The best camping near Ricketts Glen State Park

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

The best camping near Ricketts Glen State Park

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

Camping near Ricketts Glen State Park

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

Camp near dozens of waterfalls and ancient trees in this Northeastern Pennsylvania Park

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Top-rated campgrounds near Ricketts Glen State Park

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Hartman's Oasis

5 sites 路 Tents20 acres 路 Benton, PA
We live on 20 acres of wooded property with a 2 and a half acre pond, with fishing and swimming and kayaking available. There is a lot of wildlife around. We are just minutes away from Ricketts Glen State Park where you can hike & Lake Jean where you can swim, kayak, fish. The town of Benton with its small shops and businesses are just 8 miles down the road.
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West Creek Campground

15 sites 路 Lodging70 acres 路 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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Fairie Tale Farm

9 sites 路 RVs, Tents60 acres 路 Shickshinny, PA
Unplug, Refresh, Renew! Fairie Tale Farm invites you to experience its magical ambiance and warm hospitality. Our gorgeous historical farmstead is a hidden gem that begs to be shared! Explore hiking and biking trails on this expansive 60-acre horse farm, or simply unwind while watching the horses graze (no treats, please) and observing wildlife meandering through the woods. For more outdoor adventures, Ricketts Glen State Park is nearby, offering opportunities to hike alongside 22 breathtaking waterfalls in the gorge or kayak on Lake Jean. If camping is your pleasure, but hiking isn't your cup of tea, fret not! There are plenty of local antique stores to peruse for treasures or several wineries to tour and indulge in tastings. Not sure which of our many unique campsites suits you and your guests best? Simply book one, and we can have a chat to determine the perfect fit. All our sites come equipped with a picnic table, a fire ring stocked with one bundle of wood and kindling, and access to fresh water. Plus, there's a convenient Port-A-Potty nearby for your comfort.
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Welcome Ricketts Glen Hikers

10 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres 路 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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$45
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River Mountain Outdoors

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents83 acres 路 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.聽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.聽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.聽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.聽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,聽features additional guest accommodations while Doug resides in the other foreman house.聽Visit and experience a piece of PA history! The 2004 This Old House feature on Doug's
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100 Mile View Camping

14 sites 路 RVs, Tents400 acres 路 Jim Thorpe, PA
The 100 Mile View Campground is located 3 miles from Jim Thorpe, the Lehigh Gorge State Park, Delaware, and Lehigh Heritage Trail, White Water Rafting, Steam Train Rides, Museums, Music Entertainment at Mauch Chunk Opera House, and Mauch Chunk Lake which is perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddle boating and fishing. You can get to all of these activities in 3 miles with no traffic by turning left out of our driveway and driving west on Flagstaff Road to Jim Thorpe. We offer hiking and mountain biking trails on our property and a variety of camping opportunities for parties with tents, campers, overlanders, and RVs. Our campsites are booked on ResNexus.com which does not charge additional booking fees for reservations made at our campground. 100 Mile View Camping is a family-run campground that is located in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on a property that has 100 Mile East to West Panoramic Views. It is comprised of several parcels totaling 100's of acres that were purchased over the past 35 years. We have shared our property with hikers, bikers, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts since day one. Our campground started with only 6 campsites, but with great reviews, we continue growing and have recently received the approvals to become one of the premier camping and outdoor resort destinations in the Eastern United States. Our founder, Jake Arner, has a passion for the outdoors and for people who show respect for nature and for other people. Jake genuinely enjoys sharing his property with others. This property and Jake's generosity have received 5-star reviews online from many people.
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Pocono Point

40 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Lehighton, PA
Pocono Point RV & Campground offers a truly unforgettable vacation experience, where you can enjoy the culture of historic Jim Thorpe any time of year. Our camping near the Pocono Mountains offers an array of stay types like full-hookup RV sites, cozy cabins, as well as the authentic experience of rustic tent camping. We also have one-of-a-kind views over the Delaware Water Gap. Pocono Point RV features accommodations for every family to enjoy; whether you鈥檙e camping for the first time or take the family out for an adventure every year, we have the site, tent, or cabin for you.
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Booked 3 times

Red Rock Mountain Campground

1 site 路 RV, Tent18 acres 路 Jamison City, PA
Welcome Hikers!!! Our Campground is located at the base of the Red Rock Mountain where 487 meets 118 in Benton, Pennsylvania! We offer 23 spacious tent sites, cabins, and a RV Park with full hook up, 30 amp electric. We are family friendly, pet friendly and are the closest campground to the beautiful Ricketts Glen State Park. We鈥檙e open April-October and we fill up fast!
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Paper Mill Pines Glamping Getaway

1 site 路 Lodging27 acres 路 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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Forks Farm Campground

1 site 路 Tent86 acres 路 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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Forest or field camping

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents60 acres 路 Shickshinny, PA
Learn more about this land:We have a large mowed field and multiple potential wooded sites. Hiking trails available on location. Rickett鈥檚 Glen State Park is within a short drive.
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Peters Sawmill

3 sites 路 Lodging15 acres 路 Hillsgrove, PA
In the heart of the forest, nestled among towering trees and surrounded by breathtaking views, a humble cabin. It鈥檚 the place that evokes tranquility and solitude, offering a refuge from the chaos of the outside world. What makes this cabin truly captivating is its unique location, obscured by the presence of a running sawmill. Come enjoy watching as it takes you back in time. This sawmill is unlike any bandmill, boasting a massive 4 and a half-foot circular saw, a relic from the years between 1935 and 1945. Its rhythmic, melodic hum fills the air, blending seamlessly with the symphony of nature. The captivating noise created an enchanting ambiance, luring those in search of solace and beauty. We run our mill with recycled cooking oil and a diesel blend. Behind the sawmill, nature thrives harmoniously. Wildlife painted the surroundings with vibrant colors, as birds filled the sky with their elegant dances and curious squirrels scurried about, their fluffy tails adding a playful touch to the lush landscape. The cabin is a sanctuary where one can witness the wonders of nature, just a walk away from the roaring sawmill. Come check out a piece of preserved history all while enjoying pristine wooded views! Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in history. Enjoy the power of the circular saw, a symbol of the immense progress and craftsmanship of yesteryears. Together, the cabin, the forest, and the sawmill form a perfect harmony 鈥 a testament to the beauty of nature entwined with mankind's desire to create. It offers a glimpse into a world where modernity meets tradition, where breathtaking views and the symphony of the sawmill entice all who venture here to enjoy.
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The best camping near Ricketts Glen State Park guide

Overview

About

Ricketts Glen State Park offers some of the best hiking in Pennsylvania, especially if you like waterfalls and old-growth forest. It鈥檚 a designated National Natural Landmark and features 24 named waterfalls plus plenty more smaller cascades, connected by miles of hiking trails. Other popular activities include horseback riding, fishing, and boating on Lake Jean. Winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  The Ricketts Glen Park Campground offers five cottages, 10 cabins, and 120 tent and trailer sites, most of which close for the winter (though a few campsites and all cabins stay available for winter stays). Campground amenities include hot showers, restrooms with flush toilets, and a dump station.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve a spot at Ricketts Glen by calling Pennsylvania State Parks or via their website.
  2. Reservations for campsites, cabins, and cottages open 11 months in advance and remain open until three days in advance.
  3. Campsites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis through the park office. If you don鈥檛 have a reservation, it鈥檚 wise to come in the morning to increase your chances of getting a spot.
  4. Large groups can reserve the organized group camping area with room for 240 campers, available from mid-April to mid-October.

When to go

Ricketts Glen is open year-round, and while many people come here for winter sports and ice fishing, the summer is the best time to visit, especially if you want to see the waterfalls. The Falls Trail system closes annually for safety reasons usually in late November and reopens again once the ice has melted and park staff have had the chance to clear hazards, usually by mid-to-late April.

Know before you go

  • You can pick up gas, groceries, firewood, and other supplies in Hunlock Creek, about a 20-minute drive from the park.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in Ricketts Glen and all other Pennsylvania state parks.
  • Kayaks and boat rentals are available during the summer months.
  • Pets are welcome in select cabins and cottages and at some campsites, for a fee.
  • Cabins F and H, all of the cottages, and many of the campsites are ADA accessible.
  • Cabins and cottages have a two-night minimum stay in the off-season and can only be rented by the week in summer.

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