7 Parks near Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Sep 2016 - $28.00
We needed to stay near Johnstown and this was the closest. Not your average park for travelers. Most are setup as seasonal trailers and tents for family getaways in a heavily wooded campground. The regulars are friendly and they had a lot going on for kids on the weekend and several play areas. The park itself is very run down and bathrooms, laundry, etc. in poor repair. There are a few pull through sites for overnighters. Some roads are paved, some sites are graveled, some are overgrown grass. That said, we enjoyed being in the cool woods and the feeling of camping. - Traveler Anne
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We stayed here twice this year so far. It has become our favorite campground. It's an hour away from home. Majority of sites have only electric, but they did add 20 or so, full hook up sites last year. We've only done 2 long weekends and electric only was fine. Would want full hookup if we were here for a week.
Dump and water stations are located just as you pull in with an additional fill up station just past the camp store. We only use the centrally located bath houses to shower, but find them clean. The showers are a little hot for my taste. You cannot adjust temperature, it's just a button that turns water on.
The sites we've been on so far are so level that I didn't need any blocks what so ever, just under stabilizers. Site is a paved back in with gravel and grass around picnic table and fire ring.
Lots of trails, bike baths, and nature walks daily. Beach was hardly crowded on a hot 90 degree day. Everyone we met was very friendly.
Camp host was seen several times picking up any litter. Park Rangers constantly patrol the campground which was nice.
Store sales pretty much everything, ice, firewood, groceries, etc. They deliver the firewood to your camp site if you purchase it there.
Good fishing for kids just past the beach area. Small fish but the kids love catching fish constantly. They also have boat rentals but we found them to be pretty steep in price unless you split with a group. Pontoon rental was $200 for the day or $50/hr. If you have your own boat there is a boat launch area just for campers but you will have to park your trailer in the visitor/2nd car parking area. I did see 3 sites that have additional parking for 2nd vehicles and or a boat. There are a few rustic tent only sites along with water front cabins available for rent.
Lots of people walking or riding bikes until dusk. Once quiet time hits, all you hear is crickets. Was very quiet considering the amount of campsites. - Newman252
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Camped on July 4th week end. Big Mistake!!! The park is like the Disney World of PA State campgrounds. Every oversized diesel pick up with oversized exhaust pipes and Harley's cruising though at all hours. Speeding through. People burning their trash and making noise all night. Kids I don't mind, we have 4 grown up now but, parents still need to control them. Multitudes of pontoon boats lining the marinas. And the camper store is like 7/11 and Walmart combined. DCNR gated until after 10 then gone, wide open. Told about fireworks prohibition but 7/3 was cracking all night with no one to control. Not a park to enjoy,more like a motel parking lot at the Jersey shore. Only good thing is location to Altoona area sites and if you do have a lake boat for fishing. - Kennest
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
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
Aug 2016 - $39.00
This is a gem of a facility in an area where there is much to do, but no CGs.
When I discovered this place in my research, I called and like our check in, the owner / staff were very helpful.
The only problem is the place is very small and is not designed for big rigs. Our 37' A is probably the limit and there are only 2 to 4 sites that might accommodate you. It's a tight turn past the storage facility up the hill from the office. No toads.
We had site #2. Not much room but it was dead level. Good utilities and cable.
This CG is very well suited for C, B and TT units. Smaller 5'vrs but not the big units.
The access is hidden / shares a drive with a storage facility (their business too) and a car wash. It's at red light which is valuable in this traffic corridor. - wdw
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Very tight layout of the park. If you need to unhook tow vehicle, do it before entering campground near storage units. Lady in the office never suggested it. Hilly park. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - cneeka
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
Aug 2013 - $15.00
Overall this is a fairly nice campground. We were parked next to a stream that seemed very tame until the monsoon hit. I watched it continue to rise and eventually called the manager (not on site). She said that it would have to rain for 2-3 more days before the stream overran. It was only at one foot from the top so I have doubts about that. Rain stopped two hours later and all was well. Trees were a problem with satellite, and cell was questionable. Rate reflects Passport America. - keydet
Jun 2011 - $30.00
No Verizon phone or Data in our site (#8). Nice owners. Good electricity. One channel over the air (NBC). Level site. WiFi being installed, but not here when we were. Convenient to local attractions (Shanksville, Johnstown, etc.). About 50 miles from Pittsburgh. Extra charge if you use the dump station on your way in. We stayed 6 days. Cash only for PA (but half the above price). - earlymun
May 2011 - $35.00
If we had been prepared to "camp" this would have been great - we weren't so didn't work out very well for us, no fault of the owners. This is an exceptionally beautiful spot with a pay lake for fishing. No real amenities at this time, other than ones you would expect from a camp. Very nice owners. We would stay here again if prepared for no connectivity and had groceries, etc. - Vista Queen