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Stargazing Field at Olga Farm

15 sites · Tents133 acres · Coudersport, PA
Olga Farm is a working organic vegetable farm with a Stargazing Field for primitive camping & it also offers a number of glamping options. Please contact us if you're interested in glamping at Olga Farm. The Stargazing Field at Olga Farm is perfect for camping, breathtaking sunrises, peaceful meditation, & you guessed it...stargazing in some of the darkest skies in the northeastern United States. It's adjacent to a working organic vegetable farm. Olga Farm is 4.4 miles from the charming town of Coudersport & its shops & eateries, including Olga Gallery, Cafe, & Bistro which is only 5.9 miles away. There's a great swimming hole less than 5.5 miles away. Cherry Springs State Park, a stargazing Mecca is 21 miles away. Olga Farm is a great base to explore the Pennsylvania Wilds. We are 36 miles from the Kinzua Skywalk & 46 miles from Leonard Harrison State Park, one of our favorite places to view the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. We're only 14 miles from the Austin Dam Ruins & 37 miles from Rock City Park just over the border in New York State.
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Austin Dam Memorial Park

206 sites · RVs, Tents76 acres · PA
Just outside the quaint town of Austin sits a vivid reminder of one of Pennsylvania's worst disasters – the Austin Flood. In 1909, the dam was constructed on Freeman Run to power the Bayless Papermill downstream. Many wondered if the dam was safe. On September 30, 1911, Austin found out. Poor construction, coupled with torrential rain, resulted in the dam's collapse. Nearly 400 million gallons of water were released, destroying everything for 8 miles. At least 78 people perished in the tragedy. It was the second worst flood disaster in Pennsylvania's history and sixth worst dam failure in U.S. history. The tragedy sparked new legislation to improve dam safety, and the Austin Dam was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The ruins of the dam still stand, surrounded by a 76-acre park, as a tribute to the lives lost in the Austin Flood. Don't miss one of Potter County's best kept secrets!
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1970 Camper Kettle Creek Renovo Pa

1 site · Lodging2 acres · South Renovo, PA
Camp Fannie is a 1970 Fan Style Liner in almost original condition, she sits on a little over 2 acres with the Susquehanna river in front train tracks out back with a occasional train passing by and on the far side another camp and Kettle Creek where it meets the river. Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing and atv trails all close by. Cherry springs for star gazing, have seen elk crossing the river about a mile up stream. Hyner State Park has a lookout approximately 14miles away and hang gliders in the fall with many other State parks close by. There is a restaurant across the road from Fannie with great food. This is a very quiet spot with wild animals and the sounds at night are amazing.
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Grand Canyon Motel Resort & Campground

19 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Wellsboro, PA
Located in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Grand Canyon Motel Resort & Campground features both primitive and full 30/50 amp service, tent camping, modern motel rooms and Jacuzzi Suites. Amenities include restroom and shower facilities, dump station, WiFi and fire ring/grill to list a few. Located just one mile from the majestic Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and Leonard Harrison State Park, we offer all the amenities and accommodations to make your visit a fun and comfortable one. Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you soon!
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Farm on the Creek

4 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Howard, PA
The active farm lays along the lazy Marsh Creek not far from where it collides with the mighty Bald Eagle. Campsites are spaced out along the creek, in the fields, and on the mountain. Fish on any of the three streams, relax by the water or enjoy view of the cattle and wildlife. Bald Eagle State Park, State College, and Lock Heaven are a short distance away.
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Elk Run Maples

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Gaines, PA
A gorgeous property at the foot of a mountain with the Elk Run creek edging the back private area, provides hours of relaxation listen to the stream, fishing and wading in the creek. Huge maple trees where a maple sugar shack was once on the property provides a wooded area by the stream where you can set up a tent or sleep in hammocks and listen to the stream. We are renovating a barn into a large beautiful house will be available soon. We provide a picnic table, fire ring and fire wood. There could be two sites, one has electric and both have water. Bring a water filter, water is safe but has the sulfur smell. A charcoal filter is recommended. The circular driveway provides easy access. Toy hauler or horse trailers welcome. ATV can get in the DCNR connector trail right from the driveway. Hunters are welcome to hunt the many acres of public land in the area. Not permitted on our property. There is wildlife including bear, deer and Turkey we often see ducks, eagles, gross beaks, and cardinals just to name a few. This is the place to come to park you RV and retreat to the creek in back of property if you want time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
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Camp Skipping Rock on Pine Creek

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Cammal, PA
Welcome to our little slice of heaven along Pine Creek at the southern end of the "PA Grand Canyon". It is an outdoor lover's dream. The camp lies inside of Tiadaghton State Forest on the west side of Pine Creek in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The property is 5 acres, embedded deep in public land. On the property there is this one very large campsite (approx 100 square ft) for rent and our small cabin. If we are there at the same time as our guests, we share the outhouse and shower, but our guests have their own private picnic table, fire pit and grill on the far side of the property. The area is beautiful for paddling, floating, fishing, hiking, biking, rock skipping, dipping your toes, swimming hole gems, searching for waterfalls, writing retreats. There are hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain bike and ATV trails, and some of the best fishing and stargazing on the East Coast. There is a 62 mile -rails-to-trails that runs along the other side of Pine Creek from Wellsboro to Jersey Shore, PA. Our camp is located on a secluded hill - a relaxing oasis removed from the rest of the world - read a book in a hammock, build campfires, grill yummy food, let the kids run around like crazy, play a lot of cards. It a 2 minute walk from the property to public access to Pine Creek. It is a 45 minute drive to paddle the Western Branch of the Susquehanna near Lock Haven, PA.
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Creekside Inn at Sizerville RV Site

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Emporium, PA
Learn more about this land:3 Self contained RV 30amp hookups; picnic table-fire ring-firewood at each site. Pics are on the Creekside Inn at Sizerville Facebook page. Adjacent to Sizerville State Park and 500,000 acres of State Forests. Centrally located to Pennsylvania's elk herd, Kinzua Bridge, Pa.Grand Canyon, and Cherry Springs Dark Sky. Bicycle trails, hiking trails, horse trails, countless hunting and fishing opportunities, endless canoeing and kayaking.
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1972 Vintage Camper On Campsite

1 site · Lodging4 acres · Renovo, PA
1972 - 15 foot vintage camper , 50 years old that gives you a real feeling of stepping back in time❤️Nestled under the beautiful pine trees. Self-check-in with a lockbox. The back side of the property line offers private walk-in access to the fresh, picturesque Kettle Creek, well known for its great fishing of Wild Brook, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The creek is stocked at a few locations and the creek front at this property is one of them. Go through the wetlands to get to the creek. Also, just miles down the creek from the beautiful Kettle Creek Reservoir, which is stocked preseason, during season and during winter to increase angler opportunities on the lake. Minimalistic living off the grid style camping. Multiple car parking on site. Fire pit access and wood for clean burning. Creek access down the walking trail through the wetlands. Electricity. There are two 5-gallon hanging showers-in-bags outside hanging under the pavilion roof and a plastic basin available in camper for bird bathing. Small fridge space available in the camper, bring cooler space. Plastic silverware, paper plates and cups in the camper. Electric fry pan. Microwave. Coffee maker. Crock pot for cooking or try your hand at primitive cooking over an open fire. Outside charcoal grill on site. Recycle center located very close, bags will be available for recyclable trash, for you to drop at the center on your way out. 1500-watt heater that does a great job at heating the 15' camper. Fan available in camper. No pets at this time related to vintage camper accommodations. Thank you!There is flat ground to play yard games or soak in the sun. The camper sits under the pines which is a very nice shaded area. Just miles from the Bush Dam where you can boat, kayak, swim, hiking trails just a beautiful & relaxing area. Also close to kettle creek famous for its great fishing. Private driveway with lots of parking space.
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Triple Dream Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Smethport, PA
Hipcamp hosts since 2017 we are located approximately 2 hours south from either Erie, PA or Buffalo, NY, 3 hours north of Pittsburgh, PA and just west of Potter County, PA, our single campsite offers the peace, openness and relaxation to campers looking to be out in the PA Wilds on our 94 acre family horse farm. A row of trees, underbrush and bridge over a creek separates your open pasture campsite from the main area of the farm, further providing a semi-private separation and an unbelievable clear angle of the southern night sky. Our camping site affords you the opportunity to play with your children, guests and pets without disturbing other campers or vice versa. The open pasture campsite is perfect for outdoor games, dog walks up the trails or just relaxing and decompressing from your hectic schedule to reconnect with family and friends. Our Boondocking site affords you a inexpensive place to park your self-contained RV to relax on our farm. Please know that parking for your RV will be dependent on weather, time of the year, farm activities and safety. We will fully communicate your location before arrival. Our farm is close to the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk with breathtaking views and beautiful year-round hiking, the Kinzua Dam for boating and other water activities abundant outdoor activities at the nearby Allegheny National Forest will insure that you will have plenty to do during your stay! We are 30 minutes from Bradford, PA, home of the Zippo/Case Museum and Flag Ship Store, and the Marilyn Horne Museum and close hidden gems of small town Americana such as Smethport, Coudersport, Wellsboro, Kane PA as well as Olean, NY. These towns boast various festivals all year long for your enjoyment as well. Through these towns, The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is a short 2 hour drive for additional hiking and other outdoor activities along with wondrous views and activities. Triple Dream Farm is an active rescue horse farm with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats currently calling the Farm home. * Although you will not hear traffic, horns or sirens, please remember that nature can be loud during the night (crickets, frogs, sometimes coyote in the distance or even our sometimes resident Screech Owl) as well as our roosters, ducks or horses calling to each other.
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Alpaca's of Fairhawk

1 site · RV, Tent34 acres · Jersey Shore, PA
Learn more about this land:At Alpaca's of Fairhawk you can anticipate enjoying the quiet farm life of our 34 acre alpaca farm. Surrounded by the majestic, rolling Pennsylvania moutains, with a 360 view. 10 minutes from Rails to Trails25 minutes from Little league hall of fame1 hour from PA Grand Canyon in the quaint town of WellsboroDont want to cook? 2 minutes from Waltzes Creamery in Salladasburg. We look forward to hosting you on your next camping vacation.
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Good Neighbor Craft House

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · North Bend, PA
We are a brewery/restaurant sitting in picturesque Western Clinton. We sit in the shadow of the famous Hyner View State Park, which offers one of the best views in Pennsylvania. There are plenty of hiking trails and opportunities to enjoy the Susquehanna River. Or simply relax on our property while you enjoy mountain views and nature.
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The best camping near Ole Bull State Park guide

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About

“Olé, Olé, Olé!” And you’ll be chanting similar spirited lyrics while you’re snowmobiling down Ole Bull State Park’s frozen precipitation during the colder months. Occupying one-hundred-and-thirty acres of Pennsylvania's Black Forest (called so because of the dense vegetation), this modest sized park serves-up surprisingly large portions of outdoor activities; fishing in the well-stocked Kettle Creek is known to be some of the best in the colonial state. In fact, both Ole Bull Creek and Kettle Creek have become synonymous with mantle piece-worthy catches. And, with the park’s two well-manicured, modern campgrounds hugging Kettle Creek, you’ll be able to enjoy all the hydrophilic bliss Ole Bull State Park’s has to offer.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Ole Bull State Park is during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall, when the park's flora is in full bloom and the wildlife is most active. Winter offers a quiet, snowy retreat, but some facilities may be limited, so always check ahead.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be mindful of park rules and regulations to preserve the natural habitat for future visitors.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for hiking and other outdoor activities.
  • Remember to pack essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit.
  • Explore nearby camping options if you're planning an overnight stay.

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