8 Parks near Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
Oct 2015 - $35.00
The campground has some nice features. The bathrooms were a little old but very clean with pleasant touches and toasty warm with the cold temps outside. I would have rated the campground much higher, but for location. Our site was about 40 feet from a highway and we were in a hybrid trailer. The truck traffic on the highway was nonstop all night and unbearable. At times the camper actually vibrated from the noise. I suspect the noise would be dampened if you were in a hard walled RV, but I would still suggest asking to stay as far from the road as possible. We left after one night. As for other aspects, the sight was wide, almost level so not much correction needed. As for the look of the campground, it looks nice, lots of tree, pine needles etc. - TBrams
Apr 2013 - $38.00
We used this CG as an overnight, and it was all we needed! It was simple, nothing fancy, but a level site, quiet and a decent shower house. Would not come here to vacation, but as a one night stop you couldn't ask for more. Even had a host take us right to our site! - Spmalloy
Sep 2010 - $40.00
My rating would be a point or two higher if our group had been clearly told what to expect when we made our reservations. We were told there are 50a sites with full hookups. There are, but VERY few w/sewer and even fewer w/50a. "Sewer service" (ie. honey wagon provided as needed) is OK, but it is NOT the same as having a sewer connection. Most sites cannot receive satellite TV due to heavy tree cover, local OTA TV is extremely limited and the campground is wired for CATV but CATV is not available. Water pressure was extremely low. We have a 40' motorhome and were parked on an unlevel tent site requiring significant blocking up on one corner. Our 30a electrical outlet had barely usable voltage around 108-109v most of the time, low enough to cause possible damage to electronics, AC, etc. I understand the campground is under new ownership and the couple on site was very friendly and helpful face to face. But this campground was far below what we were led to expect would be available to us. In addition to the problems with RV sites, we had to hold our meetings off-site in Centre Hall because the available "meeting space" was a small open air pavilion, not at all usable for other than small social activities. All said and done, we paid a premium price for marginal facilities. I doubt any of our group will be back. - AFChap
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Huge grassy area, we picked our spot, basically all alone, we had electric and water, but we only stayed two nights so that was fine. There is a dump station, but a fee of $20 to use it. Very close to State College and a few other attractions. Staff was very relaxed, brought a garbage pail close to us when I asked where I should throw out the dog waste bags. Also asked us if we wanted the lights on or out where we were, made sure we were okay before they left for the night. This is not a resort, there are no amenities, no frills, no picnic tables or fire rings, just a place to park with water and electric. We loved it and would go back again. - dorcol
Sep 2012 - $25.00
I had a rally here. Some of our coaches were 45 feet. We all parked on the grass and had 50 amp hookups with water. There is a dump on the fairgrounds. Area wonderful for site seeing and Nittany Inn super for dinner. Management and maintenance very helpful and cooperative. We stayed 3 nights. - Peter K
Sep 2010 - $25.00
We were here with a group, but they do take individual RVers also. There are limited full-hookup sites, but there is a dump station. Typical fairground amenities w/grass sites, etc. Excellent voltage on 30 amp outlets. VERY HIGH water pressure (110psi on my gauge) and many of our folks experience water hose blow-outs. They do have bath houses but not close to the area where they would normally park over-nighters. Easy access and small town environment. We would return if in the area. - AFChap
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Only stayed for 1 night on the way north but have stayed here on other occasions for longer periods. It appears that the owners are upgrading some sites with pads and patios. We would stay here again. - Jfrwarmd
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This was a nice KOA. Some of them can be really bad. Our site was level enough. Hook ups were well placed. There was cable & WiFi. We booked online but called directly to the campground to ask for a satellite friendly site. We asked again when we got there. We were not able to get satellite from our site. It looked like there were sites that were satellite friendly but we weren't given one. The water pressure was very low. We had to fill our tank & run off of that. We would stay here again now that we know which sites to ask for to fit our needs. - Connie's Co-Owner
Oct 2015 - $55.00
Some nice features. The bathrooms are very nice. There is a bathhouse at each end of the campground, the upper one looks new, and the lower one is older but very nice. No issues with hot water, and it was very clean. If think making a same day reservation could be difficult, as the office is open a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours in the evening and do not answer the phone during any other time of day. We have a fairly small trailer, at 20 feet. We had no issues with our site which are set up on almost terraced roads. I did see some larger RVs sticking out into the road though as some sites are not as deep as others. The higher priced sites with fire pits and patios or the pull-though sites have more space, while the back-in sites are more like parking spaces. Some of the tent sites were very nice, grassy and private, and some of the smaller sites in the back of the campground also looked very treed and private. They have a nice looking pool although it had already closed for the season, a small dog park, and volley ball, and play grounds. I would defintely stay again but be very careful about site choice. - TBrams
Jul 2016 - $49.00
I gave a 9 rating and would have made it a 10 but for one thing: the WIFI. It was useless most of the 2 days we were at the park. We have a Verizon hotspot but those gigabytes go fast. With better WIFI, this would be a nice place to spend a few days. RV parks don't seem to understand how important WIFI is. We don't use any of rv park facilities like swimming pool or restrooms/showers and would gladly trade them for good WIFI.
Other than that, its a very nice park with spacious sites and nice landscaping. It was very hot or I'd have taken a long walk with the dog. Very nice management. Location is very good, only about a mile from Rte 80 and easy roads to get to the camp. Everything but the WIFI worked well. - UllaPool
Aug 2015 - $57.00
This could be one of the best campgrounds around PA. It's big, has nice treed areas to camp, fire rings, lots of places to walk, pet friendly ,
They are a little too laid back for our liking, when we arrived, the office was closed( early afternoon) a sign on the door said. Call this number, we did.. 4 times, goes to voice mail.. After driving around and walking around looking for someone to check us in, we decided to just pick a site and get settled. We did have a reservation for a one week stay. 2 hours later a lady shows up at our door and we eventually got checked in.
If you have trouble walking, do not stay here, the rv sites are on hilled terraces; very pretty, but hard to walk up and down the hills to the office.
The camp ground offers free mini golf and a water splash area, neither in good shape.
They keep horses ( no riding), rabbits, and a play ground. But, it all needs some tender love and lots of care; the owners are really trying to get it all together, and with time and a lot of work they might do it.
They have been trying to get a "store" up and running for the past three years, but there is still no store.
Overall, we would stay at Gram and Paps Fort Bellemonte again. The people are very nice. - Audrey Dunton
Jul 2015 - $48.00
Called for reservations and asked for a level pull thru long enough to hold our 45' motorhome. Was told they would put us in site 69 that will be fine--nice and level and would not require us to unhook our car. When we got there we got there given sight 65 which was plenty long enough but had a severe slope toward the front. Had to use 4" of blocks to get level and had to unhook the car to do that. Water connection was on the wrong side of the site and the electric box had a big posting that said to not shut off the circuit breaker. Not what we expected for the price. - DaDoSA
Jul 2016 - $73.00
Beautiful park, shaded sites; electric hookups only. Drinking water available. Pricey nightly rates for only electric hookups. Our site was not very level but was large, as were most of the sites we saw. Restrooms were clean, showers private. Playground for children. Very nice swimming area with sand bottom across the road from camping area with a snack bar, which was open only on weekends. Many hiking trails. - rvnutzrwhat
Oct 2011 - $31.00
This is a really nice, remote park. Some of the sites are larger than others, and the campground map depicts site size very well. All are wooded. There are some nice hiking trails, and a little lake. The playground is not in the campground, and is across a busy road, which could be a problem if you have children. - pamvanw
May 2010 - $26.00
We love this park! We already have next year booked. This is our second visit in as many years and have had no problems, other than finding the entrance to the campground the first visit. It should be marked better. The whole campground is wooded and nicely laid out on a hillside. The gravel sites are mostly flat, and this year, they had the campground loop road paved. It changes the whole feel of the park for the better. It's quieter, no dust, and the kids can ride scooters and bikes will ease. Sidewalk chalk has become popular, too. The dump station has been upgraded as well, though it could have been laid out with more room. Still, it's very serviceable as it is. he bathhouses were revamped several years ago and remain in very good condition. There are some good hiking trails to explore, as well as lots of great history waiting for campers to uncover, so don't miss the programs at the other park facilities on site which bring alive the history of the iron industry in early America. There is very little to complain about at this park, other than the missing full hookups that all PA State Parks share. We will be back many times! - mosseater
Jul 2012 - $41.00
There is no cable TV nor can you get any channels with antenna, and I have a Jack antenna. If you like being in the woods this may work for you. I've paid a lot less for nicer campgrounds with more services available. I would plan to stay elsewhere if coming through this area again. On the plus side, the guy at the desk who I assumed was the owner, was friendly and helpful. - Rrloren
Aug 2011 - $39.00
Man at the desk put me on a site with 6 inch pitch from back to front. Claimed it was the last site available. There were 5 other sites that were more level and empty. 39 dollars for water and electric. Packed in like sardines, highway traffic (next to interstate 80) very noisy. Extra charges for electric. Sites not very level overall, there are a couple that they have poured concrete pads on and that maybe for seasonals. Wi-Fi router kept resetting every 10 minutes. I will not be back. - BiGKaT
Aug 2009 - $34.00
The owners of this campground are super: they went out of their way to help us when our trailer broke down 3 miles from the camp. We stayed here for 4 nights and used this as our homebase for day trips. Our kids enjoyed the pool, mini golf and playground. - sssunshine
Oct 2013 - $38.00
Waterside the campground, very aptly named, we camped beside the river, two days pouring rain. Hook-ups not user friendly and here's the reason why. Water 30 feet away, sewer capped to high. Cable at first was fuzzy, then came in crystal clear. Cell phone signal strong, WiFii not good here. We didn't use the bath house. Room for transients yes, but definitely a "seasonal's" park. Some sites really run down, others nicely done. On the battle between nature and "chachkas", the latter clearly won. If you enjoy the sound of trains, and hearing whistles blow, be advised it is constant, know this before you go. Not a family run campground, but employees are very nice. We had a "Good Sam" discount, but still a bit high priced. The Riverwalk was scenic, the Canal was just okay. They have a pool, reasonably sized, and a place for kids to play. Also, a picnic table and fire ring. It was a fairly roomy site so to me a score of "7" for Waterside seems just right. - prose4those
Aug 2013 - $32.00
There were eight of us and a dog in a cabin (shed) and two RV sites. My RV site had a large bright light over it, so it was like daylight all night long, thus my trailer has an abundance of bugs that came home with me. Sites were nice size, grass and gravel, but grass needed cut. Everything drained pretty fast, as the rain poured while we were setting up, so we hid under our awnings. Many seasonals with golf carts would cut between my RV site and the cabin, even after we put up a screen room. I understand there were many rules to sign off on at registration, but we had no problems. The cabin was pet friendly and had AC, so that was a plus. Most seasonals were friendly. Canal was across street, for fishing, more like fish feeding for me, little fish and big hooks = entertainment. Pool was small, but nice, bring your own chair. We missed tubing as the staff was working the carnival activity after 2:00. The tubing run we discovered was only from the upper end to the lower end of the campground, on the Juniata river. Canoe and kayak rentals available, however, no livery service. Very reasonable Good Sam rate for an overall pretty good experience. - foor
Aug 2013 - $38.00
Good hookup facilities. Large grassy sites. Gravel pads. Very level. Staff helpful. 2 washers and 2 dryers in the back laundry. Very clean. Would come again. - SunnybrookJim
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This is a very nice state park, IF you have a smaller-sized rig. We stayed here for a couple of nights in a 40' fifth wheel. It was difficult getting our rig backed-in to the site. The roads are narrow (beautiful roads through the forest) and, of course hilly. There is a separate camping area for those with pets. We love this state park. Unfortunately, our rig is too long for us to utilize it again. Beware: cell-phone service is non-existent. This is a dead zone. Antenna tv service is not available. We were here for three nights while visiting relatives. It was nice to be off the grid for a bit. - oldbluejay
Jul 2015 - $24.00
We loved this place! Perfect for the outdoors adventurer. There isn't much around, but the sites are beautiful. This place has a feeling as if you are out west in a national park. We will be back.
Wooded and remote sites with lantern hangers and fire pits.
Special thanks to the friendly camp host who helped us park late in the evening. - 72streams
Sep 2012 - $29.00
This is a very nice state park campground set in a hemlock and white pine forest. Every site is at least partially shaded and most are fully shaded. Most sites are spacious and have reasonably level gravel pads. Tent sites have a tent pad with finer gravel base. The campground has one central shower house, which is relatively new and clean. The park has a small lake with a beach and swimming area and numerous picnic tables. There are hiking trails in the park and connections to other mid-state trail systems. There are many miles of packed gravel forest roads (no winter maintenance) to explore on bike or by vehicle. There are also quite a few other state parks within a 25-30 mile radius to explore. Owners of big rigs would do well to avoid sites 17 to 33, as there is a very tight left-hand turn to navigate when leaving that section of the campground. It can be done, but the bank on the left side shows numerous scars indicating that the bank won! Our only gripe was the vendor-supplied firewood ($7.00/stack) that was obviously cut from long-downed trees and was very punky. There are area residents with roadside signs for camp firewood, though. RB Winter is in a beautiful section of north-central Pennsylvania's mountains and there are some great overlooks from its 2000 ft. elevation. We will definitely camp here again so we can further explore the region. - JEH412