15 RV Parks near Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Crammed in like sardines, they don't take bank cards at Snack shack, no change machine in laundry facility. .25 for three minutes on dryer! Spent 13.00 on one load, left with damp clothes. Our site was literally two feet off the road! Couldn't use fire pit, too close to our camper, 50.00 fine if you move it! Bingo was a rip off, spent 40.00 and yelled bingo but she said she didn't hear me! She said oh well , I guess I'm the bad guy! You couldn't even understand her calling, she mumbled and was a poor individual to be calling numbers. Entire place was a money pit! Not worth the money. Sites were awful!!! Rude front office workers. Do not waste your time or money camping here.Fines for everything, Not a friendly place to camp and relax. - Deb Mailliard
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We love this campground. We camp there yearly. 3 times every Summer. They are always nice, caring and helpful. So many improvements are made yearly. Great stays every time. - Mark and Sue
Jul 2014 - $36.00
Stayed at this campground for 2 nights in order to visit and see attractions in the area. Stayed on row 29 site 9. The roads and sites are tight for “any” type of RV. Entering through the gate in a motorhome, it was impossible to reach the card swipe to open the gate because it is at car level and none at motorhome level. The wife had to get out and swipe in order to open the gate. Upon passing through the gate the entire length of the rig roof was scraped by low branches. And navigating the roads and into your site in a motorhome is all but impossible without people moving cars, fire rings and picnic tables. It is a three ring circus getting parked. Having previously explained to the campground upon reserving the size of our motor-home and it having four slides, proved to be of no benefit. Our site was so skinny it was impossible to open the driver side slide without hitting the power utility stand. Thus it was necessary to move the coach away from the power stool, which put the passenger side of the coach off the gravel and into the grass. At this point opening the awning was not an option as it would have extended into the road where there was much traffic as it was the main exit road for the bulk of the permanent and seasonal campers. The site was not level as it was low on the back end side which is not good when raising the back end of a motorhome. To achieve level would have required the rear wheels to come off the ground and we do not do that. Thus we spent the two days not level. And at the same time the sewer hose connection resulted in the hose running uphill to achieve a connection. It worked, but was certainly not ideal. Bottom line the campground is not “big rig” friendly; they should have told us straight up upon reservation that they can not properly handle the big rigs; however it is also not friendly for average RV sizes. The shape of the office building smacks of being a former KOA and most of those are pretty cramped if you have ever been to a few of them. The pool was not heated and too cold to use in early July, however it was not our intent to use this park for it’s amenities outside of a site hookup for our rig. There is one Wi-Fi connection that is free. From our site it was out of range. There are numerous strong Wi-Fi points which are part of the Mesh Network and require creating or having a Mesh Network account and paying for the time used. The power at our site was 50 amp and appeared to be recently upgraded as it was new looking. The metering within our rig showed the voltages to be acceptable at 117 and 118 per each line phase. The park is best suited to very small RVs such as pop ups and tent campers. Larger motorhomes should certainly avoid this place. We would not return. - Denny Pike
Sep 2017 - $37.00
We only stayed in this park for one night; we were in a pull-thru and didn't disconnect our Jeep. The gentleman in the office showed us to our site. Even though the electric had a 50 amp outlet, our motor home's meter only showed 30 amps coming through. The man had explained that that might happen, but that it really was 50 amps. Strange. It didn't matter to us that night as it was cold and we didn't need any a/c. There was nothing special about the campground; looks like there are a lot of seasonal rigs parked there. It was not convenient to I-79 so we wouldn't come again. Also, a warning for anyone pulling out onto route 358 (Hadley Road), it is a narrow, blind intersection and the traffic comes at you at 60 miles per hour. - dbcordello
Jul 2014 - $26.00
This is a very nice park; family owned for many years. Staff is very friendly and helpful. After they saw the size of our rig, they willingly changed our reserved site to a larger one and escorted us to it. Many full-time residents but all sites were very well maintained. Lots of trees and plenty of shade but no problem getting large rigs around the roads. The sites are gravel but very level. They even have a flush toilet in the outhouse in the tent area. - SandyA
Sep 2017 - $18.00
FHU, 50 amp, pull-through site. 17 OTA TV stations available, excellent WIFI though the park is fairly empty since we arrived after Labor Day. Many seasonal rigs here and the roads are somewhat narrow and turns are a bit tight for our rig and towed vehicle but manageable. Staff was very helpful and friendly particularly warning us about using the printed directions in our Passport America book rather than GPS. Actual rate was $17.50 for the night. Site could use some leveling since it sloped to our left. All the picnic tables appear to be brand new. We would return if in the area. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2017 - $26.00
This was our first stay, traveled 2 hrs, campground had a lovely country feel even had Amish come in to set up bake goods, but staff hardly saw, but those I did, I didnt care for. Store assumed we knew where everything was. Someone I assume was staff spoke rudely to me and my 2 kids for sitting on playground riding animals that we had just taken a picture on - we will not return due to her rudeness. Had to buy a floor jack 1st night to level out our trailer because site was to unlevel. Power went out twice. Activity equipment was rundown or broken, no planned activites, fishing pond dirty, pool was nice but smokers. Store was basically obsolete. They need to update the place and their staff if they want to be a resort. No Thanks...what a shame. - mother 211
Aug 2017 - $18.00
Rest rooms were clean. Picnic tables were like new. Sites very close. A lot of permanent residents. Sites for overnighter are very unlevel. With my motor home I had One wheel off the ground due to the slope of the site. Well covered with trees. I was told I'd get satellite reception but I could not. Road coming in was very narrow. - PWMC58
Aug 2017 - $55.00
Very clean park, friendly staff. Lots of weekend activities. Well kept pool and play areas. Work out equipment inside and out. Nice level sites, easy navigation. Big rig friendly all the way in from interstate. Typical KOA. Would return if in area. AT&T service good. - On the way
Jun 2017 - $49.00
Beautiful, it was June so all the many lilies were in bloom. Level sites, full hook-up, fire pit, patio table. Showers were good, laundry room in office so it remains clean and well attended. Staff nice, trash pickup throughout the day. Majority of sites were for permanents, but very well maintained. Some upgraded sites had patio tables with umbrellas, gliders and decks. The cabins had hanging baskets and the lawn was kept cut; tall trees, pool, shade and space between the sites. I think this is one of the nicer KOAs. One grocery store in town but it is a good one. We are traveling for 4 months and stay in all types of campsites. I am not sure why anyone could complain about this site. - oliver quibble
Jun 2017 - $57.00
This is a really really nice park. One of the very best we have stayed in on this trip. Beautifully maintained and extremely clean. The price we paid was for an extra long 50 amp site. Really long and sites are wide and level. Great power wifi and cable. Beautiful pool and store. Attentive staff. Nice treed areas. Great little dog park. Would definitely stay here again. - Landee2
Sep 2017 - $72.00
This is as nice a Jellystone park as you will ever find. The staff is friendly, the grounds are woodsy, and sites reasonably level and large. Lots of organized activities for those who want them. - LarryJohnston
Aug 2016 - $37.00
This has just become our favorite (close to home) park. Paved roads, large level gravel sites, nice pool, good playground, excellent mini-golf course. Staff was very friendly and helpful; we were escorted to our site and given help to get backed in since they don't have pull-thru sites. All hook-ups worked well although the water outlet was rather far from the site; we had to use our 50' hose to get connected. The wifi worked well and we were able to get a lot of channels off the antenna. Their dog park had ramps and tunnels and other obstacles which our pups enjoyed much more than just a bare lot to sniff around in. They were constantly working to maintain and improve the sites, although the park was already in excellent condition. There were almost constant activities scheduled for the kids and, even though participation was low during the week, they still put them on. My only slight complaint - and the only reason I didn't give them a 10 -was a $15 charge for a wrist band to use the jump pads, mini-golf and bike rental. If you only have one child, the free mini-golf was pretty much useless and she had her own bike so it came down to too much money for a couple of minutes on the jump pad. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. - SandyA
Jun 2016 - $58.00
Pride in ownership everywhere you look. The Quiqley family really knows how to run a campground. Bathrooms are spotless; every time I used the restroom it looked like I was the first one to use it after being cleaned. The facilities are exceptionally well maintained. Camp store is quite extensive. The kids had an absolute blast; between the visits with Yogi Bear and all sorts of activities and crafts, no one was ever bored. The staff was very friendly; special shout-out to Miss Cathi (from Texas) and the wonderful treatment she gave my kids. Would not hesitate to visit again even though it is a long drive from our home in Indiana. We spoke with several repeat / seasonal campers (btw, seasonal campsites were very well maintained, not dumpy looking like at some parks) who all voiced the same happiness with this place. It's no wonder they have so many repeat customers. If there was one improvement I could offer, it would be to expand the swimming pool and add a splash pad; word is the owner is considering doing something like that in the future. - Fdwt994
Jun 2017 - $60.00
This park was packed when we were here on a weekend. Most sites are seasonal but they are for the most part neat. Our site was a pull through, plenty long and all level concrete. Roads are curvy, hilly and tight. Biggest drawback are many golf carts. Roads are too narrow for them running around along with people walking and vehicles coming and going. I can see need for them if someone is disabled, but most could benefit from the walking. Only one wifi pass per unit. Cable and other utilities work well. Lots of shade in most sites. - padre
May 2016 - $56.00
Single lane registration in front of office. Possible bottleneck for incoming traffic.
The office is shared with the most complete and well-stocked campground store we've seen to date. Very friendly lady checked us in. Escorted to site.
The campground is very hilly. You are either going up or down no matter where you are in this park. Surprisingly level site. No side-to-side leveling was needed for us, however, we did notice many of the seasonal units were using multiple blocks on one side. This park has a ton of seasonal units throughout. Some look well cared for. Others...not so much.
Water pressure was 60 psi. Power was good. Cable was poor. Not sure if that's a problem throughout the park or just a bad hookup at our site.
The wifi signal is weak and how they manage it is disappointing. You are given an individual password at check-in that allows you to access wifi on only 1 device. Do not use your phone on their wifi. The system will detect it and lock you out. If multiple members of your party want to use wifi on a tablet or laptop, you're out of luck. The password registers the first device and will not allow other devices to join using the same password. Hugely disappointed with their approach.
Put on your hiking shoes because you'll need them just to get around this park. We were located where they put short-term campers (400 Loop) and, from there, everything is up hill. Literally. On a positive note, you'll get in some aerobics walking up to the Snack Shack.
The Snack Shack offered a variety of food items. The pizza was decent.
Daily rates are on the high side, but that is something we've noticed with campgrounds that are only open part time. There's a need to generate revenue during the short camping season.
Overall, a very nice campground. We've read many positive comments about Shenango Valley and wanted to give it a try. Glad we did. - The Other John Doe
Jun 2015 - $54.00
Updated "weekend sites" with larger, level concrete pads, general landscaping upgraded, most seasonal sites in great condition, fully stocked camp store, large wood fired boiler type heating for the near Large pool, adding considerable new section onto park, promises to be very nice next season or so... - mkekflyers
Aug 2017 - $58.00
This is by far, the BEST campground we have ever stayed at. It is absolutely beautiful. In the woods, large, gorgeous trees all around. It was meticulous. There were many full timers there and ALL of them had gorgeous set ups. Everything was immaculate and well cared for. You can tell that the owners of the campground and the residents take a lot of pride in their site. There were play grounds and a pool and everything looked brand new. It was easy to get to, easy to navigate, perfect amount of space, excellent hook ups, people were very friendly, very quiet and very beautiful. If I could give it 11 stars, I would. - Monica C
Aug 2017 - $38.00
Very quiet park. Owners very accommodating. Lots of well kept seasonal. Heated pool, stocked catch and release pond, playground. Security card gate. If you have a long rig, take it very slow off of the road into the park. Would return if in area again. AT&T service good. - On the way
Jun 2016 - $34.00
This is a very nice campground. Everything is well kept and clean. Nice pool and playground. Our site was fairly level, adequately spaced and not hard to get into. We had an escort, Joe, who took us to our site and assisted with maneuvering in. He was friendly and knowledgeable. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. They even deliver ice and firewood to your site for a fair price. They do their best to make you feel welcome and appreciated.
The only down side to our site was a large tree with roots that extended into our door area. Since there was a dry spell the roads were very dusty. Both were mild irritations not problems.
The transient and seasonal areas are separate. We found the seasonal people to be quite friendly. All of their sites are tidy and kept to look like they are part of a campground, not a trailer park.
We would camp here again without hesitation. Our week there was very pleasant.
We camped here in a travel trailer. - Stephen20
Jun 2017 - $12.00
The Shenango Rec Area is a really nice facility. They don't try to pack them in, leaving nice private spaces between the sites. They offer electric in some sites but there are no full hookups available. Trash bins are located all through the campground and all the roads are nicely paved. My only complaint: The dogs. While most dogs were well behaved and quiet, one dog, just two sites over, barked incessantly. It was making us upset to the point we were going to report the owners but we didn't. We will use this campground again. A reminder to all seniors. June 30, 2017 ends the one-time $10.00 fee for a lifetime pass to all the national parks and most federal parks. The senior pass is good for the cardholder and three others in the vehicle. Our campground site at SRA was half price! - Have Camper-Will Travel
Jul 2016 - $12.00
Friendly staff, all that one expects from the Army Corp parks! Clean site, facilities. Senior pass rate always a welcome value.
OTA and Verizon both good. Stayed two nights and was so pleased I stayed another two.
Will be sure to return yet again. First come sites are great for travelers! - Wicked Witch
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This is an old Army Corps of Engineer campground that is in need of upgrading. Of the 321 sites, only 109 have 30 amp power. There is no 50 amp electric or water at the camp sites, however you may be lucky enough to have a site close to a water hydrant that you could tie into with a "Y" or "T" adapter. There is no sewer at any site although there is a dump station with two access points.
The electric sites are situated very close together. The non-electric sites are more spacious, especially those that back up to the water. Those are lovely sites if you want to/can boondock.
If you camp at an electric site, plan on taking leveling blocks with you as many will require side to side leveling. Also you may need blocks for your rear stabilizers because some of the sites "drop off" in the back.
The restrooms/showers are very old and need major refurbishing. The restrooms were clean and serviced regularly, we didn't use the showers.
The rates vary for the campground: Electric-$24.00; Lakefront non-electric-$21.00; Other not-electric0$19.00; and Multiple Family Site-$34.00. They do accept the "Golden Access" and "America the Beautiful Access" cards which gives you a 50% discount.
All in all, it is an okay campground and we will stay there again. - dmoore1108
Jun 2017 - $25.00
Camp here frequently. Nice little lake. Walking/hiking trails are not well tended. If you are not super picky it's easy to find sites even last minute. Bathrooms are decent. Has a beach but I have not used. Good to kayak on lake. - The Hoeys
Aug 2013 - $15.00
This place is absolutely gorgeous and a hidden gem that doesn't seem to be listed on any of the websites we checked. We stopped in the area a few weeks earlier to ride the awesome bike trails and stayed at another campground that was no comparison to this one and it was full. We were one of very few camping here and could not believe it. The campground looks like a state park, only better than many. The lake is beautiful and has a huge swimming area although closed the days we were here because it was the end of the season. The mountains are riddled with hiking trails and the Oil Creek Bike Trail, the Samuel Justus Bike Trail and the Allegheny Bike trail (all paved and rails to trails) are within a few minutes drive to a trail head. We were here short term to ride the trails, but if we were looking for a place to stay awhile, this would be it. We camped near the office just because we didn't have AT&T cell signal for data and wanted to use wi-fi and also wanted a view of the lake since it was so quiet. We were able to extend the wi-fi signal using our Ralink antenna from the office to our motorhome. Most of the sites were in the wooded areas and cozy. They seemed to be level. We would definitely return. - busyteach
May 2017 - $56.00
Camping area is a good distance from the office, pool, recreation room and the only garbage dumpster. Daily rate is high and you need to pay for extra amenities, including the jumping pillow, which is only opened for a maximum of one hour three times a day. There are a lot of rules, not all bad, but many more than we have encountered at other KOA's. They have a very nice stocked store. - User3295
Sep 2016 - $48.00
This was by far the worst experience camping / rving ever. Owners are overbearing and rude. The site was mud. We sank at least 6 inches. Yes it rained but with a good base and some gravel this shouldn't have happened. Plan on needing 4wd or a tractor. The facilities were dirty, water pressure awful and everything was at the entrance that you must access through a gate. Kids have to pay to jump on a pillow for 15 minutes at $7. The owners are just horrible in their way of talking to people. We left a poor review on KOA after checkout and were promptly emailed threatening, condescending message from the owners about how we are bad parents and leaving poor reviews will block us from using other KOA's in the future. In short AVOID THIS KOA! Save the headache and go elsewhere. In fairness to KOA's this has been the only place I have ever visited that I wouldn't return to. - krp2nite
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Good: beautiful grounds. Not so good: park on grass, no gravel or patio, 1st site not level. They immediately moved us to another site. The security gate although nice to have, was inconvenient. Had to put up $10 deposit for an entry key. You had to leave the camping area to get to the dumpster, store or laundry, then drive back thru the gate to get back to your RV. Water pressure so low you couldn't start 2 washers at same time in laundry. Yellow flies were so thick most of the days that we couldn't sit outside. For the price we wouldn't stay here again. - sdlivingston