The best camping near Raccoon Creek State Park

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

The best camping near Raccoon Creek State Park

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

Camping near Raccoon Creek State Park

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

Wildflowers, wetlands, and woodlands provide photo-worthy views through every season.  

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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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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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Horseshoe bend

2 sites · RVs1 acre · OH
We have 2 flat gravel campsites available on our property just 2 miles drive to beaver creek state park where you can hike, fish, visit the pioneer village, and sit by the creek. There are plenty of downed trees, bring a saw if you want to gather wood for a fire. We have a maintained hiking trail that starts on the edge of our property/road and ends at the state park. Or, you can swim, kayak, and fish at the beaver creek, just a 1/2 mile from our sites. We are 26 miles from the Pittsburgh airport and 1 hour to downtown Pittsburgh. Enjoy being close enough to enjoy the big city offerings without the high cost of accommodations. Or just relax at your campsite. Fire rings provided. Thank you for considering us for your stay.
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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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Nanny’s Rustic Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Smithton, PA
This Adult only camping site is located on a small farm in a rural Westmoreland County setting and offers the view of the surrounding farmlands. This 10+ acres includes a farmhouse, stable and outside facilities including: hot tub, lounge chairs, secluded back deck, picnic tables with propane grills, 3 private toilets, a sink, two urinals, and don’t forget about the 2 private outdoor showers. All of this comes with a great view of the area. You are literary in the midst of a corn field and able to interact with farm animals that will add to this retreat experience. Remember this is an Adult only camping site which includes visitors. If you forget linens, pillows, towels, pillows etc these can be rented for a small fee. Each cabin has a full size bed with a mattress cover. You can also purchase fire wood as each site has an outdoor fire circle.
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Little Beaver lookout

2 sites · RVs2 acres · East Liverpool, OH
Property is creekfront on Little Beaver Creek and borders state game lands. Approximately 2 acres sits about 10 ft above the creek at the campsite and 20 ft at the cabin. Good small mouth, walleye fishing and kayaking. Remnants of the sandy Beaver canal can be fond while traveling down the creek. Lots of trails to hike and a train tunnel to explore. Beaver creek state park is nearby with it's nature center, working grist mill, and miles of trails
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Memory Park Campground

25 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Mineral City, OH
Memory Park is a primitive, beautifully maintained family-owned private campground located near beautiful Atwood Lake State Park. First developed in 1968, Memory Park offers peace, quiet, and tranquility for you and your family for that perfect weekday or weekend getaway . There are plenty of primitive sites to choose from, including Murphy Meadow, Outback Bend, Honeymoon Point, and Shady Rest, just to name a few. Each campsite includes a picnic table and fire pit. Firewood is available ($10 through hipcamp or cash on-site per full wheelbarrow load). Memory Park is the ideal rustic environment to restore the soul, including simple activities like sitting around a fire, reading or taking a nap, hiking, cooking over the fire, observing nature, and enjoying fellowship with friends. Memory Park can be your 'go to' camp spot, especially for Buckeye Trail hikers! Water is available from two hand pumps on the property. Electricity is not available. Quiet generators are welcome. A clean port-a-jon is maintained for our campers.
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White Oak Farm

3 sites · Lodging150 acres · Wellsville, OH
Beautifully serene hunter's cabin on 150 acres of wooded farmland. 3 amazing fishing ponds on property along with an inground swimming pool, fire pit, and horse stalls available for rent. Located near Wellsville's Forbidden Zone and Wheeling's Mountaineer Racetrack and Casino. 2 hunters allowed per unit.
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Ranch Relaxin'

4 sites · RVs, Tents900 acres · Burgettstown, PA
Learn more about this land:Stay at Birch Creek Farmery and enjoy seeing hundreds of pastured, heritage breed animals amongst forest, hilltops, valleys, creeks, ponds, and fields. With beautiful sunrise and sunset views, hiking, fishing, and nearby bike trails you'll have plenty to do during your stay! Book a tour with us and we'll even show you the ins and outs of the day to day life around here. Rather check out Pittsburgh? It's an easy 45 minutes away. There are a few local breweries and wineries around, and we're happy to hook you up with some of our fresh meats and eggs to cook! You'll be able to kick back and relax on our working ranch. There's plenty of fresh air and wilderness to soak up with us!
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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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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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Cranberry Treehouse

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Seven Fields, PA
So close to restaurants, stores, and highways yet it feels so far. The 2.5 acre property which slopes down into a peaceful valley, is surrounded by a private, well-kept forest and open space. There are two creeks, trails, and plenty of birds and wildlife. You will be in nature… but that’s the point, right?
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The best camping near Raccoon Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Blankets of bluebells, violets, and red and white trilliums set the landscapes ablaze each spring and summer at Raccoon Creek State Park. The 314-acre wildflower reserve is the park’s crown jewel, with 4.5 miles of trails and more than 700 plant species to spot, but the outdoor adventures don’t stop there. Head to Racoon Lake to boat, fish, or swim in summer, explore 27 miles of hiking trails, or bring your mountain bike, horse, or snowmobile—there are 11 miles of multi-use trails, too. Campers can choose from cabins, rustic camping, or modern electric hookup campsites.  

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for family campers: The main Racoon Creek State Campground has tent and trailer campsites, many with electric hookups, plus warm showers and flush toilets. 
  • Best for tent campers: Sioux Rustic Campground has primitive camping open through winter, but facilities are limited (non-flush toilets and potable water only). 
  • Best for backpackers: Pioneer Backpacking Area has walk-in tent-only primitive camping—bring everything you need with you, including drinking water.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 172 campsites and 10 cabins via the Pennsylvania State Parks website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open 11 months in advance, and sites can be reserved up until noon on the day of arrival.
  3. Campsites can book up fast, especially if visiting during peak season (April-October) or on holiday weekends. Aim to book at least three months in advance, especially for cabins.

When to go

The spring and summer wildflower blooms are the star attraction at Racoon Creek, and the season peaks in late April and late August. Fall foliage is equally spectacular, and typically peaks in mid-October. It’s warm enough to swim at the lake from late May through mid-September, while winter visitors can enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Camping is possible year-round at Sioux Rustic Campground, but the main campground closes from mid-October through mid-October.

Know before you go

  • Raccoon Creek State Park is west of Pittsburgh, about a 40-minute drive away. Entry points are located along PA 18, which runs through the park.
  • There are no admission fees for Pennsylvania State Parks, but campsite booking fees apply. 
  • Facilities in the park include restrooms, picnic areas, food concession stands, boat rentals, boat launches, an electric car charging station, and a playground. 
  • Fires are only permitted in grills and fire rings.
  • You can bring your own boats (electric motors only). Swimming is permitted at the swimming beach only.
  • There are ADA-accessible campsites, cabins, and restrooms at the park. The swimming beach is also accessible.

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