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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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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.
Make sure you go camping in Pennsylvania your way. KOA offers a wide range of lodging options, including:
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.
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.
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!
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:
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:
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:
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:
Pennsylvania has an abundance of state parks that residents and visitors can enjoy. A few of the best state parks in Pennsylvania include:
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:
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