15 Parks near Meadville, Pennsylvania
Sep 2016 - $48.00
This was by far the worst experience camping / rving ever. Owners are overbearing and rude. The site was mud. We sank at least 6 inches. Yes it rained but with a good base and some gravel this shouldn't have happened. Plan on needing 4wd or a tractor. The facilities were dirty, water pressure awful and everything was at the entrance that you must access through a gate. Kids have to pay to jump on a pillow for 15 minutes at $7. The owners are just horrible in their way of talking to people. We left a poor review on KOA after checkout and were promptly emailed threatening, condescending message from the owners about how we are bad parents and leaving poor reviews will block us from using other KOA's in the future. In short AVOID THIS KOA! Save the headache and go elsewhere. In fairness to KOA's this has been the only place I have ever visited that I wouldn't return to. - krp2nite
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Good: beautiful grounds. Not so good: park on grass, no gravel or patio, 1st site not level. They immediately moved us to another site. The security gate although nice to have, was inconvenient. Had to put up $10 deposit for an entry key. You had to leave the camping area to get to the dumpster, store or laundry, then drive back thru the gate to get back to your RV. Water pressure so low you couldn't start 2 washers at same time in laundry. Yellow flies were so thick most of the days that we couldn't sit outside. For the price we wouldn't stay here again. - sdlivingston
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Very well-run campground. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Great family atmosphere. Lots of activities. Good power and water, lots of cable channels. Store prices are very reasonable. - GMC4018
May 2016 - $27.00
This is a city park that was created by the Corps of Engineers. You can find the park on Recreation.gov but you cannot make a reservation. The campground is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There is camping allowed prior to Memorial Day and after labor day on an honor system basis. This is a 1st come, 1st served park except for holidays, when up to one half of the sites may be reserved.
This is an old park but it is clean and well maintained. There are 75 sites with 30 amp electric, the rest have no electric. Most of the sites share electric with another site. There is no water in the campground but there is water as you enter the area at the registration hut. There are no sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station which is free to campers. The restrooms and showers are old but are clean and well maintained.
The campsites are paved but old. Most are flat but some have a severe slope. Several of the sites are wet and muddy after a rain. There is a lot of space between campsites. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each site but there are no grills.
The current rate is $27.00 for Electric and $22.00 with no Electric.
The campground website gives more information.
I would have given a higher Value rating if the restroom/showers were modernized.
This was our first time here and it was very pleasant. We will definitely camp here again. - dmoore1108
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We love this campground. We camp there yearly. 3 times every Summer. They are always nice, caring and helpful. So many improvements are made yearly. Great stays every time. - Mark and Sue
Jul 2014 - $36.00
Stayed at this campground for 2 nights in order to visit and see attractions in the area. Stayed on row 29 site 9. The roads and sites are tight for “any” type of RV. Entering through the gate in a motorhome, it was impossible to reach the card swipe to open the gate because it is at car level and none at motorhome level. The wife had to get out and swipe in order to open the gate. Upon passing through the gate the entire length of the rig roof was scraped by low branches. And navigating the roads and into your site in a motorhome is all but impossible without people moving cars, fire rings and picnic tables. It is a three ring circus getting parked. Having previously explained to the campground upon reserving the size of our motor-home and it having four slides, proved to be of no benefit. Our site was so skinny it was impossible to open the driver side slide without hitting the power utility stand. Thus it was necessary to move the coach away from the power stool, which put the passenger side of the coach off the gravel and into the grass. At this point opening the awning was not an option as it would have extended into the road where there was much traffic as it was the main exit road for the bulk of the permanent and seasonal campers. The site was not level as it was low on the back end side which is not good when raising the back end of a motorhome. To achieve level would have required the rear wheels to come off the ground and we do not do that. Thus we spent the two days not level. And at the same time the sewer hose connection resulted in the hose running uphill to achieve a connection. It worked, but was certainly not ideal. Bottom line the campground is not “big rig” friendly; they should have told us straight up upon reservation that they can not properly handle the big rigs; however it is also not friendly for average RV sizes. The shape of the office building smacks of being a former KOA and most of those are pretty cramped if you have ever been to a few of them. The pool was not heated and too cold to use in early July, however it was not our intent to use this park for it’s amenities outside of a site hookup for our rig. There is one Wi-Fi connection that is free. From our site it was out of range. There are numerous strong Wi-Fi points which are part of the Mesh Network and require creating or having a Mesh Network account and paying for the time used. The power at our site was 50 amp and appeared to be recently upgraded as it was new looking. The metering within our rig showed the voltages to be acceptable at 117 and 118 per each line phase. The park is best suited to very small RVs such as pop ups and tent campers. Larger motorhomes should certainly avoid this place. We would not return. - Denny Pike
May 2012 - $40.00
We camped at vacationland over Memorial day weekend. We had reservations with our group but were given a different site because our site was occupied by someone not with our group. Our new site was right across from the garbage dump. Power supply read between 93 and 100 volts all weekend, not good. We couldn't use A/C which wasn't a problem until the garbage dump got ripe. It was 85 degrees all weekend. Seasonal campers advised the power issue is a common problem. This is an old park with very narrow paved roads. It is not easy to maneuver a large rig through. Good for tent campers or pop ups. Owner was not very nice to deal with. We will not be returning here again. - Motorman173
Jul 2014 - $26.00
This is a very nice park; family owned for many years. Staff is very friendly and helpful. After they saw the size of our rig, they willingly changed our reserved site to a larger one and escorted us to it. Many full-time residents but all sites were very well maintained. Lots of trees and plenty of shade but no problem getting large rigs around the roads. The sites are gravel but very level. They even have a flush toilet in the outhouse in the tent area. - SandyA
Jun 2007 - $23.00
This is a very nice campground that is close to Pymatuning State Park. It is quiet with great owners. They almost always have availability. - RVCamperCowboy
Aug 2015 - $28.00
The lady at check in was wonderful, cheerful, and super helpful. My site was loaded with dog poop, including in my fire pit. I enjoy camping with dogs, and do not understand irresponsible owners my flight was loaded with dog poop not including in my fire pit. The site should have been looked at by staff. Camp host were nowhere to be seen in the 3 days I was here. Bathrooms were OK. Could use some bleach but generally OK. Price kind of high for what it is. - TwoDogsCamping
Aug 2012 - $24.00
This is a huge (600 sites?) campground located about 20 miles off I-77 on Pymatuning Reservoir. Camping with pets is allowed in two of the loops (100-150 and 201-252). We were here on a Monday night and it looked as if the weekend had been busy. There had also been a windstorm the previous Thursday that blew down trees and limbs. We chose a site off the lakeside because it was level and we did not have to unhitch. The site had not been swept and I cleaned up paper towels and other trash. The fire-ring was filthy with partially burned food and trash. We walked around the loop before deciding to stay, but other sites were not any cleaner. The restroom and showers appeared to be clean. The camphost did not return our greeting then or the next morning, just looked away when we spoke to him. Despite all this, we would stay here again. It is a pretty place that is under maintained, but this may be due to budgetary problems. The office staff was very helpful and we had a good night's sleep. - canoeperson
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Beautiful park with large, level campsites. We had a great view of Pymatuning Lake and enjoyed watching the boaters out cruising and kids splashing in the swimming area. Each area of the campground has a restroom/shower and laundry facilities just a short walk away. We had a satellite friendly site but were also able to pick up quite a few local stations over the air. Our Verizon had a strong signal so using the phone or MiFi wasn't a problem. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone looking for a family friendly place for reunions or other such gatherings. Take note though: The Jamestown Campground is located 2 1/2 miles from the Pymatuning State Park headquarters. If you call the park you can get the exact address for your gps. - windjamming
Aug 2011 - $27.00
This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at. There are a lot of seasonal campers but everything is so well kept. Everything was well groomed and clean, we loved walking the campground and seeing the landscaping of the seasonal sites. The staff was very helpful and kind. We will definitely stay here again. - PWMC58
Jun 2008 - $24.00
This campground is mostly seasonal but all the sites are very nicely maintained. One of the nicest seasonal campgrounds that we have seen. They have about 5 pull thru sites that they use for short term stays. Everything was clean and well groomed. We visited friends in the local area so didn't really use too much the campground had to offer. Owners live on site and were very friendly and helpful. We had plenty of room. - D&K
Sep 2006 - $26.00
This was our first trip in our RV. The owners greeted us upon our arrival and escorted us to our site. Staff stayed with us until we were level and hooked up to the water and electric. There was heavy rain the day we arrived to the point that there was local flooding in some areas. We were still able to walk around the grounds without too much difficulty, athough some sites were waterlogged. Bath houses could use updating. Pool was clean and clear but weather prevented us from using it. Only complaint was a camper came in and reversed parked in the pull through site next to us with their door facing ours. The camp ground could have moved them over a site or two but put them next to us. Prior to departure a honey truck service was provided to empty our tanks. Owners were very friendly and helpful. There were a large amount of seasonal sites at this campground. - dpgllg
Jul 2016 - $61.00
Very nice park, sites were clean and roomy, shower and bath house very undated with tile throughout. Only had 3 comodes in men's and womans had 4, showers were very nice but you never knew if you were going to have a warm or cold shower, pressure poor. Had to lput the shower handle to get them to work. Most of our trip the showers were barely warm. The play area and pool were nice and large. The Hot tub just warm at best. But we would stay here again. Got Satellite signal okay. - snoopy216
May 2013 - $50.00
Bay Shore was a decent campground. The playground is older, but we liked the concrete pads on each site. They charge extra for air conditioning which we never even used but oh well. Some our family members really love Bayshore but we thought it wasn't anything special. - Ilove2camp
Aug 2012 - $44.00
We have been camping here for 5 years. This year we decided to get a seasonal site here. Best decision yet. This gentleman runs a very clean campground. He doesn't put up with shenanigans of any sort. The restrooms are spotless. There are lots of fun activities. They have at least one band a month in the summer months. July had two bands. This weekend is Mardi Gras weekend and there will be two bands playing on Saturday afternoon and evening! We've made some good friends and every weekend is a blast! - KellyK
Oct 2015 - $14.00
We are here often and it one of our favorites! Site 340 right on the lake, although you will need some leveling blocks at this site. An eagle nesting site is very close and we saw them soring over the campsite. Electric only at this site. - myriad
Aug 2015 - $28.00
Pymatuning State Park is not like the other Ohio State Parks we have visited. Most spots are taken up by seasonal campers. Many sites are 20 amp, some are 30 amp, and a few are 50 amp full hook up. Most sites are not adequate for our 35' motor home. The spots are too short and not level. However, we stayed in the pull thru spots (1-7) and were quite comfortable. There was shade on our spot so we didn't need the 50 amp service to run the two air conditioners. The park is clean, well patrolled, and quiet. I would camp here again. - Tammy7
Jul 2015 - $24.00
Stayed in a walk-in RV campsite for a week or so before July 4th weekend and through July 4th weekend and a few days later.
First impressions of a campground start at the office personnel. The staff at Pymatuning State Park, OH side were extremely friendly and accommodating. No matter what time of day, even amidst other customers yelling at them, they were very friendly and patient.
Not only were the staff friendly but so were the seasonals. Just about all of them would make small talk or say hi when walking by.
The campground is huge with a ton of families. Lots of children, which my children enjoyed. Most of the kids seemed to get along just fine no matter where they were from; be it Cleveland or rural areas.
The bathrooms were a little beat up structurally, but clean, with lots of hot and high water pressure. There are many places to find drinkable water to include filling the RV's fresh water tank. Many accessible dump stations. A ton of playgrounds. The beach was a little small but it didn't matter with the kids. Lots of fishing from the lakeshore.
4th of July weekend was a blast with fireworks being launched along lakeshore. They even had an outdoor movie theater playing Disney type movies. Lots of happy energy that weekend. Every weekend had many families with children. Even mid-week was full of families with children.
Wifi was rocking from the camp office if the RV wasn't more than 3 or 4 rows down toward the lake, else you need some kind of range booster to pick-up the wifi.
We really enjoyed the vibe of the campground and general area. Just an easy going laid back feel.
It's the kind of campground that you want to return to.
The only negative I observed was the park ranger/police guy. He seemed to be looking to harass people, but other than that it's a near 10. - mynyel