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Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Don Laine Family Campground

Palmerton, Pennsylvania



Palmerton, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 381-3381

Sites: 180
Recent Rate: $45 7/2016

Latitude: 40.867119860947
Longitude: -75.514526367188

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Abe's Buggy Rides near Lancaster was worth the trip and the money. The town of Jim Thorpe is cute just be prepared to put money in the meters for parking as there are meter maids everywhere handing out tickets.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
N14
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the town of Jim Thorpe, very interesting..

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

If you have a Rand GPS, put in the physical address, do not rely on the stored info in the Rand. Very nice staff and a beautiful setting. There was no cable in the area we were in. WiFi requires a fee and registration. Hookups were very good. Our area had double/buddy style sites and they might be tight if the place was full. We would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground and is run by a family. Mostly seasonal or repeat people that come back for a good time on same weeks from year to year. Good snack bar, store, and they make a good morning or lunch time meal. The weekend activities that include food are usually very good. I have been to a few of them. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rolling well-tended grassy fields surround this campground, which has wooded sites, mostly seasonally occupied, and open field campsites for short term stays. Located off US 209 south of I-80. Well maintained pool is small and adjacent to a playground. A few more lounge chairs would be welcome. Well stocked store, cafe, and office with a large pavilion with clean showers are at the entrance to the campground. Friendly helpful staff made this an enjoyable stay. Weekend activities during the summer. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, mostly permanents, but friendly. Site was level. Laundry is two washers/two dryers. Good water pressure. Only drawback is if you check in before 3 PM, they will charge you a half day rate! There was shade. We ate at Cherry's Sunset Restaurant and it was very good. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed opening w/end in the pull through site area. They have scheduled activities such as bingo, hayride through the woods, very nice playground for the kids, had a covered dish event this w/end. Well supplied camp store, also has a kitchen & nice seating area to eat with old camping memorabilia to look at while you are dining. We grabbed an egg sand on a bagel one morning, the other food items listed looked very reasonably priced and sounded delicious. Although it was opening w/end the bathrooms were immaculate & had plenty of room to shower. We are coming back for Father's Day w/end and another w/end in October - we look forward to it. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We will definitely return to Don Laine Campground, the view from the mountain is outstanding. They have planned activities, a hay ride through the woods, homemade chicken pot pie and apple fritters: both were out of this world. A nice playground for the kids. You can't beat the price, $28.00 for a family of four!! We haven't stayed in a campground that reasonably priced yet. Can't wait until Spring of 2012 to go back, very nice, friendly staff and fellow campers. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We returned to Don Laine after having stayed here last August. We camped in site B-17 which has a great view of the valley. If you read my previous review (2010) things are otherwise the same. PenTel is still a pain and the bathroom paper towels ran out and weren't stocked for two days. I had already spoken to the office about the difficulties with PenTel so I didn't want to be complaining again. Anyway, it is a beautiful campground. The pool was very clean and large enough for my husband and I to do our morning laps. We would love to return some fall. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 5 days here and overall really liked it. We had a nice large site with full hookups (B16) that was shaded by the afternoon. The office staff was friendly and helpful. There are many seasonal folks. We camped during the week so it was fairly quiet although our neighbors were the radio playing type. We did asked them to turn it down and they did. The auxiliary bath house was in good shape but lacked soap/towels and was cleaned once during our stay. My husband had trouble with the lack of hot water: my shower was fine. The internet service (PenTeleData) was a pain to set up. My husband could not set up service through their website and had to call customer service. He needed to call back 3 - 4 times until they finally straightened out our temporary account. We really want to return to Don Laine in the fall when we can get the site with the view of the valley. It should be GLORIOUS!! We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice campground. The sites are wide open. The seasonal sites look like they have been here for a long time. It's nice for the area. Will probably camp here again until we find something nicer. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Our original site was in a open area. Ask if there were any tree covered sites. The owners gave us our choice of four sites. Clean nice campground, plan on staying again if we come back to this area. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park located on edge of hill. Mostly seasonal campers but they were all neat and well taken care of. As the previous poster said, there are only a few sites for large short-term RVs with full hook-ups but it appears they may extend sewerage to the newer sites along the ridge. Internet connect good for my Verizon broadband. We had 30 amp connection. A/C is extra charge/day. They said we wouldn't need it but I'm glad we had it. I would recommend this campground to others. One other thing...you have to stop on a very steep hill where 57 Drive meets Church Drive on the way out. We turned left out of the campground and took the second right and avoided that hill. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, peaceful, tranquil scenery, quite large. Lots of "permanent" occupants result in a quiet park during the week. Unfortunately, there are not too many sites for large RVs available for short-term use that have full hook-ups. Owners are on site and very friendly. Internet access is available only if you pay for the broadband service...annoying. We had 30 amp connection. A/C is extra charge/day. We camped at Don Laine Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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