7 Parks near Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Be aware that you have a full stop right hand turn into the campground road off Rt 30, coming down a hill. Not a difficult turn, but it will come up on you and you need to be looking for the road and not going too fast to slow down sufficiently. Very nice campground with super friendly staff. Lots for kids and families to do, including 2 swimming pools, kid's night that included laser tag, mechanical hog ride (an inflatable), club room, gospel sing, and mini golf. There was an abundance of golf carts in this campground; more than I have seen anywhere else. And we noted that some of the seasonals/long term had elaborate and pristine sites (even concrete pads). Nothing looking shabby or neglected. Our site was pretty narrow - that was a negative, but our neighbors were very nice and friendly. Had to shift the coach a couple times to accommodate opening our awning on one side and not having our slide hit the utilities hook up post on the other side. - WMRamblers
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We stayed 1 night while traveling through as it met our needs to see the nearby Flight 93 Memorial.
The park is adjacent to US-220/I-99 but the access is a little interesting depending on which direction you are coming into the park from. The greatest obstacle to reaching the park is the transition off BUS US-220 onto the access road. The transition creates a significant angle which posses a possible high centering or a scraping hazard.
While the park appears well cared and the sites are open, it was built on a sloped hill. This is another park that doesn't understand the simple concepts of the importance of a flat, level site and that sewage doesn't flow uphill! The interior roads were gravel. The roads were very narrow with tight 90 degree turns. Even the two-way roads were narrow. The sites were gravel, narrow, but nowhere near being level. Our mud flap was damaged when the coach sat down on it trying to get level. The utility connections were about mid way down the sites. But the sewer fitting was on the uphill side of the site and the connection was several inches above ground which created an uphill run. The sewage didn't flow well. It seemed most of the sites had an outside table and fire pit.
Our site was towards the center of the park so there were no obstructions for the roof mounted satellite dish. But the trees in and around the park could make satellite reception hit or miss depending on site assignment and your dish configuration. Didn't try to receive any broadcast channels. There was an extensive list of cable channels.
WiFi reception was good but that could be impacted by site assignment & volume of occupants. There were a lot of open spaces when we were there.
No designated pet area but there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads and on the ½ mile walking trail around the "five acre lake". There were a bag dispensers and cans to collect waste. - bsb814
Sep 2015 - $47.00
Very clean campground. Can hear road noise in sites in the lower section. We stayed in a pull-through site with full hookups. Good power, water, cable, and Wi-Fi . Would have rated all 10s if the roads where not so dusty. Would stay here again. - Maryland Travler
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Our site was close the play area which made it nice. We were just up for the play area that helped keep the foot traffic through the site low. The lot was large with gravel drive area. That section has some larger gravel pads. Other sites are not as large in other areas. I think the the price is a little higher for these sites with large gravel pad. But worth it. There is enough space to put up a tent (even a couple!) The gravel lot was long so it easily fit our camper and tow vehicle. and you could walk around the vehicle with space around it. Lots of trees but with some sun coming through, not full tree cover. But varies in areas. Easier to drive to 'day use area' then to walk. Nice trails in day use area. Has some Geocaches on the park grounds. We have stayed in this campground in the same area often. Nice place. Bathrooms are good for state parks. Cleaned daily. Mostly concrete floors and such but expected. Showers were good and warm(hot). Only problem was you couldn't control the temp of the water. Can't get a cool shower if you wanted. - KayG
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Lovely state park! We stayed in site 071 which was spacious, long enough for our rig and toad, and fairly level. Our site had gravel pad and gravel area with picnic table and fire ring. There are a wide variety of sites and many would not be appropriate for our rig because of too small or not level. As long as you review site parameters, it is a great park. We were only passing through so did not use many of the facilities. Lovely lake, fishing and boating (canoes, small boats with electric motors), hiking, etc. If you reserved online, just go straight to your site. The park office only has limited staffing. Dump site was very convenient as we exited and clean. Water available in numerous spots throughout campground but no hookups at each site. Will definitely return at some point! - Randy & Sharon
May 2013 - $26.00
Very nice campground, keep in mind it is a State Park. Pets are allowed in designated areas only; electric in some sites; big rigs in some sites and only 1 pull through site. It is a very clean and well kept Park with a very nice lake. Bath houses are small but well kept. There is a lot of history to see in the area and Bedford is a great small town with very friendly people. There is a section of large graveled sites well suited for big rigs (We stayed in a 40' 5th wheel.) Had good cell service and good MI-FI service. You will only get 2 TV channels on an antenna, but they are very clear. Great for kids with a lot of play and green areas. - rmckee
Oct 2015 - $33.00
Confusing signs. When you get off exit, DO NOT follow signs to State Park. Follow signs to Campground instead. Otherwise you will end up in State Park instead of campground.
No warning signs. DO NOT try to use the dump station before entering gate. The u-turn is too tight for big rigs!
Our surge protector said that there were slight grounding and reverse polarity issues at our power pedestal.
Checkout is 1 PM. Strong AT&T signal. Do not arrive at dark, no lights.
Something for everyone, lodge, spa, dining, casino, golf, hunting, hiking, beach, etc. Great park for friends to get together. - univmd
Sep 2015 - $19.00
This was our first trip in Maryland's Western Mountains and we found it quite beautiful. This State Park also includes a large casino resort hotel, but this was far away from the campsites and not noisy. We did agree with others that the signs for the campgrounds needed more signs. Coming down the hill, toward the resort, the campgrounds are to the right. As you travel to the end of the lake, there's a neighborhood up ahead, and a large parking lot by the lake. They need another sign telling you to keep driving into the housing area. The campground turnoff is further down. We were looking all over the parking lot for it before I disconnected the car and discovered it. Although we saw a few big rigs, we wouldn't recommend this for a large rig. We had a 40 footer, and in the Ash loop, space 9 was a great one, and we were in 15 which took everything we could do to get in and out safely. Lots of room once in the pull out. Very dark and heavy trees all through this camping area. With the beautiful lake nearby, but not visible, I wish they had some nice open campsites with the big views that can be had in this valley. Trash is deposited at the gate in huge dumpsters with stairs that climb up to the door, that compress the garbage and require you to turn a key to unlock the doors. Don't know what kind of bears they have here, that merits such a fortress dumpster. - elduque
Aug 2015 - $32.00
We stayed in the Ash loop (site #2), which was quite level. Sites are fairly private with a lot of trees between most sites. 30 amp only, several water spigots throughout the loop, dump station at entrance. Nice trail around the lake and up on the mountain. Firewood bundles available for $6. We came for the hiking and the casino which is IN the park, about 5 minutes from the campground. Currently the bathhouse in this loop is out of commission due to a lightning strike. Very quiet park even though our loop was full. My only complaint as the camp office opened 15 minutes after they were supposed to, so there were about 12 people waiting in line to check in. Easy access off of I-68. I plan on staying here again. - Doc Foster
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
May 2012 - $35.00
I guess that they call it Hidden Springs because the water table must be just below the ground as the area was extremely wet. The bath houses were run down as were some of the permanent sites. With another campground just down the road, this campground should just close. We will not stay here again. - tonymaldonado
Aug 2010 - $33.00
Sites very unlevel. Luckily we have boards left over from our trip to Canada with us that we did not use and could use them to level the motorhome. The air system tried to level it, but no way even with the board, it was still out of level some. Kids all over with no supervision, I almost hit one when he pulled out in front of me on a bike with his parents right there. Sites close together and the fire rings which were used, and made it smoky. Lots of trees kept the smoke in. Why do people have to have fires, they stink and you smell like them until you bath. Also there are noisy radios even though CG rules say no. We could not believe 50AMP. Dump was hard to get to: had to drive around the CG to get to it. NO DISCOUNTS. - Sherib
May 2010 - $35.00
Enjoyed our stay here, some sites look unlevel but ours was fine. The grandkids had a ball at the stocked pond. Full hookups, quiet and shady sites. The beautiful Rocky Gap State Park and Lake are nearby. - lostagain
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a no frills campground, but it is nice and clean. There are quite a few sites that are seasonal, but there are plenty sites available for daily and weekly rentals. The camp store is big, but they don't have a lot of amenities. Inside the store, there is free Wi-Fi, but there is not any cell service in the campground, or around the entire Raystown area at all. The store also closes around 5pm each night. They have a boat dock available to use. Our site was a decent size and pretty level, which most seemed to be level. They arrange the rentals out, so we didn't feel cramped in and had plenty of room. The bathrooms were clean and well kept. The pool looked clean, we didn't use; but there were a few kids in it. They have a playground and volleyball net next to the pool that were being used as well. We rented a pontoon boat from the Raystown resort, which was about 20-30 minutes away. We also visited the Trough Creek State Park for some hiking and biking, which was very nice. - Camper_Girl
Aug 2012 - $50.00
We camped here in a 45 ft motorhome and the owners of the campground were two of the nicest people we have met at a campground. We were guided to site 208 and requested a site with satellite service. The owner and handy man made sure all was working well before leaving. We also rented a pontoon boat and that was in very nice condition and was very enjoyable day on the lake. They drove by our site many times during our 4 day stay to be sure we had everything we need for an enjoyable stay. The road leading to the campground is about 2 miles long and winding, but no problem at all for our 45 footer towing a Tahoe. I can recommend this campground and you will receive the same level of service we did. - dana salkeld
Jun 2012 - $45.00
We had a group of 7 adults and 5 kids. We have a travel trailer (28') and had 2 tents. Upon check in we were told where to go, but no paperwork was given or rules/check-out times, etc. We were charged for 2 sites and an additional $20 per night for the extra tent. We also had 3 boats. We were charged to dock the boats $20 a day also. We arrived late Friday afternoon and put ONE boat in. When we went to our assigned trailer parking ASSIGNED spot, there was already a trailer there. Confusion at the front office. She had no idea what was going on. On Saturday we docked the other 2 boats and spent the day boating. We were given assigned boat slips. On Sunday we decided to do some boat riding and upon returning around 3o'clock one of our boats had been moved. Someone had gotten in it and moved it!!! The man that worked there said he did it because our slips were no longer valid. Again, we paid for 2 days!! Today I got a charge on my cc for another $40!! And to top it off the pool was closed on Friday upon arrival and all day Sunday! This is not waterfront property and no where to swim except the pool! This place is a joke! We will NEVER stay here again! Be aware!! They could have easily at any time came and talked to us before moving the boat because we were there. We were not asked if we were staying longer or anything. We did stay until late in the afternoon but since it was our first time we had no idea of check out time! Again: no communication. They are not locals. These people are all about the money and are Californians! Not people friendly at all!! - camping crazies
Oct 2011 - $45.00
This quiet little gem sits on a beautiful mountain in the Allegany's. It is relatively new (5 years) old, very clean and is constantly being improved by the owners. These folks were the nicest and provided red carpet treatment during our stay. They delivered a hefty load of firewood for $6 right to our fire ring. The sites are a good size with a mostly level gravel surface. We stayed in the middle of October during the peak leaf viewing season. A beautiful State Park is nearby with hiking trails, fishing, etc... and it's free. Other than hiking or fall fishing there is not much to do during the off season around the lake. Try to plan you weekend around a local festival or just plan on relaxing away from civilization for your stay. Saxton is a short drive with Bedford about 30 min away. Only complaint was the poor Verizon cell service in the mountains. It was not a campground thing, it was a Verizon thing. Other campers said that they had better luck with Sprint when out of the forest. Overall a very nice place that we would go back to. - zbittcamper
Jul 2010 - $20.00
WOW! I can't possibly say enough about this CG. After several years of camping, we have finally found a place near home where we immediately felt we could call it our second home. As soon as you pull in, you feel so welcome. The CG is newer, having only been here for a few years. The owners live on site, and they literally work from sun up to sun down to improve and expand. There is a brand new pool that is absolutely beautiful. The area is clean and quiet. They have several games for the kiddies, and go above and beyond to accommodate. They are also very knowledgeable about the Raystown area. We will be back here very soon. - blondieemtp