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River Mountain Outdoors

5 sites · Lodging, Tents83 acres · Bloomsburg, PA
The history of the Pump House began in 1878, when three ambitious men hatched a plan for the world's first long-distance underground oil pipeline which would transport oil from well to refinery more quickly and efficiently than the horse-drawn wagons of the time. Pumping stations were needed every fifty miles along this long route to keep pressure on the pipeline so that the oil could reach its destination. Pump House Bed and Breakfast is one of the only properties in the country in which the both the original homes of the foremen and the large brick buildings remain. Doug, owner, has spent more than 20 years lovingly restoring these foreman houses as well as the large industrial brick buildings. The Brick Barn Hall once housed steam pumps to pressurize the pipe and keep the oil moving, and the Catawissa Cabin behind it served as the telegraph office. The Studio Hall contained boilers that produced the steam to power the pumps, while the adjoining Studio Cabin functioned as a blacksmith's workspace. Today, the buildings function as reception spaces for weddings and other special events, and house private suites as well as an art studio where Doug pursues his work and teaches drawing, ceramics, and stained glass classes. The Season House, one of the two foreman homes, features additional guest accommodations while Doug resides in the other foreman house. Visit and experience a piece of PA history! The 2004 This Old House feature on Doug's
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$75
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Camp Dietrich on Bear Creek

4 sites · Lodging425 acres · Jim Thorpe, PA
4 Secluded campsites along Bear Creek in the Poconos, feature spacious safari tents with queen bunk beds, covered dining area, a deck to set up an additional 6 person pop up tent. In addition we have “Check Point Shed” where campers can borrow gear. Drive into your campsite immediately you will hear the sounds of a Babbling creek, by giant rhododendrons under magnificent hemlocks and oaks - a truly natural and relaxing experience. Campers can enjoy a short hike to our private waterfall with swimming hole or lay in a hammock by the creek. The sites are surrounded by 400 acres of privately owned natural forest with several miles of marked trails. The campsite is adjoined by Lehigh Gorge State Park and PA state game lands. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended for hiking. Just minutes away there are outdoor adventures galore: white water rafting, kayaking, biking on rail to trails bike paths, skirmish paint ball, Glen Onoko Falls and Hickory Run state parks. the mountaintop entertainment venue Penns Peak and the historic town of Jim Thorpe are just 15 minutes from the campsite. Jim Thorpe has many fine eatery’s, shops, the Lehigh Gorge Railway and Asa Packer mansion
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$175
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Booked 2 times

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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West Creek Campground

15 sites · Lodging70 acres · Waller, PA
West Creek Campground is your premier glamping experience. With tons of sites to choose from and customizable levels of comfort, you are able to enjoy all that nature has to offer without compromising your needs. West Creek offers tents, tiny homes, large cabins, canvas tents, and more! Only 8 miles from Ricketts Glen and with tons of other activities on our grounds and around us, it's the perfect nature getaway!
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RoundStone

9 sites · Tents400 acres · Weatherly, PA
We are a small, family owned campground nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, on the outskirts of the famous Poconos. We offer rustic tent sites and log cabins on nearly 400 acres. The property has been in our family since the late 1800's, initially operating as an ochre mill. We are near the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Whitewater Rafting Adventures, Hickory Run State Park, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Tuscarora State Park, and more! PLEASE NOTE: - Our tent sites are rustic with NO electric or running water. Porta-Johns are available throughout the grounds. (Some sites are closer to port-a-johns than others.) We do not provide potable water or showers but we allow responsible use of the stream for cleaning. -Due to the threat of invasive pests, we do not allow firewood to be transported onto the grounds. We have firewood for sale for $7 per crate. -We have a variety of wildlife in the area, including black bears. Please follow 'Leave No Trace' protocols and be mindful of trash and food throughout your stay. We have a dumpster available to you on the grounds. -Check in is contactless. Upon booking, you will receive directions to your site. -Three night minimum: Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend. -Only some of our sites are available here on Hipcamp. Please get in touch with us for more options if you have a larger group or if you are interested in a cabin.
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The Lookout

4 sites · RVs, 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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Pine Valley Alpacas

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Dallas, PA
Learn more about this land: 🌲 Pine Valley is an alpaca farm with a nice tucked away campsite surrounded by trees and nature. It’s a short distance from Ricketts Glen where you can hike the trails or go up and enjoy the activities at Lake Jean. 🦙 There are alpacas to visit and a small store to shop. You can have a cozy campfire while you enjoy watching the alpacas and being with nature.
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Hikers Bikers n Nature Likers OH MY

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Upper Exeter, PA
It's always a great time of year for nature. It's cheap, but hotels aren't! Whether youre fishing the river or stream, hiking the endless trails, off-roading, swimming, taking a train ride, climbing, ect; it all can be done right here! Are you a fan of American history? This is a wonderful place to learn hands on. Including indians vs settlers, hidden tunnels, mining, abandoned mines, and the revolution. Rich with history! Maybe you will see a Bigfoot 😜 Come visit our lovely home in the mountains on 4.2 acres and save some $ while having a more enriching experience. The surrounding landscape is similar to a small bowl of mountains. We are located halfway up the side, facing the rising sun. In fall and winter, the view of the 9 surrounding mountaintops is breathtaking! Fall asleep to the sound of Gardner creek at the bottom of the hill. (stocked with trout when in season) Its very possible to hear the coyotes calling to each other across the valley. Bears, deer, racoons and other nocturnal creatures roam the hills and are frequently caught on camera. So hide your cookies! During the day, birds of prey sunbathe in the tree tops and glide only a few feet above you. Kids will love the park/playground, which can be seen from the main house(without foliage), just across the creek or a half mile drive. FROM YOUR SITE grab some spring water and berries, visit campbells ledge lookout, take out the quads, a short walk to the great Susquehanna river for some large fish, to the stocked creek down the hill, bike the mountain, take a dip in the swimming holes, or pet our chickens! Ask us about our favorite spots ☺️ Wifi will work at the RV site or near the main house. Make yourself at home and grab a chair in the lawn. We provide a free bundle of firewood with your booking. You can add more if needed but there's plenty of branches around.(please nothing alive) All sites have a folding table and chairs if requested. Bring a grate if you plan to cook on the fire pit. Free fresh well water hose. Water hookup for the RV site is available at no cost if needed. We provide garbage disposal and recycling. Our dog, Aria, is a playful Cane Corso. Don't mind if she barks, that's her job lol. She will play with other animals. Our home is in the center of the sites but we do our best to give you privacy. The road we live on is 15 miles long, very quiet. No cars late at night and maybe 1 passes every 10-20 minutes during the day. We have a couple neighbors but you are still in the mountains. ☺️
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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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Cat' Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Mountain Top, PA
Secluded, off grid getaway! On a private lane, but close to anything you may need! It consists of four buildings! The owners private A frame built atop a stone springhouse! A Bunkhouse! An amazing deck with outdoor kitchen and fireplace! A private bathhouse with an attached guest bathouse! The bunk house that will sleep 2 to 3 people with a propane wall mounted heater! You could also bring your own tent or vehicle camper up to 18-20 ft. No trailers! Enjoy the beautiful Stone fireplace surrounded by a deck and partial roof that consists of an outdoor kitchen with running water! A small stream and mini waterfalls that include a small pond make for a peaceful relaxing night at the campfire
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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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Forks Farm Campground

1 site · Tent86 acres · Orangeville, PA
Welcome to Forks Farm Campground! Forks Farm is an 86 acre farm located in Fishing Creek, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The grass and timber farm is nestled along Huntington Creek at the base of a south-facing slope with beautiful views of Knob Mountain and Huntington Mountains to the south. There is a fire pit, picnic tables, a swimming hole, wooded campsites, fishing, Josiah Hess Covered Bridge, an outhouse, and an open area for recreational use. Please remember we are a working farm. All fences are electric. Please DO NOT TOUCH or go inside a fenced area without a farmer accompanying you. Pack it in, pack it out. You are responsible for removing your own trash and recyclables. The farm store is open 24/7 for self-service. Please record your purchases in the notebook on the counter and leave payment (cash or check is preferred, but you can use Venmo) in the money box on the counter. If you need assistance with a purchase (Forks Farm grass-fed meats for the grill), let us know. Forks Farm Market has been providing the community with locally produced foods every 2nd and 4th Saturday, May - December, for thirty years and has established itself as the area's first and only on-farm, producer-only farm market offering the local community chemical-free, pasture-raised meats, dairy, and farmstead cheese in addition to a wide variety of locally produced foods, fiber, and crafts from over twenty vendors. The campground is easily accessed from the Bloomsburg exit of Interstate 80, ten miles north on SR 487, and 1.5 miles east of Forks on Winding Road. The nearest major town is Bloomsburg, 10 miles to the south, and both Philadelphia and New York City are within a 3-hour drive.
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$50
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The best camping near Frances Slocum State Park guide

Overview

About

Get ready for a whole slew of beautiful days at Frances Slocum State Park. The wildlife-viewing is top-notch here, and while you can picnic and boat in a lot of places, the scenery at Frances Slocum just makes it perfect. 13 miles of trails accommodate skiers in winter and hikers year round, exposing visitors to beautiful scenic views and peaceful nooks of nature sounds. The lake is stocked with trout and contains several additional species of fish, 700 acres of land are accessible to hunters (350 to archers), and camping is modern and easy to plan and negotiate. A swimming pool that’s open in the summer months, a slope for sledding in winter and educational programs on nature, history, culture, and more make this a great place to bring your kids. Or if you just want to enjoy those things yourself, so much the better!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Frances Slocum State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the foliage is at its most picturesque. Summer offers warm days perfect for water activities, though it can be crowded. Winters are quiet but can be quite cold, so dress warmly if you venture out.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit for your outdoor adventure.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions that may be in effect during your visit.
  • Make use of the available facilities, including picnic areas and restrooms, to enhance your park experience.

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