Best RV Campgrounds in PA for Families

Best RV Campgrounds in PA for Families


Do you have a recreational vehicle, or have you always wanted to buy one? RVs allow you to take the comforts of home with you as you explore the open roads. You’ll have an even better time exploring when you learn about some of the best RV campgrounds in PA.

The commonwealth is home to a number of outstanding sites where you’ll find entertainment, amenities, and many fellow travelers eager to swap stories about where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. Buckle up and come with us as we cross Pennsylvania to highlight the best campgrounds for recreational vehicle owners.

1. Northeast Pennsylvania

Best RV campgrounds in PA for families

In northeast PA, you’ll find the Poconos and several fun outdoor activities. A couple places where you might want to take your RV are:

Otter Lake Campground

This location in the Poconos sits on a 60-acre lake with bass fishing and boating opportunities galore. The kids will enjoy swimming in the Otter Lake Campground pool, while adults will love relaxing in the hot tub after a long day. You don’t need to have a fishing license on the lake, and you can also participate in themed weekends and daily family activities planned by the resort.

Pricing: Rates depend on the season as well as the amenities you desire. Daily cost may vary from $52 to $80 in-season, while ranging from $45 to $62 in the offseason. You must also pay for children three and up, adults, senior citizens, and third cars. Check the website for pricing.

Erie KOA Holiday

Open from April through October, this fun KOA site offers paddle boating and a catch-and-release pond where your kids will want to spend hours. It includes a rec room where you can relax with ping pong and other games, as well as weekend activities such as live DJs and ice cream socials.

Pricing: Check the website for reservations and pricing information.

2. Northwest Pennsylvania

If you’re staying in northwest PA, here are a couple of ideal spots to take your RV:

Pine Cradle Lake Family Campground

Pedal carts, a splash pad, a swimming pool, biking areas — the Pine Cradle Lake Family Campground has everything your kids need to have a fantastic stay. The lake stays stocked with large-mouth bass, and the scenic setting will remind you of a postcard. Special weekly family activities make this campground even more fun.

Pricing: Rates range from $47 to $70 per night, depending on amenities and location. You can also receive discounts for multi-night stays. Check the website for more detailed pricing.

3. Southwest Pennsylvania

In this area of Pennsylvania, be sure to check out:

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

Do you have a carousel lover in your crew or a daredevil who loves to ride long waterslides and jump in bouncy houses? Then Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is the RV site for you. Located in Mill Run, it also includes a paintball course and is close to tourist destinations such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater home.

Pricing: Sites range from $55 to $92. Call the park for more details.

4. Southeast Pennsylvania

In this region, you’ll find the Susquehanna River. Take advantage and park your RV at the following:

Lake In Wood Resort

Lake In Wood Resort in Pennsylvania Dutch Country is the place to go when you crave old-fashioned fun. It boasts a huge entertainment hall featuring a restored pipe organ. You can also find a lake-view terrace and the Gnome Café, where the resort’s mascots, the gnomes, come out to greet guests. Journey to nearby farm stands to experience the fresh food of this lovely region.

Pricing: Rates vary depending on amenities and dates, starting from $43 per night. Check the website for details.

5. Central PA

In central PA, here are our picks for ideal places to stay with your RV:

Appalachian RV Campground

Activities at Appalachian RV Campground in Shartlesville range from trout rodeos in the fully stocked pond to special theme weekends celebrating things such as classic cars. Play miniature golf, basketball, horseshoes, or volleyball with your family, and make memories in the large swimming pool.

Pricing: Nightly prices range from $40 to $62 per night depending on amenities and location. Check the website for details.

Central East Splash Magic Campground

The main attraction at the Central East Splash Magic Campground is the water park, where you can enjoy pools, splash pads, a foam pit, and slides. There’s plenty more to do on the grounds, too, such as fishing in Dolphin Cove, boating, family movie nights, and much more. The site is located close to Knoebel’s and Penn’s Cave.

Pricing: RV sites cost $57 per night for four people. Each additional person costs $8 per day.

Ferryboat Campsites

The Ferryboat Campsites sit on the banks of the Susquehanna River next to the one-mile ferry route that brings people to and from Millersburg. You can also travel to a number of fun nearby sites, such as Hersheypark and Lake Tobias. Your family can enjoy nightly activities such as bingo and hayrides in-season, too.

Pricing: Pricing varies based on amenities and location, starting at $40 per night. Check the website for details.

6. West Central and Southeast Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for a fun place to stay in west central and southeast PA, you’ll want to visit:

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts

With locations along the western border of PA in Shenango Valley as well as near Philadelphia in Narvon and Robesonia, ABC Resorts has activities your family will fall in love with, such as petting zoos, swimming pools, hay rides, and playgrounds.

Pricing: You can book online in advance. Contact the resort for pricing details.

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