26 Parks near Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Oct 2015 - $55.00
In order for patrons to gain a full, honest understanding of this campground, please read all reviews that are 3 stars or less. They may sound belligerent and exaggerated, but I assure you that the reviews of 3 stars or less are brutally accurate. The cons outweigh the pros immensely. My review is as follows:
This campground appeared to be suitable for our basic needs, but soon found all amenities to be lacking proper maintenance; courtesy to disappear; and damage to personal property very apparent. My family and I stayed there for 1 month of the planned 3 and were very displeased with everything under the moon with the exception of their recycling program. The owners are disrespectful and without integrity. Record keeping is poor, thus, we were blamed for an extraordinary amount of added costs such as propane, electricity, trashed campsite, etc. All of which were surprising fiction. The laundry facilities were sub par. The septic tank housed insects that made it impossible to keep an rv's gray tank open while in use, without infestation. each lot appeared to become very muddy on moist days, as there was inadequate supply of gravel and crushed rock (there is no concrete on the lot). - Josh2426
Sep 2015 - $47.00
We stopped here for one night, the Friday of Labor Day weekend. We could not use our Good Sam discount because "it was a holiday." Looking around at all of the vacant sites on this holiday weekend, perhaps the owners should rethink their policy. The campground is kind of pretty, located in the woods next to a stream. Unfortunately it is in a valley, so there is no cell phone service (and for us, no internet) and the campground does not provide any internet, again, this is a deal killer for us. We would at least stop here for one night, as it is close to I-81, but the price seems a bit steep for what you get. - dbcordello
Oct 2014 - $43.00
We have really enjoyed staying here. We have a beautiful site right beside the creek. It's very peaceful here and everyone is so nice. We have been here a little over a month and we absolutely love it! We are full-time campers and we have stayed at our share of campgrounds and this one is by far the best yet! The owners are super nice and go out of their way to help you. One of the owners even took time out of her day to take me and show me around the town, how awesome is that! If you're looking for a great place to stay this is it! - roxiecornell
May 2015 - $45.00
A very family friendly campground affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Sites are widely spaced and there are fields for all sorts of sports. A spash pad and quality, reasonably prices mini golf course are also available for family fun. Excellent hiking trails surround the camp, including the Appalachian Trail. Convenient access off I-78 and near attractions such as Cabela's and Roadside America. No cell service (text or voice) for AT&T customers. Verizon service is weak. - Lancaster Camper
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Camp Swatara is a family oriented campground with wonderful amenities such as hiking, boating & fishing, swimming, volleyball and much more. Growing up my family camped there with the adult group from our church. Now I take my family there and it's still a wonderful place to go. The facilities are very well maintained and the camp store is well stocked with reasonable prices. There is so much to do there, one weekend is not long enough to fully enjoy all the amenities. The restrooms/bath houses are all well stocked and kept clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is much to do in the region if all you wish to do at Camp Swatara is sleep. It's near enough to several major tourist attractions to commute under 60 minutes, many only 1/2 hour. The only reason I did not rate Camp Swatara with a 10 is because the pool is shared with the children's day camp so pool hours vary each day and are quite limited to campers. We found it challenging to coordinate our other plans around the availability of the pool which we used during our stay. It is also somewhat of a long walk from the campground. After hiking, we were almost too tired for more walking to refresh ourselves in the pool. With all that said, we will continue to camp there, happily, over and over again. I recommend Camp Swatara to anyone camping with children and even pets. I probably should not neglect to mention it's owned by the Church of the Brethren so therefore has strict rules regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol, and playing radios. It's all forbidden. If you plan to party, book your stay elsewhere! This is a Christian-based, family oriented facility. - LeAnn Tough
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stopped twice once on our way northbound on our second day of traveling and southbound on our way home. Owners were very friendly. We found it the perfect place to stop due to it's proximity to I-81 though as others have mentioned it is a bit steep coming down hill to the entrance but my older Tundra was able to make the descent and climb with ease on both visits. Next time we plan to stay for at least a day to relax and enjoy the pool. - Tom Killackey
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed here for just one night as it is close to I-81. We were very pleased with the look of the place, felt like we were in a state park! Very heavily treed so our site was kept cool in the hot weather. Only 30 amps so you have to be aware of that, but it was a pleasant place to be. We were in a pull-thru that was long enough to leave our toad attached behind our 36' motor home. They have a nice big pool on premise, too. We would come back. - dbcordello
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Heavily wooded in deep valley, hence the extremely steep grade from the Interstate. Staff friendly but no TV or WIFI due to tree coverage. Sites are close. Larger unit may have issues. Good overnight stay going North/South. Just remember grade - steep. - KilaH
Jul 2016 - $49.00
We had two sites one for our setup and the other for our son and his family. We were all in travel trailers. This was our first time at this CG and everything went well. We will definitely be back in the fall when it's not over 100 degrees! The view of the mountains will be beautiful at that time as well. For being as full as it was, everything quieted down nicely at night.
This is important when you go to this CG. If your coming from the Allentown direction on rt78 do NOT get off at any exit but for rt 81 north. I followed my gps and got off at exit 13 rt 501. Wow, did we go for a ride. I have a 29' TT and I tow it with a 2011 Chevy dually and she was even struggling up and down the hills. Totally unnecessary wear and tear on my rig. If you just get off at the 81 north exit, then go about a mile or so and get off the exit for 72 north you'll be fine. CG is only a few miles once off 81.
Enjoy your stay and remember "It beats staying home." - grs34
Jul 2016 - $39.00
We just stayed as a nightly stopover en route. But it is easy to see why families with kids would like this place: lots of fun stuff and a nice pool too.
For us: good wifi and cable TV and a warm welcome would have edged the rating up a bit. Wifi was bad on the throughput. Cable was very limited channel wise with lots of filler and missing some key networks. Check in was quick and easy but no welcome or conversation was offered.
Roads were good gravel as were the sites: most we saw looked pretty level. Bathrooms were fairly modern and spotlessly clean but small. No where to sit, to remove or put on clothes when showering. Stools would help! Decent value, but we won't be back unless the cable & wifi improve as we don't need the other stuff that families would enjoy. - Camaraderie
May 2016 - $55.00
What a beautiful CG. Extremely well keep landscaping , if you have children there is plenty of things to keep them occupied , well stocked store . Restaurant is clean and food is good . All the camp sites where well kept . Even all the hook ups , water , cable , electric looked new . They have cabins for rent that looked new , if not they beautiful. The only thing was the sites are a little small but everything else made up for that . I would highly recommend it. - Jim - Carol
Jul 2016 - $47.00
After a long day on backed-up Interstates under construction in the rain, it was a big relief to pull in here and find a site available even at a higher price than we normally pay for an overnight stopover. There aren't too many options in this part of Pennsylvania and the price reflects amenities we did not need like a free shuttle to Hershey Park. We were led by golf cart to a site parallel to the river with a concrete pad, and phoned in an order for the campground store's fried chicken along with a few bananas. A nice young staffer brought it to our site just as a heavy rain began falling. Even though the chicken was dried out and the bananas were way past their prime, we were happy to be tucked in for the night and enjoyed a good night's sleep. Took advantage of the dog park while here. Some sites might be noisy where trucks roll across a bridge next to the campground. - NC Writer
Jun 2016 - $47.00
Bathrooms not very clean, but didn't care. I use my RV. Maybe that's what they expect.
Laundry room absolutely filthy. Tables dirty, tops of all machines dirty, 2 out of order.
This is a good transient campground, do not spend too much time here. We travel, and do our laundry every 4 or 5 days. Next time we will not do it here.
Store and food okay, a lot better if there were not so many young workers, at least 6 running around the kitchen, and store area. Perhaps a couple of these young people should clean the laundry and rest rooms. - Ned Ryan
Apr 2016 - $45.00
When we first pulled up, we were thinking, oh dear, what have we done as we had already had a reservation. It's a funny looking little park and the sites, seem to kind of go helter skelter. Then when they escorted us to our spot, there was another moment of, oh dear. It seemed to be that we would be parked in the middle of a road. But he explained to us that it was the last spot on that road so there was no one that would be coming down that way. We were still a little confused about the whole thing, but we honkered down to set up. There was a nice concrete patio there as well. Well the spot was dead on level, cable worked fine, water and hydro also, although the water pressure was quite low, but it worked. Internet was a tad slow but acceptable. Then when we took a good look around the place we noticed how pretty it was and how pretty it would be in the summer. As this is one of the very last camping spots before you reach the Ontario/Kingston border, the RV's were arriving left, right and centre. We would certainly stay here again, nice little campground. - Rambling All Around
Mar 2016 - $43.00
We had reservations and arrived to a closed office at 12:45 on a Monday afternoon. We called 3 different numbers trying to reach someone. We finally did and were told they would arrive shortly. By this time we had found a "nite check-in" service and along with instructions from the lady who returned our call, walked the campground looking for a site with services. We were told to look at sites 10-22, which all have full hook-ups at this time of year. Only one of these sites was anywhere near level - but large trees everywhere (and narrow roadways) would make it difficult to pull in and out of these pull-thru sites. A little gravel and a grater would go a long way towards fixing many of these sites. After walking the campground for 15 minutes and still struggling with where to park, we decided to leave. We will not return to this campground again. - Kemptvillekids
Dec 2015 - $16.00
Rate is figured on a months stay. Being in December can not judge how park is during peak time. Parked in area that has services available year round. Sites very close. Many permanent residents. Transient sites look to be much larger. Manager very nice. Can see they are attempting improvements. - phyllen
Sep 2015 - $43.00
This park is now called Jonestown AOK Campground and has been under new management for the past year. They are working on bringing the campground up to date. That being said, it looks like they pay the bills by allowing lots of older trailers to stay permanently onsite.
We needed a spot for one night on the Monday night of the Labor Day Weekend. We could not find cheaper accommodations so we picked this park as it was on our route.
The RV site was fine for us: it was level, had an adequate electrical service, water pressure was good at 50 psi, the sewer was fine but most access points in the park lacked a good sealing cap so there were sewer odors at times.
It was mostly quiet while we were there except for the locals leaving the park at 4:30-6:30am. We were located on an end site near the exit road. It appeared to be the transient RV site area.
If this was a Passport America park we would stay again. $22 would be more appropriate for this type of RV park. - Howard Jaros
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This campground is designed for weekend campers with many weekend activities. However, there is an open space that appears to be somewhat recently added, that works for overnight for travelers.This is quite adequate with drive-in spaces with full-hookups including 50 amps. The sites are fairly level, although we had to work a bit to get leveled. The gate to enter the park is quite narrow, so be sure to watch your mirrors, so you do not lose them. The directions to the park in the PP book are confusing. Exit 23 and go south for about 100 yards and turn right (go west) on old route 22. Also, the campground easily accommodated our 40 foot rig, with the toad attached. - hoppytoad
Jul 2013 - $39.00
When we arrived we were given a map and told where to go, but the map and instructions were awful. We had to disconnect our car and drive around until we found the site. There were no road signs. It was so unlevel and the electric was behind the site, the water was 2 sites away. We finally found a level site, but our friends did not. They could not hook up both sewer and electric because of the distance between the two. So they used the electric which was only 30 amp and because they were working on the electric, we only had about 104 volts. We could not use the air conditioner and hair dryer at the same time. They don't believe in signs. They had a great restaurant there, but did not even know where it was because there was no sign on the building. No sign on the hours the pool was open. The entire park was full of seasonal people with golf carts running around. I would not stay there again. - roamingrosie
Jul 2012 - $25.00
The park was a nice park. However, that being said, the pull through sites were treated as an afterthought. The sites were a good walk from the bath houses and there were no trees; it was a field that was converted. The rest of the park was nice, made primarily for long termers. The pool was nice, but not heated. The cable was okay. This park is close to 95 as the eagle flies, but it is a drive through back country roads for the rest of us! - bbnh2000
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We did a one night stop over. Geography at the campground was moderately to heavily wooded with large oak trees, mostly level. No problem with our hookups. We took a walk through the campground, noticed many seasonal sites though they were very well maintained. Nice bass pond. Noticed lots of highway noise throughout the campground. Well maintained and landscaped campground. Clean bathrooms & showers. Interior roads were level with either pavement or crushed stone. Good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Friendly and helpful staff. - mdcamping
Aug 2015 - $22.00
We stopped here for a day's rest from driving. Pull-through site was convenient but out in the open so we wouldn't want to spend much time there. Wooded sites were nice so, if we should return, we'd ask for one of those. - Upstater
Sep 2014 - $42.00
Park was nice. Very secure - maybe a little overboard. The pull through site was fairly level and easy access. Would have liked to stay a couple days, but this was a quick overnight. No road noise even though they are right off the highway. Would stay here again. - bbnh2000
Aug 2011 - $39.00
Sites were large but extremely difficult to back into. Sites were shaded but not a lot of privacy from your neighbor. Pool was clean, lake was stocked with fish. The few planned activities they had were fun. Staff was friendly. This is connected to a mobile home park, but no problems there. Roads were paved so good for bike riding. Nice playground for the kids. Not sure if we would return as I think we could find better CG's in the area. - autismmom
Jul 2011 - $39.00
Stayed here for a quick overnight to meet up with friends in the area to go to the nearby mountain springs arena to see the Rodeo. Very nice campground, very large sites, some grassy, plenty of space. Pool area looked very clean, there was a cute snack bar, and a pretty large camp store. We didn't get to do much at the campground but from what I saw overnight I would definitely go back again. Also, it is only one mile off of route 78 so if you are in need of a place to pull off on your way north or south this would be a great option. - Nj camping couple
Jun 2011 - $39.00
This is a very special park. A true gem and a real find. Had to pass rodeo grounds to get to park so was not sure what we would find. A very clean, well cared for friendly park. Easy access for large RV. Spaces a little narrow, but get along with your neighbor and all will be good. Location among the prettiest hills and valleys I have ever seen. Just going to Wal-mart is a true experience. A park with a lot of pride, and it shows. No cable, but did get satellite. - Layne
Jun 2015 - $36.00
Wi-fi internet is for all intentional purposes, useless. No sewer hookups. One dump station. Big sites, good spacing between sites. Good clean Christian run park. Rules enforced for noise. Great kids park. Nice heated pool, playground, dog friendly, game room. Plenty to do in the area. Close to Cabelas. Mostly permanents. Call ahead as weekends fill up quickly. - Salem Cruise Lite
Aug 2011 - $30.00
This was our first CG during our first time long term full-time RVing and we were very pleased. We hope that this would be an example of what we will be encountering on our journey. The owners are very nice people that did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. We had the unfortunate timing of hurricane Irene and ended up without electricity for 3 days. But it was all good. Great experience and we learned how to boon dock. The CG has narrow roads made of crushed stone and the location for RVers, nicknamed the airport, is an open space that is newly converted for RVing, with modern electric and water. The spaces were tight, when the park was full. Not much for shade as the trees are still young and not very tall. We stayed during both an empty park, with only a few guests, and a full one, during labor day weekend, which had a lot of activity going on. All in all, it is a clean CG, great people, clean showers, nice pool. The road getting to the CG is steep, as are the roads within the CG. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We recommend this CG. - thesarge7
Mar 2011 - $25.00
We camped here in March with our brand new travel trailer (we just picked it up) and it could not have been nicer. The people there were super friendly and let us pick any site that was available. We stayed in what appeared to be a newer gravel section that was really nice and clean. Sites are roomy and well marked. We had a guest visit and they were great. The staff helped us find local activities and was very helpful. Large playground facility that my 5 year old really enjoyed. I enjoyed that the seasonal sites were set apart from the nightly sites; it made it more camping and less summer home. The only thing missing was the sewer hook up, but that is not a deal breaker. - RVFamily1221