8.7 Excellent
     
Catawissa, Pennsylvania

J & D Campgrounds

Catawissa, Pennsylvania


973 Southern Dr
Catawissa, Pennsylvania 17820
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Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.901868791739
Longitude: -76.510848999023
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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29 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground with lots of trees and large, long, wide sites. We stayed in the E section, had plenty of room for our large motorhome and everything else on our site. Restroom was far from our site but very clean. Store is small and not much in the way of scheduled activities, but it has two ponds, one for fishing, one has a beautiful fountain. We planned to go to Knoebels, (didnt make it) this is right down the road. Would definitely stay here again if coming to the area. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
25E
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful park friendly staff, great grounds and level sites. They take pride in the grass here so refrain from putting anything on the grass, they will ask you to remove it if you do. All hook ups work well, wifi ok for surfing and checking emails but wouldn't try videos. Staff came by on our first night and warned us of a possible bad storm on the way to prepare for it, never really had a campground do that so nice to know they care. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great place to stay to visit Knoebels with full hook ups, one mile to the park so still have to drive there as the road is to busy to walk safely.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Previous posts are accurate. It is a beautiful park with a lot of mature trees, but roads and sites are clear of branches, beautiful grass. Vast majority seem to be well kept seasonal. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 163
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff here are friendly and try to be accommodating. The main office "moves" around in the early season from a store across from the campground to a small building at the entrance to the campground. The sites are predominately long term/seasonal although, for the most part, they are well maintained. The seasonal sites are by the creek or a pond and away from route 487. The short term sites are closer to route 487, and it is very noisy during the day. Thankfully, it quiets down at night. Also, beware the recycling/trash pick up - sometimes as early as 4:00 am! There are lots of trees which are quite beautiful. Satellite is unlikely but the cable is very good. Sites are a mixed bag. They are gravel sometimes mixed with a decent amount of grass. Our site was long and pretty level. Others can be short, long, level or not so level sloping towards the front of the site. There is a small strip of grass/trees between sites but they are still close together. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Water pressure drops sometimes to around 40psi. Internet is Tengo so it either worked or it didn't work at all. Lots and lots of potholes that they started filling in just before Memorial Day; however, you will still rock and roll in the dips. It is a busy campground with the main draw being Knoebels Amusement park. Reservations are recommended. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15D
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7D
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well planned family run campground. All sites are fairly level with a gravel surface. All the office people were very accommodating especially with our request to have some cousins stop by to visit with us. They have a very strict 5 mph rule which seems to be enforced just at the beginning of the campground where all the sites are seasonal/permanent campers. The speeder gets yelled at very loudly. This enforcement could be handled in a much nicer, more civilized manor. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here for a long weekend every summer with family. There are three 5th wheels between us. The campground is always full, but the owners seem to keep things under control. There is an employee in a golf cart who rides around almost all day, just checking on things. Our experience here is always pleasant, with the one exception that the pool is usually overcrowded. (Not much to be done about that.) The sites are all level, several pull-through, and shady. It's not fancy, but it's a nice place for families, very close to Knoebels, with a stream (with crayfish to try to catch - lots of fun for the kids), two playgrounds, and clean bathrooms. What more can you ask for? I would definitely recommend this campground. PS - not sure what rate we paid as my wonderful in-laws paid for us! We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 4 nights here because Knoebels was booked full and it was the company picnic weekend. The staff was friendly, and it was a nice quiet campground. Made it here after dark and pretty much at the time the staff was going home. Checked in and they offered to stick around and help get us backed in if I needed it, although that wasn't necessary. Nice little stream running very close that the kids and dog played around in on the last day. The sole purpose of the trip was to spend time at the amusement park, which was less than 5 minutes away. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment though to come back to this park just to relax. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our fourth time here. They do have weekly or monthly rates which make it less expensive. While not a fancy park it is very well maintained and the owners and their family take pride in the place, are very friendly and helpful. Lots of shade but trees are very well trimmed for big rigs. Also plenty of open space and room for groups to have active games. Nice mini-golf, playground and pool - with a lifeguard! New free Wi-Fi this year and it works great! Small selection of food and RV parts in the office and a Creme-freeze across the street. We plan to return. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground. The sites are very nice and shaded, the facilities are clean and modern, the pool is great. The wireless internet service works very well (a feature the was very appreciated when some severe storms were approaching), and the staff is very friendly. The best feature: NO GOLF CARTS racing around! Situated very close to Knoebel's Grove and other attractions, makes this a prime staging area for a great family vacation. We definitely will come back again. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had been trying to get to J & D for two years and finally found reservations for this past month. The park is VERY clean and quiet. Knoebels Amusement Park (wonderful by the way) is literally down the street from the campground, big plus if you have children. The pool was small but perfect for the children. Ice cream shop right across the street is nice. Our first impression was not that great because of the small office. Our site (16D) was also right across the dumpsters and hubby was not happy. A different site was offered a day later but by that time we had been set up and settled and we all know that that's not an easy thing to do. But with every disappointment, comes a bright side. We discovered a wonderful river right past the dumpsters and spent some time reading there. Overall, a nice park and would recommend it. Just don't expect it to look as nice as the website because it's not. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large lot. Has lots of shade. People were friendly. It had a great ice cream parlor across the street. Mini golf was available. No cable TV or WiFi, but really didn't need it as we were here to go to Knoebles. Bath house was clean and modern. Plenty of room for hiking and bike riding. You will enjoy your stay. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Worth the time to travel to this campground from the Interstate. It is Big Rig friendly and has very helpful staff. We wanted something in this part of PA that was quiet and interesting to explore. Great campground. Will visit again. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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