25 Parks near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Aug 2006 - $32.00
Beautiful wooded campground in a county park along a lake. No hookups - primarily tent sites and rustic cabins. Anything bigger than a pop-up wouldn't fit due to most sites being heavily wooded and rocky. If you don't mind roughing it this is a great place to go for fishing, lake swimming, and boating. Highly recommend it! The quaint shops and cafes of Jim Thorpe are only 5 minutes down the mountain. - Jeannette
May 2016 - $60.00
Our site was shaded, not level, very small and not maintained. Roads are narrow and not clearly defined, hard to navigate. Lost electric 3 occasions.
Owners were pleasant. Would not camp here again. - dkiefer
May 2016 - $51.00
It is pretty much the only game in town, campground-wise. Good location with proximity to Jim Thorpe town, mtn. biking, ATV riding, whitewater rafting. Campground looks pretty much unchanged over the past 30 years--and as I've been going to JThorpe for 30 years, can confirm it's not much different. It's "rustic", but passable. It's not a "resort" by any stretch, or even close to KOA standards, but it gets the job done. Best attributes are what's around it--streams, mtns, J Thorpe, and all it offers. - jmelaw
Apr 2016 - $36.00
Wonderful folks operating this campground. Rustic with quite a drive in and out but well looked after when you are there. Propane on site. Not your KOA or Good Sam- everything for family campground but very accommodating and helpful owners. Will definitely stay there again. - pwaygood
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The CG is a few miles off 476 so it might be a tad long for an overnight, which we were. Germans Road to the CG is narrow and only wide enough for one big rig at a time.
CG is immaculate with a nice pool area and children's playground. All sites are back in. The transients are in the back of the CG with easy maneuverability for most big rigs. We were fortunate that there was no truck with the fifth wheel across the street from us so getting into the site was easy, otw it would have been a challenge for our 45 footer.
Wide, level gravel site plus a nice area of grass with a picnic table and even a designated space for the tow. It gives you a feeling of space. WES all fine and excellent wifi. Good 50 amp service with very hot summer temperatures.
Most of the CG is made of permanent, well maintained units. Have no idea what is around the area. - Team Asphalt
Aug 2016 - $38.00
If you are looking for a quiet campground, this is an excellent choice. We hardly ever saw anyone let alone heard someone. The sites are spacious, level, and full hook-up. They are stone and gravel with a large strip of grass between sites. All had picnic benches and a fire ring.
There is a pool and a play area for kids, but we didn't see many kids here. This campground is on a hill so bicycling would probably be a challenge given the roads are also stone and gravel.
Many of the sites are seasonal, but everyone we met was very friendly. - JC06
May 2016 - $45.00
Decent gravel roads (watch for speed bumps) throughout the campground with no low hanging tree branches. No pull thru's, but the site we had there was room to back in. I believe we were in D6 and we were in a 36 ft motorhome. They have a separate gravel spot next to the camper to pull your car in which is nice. Sites are decent size and gravel. New picnic tables. Not a lot of privacy, but a decent space between campers. Water pressure, 50 amp electric and cable all worked great. Many seasonal sites, but everyone was friendly and helpful including the staff and owner. Relaxing and quiet. Stores (yes a Walmart) and restaurants about 20 minutes in one direction, 30 minutes in opposite direction. Advise you arrive before dark. Off of a one lane road, and the mile drive up German Rd to the actual campground is dark, you're driving through mostly woods. We saw an entire herd of deer coming up German Rd in our car one evening. Would definitely go back the next time we're in the area. If they had pull thru's and had their roads finished (they're working on them, still a few rough patches) I'd have gone with a 10 rating. - JoppaFolks
May 2012 - $31.00
This place was a little tricky to find but, glad we did! It's all wooded with a small lake and just a few amenities, good old fashioned camping. This place is not for big rigs but, the sites are decent size, bath house was reasonably clean and close to all sites and had lots of showers. It's quiet, away from traffic, maybe a best kept secret! - 88camper
Jul 2008 - $28.00
This is the worst campground I've ever been to in my life. Website shows nice pictures of the playground, pool , and gameroom. Those pictures had to be a couple years old. Gameroom is closed and full of junk. Pool was a nice shade of green. Playground was not taken care of and missing different pieces. The bathrooms weren't cleaned except dumping the garbage and the showers were pathetic. Two of the seven shower stalls worked; however, they were filthy and no hot water. Sites were a decent size but not taken care of. Broken picnic tables throughout campground including ours and exposed steel thru-out coming out of the ground from falling apart retaining walls. This is a real hazard to children. I would not go back here if it was free. For $28 I expect more. Its worth about 5 bucks. And lake in picture is only a pond , roads throughout were terrible. - Jim Carp
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Stayed here to visit friends nearby. Was a very nice SP. As noted, the roads there off interstate are narrow and hilly, but doable. Also as noted, signage in the park could use some work, but once we got to our site, it was fine. Didn't notice road noise behind us on 534, but we mostly stay inside. We had partial shade, but some sites are open. We were in pet section. Other sections are really wooded, so it just depends. Site was 50 amp, FHU, and was level. Decent space between sites. We were able to get OTA channels and had good Verizon coverage. We would stay there again when in the area. - Gayle E.
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Stayed in Pet loop with full hook up (W/E/S). Sites back up to Rt 540, no road noise as long as trailer windows were closed. Sites are on edge of a field, no shade in summer. Park has miles and miles of hiking trails and biking trails. Close to Lehigh Gorge State park with thier 25 mile rail trail for bikes and foot travel. Lots of hunting and fishing opportunities. Boulder field felt like a bit of a letdown, not as large or impressive as one in Lenhartsville PA (blue Rocks Family Campground is at base of this boulder field). Overall Hickory Run is a nice destination park. There are black bears in the park. We saw two, a baby one day and a fully grown the next day. - doghouse traveler
Sep 2015 - $38.00
Rustic & woodsy, more our preference. Beautiful PK. Stayed mid week with few campers. Campsite had full amenities except for cable & wifi. Direct TV & Verizon recep. good. We were relegated to RV area for canine owners. Site good, backed up to route 534 with little to no traffic noise (woods between road and site).
Slight negative was signage, difficulty locating site. - David Thrasher
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Large campground on the side of a large hill. Lots of permanently situated RVs. All seemed to be well taken care of. Weekend was very busy and most if not all spaces full. Pool looked nice. Lots of open area for walking dogs, but definitely up and down! Charged extra to run AC!! Supposed to have 50 amp, but wound up with 30, which we made work as the office staff seemed a bit over whelmed.
Electric and water ok, wifi not much. Had some difficulty with leveling. Thank goodness someone had left a homemade step. We needed it to get in and out. - Motorhome girl
May 2016 - $37.00
We needed a 50 amp site and originally was assigned a 30 amp buddy site, however it was quickly remedied. Our site was spacious on a mix of sand and grass with a picnic table and fire ring. We were here just before Memorial Day so we had a whole section all to ourselves! The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained and very quiet. We did peak into the restrooms and laundry which were both very old and tired. the service was great! This is a great location to get around to points of interest. - Tony Connie and Rusty
Sep 2015 - $36.00
A really nice campsite, lots of amenities for families and groups/rallies and very nice pool. Very friendly helpful owners. Limited restrooms and showers for the size site but very clean. Our site rather narrow, no free wifi or cable. Great views and location for a peaceful retreat. We would recommend. - Harris England
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Older campground with mostly seasonal campers. We were treated great during check-in. Wi-Fi is secure but doesn't work at the campsite. - Bburgbrewer
Jul 2016 - $34.00
This was just an overnight stay for us. We received a GS + a cash discount. The campground is in the woods, deep woods. I am not sure we would fit excepts in the overnight spots. A lot of permanents(weekend type) so happy we were there during the weekend. A typical family cg. Easy in/out, close to hwy. - Wandering
May 2016 - $39.00
This was a delightful campground with lots of trees and winding pathways to make you feel like you truly had "gotten away from it all." Wifi was very good as was cell phone signal. All hookups worked fine. This is a gated community with most of the campground full of permanent trailers for those weekend visitors. There wasn't much to see in the area but to just kick back, enjoy a campfire, listen to the birds, and relax. The season doesn't start till Memorial Day so the campground was not yet in full swing. The pool was closed and maintenance folks were getting things ready. The laundry machines worked well. The game room had the rattiest looking pair of paddles on the table tennis table and no ball to be found. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2016 - $46.00
Almost the only option for overnight along the I-78. About 7 miles off the interstate but not hard to get to or find. Pull thru with electric and water. Worked for what we needed. We stayed going and coming from our destination because of location and limited choices. - sonofabaker
Jul 2016 - $60.00
This is an average KOA. Gravel roads and gravel sites. It is a tight campground with most sites facing each other (neighbor's table and patio right outside your front door). Showers were clean, hot, and private (a bit on the small side). People were friendly and helpful. The laundry facility was nice as well. The road to get to the KOA is not good and could be dangerous. It is basically a one lane road and would be problematic if another camper were departing or arriving at the same time (we were fortunate that this didn't happen, but would be very difficult if it did as there is very little wiggle room). The same is true for the check in area. One rig at a time can get through - period. We were coming back from a day trip with just the tow vehicle and got caught in a traffic jam between two RV's, 2 golf carts, and a pickup truck. There was lots of backing by those involved. We used this campground as base camp so that we could visit nearby, Dorney Amusement Park and it worked for that purpose. We were on a full hook-up site that was decent and fairly level side to side. Sloped down hill to the front. Some other campers had to use leveling blocks side to side. The electric/water sites by the stream were very level, but weren't full hook-ups. - IBpraisingGod
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We very much enjoyed this campground. The sites were pretty close together but they were level, gravel sites with good drainage. We found this out when it rained pretty heavily one night. The sites drained but the grassy areas were saturated. The roads were not muddy, for the most part. The wi-fi was free and reasonably fast though the pipe did get saturated since the campground was full, due to it being the 4th of July weekend. The restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained but they were a little small. The other problem was a slight smell to the water that kept us using the water we brought with us to drink. There was a very pretty stream that ran through the place and we enjoyed the view. The office staff was very pleasant and helpful. The toilet paper in the women's restroom was stolen and they were very quick to replace it. One other thing that impressed was the quiet hours. As I mentioned, it was the 4th of July weekend and the campground was full but they kept the place quiet after 10:00 pm. We really appreciated that. We would definitely choose to come back here. - Meyer Camping
Jun 2005 - $0.00
This campground closed at the end of 2004. - PennyPA
114 WT Family Blvd Blakeslee, Pennsylvania 18610 (map) | (570) 646-9255
Sites: 165 | Latest Rate: $54.00 | 7 Reviews
Jul 2010 - $54.00
We stayed here over race weekend and for a campground that is 2 miles from the track it should have been packed, but it was not full at all. We had to move to a different site because the one we were in was uneven and the auto level for the motorhome wouldn't level us. The second site wasn't much better but we leveled. The site itself was tight and we had no space on the side to set up chairs. With only 20 amp service you can't run electric water heater and a/c without blowing a fuse. We were only able to get 3 channels on TV via the antenna.The roads are narrow and to exit our site to leave campground I had to back up twice in order to make the turn. The interior roads are in need of some repairs.Some people who were registered guests had to leave their car in parking lot and walk to there site because there was no one to let them in when they returned from race at 7 o'clock. The campground made no arrangements to get these people in. The mini golf course is poorly maintained and not worth the money to play. If you are going to the race and do not have to spend to much time in the campground, this place will be OK, otherwise I would find someplace else. - Tom M
Jun 2009 - $38.00
We just arrived home from our camping trip in the Poconos. We had a great time at the campground. The bathrooms were super clean and the staff were very friendly. I love going to a campground that has trees and is not a field. This was a true campground and allowed us to really enjoy nature. We even saw some deer, lots of chipmunks, turkeys, and rabbits during our stay. The sites can be tight if you do not know how to back in and it did take us a couple tries to get into our site, but it was very worth it. Our site had a beautiful rock wall and fire pit. My kids had a great time too. We hiked up to the tower and once you get up there, there are so many hiking trails to take. The swimming pool is only open for the afternoon, but the weather isn't really warm enough to go in the evening or morning. We had a great time and we booked another weekend for August. I would recommend this campground to anyone! - campinglori
Jun 2009 - $38.00
Campsites were extremely difficult to get into, very tight. Campsites were also very small and were enclosed with stone walls; not much room for chairs and grills and such. There was only one hiking trail and it led to a lookout tower that had been closed for safety reasons so we couldn't go up it. It was also very steep, rough and short. The campground was gated and not always staffed so sometimes you had to wait for someone to show up to let you in. We had a couple come down to visit us and the park charged each a $7 "visitors fee". The also issued wrist bands so they could check to make sure you weren't sneaking in although how you would do that with the gate system I don't know. I couldn't figure out why they needed that kind of security and to be charged for day visitors seemed really excessive. One of our group had a broken sewer line so he couldn't use it (most of the lines were above ground) and although he reported it, they never fixed it so he couldn't use his sewer hook up. Ours was hidden under a rock and at a 45' angle and up against another large rock so none of our fittings would work although we could pump out if we held the hose into the sewer line. I didn't care for the campground and will most likely not be returning. - ms jude