22 Parks near Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania
Aug 2007 - $30.00
The bathhouse was closed for renovation until further notice when we camped here. Some sites are creekside (no sewer) and other full hookups were up steep, winding curves, between close trees. A little hard to navigate with a large camper but the scenery was beautiful. Owner is very friendly and the campground is gated for camper security. Owner emptied tanks on electric / water only sites twice a week at no extra charge. This campground is off the beaten path; yet close to village of New Stanton and the Westinghouse energy site. We would recommend this campground to anyone! - lapo99
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Great experience. Staff was helpful at all times. We stayed for a week in July and had a blast. Kids loved the jumping pillow and play area. Pool was broke first day, but they quickly had a company out to repair it so the kids were able to use it the rest of the week. Fishing was even good in their pond. We will be back! - krp2nite
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Sites are not level, not even close. After bending my rear jack and tripping the hydraulic breaker I moved to another site. Managed to get almost level and found the dump connection a foot up a hill from my dump outlet, would not drain. Poor cable. Shade is good and park is scenic but needs some site work. Worth about $12, not $45. - Marathon dan
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Very nice KOA. Playground, jumping pillow, fishing lake, etc. The campground is a bit hilly. The site was not level side to side, so I had to use the leveling blocks. But it was otherwise very nice. Spacious. Good picnic table and fire pit. The bath house was close by and it was clean. It was a bit rustic, but it was very suitable. We stayed there for one night on the way back from a two week trip, but we would stay here longer if we came through this way again. Its a very nice campground. The staff was incredible friendly. They had a pirates weekend, so the staff was all in costume. They had an ice cream social the night we were there, which was very nice. Good place to stay. - Brad K
Oct 2016 - $34.00
The first time I stayed here I parked in the upper level. This time I requested the lower level "down in the valley" with pull through sites and no trees. The first time was shortly after the winter and it was a bit of a mess waiting to be spruced up for the season. This time was the end of the summer season and I was amazed at how nice it was. The place is nicely landscaped, immaculate and groomed yet I never saw anyone working on the place--therefore no, noisy lawn mowers or leaf blowers. And no overflowing dumpsters that I have seen in some places as the season wound down. The views of the surrounding hills are lovely. And they have the best wifi I have encountered anywhere. Even with the park heavily occupied, the wifi was fast. Worked better than my Verizon "mifi" ever has--though the latter did work there as well. Utilities were easy to access and the spot was level enough. - nanzhere
Sep 2016 - $34.00
We stopped overnight on our way to Virginia. Easy access from freeway and very large pull thru spaces.
Quiet except for volunteer fire department siren that went off on the middle of the night.
Easy, casual reservation and liked not having to give my credit card info for a one night stay.
We will definitely add this location to our stopover whenever in the area. - Tumblewood
Sep 2016 - $28.00
WE really liked this campground. This is a very friendly, family-oriented campground that was a great place to stay for a week. It's a combination of a transient area with HUGE, long gravel pull-through sites on a large flat, open field with a community of semi-permanent trailers spread over the adjoining hillside. But while the trailers may be semi-permanent, the residents are not. They are not allowed to live in them full-time. The trailers are mostly used as weekend retreats by their owners, and the campground community is definitely that, a community of friendly people who escape here for short periods. Not fancy, but nice and homey.
The staff here is very friendly and helpful. We were here for Customer Appreciation day, with everyone gathering outside the camp store for free hot dogs, cupcakes, and conversation.
If you're not a hunting fan, steer clear of the camp store, which is decorated with decades worth of trophies collected from around the world by the late former owner. But we found it fascinating.
We'd definitely stay here again. - telecommuting camper
Oct 2016 - $50.00
Nice campground to stay for a few days. Good FHU in pull though areas. Water and Electric well placed. Sites level. Very good Wifi, I measured 5.5 Mbps. Verizon signal mostly unusable (campground is in a valley). Our pull though was large enough for our 36' motorhome and toad. Surface gravel. Fire ring and table. Staff were very nice and courteous. Propane is across from the office. Many washers and driers for use. The campground is on a river across from a railroad track, but did not find the noise a problem. Satellite reception good in D and T pull throughs, if you are along the river probably will not work. Bike/walking trail goes though the campground. There is a camp store, but we were here the last weekend, and it was mostly empty. Many full time sites, but well kept. There is a gate to get in, just a, post not high enough for Class A, have to get out and buzz the office in order to get in to register. The road in is steep, stay in 1st and will still need to brake. Campground roads are narrow, but easy enough to navigate in our class A. Would defiantly stay here again. - wtravlr1
Oct 2016 - $47.00
As others have said the roads around this campground are very steep and you have to travel very carefully. The roads in the campground are also in tough shape and in need of repair. Our site was pretty level and had a view of the river. No one around us so we had plenty of space and were surrounded by grass. Service was very good.
The campground is also quite large and had all KOA type services. Seemed like there were quite a few full time campers as well.
Trains at all times of the day which did not bother us as we are used to them by now. We would stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Sep 2016 - $48.00
We enjoyed camping right on the river. Site was reasonably level (a bit over one degree off front-to-back and left-to-right). Cable worked fine, and wifi was great, with typical speeds near 10 Mbs while we were there. Very nice biking/walking trail goes right through the campground. Trains are frequent, but no horns by the campground and they didn't bother us. The road in was twisty, narrow and very steep (1st gear and brakes required with our 17,000 lb. fifth-wheel). We used this KOA as a base to visit Fallingwater (about 30 minutes away) and enjoyed the riverfront location and great trail. - Annie and Beast
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Fall camping in Penna means chilly, wet weather and falling leaves. Donegal Campground is easy to find. The owner is as sweet a person as you'd ever meet and lives in a doublewide right on the premises. Wifi is limited but cable, water, sewer, electric were all in excellent working order. The owner takes you to your pull through site and helps guide you in - perfectly level! Bathrooms and showers are close by, clean and comfortable to use. Some permanent sites up on the hill and somewhat secluded. Great restaurant with duck pond close by. Verizon and T-Mobile phones worked fine at this campground. We will definitely camp here again in 2017. - tomas_grupos
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed here for only one night to use the electricity for air conditioning. It is an older campground with lots of old growth trees. The clerk at the front desk was pleasant and took us to our site, something a lot of campgrounds do not do. My only complaint was that it was rather hilly to get to our site. The pad was absolutely level but the area around it was bumpy and full of roots, so I tripped a few times when outside. I would stay here and would recommend it to others. - travelinggramma63
May 2016 - $40.00
This is a small and older campground located just West of the Pa. Turnpike Donegal exit on Rt. 31. It is far enough away from the highway that you barely notice it. The owner takes you to your site and helps you get in. We were camping with 3 other families on Mothers day weekend and were the only ones there. The owner let us use the pavilion and game room as the weather was cold and rainy. The permanent sites are located above and away from the overnight sites. The bath house is clean but dated and in need of upgrades. It is very quiet and peaceful here. There is a pool and a small game room / arcade with a pool table and ping pong table, attached to an outdoor pavilion. Wifi was not so good We will stay here again. - Motorman173
Jul 2012 - $38.00
Disappointed with this campground! Sites were muddy. There was no cable despite the Woodall listing. The bathrooms were dirty. Would not stay here again! - Ehux123
May 2012 - $37.00
PROS: large, clean pool, large updated playground, alot of activities planned on weekends, large stocked fishing pond, Good Sam discount and all activities including fishing are free to campers CONS: No cable or WIFI, sites very close together, power goes out when AC is being used by too many transients, children unsupervised on bikes, golf carts and ATV's throughout park - blondieemtp
Aug 2011 - $38.00
We camped with our 5 and 3 year old grandsons and they really enjoyed the playground, especially the huge, toy filled sandbox. We also used the outdoor pool as well as the indoor pool. This campground is about 13 miles from Idlewild Park, a mile from a zoo, and a mile from the PA turnpike, so it is well situated. But, the campsites are on the floor of a valley and when it rains the water sits on top and you are left with mud and/or ankle deep water. If you use this campground, make sure it is in dry conditions with no rain in the forecast. - rvrose
1662 Indian Creek Valley Road Champion, Pennsylvania 15622 (map) | (724) 455-7411
Sites: 730 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 12 Reviews
Sep 2015 - $30.00
From the directions off the turnpike to driving in you will like this place! The sign off the road was very easy to spot. The first impression WELL MANICURED, WELL MAINTAINED! The office is right at the front gate super easy! The site we reserved had to be switched due to a last minute 400 tent campers. The lady who checked us in checked us in and got into her golf cart to show us our new possible site. Nice site (the lanes were a bit tight for a 32 ft trailer). She helped us back in like a pro! Site was great! Side to side was dead nuts on and we just had to level front to back. This place is I would say 80% seasonal sites. Personally I like that there is not a huge turnover of campers. The seasonal camper owners I talked to said they stayed there several years. The campers put HUGE effort and pride to make their sites look amazing. The staff.....AWESOME! We tried to melt our camper cord at the post. I went to the office and they sent the electrician. Maybe 10 minutes passed and I went to the RV store 10 minutes away. By the time I got back he inspected and reset the circuit I tripped, now that's service! ENORMOUS I think is how to describe the outside pool! Inside pool could be a bit better lit but our kids had a blast. A lifeguard was on duty both nights we were there. The bingo was PACKED! It is a real sense of community there. People have fun cruising the campground in their golf carts. I would, am going back! - n3qdz
Jul 2015 - $34.00
Arrived and was placed in what I would describe as a gravel mud bog. Had to put truck in 4-wheel drive to place unit. Offered wifi and cable on web site, but were told upon arrival that both were additional cost options with no digital TV in area, website was quite misleading... Sewer dump at site was wide open, no cover and the first 2 inches were shattered, just a hole in the ground. Park was a typical "trailer park", NOT AN RV PARK!!! Probably the worst "RV" park we have ever stayed in. We would park in a parking lot before staying there again. Only bright side, manager and staff were friendly and courteous. But that only goes so far when you pull in after a days drive and suddenly you get the ! factor. If you even think about staying here, KEEP DRIVING !!! - Scenic Cruiser
Sep 2012 - $13.00
This is a very large RV trailer park. Not really an RV Resort. Mostly long term. Lots of really nice trailers/Rv's on long term lots. Lots of Not so nice ones also. Very nice manager lady. They took us to the far side and was a dump out there. Lumpy bumpy very uneven grass site. Several trailers for sale, not kept up. The trailer next to where they put up looked like no one had been there in months. We tried to take a nice long walk and were chased by 2 dogs. Owner of dog just laughed and called their dogs back. Saw minimum of 6 dogs off leases. Will we stay here again? Nope. - Land Yacht Ahoy
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Pass through park on our way home. Was very nice in shady areas. This park is in the mountains and rustic area. Will definitely use again. - Dkkirkland
Sep 2015 - $10.00
We would not stay here again as most sites are on hillsides and very difficult to back a 38' fifth wheel into. The site they suggested was impossible. We had to use four wheel drive to go up the gravel hill. Then they have these stakes to tell you the site numbers that you must dodge. So we went to find another place as suggested by the front gate. We were half way into the site and a lady runs over to tell us it was a private one. It was not marked that way. We finally found a site and settled in. GPS takes you down a VERY STEEP hill and we found out that we could have not had that experience had we been told to not trust your GPS. Park was clean and quiet. Man at the gate checking us in was very nice. - rolling homeless
Aug 2015 - $10.00
In the woods! Quiet rustic park with lots of trees so choose your site carefully if you want satallite access. Our site #64 gave us satallite access. Sites are gravel with a picnic table and a fire pit on grass. Electric and water back-in only, no pull-thrus. There is a dump station. The park is somewhat hilly and some of the roadways are not as MH friendly as others. They have a pool, minature golf, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and bocci courts. No wi-fi or cable.Located about 55 miles from Pittsburg. The $10 rate was based on our RPI menbership. - Michael Kibler
Sep 2016 - $39.00
I stayed for a week in the off season, so the nightly rate I paid reflects that. I didn't use the pool so can't comment on that. Overall, I had a great stay at this park.
My ideal park would have more shade, be more natural, and have more privacy. But even so, this place had just about everything I could need. I enjoyed the excellent wifi, the level gravel sites, with grassy areas around the picnic table, the peacefulness, the cleanliness, and the wonderful service by the owners. I also liked the security, with codes needed to access the RV area and the bath house.
The deep dip in the driveway mentioned by other reviewers seems to have been corrected - there is clearly new asphault, making the area more level. The park was easy to find, with very visible signage, in a great location just off I-70. - CamperChris4
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is an unusual place: a large water park in conjunction with an RV park. I used the RV park just for an overnight in the course of a long road trip. I did not use the water park so cannot comment on it (though it looked inviting!).
The RV area is a large, flat terrace above the water park with a pretty river flowing below. While in a beautiful setting, the campground area is virtually treeless and nondescript. It is a good place for an overnight only, or to camp while enjoying the water park, but I don't see it as much more than that ... and $45 is a little steep for an overnight. (The price including the water park is higher.) - BobbyG2016
Sep 2015 - $47.00
The GPS will have you tuning before the RV park so beware. The park has a sign where the GPS is telling you to turn which tells you to go up the road another 400 feet which is helpful. RV park is tied to a small water park. RV park is vey small, maybe 30 sites, all back ins and a little tight navigating. Roads are paved and sites are level, narrow and gravel. Sites have grass and picnic tables. We got some rain one night and the left rear stabilizer jack sunk five inches into the ground. Restrooms are convenient and clean. Dumpster is way down the hill. Small uninviting pond. Quiet yet convenient to highways. Good satellite reception. - VegasVagabonds
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Check in was a breeze didn't even have to get out of vehicle. Worker provided a map, rules, key card to come and go from park, and an activity schedule. Once done checking in you meet an escort that takes you to your site then assist is backing you in. (We were on a lower "standard" full hook up site.). Backing in was interesting cause of the steep hill. My TV apparently is not geared to back up pushing an RV but I did get in the spot in one shot thanks to the escort.
There is tons to do at this park if you have kids. There is something going on constantly ranging from Fire truck, train, hay type rides, dance parties, bingo where you win candy bars. (I won twice in a row left with 16 candy bars). There is snowless tubing down a hill, Gaga ball (whatever that is. We never did check it out.). Nightly outdoor movies. There is also two pools. The lower is smaller and less crowded. It even has a splash zone for the smaller kids that can't/don't swim. This is the hidden gem of the park in my opinion if want away from the crowds. The upper pool is larger and has two water slides a pretty big splash zone, a bouncy house, water balloon battle area (you have to pay for the balloons). We went to the big pool on a Thursday and it was not crowded at all. The building next to the upper pool houses the store and restaurant. We ate there on a night it rained all day. The pizza was pretty good for an RV park.
There is a lot of golf cart traffic but it did not really bother us. Cart rental is $60 dollars for 24 hrs. No thanks! We just used my truck to run to the store and to the upper water park. Park rules no traffic after 11pm. Only people I saw driving around after that were workers checking on the comfort station near us.
The lower/cheaper part of the park in more woodsy and less busy than the upper/more expensive part but the upper are pull through sites. I had to clean debris off my awning 3 times from the trees. But it did storm while there for a day and a half. - Newman252
Aug 2016 - $90.00
Nice campground, beautiful water park, nice staff. What we didn't like was the noise; there were dozens of golf cart speeding around, some of them modified with loud exhaust cruising about, so bad we couldn't have a conversation under our awning without screaming at each other. Sites were not level, but not far from being level. Main road was paved, most of the others were just gravel in the new section, not small gravel but large rock chunks, so when you put your patio mat down and stepped the rock would come through it. Grass on our site wasn't mowed but not a problem. Would we go back, probably not - just too much noise. - Vhljaljr
Jul 2016 - $70.00
Wonderful campground!! The staff are awesome! Helped this solo woman RV'er unhook my golf cart and back into my site! Water park and activities are wonderful!! Great place to take the grandkids. Price is for two adults and any and all kids under 17!! - Winnebago2006