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Lyman Run State Park

Galeton, Pennsylvania


454 Lyman Run Rd
Galeton, Pennsylvania 16922
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 36
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.71602
Longitude: -77.74546

Elevation: 1599' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This state park allows you to get away from everything, especially since there isn't any Verizon cell phone/internet service, only one radio station (at least on scan), or television channels. It is located in a valley with lots of hiking trails and a great beach area on the man-made lake (lots of canoeing).

There are two parks: Lower Campground (sites 20+) is closer to the entrance, on the right, and Daggart Run Campground (sites 1-19) is further back by the beach. Many of the sites will accommodate smaller travel trailers or pop-ups. There are a couple drive-through. Campground entrances are fairly steep and longer trailers may drag, say over 30'. Overall it is very quiet and very dark and perfect for getting the kids away from everything (except the ATVs that are very active within the park). Sites can have tree cover or not depending on site. Sites only have electric (ours had 50/30/20 amp), no water, no sewer. Dump site is only at Lower Campground. There is a potable water spout near the dump site and around the campgrounds. Office staff are very friendly and helpful. Rangers cruised the park on a regular basis. We camped at Lyman Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We went up for the annual Cherry Springs State Park Star Party (Cherry Springs is a "Dark Park") that draws astronomers from all over and they allow the public to look through their high-end telescopes. We also went to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, another state park about 15 miles or 45 minutes, from the park. Well worth the drive especially if you like hiking.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have a big 5th wheel 40 ft, and it was longer because we had our rack down with kayaks. We were in the lower loop, site #20, which is a pull through, and that worked well. The upper loop, Daggett, is not for larger trailers at all; mostly tents and pop-up size sites. Those sites are closer together as well compared to the lower loop which offers more privacy for more sites. On the lower loop, at the end, sites 30, 31, 32 will accommodate larger rigs, as well. There are a couple of other pull-throughs, but they are very close to the road so we didn't think they offered much privacy. The restrooms and shower were very clean and roomy. But, there were no outdoor sinks for tenters to wash their dishes, but they have them at Daggett. This area is really peaceful and remote. Down the road is Cherry Springs State Park, which is where astronomy enthusiasts can set up and really enjoy the darkest night sky in Pennsylvania. Lyman Run is a great base to use to camp, and then just head 5 miles down the road to Cherry Springs and take in the stars. The Lyman Run reservoir is really nice, electric motors only. We enjoyed kayaking. Rentals are available as is mooring of your boat. Lots of fishing (crappies, bass, blue gills, trout) in the reservoir, along the spillway, and the run itself. The beach is very sandy and nice for families, as is the concession stand with reasonable prices for food, ice, and camp wood. Off the grid, so forget about Internet and cell coverage is spotty--but really, isn't that why we come to places like this? We camped at Lyman Run State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Small town of Galeton, about 7 miles away for fuel, food, etc.--but no large stores there.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here to visit the observation field at Cherry Springs. This park helped because the ranger station at the park is the same one for cherry springs so we got weather updates and visibility reports. There is No cell service or TV signal in this park which made the ranger station that much more useful when planning our nightly trip to stargaze. The bathrooms were clean and the ranger was helpful. We will definitely stay here again. Even though the sites are small we had no issue maneuvering around the campground or setting up in the site. We camped at Lyman Run State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14 daggett run
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure you take what you need the stores in town all close early. Most around 8 pm even on weekends.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

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.

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