22 Parks near Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Sep 2016 - $48.00
My wife and I took her girl scout troop to Knoebels and we stayed at Lake Glory on a Saturday night. Note - if you have scouts let them know as there are some different rules that make the trip less expensive for scouts. Note that in general they charge extra for each tent/structure on a site - but they give a break to scouts on this.
Since we only stayed one night we did not explore the full campground or the main lake. We were down by the pond. The grounds were nice - we were backed up to some woods and there was a lot of wooded area nearby. Our site was plenty big - particularly in depth. The site was levelish. Power was solid. We were also able to leave our RV there late on Sunday - which was nice as we were at the park and left our dog in there. The park allows dogs, but ours does not like noise/crowds.
Roads are crushed stone, bathrooms/showers were basic - but clean. Separate stalls (each with own door to outside) which is nice. Look - nothing is fancy here. Most people are staying due to the park. Everyone pulled out on Sunday. Having said that our spot was very nice and the woods made it really 'camping' in nature. We had no issues, the help was very nice, and it was easy to get in/out of. We would definitely stay there again if wanting to camp near the park During the week might be nice if you like privacy. We enjoyed our campsite - 82. Note that it had no sewer (which we knew going in). - T.Butter
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This park has no pool, cable or WiFi. Obviously it is a park meant to provide accommodations for people going to the amusement park. - mrrlap
Aug 2015 - $45.00
During the Week park was empty, Nice. Weekend came and what a zoo. We stayed along the creek, Big mistake. Narrow sites, the campers next to us had their kids pitch a tent on our sight. Management took care of the issue. Another issue along the creek was the non camper fisherman in for trout season. They were walking through the sites from 5am until 11pm. Would stay next time closer to the office. - doghouse traveler
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is a smaller, family campground, so if you are looking for a huge resort type campground, this isn't your place. Grounds were very well kept. Pool was spotless. Our site had a nice cement pad. Store had just the basics. Large game room. Decent amount of activities. Small playground. If you want a place close to Knoebels and don't want a resort to stay at, this is only 15 minutes away. Electric dropped to 108 volts twice in the 4 days we were there, but the temp was in the high 90's so I can hardly blame the campground. It lasted less than an hour each time, so it wasn't a big deal anyway. Water pressure was great and the hookups were placed perfectly. No cable, and TV antenna reception was nonexistent. WiFi worked great 1 minute, and wouldn't connect the next minute. We would stay here again. - Mike Jh
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We found this campground by searching within distance to Knoebels Park. I was happy to find out they had a site with 50amp service. We arrived 2 hours before check in, and they accommodated with us with no additional fee. The store and campground is small and minimalist. We were directed to our site (# 7) which had a nice double cement pad. Although the electric was labeled as 50amp, it only registered as 30amp in our coach. Water pressure was very varied. Sometimes just dripping from the faucet. Sites were close. The overall feel was very friendly (a lot of seasonals). Our site was in a line closest to the road, which was very loud. There is a drag strip not far away which you can also hear. I would highly recommend choosing another site further into the grounds. The pool is older, but was clean and warm (only 5 ft deep at the max). The playground was weathered.
Overall, it was a nice Mom-n-Pop type of campground. We did not use the restrooms/showers/facilities. Based on the rates and amenities, we will most likely opt for another campground next time we visit. - Crestie Lover
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Facilities were very clean, all the people in the campground were very friendly and polite. The camp store was small but had all the essentials and was very reasonable on prices. The sites were level, easy access, and a little crowded. The picnic table we had was brand news, fire ring was in great shape and in a great location. Our children had many many other kids to play with which made the trip that much more enjoyable for mom and dad. The playground had a couple swingsets and a rock wall that the kids enjoyed. There was a horseshoe pit right in front of the swingset which was clearly marked but it was still kind of a bad place for it. Overall I would highly recommend this campground, its also in perfect driving distance to Knoebels. - Jlrineer
Jul 2015 - $49.00
This could be a very nice campground... except the bathrooms were old and have little to no privacy. They have no laundry on site. The small pool has very strange hours. Noon to 5pm the 6 to 9? Most of the nice sites are seasonals. It is very close to Knenobles, the provided utilities worked as they should. Staff was friendly enough. They are VERY picky about thier grass. We have decided to try other campgrounds in the area. - Camper 1972
Jul 2014 - $47.00
This is a nearly perfect campground in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. It is tightly controlled, but very clean and friendly. The cable is free, as is the Internet. Both are extremely strong...the cable has a hundred or so channels. Knoebels Amusement Park is 1.5 miles down the road. The ice cream store across the street has the best quality I have experienced, nearly anywhere. The only negatives are a small pool and office with limited supplies, due to size. It's quiet for adults and with Knoebels so close, a dream for kids. - sse
Jun 2014 - $49.00
We were here last year and the staff is still friendly & helpful.Sites are level, good hookups,good tv & cell reception, just up the road from Knobles amusement park.Have a small pool but nice. Restrooms clean.Only down side, office is tiny with very little supplies other than candy & marshmellows.So bring what you need, any parts or supplies will be about 1-1/2 miles or so away.Great ice cream place across from camp. - vince/chestertown
Sep 2014 - $40.00
We stayed during Bloomsburg Fair. Plenty of room,facilities were clean. Not a fancy place but a good campground for a few days. Don't let the entrance or office appearance dissuade you. We will be back next year. - hiker1
Jul 2013 - $38.00
An older park, but everything worked. Good water pressure and good power. We used it as an overnight and it was easy to find and easy to get back on the freeway. No shade for the pull thru sites, but got great satellite signal. We would stay again if traveling through this area. - retiremsgarmy
Sep 2012 - $38.00
First impressions were not great, office was sketchy. Sites were level and easy to get in and out. Wi-Fi okay at our site. Didn't use facilities as they looked dumpy. - chillyvt
Sep 2016 - $45.00
The site was plenty spacious for our pup and TV, but was not level at all. In fact, none of the surrounding sites looked very level. We were right next to the bath house, which was great for being able to send our 6 year-old by herself, but pretty obnoxious as far as foot traffic was concerned. We had to ask several groups of kids not to walk through our site on the way to the bathroom.
Facilities/Overall Park: This campground was huge, and very crowded on the weekends. We arrived on a Thursday night, and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. We were out and about during the day on Friday, and when we came back in the evening, it was packed. The place pretty much empties out during the day, as almost everyone walks over to the amusement park.Lots of families with small kids (makes sense with the amusement park), and everyone was very friendly and considerate. Only problem we had was people walking right through our campsite to get to the bathroom, as mentioned above. There is a pool, camp store and small playground on-site. Sites are well-shaded by tall pines, but very close together and not private at all. Roads are very narrow. Bath house was clean, but old. Toilets are very low to the ground. There were additional sinks with mirrors outside the bath house for hand washing/teeth brushing, as well as a nice deep dish washing sink. Overall, this is a great place for families, and the convenience of the amusement park can't be beat. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the woods, you may want to look elsewhere. - Jenventola
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is our yearly return trip. We again enjoyed ourselves on our visit to Knoebels. You can enter the amusement park without paying an admission fee, something that other similar campground/amusement parks don't offer. Most of the roads that we saw were paved. Our site was above average in size and had crushed stone put down though I had to use several boards to level the trailer. Noticed many other sites in our area were not level either. Our power box was in good working order. No Wi-Fi but very good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Geography at the campground was moderately to heavily wooded and moderately hilly. Staff was professional, friendly and experienced on how a campground should be run. Lots of campers & Rvers from tents to class A's and as always found everyone very respectful. No full hook ups or honey wagon service available so if you plan on doing a long stay you might need to bring a tote or use the campground facilities. Campground staff does a real good job keeping the bathrooms/shower areas clean. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. - mdcamping
May 2016 - $48.00
Second review of this campground, my last stay was more then a year ago. Not much has changed since then, the campground is well maintained, clean and very functional bath houses, and very friendly staff. Price remains very high for an electric only site, but you are paying for convenience to the amusement park. Our site was fairly spacious, shaded, and level, but not all sites are the same. Roads are paved but tight. It is the perfect campground for visiting the park, which is outstanding. - Cyclonic
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Depending on your preference this place is either OK or a nightmare. Take a narrow road to the campground which has a somewhat steep dirt road to a treed area to your spot. The actual spot was roomy and although tight I made it through with a 36' trailer. It is only an extra mile or two from Knoebels campground and way more private and secluded for sure. This is a no frills kinda place. Porta potties and something similar looking that was a shower. That wasn't a problem since we use our own facilities. There was no campground host which only mattered when I tried to find the dump station. 10 minutes and a phone call later I found it. I probably would not camp here again opting for a nearby place with full hookups. If nothing like that was available I might stay here again picking it over the much more crowded and packed looking Knoebels. If you do go make sure you get there from south using All Saints Road. If you come from the north the entrance is a Y and is tight to make without a trailer! - Colorado Kamper
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Arriving you see a large sign with posted rules in front of the office. Very few are enforced. Smoke is so heavy night and day from the fire rings mostly used by the permanent residents that it burns your eyes. Quiet hour starts at 11pm. We had to leave at 12:45am because of a large party behind us, that was still going on when we left. Of all our travels over the last 20 years never encountered such a bad experience. We will never go back to this campground nor recommend it to many of our camping friends. - User3547
May 2013 - $35.00
This is not a "resort" as in a Jellystone. It is an older campground. It is a place where 90% of the people are seasonal campers. But it is a place I will go back to again. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel, but level. The electric is a 30 amp receptacle and the water is shared with next site but with ample pressure. Park highlights: The park sits on top of a hill with views of the valley below, people actually only drive 5 MPH in the park, friendly atmosphere, clean, miles from any major road, railway, traffic, and we felt welcomed and safe. We will return again. - 1texan
Jul 2007 - $25.00
A trek up 5 miles of a winding, narrow road revealed a very rundown campground (though the valley view on the main road was beautiful. The buildings on the campground were very dilapidated (office closed at 5 pm for supper), the shower rooms dank and rundown, and the few sites available were surrounded on all sides by seasonal sites. It looked as though tent campers would have prime sites facing the view and would never have to go into the campground - my only concern would be the condition of the restrooms/showers. I would not recommend this to a "family" for reasons of atmosphere and safety, nor to a camper passing through because of the access. - Granite State Traveler
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Beautiful park, lots of trees. Near a train so it is a bit noisy sometimes. No laundry room. Wifi was supposed to work but didn't -- probably too many people streaming movies (this is quite typical, in our experience, at many parks). Office has a nice little store. - beckydmc
Sep 2016 - $38.00
We stayed one night in site #8-a quiet, end spot. Price very good for this area. Campground and facilities look new and are well kept. Store included scoop ice cream and freshly prepared items. - sp123
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Very nice looking campground. Good Sam GPS had campground 1 more mile down the road. Management needs to get their act together. Assigned us full hook up pull-through but another camper had the spot. Found out later they took the spot after finding their spot was taken. We were then assigned back in spot. Pretty hilly campground. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - cneeka
May 2016 - $35.00
After driving narrow winding roads to get here, we're quite disappointed in what we found. This park has a lot of people living in it and there's so many seasonals park. Just by looking across the park we didn't see any other available spaces. There looks to be 75-100 spaces. So we ended up with one of three barely graveled spaces by the front entrance. The park just looks trashy, didn't use the showers or restrooms since we have our own. The "lake" is more of a pond. It is quiet if that's any resolution. The office person was nice enough. - sbelle55
Jul 2007 - $20.00
Big rig friendly. Nice large activities pavilion with electric lights. Paid lifeguard on duty daily to oversee swimmers in pond. Kid-friendly campground. We've been there during the X-mas in July festivities complete with Santa hayride. Quiet shady campground off the beaten path. - OH Jimbo
May 2016 - $59.00
We wanted to love this place because of all the activities, but it did not click for us, at all. If you smoke and are looking for a campground to party at, then you have found it. If you are looking for something more along the lines of a KOA or Jellystone...keep looking. Smoking was allowed anywhere in the pool area, so there is no getting away from it. The staff would sit at a picnic table right outside the office door and smoke, so you basically had to walk through it to get to the office/camp store. The staff themselves were mostly rude and very short with customers, except for the lady at the pool snack bar...she was very nice. Lots of drinking...everywhere. I am cool with having a couple of beers, heck I home brew, but when you have a pyramid of cans stacked up at the side of the pool next to a 2 gallon jug of frozen margaritas I think it says something about the mindset. The manager claims that barking dogs wont be tolerated, but they don't enforce it. We won't be going back...ever. - direwolf2001
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This would be a 10 rating if the owners were not so greedy. Great place, so much to do onsite, well kept BUT they charge you extra for everything except the pool, water slides, bumper boats, paddle boats, peddle carts all extra, and a lot extra and if you have kids under 12 don't forgot a helmet, o yes, they charge you for helmets. Most of the activities close early as well, somewhere around 5-6pm. I remember years ago this cg didn't milk you for everything. Funny how money changes a person/owner. It will cost you just as much if not more than your campsite fee if you want to enjoy all they offer. - Hitch itch
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Overall we were satisfied with our week stay at Splash Magic. While we won't be running back, we would say the stay was adequate. There were a couple things to take note of.
- This campground is VERY busy. Most of the sites are VERY tight. We actually got lucky and had some of the largest sites there.
- The wrist band/activity fees are extremely steep, especially for the weekend. We had a special package, and if we hadn't we would not have stayed.
- The pool and slides were nice. But the adults here were pretty rowdy and we did not appreciate the smoking that was not only allowed but encouraged with ash trays around the family swimming area.
- Renting a golf cart was a must. The campground is huge and our site was a very long walk from the pool and even farther from the river. We could have driven but the amount of bikes on the road made it next to impossible to get around. The bike rentals are great, but there are bikes everywhere!
- Our sites backed up to the railroad and a factory. We were in a 5th wheel so the noise was not a problem for us. But could be if you are tent camping or in a pop up. The factory works 3rd shift and is noisy at night.
- Speaking of noisy, this campground is a late night campground. LOTS of people up really late. Again, not a problem for us but I could see it could be for others.
- Finally, they are adding a ton of additional campsites. This is going to make the traffic and number of bikes even worse.
I would say it was good for a weekend, but I am afraid that it was so busy that I wouldn't want to be there over the weekend. Things were clean though. - Katie219