7.5 Good
     
Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Knoebels Amusement Resort

Elysburg, Pennsylvania



Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Phone: (570) 672-9555

Sites: 500
Recent Rate: $51 7/2016

Latitude: 40.87666059993
Longitude: -76.504948139191

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Klondike section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
BT18
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: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Our again enjoyed ourselves on our return visit to Knoebels. You can enter the amusement 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 slightly hilly. Staff was professional, friendly and experienced on how a campground should be run. Campground store was well stocked. Lots of younger camping families here but 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. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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: 58
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground for visiting the amusement park, electric only with a water fill station and dump when you leave. Very helpful and friendly people here. The only down side is they like to clean the bath houses during the busy use time in the morning, feel they should wait maybe another hour or so. It's nice to be so close to the park to either walk or take the shuttle there. Will return. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the place to stay if you are there for the amusement park, which is one of the best parks in the country. It is literally next to the amusement park. As for the campground itself, there is much to be desired. It is very pricey for a site that has only electric hook-ups and no wifi. Sites can be tight and not very level, but there are larger sites in the back field part of the campground. The bath houses are kept very clean, they have a nice, well stocked store, and very friendly staff. The park is not gated, so you can go in and walk around in the morning and watch it wake up, so to speak. They also offer breakfast ($) in the park. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The International Food Court in the park offers breakfast for the campers. It is well priced and very good.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Let me start by saying we really enjoyed our stay here. Geography at the campground was moderately to heavily wooded and slightly hilly. Roads that we noticed 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 not level either. Our power box was in good working order but there is no water hookups at any of the campground sites though there is water filling stations when you enter the campground. In addition, no 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. No Wi-Fi but okay signal on our Verizon cell phone. Dog friendly campground. Staff was professional and friendly. Campground store was small but had all the essentials. Our location at the campground was on the far side away from the amusement park but with the park bus service making rounds every 15 minutes meant no walking to the park, which made everything very convenient . Lots of younger camping families here but found everyone very respectful. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Used this as a base camp to use the Amusement Park and other area attractions. The sites can range from good sized to small. I think we got the most unlevel site in the park, though (C-1). The sites in the older section of the park seemed to be bigger than in the newer section (Canadian Provinces). Restrooms and showers were clean, but dated, and no paper towels or hand dryers in the restrooms for whatever reason. It gets VERY busy on the weekends, but they patrol constantly and the noise levels are kept to a minimum. We would stay here again. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at the campground several times over the past several years. Every time has been as pleasant as the last. Our kids love the amusement park and we can appreciate the free admission since we don't usually have the chance to get on the rides ourselves. We save a ton over visiting the other big amusement parks in the area. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 135
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This large campground is adjacent to Knoebels Amusement Park, which is a family-friendly old style amusement park, with no admission charge, and reasonable prices for rides and food. The campground has electric hookups only, but there are several water fill spots at the entrance, and a few dump stations on the property. The campground is wooded, some sites may present leveling issues, and the trees may present issues for larger rigs. There is frequent shuttle service to the amusement park, although it isn't too far to walk. Restrooms are rustic, but adequate. Reservations are a must, especially on weekends. The fee is high, considering minimum hookups, no cable and no antenna access, but how many campgrounds provide a really cool amusement park on the premises? We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I gave this a high rating, not because the campsites are great, but for other reasons. 1) Campsites are nice but there is no water or sewer. 2) 50 amp, no power issues ever (14 years here). 3) Flat rate for campsite, with NO (!) guest charges. They don't nickel and dime you (with friends and family, 14 people at 2 sites). 4) Camp workers are nice and helpful with no hassles. 5) Constant shuttle running to park. 6) The amusement park is very cheap. Food is very good and reasonable. Park is dog friendly. (Took ours on some rides.) 7) No admission to park. All these things add to a great time at Knoebel's. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This our 8th annual trip to Knobels Campground. This is the first time we stayed in the back of the park (Klondike section). Although we didn't want to be back that far, we loved it, despite the walk. This area is nice and quiet, shady and spacious and the rollercoaster isn't heard the entire time. We had 6 teenagers with us and even had room for one small 3-man tent. They have a "fun" bus that does travel through the campground to shuttle you to the front of the campground near the park entrance and it comes by fairly often. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Second year in a row camping here and this was better than last. We decided to come during the week and it worked out for us. Not as crowded as the weekends and a lot quieter. Had a great site with plenty of shade and a short walk to the bathrooms. Grounds were clean as well as the bathrooms and showers. Great place to stay when coming to the amusement park. As I stated in my review last year, there are wash sinks for dishes which was nice. The security is good, they were walking around or driving by most of the night to get the noise quieted down. Convenience to the park is great, camp store is well stocked and the people working here are very friendly. There are water hoses when you enter the park to fill up if need be, but the line gets long at check in. The American Section is good for tents, pop ups and smaller trailers and the Canadian Provinces sites seem easier for the bigger rigs to get into, but less shade. They also have cabins on site. Overall a decent place to stay to go to the amusement park and we will stay here again next year. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Fourth year in a row of camping at Knoebels and we love it! It is a family friendly campground, amusement park and water park. When you don't feel like cooking, you buy great food at reasonable prices at the amusement park. Pet-friendly. The staff is always friendly and attentive. This year friends of ours even had a medical emergency. 911 was called and Knoebels was notified via the paramedics. Knoebels had an EMT on staff even though it was before park hours. She was there before the ambulance and was very capable. Later she even stopped by to check up on the status of the patient. Knoebels is the perfect place for families with young children through mid-teenage years. Very affordable with a warm staff. Large sinks for dish washing are available as well as laundry facilities. Just realize we call it 'city camping', definitely not private sites. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First time for us at this park and we loved it. Staff was super friendly both in the campground and in the park. Clean showers and very large. Sites were pretty level. We stayed on "Prince Edward Island" and we loved it. Nice that you can walk to the park and don't have to worry about driving or catching a shuttle. Dump station was nicely located and they had two in the same section so you did not feel rushed. Pool is huge and clean. Kids had a blast. We will be making this a yearly visit for sure. We camped at Knoebels Amusement Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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