Very nice campground. Shaded settings give a sense of privacy. Bath and shower house was clean and worked well. Owners were very friendly and helpful in every way. Was pleased to see that quiet hours were enforced. One group nearby was a little loud in the evenings but the nightly patrol at the start of quiet hours ensured that quiet time was respected and there was no problem later in the night. I was glad to see that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I enjoyed our stay here. It was a nice, very quiet campground. We had a spacious back-in sight that had ample room for our 37 foot rig. The roads were a bit tight, but manageable. The escort proved to be very helpful in navigating the roads, and his assistance in directing us as we backed in was appreciated. Wi-Fi reception was pretty bad, as was the cell voice and 4G data signal. There was no cable TV available, and there also was no over the air TV signal either - might want to bring some movies if TV is important to you. Campground personnel were pleasant and helpful. Grounds and facilities were both well maintained. Location was very convenient to the PA Grand Canyon (although the hiking trail to the canyon seemed longer than the advertised 3/4 mile). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here during a time when the campground was pretty empty. We were in site 2. Much of the trees had their leaves fallen, so the campsite was fairly open in that you could see other sites/campers pretty easily. Facilities (restrooms, showers, laundry) were perfect in cleanliness, availability and functioning. The campsite has access to great camping into a state park and down into the Canyon. The hosts were very helpful in hiking options and options for restaurants in town. The town of Wellsboro is very quaint and worth a visit for at least a dinner. We would gladly return and stay at this campsite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet, family-run campground. More of a quiet place to sleep than a destination, which suited us. Buildings are old construction and dated decor, but spotlessly clean. Sites are large & natural, but could use refurbishing. Quite tight for larger RVs as some trees need to be trimmed, but it was manageable (just). Wi-Fi worked well near the office. Nice hike to the gorge, but no view from the campground itself. Owners were friendly and helpful. Hookups worked well. The biggest problem was dust when weather was dry, and mud when it rained. The last 1/2 mile to the camp is on a dirt road (very dusty) and all roads in the park are dusty gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a 37ft 5th wheel. The campground is very well kept,and the owners live on site. The sites are big and wooded for shade. It is a short hike to the Canyon overlook. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We will be back here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We visited when the campground was nearly empty, but were very impressed with this friendly, small campground. Unlike many reviewers who are looking for family activities, we gauge our experience based more on the "camping feel". We love wooded sites and this park has them. There are a few pull-through sites for our rig of 38' and even they are pretty, wooded sites. If you are looking for a busy, activity-filled place with many amenities, then this might not be the place for you. If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet place in the woods, walking distance to the rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and friendly staff, then this would be a great place to stay. We did not have occasion to use the bathroom/shower facilities so cannot comment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet, family run campground. Large sites and a huge playground. Friendly staff that greeted me by name before we even registered! Easy hiking trail that leads directly canyon. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small wooded campground next to PA's Grand Canyon . You can walk to the canyon's east rim on a trail from here . Sites are a little close, but with all the trees it's not so bad . It is dark and quiet at night, so you will find it peaceful . Bathrooms and showers are very clean. Just a note...the owners are nice people who run this place as a family campground not as a place to party . All in all this is a good place to camp . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My husband & I stayed at Canyon Country for 7 nights and really enjoyed our time there. We had a pull-thru site that was partially wooded but still had plenty of room for our 26' trailer & awning. It is very quiet in spite of a lot of children on the week-end. The owners extremely friendly & knowledgeable about area. It was a great experience! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Enjoyable week. Beautiful area. Very friendly/helpful owners. Nice site that was sloping just enough so that after leveling the front wheels were airborne and the boarding steps pretty high. Owner quickly solved problem by building cinder block steps. Facilities were very clean. 30 Amp service worked well for our “big rig” if we were careful and watched the load. Price is average daily and includes Campground USA discount. Would certainly stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Canyon Country Campground is located in the middle of the most beautiful part of Pennsylvania. The owners have created a delightful campground with nicely wooded sites and well maintained facilities. The bathrooms and showers are kept scrupulously clean. My wife particularly appreciated the potpourri placed in the women's bathroom. We would be happy to visit Canyon Country again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Canyon Country Campground was a beautiful little campground. A real gem. Very family friendly. Every lot beautifully shaded. Owners were on hand if anything was needed but weren't pests. Very quiet and relaxing campground. Extremely clean bathhouses and game room. Entire park was kept clean. I read some other reviews where people say the owners were annoying. We didn't find that at all, they were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. A real beautiful area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
At first glance the campground is great, very clean, nice sites, and if you go to bed before 10 pm you will have no problem here. At 10:00 the host gets on his "stealth" golf cart and slowly drives around without any lights on trying to catch people no obeying the rules so he can throw you out. At 10 pm it is quiet time and quiet means no talking or giggling. They have many rules that are posted everywhere in the campground. Would not go back or recommend. Also notified Good Sam since they are a Good Sam park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are way too small and too close. If we had someone in the site next to us, our awning would have been in their camper. Owners are overly excited about getting every penny possible. Wi-Fi has only one free hour, it's not really teen friendly, they wanted an additional $2 per hour to extend checkout time, and when visitors arrived, they wanted to know if they were staying so they could be charged. Definitely will not go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Canyon Country Campground is our idea of an ideal campground. The staff was very helpful when making my reservation as well as upon arrival. We were directed to our site by the owner who also helped us position the trailer in our site. Water and electric hookups were top quality and looked almost new. Our site was wooded and fairly private, campground noise was minimal and both the staff as well as other campers were friendly. Wood, when bought at the store was delivered directly to our site. We enjoyed the hiking trail which leads from the campground over to Leonard Harrison State Park and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. We spent 4 days here and would have loved to have a whole week. The area is a goldmine for outdoor activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We pulled in and the owners checked us in and took us to our site and offered to help. We asked for firewood and they delivered it to us. They were helpful in knowing what to see and where to go. They drew us maps to everywhere we wanted to go. There's a lookout tower adjacent to the campground following a trail. Sites were spacious and nice. We had water, sewer, and electric. It was rustic but with all your amenities. Couldn't ask for much more. It was close to most of the better sites to see. Leonard Harrison was almost next door, the main Grand Canyon viewing area. Lake Hammond and Tioga were not far either. It is a beautiful area. Special thanks to the owners for making us feel so at home. I would recommend this campground to anyone. They made it a special experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was a bit leery from other reviews about this park, but we had a great time there! My parents were staying in a local motel and was meeting us at the campsite. I had asked at the office at check in about the visitor's policy to make sure my folks didn't do anything wrong. Parents were welcomed with open arms and the owners spent time chatting to them. Our hotwater heater decided to spring a leak on the 4th and the owners came over with what we needed to get it fixed. We were very happy! Downside..the site wasn't that level. Took a bit of maneuvering to get our caravan set. The trail to the Grand Canyon was a trail and dumped you out at the edge of the state park and you then had to find your way to the canyon. We did enjoy our time there and would happily stay there again when up that way. Oh, and their puppy is greatly unloved and needs lots of scritches *LOL* We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Owners are borderline insane. The way they run this campground is not the way to run a business. We were asked to leave the following morning without refund because in the owners' opinion we were not quiet enough for them after quiet hours of 10 p.m. Our neighbors (all except one) told us that they didn't hear a thing from our campsite after quiet hours. This lifeless campground completely shuts down around 9 p.m. We had headlights shown into our tent in the middle of the night to make sure we were sleeping (a complete invasion of privacy and really creepy). After the owners asked us to leave the next AM, the weird owner sat and watched us pack up and he and his wife couldn't resist giving us a lecture about how this was a "family campground." I couldn't even imagine children running around here without their parents getting reprimanded! As we were leaving and tried to give our leftover firewood that we had purchased but couldn't fit in the car to our neighbors at the next site, the campground employee tried to steal it from us to resell at the store. Amenities are few and far between. Sites are rocky, small and too close to neighbors. I've been camping my whole life and have never seen a "family campground" like this. FYI - our group was a group of adult professionals an average age of about 30 minding our own business - not a bunch of rowdy 18-year-old kids trying to cause trouble. We camped here in a Tent.
We live in Wellsboro, and we make this our first camping trip every year . Its a small campground quiet and friendly people. The trail to the Pa. Grand Canyon is a nice walk through the woods into the park then out to the overlook. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Owners were very friendly from the reservation process through the entire stay. Sites were shady and naturally separated due to the trees. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Playground was not "modern" but was suitable for our 2 yr old. Interior roads are a dusty gravel, and if others driving in the campground do not obey the "speed limit" it can get quite dusty. This is why I don't give a 10. Entrance road is also dusty and a little rough. Do NOT depend on your GPS for directions to this campground as they will warn on their websites and also when you call for reservations. While we were in our tow vehicle only, we followed GPS out of curiosity and found some of the roads were 1 lane, rutted and dirt. Follow the directions found on their website or you could very easily do serious damage to your rig. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very lovely campground. Sites were fairly wide but somewhat unlevel. Owners were extremely friendly and accommodating when we needed to move our reservation back one day later due to my husband's work schedule. Loved that the owners will personally deliver wood to your site. There's a convenient 3/4 mile trail to the scenic overlook for the PA Grand Canyon. An excellent biking trail through the canyon is just a short driving distance away. Only down side is lack of TV stations, cable or internet access. Also follow the campground's directions and not what your GPS says or you might end up on some nasty dirt roads. We enjoyed our stay and would return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't remember the exact rate per night, but it was reasonable. The campground itself was smaller than we thought, but it was wooded and well maintained. Bathrooms were very clean. Our problem was with the owners. They were nice when we checked in. But after that, they made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcomed. They actually yelled at our non-camping relatives who were staying at a motel in Wellsboro when they stopped by the campsite to meet us before heading over to see the gorge. Won't go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Campground is a about 1/4 mile from last blacktop road. Roads inside park are gravel, sites are gravel and out of level. Park is very small but you can park three or four large RV's in park. Lots of trees in park. Park is very old and has been in service a long time. Park is close to Grand Canyon of PA. Owner was very helpfully at check in over places to see and things to do. I think it may be best that big rigs not stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family and our dog camped at this campground for the leaf season. We did not have reservations and thought we would stay at the State Park but they didn't have full hook up sites. So, the Park Ranger suggested that we stay at this campground as they knew it to be a nice place. We stayed for 4 nights and we had a great time. We could hike right to the PA Grand Canyon from our site. The kids had a good time even though there was no pool, there was a game room which they enjoyed. We found the owners to be friendly and nice and very helpful with how to get to local attractions. The site that we had was nice and shaded. We had plenty of room for our slide outs. We would recommend this campground as a great place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have just returned from a weekend there. We found the owners rude and bossy, and the sites very tight for motorhomes. We were traveling with 2 other motorhomes at the time. We would not recommend this campground to anyone. We did not know they were Good Sams until later, it is not posted on their sign at the entrance to the park. The sticker on their door was hidden behind a halloween decoration, they still would not give a discount afterwards because we had not presented when we registered. The owners have a reputation with the locals as not very friendly. The campground owner just down the road told us "They are very good for his business". Even the Park Rangers at the State Park by the canyon know them very well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The owners were very friendly, polite, and respectful. They went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. The campsite is very well maintained and clean. The store was adequately stocked with anything we may have forgotten at home. I don't understand the previous review. Either that person has his campground wrong or is one of those people that you just can't please no matter what. The campground is not very large (which we prefer) but it is close to everything we wanted to do and see and you just couldn't have asked for better people to deal with. The owners are great!! I highly recommend it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 2 / 10 ]
We stayed at the Canyon Country Campground, Wellsboro, Pa on 7/21 and 7/22. The owners were very rude and belligerent. There wasn't anything to write home about. The sites were very unlevel. No stone or gravel. Very small sites and hard to access. They are AAA approved but the only "discount" was the rate guarantee. They charged us $2.00 for being a half hour early. You pay for two adults and additional for a child. Nothing in the store. Sad. The store and office doesn't look anything like what it shows on the website. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is on the west rim of the PA Grand Canyon . It is a beautiful area here . The thing about this campground is it just as the CCP left it in the 1930"s . Very rustic and pretty . A great place for hiking and tent camping too . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The camp host/motel manager was very amicable. The road into the campground was composed of gravel needing some grading and low hanging trees. Unfortunately our entrance of bottom scraping and tree branch slapping did not impress us and damaged our RV. We were assigned site 9. The site was grass and gravel with full hook-ups. All other uninhabited sites were grass only. The water at our site was a light rust color and smelled strongly of iron. The campground is located behind the motel on a very green and lush looking hill, making for difficult leveling of our motorhome. Our children (ages 6 and 4 1/2 ) were not interested in the dilapidated playground. In general, the campground was very private and we pretty much had it to ourselves. I would not recommend this campground to any motorhome owner due to the difficulty getting in or out without damage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was very nice. The bathrooms were very clean and had recently been remodled. The owner was very helpful and check in with us to make sure we found everything. I would have given it a 10 but the hookups were in the middle of our two sites and you had to have two sewer hoses to reach. Other than that it was a great place to camp. We will be camping there again and I would recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have reviewed this park before and still think it is a great place to stay . The only thing that has changed is that the gas well people are doing a lot of damage to the natural beauty of the area . Some of the migrant workers come into the park late at night and use the showers . They are in general , very sleazy looking characters . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a modern campground with large sites, clean restrooms and showers. Has a very scenic lake with great fishing and a beach, and a lot of nice ranger led programs for both children and adults. This park is also close to the PA Grand Canyon and neat little town of Wellsboro. I have been to a lot of PA"s state parks and this is by far one of the best. Your kids will not run out of things to do here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hills Creek State Park is a beautiful park with clean restrooms and ideal location. This campground probably would have received a 10 out of 10 rating from us if it wasn't for our site location. We were directly across from the 'host' (creepy spy) site. From the moment we arrived we felt as if someone was looking over our shoulder. By the next afternoon we realized that was exactly true. Because of this oppressive feeling we left a day early. We camp all over New England and have never experienced anything like this before. We are a young family of four out to enjoy a nice relaxing camping vacation. Also, quiet hours encompass 11 hours of the day...from 9pm to 8am. If you decide to camp here it may be wonderful. We just recommend you avoid being any where near the host site. When we were there the host site was site 6. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Hills Creek is the only state park campground in the area with showers. Very roomy sites with good privacy. Swimming and boating on the lake. Nice large and clean restrooms and shower facilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Would give it a higher rating but no cell or internet service. Mostly level sites. Some a little hard to get into with a big rig. Great dump station and fresh water setup. Nice bath house. Shares parking lot with the main canyon visitor center. Gift shop and education center. The place to go and stay if you want to see the canyon. I would go there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Leonard Harrison state part has a rather small campground. A campground map is available from the Pennsylvania State Parks web site. All non-electric sites are among trees. Sites 12, 14, and 19 are among some tall pine trees and are great for hammocks. The electric sites (except for 23 and 25) are in the open. Avoid site 6, it is right next to the pathway to the bath house. The bath house is fairly new. There is only one shower in each of the men's and women's rooms. There is a family rest room that also has an accessible shower. We camped here in a Tent.
This small state park is reached via some narrow and hilly roads out of Wellsboro. There are only about 6 sites with 30 amp service, and the rest are dry camping sites. The rate shown is for an electric site with a senior discount (do not need to be PA resident for the discount). There is one bathhouse for the campers. Sites were on grass and our site was a convenient pull-through. In early June, the area was quiet and very laid back. The developed overlook with views into the canyon is free and spectacular. This is an excellent spot to stay while bicycling (or hiking) the 60+ mile long Pine Creek rail-trail in the bottom of the canyon. We biked to a couple of pretty villages in the bottom on a stone dust trail. We enjoyed our stay and wouldn't mind staying again sometime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean state park. The bathroom facility has a "family bathroom" which is wonderful when camping with two small kids. The playground was nice too. Also we had issues with our electric and the ranger was very helpful, even though it turned out to be a problem with our trailer and not the site. I would return another time. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
One of this full-timer’s favorite parks. It’s well off the beaten path and has only a half-dozen electric hookups. Water is obtained from several shared standpipes, so bring your own or many lengths of hose. The solitude and gorgeous scenery at this state park, which is located on the rim of the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” more than make up for these minor inconveniences. If you enjoy the outdoors, this park’s for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful, small state park on the east rim of the Grand Canyon of PA. Pine Creek Gorge is a 5 minute walk from the campsites. 2/3 of the sites are non-electric, and 1/3 of the sites have 20/30/50Amp service. Water standpipes are numerous, but none are dedicated to any one site. Bath house was clean, and cleaned daily, but only 3 showers total. The scenery is fantastic and the sites are level and large. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice park. Friendly staff, clean. Mostly seasonal/annual sites but those we met were very friendly. Road coming in to campground was a bit bumpy but we made it with no problem with our RV. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here mid-July during heat-wave with a group of 8 coaches. Dry weather created much dust when moving about the campground in campers, cars, etc. Local utility reduced power by 10% which affected 50 amp service. Had to run 30 amp service and manage electrical use of a/c, microwave, appliances. Some in the group chose to run generators. Campground is in a valley which limited satellite TV, Wi-Fi, etc. Our site backed up to the lake. Overall campground is decent and would stay here again when "cooler" weather prevails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We truly enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very nice and willing to answer any questions. The park was very well manicured and our site (78) was very nice. The bath house was very clean. We will definitely be staying here again. The only con I have, is with most campgrounds. There should be a dog area so those of us that do not have dogs, do not have to deal with the barking or the "mess" of those that do not clean up behind their dogs. We are not dog haters, we do however think they are quite annoying when they constantly bark. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice owners. Pretty park. Our site #70 was in an area that they have campers on both sides of the road. Neither is very deep. Big garbage cans were in our way of positioning camper. it was difficult to back in. cars/trucks are parked along side narrow road. Makes it hard to swing vehicle to park on spot in that area. Others were more roomy but were not available. It was a hot and humid weekend and the electricity went down more times than I could count. According to others, it is an ongoing problem. We left a day early due to the heat and lack of electricity. This was like camping in the city, so close together. We prefer State Parks. A firetruck ride kept blowing loud sirens and drove us nuts. Nice campground for kids. Not my cup of tea. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It was a very nice, clean campground. It was a vacation well needed. The owners were very nice and helpful, we came in with some problems and they helped us so we got home safe. We definitely plan on going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I love this campground. It is situated in between 2 mountains and so quiet and peaceful. If you are looking for a great campground to kick back and relax, this is the one. The owners are very nice and accommodating. You will not have cell phone service but you you can get Wi-Fi. They do accept Good Sam Club discounts and for E/W/S is $35 a night and E/W is only $30 a night. They do have a fire engine ride on Friday nights and a tractor ride on Saturdays, but beside that there are not many activities. Who needs activities when you have mother nature to enjoy? The sites back up to a nice pond to fish in, and there is a stream running through the campground. The owners keep this campground very clean and do their best to make sure you enjoy your stay. I also liked that they had trash cans every 100 feet to dispose of your trash and they emptied them every night before dark so animals wouldn't get into them. The pool looks brand new and was crystal clean. The permanent site campers go out of their way to make you feel welcome and their sites are well kept. If you do want activities: the Grand Canyon is only 15 miles away and historic town of Wellsboro is 10 miles away. They also have a train ride, horseback riding, and a covered wagon ride about 20 minutes away. We look forward to returning next year again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was pretty disappointed with this campground. The tent sites were on top of each other. Zero privacy. We had people hike thorough our campsite to get to a "trail". The bathrooms were small and dirty. My teenaged daughter and I took showers. The cleaning lady came in to clean. She left the door open, which caused the curtain of the "changing area" of the shower to suck in, giving my daughter no privacy. The shower walls were cinder blocks. Gross. The camp store was poorly stocked. We had to drive through a stream to get to our site. No problem, until we wanted to walk somewhere. The foot bridge was 1/4 mile away in the opposite direction. Upshot? The pool looked nice if had been warm enough to swim. Staff was friendly. Lots of room for RV's. Huge campground. Pond. Wellsboro is a beautiful town with lots to offer. I would not camp here again. We camped here in a Tent.
Very near the Grand Canyon of PA Stoney fork is a great place to stay when exploring this very scenic area of Tioga county. This is a very well run campground with clean restrooms and showers and nice level sites. We stayed in site 105A under a big shade tree. We just unhooked our trailer and it was dead level. Good electric and water service, a spotless clean pool, and very nice seasonals make this a very good safe place for families to camp and the owners work hard to keep it that way. Also, they have one of the best tent areas I have seen with nice large sites in a pine forest right next to the creek. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was very nice and green with good size sites. This is really the country there are no cell phones in this area except when you are in the town of Wellsboro. Actually, there isn't even a TV never mind cable. Don't forget your fishing pole the pond is stocked. I caught a 13" bass. Ask for a site by the lake. Oh, this is really important. Don't trust your GPS on the last 5 miles or so or you will end up on a road with your trailer that will scare you. I'm still trembling. I met the nicest campers here. The residents of Wellsboro were just OK.There is some decent hiking in the area but not much more than that. If we were to return to this area I would stay here again. This area is changing because they are finding natural gas here. So go now while the place is still pretty! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The best! This is a beautiful campground in a beautiful location and is what camping is all about. The nearby Pine Creek Trail is an amazing place to ride bikes, hike and view nature. Wellsboro for those who have never been is a piece of Hometown Americana that should not be missed. Google both! The campground itself is beautiful. The pool was perfectly clean and set with a view of the mountains that surround the area. The game room was clean and well done, the firewood was all hardwood and reasonable, and the family that owns and runs the campground made us feel like we were old friends. We felt as though we had traveled back to a better time. Everything was well done and the owners know how to "do it right". There is a country store a couple miles away, an easy bike ride or walk, that also shouldn't be missed. We will return here as often as we can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very quiet park. Located about 8 miles out of town. We are right next to the pond but no pond view as there is a hill surrounding it with the campground sitting below. No cell phone signal. WiFi is iffy. Owners are not friendly. There is a 5 mph speed limit which the owner strictly enforces by monitoring comings and goings on his golf cart. We were adhering to this speed limit, however he sternly motioned for us to slow down as we were returning from going out to dinner. Unlike a previous reviewer, we are not new to camping. We have stayed in campgrounds from coast to coast and Canada. We would not come back, and if we hadn't already paid for a couple days we would leave and go elsewhere. It reminds me of boarding school. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've been camping at Stony Fork for a week each August for the past 6 years. We love it here! We really appreciate how well maintained the grounds are and how efficiently they all run this campground. In fact, we like it so much we recently decided to invest in a permanent spot! I'm appalled by the reviewer who had the poor taste to reference the campground to "East Germany". The owners run the campground keeping in mind both respect for their property AND for ALL of the campers at the campground. I'm not sure how anyone could have an issue w/enforcing the (much) posted 5 mph speed limit. First and foremost, it helps to ensure the safety of others (particularly small children). Secondarily, the campground road is dirt/dust. Who wants to be constantly eating the dust of the speedracer who just flew by your campsite? No one. The grounds are immaculately maintained, even the pond! The mountain views are breathtaking; it's quite an ethereal setting. Keep in mind, you will be nestled in the mountains, so the ambient temperature will be about 10 degrees cooler than surrounding communities, making it a perfect hot summer camping location. The pool IS cold, making it quite refreshing on hot summer days. While we rarely use the bathhouses anymore, I've never found them to be dirty or lacking and the showers are wonderfully HOT. The WiFi IS a bit slow (it's what I'm using to post this review), but I actually appreciate that. It's here, if I need it, yet it's sluggish enough to not allow me to get sucked in to surfing the web. Because, you know, I'm CAMPING. You can have campfire wood delivered right to your site (for a small fee) and you can also have your sewer sucked before you leave (for a small fee, if you're not at a site w/sewage hook up). I know we always appreciate this convenience so we don't have to dump on the way home (though there is also a dumping station available at the campground). There are also all kinds of things to do in the area, depending on your interest. If you just want to get away and camp, there's plenty to keep you occupied at the campground (pool, game room, basketball court, volleyball courts, 2 playgrounds, fishing, paddle boats, the creek, etc). Wellsboro is a great community w/all kinds of neat shops and restaurants an easy 17 minute drive away. We only use the camp store for something we forgot or ran out of, but it seems fairly well stocked, to me. It's got everything from bacon and eggs, to S'mores stuff, to TP, to can koozies. If it's a rainy day, there are also movies you can check out and take back to your camper. All in all, a great campground! Give it a try; you won't be disappointed (um: unless you want to drive fast and make lots of loud late night noise)! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I'm new to camping in RV parks, so take this review for what it's worth. I've stayed in two other parks up to this point, and both were Beach Based (Castaways and Toms Cove). But this was by far the best I've stayed in. Our goal was simple, a camping trip with just Dads and Kids (4 years old to 12). We just wanted to enjoy their company keep it simple. We originally had grandiose plans to take advantage of all the area has to offer like hiking and biking, but the on site activities kept us planted for the duration. We stayed in tent trailers on all grass sites near the lake and fished, boated, played in the streams, game room and playground. The pool was "refreshing" (not heated) but was perfect for the ambient temperature. The store was stocked well enough for our purposes as we came well equipped. The park is extremely kid friendly. The operators strictly enforced the 5mph speed limit and will boot you if you do not comply. They will actually escort you out of the park and "let" you try it again if you don't get it right the first time. The toilets and showers near the pool are the nicest but both were very well maintained. My only complaint if you could call it one, was that the "upper bath house" near the pool did not have steps of any kind leading up to them. So the multiple trips to the bathroom with my two young ones were exhausting walking up and down an extremely large grass hill to get to the toilets. Not to mention the fact that the grass becomes very slippery with the dew of early morning or late evening. (I won't let the little one's drink as much juice next time!) That aside, we're already planning a second trip to this campground for Aug/Sept. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at Stony Fork in 2006, 2007 and returned in 2009. Each visit was for one week. It is one of our favorite campgrounds. Each time we visited, we stayed in the same site: near the lake under a big tree. The campground is quiet, peaceful and well kept. It is well off the beaten path. The owners, along with their son, are very friendly and accommodating. There may not be tons of campground activities but as a couple who just enjoy reading and relaxing by the campfire, it doesn't matter to us. True, there isn't much in the campstore, but since we know that we plan for it. (The general store in Stony Fork is run by the Mennonites and there are plenty of interesting food items there). The pool is very clean but the water was very cold. It's not heated. The internet hookup is free but very slow on the weekends when the campground has more visitors. They need to install more wireless sites and a better router. We go to Wellsboro for the biking and hiking and when we return again, we will surely go to Stony Fork. And by the way: if you stay 6 nights the 7th is free. Not many campgrounds offer that!!! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This used to be our absolute favorite campground for more than 20 years until it was sold a few years ago. Now the owners run it like East Germany. I have nothing good to say about it now as their current attitude and practices have ruined our past memories. What a shame. We camped here in a Tent.
This is an incredibly scenic CG. Unfortunately, we had overcast skies and didn’t always get a good view of the mountains around us. We camped here in 1990, and we finally got back after 17 years. Many seasonals along Stony Fork Creek which is where our site was. Nice rippling of the water as we sat outside by the camper. We were way down the end of the CG. Most people camped by the lake. Probably would be better to get a site by the lake if we came again. Not much to do at the CG. We were there from Wed. – Fri. Maybe more activities on the weekend. Bathhouse by us was new but made of cinder block and not as nice as it could be. The bathhouse by the office is much nicer. Store was not stocked that well. No Verizon cell phone service at CG. Nice pool up on the hill by the office which gave great views of the surrounding mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fairly nice campground. Nice setting in the mountains, helpful owner. Showers could be cleaner. Seems to have a goose problem, lots of droppings around the pond and adjacent field. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful setting and friendly owners. Short-term people tend to be on the lake side of the campground, which isn't visible from the campsite because it's built up, so it's above the campground. The seasonals (and there were a lot of them) are on the creekside, across the road from the lake. Electrical service was iffy at best. On weekends (in Oct. so not so busy) our fridge was blinking "low AC," our lights were dim and our microwave couldn't get enough power to melt butter. When we complained to the owner he shrugged his shoulders and said in the summer it was difficult to run A/C, even though he'd upped the power to the campground. OH, and call the campground for directions before getting on 287 because map programs will route you onto one lane dirt roads that you really don't want to take your RV on. Don't plan on getting any cell phone service here. Need to drive to Wellsboro, about 8 miles north. We camped here in a Motorhome.