7 Parks near Howard, Pennsylvania
Oct 2015 - $55.00
Some nice features. The bathrooms are very nice. There is a bathhouse at each end of the campground, the upper one looks new, and the lower one is older but very nice. No issues with hot water, and it was very clean. If think making a same day reservation could be difficult, as the office is open a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours in the evening and do not answer the phone during any other time of day. We have a fairly small trailer, at 20 feet. We had no issues with our site which are set up on almost terraced roads. I did see some larger RVs sticking out into the road though as some sites are not as deep as others. The higher priced sites with fire pits and patios or the pull-though sites have more space, while the back-in sites are more like parking spaces. Some of the tent sites were very nice, grassy and private, and some of the smaller sites in the back of the campground also looked very treed and private. They have a nice looking pool although it had already closed for the season, a small dog park, and volley ball, and play grounds. I would defintely stay again but be very careful about site choice. - TBrams
Sep 2015 - $38.00
Stayed overnight in site11 and had no difficulty leveling as other reviewers experienced. Clean, large campground, easy in and out off route 80. - susie-q
Sep 2015 - $58.00
We prefer KOA Kampgrounds for overnights, and are KOA card holders. This particular KOA is entirely on a steep hill. The spacing between sites is extremely close. In fact, on our door side, where there is a concrete slab with a bench at the rear of the site, our neighbor's sewer hose ran to their connection in the middle of our lounging area. Their water hose completely crossed our site to the shared spigot. To our "street" side, the vacant spot next to us was in constant use by campers going down to the pool or office, night and day, loud conversations and yelling kids. In fact, most of the spots in the first row have "trails" behind them leading below. I would not recommend camping in either sites 9 or 11 because of the unofficial "path" to the pool. And site 10 is the "path" itself. The park seemed to be dominated by families with kids at Penn State, and may well be its primary use. There is no other attraction to Bellefonte, and really no reason to visit that I can see. I would have preferred a no-name, unkempt and deserted park to being in this park overnight. - Pdx discovery
Jul 2016 - $49.00
I gave a 9 rating and would have made it a 10 but for one thing: the WIFI. It was useless most of the 2 days we were at the park. We have a Verizon hotspot but those gigabytes go fast. With better WIFI, this would be a nice place to spend a few days. RV parks don't seem to understand how important WIFI is. We don't use any of rv park facilities like swimming pool or restrooms/showers and would gladly trade them for good WIFI.
Other than that, its a very nice park with spacious sites and nice landscaping. It was very hot or I'd have taken a long walk with the dog. Very nice management. Location is very good, only about a mile from Rte 80 and easy roads to get to the camp. Everything but the WIFI worked well. - UllaPool
Aug 2015 - $57.00
This could be one of the best campgrounds around PA. It's big, has nice treed areas to camp, fire rings, lots of places to walk, pet friendly ,
They are a little too laid back for our liking, when we arrived, the office was closed( early afternoon) a sign on the door said. Call this number, we did.. 4 times, goes to voice mail.. After driving around and walking around looking for someone to check us in, we decided to just pick a site and get settled. We did have a reservation for a one week stay. 2 hours later a lady shows up at our door and we eventually got checked in.
If you have trouble walking, do not stay here, the rv sites are on hilled terraces; very pretty, but hard to walk up and down the hills to the office.
The camp ground offers free mini golf and a water splash area, neither in good shape.
They keep horses ( no riding), rabbits, and a play ground. But, it all needs some tender love and lots of care; the owners are really trying to get it all together, and with time and a lot of work they might do it.
They have been trying to get a "store" up and running for the past three years, but there is still no store.
Overall, we would stay at Gram and Paps Fort Bellemonte again. The people are very nice. - Audrey Dunton
Jul 2015 - $48.00
Called for reservations and asked for a level pull thru long enough to hold our 45' motorhome. Was told they would put us in site 69 that will be fine--nice and level and would not require us to unhook our car. When we got there we got there given sight 65 which was plenty long enough but had a severe slope toward the front. Had to use 4" of blocks to get level and had to unhook the car to do that. Water connection was on the wrong side of the site and the electric box had a big posting that said to not shut off the circuit breaker. Not what we expected for the price. - DaDoSA
Jul 2012 - $21.00
This was our first trip to this park and it was well worth it. The campground is nice with almost all sites having at least partial shade. Some sites are a little too close together for our liking, but not many. The campground and beach have modern, clean restrooms and showers and each shower house also has coin-op laundry. There are a good number of pet sites and, from what we saw, there are no restrictions on where pets may be walked in the campground. The beach and campground store, which also serves some food, are within walking distance of the campground. The sandy beach is well maintained, having been combed each morning during our stay. There are no lifeguards on duty at any time. The park has quite a few trails, but the only one we walked was the bog trail. That is part trail, part boardwalk along the lake shore and through the sphagnum moss bogs which surround the lake and give its water a "weak tea" look. As another reviewed said, the road coming into the park is narrow and steep with one especially sharp turn. But, the park is in the mountains of north-central Pennsylvania! The road coming from Philipsburg and RT 322 is much better than Beaver Road from US 220. We will definitely be back to this state park! - JEH412
Oct 2010 - $22.00
This is a nice enough park, but is a bear to get to and is not recommended for a simple overnight stay. The road into and out of the park is pretty steep and hard for a larger RV. Maneuvering in the campground is also rather tight. When we were there (off season) the lake was down quite a bit, making it not as attractive. When we went by the park office the attendant made us wait while she finished some paperwork before she would talk with us. Not the best customer service, but not a really big deal. The rate reflects off-season and senior discount. Do note that the pet sites cost more even if you do not have a pet. We would probably not stay there again. - TheJim
Jun 2007 - $17.00
My kids (ages 12 and 15) absolutely love this park! The campground is close enough to swimming and fishing that they can walk or ride bikes. This is a state park, so all that is available is water as far as hookups, but the location and surrounding activities make it awesome. The rangers patrol on foot at night and passed several times that I saw. The sites are very spacious and in some cases secluded. - eznuff
Jul 2012 - $41.00
There is no cable TV nor can you get any channels with antenna, and I have a Jack antenna. If you like being in the woods this may work for you. I've paid a lot less for nicer campgrounds with more services available. I would plan to stay elsewhere if coming through this area again. On the plus side, the guy at the desk who I assumed was the owner, was friendly and helpful. - Rrloren
Aug 2011 - $39.00
Man at the desk put me on a site with 6 inch pitch from back to front. Claimed it was the last site available. There were 5 other sites that were more level and empty. 39 dollars for water and electric. Packed in like sardines, highway traffic (next to interstate 80) very noisy. Extra charges for electric. Sites not very level overall, there are a couple that they have poured concrete pads on and that maybe for seasonals. Wi-Fi router kept resetting every 10 minutes. I will not be back. - BiGKaT
Aug 2009 - $34.00
The owners of this campground are super: they went out of their way to help us when our trailer broke down 3 miles from the camp. We stayed here for 4 nights and used this as our homebase for day trips. Our kids enjoyed the pool, mini golf and playground. - sssunshine
Oct 2015 - $35.00
The campground has some nice features. The bathrooms were a little old but very clean with pleasant touches and toasty warm with the cold temps outside. I would have rated the campground much higher, but for location. Our site was about 40 feet from a highway and we were in a hybrid trailer. The truck traffic on the highway was nonstop all night and unbearable. At times the camper actually vibrated from the noise. I suspect the noise would be dampened if you were in a hard walled RV, but I would still suggest asking to stay as far from the road as possible. We left after one night. As for other aspects, the sight was wide, almost level so not much correction needed. As for the look of the campground, it looks nice, lots of tree, pine needles etc. - TBrams
Apr 2013 - $38.00
We used this CG as an overnight, and it was all we needed! It was simple, nothing fancy, but a level site, quiet and a decent shower house. Would not come here to vacation, but as a one night stop you couldn't ask for more. Even had a host take us right to our site! - Spmalloy
Sep 2010 - $40.00
My rating would be a point or two higher if our group had been clearly told what to expect when we made our reservations. We were told there are 50a sites with full hookups. There are, but VERY few w/sewer and even fewer w/50a. "Sewer service" (ie. honey wagon provided as needed) is OK, but it is NOT the same as having a sewer connection. Most sites cannot receive satellite TV due to heavy tree cover, local OTA TV is extremely limited and the campground is wired for CATV but CATV is not available. Water pressure was extremely low. We have a 40' motorhome and were parked on an unlevel tent site requiring significant blocking up on one corner. Our 30a electrical outlet had barely usable voltage around 108-109v most of the time, low enough to cause possible damage to electronics, AC, etc. I understand the campground is under new ownership and the couple on site was very friendly and helpful face to face. But this campground was far below what we were led to expect would be available to us. In addition to the problems with RV sites, we had to hold our meetings off-site in Centre Hall because the available "meeting space" was a small open air pavilion, not at all usable for other than small social activities. All said and done, we paid a premium price for marginal facilities. I doubt any of our group will be back. - AFChap
Sep 2012 - $25.00
I had a rally here. Some of our coaches were 45 feet. We all parked on the grass and had 50 amp hookups with water. There is a dump on the fairgrounds. Area wonderful for site seeing and Nittany Inn super for dinner. Management and maintenance very helpful and cooperative. We stayed 3 nights. - Peter K
Sep 2010 - $25.00
We were here with a group, but they do take individual RVers also. There are limited full-hookup sites, but there is a dump station. Typical fairground amenities w/grass sites, etc. Excellent voltage on 30 amp outlets. VERY HIGH water pressure (110psi on my gauge) and many of our folks experience water hose blow-outs. They do have bath houses but not close to the area where they would normally park over-nighters. Easy access and small town environment. We would return if in the area. - AFChap