20 Parks near New Columbia, Pennsylvania
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Very quiet mid-week, lots of amenities available. While the bathhouses were clean, they were quite far from our site, which wasn't ideal. Other than that, a good place to stay for overnight or longer. - calijame
Jun 2015 - $56.00
We stayed here over night on Fathers day weekend so the campground was very busy with families as we expected any campground to be. When I made the reservation I was told that we would have a deluxe site because that is all they had left. I agreed and paid extra for what turned out to be a basic pull through site. The staff did not help me locate our campsite which was at the far end of the park. After getting fully hooked up I was told to move because I had pulled into the wrong site. Other than that inconvenience I was happy that the campground was clean and family oriented. Nice petting Zoo for the kids, playground and an inviting looking pool, which we didn't get a chance to use. This would be a good place to spend a few days with young children. - Freelander1
Aug 2014 - $72.00
Paid for a "deluxe pull through site" - what a laugh and a rip off. We could not get our rig leveled from front to back because of the extreme slope of the site. There was no wi-fi up and running. Will not stay here again. - ParrotMom
Aug 2016 - $26.00
First, the good stuff -If you want a campground geared towards young families then this Yogi Bear place is for you. They've got lots of scheduled activities for kids including daily hay rides; very nice pool; playground and more. All the physical amenities in this campground such as the sites, roads, buildings are in terrific condition. The entire campground was very well maintained by a large number of work-camper staff. Even the fire pits are moved and all ashes cleaned immediately after the site is vacated. Many of the sites are shaded by mature trees.
Now the not-so-good stuff - Thee is an huge amount of permanent sites consuming the better locations. Very few pull-thru sites for larger rigs and even less with 50amp. Our 50amp site was back-in with no shade and just gravel. OVERHEAD WIRES were everywhere and low enough to actually drag on top of some tall RV's. We had to have a spotter while maneuvering to our site with our motorhome. We cleared some wires by only inches. One access road was no navigable due to low wires. They really should consider trenching the electrical utilities. Last, we stayed Tuesday thru Thursday. The campground is so well booked on weekends that they try to do all their maintenance during the week. Wednesday was mowing day with noisy mowers until late afternoon. Then, a skid loader was spreading stones and leveling gravel on nearby sites until after 6:00pm making sitting outdoors very annoying. I finally went over and asked the skid loader person what time he intended to quit for the day. He planned on working later but was reasonable enough to stop 15 minutes later. We understand the need to work during the week when sites are available, but we also expect a quiet time for weekday campers, too. The 1/2 mile or so paved access road to the campground is very narrow and full of potholes. We were SO glad not to meet another RV on this road. - homey
Aug 2016 - $26.00
They tried to put us way in the back at site 217, very difficult to back into with all the trees. We went back to the office and went with one of the sites along the creek. No one on either side and close to everything. There was no sewer hook up but we were only there for 1 night. Great activities for the kids, pool closed early so we didn't get a chance to use it. WIFI did not work very good but the price was right with our PA discount. We would stay here again but up close to the front. - dalebonnie
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The lady who made my last minute reservation was extremely sweet and helpful. Our site was level (103), a little tight with the neighbors on the sides, but to be expected in a larger park with lots of sites. Good power, water and cable. No sewer at our site. Internet a little laggy and slow. Pool was nice, good hours, but crowded on weekends as expected in high season. Lots of playground equipment and activities. - gandb26
May 2016 - $59.00
We wanted to love this place because of all the activities, but it did not click for us, at all. If you smoke and are looking for a campground to party at, then you have found it. If you are looking for something more along the lines of a KOA or Jellystone...keep looking. Smoking was allowed anywhere in the pool area, so there is no getting away from it. The staff would sit at a picnic table right outside the office door and smoke, so you basically had to walk through it to get to the office/camp store. The staff themselves were mostly rude and very short with customers, except for the lady at the pool snack bar...she was very nice. Lots of drinking...everywhere. I am cool with having a couple of beers, heck I home brew, but when you have a pyramid of cans stacked up at the side of the pool next to a 2 gallon jug of frozen margaritas I think it says something about the mindset. The manager claims that barking dogs wont be tolerated, but they don't enforce it. We won't be going back...ever. - direwolf2001
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This would be a 10 rating if the owners were not so greedy. Great place, so much to do onsite, well kept BUT they charge you extra for everything except the pool, water slides, bumper boats, paddle boats, peddle carts all extra, and a lot extra and if you have kids under 12 don't forgot a helmet, o yes, they charge you for helmets. Most of the activities close early as well, somewhere around 5-6pm. I remember years ago this cg didn't milk you for everything. Funny how money changes a person/owner. It will cost you just as much if not more than your campsite fee if you want to enjoy all they offer. - Hitch itch
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Overall we were satisfied with our week stay at Splash Magic. While we won't be running back, we would say the stay was adequate. There were a couple things to take note of.
- This campground is VERY busy. Most of the sites are VERY tight. We actually got lucky and had some of the largest sites there.
- The wrist band/activity fees are extremely steep, especially for the weekend. We had a special package, and if we hadn't we would not have stayed.
- The pool and slides were nice. But the adults here were pretty rowdy and we did not appreciate the smoking that was not only allowed but encouraged with ash trays around the family swimming area.
- Renting a golf cart was a must. The campground is huge and our site was a very long walk from the pool and even farther from the river. We could have driven but the amount of bikes on the road made it next to impossible to get around. The bike rentals are great, but there are bikes everywhere!
- Our sites backed up to the railroad and a factory. We were in a 5th wheel so the noise was not a problem for us. But could be if you are tent camping or in a pop up. The factory works 3rd shift and is noisy at night.
- Speaking of noisy, this campground is a late night campground. LOTS of people up really late. Again, not a problem for us but I could see it could be for others.
- Finally, they are adding a ton of additional campsites. This is going to make the traffic and number of bikes even worse.
I would say it was good for a weekend, but I am afraid that it was so busy that I wouldn't want to be there over the weekend. Things were clean though. - Katie219
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Park is older, but the bathrooms were clean. We did not uses the showers, but they were clean also. Tight spots, close to your neighbors, but people, both seasonals and transits, were very friendly. Staff was very nice, super friendly. Even loaned us an electric cord as we had difficulty with ours. The lounge was a nice hangout and something going on every night, cards, trivia, live music and boozy bingo (it is a bit of a party place, but not loud or rowdy, just fun) Not a lot for kids to do, but we did not stay there on a weekend. The lounge is being renovated so just a bit torn up, but still friendly service and nice to be able to sit and socialize and have a beer or drink. It's animal friendly and on the river. We will go back. - gandb26
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Clean park on the Susquehanna River in Montgomery. Easy access. Good 50 amp, good water pressure. Pad was gravel, almost level. Did find several nails in the gravel near the hookups. The last time we visited here it was filled with oil field workers and rather noisy. BUT it settled down after 10 PM. The staff are VERY friendly. Because of our size, (40 footer 3 slides) we were placed near the entryway. This resulted in some traffic noise as well as the dump station being our best view. The park behind was was awesome. We stay here each time we come home to Loyalsock. Closest and best park. - walt66
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Very nice place, well kept and constant maintenance was evident. Susquehanna river within walking distance with a boat ramp nearby for the canoe and kayak. Tavern on site with great burgers and other items; must-try appetizers. Will return again - labones
May 2016 - $65.00
This is a very quiet, clean campground, but when we camped there they packed us close to other campers, and we were out in the hot sun with no shade. It was a long walk up the hill to the nearest shower/bathroom facility, and you had to press the shower every 10 seconds to get water. Seems to be a better place to go for seasonal campers. - Diffycamper22
Oct 2015 - $38.00
A fairly quiet campground. We stayed in the group area. Water and electric worked well. No WIFI at sites, cable TV was iffy +/- 20 channels. Sites were close, but mostly level grass. There are close to 400 permanent sites throughout the resort, with a lot of golf carts, which didn't cause any problems. I will stay here again. - maineman
Aug 2011 - $40.00
Staff friendly. Mostly seasonal, but well kept. Owner onsite and very attentive. Could use some more gravel on sites for better drainage. - toddclaudia
Jun 2016 - $42.00
We stayed at this campground for a long weekend. It is right before/after the bridge and the turn in can be tricky depending on the direction of your approach. There is a restaurant that may or may not be affiliated with the campground, but it appeared to only be open for ice cream at the window. The site we had was very tight, but fortunately we had nice neighbors since we really butted up to the site behind us and barely had room to extend our awning and not hit our neighbors on the side. And fortunately again, my son, who was going to have a tent on our site, had to cancel and didn't come. There would have been nowhere to put the tent. Our fire ring was in a spot where we would have had to essentially set up our chairs in our neighbor's site to use it. Mostly seasonal sites in our area. There is a pool, but it seldom had anyone in it. We were right next to the public access boat launch. This was not a problem. The boaters/visitors just parked across the campground road from us on the grass. All the people visiting and living there were friendly. The staff is amazing. Very accommodating and helpful. We did not have kids with us, so cannot comment on family activities. - WMRamblers
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Way back we used to be seasonal Campers there and last year we came back for a week. There were some great improvements made. The new owner tries very hard to bring it back how it was a few years ago. It's clean and a lot of fun, because they have some great weekend entertainment.
Knoebels is not far and I also like the state park right across the street. Great for riding a bicycle. - Heidemarie
May 2015 - $40.00
Wi-Fi worked good. The site I was on had a concrete pad. Water, sewer, and electric all worked as they should. The location for this campground is along the Susquehanna River and next to a state park. Also a great little ice cream shop next door. I'd stay here again. - maineman
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Very nice CG in a quiet rural area. There are lots of trees and a slow moving river at the back. The wifi was excellent. We were almost the only ones there and were the only transient--the CG was closing the next weekend. A great place. - hudsonguy
Aug 2015 - $41.00
We stayed in a lovely spot right beside the creek. This is a nice park at a good rate. - almar4evr
Aug 2014 - $45.00
Great campground. We visited during a busy Labor Day Weekend. Campground was very quiet. Camped with 4 others and site were large and spacious. Owners and staff were very nice and helpful. We will return - Rick and Cathy
Oct 2014 - $42.00
Clean park and friendly staff. Not staffed all the time. Short on amenities and small, but overall it is nice. Firewood is readily available for $5 a wheel barrel full. - Donulus
Jul 2011 - $38.00
Love this RV park. We had our campsite right on Penn's Creek. It was nice. Shade, grass and blue stones. No dust. No much going on, but if you don't want to be bothered and just relax, this is the right campground. - Heidemarie
Jul 2011 - $38.00
Small, neat campground but with only one pull through. Big rigs can get into backin sites. There doesn't seem to be anyone on site so we pulled into the pull-through in our 45' coach. They make it easy to fill out the registration form and leave the payment. Wi-Fi didn't work after a storm came through. We were told that it is busy on weekends and since you can't speak to anyone, you don't know if you have a reservation. Could be a problem. Would stay here again. - Team Asphalt
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This is a very nice state park, IF you have a smaller-sized rig. We stayed here for a couple of nights in a 40' fifth wheel. It was difficult getting our rig backed-in to the site. The roads are narrow (beautiful roads through the forest) and, of course hilly. There is a separate camping area for those with pets. We love this state park. Unfortunately, our rig is too long for us to utilize it again. Beware: cell-phone service is non-existent. This is a dead zone. Antenna tv service is not available. We were here for three nights while visiting relatives. It was nice to be off the grid for a bit. - oldbluejay
Jul 2015 - $24.00
We loved this place! Perfect for the outdoors adventurer. There isn't much around, but the sites are beautiful. This place has a feeling as if you are out west in a national park. We will be back.
Wooded and remote sites with lantern hangers and fire pits.
Special thanks to the friendly camp host who helped us park late in the evening. - 72streams
Sep 2012 - $29.00
This is a very nice state park campground set in a hemlock and white pine forest. Every site is at least partially shaded and most are fully shaded. Most sites are spacious and have reasonably level gravel pads. Tent sites have a tent pad with finer gravel base. The campground has one central shower house, which is relatively new and clean. The park has a small lake with a beach and swimming area and numerous picnic tables. There are hiking trails in the park and connections to other mid-state trail systems. There are many miles of packed gravel forest roads (no winter maintenance) to explore on bike or by vehicle. There are also quite a few other state parks within a 25-30 mile radius to explore. Owners of big rigs would do well to avoid sites 17 to 33, as there is a very tight left-hand turn to navigate when leaving that section of the campground. It can be done, but the bank on the left side shows numerous scars indicating that the bank won! Our only gripe was the vendor-supplied firewood ($7.00/stack) that was obviously cut from long-downed trees and was very punky. There are area residents with roadside signs for camp firewood, though. RB Winter is in a beautiful section of north-central Pennsylvania's mountains and there are some great overlooks from its 2000 ft. elevation. We will definitely camp here again so we can further explore the region. - JEH412
Jul 2015 - $49.00
This could be a very nice campground... except the bathrooms were old and have little to no privacy. They have no laundry on site. The small pool has very strange hours. Noon to 5pm the 6 to 9? Most of the nice sites are seasonals. It is very close to Knenobles, the provided utilities worked as they should. Staff was friendly enough. They are VERY picky about thier grass. We have decided to try other campgrounds in the area. - Camper 1972
Jul 2014 - $47.00
This is a nearly perfect campground in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. It is tightly controlled, but very clean and friendly. The cable is free, as is the Internet. Both are extremely strong...the cable has a hundred or so channels. Knoebels Amusement Park is 1.5 miles down the road. The ice cream store across the street has the best quality I have experienced, nearly anywhere. The only negatives are a small pool and office with limited supplies, due to size. It's quiet for adults and with Knoebels so close, a dream for kids. - sse
Jun 2014 - $49.00
We were here last year and the staff is still friendly & helpful.Sites are level, good hookups,good tv & cell reception, just up the road from Knobles amusement park.Have a small pool but nice. Restrooms clean.Only down side, office is tiny with very little supplies other than candy & marshmellows.So bring what you need, any parts or supplies will be about 1-1/2 miles or so away.Great ice cream place across from camp. - vince/chestertown