10 Parks near Emlenton, Pennsylvania
Aug 2016 - $36.00
This campground was selected as it is close to the freeway and easy off and on. Previous reviews didn't lend much optimism about Gaslight and many issues previously described are still issues.
The check in was handled by the owner and she was very pleasant and efficient. The office was a bit tired with a few video game machines and a pool table but everything was clean and tidy. The road to the site (which she provided an escort to) was in need of a resurfacing as it had a few potholes and some washboarding.
The site itself was a little challenging to level but with some jockeying back and forth we managed to find a suitable spot. Additionally the site surface was very large gravel which probably would be problematic if you used jacks.
We didn't have any issues with the 50 amp service and did not use the water per other reviews. One thing we expected was a bit of partying as it was a Saturday night, but the campground was very respectful and at 11:00 pm it was quiet hour: and it was quiet. - skiddy
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Last time we stayed here was 2005 when the new owners took over. Campground is much nicer now. Camped here with our grandkids. Saltwater pool was clean and refreshing, sites are not level but not that bad to level considering we do not have levelers on our RV. Bath rooms and shower areas were super clean. Have to pay for WiFi. Close to 80 but didn't hear highway traffic. Game room had a good selection of arcade games, pool table with juke box that the grandkids enjoyed playing. This was a weekday so there were no events scheduled for children. Camp store had basic RV supplies, condiments but most of all...plenty of ice cream to keep hubby and grandkids happy. We will camp here again when in the vicinity. - carol
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Park has rusty water that comes out of your faucets so don't fill your tank! Listing makes it seem like the WiFi is free, but there's a charge. High rate for the type of park it is. Sites not level and hard to get your rig to level. - Sondkr
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Very clean facilities and, contrary to a couple of reviews, the staff are quite friendly. It is right off I-80 and easily accessible, although the roads are often narrow depending on the part of the campground you are in. The majority of sites are seasonal and most seasonal campers are friendly.
The issue is the teenage population who run unchecked in their parents' golf carts at all hours. On the whole, they are loud, reckless, and drive without concern for those walking along the road and have nearly run me down on two occasions. This stands to ruin an otherwise awesome place and I really hope they can get this under control. Clean pool with lifeguards, passable 18 hole golf course, snack bar, game room and close proximity to Clarion, PA and Cooks Forest. - HmmHaah
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Too many golf carts running around! - kmradebach
Jun 2014 - $41.00
It took us three different sites to find one that was somewhat level. We asked if they had a hot tub, were told yes. Well they have one but the water was cold. Now we have to ask if they have a hot tub hot. We would not camp here again. - User1608
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Electric is 30a only. Most of the power boxes are old but useable. Sewer good. Water @ 40psi. No Wi-Fi. AT&T Cell Phone ok. AT&T Air Card not very good. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card very good better than expected. No Cable. Sites are in an open grass field. Site Size open with plenty of room to park tow vehicle. Site have plenty of room between them. Road to park is asphalt and narrow. Long way from highway. Didn't use Restrooms but all the fulltime tenants use them. Don't know if there is a Laundry. Long term tenants are around the outside edge and are clean and tidy. DirecTV Satellite is easy access. No Discounts. I made Payment in cash. $20 per night plus $3 if you use air conditioner. This may not be the park for everyone. It had rained hard the night before I got there and had no problem pulling thru to get to a site even though it is all grass. It is off the beaten path and very quite. Lots of open space to walk your dog. If you are there on the right days they have a dirt race track that would be fun to watch. It rained to much for a race when I was there so they did not hold any races. The other park in the area is not as great as indicated and I would very much like to stay here than the other one. - TXBobcat
Aug 2013 - $20.00
The sites are large and level. The whole area is all grass and well kept up. There are some mobile homes and seasonal campers, but everything is very neat. It is very quiet there at night. I came and stayed for the races on Sunday night at Sportsman's Speedway which is right across the street and owned by the same people that own the campground. - mrracechaser
Aug 2016 - $37.00
This has just become our favorite (close to home) park. Paved roads, large level gravel sites, nice pool, good playground, excellent mini-golf course. Staff was very friendly and helpful; we were escorted to our site and given help to get backed in since they don't have pull-thru sites. All hook-ups worked well although the water outlet was rather far from the site; we had to use our 50' hose to get connected. The wifi worked well and we were able to get a lot of channels off the antenna. Their dog park had ramps and tunnels and other obstacles which our pups enjoyed much more than just a bare lot to sniff around in. They were constantly working to maintain and improve the sites, although the park was already in excellent condition. There were almost constant activities scheduled for the kids and, even though participation was low during the week, they still put them on. My only slight complaint - and the only reason I didn't give them a 10 -was a $15 charge for a wrist band to use the jump pads, mini-golf and bike rental. If you only have one child, the free mini-golf was pretty much useless and she had her own bike so it came down to too much money for a couple of minutes on the jump pad. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. - SandyA
Jun 2016 - $58.00
Pride in ownership everywhere you look. The Quiqley family really knows how to run a campground. Bathrooms are spotless; every time I used the restroom it looked like I was the first one to use it after being cleaned. The facilities are exceptionally well maintained. Camp store is quite extensive. The kids had an absolute blast; between the visits with Yogi Bear and all sorts of activities and crafts, no one was ever bored. The staff was very friendly; special shout-out to Miss Cathi (from Texas) and the wonderful treatment she gave my kids. Would not hesitate to visit again even though it is a long drive from our home in Indiana. We spoke with several repeat / seasonal campers (btw, seasonal campsites were very well maintained, not dumpy looking like at some parks) who all voiced the same happiness with this place. It's no wonder they have so many repeat customers. If there was one improvement I could offer, it would be to expand the swimming pool and add a splash pad; word is the owner is considering doing something like that in the future. - Fdwt994
Oct 2014 - $55.00
We stayed here for their Halloween celebration. They had trick-or-treating for the kids and a haunted pavilion. This park always amazes. We camped in the overflow area and our site was level and spacious. We will definitely be back. - Trinket
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
Jul 2016 - $35.00
New owners are trying to improve this park. Lots of older seasonal rigs here. Narrow roads. FHU, 30amp, gravel mostly shaded. Playground (small). Very friendly people invited us to the ice cream social & barn fire. Escorted to site. - jcpjane
Oct 2015 - $27.00
We chose this park because it was listed as a Passport America park which allowed the weekend discount rate during the month of October. It is also an Escapees park which offers a 50% discount. The owner would not honor EITHER of them! It was very frustrating that I had it in writing from both PA & Escapees but she claimed they were 'wrong'. Getting into the park is a narrow turn and then down a VERY steep hill to get to the lower level where they put the weekenders and transients. The sites were so close together you could hear your neighbor sneeze inside of their trailer. No WiFi or antennae tv. We would probably not stay here again. - RunAroundSue
Sep 2011 - $20.00
This is an Airstream-only park run by a non-profit organization. About 20 sites are available for transient visitors; the rest are occupied by leaseholders. Annual leases are about $600 per year. Non-Airstream owners are welcome as guests of residents or Airstream transient visitors. The transient area is open with little shade, while all other sites are heavily shaded. Verizon doesn't work here but AT&T does. Wi-Fi reaches most of the park. The park is about 4 miles from Interstate 80 near Clarion PA. - silvertube
Aug 2013 - $15.00
This place is absolutely gorgeous and a hidden gem that doesn't seem to be listed on any of the websites we checked. We stopped in the area a few weeks earlier to ride the awesome bike trails and stayed at another campground that was no comparison to this one and it was full. We were one of very few camping here and could not believe it. The campground looks like a state park, only better than many. The lake is beautiful and has a huge swimming area although closed the days we were here because it was the end of the season. The mountains are riddled with hiking trails and the Oil Creek Bike Trail, the Samuel Justus Bike Trail and the Allegheny Bike trail (all paved and rails to trails) are within a few minutes drive to a trail head. We were here short term to ride the trails, but if we were looking for a place to stay awhile, this would be it. We camped near the office just because we didn't have AT&T cell signal for data and wanted to use wi-fi and also wanted a view of the lake since it was so quiet. We were able to extend the wi-fi signal using our Ralink antenna from the office to our motorhome. Most of the sites were in the wooded areas and cozy. They seemed to be level. We would definitely return. - busyteach
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
Sep 2014 - $43.00
Wonderful campground with friendly staff, stayed here on their Christmas weekend and was impressed with the effort put in for everyone to enjoy. Close to Cook Forest and plenty of activities going on with a nice Putt-putt course. Nice sites in a partially wooded setting, looking forward to a return trip next year. - fil564
Aug 2012 - $35.00
This campground was OK overall. Beautiful location and scenery. Clean Friendly staff. Decent game room. Mostly seasonal and pipeline workers staying there (very few weekend campers). Paddle boat and row boat were out of service. No activities planned the weekend we were there. Early morning heavy equipment noise from nearby strip mine. Lake "beach" was overgrown and not enticing (they are adding a pool this year, though) - Jmark7
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Nice clean KOA. Clean outdoor pool, store well stocked. Laundry located in store was good price ($2/wash & .75 dried a medium load). Exercise equipment nice. For some reason television went out and then just one channel worked the last two days of our stay. Some rain. No heavy storms. Grass extremely high at pond and throughout property. Huge yellow jacket nest at entry of women's bathroom. Staff said they have been trying to get rid of it for two weeks. Apparently calling in professional pest control is not an option? - eliterror
Aug 2016 - $51.00
Every time we stay here the place looks better. The sites have plenty of room. - piclif
Aug 2016 - $49.00
We stayed for one night as part of a longer road trip. The sites were close together, but shaded. The staff was friendly, and we enjoyed using the heated pool at the end of a long travel day. - beccaf1970