KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Camping

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Camping in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders — the Appalachian Mountains included. When you want to make the most of your trip to Pennsylvania, find the best places to camp in PA at Kampgrounds of America.

There are a number of KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania to choose from, no matter what you’re interested in doing or seeing.

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Popular Pennsylvania Attractions

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Independence Hall in Philadelphia
  • Appalachia
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Presque Isle
  • Hershey

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Allentown KOA Journey
New Tripoli, PA
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Bellefonte / State College KOA Holiday
Bellefonte, PA
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Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA Holiday
East Stroudsburg, PA
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DuBois / Treasure Lake KOA Holiday
DuBois, PA
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Elizabethtown / Hershey KOA Holiday
Elizabethtown, PA
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Erie KOA Holiday
McKean, PA
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Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday Photo
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Gettysburg / Battlefield KOA Holiday
Gettysburg, PA
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Honesdale / Pocono KOA Holiday Photo
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Honesdale / Pocono KOA Holiday
Honesdale, PA
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Jonestown, PA
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Kinzua East KOA
Bradford, PA
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Lancaster / New Holland KOA Journey Photo
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Lancaster / New Holland KOA Journey
New Holland, PA
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Ruffs Dale, PA
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Mercer / Grove City KOA Holiday
Mercer, PA
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Coatesville, PA
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Washington / Pittsburgh SW KOA Journey
Washington, PA
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New Columbia, PA
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Find A Relaxing Campground With The Right Amenities For You

KOA offers affordable vacation opportunities, a staff that’s focused on customer service and meeting your needs and plenty of amenities — including laundry facilities, clean bathrooms with hot water, activities, playgrounds and much more. You and your family will enjoy a fun and memorable camping experience when you stay at a KOA campground in Pennsylvania.

No matter why you’re deciding to venture into the great outdoors, you’ll find the best locations for camping in Pennsylvania and the best experience when you choose KOA. Find a location that’s near things to do in Pennsylvania that you’re interested in and plan your trip today.

A Variety of Ways to Stay

Make sure you go camping in Pennsylvania your way. KOA offers a wide range of lodging options, including:

  • Tent Sites: Looking to go tent camping in PA? KOA has tent camping available at campgrounds throughout the state of Pennsylvania, so grab your tent and enjoy this rustic and traditional form of camping.
  • Camping Cabins: If you’re interested in campgrounds in PA with cabins, KOA has options for you. You’ll find campgrounds with cabins in locations throughout the Keystone State, including options near popular attractions and fun things to do. Camping Cabins offer beds, electricity and a roof over your head without having to worry about pitching a tent.
  • Deluxe Cabins: Looking for an elevated camping experience? Choose to stay in a Deluxe Cabin. These offer the same features that you’ll find in the Camping Cabins, with added features like bathrooms and even TVs and kitchenettes in some.
  • RV Sites: When you need access to RV campgrounds in Pennsylvania, KOA has full-hookup sites with campground amenities like laundry, waste disposal, clean campground bathrooms, easy access and more. Many campgrounds offer KOA Patio Sites® for added comfort and convenience.
  • Glamping Tents & more: Looking for a different way to experience camping? Many KOA campgrounds offer unique lodging, such as Glamping Tents, teepees, Airstream trailers and more! Check with specific campgrounds to learn more about available unique lodging.

No matter what type or style of camping you’re most interested in, you’ll find plenty of lodging options when you choose to stay at a KOA campground.

Camp in Pennsylvania Near Popular Attractions

Pennsylvania is rich in both history and nature. With so much to offer, some of Pennsylvania’s most popular attractions include Appalachia, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hershey and its chocolate factory and amusement park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Independence Hall and Philadelphia, Presque Isle and so many others.

You’ll find some of the best places for camping in Pennsylvania when you choose KOA, and you’ll also enjoy proximity to some of the most interesting and exciting attractions the state has to offer.

Some of the top attractions KOA campers like to visit in Pennsylvania include:

  • Allegheny National Forest: Allegheny National Forest is the perfect place to enjoy all types of outdoor activities. With over 500,000 acres of land, Allegheny National Forest offers endless opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, ATV adventures and even skydiving.

  • Lancaster County: Lancaster County is a family-friendly destination known for its Amish culture. The serene countryside makes it the perfect place to take a scenic driving tour or enjoy the great outdoors.

    Try Pennsylvania Dutch activities like horse and buggy rides and antique shopping to get a taste of the culture. You will also want to stop at Lancaster Central Market — the world's oldest continually operating farmers' market. Indulge in Pennsylvania Dutch specialties like whoopie pies and scrapple.

  • Delaware Water Gap: The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area extends across a stretch of the Delaware River over the New Jersey and Pennsylvania border. With over 100 miles of hiking trails, 40 miles of river, three beaches and numerous stunning waterfalls, there are endless opportunities to enjoy some outdoor adventures.

    The Delaware Water Gap is also home to Millbrook Village — a recreated 19th-century agricultural village. Stroll the grounds to get a glimpse of what life was like in America during the mid-1800s.

  • The Poconos: Make a scenic getaway to the Pocono Mountains, where you can enjoy outdoor adventures at any time of year. The Poconos are home to 180 trails and slopes, so it is an ideal destination for hikers, skiers and snowboarders.

    With over 150 lakes, water activities are also very popular during the warmer months. You can enjoy whitewater rafting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and numerous other water sports.

  • Williamsport: The city of Williamsport is a quiet getaway that does not have the high number of tourists you find in other major cities. It is home to beautiful Susquehanna State Park, where you can enjoy scenic walks and bike rides along the picturesque Susquehanna River.

    Williamsport is the home of Little League Baseball, too. If you are a baseball enthusiast, you will not want to miss the World of Little League Museum featuring hundreds of memorabilia items and artifacts. You can also check out the Original Little League Field nearby.

Stay at a KOA Campground in Pennsylvania

Whether you are looking for RV campgrounds in Pennsylvania or campgrounds in Pennsylvania with cabins, you will find clean, comfortable places to stay with KOA. Browse KOA Campgrounds in Pennsylvania and make your reservation today!

FAQs for Camping in Pennsylvania

The best time to visit Pennsylvania is late spring through early fall. The weather is ideal, with warm temperatures and more sunny days. Whether you visit from May to July or August to October, there is something you and your family can do.

With the state experiencing all four seasons, visiting from late spring to early fall is an excellent time to enjoy the beautiful weather and gorgeous landscapes. Fall in Pennsylvania is especially known for having vibrantly colored leaves, making the trees and mountains look unbelievably majestic.

Pennsylvania is great for camping. There are many campgrounds and parks where you and your family can camp during spring, summer and fall.

You can camp for free in Pennsylvania. Different state and national parks allow dispersed camping. Some areas may require a camping permit, so check before arriving at your campsite.

While you can legally camp in most places in Pennsylvania, you should stick to the designated camping areas and sites. Camping in the specified regions ensures the natural environment remains safe and healthy. If you are planning to camp in a state forest, you cannot set up your campsite in designated natural areas or within:

  • 25 feet of a trail
  • 100 feet of open water or a stream
  • 200 feet of a forest road

Camping in allocated camping areas within national and state parks and forests is legal. You can also camp on campgrounds and the specific regions specifically made to accommodate campers, like an RV park. Before choosing your campsite, check the area's ordinances to ensure camping is allowed.

You and your family will have many things to do in Pennsylvania, whether camping in the north, south, east or west areas of the state. Some of the top things to do in Pennsylvania include:

  • Hershey Park: Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate when you visit Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. While known for its chocolate treats, the amusement park is also home to many thrilling rollercoasters, a water park and plenty of family-friendly attractions.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: If you enjoy learning about crime and its history, tour the Eastern State Penitentiary, a famous prison turned museum that once housed Al Capone and other notorious criminals. The museum in Philadelphia lets you walk through the halls lined with cellblocks and see the courtyards where prisoners could visit.
  • Duquesne Incline: See Pittsburgh from another perspective when you take a century-old cable car up and down the Duquesne Incline. It's one of the few remaining inclines in the country.

Spending time outdoors is a popular pastime for many Pennsylvania residents. When visiting, there are many things you can do outdoors while in Pennsylvania. Some of the best outdoor activities include:

  • Fishing: The state's many lakes, rivers and streams make it popular for fishing. You can catch bass, trout, pike and many other fish species while fishing in the Keystone State.
  • Hiking: With about 20 national parks and over 100 state parks in Pennsylvania, residents and visitors easily enjoy hiking during their free time. You'll see unbelievable views of the mountains and terrain.
  • Camping: When the weather is nice, camping becomes popular from spring through fall. Families head to the parks or campgrounds to enjoy time together surrounded by nature.

You and your family can head outdoors during your vacation to bird-watch, fish, hike and learn while visiting some of the best national parks in Pennsylvania, including:

  • Gettysburg National Military Park: Learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point during the Civil War, when you visit Gettysburg National Military Park. Tour the battlefields and visit the museum and visitor center to begin your adventure.
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area: Spend time at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to enjoy many fun recreational activities and experience tranquil landscapes.
  • Allegheny National Forest: Visit the Allegheny National Forest whenever you want to hike or bike the trails. You could also paddle in a canoe or kayak down the Clarion River.

Pennsylvania has an abundance of state parks that residents and visitors can enjoy. A few of the best state parks in Pennsylvania include:

  • Point State Park: Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while walking around and learning different historical facts at Point State Park. The park has many monuments, markers and plaques commemorating important historical people and events from the area.
  • Presque Isle State Park: Walk the beach, hike the trails or swim in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie while at Presque Isle State Park. The park is the perfect place to be during the summer because of its beaches and other recreational activities.
  • Ricketts Glen State Park: Experience one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania when you visit Ricketts Glen State Park. The park is home to Glens Natural Area, a national natural landmark. Use the various trails for hiking to the different waterfalls around the park.

The most popular and visited state park in Pennsylvania is Presque Isle State Park. If you're camping in or visiting the Erie area, add the park to your itinerary to have a fun-filled day with your family. The 3,200-acre peninsula that makes up the park provides many fun opportunities that everyone will love.

When you visit the park when the weather is warmer, you and your family can have fun watching the wildlife, fishing, surfing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. You could also experience Lake Erie from a different perspective while boating. Take your boat to the park or rent canoes, kayaks and small motorboats. If you have water skis, you can also have fun participating in that activity.

Pennsylvania is home to diverse cultures and unique dishes. You can find some of the best food in the state in cities like:

  • Philadelphia: While Philadelphia is known for its namesake cheesesteak and pretzels, there are plenty of other cuisines you can try in the melting pot city.
  • Lancaster: Take a trip to Lancaster to indulge in meals and treats made by the local Amish community. The city also has many other cuisines, from Vietnamese and Japanese to Middle Eastern and Caribbean dishes.
  • Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, the populous city in western Pennsylvania, also has an eclectic array of food. Find dining experiences that meet your standards, from farm-to-table restaurants to upscale dining.

Pennsylvania Campgrounds Map

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