10 Parks near Newport, Pennsylvania
Sep 2015 - $39.00
A small compact campground in the PA state park system. Suprisingly, this state park had city water service at their trailer sites. I later found out that this was due to the state acquiring this former private campground. Sites were very level and roomy. Due to the time of the visit, they were not full and the neighbors were nearby but not in your "back yard". Campground Hosts were great, helping out where needed and providing information about the park. Showers/Bathrooms were clean although the showers were a little small. The park had many, many programs and demonstrations that all were welcome to attend at no cost. The hiking trails were great with both challenging trails and easy strolls. Very good park in the PA system. - Mike Opteris
Jul 2013 - $21.00
Nice, quiet state park, but not many activities. Easy to access, most sites are level, some are not shaded. Some are close together. Clean restroom and shower. Swimming pool and waterpark is one of the best in any state park. Cost $4 for adults but definitely worth it on hot summer days. Pool is in the park about a mile away. We would camp here again. - RSR
Aug 2008 - $30.00
We love camping at state parks, but this campground was a disappointment. The road was rough and uneven, the gravel campsites were small, the bathhouse was old & dirty, and there was nothing for the kids to do. The hill was too steep and rough for bike riding, there was no flat area to play ball, and there was no playground. The hiking trail was covered in poison ivy. The only positive aspect was that we had electric and water hookup, and that park (other than the campground) was beautiful. There is a very large pool with water slides as well as a spray area for little kids. If you stay two nights at the campground, you get one-day free passes to the pool, which is normally $5.00 per person. The pool is clean, well-staffed, and has a concession area. There is a playground outside the pool area, as well as lots of picnic tables and grill. The pool is one-mile from the campground, though, so it is not something you can just walk to. Too bad the campground wasn't closer to the beautiful pool and lake, where you can rent boats and fish. - amm8589
May 2015 - $25.00
I kept asking if our 35' fifth wheel would fit; the man avoided answering. I would have really liked it if he told us that the campground was RIGHT before the 13' 6" bridge. We were at a standstill staring at the bridge when we noticed the campground sign. We managed to fit, but it was not easy. The campground road is uneven, dirt/gravel, narrow with low branches and wires strung at a nail biting 13' 6". The three riverfront sites that we had to choose from were not delineated; it took us a while to figure out what was a spot. There were water spigots here and there. There were more wires strung across the 'sites' that were definitely lower than 13'; they were attached to boxes and outlets nailed to trees providing 15 amp electricity. We backed into the only one we could maneuver into as far back without hitting the wires. Luckily we did not stick out into road, but leveling was the most difficult we have ever had to do. Even just walking around was tricky. We ran an extension cord about 50' to get our electricity and about 30' water hose to get water. Full hookups means that you can flag a guy down to pump out your tanks. In general the place was unkempt and littered. Being on the river was nice and peaceful (except for the train that is about as close as the river). They provided a fire ring and picnic bench; it was way too buggy for us. There were lots of birds; we got a great view of a woodpecker who landed on our window. - MichelleKry
Jun 2011 - $21.00
This is an older campground and as the name says a fishing camp located right on the river. The store sells bait, tackle and rents boats, canoes and kayaks and will provide transportation for float trips. The campsites obviously get flooded and the electric, water and cable are raised above flood stage. The sewer system is individual holding tanks at the sites which are pumped daily on weekdays and there is a dump station. Electric is 15 amp. The cable TV had a good variety of channels and worked well. Local over the air channels were limited to one network and two other channels with poor reception. Verizon has a strong 3G signal. The roads are shale and dirt. Some sites have concrete pads and a picnic table. There is one old cinder block building with toilets and showers and some portapotties. - trailertraveler
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Campground was confusing to traverse; ant hills everywhere; uneven parking site; it was on a river which was nice. People were nice at the campstore. - GailMOH
Sep 2015 - $47.00
One of the worst campgrounds we have ever been too. Travel with 3 other campers. Made reservations and were told we would only fit in these few sites. When we first arrived it took almost an hour for us to check in. Each of our sites was so narrow we could not put out our awning. As we were walking around, we noticed much larger sites were empty all weekend. The smell from the sewage was so overwhelming, many times you could not go out side. I have to wonder if the Health Department shouldn't be involved.
We have all the discount cards and were told they didn't take them. Also when we arrived, we were told how to log on to the internet. When it didn't work, we were then told they didn't have internet in our area. We had camped at here a few years back and it was run so much better. I see here that there are new owner. That explains a lot. Avoid this campground at all costs. - shell5
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We did not have a good experience at this campground. We stayed at site 247. One positive was that the site was level but very small. Be aware that some sites share utilities from another site. For example site 246's water and electric was on our post so they had to run it across to their site.
Lots of seasonal people here. The seasonal campers behind us left their dogs out all weekend (they barked constantly) and threw the dogs' waste into the drainage ditch between our sites. They also walked through our site to get to their site. Very rude.
We had weak water pressure the morning we were leaving. We called the office and they said they would send someone over but no one came by the time we left.
They also double booked our site, but fortunately well in advance they recognized their error and moved us to another site months before our arrival but we moved from a water view site to a non-water view site. So not quite the same thing.
Occasional sewer smells in the campground. We did see employees with a snake in one of the sewer man holes so apparently there was an issue.
The hayride trailer broke one of its wheels while we were on it. Fortunately no one got hurt. The actual rim separated from the axle.
I received a response from the campground after complaining about the above items. New owners have taken over the campground on August 28th and apologized for the issues we had during our stay. They recognize that there is a lot of items they need to address including the shared utilities, which they plan on updating soon. They also plan to address the rules of the campground including cutting through people’s campsites. They were not aware of the dog issue in the site behind us but plan to investigate. This campground has a lot of potential and hopefully the new owners can make it what it should be. - Timmy2
Aug 2016 - $51.00
This is a very nice, well maintained, family-friendly RV park. The sites and access roads are gravel and our site was pretty unlevel from side to side (I needed several blocks to level things up for the driver's side of our fifth wheel). With that being said, our hookups were excellent, we had a fire ring and picnic table, and there was a nice swimming pool on the grounds. The WiFi was fair to very good--fair during the weekend when the RV park was near capacity and very good when most everyone left on Monday. The only recycling on site was for aluminum cans. An RV park this large should provide more on site recycling. We would definitely come back if we were in the area. - Byron Bailey
Aug 2016 - $63.00
WIFI was very weak, or none existent, which was fine because that means I couldn't do any work. Spotless. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very busy on weekends but the staff handled it in stride and the store had everything you need and plenty of souvenirs. Tubing is available via shuttle from the campground which is great. They also run Juniata River Adventures which offers kayak and canoe rentals and shuttles right from your site and back. All utilities were great except wifi. Plenty of activities for kids. Therre are lots of sites in full sun but our section had mosly shade. We will return again. - Mike Jh
Jun 2016 - $63.00
Absolutely great facilities and very friendly employees! We have camped here several times and have not had a bad experience yet. We love camping here as a family! - Diffycamper22
May 2015 - $76.00
Great, peaceful location. Owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the mini golf, fishing, and scheduled activities. We had site 114 on Bliss Ridge overlooking the lake. Site was roomy, level, and had the nicest fire pit we've seen. The only negative about this campground is the lack of facilities in way of bathrooms, showers, and laundry. The existing bathhouses and laundry are clean and nice but there were not nearly enough toilets, showers, washers and dryers for the size of the campground. Otherwise, a great place. - jrwalkerpa1
Apr 2015 - $57.00
We camped her last weekend on site 19. Awesome campground. Sites are spacious and clean. They do have some seasonal sites and they have to be the best kept seasonal sites we have seen in a long time. We will be going back for a week next year. The only con is they don't have cable and the wifi was ok. - Happy Campers - MD
Aug 2014 - $49.00
This is a well kept and well landscaped campground. The sites were very level and nicely spaced. There is no cable and we could only pull in 1 TV station, the religious channel. Wi-Fi was spotty. The water and electric were both good. The arcade was very old and only very young children would like it. The pool was small for a campground this size. They charged us 7$ a person for mini golf, which I thought should have been free to campers. This campground is far from any stores or restaurants, we drove 27 miles to eat out one night. We will probably not stay again, just for the fact that it is quite a distance from our home, and not near any attractions. - mahill526
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This is a very old (think CCC and FDR) state park. There is no shower facilities nor flush toilets. Sites are various sizes. I stayed in the pets section and the sites seemed tiny. I had to park the trailer off to the side in order for it to fit and then couldn't use my awning. Site was also about 4 inches off level which used up all my blocks to level the trailer. Picnic table and fire ring ended up on the "wrong" side of the trailer so the table was rarely used. Site had electric and that was good and reliable. The park itself has a lot to offer. There's a lake and stream for fishing. The lake also has a beach for swimming. The hiking trails are great and plentiful. They range from easy level paths to a difficult, rugged, uphill trek to a fantastic overlook. The park rangers were very friendly and accommodating. Overall, not a bad place but don't expect any frills. Nearest town is about 20 minutes away and it has just about everything you may need. - Mike Opteris
Feb 2015 - $17.00
Hiking trails are very enjoyable. Turns are a little tight for big rigs. They had just finished doing some renovation near the lake. Fantastic people in the area! - SilverBreeze
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Discount of 20% with Passport America during June-August. There was a $4.00 additional charge for 50 amp electric. Campground is 10+ miles from I-81 via narrow, winding, and hilly, but well paved country roads. This can be challenging at the end of a long day of driving. Our site was a pull-thru, but in reality it was two back-in sites. The site was FHU, 50 amp, level gravel. We did not have satellite reception because of the trees. Our Verizon cell/MiFi reception was intermittent. The campground cable worked okay, but was limited to local and shopping channels. The campground offered free WiFi, but just for one device. There was a fee for additional devices. The free WiFi signal reception was adequate. The campground was quiet during our stay on a Monday night. We probably would not stay here again because of the distance from the interstate. - Dave51
Apr 2016 - $25.00
We stayed at Dogwood for an overnite. We appreciated the Passport America rate. Perhaps because we were just there for a night, we were placed very, very close to another camper. The site was level. The showers were clean. The campground itself has a lake and a pool. On the other hand, we found the owner to be quite a bit more directive than necessary, verging on annoying. She was sure our GPS directions weren't as good as hers (they were fine), and once at the site, she actually proceeded to point out where the water hook up was!! We were glad when she left us in peace. We would return for an overnite spot. - Vic and Marsha
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Camped on a cold, windy weekend. Great Halloween programming for the grandkids. Pleasant staff. Some sites require 4+" RV leveling, which is the only thing keeping this from a "10" rating. Will gladly return. - nasa42a
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Camped in a 35 foot fifth wheel on back-in site 182. Required one board to level. Site is very close to neighbors, as are most, with narrow grass patch between sites. Site is long with room for truck. There is a large tree on both sides of entrance to site-be mindful of limbs when backing in. Some shade at drive entrance. Sewer & water are in rear of site & rather far from mid rig hook ups. Behind site is large grass field with pool, laundry & shower house close by. Lanes are well graveled & easy to travel. AT&T cell coverage is good. Over the air TV with about 10 stations. Bath house & laundry are clean. Pool was closed for season. Miniature golf, rec room with arcade games & billiard table, bounce pad, paved basket ball court, volley ball field, tether ball, playground. Fellow campers complained of Interstate noise, but it is distant. Park is pretty with lots of grass & trees. Quiet & dark at night. Staff is pleasant. Low rating due to narrow site. - Scottsdale RVers
Oct 2016 - $43.00
An older "Western Themed" campground. Stayed here for an overnight, so didn't use the facilities available. Only hooked up electric which worked well. Made reservation 3 hours out. Check in went fairly smooth. Staff wasn't the most friendly, nor were they rude. Park has Wi-Fi that works quite well in the evening and early morning. Access is "different". Not far from the exit on I-81, but you drive through a residential neighborhood to get to the campground. Interior road are a little tight, but I did not observe anyone having a problem navigating them. We would stay her again if it was on the way, but I wouldn't plan my trip around this park. - BounderPounder
Aug 2016 - $39.00
I arrived after dark and there was not a single light available to find a spot. I drove around and around for at least a half hour before I was able to identify an empty spot and get into it. It was grass, and other campers were in gravel spots, but I couldn't find one of those. If you are going here, arrive before dark! I had called ahead and no mention was made of this. The park is Western themed and very kitschy, which some folks may like. Restrooms were so-so - not filthy but you would definitely want your flip-flops on. $39 seemed quite high for the condition. I actually camped here in a van. - pompomgirl
Sep 2016 - $65.00
We stayed for 6 weeks, first site was a pull through, extremely unlevel (507) with absolutely no 'living' area outside except for the picnic table and fire pit. We had to move to a back in site (603) due to amount of reservations during the Hershey RV Show. That site was pretty unlevel too. Our biggest complaint was that for both sites, dumping was UPHILL, seriously frustrating. The biggest compliment is that the staff is amazing. The monthly rate was $775 plus electric, and our electric was less than $60. During the summer, known to have brownouts, and on site 603, we lost a leg on the 50 amp. Cable was decent, but we weren't able to use our satellite in either spot. Wifi was okay, but not steady enough to 'stream' (I like Pandora, their wifi couldn't handle that). There is a huge 'dog area' but it would be more helpful to have it fenced in. I'm not sure we'd stay here again if there were other places available, but with the RV show, vacancies were difficult to come by. - DaBlairs
Sep 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here 4 nights. The first night was $65 - it was the day after Labor Day and they consider that part of the holiday weekend. The staff is very friendly, the sites are gravel (but not level), shaded, and well spaced. The bathrooms are clean and roomy. They have free ice available. It is close to the interstate, but we did not have a problem with noise. The cable and wi-fi worked great. - Capt.Deb
Aug 2016 - $65.00
Nice, clean CG with easy access to Interstate. Our 50 amp, FHU, pull-thru site was gravel with lots of shade. The whole CG has trees for shade. Our site took a little work to level. Enough space between sites to sit outside. Sites near Interstate were quite noisy. Ours was near office, so noise not a bother inside or out. WiFi was excellent as was cable. Good Verizon cell service. Friendly, efficient check-in. Lots of shopping/restaurants nearby. Close to downtown Harrisburg and easy drive to Hershey. Lancaster about 45 minutes. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Oct 2013 - $38.00
Waterside the campground, very aptly named, we camped beside the river, two days pouring rain. Hook-ups not user friendly and here's the reason why. Water 30 feet away, sewer capped to high. Cable at first was fuzzy, then came in crystal clear. Cell phone signal strong, WiFii not good here. We didn't use the bath house. Room for transients yes, but definitely a "seasonal's" park. Some sites really run down, others nicely done. On the battle between nature and "chachkas", the latter clearly won. If you enjoy the sound of trains, and hearing whistles blow, be advised it is constant, know this before you go. Not a family run campground, but employees are very nice. We had a "Good Sam" discount, but still a bit high priced. The Riverwalk was scenic, the Canal was just okay. They have a pool, reasonably sized, and a place for kids to play. Also, a picnic table and fire ring. It was a fairly roomy site so to me a score of "7" for Waterside seems just right. - prose4those
Aug 2013 - $32.00
There were eight of us and a dog in a cabin (shed) and two RV sites. My RV site had a large bright light over it, so it was like daylight all night long, thus my trailer has an abundance of bugs that came home with me. Sites were nice size, grass and gravel, but grass needed cut. Everything drained pretty fast, as the rain poured while we were setting up, so we hid under our awnings. Many seasonals with golf carts would cut between my RV site and the cabin, even after we put up a screen room. I understand there were many rules to sign off on at registration, but we had no problems. The cabin was pet friendly and had AC, so that was a plus. Most seasonals were friendly. Canal was across street, for fishing, more like fish feeding for me, little fish and big hooks = entertainment. Pool was small, but nice, bring your own chair. We missed tubing as the staff was working the carnival activity after 2:00. The tubing run we discovered was only from the upper end to the lower end of the campground, on the Juniata river. Canoe and kayak rentals available, however, no livery service. Very reasonable Good Sam rate for an overall pretty good experience. - foor
Aug 2013 - $38.00
Good hookup facilities. Large grassy sites. Gravel pads. Very level. Staff helpful. 2 washers and 2 dryers in the back laundry. Very clean. Would come again. - SunnybrookJim