8 Parks near Austin, Pennsylvania
May 2014 - $25.00
A nice family oriented facility located one mile down a narrow dirt road. The sites are close together and there are lots of seasonals. The staff was friendly and while the campground was nearly deserted on the weekday we were there the weekends are reported to be very crowded and reservations are recommended. - Desert Captain
Apr 2008 - $25.00
From what we understand, new owners took over here a few yrs ago. Its a modest little CG in the middle of "God's country". The owners are SUPER friendly, and obviously try very hard to keep it up. Although it doesn't have a pool or a lot of on site activities, there are various family friendly activities on weekends. There is not a lot to do in the general vicinity, and there is no cell service for miles, so this is the place to go and get away from it all, literally. We were reluctant not to having sewage hookups, but the "honey wagon" came anytime you needed it. - blondieemtp
Aug 2015 - $21.00
Went to area to see elk and we were not disappointed. Campground had minimal services (electric only) but knew that going in. Site was gravel/grass and level with nice spacing between sites. Bathrooms were very clean and campground host pleasant and helpful. Park staff at visitor center were eager to provide information about wildlife, hiking trails, etc. A bonus were the clear, dark skies.
Really isolated with no internet or cell service available. - Dave F
Jun 2013 - $27.00
Everything we hoped for and more. Took a pontoon boat nature ride out on the lake with rangers speaking on wildlife. The new nature center is wonderful. Would recommend to all our family and friends! - Naturelvr
Jun 2010 - $26.00
This is a small, quiet, out-of-the-way State Park in a very scenic section of the state. The entrance to the campground is steep, but easily accessible, and relatively flat once you get in. Some sites are back in the tall pines, others are in partial shade. Many of the sites are at odd angles to the access road and might require turning around to back in, but once you get onto the overall layout, it isn't a problem. Roads in the campground are a mixture of stone, gravel or asphalt. There isn't much room to get moving too fast, so it's pretty quiet as State Parks go. The bath house has only one shower for each gender, but is clean and modern. The dump station is a tight squeeze for bigger rigs, but easily doable. This park may use up your rig's turning radius, but it's not so tight you can't maneuver. There cannot be enough said about the opportunities for outdoor adventure in this park. There are some great trails and one is flat and fine gravel which goes on for miles and takes you out to a wildlife viewing area where you may see elk, deer, bear, and almost anything else you can think of. You will not have phone or tv service unless you have a satellite hookup. There is a land line phone in the park at the kiosk which you can dial out on (9 for an outside line) and a store just down the main road with pay phone. We have camped here twice so far and look forward to going again. Great little park! - mosseater
Jul 2011 - $23.00
Our rate was based on stay of eight nights. We stayed over July 4th weekend. Level site, plenty long for our 60' rig and wide due to trees separating our site (not all sites as wide). The site we had allowed us to get our satellite dish aimed but we had very little Verizon access for our phones or internet (air card). The only downside for us was the dust...being a holiday weekend, the park was packed...with ATVers and the amount of dust from them was staggering. Would have been nice to have the road watered daily to help out. Would have been a nine rating then. Great location for exploring the area...we ride motorcycles and we never lacked for good riding. - Froggi Donna
Apr 2010 - $22.00
Very nice park. There was only one other couple staying here this weekend. Looked like they were seasonal. Very quiet of course, and the bathrooms and shower rooms were VERY clean and spacious. A friend recommended this CG, and I am glad they did. We will stay here again. On another note: we checked in about 5pm, the owners were gone for the night and left a note to check-in tomorrow. We never did hook up. When we got home, they finally called and we paid for our site. I was a little worried, but they weren't. Very nice lady. Lots were spacious, room between the sites and they had nice picnic tables and fire rings. We only used the water/electric sites, but they do offer full hookups and there was easy access to a pump station: which is always appreciated. - Ohiojude
Oct 2007 - $25.00
This park is right across the road from a restraurant. The park is neat and clean. The owners are friendly. There is a snowmobile/ATV trail adjacent to the park. The park rents ATV's. There is no Cingular cell phone service. You have to go to the center of Coudersport to obtain a cell phone signal. We have stayed in this park several times. - JoeGin2
Aug 2016 - $36.00
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have visited. This park is very well maintained. It offers a pool, putt putt golf, special weekend events throughout the summer, fishing, tubing, playground and pet area where pets run free. They have camping cabins and campsites along the Allegheny River which flows through the property. They are restoring vintage campers to place in an area for rental also. This place is a great weekend getaway for the family. It is also a nice overnight stop.
Some sites are gravel. Most are grass. Each has a picnic table and fire ring. They have full hookup, electric and water sites and tent sites. Price varies with services and location. We were right on the river. It was very pleasant and relaxing after driving all day.
They have two dump stations for those not on full hookups.
The owners are very friendly and experienced campground owners. We would stay here again.
The only negative I heard from anyone was the highway traffic noise. I thought it was very minimal as the highway is lightly traveled. Other than a passing truck occasionally, I didn't notice it at all. Very quiet at night. - petendoll
Sep 2014 - $34.00
Clean. Friendly. Easy in and out. Good roads. Lots of level, long and grassy pull thru sites. The trees in the pull thru sites are fairly new so there is little shade at this point. Good WiFi and cell service. I did not give it a 10 due to no antenna TV channels available. Altho that is not their fault. I would definitely return. I did notice that the tent sites are a long walk from the showers. There is a porta potty in the tent area. - camper19709
Aug 2014 - $34.00
This is a family owned and operated campground and it is clear that they are proud of it. It is a beautiful setting. All of it was clean and well maintained. They try to run fun activities for children every weekend. It is not a 10 only because the pull-through sites are short of shade (trees are planted - so give it a few years) and those pull-though sites only have 30 amp service. Their online site will tell you that long before you get there. Bicycles and kids all over, but never enough to be annoying. The fact that many sites have seasonal clients should tell you something. If we are ever looking for a stop in this area, we would choose this one. We stayed there as a part of a small rally. We paid for and got some extra service that was excellent, but that is not included in this evaluation. - Matt_C
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We stayed here to visit the observation field at Cherry Springs. This park helped because the ranger station at the park is the same one for cherry springs so we got weather updates and visibility reports. There is No cell service or TV signal in this park which made the ranger station that much more useful when planning our nightly trip to stargaze. The bathrooms were clean and the ranger was helpful. We will definitely stay here again. Even though the sites are small we had no issue maneuvering around the campground or setting up in the site. - Grant7890
Jul 2011 - $28.00
Lyman Run State Park is a park with a lot of promise, but, even though I enjoyed our stay, it falls short on a number of areas. The campground is split into two areas about a mile apart, Dagget Run and Lower Campground. Dagget Run is a long narrow area tucked into a crease in the mountain. It can accommodate good sized rigs in about half the spaces. The campground loop road is not paved and therefore, camping near the front brings quite a lot of dust and noise from traffic, even though it's a small park. The Lower Campground, also gravel, is more spread out on a hillside and seems to have more larger spaces, but access and turns sometimes require some creative solutions. Not impossible, just interesting. Lower Campground also contains the dump station, which was minimal, but seems adequate for the size of park. Bath houses are fairly new and in are very nice. PA's updates are coming along nicely in this area. Most campground bath houses we've been to are nicer than mine at home. There is a small beach at the lake and several trails for hiking. This is a pretty mountainous area of the state and travel with larger vehicles can be challenging at times. Beware: as of now, there are two main roads into this park and neither is RV friendly, as maintenance is on-going, both from Galeton and Cherry Springs. 20 mph is the rule of the day and broken asphalt and potholes are the norm for about 10 miles of road. If you value your alignment, take your time. I suspect this situation will be rectified in the near future judging from the activity we witnessed. The concessions for snack bar and boat rental are substandard, and when the crowds come in, expect to be disappointed if you want a boat or burger. They seem to be run by less-than-attentive teens who lack basic communication/sales skills, and aren't really concerned with customer satisfaction. We started hiking one of the trails, which was very picturesque, but soon ran out of blazes and trail. Apparently budget cut-backs have caused trails to grow shut due to lack of maintenance? The other big draw to Lyman is the ATV trails which seem to get plenty of use. I wouldn't call it a nuisance, but you are definitely aware that lots of people are using the trails throughout the day. Kind of made me wish we had one. If absolute peace and quiet are at the top of your list, this isn't the park for you. All in all, we had a very nice stay and I would go back, but probably not at the very top of my list. We do only state parks and there are many others that rate slightly higher and many more that we've yet to visit. - mosseater
Jun 2014 - $28.00
We were here on business. The campground itself is clean and well maintained. Unfortunately, upon arrival we found that the park has zero cell reception...I mean zero for all mobile carriers. You have to travel 30 minutes into town to get any type of even a roaming signal. That wouldn't be a big deal if the "wifi" they claim they have actually works. Now, if you're here to just take in wildlife, escape and be "off the grid" to all family and friends - then this is your place! But, if you want to be able to stay in touch with family, etc... Forget it. There's NOTHING to keep you connected with the world. I found the owners to be very nice and accommodating (other than the internet). The sites are all grass and can get a little muddy with lots of rain, but for the most part they are level and the grass is well maintained. The park was quiet during the week, a little more rowdy on the weekends, especially with the festivals going on. The view of the PA Hyner Mountains are GORGEOUS and almost make up for the lack of contact with the outside world, almost... - jlgpipe
Apr 2012 - $22.00
This is a beautiful campground, family owned and operated. We came here for work, owners are very nice and really go out of their way to make your stay everything you want it to be. While we were there they had a Blue Grass Festival, a motocross race and we are looking forward to KC Music Festival in august. This campground is clean and very well maintained, clean bathrooms and showers. It is in the boonies and you probably won't have cell service, but do you want to be bothered with the phone when your camping? There is all kinds of wildlife from deer, bear, fox and all the normal little cute critters. I love this place and would absolutely stay here again, I have found PA to be the most beautiful state and Quiet Oaks Campground has captured its beauty so all can enjoy it. So if you hate green grass, beautiful trees and the quiet relaxing camping, stay away cause all that and more is here. - gypsysoul
Jun 2010 - $30.00
This park is a great place if you like being in the wilderness. It is surrounded by the 262,415 acre Susquehannock State Forest. There is a lot of wildlife in the area such as Bear, Elk, and Bobcat. Both camping loops have electric sites in them, with loop 2 being a more shaded area than loop 1. A cold mountain stream runs through the middle of the park and there is a swimming area with a sandy beach. Both the restrooms and the showers are spotless. Trout fishing in the area is said to be very good. Racoons are regular visiters at night. Will camp here again for sure. It is a nice place and a lot of fun too. - GDM
Jul 2009 - $24.00
Nice state park campground with recently upgraded rest rooms and shower facilities. About half the sites have electric. There is a swimming area in the creek with a sand beach. Water comes from mountain streams, so it is quite cold. Great for hot days, but not too good for cooler days. It was in the 70s while we were there, so going in the water was not an option. Only made it in to my knees before I turned around. This park is set in a beautiful forested valley with lots of wildlife and mountain trails. Kettle Creek is known for some of the best trout fishing in the state. There is no cellular service or TV reception. I wouldn't bet on a satellite dish doing much for you either. Sites are gravel, and fairly level. Crew does a good job of maintaining the park. This place is Pennsylvania wilderness at it's best. - divot