14 Parks near Broad Top, Pennsylvania
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
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $17.00
We spent the night there on our way home. In our opinion, the restrooms were a shade above primitive. The best thing going for it was the cable system with all the channels. - 1dinky
Oct 2015 - $32.00
This park needs some serious TLC. First of all check in was very pleasant. The gentlemen behind the counter was friendly and welcoming. The store offered lots of items and there's a great sandwich counter. The hook ups at our site worked fine. We were close to our neighbor, who thankfully was alone and quiet. Restrooms and laundry need updating badly. The overall look of the park is old and needs a lawn mower and some sprucing up. Needs to get rid of the junk hanging around. It's very close to the highway and we found it extremely noisey. This park has real good potential but don't see myself staying there again. Not worth the cost. - Buckie
May 2015 - $20.00
This campground is worth the stay to see the Old Grist Mill and there is a good selection of deli items and groceries in the store. My site was level and utilities were easy to access. WiFi is excellent. Stayed right after Memorial Day holiday so very quiet. There is some highway noise but could not hear it from my rig in the middle of the park. Just what I needed for an overnight stay and happy to stay another right when rain delayed my leaving. Back in sites have shade. - nanzhere
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
Sep 2016 - $27.00
What a treat to find this only 2 hours from home. Our camp hosts were the BEST! Like meeting up with old friends. These are electric only sites, with dump and water in the loop. Paved roads. Beach, but no lifeguard. Paddle boats and canoes for rent. Not all loops allow dogs.
The Cowan's Park website itself has very detailed information about each of the sites, much more than what you find through Reserve America. We reserved our spot 3 days before we wanted to arrive and thought we would have a bad spot. Not so! The website said the parking pad was 15 feet wide, so I thought we would be on top of other campers. We were parked in the center of our pad, 3 slides and an awning were open, dog's x-pen set up (actually 2 pens hooked together), and we STILL had about 15 feet before the start of the neighbor's parking pad. Some of the sites in loop A were BAD - small, on the road, or had the water spigot in their site and would only be suitable (if at all) for a tent. But since those sites did not show up in my filtered search for an RV site, we didn't have those offered as optional ones to choose from. There is a close-by parking lot for 2nd vehicle parking.
There is a small fishing/boating lake to walk around - 1-1/2 miles around, but use caution if you have a large dog. There is a 25-foot metal bridge in one part that a dog cannot walk across. You could carry a small dog easily, and it is no problem for people, or even bikes, but dog feet - no way. No real way to describe it. My husband's bad back struggled to carry our 75-pound dog across. The next day we just back-tracked and did not walk the whole circle. - WMRamblers
Oct 2015 - $28.00
We stayed for 2 nights during the week, and it was pretty chilly, so the park was sparsely filled. The area is absolutely beautiful. 6 miles off of the main road to the park entrance, and no cell service, so it is ideal to get away. The bathroom and shower facilities are top notch. Very clean, tiled, very nice. We stayed in the "B" Loop. Its sites are less close together, and fewer of them, so it is more private. Also, the entire B loop is dog friendly. We stayed in site 190. It was about as far from the bathroom as any site in the loop, but was across from the water spigot. There is a beautiful lake in the middle of the park. Canoes are available for rent or you can bring your own. - hmmmm
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Cowans Gap is a great campground. The only complaint I had was that there are no water connections at the sites. The campground is beautiful. We stayed in Area B. The sites here are much more spacious and spread out than in Area A, and it is right on the lake. A few of the sites are pull-through. There is only one dump station in the park, in Area A, and there are no sewer hookups.The "beach" is on the opposite side of the lake, and only a short (10 minute) walk away. If I stayed here again I would get either site 184 or 190 due to their proximities to the water spigot. 184 was also a pull-through site. We ran out of water and had to refill the fresh water tank with a 7-gallon container, which got VERY heavy carrying from the water to the camper. - Lori and Larry