4 Parks near Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Aug 2016 - $43.00
Full hookups available. Sites were large with ample space between campers. Could only get a cell phone signal standing in the road and it was still weak. Picked up NO TV stations with RV antenna.
Lake had limited shore fishing due to lily pads. Trout streams were very shallow when we went. Site 46 is across from T in the road, so at night headlights shined into campsite often. - direwolf2001
Jul 2012 - $21.00
This was our first trip to this park and it was well worth it. The campground is nice with almost all sites having at least partial shade. Some sites are a little too close together for our liking, but not many. The campground and beach have modern, clean restrooms and showers and each shower house also has coin-op laundry. There are a good number of pet sites and, from what we saw, there are no restrictions on where pets may be walked in the campground. The beach and campground store, which also serves some food, are within walking distance of the campground. The sandy beach is well maintained, having been combed each morning during our stay. There are no lifeguards on duty at any time. The park has quite a few trails, but the only one we walked was the bog trail. That is part trail, part boardwalk along the lake shore and through the sphagnum moss bogs which surround the lake and give its water a "weak tea" look. As another reviewed said, the road coming into the park is narrow and steep with one especially sharp turn. But, the park is in the mountains of north-central Pennsylvania! The road coming from Philipsburg and RT 322 is much better than Beaver Road from US 220. We will definitely be back to this state park! - JEH412
Oct 2010 - $22.00
This is a nice enough park, but is a bear to get to and is not recommended for a simple overnight stay. The road into and out of the park is pretty steep and hard for a larger RV. Maneuvering in the campground is also rather tight. When we were there (off season) the lake was down quite a bit, making it not as attractive. When we went by the park office the attendant made us wait while she finished some paperwork before she would talk with us. Not the best customer service, but not a really big deal. The rate reflects off-season and senior discount. Do note that the pet sites cost more even if you do not have a pet. We would probably not stay there again. - TheJim
Oct 2016 - $44.00
This is a wonderful location right off of Interstate 80! We were in the area to do some "leaf peeping", a birthday party and to try to see the elk in Benezette, PA. The owners were very friendly and helpful - provided a map for us to use for the elk scenic route. Site was level (we had a pull through) and we had two beautiful sunsets while we were there! Bathrooms are basic - but clean. Pond is lovely as are the hiking trails. Would definitely recommend if you need a spot in central PA close to the interstate. Only about 45 minutes from Penn State too. - Brylin32
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Mostly empty, I'm guessing time of year. Just overnight, but owners very pleasant and helpful. On hill, but Site #18 was perfectly level. Close to I-80. Only a few cable channels, but I didn't stop here to watch TV. Will stay again, when in this part of the world. - uawillyk
Oct 2016 - $30.00
The owner was very accommodating as we were arriving after the office closed. Good overnight stop. Suited our purpose. The site was not particularly level with side by side hookups meaning we were much closer to our neighbors than we would have liked. - Gin and Tonic
Sep 2009 - $18.00
We could not get a site at Prince Gallitzin State Park, so we opted to stop here and see if they had any sites available. The staff was very welcoming and provided us with a choice of some spots to park with 30 amp service. There are several places to dry-camp and they have potable water and a dump station in the park. The camp ground has mostly year-round residents and a few park models, but was close to a small ice cream stand, mini-golf and pizza shop as well as a horse riding stable. The sites are wooded and other campers that we met were very friendly. It's not fancy, but will do in a pinch! - sfedeli
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We stayed here twice this year so far. It has become our favorite campground. It's an hour away from home. Majority of sites have only electric, but they did add 20 or so, full hook up sites last year. We've only done 2 long weekends and electric only was fine. Would want full hookup if we were here for a week.
Dump and water stations are located just as you pull in with an additional fill up station just past the camp store. We only use the centrally located bath houses to shower, but find them clean. The showers are a little hot for my taste. You cannot adjust temperature, it's just a button that turns water on.
The sites we've been on so far are so level that I didn't need any blocks what so ever, just under stabilizers. Site is a paved back in with gravel and grass around picnic table and fire ring.
Lots of trails, bike baths, and nature walks daily. Beach was hardly crowded on a hot 90 degree day. Everyone we met was very friendly.
Camp host was seen several times picking up any litter. Park Rangers constantly patrol the campground which was nice.
Store sales pretty much everything, ice, firewood, groceries, etc. They deliver the firewood to your camp site if you purchase it there.
Good fishing for kids just past the beach area. Small fish but the kids love catching fish constantly. They also have boat rentals but we found them to be pretty steep in price unless you split with a group. Pontoon rental was $200 for the day or $50/hr. If you have your own boat there is a boat launch area just for campers but you will have to park your trailer in the visitor/2nd car parking area. I did see 3 sites that have additional parking for 2nd vehicles and or a boat. There are a few rustic tent only sites along with water front cabins available for rent.
Lots of people walking or riding bikes until dusk. Once quiet time hits, all you hear is crickets. Was very quiet considering the amount of campsites. - Newman252
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Camped on July 4th week end. Big Mistake!!! The park is like the Disney World of PA State campgrounds. Every oversized diesel pick up with oversized exhaust pipes and Harley's cruising though at all hours. Speeding through. People burning their trash and making noise all night. Kids I don't mind, we have 4 grown up now but, parents still need to control them. Multitudes of pontoon boats lining the marinas. And the camper store is like 7/11 and Walmart combined. DCNR gated until after 10 then gone, wide open. Told about fireworks prohibition but 7/3 was cracking all night with no one to control. Not a park to enjoy,more like a motel parking lot at the Jersey shore. Only good thing is location to Altoona area sites and if you do have a lake boat for fishing. - Kennest
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Paved spurs for RVs, with space for one tow vehicle. 2nd vehicle parking available at campground entrance. Pets allowed at some sites. Amphitheater has programs for kids and adults. Beach area for swimming. Playground for kids. Boat and kayak rentals. Camp store on premises is well stocked with camper and tent supplies, firewood, ice, and food. Campsites have plenty of trees for shade and some privacy. Free WiFi. Local HDTV available with HD antenna. Bicycle obstacle course for kids. Camp hosts very helpful and easily accessible, but not intrusive. Good fishing, boating, and hiking! The Pirate's Cove has good food & ice cream, and there are other restaurants and small stores nearby in Patton or Coalport. - NellaC33