLaughlin Bridges and her husband Randy have endeavored to bring the sheep back to Burnhead Grazings and to continue the family tradition as well as to share in the experience. You can listen to an interview on The Christian Witness Program on this page for some history about Moire and Randy in Tennessee where they were residing before coming to Indiana. They are producing lamb, wool for spinning and felting, and hay and are opening up the farm for small events such as weddings or family reunions. Moire is also the author and illustrator of a children's book available for sale on iBooks called Sissy & The King. In November of 2014, with the help of Hilltop Baptist Church and many others, they began hosting an event, LIFE Nativity, the weekend before Thanksgiving, which benefits Life-Way Pregnancy Center. Moire is also a fine artist and gives classes on wool felting. Ask about signing up for a class or book a private felting party.
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Serenity Acres Tent Camping

1 site · Tent50 acres · Avonmore, PA
Our little piece of heaven away from the city located 40 miles NE from Pittsburgh, PA is the perfect place to relax & unwind in a serene environment. Campers are free to roam the woods and enjoy the beauty of the forest and pond views. Local wildlife includes deer, geese, turkeys, squirrels, hawks and more. Hike, enjoy the sounds of nature, stargaze, or rest and relax in a hammock. No hunting on property, but fishing allowed. Please keep fires in fire-pit and noise levels low. Campers can also enjoy biking/kayaking/canoeing/paddling at near by lakes/trails. NOTE: *No Locals who reside within 15 miles radius of the zip code 15618 please* All guests must sign a liability waiver prior to check in.
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Runnin Crazy Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · New Brighton , PA
Growing up & building on the back of our Family Farm is the best goal I ever set for myself! My Off-Grid 20 acres has raised my 2 kids and all the animals we could rescue! We run a Horse Boarding Facility along with Freezer Meat of all sorts. It's a small Hobby Farm but we love it all the same! Family environment that's down to earth! Learn more about this land: Sites 1 and 2 are for campers/tents. Sites 3 and 4 are tent only spots. Fire ring at each. Top tent spots up in field (3 and 4) need a higher vehicle to get to them. A bit Off Road. Horse stalls/guided trails available for the campers bringing their own horses. Our animals are friendly and love attention. Dogs welcome but need a leash. Our family run farm is willing to accommodate your needs. Book a stay with us as you pass on thru. (Totally Off Grid livin my dream. Remember to burn burnables and take non burnables with you. Generators welcome) Thanx!
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Mountain View Camping

5 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Templeton, PA
I've had the property for 10 years. It's located in a more rugged section of Pennsylvania. Over time I've been planting fruit trees and bushes. Can't quite call it an orchard yet but someday!Come enjoy camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, swimming and much more at this site nestled amongst game lands #287 and Allegheny river. 2000 acres of game land to explore, half mile from the Erie to Pittsburgh bike trails. Stay for hunting season or launch your boat onto the Allegheny River. 1 mile from scrubgrass ohv Park so bring your buggy or just enjoy the races.
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The Blue Canoe

147 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Connellsville, PA
The Blue Canoe The Blue Canoe is a magical place. Just say “Youghiogheny” three times and Pennsylvania’s most perfect campsite will appear before you. If you can’t pronounce Youghiogheny, just book us online. Still magical, because we sit right between the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. So every campsite comes with a view of the trail or river. We know you want to get right to the fun part, so we make the getting settled part painless and easy. Bring your own accommodations and enjoy options for hookups. Or stay in one of our full-service, deluxe cabins. Camp your way!
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Come watch the leaves change at this East Coast dreamboat. Loyalhanna Lake, just an hour outside of Pittsburgh, is just the city-goer’s escape you’ve been looking for. With topography ranging from rolling hills, to steep hillsides, and even ravines, you’ll know you're not in Pittsburgh anymore Toto. Whether you're a water-dweller or a landlubber, this park incorporates all the finest leisure to entice you to let loose. Fishing your jam? Try Serviceberry Run if you want a sure thing! Cast your line and anything from catfish, bass, and musky, will bite. A unique opportunity is to paddle the self-guided Willow Water Trail. But if you wanna try something different, go for one of the multiple hiking and biking trails in the area. Didn’t get enough on your day trip? Good news--the park has a campground that can accommodate you plus a group of your lake lovin’ besties.

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