Date of Stay: August, 2016
This is a very old (think CCC and FDR) state park. There is no shower facilities nor flush toilets. Sites are various sizes. I stayed in the pets section and the sites seemed tiny. I had to park the trailer off to the side in order for it to fit and then couldn't use my awning. Site was also about 4 inches off level which used up all my blocks to level the trailer. Picnic table and fire ring ended up on the "wrong" side of the trailer so the table was rarely used. Site had electric and that was good and reliable. The park itself has a lot to offer. There's a lake and stream for fishing. The lake also has a beach for swimming. The hiking trails are great and plentiful. They range from easy level paths to a difficult, rugged, uphill trek to a fantastic overlook. The park rangers were very friendly and accommodating. Overall, not a bad place but don't expect any frills. Nearest town is about 20 minutes away and it has just about everything you may need.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
Typical PA state park as far as services. RV sites are mostly electric only. There are about a half dozen full service sites, but they are making more. The park has a lot of self directed activities to do. Camp hosts are friendly and helpful but at times a little over zealous. Rangers too. But we'll be back because the scenery is fantastic!
Date of Stay: September, 2015
A small compact campground in the PA state park system. Suprisingly, this state park had city water service at their trailer sites. I later found out that this was due to the state acquiring this former private campground. Sites were very level and roomy. Due to the time of the visit, they were not full and the neighbors were nearby but not in your "back yard". Campground Hosts were great, helping out where needed and providing information about the park. Showers/Bathrooms were clean although the showers were a little small. The park had many, many programs and demonstrations that all were welcome to attend at no cost. The hiking trails were great with both challenging trails and easy strolls. Very good park in the PA system.
Date of Stay: August, 2015
Another good year of multiple visits at Buttonwood. Once again, staff was very helpful, friendly, and excellent in all aspects. Campground was very clean and well taken care of, especially the showers/restrooms. Only complaint again, is the poor wifi reception (big deal, right?). Other than that we're looking forward to next year. Hopefully, the prices don't increase too much because this is a great place!
Date of Stay: August, 2014
Great time once again. Park is as good as always. Only issue is the really weak Wi-Fi,but then again, I'm supposed to be camping!
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Stayed here in the travel trailer while having some construction done on the stick house. This very well maintained campground is great for "on a moments notice" type or couple of day stays. They mostly can accommodate someone at all times. Just give them a call and they'll help you out. Sites without pull thru's are very tight with some mature trees often making maneuvering very difficult. Staff is pleasant, and thorough about making sure you know the rules. Very helpful and accessible. Wi-Fi is weak, no matter what time of the day. I could not stream video or even live radio streams without interruption. Emails, news feeds, and other media came through well enough. Over the air TV was terrible and I noticed a lot of satellite domes attached to the seasonal sites. Restrooms/showers were great. Some of the best I've experienced. Overall, this is a fair to good campground with some minor inconveniences.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
A nice, well run campground, run very professionally by really friendly people. Down by the river where we stayed was shady and the sites were nicely sized. Restrooms and showers were professionally cleaned three times every day and were excellent! (Note to management: The cleaning crew did a great job). Lots of activities for the family with nightly entertainment. Seasonal campers are friendly. A very nice campground. The only issues were the dusty roads through the camp and one incessantly barking dog in the row behind us. Other than those issues everything else was very good. We'll be back again I'm sure.
Date of Stay: June, 2011
This is a very nice campground. The sites are very nice and shaded, the facilities are clean and modern, the pool is great. The wireless internet service works very well (a feature the was very appreciated when some severe storms were approaching), and the staff is very friendly. The best feature: NO GOLF CARTS racing around! Situated very close to Knoebel's Grove and other attractions, makes this a prime staging area for a great family vacation. We definitely will come back again.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
This is a fairly typical PA State Park campground: no water or sewer hook-ups, just electric. Water isn't a problem as there are numerous water faucets throughout the park where you can quickly fill your fresh water tank on the way in. The 'D' Loop is wide open with only young saplings so, if you don't have AC you might want to try and get a site in the A-C loops that are in the woods. Very nice state park: worth the visit.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This was the first of our usual multiple stays at this well-maintained and generally fantastic camp ground. However, this year we once again encountered reservation problems that we thought were just a glitch in years past. Our group of three parties had made reservations nearly a year in advance for specific sites that we really liked. When one of our parties called to confirm the reservations, two of our three party group weren't even in the reservation system although we had made the reservations together at the same time. We ended up in sites that were very nice, but not what we had reserved last year. We later heard that many other campers had the same problem. This is a great campground, but they need to get a handle on the reservation system. We won't reserve any more nights this year as it doesn’t seem to mean anything anyway.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is a great campground, but if you want "spit and polish" it won't be for you. The campground is very old (formerly Tagg Run, so it's at least 30+ years), but the new owners renamed it and have been putting what they can into it. They have made many upgrades to the park, but some of the amenities are still rather rough, like the bathhouse that we were near. However, a newer, more modern bathhouse is only a row or two away and it was fine. The sites are well shaded and there are many permanent sites, but not all the overnight sites have sewer, so be sure to check when you call so there's no surprises. The most compelling factor that keeps bringing us back to this campground is the people. You can't find a better group of owners. They will do whatever it takes to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be including a concierge service! If you need it, just ask 'Pap' as he makes his rounds and he'll bring it for you even if he's got to run into town to get it! These people are the salt of the earth. The campground community reminds you of small town America, everyone is friendly, outgoing, and polite. Perfect strangers treat you like they've known you all their lives and welcome you to the mix with open arms. This is a great campground even though it's a little rough around the edges. Our trailer has all the amenities we need, so ‘roughin’ it’ doesn’t bother us, but it’s the owners and the community that keeps us coming back.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
Very nice, clean, shady, well established park. Lots of daily activities when we were there on Father's Day weekend plus minature golf and a game room. Well stocked in-camp store as well as very close stores, restaurants etc. just outside of camp. The only issue we had was the size of the sites we were at. All of our group's sites were very narrow and most required additional water hoses to reach the spigots. One of our group had a slide-out on their travel trailer and the site was so narrow that when they put out the slide out there wasn't any room for their awning to be extended because the site was so narrow. At the site next to ours, the fire ring was three feet from our sewer hookup. Just be certain that the staff understands the specifications of your RV as there are other sites with enough room.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
This park is a very nice family oriented campground located in the mountains of Perry Co. PA. The hosts couldn't be nicer people and will go way out of their way to help out. Many activities including hay rides and nightly entertainment. Fishing in pond is great for everyone and nearby Sherman's creek is top notch PA fishing. A lot of seasonal campers, but all maintained nicely and residents are very accepting of temporary neighbors. Bath houses are well maintained and cleaned professionally daily. We camp here about 3 times every season and have reservations for next year already. Good idea to call ahead for availability due to popularity. Our only negative is the quantity of golf carts zipping around all day, otherwise, excellent!