Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
Our trip here was almost a disaster, thanks to the online reservation system. We reserved electric site #86, that was supposed to easily accommodate our 30 foot trailer, and when we arrived it was clear that it would barely fit a pop up. Actually the pop up that eventually took that site was having trouble leveling because of the slope. The woman at the contact station was very nice, and not at all surprised by our issue, and said this has happened before. Being Labor Day weekend, she could only offer us a site with no electric, which we took. The park itself is a typical PA State Park with some nice trails and a little lake. The sites are close together in the electric area, but big and much nicer in the dry camping area. If we ever return we'll camp in the dry camping area and be prepared by bringing a generator. If you don't mind being in the pet loops, those sites are much more big rig friendly, although close together. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
The park itself is very nice. There is a great hiking trail that goes all the way around the lake. The park store seemed adequate. The only issue I had was that one of the restrooms smelled worse than the worst vault toilet I've ever found. Some of the sites weren't very level, but we can leave those for the tent campers. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Very pretty campground. No good for a 38 ft motorhome. Reserved a site that was up a hill. Most sites in this loop are not level at all. Had to disconnect and drive back to the entrance to get a different site. It was still hard to get into. 50A power is good. I was warned by the c/g host to be quick about it or I might get a ticket for leaving my motorhome by the bath house. It is maybe 5 miles off of I-81 down a long grade part of the way. Roads are typical PA back roads, rough. Not many radio stations, no chance of getting satellite TV. Verizon phone and 3G worked well. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $21.00
This is a pretty campground, well kept, with clean bathrooms and showers. The lake is beautiful with a very nice walking/bike path surrounding it. There are some nice and one bit more challenging hiking paths. The sites can be tight for larger RV's. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground would be kind of nice if there were no people around. Unfortunately it gets packed easily. The campsites are poorly laid out, packing everyone on top of each other. I would never camp here again. Poor experience for us. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Tent.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $29.00
This state park is somewhat remote from the Interstate. If you have a big rig, use Exit 131B and call for instructions. You can make reservations at this state park. If you have a larger rig, let them know (We got our 40' MH into site 68.) Many of the sites are difficult to get into in this heavily forested park. Come with tanks empty and with plenty of fresh water. Pads are gravel. Roads are somewhat paved. There is a large lake with a wonderful walking path around it. This park is in a valley, and there is no telephone service. There is no television (not by antenna nor satellite). We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here, but the park was nearly empty. Some of the sites are close together so it may feel crowded when the park is full. Tents and RV's can be side by side. Water is available but not at your site. The campground is heavily wooded. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Cost $22 with senior discount. I have always heard good things about this campground and it is beautiful. The lake is on 52 acres and all sites are in the woods with the lake nearby. Tuscarora State Park is just above Locust Lake but there is no camping there. These two parks allow boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and both have playgrounds and picnic areas. At Locust Lake there is a nice 1.3 mile paved bike trail that goes around the lake by the boat docks, playgrounds, swimming area, and fishing holes. There is even a compass course that was an eagle scout project for a local boy scout on the lake. Our site was close enough so that we could have walked our kayak down to the water’s edge. One of the campers next to us kept his fishing skiff tied up to a tree there. The bike trail was three steps away from our site and the trail is very enjoyable because it is level and you can always see the lake . The campsites – I have not found the PA parks big rig friendly. Our RV is only 25 feet so we can fit into almost every site but none of these sites were level. How some of the trailers and RV’s fit into some of the sites was amazing. The roads into the parks are not big rig friendly either. The lake is great for fishing and swimming and we would return to this park. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $22.00
This campground is ok, but be aware that some of the sites are not level causing a dangerous leveling problem. The sites are close to each other and the store is dirty, but the ice cream is good! We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
The setting is outstanding and the park is very peaceful. We stopped for an overnight, but will plan to go back for a longer visit. Sites are large and shady and fairly well spaced out. Some, however, are on slopes, so plan to level your unit when setting up. There is no water at the sites, so you need to having your freshwater fairly full, if you plan to use it. Good camp store with prepared food options - but with limited overall supplies. Road in is a bit of a challenge, so be careful -- that said, a short drive from I-81. We recommend this park. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Nice CG. The sites were a little too close with not enough vegetation to give much privacy. We had a lakefront site ( big mistake ) There is a neat little trail that goes around the lake. Nice to walk but a little uncomfortable trying to eat dinner with everybody walking by. There were some pretty nice sites in the furthest ring though. The fishing was pretty good with a lot of trout in the lake. If you've read any of my other reviews you'll see I like to fish so a good fishing lake always gets a higher rating from me. Overall I would recommend this CG. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $23.00
It being late season, they only had the first RV loop open, but plenty of room. However, many sites were not very level since this loop is on a hillside on suth side of lake. Lots of trees and well kept. Rate was $22.50 for non-resident with electric. They have a Senior rate that is $4 less. Easy access from I-81 if you have a GPS, otherwise signs are hard to see and several twists and turns. We set up in site 30 because it was long and flat, then discovered it was for handicapped, but stayed anyway. Nice park. Dump station is dual sided. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $26.00
This is a nice park, but it was very crowded on the weekend. Once the weekenders cleared out it was much more peaceful. Nice hiking trails. Great paved bicycle trail around the lake. Nice camp store. My continuing complaint about Pennsylvania state parks is that they only allow dogs on a few sites, and they concentrate those sites all in one area. It would be much nicer to have the dog sites scattered throughout the park so that pet owners don't feel like they're camping at a kennel. We camped at Locust Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.