16 RV Parks near Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
Aug 2017 - $38.00
We stayed in site 53 and our electric would not work in our camper on Saturday night 8/12/17. The park was clean and friendly people. The campground hosts need to do a little more about the traffic going so fast on the loops. I felt they were going way too fast in pet area. The rest rooms could use an upgrade or a paint job. No cleaning crew came to clean restrooms. - xteddiegirlx
Sep 2016 - $31.00
Stayed in spot 002. Nice location but definitely not level. used two leveling boards for 3" rise on right side but bubble only just touching target.
Otherwise was nice place and would stay again but would select one of the other sites. - Tireman9
Sep 2016 - $23.00
Cook Forest is a large Penna State Park campground. Facilities are older but well maintained and kept reasonably clean. Full on labor day weekend and very smoky in the evening because practically everybody was running a fire. Average site size, some sites are too open to the roads. This park now has some sites with full hook up including sewer. Lots of activities available in the state park. - kanling
Jun 2017 - $43.00
I am there for the summer so my daily rate reflects their advertised rate. Good camp store and pool for recreation. Pool closes at 6 PM. It is a large campground with mostly seasonal sites. Entertainment on most weekends. Tent camping is no longer permitted. Most of the transient sites are in full sun with easy access. - Wilco
Jul 2016 - $51.00
We were very unhappy with this park. I emailed for a reservation and very clearly stated that we needed a 50-amp, full hook-up site and preferred a pull-thru. They responded saying that they had a site available for the dates we were interested in. To be fair, they didn't specifically say they had a 50-amp site but they sure didn't say they didn't have one, either. We got there and found that there are NO 50-amp sites available. If we hadn't already unhooked, we would have left then. Also, after they had run my card, I noticed a (small) sign saying, "ask about saving 10% with Good Sam". I told them I was a Good Sam member and they said that they didn't offer it unless we asked for it and certainly didn't offer to refund the 10%, which would have saved us over $20 (a little under-handed, I think). We have been camping for many years and our site was the most uneven we have ever encountered. It took every piece of blocking we carried to get level. I didn't use the women's showers but the restrooms were clean and neat. However, my husband used the men's shower and said it was awful! It was impossible to regulate the water temperature and the stall was too small to get out from under the spray. Also, the mat was so hard and rough that it was miserable to stand on. The pool was great but they had really limited hours. They close at 6 pm and it would have been nice to be able to swim a little later in the day when the sun wasn't so hot. The vast majority of the campers were permanent/seasonal but they all were very neat and well-maintained. At least some of the roads appear to have been paved at one time but were mostly level gravel now. The grounds were neat and clean and grass was mowed. There was a nice well-equipped playground. Water pressure was low but adequate. Cable TV had very few channels and the picture wasn't very good. Wi-fi is available but for an extra charge and, since we weren't told that ahead of time, we chose not to use it. - SandyA
Jul 2014 - $40.00
Very large campground. Mainly permanent sites. Nice facilities and pool. Store was well stocked and prices reasonable. Close to Cook Forest activities. Nice hiking trail adjacent to campground. Nice playground and small 9-hole mini golf. WiFi available for $2.00 per day for 1st device (speed was slow to average). Sites for weekenders are jammed on top of each other staggered back to back in several rows on a slight grade. Should be a 1/3 less sites for the space available. Why campgrounds do this confuses me. Most people would pay a few dollars more for some extra space which would make up the $ lost from packing us in like sardines. Got VERY busy and loud on weekend (wouldn't be so bad if not such close quarters). We could hear every word spoken by campers behind and beside us. Our site was not level. Noticed that the 4 available pull-thru sites are literally feet from the road with only a split rail fence separating. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would NOT stay here again on a weekend. - GMC4018
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We only stayed one night, but we would stay again. We were in a 30' Class C so we did not encounter the issues that the other 2 reviews noted as far as tight roads or turn around for dump station. We did have to do a bit of our own leveling. Mostly seasonal folks who keep their property quite lovely. - Barbara Aileen
May 2016 - $35.00
Only 30 amp service. No sewer, no wifi, no cable, no tv reception. If we would've had a portable Dish, I think we could have got a satellite connection. We figured it being Memorial Day weekend the weather would be cool. And thought one AC would be enough so 30 amp would get us by. Turned out it hit 91° by noon in the power went out for seven hours. We have A 43 foot motorhome with a toad. We were in one of the two pull throughs. We had to turn around the motorhome to use the dump station. Leaving the park. It is a very tight turn to get out of the park. To get on the main road turning left heading North away from Interstate 80 you're in a blind spot from cars coming over knoll. We didn't hook the toad up because of this. My wife drove the main road to the knoll with the toad and my wife signaled when it was OK to pull out. drove up the road to the nearest spot available and loaded the car on the dolly. - J Kerr
Jul 2015 - $18.00
This park is 13 miles north of I-80, and the rate is a Passport America rate. The park is obviously designed for semi-permanent installations of trailers for summer recreation, and would be satisfactory for that use. The park is not suited for an overnight stay while on the road. There are two drive-through sites on a grass pad. There is no sewer hook-up. The dump station in our case required us to turn around our RV and towed car --which proved awkward and finally we had to unhook. There were trees blocking access to satellite TV. We would not ever stay at this park again! - hoppytoad
Aug 2017 - $55.00
Went for Civil War Re-enactment. Won't go back. Park employees do not enforce any of the rules they list. Dogs are left alone in campers all day to bark, and kids are riding their bikes after dark. So glad no child was hit because no one drives the 7 mile an hour speed limit. Park staff was told about a dog that had a woman and her dog on the ground and the staff never bothered to do anything about it. Boy Scouts were camped there this weekend and you could not ask for better kids. Too bad the ones running around at 11:30pm weren't as good. - shell5
Jun 2016 - $49.00
The campground is fantastic, we camp in a travel trailer. The sites are all level and well sized. Lots to do in the campground with planned activities and including a heated pool, putt-putt golf and game center. This is my favorite campground. - Rockwood Mini-lite
Aug 2015 - $48.00
We needed a place to stay overnight. It was 20 mins. Off of rt 80. We came after hours. I repeatedly hit intercom button on gate, finally called owners. We had a large pull through spot. Very nice campground. We were under very tall pine s and able to get satellite. People were camping in tents, cabins, 5th wheels. There was also a fair number of permenant parked homes that were well kept and very attractive. They offered a pool, convenience store and propane. We would consider staying there again. - kimme
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Family owned and meticulously maintained. Great facilities and camp store, too. Owners treat you like family. Nice solar heated pool, lots of activities for the kids. - HmmHaah
Jul 2012 - $45.00
The pool was listed as heated and was not. There are away to many rules and regulations (don't move fire rings, don't cut tree branches, don't bring in fire wood. The no fire wood is because they have family member who sells it. They woke us up very early 6am splitting wood so they could sell it). 40 plus years of camping and this is the worst place I have ever stayed. - anotherhappycamper
May 2012 - $50.00
We camp here every Memorial Day weekend. We think this is a very nice campground. I have never had a problem with the staff at Camper's Paradise. They have always been very friendly, courteous and helpful. The store is a bit over-priced, but it does a large selection of all kinds of items. Many of the sites are odd shaped and the number of trees (which provide lots of shade) can make pulling in a challenge. Make sure you bring utility extensions as the hook-ups may be some distance from your camper (site-dependent). They have a large number of activities during the weekend and the campground is very close to the Clarion river and those activities. Most sites are level, but have not been re-graveled in a while which means mud when it rains. Otherwise, this campground is very nice, fairly quiet for a Memorial Day weekend, and the staff has always been very respectful to me. We will camp here again next Memorial Day. - HP_Happy_Campers
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Awesome views, great park!
I would have given it a 10, but the sites in the 31-37 range are a little tight. I was in 36 and it's very tricky to get in and out of with a very large tree at the beginning of the driveway and limited space for turning and trying to back in. Luckily the site markers are easily removable and allow for a little extra room to get in and out.
The bathrooms and showers were maintained very well. Only one dump station and I could easily see a line forming there.
Plenty of local attractions just a short drive away. I will definitely go back. - Bill from PA
Jul 2016 - $26.00
Family friendly campground. Clarion River on one side and Clear Creek on the other. Lots of things for kids to do and the playground is elevated for full view from any part of the campground. Not too many trees and plenty of space for campers and vehicles. Firewood is plentiful and reasonably priced. The Farmer's Inn, up the road, has good food, mini-golf, small stores, and a small zoo. Beartown Rocks, near the campground entrance is fun for kids to scamper up stairways and scale large boulders. Fishing is good, and there's a small beach for swimmers. Cabins are clean and offer lots of space for vehicles, family gatherings, bikes, kayaks, tubes, canoes, etc. They even have yurts! Lots of history here, including cabins built by the CCC in the 1930s, with a museum on site. Texting seemed to work well, but WiFi and cell signals are extremely limited, since the campground is in a valley. - NellaC33
Oct 2015 - $23.00
Love PA state parks. The site was by the river, very picturesque. Staff was friendly, lots to see. - Donurs
May 2016 - $13.00
Spent Memorial Day weekend here. The campground has several campsites large enough for big rigs with 30 amp (and at least one 50 amp) electric hook-ups. There is a central fresh water point and no dump station. Big rigs need to use caution entering this area as Pennsylvania DOT has randomly placed "10 Ton Load Limits" on almost all roads (even gravel roads ???) not designated as truck routes. Most bridges do not have any weight limit signs, but a few do creating more confusion. Avoid Gregg Road as it is very steep, washboard, and mostly gravel. We entered this area from Marienville, PA.
The campground is well maintained with hiking, trout fishing, swimming, and canoeing/floating nearby. There is a bathroom at the main campground picnic area with a nice hot shower and several flush toilets, all kept very clean. AT&T cell coverage can only be found at the upper primitive campground. The pool is actually a creek fed swimming area built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Great place to teach the kids about our history and experience a swim with the fishes. - Gpndavid
Jun 2004 - $23.00
Very clean & very quiet campground! Restrooms are very clean & have a separate dressing area for privacy, very nice feature! Many open sites & wooded sites available also. Propane filling station, ice, & general store. Cabins & packages available for weekend getaways. Park is table-top flat, nice for backing in and hooking up! All in all a clean & well run campground! - cujo31
May 2008 - $6.00
Natl forest campground in Allegheny Nat'l Forest, about 4 miles north of Marienville. Easy to find. Nice remote, typical Nat'l Forest CG. Widely spaced heavily treed sites. Pretty flat, but not completely. Not all that long. Parking area wasn't a lot wider than our rig, either, and there are drainage ditches along both sides of many of the roads, so backing in takes concentration. I am blessed (?) with the trailer backing gene, even though I can't program my VCR, so we had little difficulty backing our 26' trailer in, but substantially longer rigs might not have it that easy. No hookups at all, of course. Good picnic table and fire ring. In late May, plenty of downed wood, but by mid-June that'll probably not be the case, and they're serious about NOT bringing wood in from outside the forest, even from elsewhere in PA. Emerald ash borer has struck western PA, so please help by complying with this rule! We camped on weekdays and except for the very pleasant host living by himself, we had the place entirely to ourselves! Nice hiking trails around the small quiet pond nearby. - Tom Seeley
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Park was extremely clean and neat. The owners could not have been more accommodating. We arrived after hours, calling them from I-80 to see if they had room for an overnight. We were advised to to pull up in front of the office and wait. (We drove by their house as we approached the office). They led us to our site and made certain we were satisfied and could get settled on our own. While the rest rooms/showers were "rustic," they were well-built and clean. The grounds were very well kept. The spaces were level--which took some effort during construction because the park is located on the side of a hill. There is an upper and lower level. Upper seemed to have more shade trees among the camps, while the lower level, although surrounded by trees, was pretty much open in the center, where we parked. Getting there was an easy drive from I-80. I did, however, drive (slightly) past the entrance because the park sign was only painted on the opposite side. A minor oversight, quickly forgotten by the warm welcome. - Racer and Friend
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Ask for a level site. They said all sites were level! Ours certainly was not. We were tired and just slept falling to the right. Laundry is on a covered porch. Restrooms and showers are clean but, rustic/archaic. WIFI is NOT free! Each connection was about $4 per night. Did not do it! And do not like being misled. No cable or air TV. Yes, in the woods and very hilly, if you desire that type of camp. - Sir_Charles395
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground is bordered on two sides by state game lands, which means plenty of trails and undisturbed forest just waiting to be explored. When it gets hot, I bring my two dogs down to play in the large creek just down the trail from our camper. Since it is so close to the woods, it's very peaceful and there is often wildlife frolicking around the park; it's not uncommon to wake up and see groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and birds going about their business right outside our window!
As if the wooded paradise wasn't enough, the campground is also very conveniently located. Wal-Mart, Aldi's, a local butcher, Amish merchants, farmers markets, several restaurants and fast food chains are all just 5-15 minutes away in both directions. Cook's Forest is just 18 miles up the road and if you feel like visiting the city, Pittsburgh is only an hour's drive away!
The family that owns it are very hard working and aim to see their campers happy. We arrived in the middle of the night after a rough trip across the country, and the lady still met us at the brightly lit office and was happy to walk us through the camp's rules and help us get settled in. Throughout the day, the owners can be seen and heard buzzing around the camp making sure everything is going smoothly, while stopping for a chat with anyone who wants to.
They offer really competitive rates compared to the nearby parks (I paid $35/night for 30amp service, but they also have 50 amp service available for $40), and military personnel get a 10% discount!
The only time I recall a power problem was during a thunderstorm, and the owner gave us regular updates from the power company so we knew the status of the repair in close to real time. The sewer lines are very easy to hook into with standard bayonette connectors.
All in all, I highly recommend this place be it for just a night or a whole month! - happycamper28