Welcome to Bellefonte/State College KOA Holiday, awarded 2023 KOA Campground of the Year!

Our family campground near Penn State in Pennsylvania offers different camping options like cabins, RV camp sites, or tent camping for the best family camping experience. Our campsites provide you with everything you need for the relaxing getaway you have been dreaming of. Full of exciting family fun planned activities, inviting recreational opportunities and luxurious amenities, you might never want to return home. No matter what you and your family are looking to do, you are sure to find something for everyone at our family-friendly Pennsylvania campground this camping season.

What to Do While Camping in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
The area is full of outdoor recreational activities to make family memories and are easily accessible from your home base at our Bellefonte campground. You can find gems and fossils at our Black Bear Mining Sluice or if your family is in the mood for a full-scale adventure you can schedule a tour of Penn's Cave, America's only all-water cavern and wildlife sanctuary located only 30 minutes away! You can also spend the day at our bike park on-site or on the hiking trails near State College, PA, offering course designs for various skill levels. With so many on-site activities, you will have the best camping experience while making family memories!

For fun family activities like fishing and hiking, try out nearby Bald Eagle State Park right down the road! You can head out for a day on the lake to try your hand at catching fish like bass, blue gill, catfish and more at Sawyer Dam, a 14,000-acre lake. Do not forget to get the full camping experience by checking out the stunning scenery while you hike around the area. 

Explore Central Pennsylvania and the Mountains
Our campground in near Penn's Cave, PA, is tucked in the Appalachian Mountains on more than 70 acres, offering a quiet setting surrounded by the rural beauty of the Alleghenies. Our State College campground puts you within driving distance of Amish farms, state forests and unique formations that have existed for millions of years. 

There's so much to discover near our campground in Central, Pennsylvania to experience on your camping adventure. When camping near State College, Pa it's easy to take a short drive to visit Penn State University, taking in a vibrant scene and learning about many fascinating museums. When you are done there, head to Curtin Village to check out an iron-works plantation operated in the 1800s. Do not forget to walk around Victorian Bellefonte, taking in the stunning architecture and rich culture this historic town is known for. Regardless of where your interests lie, our Penn State campground is conveniently located near it all!

Our Special Campground Amenities
When you are not out touring and adventuring through the surrounding area, make sure to spend a day or two at our family campground in Pennsylvania. Our campground near State College, PA offers everything you need to make unforgettable family memories.

Whether you are challenging your family to a game of beach volleyball in our large sports area, sitting beside our heated pool or riding through our new, full-scale bike park, or walking on the walking trails, you surely will not be bored. Our campground near Penn State University is full of luxurious amenities and exciting recreational opportunities, such as: 

  • Two playgrounds
  • Splash pad
  • 24-hour laundry 
  • Jumping pillow
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Propane 
  • Firewood
  • Family style bathhouses
  • KampK9®
  • Kamping Kitchen 
  • 50 max amp
  • Swimming pool

Book Your Reservation at Bellefonte/State College KOA Holiday
Visit us and experience camping in the Pennsylvania Mountains near Penn State. We offer many ways to stay with us, including our RV Sites, Lodging or Cabin options and Tent Sites. Fill out our online form to reserve your site today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 120' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/4)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend Care Camps

When: May 9 – 10, 2025

What: Stay at a participating KOA campground on May 9 & 10, 2025, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps!

Why: Your stay will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, by helping raise funds for medically supervised pediatric oncology camps. These camps help children who have cancer enjoy care-free time focusing on fun, friends, and activities instead of on their illness. Funds raised from Saturday, May 10, will be donated to the Care Camps Foundation, which distributes $2 million annually to support 100+ pediatric oncology camps across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at koacarecamps.org. * Only valid at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Only KOA Rewards discounts apply.

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Local Area

Penn's Cave

America's only all water cavern and wild life sanctuary! This unique cavern was formed by the bed of a shallow sea that existed millions of years ago. An immense spring of unknown origin flows into the cavern and allows you to ride the one-mile tour entirely by motorboat.



Victorian Bellefonte and the Historical Railroad

Bellefonte is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and has countless Victorian-style buildings. The Bellefonte Historical Railroad operates from the restored Pennsylvania Railroad Station and charters more than 60 miles of track.



Woodward Cave

One of Pennsylvania's largest limestone caves. It is nicknamed "The Big One." It is also home to the "Tower of Babel," Pennsylvania's largest Stalagmite.



Curtin Village

This village provides a glimpse of iron-works plantation life in the 1800s. A refurbished iron-master's mansion contrasts with the restored iron-workers log cabin. The rebuilt, charcoal-fueled, water powered blast furnace preserves the heritage of Pennsylvania's metal industry.


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