8.7 Excellent
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J & D Campgrounds

Catawissa, Pennsylvania


973 Southern Dr
Catawissa, Pennsylvania 17820
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.90187
Longitude: -76.51085

Elevation: 570' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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31 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

Pricey! However, sites are large, plenty of room to maneuver and very level. Wifi - Tengonet - $1.99 for 24 hours - great! We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16E
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Ice cream store across the street - awesome!

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

We first saw this CG last year after having reserved at another campground and decided this would be where we would stay should we be in the area again. So fast forward one year and here we are. Our camping club held their May campout here and we are very happy we came. The campground is of moderate size, the sites are level and both deep and wide. Power was good, water pressure is decent. Utilities were well placed. Cable had a considerable number of channels. Wi-Fi through Tengo was decent and free. It is only about 2 miles to Knoebels, in itself worth the trip. The camp store is small, but had a fair amount of basic stuff. Walmart and Lowes are not far off and there is a Weiss maybe 5-6 miles away. We will stay here again should we be in this area. We camped at J & D Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
12D
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
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: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 78
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: 190
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 36

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: 34
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 6

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: 7
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: 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: 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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