12 Parks near Duncansville, Pennsylvania
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Things have changed since last posting. Gravel roads and sites are now dirt with many large holes. Only three of the sites (pull thru) are available for over nighters, all others have been taken by settlers. Many of the settler’s sites are nice but some are trash. If you stay on the weekly or monthly program you pay for electricity. Showers, restrooms and laundry are so dirty I refused to do laundry and went to town. The owner informed us that the park is up for sale and they are not doing any maintenance unless it’s an emergency. Overall the park is only a shell of its former self. We would go back because it’s the lesser of two evils and the only parks in the area. - Bounder1
Jul 2012 - $30.00
Shore Power 50/30/20. Sewer good. Caution water pressure is very high at 120 psi. Be sure to use a water regulator. Verizon and Sprint Air cards are good. AT&T Cell phone has good signal. Lots of room to walk your pet. Sites are very long and gravel. The road in campground is packed gravel. Good distance between sites. Office person is nice but not always in the office. No discounts. A number of long term tenants but they keep nice sites. This is not a good place for children. There are a number of construction people staying here. The cable is very good. Satellite signal is easy to access. Owner has a RV Repair shop and a lot of used campers are stored on the outer edges of the property. This is not one of the better campgrounds, but I have been in much worse. I would stay here again if I were in the area. - TXBobcat
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Quaint and well groomed RV park. Everyone including owners were very hospitable. Nice model train museum in the office. Wi-Fi was speedy and spot on. Every type of shopping was available, Field and Stream, Walmart, Target, Sally's Beauty, to name only a few. No problem leveling our trailer with levelers we always carry. - sml
Sep 2015 - $39.00
We've been in better parks but also worse. It is close to interstate 99 and served our purpose for a weekend. The staff and owner were friendly and accommodating. My largest complaint is there are very few level sites. With some effort, this could be corrected. - GICUR12
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Small campground close to everything. CG is behind a self storage area on a narrow, dusty gravel road. The CG is the only acceptable CG in the Altoona area.
Most sites are NOT level. Wi-fi works but signal is weak. Cable is available and provides analog and digital channels. Satellite signal can be received in lower numbered sites that aren't blocked by trees. Little road noise except from the neighborhood next to the CG. - jnateg
May 2013 - $23.00
I think this park with it's out of level sites, which are hard to get to, was very disappointing. When we were there, the host and PA park central both told us of a boil water notice. Bugs were released overhead to control the Gypsy moth infestation. Billions of them mistook my wife and I for their target. The roads surrounding blue knob are tough to maneuver, but we escaped after our stay was up. Never to return. Oh, and the electric kept popping on and off. I can only assume that was bug overload. Imagine a hilly field with power poles. - joemama
May 2012 - $23.00
This state park encompasses a 6,128 acre wilderness with 12 miles of hiking trails. The campground is located at an elevation of 2,400 feet, so expect temperatures to be several degrees cooler than at lower elevations in the area. The sites on the interior of the loop are different than I’ve experienced at other campgrounds. While the pads are gravel, there is no obvious driveway leading to them. With some trepidation, I backed into my site across the grass. Fortunately, even on a rainy spring day, there was no rutting caused by my motorhome which weighs over 30,000 pounds. 50-amp power service is available, but there is no water at each site. Rather, there are a few stanchions scattered about from which a pail of water can be drawn, but not connected to with a hose. Make sure your water tank is full before arriving here – its capacity will determine your length of stay. - GreenMtn08
May 2010 - $30.00
As stated, this is at the top of Blue Knob Mountain, the second highest mountain in PA. Size of the sites were nice, but most are out in the open, like a field. The sites in the perimeter are nice shaded. It's a quiet campground with lots of hiking trails. The Park has a swimming pool, but it is a couple miles away from the campground at the southern entrance to the Park. We had a nice time, but would try for a perimeter site next time. - DaGrinch
May 2006 - $30.00
The campground was nice. The manager was as nice as can be. I forgot my cable wire and he had one and gave to me for TV hookup. Hemlock Hideaway is mainly seasonal camping and the CG is on a side of a mountain. Steep roads but tons of trees and you don't feel on top of anybody. Lots of space between sites. They are close to the lake but no lake access. You have to go to a boat launch. The pool was nice DW and little one loved it. They were easy to get to, but the mountain to get over just have 100% confidence in your TV to get you over it. It's a biggie and straight up baby! There was a ton of stuff to do. We just had time to go to Trough State park, highly recommended if you like easy to moderate hiking. Rainbow Falls, well lets just say it is a falls, but not a big one. Balance rock was pretty cool, and the suspension bridge was ok. The hiking was great! We had a great day for hiking: nice and cool and not too long. Very pretty park. We also went to the Lake Raystown State Park. The next big town is Saxton which is about a half hour away from the CG. My main complaint is that both Target and Wal-Mart are in Altoona. That's about an hour away. But the drive was pretty and we didn't mind. - n3qdz
Oct 2015 - $28.00
Last weekend of the season so it was very quiet. Halloween weekend too, we went to the water park haunted house and it was such a blast. They did a great job. The staff was so accommodating and nice. Site was clean. We also did some mountain biking and had lots of fun. The café is OK, it's a little dated like an older diner but it's a good greasy spoon, just don't expect much health food here. We come here every year in the fall and have a great time. - Way2Roll
May 2015 - $30.00
This is the third RVC outdoors campground I have stayed at and it was the worst one! This campground is ideal for a weekend at Raystown Lake but not for long term (a week or more) or overnight due to it's location.
Let's start with the positive. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Very quiet at night. Little light pollution at night so it's a great place to view the stars.
There are NO sites with a sewer hook-up. You have to search their web page to uncover this fact. The dump station is well marked on the way into the campground but not on the way out.
I didn't see a level site in the CG. Most sites are gravel, but there are some that are concrete or asphalt.
Trash pick-up times are not on handouts.
One night there was no hot water in the shower.
Cable is fuzzy. Wi-fi worked great but the park was not busy while I was there. AT&T cell phone coverage was excellent. - jnateg
Jun 2014 - $47.00
We had a fantastic experience here! I think we had the best sites in the campground. We had large pull-through level sites with an amazing view of the lake. However, read the site descriptions on the web site carefully. The majority of the sites are a level pad with a drop to the picnic/fire area. Everyone was friendly. Security and garbage pickup made their rounds several times per day (and provided free garbage bags). 9 stars rather than 10 because I think a campground that offers "premium" sites would have sewer hook-up. My fault for not reading the fine print. The honey wagon did come around daily (sign up for this service at the trading post in the morning) but it was an additional $8 and after they left I checked the gauges and our tank still registered at 3/4 full. Overall, we had had a great time and will be back again next year. - deerehunter
Sep 2009 - $18.00
We could not get a site at Prince Gallitzin State Park, so we opted to stop here and see if they had any sites available. The staff was very welcoming and provided us with a choice of some spots to park with 30 amp service. There are several places to dry-camp and they have potable water and a dump station in the park. The camp ground has mostly year-round residents and a few park models, but was close to a small ice cream stand, mini-golf and pizza shop as well as a horse riding stable. The sites are wooded and other campers that we met were very friendly. It's not fancy, but will do in a pinch! - sfedeli
Oct 2011 - $45.00
This quiet little gem sits on a beautiful mountain in the Allegany's. It is relatively new (5 years) old, very clean and is constantly being improved by the owners. These folks were the nicest and provided red carpet treatment during our stay. They delivered a hefty load of firewood for $6 right to our fire ring. The sites are a good size with a mostly level gravel surface. We stayed in the middle of October during the peak leaf viewing season. A beautiful State Park is nearby with hiking trails, fishing, etc... and it's free. Other than hiking or fall fishing there is not much to do during the off season around the lake. Try to plan you weekend around a local festival or just plan on relaxing away from civilization for your stay. Saxton is a short drive with Bedford about 30 min away. Only complaint was the poor Verizon cell service in the mountains. It was not a campground thing, it was a Verizon thing. Other campers said that they had better luck with Sprint when out of the forest. Overall a very nice place that we would go back to. - zbittcamper
Jul 2010 - $20.00
WOW! I can't possibly say enough about this CG. After several years of camping, we have finally found a place near home where we immediately felt we could call it our second home. As soon as you pull in, you feel so welcome. The CG is newer, having only been here for a few years. The owners live on site, and they literally work from sun up to sun down to improve and expand. There is a brand new pool that is absolutely beautiful. The area is clean and quiet. They have several games for the kiddies, and go above and beyond to accommodate. They are also very knowledgeable about the Raystown area. We will be back here very soon. - blondieemtp
Jul 2013 - $45.00
This is a no frills campground, but it is nice and clean. There are quite a few sites that are seasonal, but there are plenty sites available for daily and weekly rentals. The camp store is big, but they don't have a lot of amenities. Inside the store, there is free Wi-Fi, but there is not any cell service in the campground, or around the entire Raystown area at all. The store also closes around 5pm each night. They have a boat dock available to use. Our site was a decent size and pretty level, which most seemed to be level. They arrange the rentals out, so we didn't feel cramped in and had plenty of room. The bathrooms were clean and well kept. The pool looked clean, we didn't use; but there were a few kids in it. They have a playground and volleyball net next to the pool that were being used as well. We rented a pontoon boat from the Raystown resort, which was about 20-30 minutes away. We also visited the Trough Creek State Park for some hiking and biking, which was very nice. - Camper_Girl
Aug 2012 - $50.00
We camped here in a 45 ft motorhome and the owners of the campground were two of the nicest people we have met at a campground. We were guided to site 208 and requested a site with satellite service. The owner and handy man made sure all was working well before leaving. We also rented a pontoon boat and that was in very nice condition and was very enjoyable day on the lake. They drove by our site many times during our 4 day stay to be sure we had everything we need for an enjoyable stay. The road leading to the campground is about 2 miles long and winding, but no problem at all for our 45 footer towing a Tahoe. I can recommend this campground and you will receive the same level of service we did. - dana salkeld
Jun 2012 - $45.00
We had a group of 7 adults and 5 kids. We have a travel trailer (28') and had 2 tents. Upon check in we were told where to go, but no paperwork was given or rules/check-out times, etc. We were charged for 2 sites and an additional $20 per night for the extra tent. We also had 3 boats. We were charged to dock the boats $20 a day also. We arrived late Friday afternoon and put ONE boat in. When we went to our assigned trailer parking ASSIGNED spot, there was already a trailer there. Confusion at the front office. She had no idea what was going on. On Saturday we docked the other 2 boats and spent the day boating. We were given assigned boat slips. On Sunday we decided to do some boat riding and upon returning around 3o'clock one of our boats had been moved. Someone had gotten in it and moved it!!! The man that worked there said he did it because our slips were no longer valid. Again, we paid for 2 days!! Today I got a charge on my cc for another $40!! And to top it off the pool was closed on Friday upon arrival and all day Sunday! This is not waterfront property and no where to swim except the pool! This place is a joke! We will NEVER stay here again! Be aware!! They could have easily at any time came and talked to us before moving the boat because we were there. We were not asked if we were staying longer or anything. We did stay until late in the afternoon but since it was our first time we had no idea of check out time! Again: no communication. They are not locals. These people are all about the money and are Californians! Not people friendly at all!! - camping crazies
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Paved spurs for RVs, with space for one tow vehicle. 2nd vehicle parking available at campground entrance. Pets allowed at some sites. Amphitheater has programs for kids and adults. Beach area for swimming. Playground for kids. Boat and kayak rentals. Camp store on premises is well stocked with camper and tent supplies, firewood, ice, and food. Campsites have plenty of trees for shade and some privacy. Free WiFi. Local HDTV available with HD antenna. Bicycle obstacle course for kids. Camp hosts very helpful and easily accessible, but not intrusive. Good fishing, boating, and hiking! The Pirate's Cove has good food & ice cream, and there are other restaurants and small stores nearby in Patton or Coalport. - NellaC33
Jul 2014 - $38.00
This is probably the best maintained state park campground in Pennsylvania I have stayed at. The sites were level and of a good size with lots of mature trees. They are centrally located around very clean bathhouses and very close to the lake. The camp store was one of the best stocked of any campground I have seen. The only downsides are that is it very popular and sometimes has a crowded feeling to it with lots of people on the road at all times. If you are camping with a pet you are relegated to one section of the campground, but that is how Pennsylvania state parks roll. The campground hosts/staff even came around to warn us of a severe thunderstorm warning since cell coverage is spotty at best. I would camp here again. - HP_Happy_Campers
Jun 2012 - $28.00
A friend of ours recommended Prince Gallitzen as it is one of their favorite places to camp with their family. We have now camped here twice and it is definitely going to be a regular spot for us. It's clean, beautiful, and plenty of rustic fun. It's a very large campground, but the lots are fairly spacious. Like all state campgrounds, it's lacking full hookups, swimming pools, and other such amenities, but it's worth the trade-offs. - Jmark7
Jun 2007 - $22.00
This campground is mostly seasonal campers, but has multiple accommodations for people passing through. The lay out was very nice. The playground was in good condition. A good value, located close to everything. - msceejay2000