6 Parks near Ben Avon, Pennsylvania
We did however find 6 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ben Avon. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ben Avon in the left hand column.
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Camped here many times - always F loop for dog. Bathroom cleaned twice a day, older military style fixtures and skylights to keep costs down but clean and efficient restrooms and showers conveniently located. Dishwashing stations are great. This is a great park for tents, tent pop ups and smaller travel trailers. Sites are not level and pads are small but plenty of room between sites. Great hiking trails and nice lake to swim in. Very quiet, wooded sites but airport is close by. Jets didnt bother us. Weekend movies and shows for kids and playgrounds. Walking paths for dogs. No sewer or water at site but dump station clean and easy to access. Potable water is from springs and makes the best coffee! Verizon phone limited, T-mobile not at all. Several digital TV stations near by. Senior discount and a few ADA sites. - tomas_grupos
May 2016 - $20.00
We are in a motorhome and normally stay in the A loop. This trip, "A, B, C, and D" loops were not open in early May so we had to stay in the E and F loops. I would estimate 80% of the sites in these loops are not good for larger motorhomes. They are simply not sufficiently level or sufficiently long enough. Trailers & popups would be fine, but Motorhomes don't do well when it is necessary to raise rear wheels off the ground to get level! Site leveling aside, this is a wonderful State Park - many activities to enjoy. - AndersonFamily
Jun 2015 - $24.00
Electric only; no water or sewer. This is a state park. We had senior discount. Generally clean. Seems everyone had a smoky campfire, which bothered us, but the camp host seemed to think Was normal. I am not sure we would stay here again if we could find a campground closer to location we want. - 1coloradan
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Park your rig to get the best view if you have an extension for electric. The drive up to Mountain Top is rather steep and rough but can be negotiated even with a tow. No transient sewer sites. Getting to the dump station is a bit tricky; unhook your toad before using it. A honey wagon comes around on Wednesdays. 50 amp electric had full voltage; a staffer said earlier problem has been fixed. Follow the camp's directions and use Exit 16 from Route 28. GPS/Maps will have you exit at No. 14 and put you on a narrow, hilly and twisting route. - Mtmoi
Jun 2016 - $35.00
As others have commented, there are no other RV options in the Pittsburgh area. That said, we have been visiting annually for over 8 years and are very glad to have Mt Top, new family of owners are doing their best. They have added 19 spaces and gravel to several perimeter sites. Yes, it needs sewer or greater availability of pump outs than weekly. Perhaps they will arrange that. Certainly the dump access and egress is rough. This trip I noticed many tenters/several RV campers use the shower in the basement of the home. I used the laundry this visit for a load of sheets, it was ok. For all the rigs, perhaps they could add laundry machines and showers, but it will take time. The sites are level and it is a gorgeous setting overlooking the valley. Very safe and secure. Spacious. The access road Sun Mine is owned by the county so not under control of the RV site owners. The owners are very helpful and cordial. They set up a table in the basement for books swaps and free stuff. We replaced our coffeemaker while there and donated the one we had which was too small for us. As I said, it is the only place around and they are doing their best, it will take time. They get filled for events like the recent US Open, Steelers games, concerts, etc. - Pat and Jerry
Aug 2015 - $45.00
One thing the Pittsburgh area needs is RV campgrounds. This campsite is about a 30 minute drive. Due to major bridge repair there were detours. Check the campground website for temporary directions. We reached the destination at the top of a mountain on Sun Mine Road. As we crested the hill it is surprisingly level and the sites are comfortable in size. The hilltop is grassy, firm soil, no muddy areas in sight. The odd thing about the placement of the water and electric hook-ups is that they are split with one hook-up on each side of your trailer. Our RV has the water input at the front with the electric about midway along the side of the trailer. Luckily our 50' water hose just made it to the faucet by passing under the trailer to the other side. The electric cord also was just long enough to reach the 50-amp circuit. The sites on the perimeter of the mountain top have fantastic views of the trees, farms and hillside below, some with lovely sunsets. This would be a beautiful place to be during fall leaf change. Most of the sites are treeless and open. There is no cable or Internet but with an antenna can pick-up many local channels with a strong signal, no pixelating. You must be self-sufficient to stay here. No laundry; one shower and toilet behind the owners log cabin...port-a-john on site. No sewer hook up at the sites but there is a convenient dump station to use for short stays. For longer stays the owner comes by to empty your black and gray lines. We will be staying again I'm sure because of family in the area. The public road to the campground is in good condition but narrow. The private road into the camp is in desperate need of repair...this place is under new ownership since 2014. Hopefully they will make the needed corrections and improvements. - Lucy's Friend
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Stay as far away from this place as you can. For $50.00 all you get is W/S/E at a fairly level site. No cable or internet, no over the air TV. - Chiefmorgan
Jul 2016 - $33.00
Close to I-79. Roads in park are straight and turns are easily made, however, the surface is very rough. Staff helpful but office closed most of the time. Most of the sites are seasonal and these are spacious and well maintained. The transient sites are not. While they are very level, they are close to each other. With slides and awnings out you may have less then 10ft separation. Many are pull-thru but then they put someone behind you leaving very little length to the site. When it rains they flood. Other then the poor transient sites and roads, the park is clean and well maintained. There is a very nice play area with a basketball court. There is no wi-fi but our AT&T and Dish satellite worked well. There are very few choices for rv parks in the Pittsburgh area so we would stay here again. - atwig
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Interior roads need repaved. Sites are gravel/grass and very narrow, put your awning out and it will rest on the slide out awning of your neighbor's. Very minimal staff. There is no one in the office, it asks you to call a cellphone number only after ten o'clock. Security gate straightforward plastic I'D card. Pools is open and looks clean and tidy. Games room and community hall: live bands on a Saturday. No dog park but plenty of walks with one unusual feature: a footbridge that goes into Main Street Zelienople open at one end locked at the other?? Some contractors, but mostly weekenders. The "TS" sites are kept for short term visitors. - BRIDGEMAN
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Don't believe previous reviews - nice little campground - safe & clean.
Sadly some people who do reviews don't understand small campgrounds CAN'T have people onsite all the time. This campground only has a couple people a day (at most) coming or leaving so there just wouldn't be any logic to owners being around all the time.
It is a small campground and it is owned by a husband & wife with two kids in college. Owners also have to work during the week so Monday through Friday it is likely you will not see them. There is a drop box for your payment, bathrooms & pool were very clean. Sites were mowed and well maintained but if you are their during the week it is highly unlikely you will see the owners or be able to talk with them in person.
However, both weekends we were their the owners were working ALL day to make the place as nice as possible. We really enjoyed the place and talking with them.
If you are looking for a HUGE campground with hundreds of sites this is not it. But if you like a private setting that is clean and well maintained you will not be disappointed.
I wanted to post a nice review shortly after our visit but I have been extremely busy. So sorry for the delay giving this feedback! - toomanypins
Jun 2011 - $24.00
This run down, side-of-road park does not deserve your business. The hostess, when she is around, is rude and totally unhelpful to a first-time visitor. We were returning to the East from an 8,000 mile trip with lots of RV parks under our belt when we picked this one from Woodall's. It does NOT deserve any rating at all. Skip it. - SilverOtter
Aug 2010 - $26.00
We reserved a 50 Amp Electric, Sewer, water, pull through site for 9 days. There was nobody here to check us in and other clients told us, "She doesn’t come around much." We had no instructions as to what site to go to, so we searched for a 50 amp pedestal and backed in. The owner/manager finally showed up at 5:10 pm. She was the most unfriendly person I have ever come across. Didn’t bother to introduce herself, seemed annoyed we were paying by credit card, and the word surely would not even be accurate. The first night the main pedestal power went off 6 hours. I will say they replaced the 50 amp breaker in the morning. In the afternoon the power started cycling on and off again. Now fortunately we have the best TRC Power Surge Guard makes, so it didn’t fry my A/C or my TV. It did cause damage to my computer. The manager said, "Oh I'm out of town so there’s nothing I can do. Try moving to a different site." We are both in our 60s and I am disabled so this was not a nice experience. We did it, and the problem was worse. Now the power is cycling off every 2-3 minutes. I could read the display on my Surge Guard so I know the voltage amps coming in from the Pedestal. There is/was nothing wrong with my unit or my RV electrical system. The place smelled of sewer everywhere and trash had not been picked up in quite some time. It was a nightmare. We left 4 days early and the manager refuses to return our calls regarding a refund. - jimhoch
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Is geared towards seasonals. They have over 200 seasonal sites and about 15-20 visitor sites. Owner is very nice and personally escorted us and helped us park. It was reasonably close to Pittsburgh and we were visiting family, that's why we chose it. When we pulled up we stopped at a gate to enter the park, we were told to back up and go up a dirt path to the visitor sites. The seasonal sites are behind a gate and surrounded by a fence. We felt like an afterthought and an outcast. For the weekend it was us and maybe 4 other RV's, but they parked us all close together. The sites are laid out oddly, the electric and water hookups are on the opposite than most other campgrounds and we had to run the hoses across our site. The sewer hookup for the next site was super close to our picnic table and fire pit (like within 6 feet) The sites were very narrow, we could not fit out truck in front of the site, even perpendicular. The neighbors had a fire and they were so close I was afraid of our tanks exploding. We asked permission to receive mail there and they allowed it but didn't notify us that anything arrived and seemed annoyed when we asked. The restrooms were clean, we had to walk quite a ways around a building or else jump the fence and walk through the seasonal side. Lots of options for the area, we probably wont stay here again. Price was comparable to others. - sbrigga315
Jun 2015 - $31.00
We didn't notice any of the ruts as mentioned in other reviews. There are two speed bumps, one on the entrance road and one at the entrance to the transient camp area. Neither are unusual. Our site was very nice with plenty of room. It slopped back to front and right to left, but we were able to level with out too much effort. Good cable TV. Bad WiFi. Given the overall lack of full hook-up sites in the general area, this campground is a gem. We would return if in the area. - 15243
Jul 2010 - $35.00
The Pittsburgh area has very few CGs around, and this is one of the better ones we have used. The CG is overwhelmingly permanents, and the transient section is separate (about 20 sites). The sites were 100% grass, which is great when the weather cooperates. Our site, and many others had very deep depressions where the camper sits. It is basically a hole, I suppose from years of camping, without any attempt to fill and level the site. If you had a lot of rain, you would be sitting over top of a giant puddle under your unit. The hole was so deep that our bottom step nearly rested on the ground. But, we had good weather, and the abundant grassy areas made for great play areas and sites for pick up games for the kids. And when outside, the grass was soft under your feet, so going barefoot was very comfortable. The road into the CG and to the site had numerous and very tall speed bumps. Use care, as there are numerous indications of hitches, etc. hitting them. There is a very tight turn at the top of the hill, and having forgotten to take off my sway bars, one popped out and I drug it for several yards without realizing it. Not necessarily the CGs fault: just a warning. The office staff was courteous, but not overly friendly. The site shares an electrical post with the adjoining site, and the folks there had taken the only 30A outlet. The office supplied me with an adapter pigtail, no questions asked. Laundry and bath houses are all in the permanent section, which has a coded gate. You have to drive there if you have a load of laundry as it is too hilly and far away to walk. If no one is in the office, you are out of luck getting through the gate. Grounds were well tended, and pool looked clean. Definitely an older CG, but it seemed to be adequately cared for. We would use this CG again. - begerter
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Be sure and follow the KOA signs along the road. Follow the instructions given at web site. The road to the park is very narrow, but is paved. Wi-Fi worked good and there are lots of TV channels. We had a nice long plu-thru. - gosee
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We didn't hear a lot of noise but some. It's a very hilly park and spaces are somewhat level - very close to one another. We only stayed one night. - Catsinatrailer
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Site could have been more level. Overall it was a nice campground. We had a pull-through site, and did not have a toad. - CAcamping