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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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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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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Rock Falls Adventures

4 sites · Tents2 acres · Slippery Rock, PA
Located on Slippery Rock Creek, a quiet and serene environment with kayaks available to use from our dock and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Half wooded and half open with abundant shade to enjoy. Nearby and local adventures include HIKING and BACKPACKING the North Country Trail, BIKING paved and mountain trails, KAYAKING lakes, creeks and rivers, WINERIES and unique FOODIE establishments, and even local SCUBA diving.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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