The best camping near Moraine State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Moraine State Park adventure.

The best camping near Moraine State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Moraine State Park adventure.

Camping near Moraine State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Moraine State Park adventure.

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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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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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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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Bill S. and Nancy's property

10 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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The Tiny Home

4 sites · Lodging7 acres · Barkeyville, PA
Learn more about this land: The TINY HOME features: • 240 square feet plus sleeping lofts • Sleeping space for 5 consisting of one double bed and two single beds in the lofts and one pullout on the main floor • Electric fireplace, stove, and oven • Refrigerator • Central HVAC • Large wooden deck.   The SITE also features: • Wooded trails • Three fire pits with plentiful free firewood • 250 square foot pavilion with picnic table.   • Trails thru woods plus large lawn area OTHER: •  Pets generally permitted but not inside house. • Recommend good tires, or 4 wheel drive to get up driveway, deflating tires may be necessary in bad weather. • No Smoking Inside
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Exploring Limits wildlife Retreat

5 sites · Tents9 acres · Youngstown, OH
This hidden gem is tucked away in the middle of an industrial area of youngstown. One moment you'll be in the middle of a busy city and the next, you'll be engulfed into a peaceful retreat. As you travel up the drive the outside world slips away. You'll find yourself in a private escape surrounded completely by a barrier of overgrown brush and woods. Springtime video tour: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTL5E8DMW/
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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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Michelle’s Primitive Camp Nook

3 sites · Lodging9 acres · East Palestine, OH
My Mini horse farm is a relaxing place in the country for a peaceful retreat.
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Cliff Mine Heights

1 site · RV1 acre · Coraopolis, PA
We purchased the property as a foreclosure five years ago, and have been remodeling ever since. The property is located close to all the city amenities we love, but still gives us the privacy we wanted. Learn more about this land: The RV site is next to the house and is nearly level. (30A plug available) Road is visible from RV site, large backyard with fire pit is available. Local Park, wave pool, bike trails, shopping, and local eats or all within a 5 minute drive, some even within walking distance! JoJo's dinner is just around the corner.
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French Creek Farms

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Utica, PA
French Creek Farms is a 50+ acre farm nestled along the banks of French Creek in Venango County Pennsylvania. We have creekside sites as well as some field side sites with water access. You can kayak and canoe on French Creek or just bring some floats if you don't want to paddle. There is a short walking trail on the grounds that leads through our Christmas tree farm. You can also fish from the banks or in a small pond on the property. There are some state and county parks within driving range such as Two-mile run County Park and Lake Wilhelm State Park.
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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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The best camping near Moraine State Park guide

Overview

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Pennsylvania's third-largest state park is a dream with more than 16,725 acres of lakeside beaches and wooded hills converted from former mining land. Outdoor activities span all tastes thanks to 71 miles of trails to hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride, plus sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling through winter. Aquaphiles are equally well-served, with 42 miles of lakeside to cruise, windsurf, or fish—or you can hit the sandy beaches to swim and sunbathe. Camping isn't permitted within the park, but two primitive campsites are available for organized groups only, as well as cozy cabins. 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 11 cabins or two group campgrounds via the Pennsylvania State Parks website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open 11 months in advance, and all sites must be reserved a minimum of three days in advance.
  3. Cabins can book up fast, especially if visiting between April and October. Book at least three months in advance, or even earlier for summer or holiday weekends.

When to go

Moraine State Park is open year-round, and with up to 2 million annual visitors, don't expect to have the trails to yourself. Peak season runs from April through October, while the winter months offer the best chance to dodge the crowds. Activities vary by season, from boat cruises and stand-up paddleboard lessons in summer to iceboating in winter. Cabins can be booked year-round.

Know before you go

  • Moraine State Park is 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, about a 40-minute drive away.
  • There are no admission fees for Pennsylvania state parks, but campsite booking fees apply. 
  • Facilities include two marinas, boat launches, a boat rental and gift shop, fishing piers, bike rental, and an electric-vehicle charging station. Picnic areas with grills and restrooms are all over, along with seven reservable picnic pavilions. Food concession stands can be foundat the two beaches.
  • You can bring your own boats and watercraft with motors up to 20 horsepower. Swimming is permitted only at the Lakeview and Pleasant Valley beaches.
  • ADA-accessible beaches, boat launches, picnic areas, and restrooms are available. The fishing pier at McDanels Boat Launch is also accessible.  

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