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Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Lyman Run State Park is a park with a lot of promise, but, even though I enjoyed our stay, it falls short on a number of areas. The campground is split into two areas about a mile apart, Dagget Run and Lower Campground. Dagget Run is a long narrow area tucked into a crease in the mountain. It can accommodate good sized rigs in about half the spaces. The campground loop road is not paved and therefore, camping near the front brings quite a lot of dust and noise from traffic, even though it's a small park. The Lower Campground, also gravel, is more spread out on a hillside and seems to have more larger spaces, but access and turns sometimes require some creative solutions. Not impossible, just interesting. Lower Campground also contains the dump station, which was minimal, but seems adequate for the size of park. Bath houses are fairly new and in are very nice. PA's updates are coming along nicely in this area. Most campground bath houses we've been to are nicer than mine at home. There is a small beach at the lake and several trails for hiking. This is a pretty mountainous area of the state and travel with larger vehicles can be challenging at times. Beware: as of now, there are two main roads into this park and neither is RV friendly, as maintenance is on-going, both from Galeton and Cherry Springs. 20 mph is the rule of the day and broken asphalt and potholes are the norm for about 10 miles of road. If you value your alignment, take your time. I suspect this situation will be rectified in the near future judging from the activity we witnessed. The concessions for snack bar and boat rental are substandard, and when the crowds come in, expect to be disappointed if you want a boat or burger. They seem to be run by less-than-attentive teens who lack basic communication/sales skills, and aren't really concerned with customer satisfaction. We started hiking one of the trails, which was very picturesque, but soon ran out of blazes and trail. Apparently budget cut-backs have caused trails to grow shut due to lack of maintenance? The other big draw to Lyman is the ATV trails which seem to get plenty of use. I wouldn't call it a nuisance, but you are definitely aware that lots of people are using the trails throughout the day. Kind of made me wish we had one. If absolute peace and quiet are at the top of your list, this isn't the park for you. All in all, we had a very nice stay and I would go back, but probably not at the very top of my list. We do only state parks and there are many others that rate slightly higher and many more that we've yet to visit. We camped at Lyman Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
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