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13 RV Parks near California, Pennsylvania
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of California. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near California in the left hand column.
Jun 2018 - $60.00
Had I known about the steep (say, 25 degree slope) entering the facility, then approx 80' landing to register, then another steep hill up to the gated entry, I would have not risked our 40' MH. We made it, but it scarred the bujeebers out of me. Sites were wide to back into but I would hate to think what would happen if you accidentally backed too far - 20' drop off slightly beyond rear of your campsite if you are on the right side. When you enter the facility via the steep slope driveway, there is mucho traffic (car and foot) because the huge pool is adjacent and a zoo during the summer months, especially on weekends. The owners are very nice and will help you if you have issues. They sent someone to spot me as I backed into the site. We were there only one night. The facility was clean. No longer will I trust a Good Sam rating. - Sandy Swede
Jun 2018 - $45.00
One way in and out of the RV section, but little traffic. Utilities worked well, including WIFI with our signal amplifier. Hookup post should have been about 6' further toward the center of the site, but it was adequate. Site was level and park quiet. 35+ miles to Pittsburgh, but there is no good park closer. The entrance/exit is on a curve on a narrow two lane highway, so getting in and out of the park requires nice people in the vehicles on the road you will take up the entire road making the turn. - ramblin' vagabonds
May 2018 - $55.00
We stayed here for one night on our way home after a two-week journey into Ohio. I knew going in that the campground is part of a swimming club, but when we turned off of the highway and saw virtually hundreds of people in the pool, I thought we made a mistake. All I could imagine were swimmers carousing through the campground all night keeping everyone up. But when we registered and were given the code of the security gate, I was relieved. Actually, the CG was far enough away from the pool that we didn't even know it was there. The CG was quiet and very clean. The sites were level, and large enough for the MH and toad. I didn't use the bath house so I can't comment on the condition, but it looked newer from the outside. All-in-all, this was a fine choice for a one-night stopover after driving the Interstates all day. - Love To Travel 2
Aug 2009 - $20.00
This campground is great for traveling workers but not for a family stay. Very reasonable weekly and monthly rates. Campground is cut into the side of a hill and sites are narrow. Owners are nice folks. We stayed for 2 weeks because our options were limited for staying the area. - nascaron
Jul 2017 - $15.00
We've been at Firehouse RV Campground for almost 3 weeks now and will be here for a few more months. (Working temporarily in the area). Lots could use leveling, but overall not terrible. Great water. There is a bathroom/shower house with card/keys to get in. Also laundry facility. (did not use either of these). My only complaint is the cell & internet service, but this is not the fault of the RV park. Service is lousy all over the area. Quite often, the RV park wifi is even better than our own Mifi. If you're looking for a "garden spot" to stay, this is not it. If you're looking for a manager on-duty to hang out with, this is not the place. This is an adequate RV park, run by a fireman. It is quiet. Sits behind the Fire Station, in between a cemetery and a funeral home, but you're not even aware of these things. Profits go to help the volunteer fire dept. I do not know the nightly rate. $460/month. A lot of longer term/temporary working people here. We have only heard the fire siren 3 or 4 times in the 3 weeks we've been here. Haven't heard a train whistle yet, just the high pitched squeal of the wheels off and on, but nothing that is bothersome. Within less than half a mile there is a small local grocery store, a post office, a small convenience store that sells both gas and diesel fuel. About 10 minutes to I-79 and Waynesburg, which has several restaurants and a Walmart. (Although the Walmart is well hidden and not found when looking on their web page for local Walmarts). Pittsburgh is about 50 miles north. Staying here in a 41' 5th wheel, with 2 vehicles. - Marty O
Jun 2013 - $35.00
Never again! Terrible. In the rear parking lot of a firehouse. Siren went off about once an hour all night. Nearby train whistle all day and all night. To get there, the roads were narrow and twisty. Lots of workers (linemen, oil workers, etc.) with their families. Semi-permanent. - mrpeepers
Jun 2013 - $30.00
The campground is about eight miles from I-79 through the rolling hills of PA, not a problem getting there but it is not your typical highway campground. The park is located behind and run by the local volunteer fire department and staying here helps support the fire department. Our site was near the end of the lot and slopped some. The loose gravel. slope, and recent rains made it difficult to level but we made do, as it was simply an overnight stop for us. Some sites are paved and more level, there are even some pull-thru sites. There are no facilities or activities as this is a simply an area to park your RV. Many of the sites had long-term residents who are working in the area. - Dave Hole
Oct 2016 - $50.00
Nice campground to stay for a few days. Good FHU in pull though areas. Water and Electric well placed. Sites level. Very good Wifi, I measured 5.5 Mbps. Verizon signal mostly unusable (campground is in a valley). Our pull though was large enough for our 36' motorhome and toad. Surface gravel. Fire ring and table. Staff were very nice and courteous. Propane is across from the office. Many washers and driers for use. The campground is on a river across from a railroad track, but did not find the noise a problem. Satellite reception good in D and T pull throughs, if you are along the river probably will not work. Bike/walking trail goes though the campground. There is a camp store, but we were here the last weekend, and it was mostly empty. Many full time sites, but well kept. There is a gate to get in, just a, post not high enough for Class A, have to get out and buzz the office in order to get in to register. The road in is steep, stay in 1st and will still need to brake. Campground roads are narrow, but easy enough to navigate in our class A. Would defiantly stay here again. - wtravlr1
Oct 2016 - $47.00
As others have said the roads around this campground are very steep and you have to travel very carefully. The roads in the campground are also in tough shape and in need of repair. Our site was pretty level and had a view of the river. No one around us so we had plenty of space and were surrounded by grass. Service was very good.
The campground is also quite large and had all KOA type services. Seemed like there were quite a few full time campers as well.
Trains at all times of the day which did not bother us as we are used to them by now. We would stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2016 - $48.00
The campground has been improved over time however at least 2/3 of the total sites are leased to seasonals and there is a very evident clique feeling about the place from some of these seasonal individuals. The lower section appears to be occupied by transient workers who are in the area for the Marcellus shale gas plant, lots of loud diesel trucks with welders coming and going at all hours. How often does a train go by across the river? So often you'll never even notice! - Ulysses E McGill_The Paterfamilias
Oct 2018 - $46.00
This KOA was a challenge to get to from the north. Poorly chosen options in my GPS caused it to take me through Pittsburgh, and then routed me along state route 51, winding around narrow, poorly maintained roads during crush hour. It took over an hour to cross town. Then to enter the campground, I had to negotiate a very sharp corner. (If you're going to this KOA, be sure to come in via I-70 to exit 54. The campground is less than a mile from that exit, and you avoid the sharp turn. However, that turn impedes watching for traffic to the right.) Once there, I found the campground pleasant. It was hilly and well wooded, but the lanes were still easy to negotiate. My particular site was too short to park my truck directly in front of the trailer, but there was plenty of room to the side. Getting into Pittsburgh to see the museum was a difficult as getting to the KOA in the first place. There is just no easy route. They all meander slowly through long series of little towns. Although I liked my time in this park, if I ever return to the area, I will investigate options that might offer easier access. - Jim Fulton
Jun 2018 - $55.00
This was our maiden voyage for our new camper, we choose this campground since it was only 45 minutes from our home. Very friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. Showers were free and had good hot water. We had a full hookup site, site was gravel but was very level, didn't need any blocks. Free cable TV and WiFi. Has good Verizon service. Nice pool and bounce thing for kids. Overall a good campground! - Medic005
Nov 2017 - $42.00
BE SURE TO USE THE EXIT AFTER IRWIN! The driveway in, is steep, and narrow. We arrived after dark after using the Irwin exit on advice from our Co-Pilot GPS, and found after attempting to enter that we couldn't make the turn from that direction. Other than that the site was pull through and serviceable. Park is extremely busy, lots of traffic day and night, even in late November. Standard KOA features, playground, dog park, jump pillow, pool. Looks like they are doing some construction. Intererior roads are narrow, and dirt. - krmihalk
Aug 2007 - $30.00
The bathhouse was closed for renovation until further notice when we camped here. Some sites are creekside (no sewer) and other full hookups were up steep, winding curves, between close trees. A little hard to navigate with a large camper but the scenery was beautiful. Owner is very friendly and the campground is gated for camper security. Owner emptied tanks on electric / water only sites twice a week at no extra charge. This campground is off the beaten path; yet close to village of New Stanton and the Westinghouse energy site. We would recommend this campground to anyone! - lapo99
Sep 2018 - $44.00
Nice enough sites however after making reservations 3 months in advance we were put beside a worker who woke us up each morning at 5:45 starting his work truck and throwing things in the bed. - Mgee
Sep 2018 - $44.00
Like most KOA's, the value isn't there for someone just needing an overnight stop. All the amenities become extraneous. The manager was friendly and we were escorted to our site. The park is located only a few miles from the interstate but there is a long, narrow, hilly road leading to the park, and, once in the park, the road to the sites is very narrow. The water pressure was low, but the electricity was good and the utilities are convenient. - Gator67
Aug 2018 - $45.00
Lot of complaints about the road to the campground. It's western PA...there will be hills. Site was fairly level, but had to share a water spigot with the neighbor...every other site has water. And the dump was uphill from our site. I never understand how anyone thinks that will work well. Sites are very close together. One TT had awning out, and it went over part of the road. Maintenance here seems hit or miss. When we arrived the office was closed. They close 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM every day. We found our space and set up. Headed into the city. Office closed when we returned and when we left the next day. Never saw a soul who worked there. Seems to be a fair number of permanent residents here. I rarely have security concerns at campgrounds, but when we left for the city I double checked all locks. And I was concerned for our dogs. It was hot, and I worried about the power as the outlets were in disrepair. Wife said we are not staying there next time in Pittsburgh. Grounds need a lot of maintenance. - Jeff and Melissa 1105
Oct 2018 - $35.00
Very steep hill to enter the park. With our 45 footer we stopped just prior to the office in order to turn to the lower field. They were still a bit mushy due to recent storms. Gravel roads need smoothing. Easy level and utilities worked well. Lots of maneuvering room with easy exit. - hug448844
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Nice long pull thru spots with full hook ups, looks like the area could flood and grounds were very wet while we were there. - DBLR
Aug 2018 - $35.00
This is a nice quiet campground. People were very friendly and my daughter says the facilities were clean. They have pay showers but only $.25 for 10+ minutes. There was a nice pool and the park is very convenient to Pittsburgh. - rcsauce
Sep 2017 - $39.00
We stayed for 5 nights. We paid $39 per night using the Fall pricing schedule. Reservation process was easy. Check-in was fast and efficient. Staff is friendly and helpful. We were given two sites together (only charged for one) so we had a nice, long pull through. There is plenty of room before the entrance gate to pull to the side so you're not blocking it while checking in. Approach slowly so you can plan accordingly. We chose to unhook & hook up our toad outside the gate. All hook-ups worked well. Verizon cell and Verizon mifi were so-so. DirecTV signal was fine. The campground is clean and nights are blissfully quiet - no road noise and no trains. Interior turns are a bit tight but certainly do-able with a big rig. We didn't use it but there is a large pool and deck area which looked very clean. There are many long-term tenants but everyone was friendly and respectful. We enjoyed our time at Benner's Meadow Run. If we returned to the area, we would be happy to stay here again. NOTE - GPS overall is tricky in this entire area so prepare carefully. Once you're out and about, you might not get cell reception so have a back-up plan/map ready. Apple maps and Google maps both had quirks. Not normally the case but this time the Jeep nav system was the most accurate. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2017 - $42.00
For big rigs, if you use US40 for your final approach, you should go to Nelson Road to access the park instead of "Chalk Hill-Ohiopyle Road" as there is a 10-ton weight limit approaching Benners. Also there is a pretty strong uphill leading into Farmington which you have to go through taking this route.
Overall thoughts mirror previous review by RockyMountainMama. For our situation, this park was below average. That said, if you're looking for a remote rural Campground with hookups and some amenities, you may like it better than we did.
Nice big pool, weak wifi, acceptable AT&T signal, but a lot of trees that blocked our satellite signal. Our big rig was tight in the park but not a problem until we tried to get level. We couldn't without lumber. The gravel back in spaces could be more level with a bit of effort from the proprietors.
Our purpose in the area was to visit Fallingwater, which is just 15 minutes away. We also wanted to get into Pittsburgh for a ballgame, which is 60 miles away. There really aren't a lot of convenient options to do both. And like many big cities, you can't find too many close in campgrounds.
Lastly, while they were clean, the bathrooms outside the office not open until 10am when the office opens We probably will visit Pittsburgh again and look to stay elsewhere. - McGarrert50
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We stopped here while traveling US Route 40 (lots of hills and views). The campground is very rural. The entrance and exit are on either sides of a private residence. When you are coming from Route 40, you will get to the entrance before you come to the exit. This is a large and lovely campground. There are quite a few seasonal campsites where decks and landscaping have been added to travel trailers. The campground is clean. The campsites are mostly level - which is a feat considering the slope of the hill that the campground is on. There are cabins and a nice swimming pool. If we were in this area, we would camp here again. - ShoreXplorers
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is a good place for an overnight when passing through. I called and told them we would be arriving late and the camp host cheerfully stayed up (till 9PM) when we arrived. The campground was clean, the grass was mowed and there were good gravel roads in the campground. and they gave us a pull through site as we were just passing through. Dump station on the way out. Water and 30 amp service at the site. Nice RV/camping signs were posted from the interstate that led you to the site. Maybe 2 miles from the exit. There is a small truck stop at that interstate exit also.
This is not a resort, but a nice place to stop for the night when passing through. - eb145
Jul 2012 - $30.00
We would camp here again. Wi-Fi not advertised and not available. GPS directs to one exit north of exit to use: Davistown Rd exit. The campground can be seen from Interstate. This is a good overnight campground. It is near 24 hour gas & food and easy on/off interstate. When told we were overnight and in route, we got a pull through with WE30S that did not need leveling. Connections are tight. Maybe 10 campers are long term work campers with friendly and helpful people. Staff is great. Bathhouse and laundry are aged but spotless. In 27 days of camping, this was, by far, the best shower. No restrictors, timers, temp governors. Just powerful water hot enough to peel shrimp or cold enough to chill them - as you like it. There is, literally, room for two in the showers with a shower head on either end. This campground is a campground, not trying to be a resort or squeeze another nickel with another fee. Since camp was built the highway expanded adding noise from the highway, which is in sight. From 10: - nothing. They do not claim a thing they do not do well. The park welcomes families but does not have a pool or playground so I did not mark it family friendly, though it is. - Frank Rader
Oct 2010 - $30.00
Easy in easy out. Used as an overnight stopover. Staff friendly and accommodating. Would stay here again. Sites are large. - golplt