I will preface this by stating that we are KOA Kamp Kard holders and typically look for KOA Kampgrounds if available for short stays or layovers. This is a good place for an overnight layover. The spots are very tight, even by KOA standards. Also they may advertise a certain length, but a good portion of the total length is a pretty steep incline to a short level patch. Any unit of medium to considerable length needed an insane number of blocking materials to get under the leveling jacks to get level. The bathrooms are some of the best we have seen in a KOA. Unfortunately it takes forever to get lukewarm water and then it is only a misting, not a stream of water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are not the target market for KOA parks and typically do not like or stay in them. However, while a bit too expensive for us, this is our second favorite KOA in the U.S. Quiet, nice staff, nice sites for large rigs, they agreed to trim some trees for us, nice dog park and pool area. On the negative side, the roads are dusty, I saw a couple of lose dogs several times and a large group was partying until 2 a.m. and were very noisy. Onsite staff should have stopped it, as many other campers were bothered by it. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects KOA discount and weeknight rate. Nice quiet campground. We were in site #3. Sites are level gravel, but very close together. So much so that there was not much room for our tow vehicle. Back in and pull through available. Access roads are gravel, as well. Friendly staff, nice store, well kept pool. Wi-Fi strong. Bathrooms clean and up to date. Only 2 miles from the Interstate and seems to be a popular over night stop for those passing through the area. We would return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice campground with a very nice pool. Most sites are arranged along 5 rows and "tiered" above one an other. A little close together and the water hookups are on the opposite side of the electric and sewer which was bizarre. Price reflects KOA member discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here July 4th for 5 days. Very clean, very quiet park. Each site has a table and fire ring. We were given site 29 first and there was no way we could use this site, uphill site which made it hard to get level. The picnic table was next to the sewage hole of the next site, yuck! We notice several like that. They were very accommodating and we found 64 to be much better. If you decide to stay here, look at where the hook ups are located too. Some are on the correct side and some are not. Luckily we have extra water, elec and cable so it wasn't an issue with us. We are staying here again next month and would recommend it. We have requested certain site #. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Some sites are a little small. The restrooms were very clean. The pool, store, and pavilion all were very nice. I would definitely visit this park again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly campground with super owners and staff. It is a beautiful area and other campers are always nice as well. We have been coming for years and as long as we continue to live, will keep coming. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We ordinarily avoid KOA. Most of them weren't built for big-rigs, but this one looked good on paper and was in the right location. It was very nice: excellent front desk guy; nice sites; some open, some shaded (our satellite dishes worked); clean and well-kept grounds. This campground caters to all sizes and types of RVs as well as tents and Kamper Kabins. We'd stay here again, even though it was a little pricey. But that's the other reason we avoid KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this was a very nice campground. We only stayed one night passing through, but it was a little pricey. The site was a pull through and gravel which is nice. It was still early spring, so it was not crowded at all. The sites and bathrooms were very clean, and I saw staff cleaning everywhere I looked. My 5 year old enjoyed the play areas and "exploring" the wooded areas. It was nice, but would have preferred to pay a little less. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for 3 nights in a tent. Only distraction I can really comment on is the noise from I-80, but after the first night you really get used to it. Our campsite T35 was located right across from the restroom/showers, tucked back in the woods. Very quiet. Pool was great. They offer a hay ride every night and a free movie in the pavilion. Lots of activities for the kids. I noticed 2 different play areas, one with swings etc, the other with volleyball net, badminton net, horseshoe pits (2), tether ball, a basketball hoop. On the weekends (Fri through Sun) there is a small cafe located in the pavilion open for dinner and breakfast. The office and general store is well stocked. We enjoyed exploring Penn's Cave, Woodward Cave, Bald eagle state park, downtown Bellefonte and on our way home we even showed Penn State University to our son. Great place to camp. Staff very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
Park is clean and well maintained. Some of the sites are rather close together without much privacy, but all of the campers were well behaved and the campground was quiet at night. The pool was well maintained and the bathrooms were cleaned twice a day. I would be happy to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We pulled into this campground to stay a couple nights on our way home from Hershey Park. We pulled out after one night. This campground is one big hill. We had a pull-thru site that wasn't even long enough to let our truck sit by our camper. We had to park on a vacant site beside us, we were lucky they were not busy or we would have had nowhere to park. Sites are really small, sewer, water, and cable hook-ups are too far away, take extra hoses!! The only thing we liked about this campground was the pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Agreed with previous posters about sites. Some of the longer pull-throughs have a steep up-slope to get into them, and it may be tough to find a site in which a longer rig can remain hitched up. All sites are terraced, as the campground is on a hillside. Otherwise, clean and decent CG, with very friendly and helpful owners. Small (narrow) sites typical of many KOAs. Beautiful landscaping and some nice wooded sites at the top of the property. We'd stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The good: has shady sites, a nice staff, and is a pretty campground. Has a decent store. The bad: the sites are very cramped. Our slides were almost touching the neighbor's awning. Sites are VERY uneven/hilly. This was the most uneven site we have ever camped on and most were just as bad. Lots of maneuvering/blocks etc., needed. Constantly tripping on the tree roots around the site. The campground itself is on a hill. Utilities are set-up oddly. We shared water with the next door neighbor. I felt bad for them as our hoses ran right in front of their camper. No other way to do it. Has a small pool. Not much going on. You can hear I-80 at night: did bother my husband. Three of the toilets in women's restroom were having some sort of problem. Had to wait in line to use the functioning ones. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites way too small and crammed together. About 2 feet between our canopy and next-door's slideout. Utilities poorly placed. Next door's septic outlet was next to our picnic table. Majority of big rigs pulling into pullthroughs would ground out as the hill was too steep. Beware! There was a nice walking area and the facilities/activities were good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful entrance which belies the condition of the park. The sites are tight, not well maintained and very peculiar in their set up. You share water posts and cable with neighbors and they are not in the center between the sites which means you had better have a long hose and an even longer cable connection. It is a nice setting but there is much room for improvement. It is the KOA President's Award for 2008, but obviously they did it over the phone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was nice and they had great activities for the kids, for all ages which was nice. The recreation area was great with the horseshoe pits, volleyball, and basketball court. We did not use the pool, but it looked clean. The sites are extremely small and tight. There is not enough room to fit into the sites for those who had a tow vehicle. Many of those vehicles blocked the very narrow roads to get into the sites and trying to get by on the one way streets. It was extremely packed and noisy with dogs and screaming kids. We stayed here in a 34 motorhome and would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an OK park located on the side of a hill. Sites are located on rows of terraces. Gravel roads and site pads. I had a pull-through site but it was so uneven that I couldn't leave my toad attached to the motorhome. Gravel bed was so narrow that I had to dig out a cavity in the dirt to allow my steps to extend completely. I had a full hook-up site. The water and cable were on a shared post with the right-hand neighbor while the sewer and power were on the left side of the rig. I had to run water and cable under the motorhome to make attachments. Power was OK but sewer connection required 25 feet of hose. Looked like the rig was on life-support! Neighbors fire ring was 5 feet from my RV. Plenty of noise from near-by I-80. Mostly smaller campers and pop-ups here and campground was at near capacity. As I was leaving, one fifth-wheel owner had left his truck attached to his rig and the truck was sticking out in the street. This forced me to squeeze between his bumper and the next terrace. Inches to spare. I would have thought the management would ask him to disconnect but it did not. Close to State College, I will probably go back unless I find something better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time at this CG. We were pleased with all of the activities for kids. The staff were great at accommodating us, and getting us a full hookup after a cancellation. The sites are rather small and close, but they are shaded and were easy to get into. We had full hookup with a concrete patio pad. The pool was nice, although when they say heated it means barely heated. The price was a little high, and I don't like when CG's charge for every person. This is a family experience, yet they charged me a surcharge per adult and child. The staff was very nice. One night we ordered pizza and they delivered it to our site. They have a nice little restaurant with decent prices. The one negative was that you share water and cable with the site next to you. Basically there is 1 water water connection per every two sites. This was a pain because the water connection was on our entrance side and everytime we went to walk through the woods behind us someone tripped on cable or water lines. This was a pain because we were along a tree line that had a path to the activities behind us. We watch several other people trip and fall down on our cable line. There is a a lot of cool things to do outside of the CG. Penn State is very close, Bellefonte is a neat little town and Penn's Cave was awesome. We definitely enjoyed ourselves here. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground tucked in on the side of a hill. Our site was spacious, level and near a bathhouse. The bathhouse was always clean. The restaurant was really nice. We had breakfast and dinner there. Great food and very reasonable prices. The store is well stocked with lots of knick knacks and souvenirs. Everyone was friendly and helpful with directions to get around. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We did not like this campground. There weren't many activities for the kids. The sites were very small and VERY unlevel. We had an awful time getting our camper level. They DO NOT enforce QUIET TIME. There were people behind us up partying until after midnight. The laundry facilities were old and smelled like sour laundry. I will say the restrooms were clean and the pool was nice. We will NOT be going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We like this park for its convenience to State College and the area trout fishing. We have stayed when it was over run with kids and when it is empty. The staff seem courteous. I do not care for their waterless urinals as they cause the bathrooms to stink. I noticed this both times we stayed there. The wifi is adequate when the park is not busy, but it seems really slow when the park is crowded. It is a tad expensive and there is a fair amount of distant road noise as Rte 80 is across the valley. I am sure it is a mad house on football weekends and at the Arts Fest. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice C.G. with good access to State College. Everything was clean and well maintained except for the sites themselves. Our site (#12) was a muddy mess and needs stone added. Others nearby seemed similar. The staff was great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park overrated as a 5. Many sites are really unlevel and not very long. Manager tried to charge me more than what my reservation had confirmed. Also, while they advertise free wifi, I was only 3 rows from the office and couldn't get a strong enough signal. This was disappointing becuse free wifi was the reason I picked this park. $34 was too much for off season rates. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed overnight. It was ok for overnight, but it took more than the leveling jacks to get us level. We were in a pull-through site and it appeared the back- in sites were pretty level. The staff was friendly and the pool was clean. It was an easy trip off Route 80 and it is in a very nice area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Lots of very unlevel sites. Some of the contraptions I saw other campers had to level their trailers would have made Rube Goldberg proud! Staff was very friendly. Lots of rain made lots of mud. Only some sites had a cement pad: Ours didn't. The place is only a few minutes off of I-80 and good for a quick overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite campground in the area and we have stayed at this park many times, this trip for 12 nights. Staff has always been most friendly and helpful and throughout the years, many changes have been made to upgrade the grounds and facilities. More attention should be given to the big rig sites to make them more level. We almost always have to work a bit harder here to find the most level spot of the pull-through. On this last visit, our chief complaint was the Wi-Fi. It would work for awhile, then go off. Most often it was off and calls to or stopping by the office became tiresome. We use our laptop for business and need dependable Wi-Fi. This is our chief complaint overall and we will definitely make a return visit. Just love the view of the mountains and rolling meadow here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Power was good. Water pressure was good. The Wi-Fi was rather poor at our site. Site was big enough for our trailer, however the truck would not have fit. Thankfully the park person allowed to park it in the next vacant site. That was very nice. Unfortunately I reduced the rating due to the very poor location of the sewer dump, very narrow path/road and you really can only dump from one way. This just wouldn't work for me so I had to find another dump site at a Flying J. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a single night in a pull-thru, heading west. Our site was fairly level, with full hookups. Cable TV worked well, and the view of the Pennsylvania mountains from our site was very pretty. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We felt very welcome. Nice park. We recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Passport America Rate $24. Is now called “Fort Bellefonte campground (CG)”, not “Gram and Pap’s Fort Bellefonte CG”. Convenient on/off I-80. Typical Pocono Mountain campground – old, terraced sites on side of hill, gravel roads & sites, many trees. But thankfully for us, a couple of sites are open enough to get satellite from our roof antenna. Good 50 amp electric. Overnighter sites could use some leveling. Restrooms old and dark, office old, dark, and damp smelling. Owners friendly and accommodating. Trash way off in far corner was not convenient. Entrance trees need to be cut back for larger rigs. Quiet. Nice view out over field. Would come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy on and off I-80 so great for anover night. Our rate reflects a Passport America discount. The road up to our site was a little steep but not a problem. Our site (66) is great--almost level side to side. Some of the pull-throughs are not very level front to back. No noise from the highway. The owners were very nice. We would absolutely stay here again. Would recommend reservations if during Penn State football season We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground could use some sprucing up. Sites unlevel and in need of some landscaping. Areas landscaped were full of weeds. Felt rushed when checking in. Trash only at exit but far off the driveway. Fire ring was right next to a singed bush and too close to the RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While we stayed here, several improvements were being made including installation of a pool. Biggest complaint is how unlevel the sites are. Picnic table and fire pit are on a slope. Otherwise, its a quiet, clean place to stay. Not many activities on weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is set on a terraced hillside. Roads are gravel and a bit steep in places. Sites were also gravel and were level side-to-side but dipped a bit front to back. We had a long-pull through with 50 amps and were able get satellite. Wi-Fi was okay, but a bit slow. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. About half the sites had seasonals. We came mid-fall and leaves had not been raked in a while, but otherwise the campground was clean and relatively neat. Our rate reflects an Escapees discount and would normally be $48. We stayed one night and would stay again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has nice pull throughs. Most only 30 AMP but adequate for AC. It was labor day and the 1st Penn State game, so it was packed. Only 1 small bathroom to accommodate that many people is inadequate. They did bring porta-pottys in for the football season, but showers were never clean just because of the volume of people using them. We would stay here again, just not during Penn State football games although it was a lot of fun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, level sites and great at check-in. Very nice landscaping. Again, the fire-pits were not cleaned out between campers. For some reason, there were four dump trucks that parked in the back of the campground (where we were) and they ran them into the campground at odd hours. Probably from some construction site in the area. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A VERY nice campground. Terraced spaces on the side of a hill: can see over the rig directly in front of you. Was pretty easy in/out, however some might be kind of tight for larger class-A's or trailers. Has 30'+ wide spaces, table and fire ring, mostly hardwood-shaded sites. Bath house was 8/10, laundry has three washers and two dryers, also 8/10. A few seasonals, but no "permanent-looking" rigs. Friendly folks in the office. Shuffleboard and mini-golf, goats/geese/chickens for the kids to feed. A LOT of work goes into flowers/gardens/grounds. Had large closely-mown fields out front, if kids want to play baseball or football. Surprisingly quiet, considering I-80 is about half a mile away. Easy on/off I-80, and I-99 dead-ends at this intersection of I-80, becoming SR-26. Groceries one exit south on I-99, in Bellefonte. Wal-Mart is about 20 minutes. Watch out for buggies on the secondary roads as this is edging on Amish country. No Good-Sams or PPA discounts, but they do have 10% off for active/retired/former military: which, when compared to local State Parks, beats the a la cart fee system (fee for shower, fee for parking, fee for electric, fee for...). We'll definitely be staying here next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground was fairly empty, and very quiet. Big dip at entrance - go slow! Gravel roads and sites with grassy areas for picnic table area. Had trouble with electrical post - 50 amp didn't work - Had to disconnect and change sites. Post was checked by staff, who said it was fine, but it wasn't. Had good Satellite reception, but many sites had trees which may interfere with reception. Need to request clear site. Bathrooms older, but clean. No other amenities, but we were just passing through for one night. Staff friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here. The sites are large and easy to exit and enter. The couple who checked us in were very helpful and made our stay very pleasant. Fort Bellefonte is a great campground to explore the area and all that Penn State has to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I had a "pull through" site that had a steep grade at the entrance of the site which caused the back end of the trailer to drag. I would have been better off backing into the site. Once I got into the site it was fairly level. Sites are close together with fire rings close to the rigs. Staff was very friendly. Campground was very clean and well maintained. I-80 is close by but I didn't think the traffic noise was bothersome. I would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park consists of generally level sites built upon a terraced, wooded hillside. Gravel interior roads and sites. Adequate clearances for maneuvering in most areas. Some noise from nearby I-80, but not too bad. Few amenities beyond basic hook ups, fire rings, a volleyball court and some horse shoe pits. We did not use the rest rooms or showers, but while they could use some remodeling, they appeared clean enough. A sign said that they would be closed for cleaning on Thursday and that appeared to be the only time they were cleaned. A new and relatively elaborate mini golf course on the property seems aimed more at the local market rather than the camp ground. Fee charged, but one game free with camp stay. Small flock of goats provide some interest. Amish folks come to the camp sometimes with fresh baked goods for sale. We had a funny experience here. As we were preparing for departure, a herd of about 10 cows came running (yes, really running) through the campground. Apparently they escaped from a nearby field and were running for their freedom. No one was injured and eventually the cows found some new pasture and settled down. The primary reasons to stay here seem to be either an overnight stop while travelling I-80 in PA or to work or play near State College or Penn State U. If you go to the PSU campus, be sure to try the wonderful ice cream at the Creamery, located near the Food Science building. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Visited campground in May 2008-Crowded-90% of sites occupied by pipe line construction people. As many as 3 pickup/work trucks at each site. The roar of diesel trucks leaving at 6AM was not pleasant. Understand(from the pipe line people)that they may be there until September. We had camped at this campground for 14 years-this was the worst!! New owner-absentee-putting in chickens, petting zoo? Dogs running loose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is under new ownership. It looks like some work is being done to it. The pull-through site we had was long enough though not very wide. We needed our extra long sewer hose due to the location of the sewage on our site. Our neighbor needed an extra long tv cable to reach his hookup that was on another site. The wifi worked some of the time. Used the restrooms once, and while they are in need of a remodel, they were clean. There is a miniature golf course and the office has a store with some basic stuff. Not many kids here as there wasn't much for them to do. Our nightly rate was with our Good Sam discount. Would probably stay at the KOA a mile down the road next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Whenever we are not Boondocking or Tailgating at a Penn State game, we find this to be the most desirable of the "two" Campgrounds in the area. We find it to be quite scenic, well maintained, and with very helpful staff. It is also very dog friendly with large amount of open space. We have never used the bathroom facilities nor are we interested in a pool. It is also 15 minutes from Downtown State College. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice campground. Out dated but very very well maintained. Very clean. Seasonals where unnoticed if they are there at all. I typically would not give such a high rating to campground with limited amenities but this one was so pleasant I had to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful views from campground. Very lovely setting right off I-80 near State College. Exceptionally friendly and helpful owners. Spacious sites with full hookups. Wifi available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Nice for an overnighter. The Amish wagon came by selling goodies, and there are great views. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.