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Bald Eagle Campsite

33 sites 路 RVs, Tents11 acres 路 Tyrone, PA
Originally opened as a family campground owned and operated by Denis and Kay Snyder in 1964. Bald Eagle Campsite has been owned and operated by the Snyder family to this day! Come join us in the beautiful forested landscape of Central Pennsylvania. Located a mere 20 miles south of Penn State University, we are surrounded by the many amenities Central PA has to offer. We are welcoming to LGBTQ+ campers as well as all ethnicities. Pitch a tent on a quiet site and drop a line into one of our two trout streams crossing the campground. Hang a hammock between two towering poplar trees surrounded by flowering rhododendron. Or pull up in your camper and relax before and after a Penn State Football game under the blue and white sky. We have small, secluded sites to get away from it all, as well as conjoined sites to accommodate larger groups. On property we have bathrooms, hot showers, and a recreation hall with free ping pong, board games, and billiards. For a fee, we also have firewood, electricity, and a large event tent for rent. Campers must be less than 25 feet. Generators are not allowed. Music should not reach outside your own site after 9pm. There are no water hookups. Vehicle noise is audible from route 350, especially on Friday afternoons. Noise is diminished at sites further back from route 350. Our sites are wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms and showers do have one step up into them. Walk to Snappy's 24-hour convenience store to use their free Wi-Fi, buy bags of ice, or to pickup snacks and a sub in the attached Snappy's Grille. An ice cream stand and restaurant are within walking distance. We require a minimum two nights stay for the recognized holiday weekends for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
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Paradise By The Pond

1 site 路 RV, Tent200 acres 路 Martinsburg, PA
Learn more about this land: A large 2 acre pond you are free to fish in.聽 A聽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. 聽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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Canoe Creek Camping

10 sites 路 RVs100 acres 路 Hollidaysburg, PA
Located in Hollidaysburg, PA, Canoe Creek Camping offers a secluded camping experience.Close attractions include Canoe Creek State Park, Horseshoe Curve, Allegheny Portage Railroad, Altoona Railroaders Museum, DelGrosso's Amusement Park, 1000 Steps, Lower Rails to Trails, Altoona Curve Double A Baseball, and much more!
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$35
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Pat's Primitive Place

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents6 acres 路 PA
We have approximately 8-10 acres consisting of grassy fields, woods and creek. Mostly flat with paths through the woods. We are still in start up stage and have much room to improve. We have young fruit trees and bushes. The woods made up of black walnut, oak, and maple. We have a strip of power line adjacent to the property to hike and further watch wildlife which has a nice view. Deer are frequent in fields and woods.
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Back to basics primitive camping

1 site 路 Tent26 acres 路 Duncansville, PA
Learn more about this land:There is a nice view, and some decent trails to hike. You will hear our donkey, chickens, goats, and peacocks particularly at sunrise and sunset. It isnt a fabricated, real woods for real camping.
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Ridge Top Retreat

1 site 路 Lodging150 acres 路 Westover, PA
We are located in beautiful Clearfield county Pennysalvina. Our farm is on over 150 acres. It鈥檚 has been in the family for generations. It has beautiful farm views with wooded areas. There is lots of wildlife to see. Including bear, bobcat, deer, eagles, fishers, and many other species. We have lots of hiking trails and our property also boarders state game lands. It鈥檚 a short drive to the Susquehanna River and other parks. You can also enjoy the cows, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, and turkeys at the farm. Contact the host and set up a time to visit and feed the animals. Learn more about our family farm and the animals. We also have a sawmill and wood shop. Nearby is Bilgers Rocks, Rock Run Atv Park, Prince Gallitzin State Park, the Susquehanna River, and many other fantastic outdoor activities. It鈥檚 a place to unwind and relax. And connect with nature.
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$75
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Gordon Glen Woods

1 site 路 RV, Tent7 acres 路 Belsano, PA
Gordon Glen Woods is nestled in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania and is an eight-acre wooded land adjacent to 8,200 acres of state game land and is 1.5 miles from two trailheads of the Ghost Town Trail, Pennsylvania鈥檚 trail of the year 2020. There is 49 miles of trail from Ebensburg to Indiana Pennsylvania. Visit Ghost Town Trail for more information. We have two campsites that can accommodate campers up to 30 feet and are easily accessible yet secluded. Both campsites include a fire ring, free first load of firewood, a table and close access to a port-a-john. There is no running water or electricity. A convenient dump station, located at Yellow Creek Campground, is only 8 miles on Rt. 422. Enjoy a nature walk trail around the property. Avid and novice birdwatchers will enjoy the sounds of the wood thrush and more than 25 species on our wooded property. Robert Gordon Violin Maker鈥檚 studio is on site. Tours are available to learn about the history of violin making, and if your timing is right, enjoy an old-time music circle jam most weekends. Visit Robert Gordon III Violin Maker for more information. Private camping, non-commercial. Quiet Hours 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. We will consider one-night stays for weekdays. Family and dog friendly. Dogs must be controlled. Within a short drive there are many area attractions: .5 miles - Ghost Town Trail 5 miles - Duman Lake County Park 8 miles - Yellow Creek State Park 14 miles - Path of the Flood Trail 17 miles - John Mayer Trail 17 miles - Johnstown Flood Museum 19 miles - Johnstown Incline Plane that began service in 1891 (temporarily closed) 19 miles - Cassandra Railroad Overlook 20 miles - Johnstown Flood National Memorial 20 miles - Lemon House Federal Park 26 miles - Horseshoe Curve Historic Landmark 26 miles - Prince Gallitzin State Park 35 miles - Railroaders Memorial Museum 47 miles - Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA Several local breweries and distilleries within 25 miles or less: Coal Country Brewing, Ebensburg Moonshine Mine Distillery, Ebensburg Stonebridge Brewing, Johnstown Levity Brewing, Indiana Noble Stein Brewing, Indiana Disobedient Spirits Distillery, Homer City Local Eateries: Krispy Kreme Drive-In, Belsano The Grove, Belsano The Break Room, Twin Rocks Pour on Center, Ebensburg
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Slice of Solitude

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Windber, PA
Our property was once an overgrown field that in the past was strip mined for coal. This area was purchased by a local church congregation and has been transformed into a fun, peaceful picnic/recreation area. We enjoy using this area for picnics, birthday/graduation parties, family reunions and other fun, meaningful events. We have even had a few weddings here. Recently we decided that we want to give more people the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful, serene area. We hope you choose to come and relax and enjoy a "Slice of Solitude"Learn more about this land:Rustic camping area not far from town. We have a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, children's playground, tether ball, corn hole. A walking trail, running water, electricity ( we do now have one 30 amp outlet聽with more to be聽established in the future), a fire pit, and a few other options. A nice quiet area.
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Whiskey Cabin @ Hideaway Ranch

1 site 路 Lodging55 acres 路 Claysburg, PA
Located in the rolling hills of the Pennsylvania mountains, Hideaway Ranch has 55 acres of open adventure. Established in the late 1800, in historic Bedford County, home of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion. We offer a glamping tent available for 4 season fun. With close access to the Blue Knob State Park and Ski Resort. A local stocked trout stream is just down the road. The Ranch has a stocked pond for fishing and kayaks accessible. The ranch has numerous groomed trails for hiking, biking and off-road. Additionally, we are an active brewery and offer many different experiences for our guests offering PA made craft, beer, wine and spirits.
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Grouseland Hospitality

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents100 acres 路 Clearville, PA
We have 4 sites ready for you here at Grouseland! Please read their descriptions and book the one best for you! We encourage guests to bring dogs, however we do ask that you clean up after them, waste can be thrown into the trash can at the sites. Also all dogs must be kept on leads when on site or on leashes when on walks. No exceptions to this rule to ensure the safety of all of our guests. Tall Oaks Campsite: Tall Oaks Campsite is a private site, great for families and friends and is our only rustic style site, so no water or electricity, designed for 1-6 people with parking for 3 cars on site and space for 1-3 average size tents. This site has a single 8-foot picnic table, portable toilet, scenic overlook, hammock, fireplace, and charcoal grill. Only a short walk from our tree house where guests can relax and enjoy forest bathing. Guests are given an allotted amount of free firewood, miles of hiking trails, and use of communal facilities including a hot shower and flush toilet. Twisted Oak: Twisted Oak Campsite is a private site great for families and friends. This medium sized luxury site includes water and electricity on site, designed for 1-8 guests with parking for 4 cars on site and has space for 16 average sized tents. This site has a 10-foot picnic table, portable toilet, scenic overlook, hammock, fireplace, charcoal grill, and on-site lights. Guests are given an allotted amount of free firewood, miles of hiking trails, and use of communal facilities including a hot shower and flush toilet. Red Maple Campsite: Red Maple Campsite is a private site great for large groups. This large luxury site includes water and electricity on site, designed for 1-12 guests with on-site parking space that is 90ft long and 20ft wide, for an RV or 6-8 cars and overflow parking for several more cars. It is designed to be pulled or backed into and then backed our pulled out of. This site can handle several tents and has two 6-foot picnic tables, two portable toilets, a scenic overlook, hammock, fireplace, a charcoal grill, and on-site lights. Guests are given an allotted amount of free firewood, miles of hiking trails, and use of communal facilities including a hot shower and flush toilet. Aspen RV Campsite: Aspen RV Campsite is a private site great for a family in their RV. This medium sized luxury site includes water and electricity on site, designed for a single RV number of guests is dependent on RV size, maximum 12 people. This site is a drive through site, so guests don鈥檛 have to back in or out. The site can also handle a couple of tents and extra cars. This site also has a 10-foot picnic table, portable toilet, scenic overlook, hammock, fireplace, charcoal grill, and bench. Guests are given an allotted amount of free firewood, miles of hiking trails, and use of communal facilities including a hot shower and flush toilet.
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River Mountain Glamping Retreat

17 sites 路 Lodging150 acres 路 Everett, PA
We love our guests and their comfort, safety, satisfaction is our top priority! We are happy to be available during the duration of your stay to guide and help plan your outdoor adventures, sightseeing, nature wanders, and local explorations. We have over 150 experiences available to our guests, just let us know what type of stay you're looking for. Trade in the city for fresh mountain air and open space! River Mountain is the change of scenery we're all looking for -- perfect for a road trip, staycation, or weekend getaway. Your mountain oasis -- discover open space and fresh air in the mountains while nestling into one of our canvas tipis! The perfect escape for privacy and peace of mind in nature. Guests also have access to a gathering and sitting area, bonfire pits, bbq charcoal grill, portable charging stations, and shared, common area indoor restrooms and showers. This one-of-a-kind experience offers guests a way to connect with the outdoors with the comfort and security of being under shelter. All the amenities at River Mountain, including our daily complimentary happy hour, bonfire, hiking trails, fishing pond, activity barn (ping pong, cornhole, bocce, and many other games), free fiber internet wifi, and concierge service to activities in the area. Graze Kitchen at River Mountain - Inspired + FreshBorn to provide delicious, healthy, and environmentally conscious cuisine to our guests. Graze Kitchen prides itself on featuring fresh, regionally sourced meals with an unexpected, modern flare that is true to River Mountain. Guests may order off of Graze's menu at time of booking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at an additional charge. With River Mountain being a remote getaway, Graze provides delicious, convenient meals so our guests may relax and enjoy this mountain oasis. River Mountain offers guests endless access to the outdoors and nature. Our property features private hiking trails, seven natural springs, Sweet Root Creek, outdoor yoga platforms, Hammock Hideaway, forest bathing, complimentary sunset happy hour, and evening private bonfires. We are bordered by Buchanan State Forest, home of Pennsylvania's Trail of the Year, The Mid State Trail and thousands of acres of outdoor recreation. Our guest guides feature self-guided hikes and outdoor recreation, designed for all skill levels to enjoy during their stay. Our on-site spaces and amenities are created to satisfy the needs of our guests during their stay. The historic 1807 log cabin has been restored into our community dining area. Our beautifully restored Mennonite barn is a communal lounge space with open air walls for guests to relax, read, or recreate. The main lodge features an expansive coworking space with floor to ceiling windows, natural light, and office amenities for remote work. There's so much to experience at River Mountain, we look forward to welcoming you to this little slice of paradise. For the safety and comfort of other guests and staff, all guests are required to abide by our on-site rules and policies.
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Nature Works Farm

1 site 路 Lodging35 acres 路 Homer City, PA
We are a small scale farm and nursery specializing in a wide selection of garden plants including flowers, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets. As part of our commitment to local agriculture, we also produce and sell seasonal produce, cut flowers and eggs, as well as raise a variety of livestock. We love to share information and open our farm to others, so we frequently do tours and teach classes on a variety of subjects related to what we do on our 35 acre farm.聽Learn more about this land:This cozy cabin is nestled next to a stream on our 35 acre farm. Make yourself at home in nature with 2 beds, a comfy pull-out couch, covered front porch and a reading desk and generous dining table. This small cabin is great for those wanting to experience nature and farm life with a little more comfort and amenities than tent-camping.聽 We are a chemical-free farm and nursery.聽聽Our grazing livestock may be visible in nearby fields, as the cabin is situated in the midst of our small, diversified working farm.Things to do nearby:聽Yellow Creek State Park is located 7 miles down the road offering hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing and much more!聽The Ghost Town Trail is accessible via the Heshbon trailhead, just 5 miles down the road. A scenic biking and walking trail along the Blacklick Creek.聽The quaint town of Indiana, PA is just a 15 minute drive from the cabin. A college town providing great restaurants, coffee shops, bars, breweries, and a farmers market.聽聽Other nearby attractions include the historic town of Punxsutawney, the quaint Amish town of Smicksburg and the charming town of Ligonier.Additional Things to Note:聽The cabin is located at Nature Works Farm and Nursery, a small, diversified farm where we live and work. You can see our home from the cabin and will most likely see us out and about. We will give you the most privacy as we possibly can, but we are also open to interacting with you if you'd like to learn about and tour the farm.聽 One聽hour informational tours are available upon request for an additional fee. We have cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks that are mostly in fenced pastures, however, the chickens and ducks tend to wander where ever they'd like :)聽From April-July, our greenhouses are open to the public as a retail plant nursery, so expect to see and hear cars and people coming and going from our main parking lot, located about 100 yards uphill from the cabin. Additionally, the cabin is situated about 200 yards from the main road, so car and truck traffic can be heard.聽聽A private composting toilet is located just outside the cabin. Sawdust is provided, just add a scoop of sawdust before and after you go!聽Pillows and linens are provided for all beds.聽聽There is no electricity or running water, however LED battery lights are situated around the cabin and there is a garden hose available to use for rinsing hands and dishes. In the event of freezing temperatures, water will not be available.There is very limited cell phone service on our farm and聽no access to the internet at the cabin.聽
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The best camping near Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site guide

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Train enthusiasts, history buffs and outdoor lovers will all delight in this historic site. It celebrates what was considered a modern marvel in its day. The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed over the Allegheny Mountains, significantly cutting time off the long and arduous journey across Pennsylvania during the 1800s.

When you visit this historic site, start off at the Summit Level Visitor Center. Here you'll get a great overview of what it was like to work and travel on the rails. Also of interest to visitors will be the Lemon House, which served as a restaurant to patrons of the railroad. The building has been restored to show what it may have looked like during the 1840s, with period furnishings inside. Make sure to check out Engine House #6, the Skew Arch Bridge, and all of the nearby hike and bike trails. The popular 6 to 10 Trail takes hikers on an 8-mile journey from the visitor's center at Incline 6 to Incline 10, the last incline of the railroad. At the base of the trail is the Foot of Ten Trail that takes you to where Engine House 10 once stood.

Don't forget to pack a picnic! The site has a large, wooded picnic area about a half-mile walk from the visitor center. Here you'll find over twenty tables, and a dozen grills for your use. One table is also handicap accessible, with parking and a short, paved path nearby.

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