The property is an old dairy/horse farm with hay fields, grownup/wooded pasture areas, ponds/wetlands, and lots of frontage on French Creek to include 2 canoe/kayak launch areas. There are lots of groomed trails and almost everything is accessible by 4x4 truck/vehicle depending on the time of year. Railroad tracks run through the property. The property also includes an Islan
The property is an old dairy/horse farm with hay fields, grownup/wooded pasture areas, ponds/wetlands, and lots of frontage on French Creek to include 2 canoe/kayak launch areas. There are lots of groomed trails and almost everything is accessible by 4x4 truck/vehicle depending on the time of year. Railroad tracks run through the property. The property also includes an Island that French Creek has carved out over last 100 years or so. The property is located just outside of the historic Cambridge Springs, PA.
Campsite #1 - Short walk to the creek
Campsite #2 - On/near the creek
Campsite #3 - New for camping season 2022 - On/near the creek
Campsite #4 - New for camping season 2022 - On/near the creek
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at French Creek Camping in Pennsylvania.
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French creek camping
French Creek Camping was great! Ira and his brother Newton were very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at campsite #2 right on the water. Honestly the only complaint would be the mosquitoes , so load up on some bug spray! Beside that everything was great. Had our tent right by the creek. Its quiet, secluded, everything your looking for if your trying to get away and recharge. Will be planning another trip back next year. Bring your kayaks, you wont regret it!
Great property with lots of privacy
This is a great place to camp. It is a very large property. The campsites are spaced out to the point where you can not see or hear the other campers. When we first arrived we were given the grand tour of the whole property. We were told where we could put in kayaks to float down the creek (about an hour/ hour and a half float) and where we could take out and still be on the property. At that point we wished we would have brought our kayaks! If you have kayaks, BRING THEM!! There is a main trail that goes throughout the property and a few trails that come off of it. Every trail is open to campers to drive or walk.
The first night we stayed at campsite one. It is off to the side of a field, there are trees around it. It is very quiet besides the sound of frogs and the occasional car. It was very peaceful.
The second night we decided to try campsite two. It is on the side of the creek. There's a beach-like area that is cleared out. It is all dirt and not sand. Again this site is very quiet. There were a few kayakers that went past throughout the day, none of which hung around - just floated past. All were very nice and jealous of the campsite! The opposite side of the creek is wooded so it is very private. There is a brewery on the other side that has good beer! We also heard the noise from a baseball game at the park somewhere across the creek also. This site is even quieter than site one. Every once in awhile we would hear a fish jump and a car or two on the road in the distance but that's about it.
Our only advice to other campers is make sure you have bug spray and citronella candles or tiki torches. It gets buggy at both sites when the sun goes down.
We have a rooftop tent so a concern we always have is finding a campsite that is level or level enough to easily be corrected. In both of these sites we were able to level out without using leveling blocks or anything!
This property is new and they are still working on developing it and making it even better. We are excited to return at a later date to see what else they have done! The hosts were very nice and easy going.
We spent a long 4th of July weekend here. My wife, myself and our 4 pups.
It was an excellent stay, we already booked our returm trip with a group of friends.
A huge draw to us was being able to camp creek side. We could wade in the water, fish, kayak, and swim with the pups all within 20 feet of our tent.
There were a few kayakers who paddled down and waved and exchanged pleasantries. You're very close to town without even realizing it. It's nice in you can hear music distantly from the local brewery, without seeing anything resembling the city.