10 RV Parks near Emlenton, Pennsylvania
Jul 2017 - $36.00
I called Gaslight campground the day before I planned to arrive to reserve a campsite. I reserved a 50 amp pull through site. At check in I was told no credit cards accepted because their machine was broke, cash only. That was a problem for me because I use credit cards. I accrued atm fees, but payed in cash. I was escorted to my site, leveled my trailer, put out my 3 slides, and started to plug in. Discovered my electric receptacle was 30 amp, wore out and corroded. (no electric service). I informed the campground office, and was told to move to another site. A lot of work moving and resetting up twice, which was not easy due to unlevelness of both sites, requiring extensive blocking up. My new site had dog poop from loose roaming dogs. Loose dirt, little gravel, sloped over 4 inches side to side. Amongst (pipe-line workers) staying there. Needless to say I left very early the next morning.... ASAP ! - _RAY_
Jun 2017 - $50.00
The lady at the desk takes cash only. Keep up with your receipts, she will try and get you to pay again. The water goes off all the time and it is very dirty we had to constantly change our filters. The pool had dead snake in it 3 different days and the pool is open to the whole town and is always dirty. They don't mow very often. This campground was horrible and I have been in some rough places we travel for work so I have stayed all over the US. We will not be back at this place.
Don't go here the campground. Website is not updated. This campground needs a lot of work - kris1
May 2017 - $36.00
The best things about this campground are the location right off I-80, and the reasonable cost. The office and surrounding area were very messy, stuff everywhere. The roads are rutted and full of potholes. The sites are very unlevel. Nearly every RV has boards under one side to get level and many sites are not level front to back. Sewer connection higher than our sewer opening. Had to move rig to dump.
We were told they had a new wifi system and the owner who checked us in said she would bring us a card with the password shortly. Two days later we still haven't seen it. Water is rusty and water pressure isn't great. We asked for 50 amp but were given a 30 amp site. Power was steady and strong. Verizon cell and data service were very good. - John and Carol
Jul 2017 - $45.00
First, I'm only writing this review because we based our decision to spend the weekend at this resort based on the reviews we read on this place and NONE of them were a clear indication of what we experienced once there. The price for this place and the shape of the "weekender" sites are shameful. I have stayed in nicer state parks. We were in the 300/400 section and not only did our site not have any gravel (you could tell at one time there used to be some) but we were left to try and level our RV with the ruts that were left in the ground from the previous campers. There was also a tent in the site directly behind us that was so far back that it was over into our site and we could not open the back of our camper. When we cooked dinner we literally could touch their tent. But in all honesty, it wasn't their fault, they were put on a full hookup site that looks like it used to be a parking space and the only patch of grass they could put their tent on was on our site! The sites were definitely not big rig friendly as a fellow weekender found out and had his large (very expensive looking) rig stuck twice trying to back into a grass spot. They finally left after having to be towed out TWICE! As we were setting up we notice we have NO picnic table. Their map clearly states that every site would have a picnic table and if you want an extra table it would be a $2 charge. Not only did we not have a table but the 4 sites around us didn't have one as well. As a previous "reviewer" stated there is a HUGE number of golf carts and the speeding golf carts with pre teens/teenagers screaming and yelling at all hours of the night was unbelievable. When we made our reservation we asked for a site near the playground since we are a family of 4 with little kids. They assured me that we were the closest we could get to their "big playground". The 1970's metal playground was a hike and bordered I-80. I will add photos but there was NOTHING my 2 years could play on at this play ground. - Jdrazick
Jul 2017 - $41.00
Overnight stay in 26 ft motorhome, no toad. 417 was extra long site. Recent rains made for slightly mushy parking conditions. Large A nearby sunk into turf and needed help getting out before he even parked. Office staff very helpful, numerous amenities. Pizza at pool area very cheesy and good after long trip. - Juddyb
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Before staying, I had read the reviews about all the golf cart traffic and dismissed them since the reviews were old. But nothing has changed. We could not go more than 90 seconds without a golf cart whizzing by. Many were driven by underage children. The traffic continued past quiet hours. This was off season so I can't even imagine how bad it is during peak. There is lots of road noise from I-80, but it seemed to be quieter at night and on the weekend. Only half the pond is accessible shore line and you feel like you are in the backyard of the permanent sites. You have to back in sites 66-58. The permanent sites across the road have fences and other barriers up that you have to maneuver around to get in site. Our TT is 24ft and we where across from a side road so we could easily back in, but the people in sites around us in bigger rigs had a heck of a time backing in. There was lots of room to walk the dogs. The view from on top the hill near the entrance is amazing! - JillaRoo
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Large grassy field with W/E hookups, a dump station and a bath house with toilets, sinks and showers. Simple but clean and well kept, and very inexpensive. Close to highway I-80. The only cons - the field wasn't leveled. - TeamGC
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
Sep 2017 - $72.00
This is as nice a Jellystone park as you will ever find. The staff is friendly, the grounds are woodsy, and sites reasonably level and large. Lots of organized activities for those who want them. - LarryJohnston
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
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Park was extremely clean and neat. The owners could not have been more accommodating. We arrived after hours, calling them from I-80 to see if they had room for an overnight. We were advised to to pull up in front of the office and wait. (We drove by their house as we approached the office). They led us to our site and made certain we were satisfied and could get settled on our own. While the rest rooms/showers were "rustic," they were well-built and clean. The grounds were very well kept. The spaces were level--which took some effort during construction because the park is located on the side of a hill. There is an upper and lower level. Upper seemed to have more shade trees among the camps, while the lower level, although surrounded by trees, was pretty much open in the center, where we parked. Getting there was an easy drive from I-80. I did, however, drive (slightly) past the entrance because the park sign was only painted on the opposite side. A minor oversight, quickly forgotten by the warm welcome. - Racer and Friend
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Ask for a level site. They said all sites were level! Ours certainly was not. We were tired and just slept falling to the right. Laundry is on a covered porch. Restrooms and showers are clean but, rustic/archaic. WIFI is NOT free! Each connection was about $4 per night. Did not do it! And do not like being misled. No cable or air TV. Yes, in the woods and very hilly, if you desire that type of camp. - Sir_Charles395
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
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
Jun 2017 - $25.00
Camp here frequently. Nice little lake. Walking/hiking trails are not well tended. If you are not super picky it's easy to find sites even last minute. Bathrooms are decent. Has a beach but I have not used. Good to kayak on lake. - The Hoeys
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
Aug 2017 - $55.00
Went for Civil War Re-enactment. Won't go back. Park employees do not enforce any of the rules they list. Dogs are left alone in campers all day to bark, and kids are riding their bikes after dark. So glad no child was hit because no one drives the 7 mile an hour speed limit. Park staff was told about a dog that had a woman and her dog on the ground and the staff never bothered to do anything about it. Boy Scouts were camped there this weekend and you could not ask for better kids. Too bad the ones running around at 11:30pm weren't as good. - shell5
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
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 2017 - $55.00
Very clean park, friendly staff. Lots of weekend activities. Well kept pool and play areas. Work out equipment inside and out. Nice level sites, easy navigation. Big rig friendly all the way in from interstate. Typical KOA. Would return if in area. AT&T service good. - On the way
Jun 2017 - $49.00
Beautiful, it was June so all the many lilies were in bloom. Level sites, full hook-up, fire pit, patio table. Showers were good, laundry room in office so it remains clean and well attended. Staff nice, trash pickup throughout the day. Majority of sites were for permanents, but very well maintained. Some upgraded sites had patio tables with umbrellas, gliders and decks. The cabins had hanging baskets and the lawn was kept cut; tall trees, pool, shade and space between the sites. I think this is one of the nicer KOAs. One grocery store in town but it is a good one. We are traveling for 4 months and stay in all types of campsites. I am not sure why anyone could complain about this site. - oliver quibble
Jun 2017 - $57.00
This is a really really nice park. One of the very best we have stayed in on this trip. Beautifully maintained and extremely clean. The price we paid was for an extra long 50 amp site. Really long and sites are wide and level. Great power wifi and cable. Beautiful pool and store. Attentive staff. Nice treed areas. Great little dog park. Would definitely stay here again. - Landee2