13 RV Parks near Altoona, Pennsylvania
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Altoona. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Altoona in the left hand column.
May 2017 - $37.00
Very nicely maintained facility with a railroad (PRR) motif (the office/store has trains on display as well). Gravel roads and sites, with fairly level sites (campground is on a gentle downhill slope). Campground abuts a private lane with several houses, and is located about 300 yards off of Plank Road (major 4 lane road between Altoona and Hollidaysburg), road noise is minimal. Owners live on-site and will assist in pulling in (sites are tight, and the owners know where the wells/sewer lines are so they can guide you as to what grass [yes, there's actually grass] you an drive on). Laundry available, although we did not use it ($1.25 per machine). The owners host monthly socials (we were a week late for the May event), check their website. We stayed during Memorial Day weekend (5/25 through 5/30) in a 32' Class A with a 14' toad w/tow dolly and everything fit easily on the site (we did disconnect the toad at the WalMart/Sams just up the road before arrival). We will definitely stay here again. - clydes1961
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This is a gem of a facility in an area where there is much to do, but no CGs.
When I discovered this place in my research, I called and like our check in, the owner / staff were very helpful.
The only problem is the place is very small and is not designed for big rigs. Our 37' A is probably the limit and there are only 2 to 4 sites that might accommodate you. It's a tight turn past the storage facility up the hill from the office. No toads.
We had site #2. Not much room but it was dead level. Good utilities and cable.
This CG is very well suited for C, B and TT units. Smaller 5'vrs but not the big units.
The access is hidden / shares a drive with a storage facility (their business too) and a car wash. It's at red light which is valuable in this traffic corridor. - wdw
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Very tight layout of the park. If you need to unhook tow vehicle, do it before entering campground near storage units. Lady in the office never suggested it. Hilly park. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - cneeka
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Things have changed since last posting. Gravel roads and sites are now dirt with many large holes. Only three of the sites (pull thru) are available for over nighters, all others have been taken by settlers. Many of the settler’s sites are nice but some are trash. If you stay on the weekly or monthly program you pay for electricity. Showers, restrooms and laundry are so dirty I refused to do laundry and went to town. The owner informed us that the park is up for sale and they are not doing any maintenance unless it’s an emergency. Overall the park is only a shell of its former self. We would go back because it’s the lesser of two evils and the only parks in the area. - Bounder1
Jul 2012 - $30.00
Shore Power 50/30/20. Sewer good. Caution water pressure is very high at 120 psi. Be sure to use a water regulator. Verizon and Sprint Air cards are good. AT&T Cell phone has good signal. Lots of room to walk your pet. Sites are very long and gravel. The road in campground is packed gravel. Good distance between sites. Office person is nice but not always in the office. No discounts. A number of long term tenants but they keep nice sites. This is not a good place for children. There are a number of construction people staying here. The cable is very good. Satellite signal is easy to access. Owner has a RV Repair shop and a lot of used campers are stored on the outer edges of the property. This is not one of the better campgrounds, but I have been in much worse. I would stay here again if I were in the area. - TXBobcat
Sep 2009 - $18.00
We could not get a site at Prince Gallitzin State Park, so we opted to stop here and see if they had any sites available. The staff was very welcoming and provided us with a choice of some spots to park with 30 amp service. There are several places to dry-camp and they have potable water and a dump station in the park. The camp ground has mostly year-round residents and a few park models, but was close to a small ice cream stand, mini-golf and pizza shop as well as a horse riding stable. The sites are wooded and other campers that we met were very friendly. It's not fancy, but will do in a pinch! - sfedeli
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We stayed here twice this year so far. It has become our favorite campground. It's an hour away from home. Majority of sites have only electric, but they did add 20 or so, full hook up sites last year. We've only done 2 long weekends and electric only was fine. Would want full hookup if we were here for a week.
Dump and water stations are located just as you pull in with an additional fill up station just past the camp store. We only use the centrally located bath houses to shower, but find them clean. The showers are a little hot for my taste. You cannot adjust temperature, it's just a button that turns water on.
The sites we've been on so far are so level that I didn't need any blocks what so ever, just under stabilizers. Site is a paved back in with gravel and grass around picnic table and fire ring.
Lots of trails, bike baths, and nature walks daily. Beach was hardly crowded on a hot 90 degree day. Everyone we met was very friendly.
Camp host was seen several times picking up any litter. Park Rangers constantly patrol the campground which was nice.
Store sales pretty much everything, ice, firewood, groceries, etc. They deliver the firewood to your camp site if you purchase it there.
Good fishing for kids just past the beach area. Small fish but the kids love catching fish constantly. They also have boat rentals but we found them to be pretty steep in price unless you split with a group. Pontoon rental was $200 for the day or $50/hr. If you have your own boat there is a boat launch area just for campers but you will have to park your trailer in the visitor/2nd car parking area. I did see 3 sites that have additional parking for 2nd vehicles and or a boat. There are a few rustic tent only sites along with water front cabins available for rent.
Lots of people walking or riding bikes until dusk. Once quiet time hits, all you hear is crickets. Was very quiet considering the amount of campsites. - Newman252
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Camped on July 4th week end. Big Mistake!!! The park is like the Disney World of PA State campgrounds. Every oversized diesel pick up with oversized exhaust pipes and Harley's cruising though at all hours. Speeding through. People burning their trash and making noise all night. Kids I don't mind, we have 4 grown up now but, parents still need to control them. Multitudes of pontoon boats lining the marinas. And the camper store is like 7/11 and Walmart combined. DCNR gated until after 10 then gone, wide open. Told about fireworks prohibition but 7/3 was cracking all night with no one to control. Not a park to enjoy,more like a motel parking lot at the Jersey shore. Only good thing is location to Altoona area sites and if you do have a lake boat for fishing. - Kennest
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Paved spurs for RVs, with space for one tow vehicle. 2nd vehicle parking available at campground entrance. Pets allowed at some sites. Amphitheater has programs for kids and adults. Beach area for swimming. Playground for kids. Boat and kayak rentals. Camp store on premises is well stocked with camper and tent supplies, firewood, ice, and food. Campsites have plenty of trees for shade and some privacy. Free WiFi. Local HDTV available with HD antenna. Bicycle obstacle course for kids. Camp hosts very helpful and easily accessible, but not intrusive. Good fishing, boating, and hiking! The Pirate's Cove has good food & ice cream, and there are other restaurants and small stores nearby in Patton or Coalport. - NellaC33
Jul 2016 - $47.00
The campground owners are quite personable. They keep the campground clean and orderly. They have a miniature golf course and game room as well as a very nice pool that is handicap accessible. Although there are a lot of permanent campers, they all seem to be friendly to weekenders. I would highly recommend this campground. - J Wilson
May 2006 - $30.00
The campground was nice. The manager was as nice as can be. I forgot my cable wire and he had one and gave to me for TV hookup. Hemlock Hideaway is mainly seasonal camping and the CG is on a side of a mountain. Steep roads but tons of trees and you don't feel on top of anybody. Lots of space between sites. They are close to the lake but no lake access. You have to go to a boat launch. The pool was nice DW and little one loved it. They were easy to get to, but the mountain to get over just have 100% confidence in your TV to get you over it. It's a biggie and straight up baby! There was a ton of stuff to do. We just had time to go to Trough State park, highly recommended if you like easy to moderate hiking. Rainbow Falls, well lets just say it is a falls, but not a big one. Balance rock was pretty cool, and the suspension bridge was ok. The hiking was great! We had a great day for hiking: nice and cool and not too long. Very pretty park. We also went to the Lake Raystown State Park. The next big town is Saxton which is about a half hour away from the CG. My main complaint is that both Target and Wal-Mart are in Altoona. That's about an hour away. But the drive was pretty and we didn't mind. - n3qdz
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Love this park! It's on a huge, beautiful lake surrounded by wooded hills, with many amenities and activities - great swimming beach, boat rentals, small water park, etc. Very peaceful, relaxed vibe. Maintenance crews come around routinely to take garbage, and were very helpful when we had a problem with our propane. Two general stores, good restaurant and pizza place, lots of different kinds of accommodations. We RV'ed in the Walnut area, which is considered "basic". A nearby bathroom, but shower is a 5-10 min walk (or 1 min drive). Walnut sits on an incline, so the spaces going up to the rotary can be a bit unlevel, but we had tons of room around us, shade, right in the woods. Much better in my opinion than the "premium" sites on the water - no trees, campers on top of one another. We'll definitely return here. Beautiful, tranquil, lovely place. - RSchamess
Oct 2015 - $28.00
Last weekend of the season so it was very quiet. Halloween weekend too, we went to the water park haunted house and it was such a blast. They did a great job. The staff was so accommodating and nice. Site was clean. We also did some mountain biking and had lots of fun. The café is OK, it's a little dated like an older diner but it's a good greasy spoon, just don't expect much health food here. We come here every year in the fall and have a great time. - Way2Roll
May 2015 - $30.00
This is the third RVC outdoors campground I have stayed at and it was the worst one! This campground is ideal for a weekend at Raystown Lake but not for long term (a week or more) or overnight due to it's location.
Let's start with the positive. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Very quiet at night. Little light pollution at night so it's a great place to view the stars.
There are NO sites with a sewer hook-up. You have to search their web page to uncover this fact. The dump station is well marked on the way into the campground but not on the way out.
I didn't see a level site in the CG. Most sites are gravel, but there are some that are concrete or asphalt.
Trash pick-up times are not on handouts.
One night there was no hot water in the shower.
Cable is fuzzy. Wi-fi worked great but the park was not busy while I was there. AT&T cell phone coverage was excellent. - jnateg
Jun 2016 - $46.00
While 130 sites is an estimate for this campground north of Raystown Lake, all but seven sites are dedicated to seasonal campers. If you're lucky enough to snag one of their overnight RV sites, you'll find fairly sizable lots with adequate shade. Cabins and primitive tent sites are also available.
The seasonal rigs are well-maintained, large and modern. The campground's owners are quite friendly and presented us with a goodie bag for our dog upon arrival (with his name written on the outside and biscuits and a tennis ball on the inside. Very nice. We purchased wood at the camp office, which was delivered to our site.
The campground is the closest RV park to the town of Huntingdon and Route 22. Ignore advice on how to get there from Google Maps and instead follow directions outlined on the campground's website. Get lost on the narrow, winding roads around the Lake and you'll be sorry. - Lancaster Camper
May 2013 - $23.00
I think this park with it's out of level sites, which are hard to get to, was very disappointing. When we were there, the host and PA park central both told us of a boil water notice. Bugs were released overhead to control the Gypsy moth infestation. Billions of them mistook my wife and I for their target. The roads surrounding blue knob are tough to maneuver, but we escaped after our stay was up. Never to return. Oh, and the electric kept popping on and off. I can only assume that was bug overload. Imagine a hilly field with power poles. - joemama
May 2012 - $23.00
This state park encompasses a 6,128 acre wilderness with 12 miles of hiking trails. The campground is located at an elevation of 2,400 feet, so expect temperatures to be several degrees cooler than at lower elevations in the area. The sites on the interior of the loop are different than I’ve experienced at other campgrounds. While the pads are gravel, there is no obvious driveway leading to them. With some trepidation, I backed into my site across the grass. Fortunately, even on a rainy spring day, there was no rutting caused by my motorhome which weighs over 30,000 pounds. 50-amp power service is available, but there is no water at each site. Rather, there are a few stanchions scattered about from which a pail of water can be drawn, but not connected to with a hose. Make sure your water tank is full before arriving here – its capacity will determine your length of stay. - GreenMtn08
May 2010 - $30.00
As stated, this is at the top of Blue Knob Mountain, the second highest mountain in PA. Size of the sites were nice, but most are out in the open, like a field. The sites in the perimeter are nice shaded. It's a quiet campground with lots of hiking trails. The Park has a swimming pool, but it is a couple miles away from the campground at the southern entrance to the Park. We had a nice time, but would try for a perimeter site next time. - DaGrinch
Jun 2016 - $27.00
We were camping in Senoia. There is a huge hill and we were at the very top of that. It's a good location if you want to be away from other people but very difficult to walk anywhere around the park or to the lake with such a hill to walk up. There was a skunk at our site. There were chipmunks everywhere getting into things, climbing on other campers, etc. The weeds are very very overgrown. We had to park our boat (which no-one ever explained to us) at the bottom of the bank and go through other people's campsites after we docked. The poison around this place is awful, I came home with a bad rash. There was poison all over the sides of the sites, and all over the banks. The bathrooms are push button so you have to push a button every 15 seconds to get a shower. They are painted in black so you cannot see of any stains or dirt. (Yes, I'm a germaphobe and like to know what I'm touching). Poorly maintained. The mirrors at the sink are disgusting and scratched everywhere. Every time you leave your site you basically have to drive. Drive to the marina, drive to your boat (depending on where you stay), drive to the beach... and it's a 1 way at the bottom so that was kind of annoying to me as well. The trails are not easily accessed. No clear signs to point where to go. There was basically a non-existent "store". On the day of check-in, the lady didn't explain we had to put a paper up at our pole in front of our site. Maybe this place is better for the more experienced camper. This was one of our 1st bigger trips camping. We had 2 kids (14, 9). The lake is beautiful though. Didn't really catch any fish. Overall, I think it's an OK campground if you are into very primitive type camping and are a little more experienced with it and do not mind overgrown weeds, push button showers, and having to drive everywhere you go. The only activity worth while for the kids were the playground and the beach/lake/boating. Not a very interactive place. - danigurl570
Jun 2016 - $12.00
Seven Points is a large CG with a huge beach area, an on-premises restaurant, marina, visitor center and six different camping areas. In general the sites throughout the CG are large and well maintained gravel, but some are spaced closer than others. The six areas are: Ridge Camp - a little crowded on the top end but wider spaced at the loop end. Most sites are partially shaded. The sites at the loop end (10-19) are spaced wider than the top end. Meadow Camp - sites are spaced tighter and in the sun. Valley Camp - most sites are shorter and in the sun. Point Camp - a half of the sites are on the water, sites are more crowded. Bay Camp - sites are spaced tighter, not much shade. Senoia Camp - Many water sites, most are high above the water level, pretty views. The roads in the camp are more narrow with quicker turns. It would be hard for big rigs to maneuver them easily. Most sites are tightly spaced. The Hillside Nature Trail is in need of maintenance because of poison ivy, briars and high weeds. However, look for the wild blackberries near the end of the trail on the left side. There is a VERY nice walking/running trail that meanders for a couple of miles throughout the CG made of a soft "rubberized" material. Ask about any special events being held at the Visitor Center; it is not posted anywhere and the information is not volunteered at check-in. The dump station has a water nozzle for clean-up, but does not have a connection for a black tank flush. There is no TV reception at Seven Points. Verizon coverage = 3/5. There is not a heavy tree canopy, so satellite reception is probable, depending on the site. - Bama Camper
Oct 2015 - $14.00
There are really six different campgrounds in this large recreation area, each with their own restrooms/ showers and 'flavor'. (Point, Valley and Bay CG were closed during our visit.)
We stayed near the water in Senoia Camp with 30A power because we wanted the water view.
Excellent sized sites, most with plenty of room for our three slide-outs.
No water hookups at any sites in the CG. But we were able to put two hoses together and refill our fresh water tank without having to move the trailer.
Absolute no cell service - ATT or Verizon. No local TV. We were able to hit a hole in the trees and get Dish.
Great hiking trails all around the rec area. Nice looking swim beach - which we didn't use in October in low-40s temps. - PawPaw