20 Parks near Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is our yearly return trip. We again enjoyed ourselves on our visit to Knoebels. You can enter the amusement park without paying an admission fee, something that other similar campground/amusement parks don't offer. Most of the roads that we saw were paved. Our site was above average in size and had crushed stone put down though I had to use several boards to level the trailer. Noticed many other sites in our area were not level either. Our power box was in good working order. No Wi-Fi but very good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Geography at the campground was moderately to heavily wooded and moderately hilly. Staff was professional, friendly and experienced on how a campground should be run. Lots of campers & Rvers from tents to class A's and as always found everyone very respectful. No full hook ups or honey wagon service available so if you plan on doing a long stay you might need to bring a tote or use the campground facilities. Campground staff does a real good job keeping the bathrooms/shower areas clean. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. - mdcamping
May 2016 - $48.00
Second review of this campground, my last stay was more then a year ago. Not much has changed since then, the campground is well maintained, clean and very functional bath houses, and very friendly staff. Price remains very high for an electric only site, but you are paying for convenience to the amusement park. Our site was fairly spacious, shaded, and level, but not all sites are the same. Roads are paved but tight. It is the perfect campground for visiting the park, which is outstanding. - Cyclonic
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Knoebels Campground is not a traditional campground. It serves more as convenient accommodations for absolutely the nicest and friendliest amusement park in America. It's kind of like going to Disney World and staying in an onsite accommodation there. The older section is semi-primitive and cramped because it was designed mostly for tents. The newer section has larger sites for RVs, and it also has cabins. But be aware that the park supplies only electric - no other hookups. It is definitely a great place to camp for families, especially ones with kids. Bring along their bikes, the dog, and lots of firewood (or buy it there). The amusement park and the campground are adjacent to each other. A shuttle bus roams throughout the campground and delivers campers to and from the park. Knoebles was voted to have the best park food in the country by the cooking channel. And the best part is that only the park rides cost money. Non-riders pay nothing. The campground is usually pretty full all summer so you'd be wise to call for a reservation before just showing up. There is nothing elaborate about this campground but its congeniality and the fun you'll have makes it all worthwhile. Our family has spent 3 days there every year for the last 13, and we have our site reserved for 2016. - Penn senior travelers
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Depending on your preference this place is either OK or a nightmare. Take a narrow road to the campground which has a somewhat steep dirt road to a treed area to your spot. The actual spot was roomy and although tight I made it through with a 36' trailer. It is only an extra mile or two from Knoebels campground and way more private and secluded for sure. This is a no frills kinda place. Porta potties and something similar looking that was a shower. That wasn't a problem since we use our own facilities. There was no campground host which only mattered when I tried to find the dump station. 10 minutes and a phone call later I found it. I probably would not camp here again opting for a nearby place with full hookups. If nothing like that was available I might stay here again picking it over the much more crowded and packed looking Knoebels. If you do go make sure you get there from south using All Saints Road. If you come from the north the entrance is a Y and is tight to make without a trailer! - Colorado Kamper
Jul 2015 - $49.00
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. - Camper 1972
Jul 2014 - $47.00
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. - sse
Jun 2014 - $49.00
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. - vince/chestertown
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This park has no pool, cable or WiFi. Obviously it is a park meant to provide accommodations for people going to the amusement park. - mrrlap
Aug 2015 - $45.00
During the Week park was empty, Nice. Weekend came and what a zoo. We stayed along the creek, Big mistake. Narrow sites, the campers next to us had their kids pitch a tent on our sight. Management took care of the issue. Another issue along the creek was the non camper fisherman in for trout season. They were walking through the sites from 5am until 11pm. Would stay next time closer to the office. - doghouse traveler
Jul 2013 - $42.00
Knoebels is one of the best amusement parks anywhere. The rural location, nice and easy pace, pet friendliness and fun old fashioned rides will never go out of style. Even the concessions are reasonably priced. Lake Glory was an OK park. The staff was nice enough, the office and store was well stocked and the new game room was perfect for a family with tweens to teens. The sites where we were placed were not stellar. Back in was easy, hookups were good and only a little leveling was needed. There was no grass though. Our area was nearly all gravel and dirt. We have a rug so it was not too uncomfortable but for the price I desire better. They do offer a very useful shuttle service to the park and a local deer farmer visited with two awesome red bucks. We would have loved to have had the time to visit his farm. Next time we will try a different park closer to Knoebels. - ArEfBee
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is a smaller, family campground, so if you are looking for a huge resort type campground, this isn't your place. Grounds were very well kept. Pool was spotless. Our site had a nice cement pad. Store had just the basics. Large game room. Decent amount of activities. Small playground. If you want a place close to Knoebels and don't want a resort to stay at, this is only 15 minutes away. Electric dropped to 108 volts twice in the 4 days we were there, but the temp was in the high 90's so I can hardly blame the campground. It lasted less than an hour each time, so it wasn't a big deal anyway. Water pressure was great and the hookups were placed perfectly. No cable, and TV antenna reception was nonexistent. WiFi worked great 1 minute, and wouldn't connect the next minute. We would stay here again. - Mike Jh
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We found this campground by searching within distance to Knoebels Park. I was happy to find out they had a site with 50amp service. We arrived 2 hours before check in, and they accommodated with us with no additional fee. The store and campground is small and minimalist. We were directed to our site (# 7) which had a nice double cement pad. Although the electric was labeled as 50amp, it only registered as 30amp in our coach. Water pressure was very varied. Sometimes just dripping from the faucet. Sites were close. The overall feel was very friendly (a lot of seasonals). Our site was in a line closest to the road, which was very loud. There is a drag strip not far away which you can also hear. I would highly recommend choosing another site further into the grounds. The pool is older, but was clean and warm (only 5 ft deep at the max). The playground was weathered.
Overall, it was a nice Mom-n-Pop type of campground. We did not use the restrooms/showers/facilities. Based on the rates and amenities, we will most likely opt for another campground next time we visit. - Crestie Lover
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Facilities were very clean, all the people in the campground were very friendly and polite. The camp store was small but had all the essentials and was very reasonable on prices. The sites were level, easy access, and a little crowded. The picnic table we had was brand news, fire ring was in great shape and in a great location. Our children had many many other kids to play with which made the trip that much more enjoyable for mom and dad. The playground had a couple swingsets and a rock wall that the kids enjoyed. There was a horseshoe pit right in front of the swingset which was clearly marked but it was still kind of a bad place for it. Overall I would highly recommend this campground, its also in perfect driving distance to Knoebels. - Jlrineer
Sep 2014 - $40.00
We stayed during Bloomsburg Fair. Plenty of room,facilities were clean. Not a fancy place but a good campground for a few days. Don't let the entrance or office appearance dissuade you. We will be back next year. - hiker1
Jul 2013 - $38.00
An older park, but everything worked. Good water pressure and good power. We used it as an overnight and it was easy to find and easy to get back on the freeway. No shade for the pull thru sites, but got great satellite signal. We would stay again if traveling through this area. - retiremsgarmy
Sep 2012 - $38.00
First impressions were not great, office was sketchy. Sites were level and easy to get in and out. Wi-Fi okay at our site. Didn't use facilities as they looked dumpy. - chillyvt
May 2016 - $59.00
We wanted to love this place because of all the activities, but it did not click for us, at all. If you smoke and are looking for a campground to party at, then you have found it. If you are looking for something more along the lines of a KOA or Jellystone...keep looking. Smoking was allowed anywhere in the pool area, so there is no getting away from it. The staff would sit at a picnic table right outside the office door and smoke, so you basically had to walk through it to get to the office/camp store. The staff themselves were mostly rude and very short with customers, except for the lady at the pool snack bar...she was very nice. Lots of drinking...everywhere. I am cool with having a couple of beers, heck I home brew, but when you have a pyramid of cans stacked up at the side of the pool next to a 2 gallon jug of frozen margaritas I think it says something about the mindset. The manager claims that barking dogs wont be tolerated, but they don't enforce it. We won't be going back...ever. - direwolf2001
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This would be a 10 rating if the owners were not so greedy. Great place, so much to do onsite, well kept BUT they charge you extra for everything except the pool, water slides, bumper boats, paddle boats, peddle carts all extra, and a lot extra and if you have kids under 12 don't forgot a helmet, o yes, they charge you for helmets. Most of the activities close early as well, somewhere around 5-6pm. I remember years ago this cg didn't milk you for everything. Funny how money changes a person/owner. It will cost you just as much if not more than your campsite fee if you want to enjoy all they offer. - Hitch itch
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Overall we were satisfied with our week stay at Splash Magic. While we won't be running back, we would say the stay was adequate. There were a couple things to take note of.
- This campground is VERY busy. Most of the sites are VERY tight. We actually got lucky and had some of the largest sites there.
- The wrist band/activity fees are extremely steep, especially for the weekend. We had a special package, and if we hadn't we would not have stayed.
- The pool and slides were nice. But the adults here were pretty rowdy and we did not appreciate the smoking that was not only allowed but encouraged with ash trays around the family swimming area.
- Renting a golf cart was a must. The campground is huge and our site was a very long walk from the pool and even farther from the river. We could have driven but the amount of bikes on the road made it next to impossible to get around. The bike rentals are great, but there are bikes everywhere!
- Our sites backed up to the railroad and a factory. We were in a 5th wheel so the noise was not a problem for us. But could be if you are tent camping or in a pop up. The factory works 3rd shift and is noisy at night.
- Speaking of noisy, this campground is a late night campground. LOTS of people up really late. Again, not a problem for us but I could see it could be for others.
- Finally, they are adding a ton of additional campsites. This is going to make the traffic and number of bikes even worse.
I would say it was good for a weekend, but I am afraid that it was so busy that I wouldn't want to be there over the weekend. Things were clean though. - Katie219
Jun 2016 - $42.00
We stayed at this campground for a long weekend. It is right before/after the bridge and the turn in can be tricky depending on the direction of your approach. There is a restaurant that may or may not be affiliated with the campground, but it appeared to only be open for ice cream at the window. The site we had was very tight, but fortunately we had nice neighbors since we really butted up to the site behind us and barely had room to extend our awning and not hit our neighbors on the side. And fortunately again, my son, who was going to have a tent on our site, had to cancel and didn't come. There would have been nowhere to put the tent. Our fire ring was in a spot where we would have had to essentially set up our chairs in our neighbor's site to use it. Mostly seasonal sites in our area. There is a pool, but it seldom had anyone in it. We were right next to the public access boat launch. This was not a problem. The boaters/visitors just parked across the campground road from us on the grass. All the people visiting and living there were friendly. The staff is amazing. Very accommodating and helpful. We did not have kids with us, so cannot comment on family activities. - WMRamblers
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Way back we used to be seasonal Campers there and last year we came back for a week. There were some great improvements made. The new owner tries very hard to bring it back how it was a few years ago. It's clean and a lot of fun, because they have some great weekend entertainment.
Knoebels is not far and I also like the state park right across the street. Great for riding a bicycle. - Heidemarie
May 2015 - $40.00
Wi-Fi worked good. The site I was on had a concrete pad. Water, sewer, and electric all worked as they should. The location for this campground is along the Susquehanna River and next to a state park. Also a great little ice cream shop next door. I'd stay here again. - maineman
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stopped twice once on our way northbound on our second day of traveling and southbound on our way home. Owners were very friendly. We found it the perfect place to stop due to it's proximity to I-81 though as others have mentioned it is a bit steep coming down hill to the entrance but my older Tundra was able to make the descent and climb with ease on both visits. Next time we plan to stay for at least a day to relax and enjoy the pool. - Tom Killackey
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed here for just one night as it is close to I-81. We were very pleased with the look of the place, felt like we were in a state park! Very heavily treed so our site was kept cool in the hot weather. Only 30 amps so you have to be aware of that, but it was a pleasant place to be. We were in a pull-thru that was long enough to leave our toad attached behind our 36' motor home. They have a nice big pool on premise, too. We would come back. - dbcordello
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Heavily wooded in deep valley, hence the extremely steep grade from the Interstate. Staff friendly but no TV or WIFI due to tree coverage. Sites are close. Larger unit may have issues. Good overnight stay going North/South. Just remember grade - steep. - KilaH
Sep 2016 - $24.00
We stayed one night while traveling through the area. The office staff was very pleasant and helpful. We would have appreciated a physical guide to our site as the map was a bit confusing. The park was nicely laid out. Our site was next to a camping cabin and parking was tight, making it a bit difficult to access our site. The park is shady and contained many trees. Many of the sites are on a hill but are relatively level. We did not participate in any of the activities other than walking around on the park roads and trails. It is a park that mainly caters to families with children but is also appropriate for senior adults. We would probably not return only because we do not travel in that direction often. - grandma0942
Aug 2016 - $26.00
First, the good stuff -If you want a campground geared towards young families then this Yogi Bear place is for you. They've got lots of scheduled activities for kids including daily hay rides; very nice pool; playground and more. All the physical amenities in this campground such as the sites, roads, buildings are in terrific condition. The entire campground was very well maintained by a large number of work-camper staff. Even the fire pits are moved and all ashes cleaned immediately after the site is vacated. Many of the sites are shaded by mature trees.
Now the not-so-good stuff - Thee is an huge amount of permanent sites consuming the better locations. Very few pull-thru sites for larger rigs and even less with 50amp. Our 50amp site was back-in with no shade and just gravel. OVERHEAD WIRES were everywhere and low enough to actually drag on top of some tall RV's. We had to have a spotter while maneuvering to our site with our motorhome. We cleared some wires by only inches. One access road was no navigable due to low wires. They really should consider trenching the electrical utilities. Last, we stayed Tuesday thru Thursday. The campground is so well booked on weekends that they try to do all their maintenance during the week. Wednesday was mowing day with noisy mowers until late afternoon. Then, a skid loader was spreading stones and leveling gravel on nearby sites until after 6:00pm making sitting outdoors very annoying. I finally went over and asked the skid loader person what time he intended to quit for the day. He planned on working later but was reasonable enough to stop 15 minutes later. We understand the need to work during the week when sites are available, but we also expect a quiet time for weekday campers, too. The 1/2 mile or so paved access road to the campground is very narrow and full of potholes. We were SO glad not to meet another RV on this road. - homey
Aug 2016 - $26.00
They tried to put us way in the back at site 217, very difficult to back into with all the trees. We went back to the office and went with one of the sites along the creek. No one on either side and close to everything. There was no sewer hook up but we were only there for 1 night. Great activities for the kids, pool closed early so we didn't get a chance to use it. WIFI did not work very good but the price was right with our PA discount. We would stay here again but up close to the front. - dalebonnie