16 RV Parks near Tionesta, Pennsylvania
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Great place to spend a couple days. Well maintained COE park with some fantastic sites. AT&T coverage was ok, but Verizon dropped in and out. - 5er Swede
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Arrived September 22, only to find them already closed for season, even though website says they are open into October.
Guess you better call each COE to make sure!! - Sir_Charles395
Aug 2016 - $35.00
I found the sites much closer than our previous ACE camp in Tioga, PA. We had full hookups with 50A elec. I'm not really fussy but these washrooms needed a better cleaner I thought. There were great hiking trails and the grounds outside the campground area were beautiful and so well kept. - Darleen
Apr 2013 - $10.00
We hosted this campground as part of the USACOE volunteer program in summer 2011 and have stayed there many times previously and since. This is a well hidden zero services park on the tip of the Allegheny National Forest, adjacent to the Tionesta river and is even part of the flood plain. For your $10 a night you get a spacious site, most of them are well shaded, half of them abut the Tionesta river, a picnic table, and a fire ring. You get use of a water spigot to fill your tank, a dump station, and a restroom house with toilets and sinks. No water hookups, no electric hookups, no sewer hookups, no WiFi, no cell coverage. Perfect. This is a very popular site among the 'boondockers' and is first come first served. All the sites have level ground and only 1 or 2 tops might give pause to leveling a long trailer. You can easily drive 1 minute to a famous redneck bar, or 3 minutes to a camper store, or 20 minutes to a small town with a grocery store and gas. Otherwise, you are isolated and we try to keep it that way. The wildlife howls at night and passes thru, the fishing is great, and they sky is open. There is a swimming hole approx 5-6 ft deep above the entrance which is usable even in late summer when the river is down to damp rock. The Tionesta river is a drain for the ANF and is fed by few springs or wetlands, hence it can run too shallow for even a kayak. But in the spring it runs over its banks. There is not always a campground host to direct you where to go, but if you have 30-40 minutes to spend you can get to about anything you want. No booze allowed and no fireworks and the sheriff does patrol. This is also located near ATV trails and is a stop for a twice yearly ATV 'tour de forest'. Definitely off the beaten path and definitely worth it. - Ed G
May 2017 - $33.00
Road getting here is dirt and a steep hill at the last but certainly do-able. Park itself is well maintained with lots of kid friendly things to do. They certainly try to make things enjoyable for families with younger children. The sites are dirt but electric and water and sewer are available. We set up in the rain so it was mostly mud. NOTE: there are posts indicating the site number. I spent too much time trying to jockey the trailer to the side so the slides wouldn't hit them. The posts are made to easily come out and can be laid down to accommodate slides. - PhredFromIL
Aug 2014 - $30.00
A tight fit on the side roads for a 40 ft MH, and the entrance was one lane with some branches scarily close. W/E fine, but sewer was in an awkward place. Sites are grassy and level with plenty of room between sites. Pool closed available, but it was chilly. We had a pull-through site. They have a game room (we didn't use it). We stayed for family in the area and would stay here again, especially in another site and if they trim up the branches a bit more. - TNBlondie
Aug 2013 - $30.00
It is difficult to evaluate this campground. I will mention the negatives first. Coming from Hwy 8, the roads into the campground are quite narrow and gravel. Our GPS did not find the address, so we called for directions. We were here to ride the bike trail but had to drive about 5 miles to the state park for a trailhead. We were in a smaller motorhome luckily. We did not have AT&T nor Sprint cell service, and there was no wi-fi. A few vacant camping trailers at the back of the campground were somewhat unsightly. The owner was very helpful. Although first impressions were not at all good, we did find the park had a pool, play areas, petting zoo, and even a nice fenced dog run. There were many seasonal camper trailers, but they were neat. The sites were grass but mostly level. Other than the happy sounds of a few children playing, it was very quiet. The two mile hiking trail through the forest and around the campground was lovely and linked to the state park. At the end of our 2-night stay, we determined that the rustic flavor was intentional and not all bad. The Oil Valley Bike Trail was awesome. It was paved, level and remote with forest all around. It is surprising that the locals don't capitalize more on their trail to bring much needed funds into this area. We would like to ride the trail again and most likely would stay at the campground again. - busyteach
Jun 2017 - $43.00
I am there for the summer so my daily rate reflects their advertised rate. Good camp store and pool for recreation. Pool closes at 6 PM. It is a large campground with mostly seasonal sites. Entertainment on most weekends. Tent camping is no longer permitted. Most of the transient sites are in full sun with easy access. - Wilco
Jul 2016 - $51.00
We were very unhappy with this park. I emailed for a reservation and very clearly stated that we needed a 50-amp, full hook-up site and preferred a pull-thru. They responded saying that they had a site available for the dates we were interested in. To be fair, they didn't specifically say they had a 50-amp site but they sure didn't say they didn't have one, either. We got there and found that there are NO 50-amp sites available. If we hadn't already unhooked, we would have left then. Also, after they had run my card, I noticed a (small) sign saying, "ask about saving 10% with Good Sam". I told them I was a Good Sam member and they said that they didn't offer it unless we asked for it and certainly didn't offer to refund the 10%, which would have saved us over $20 (a little under-handed, I think). We have been camping for many years and our site was the most uneven we have ever encountered. It took every piece of blocking we carried to get level. I didn't use the women's showers but the restrooms were clean and neat. However, my husband used the men's shower and said it was awful! It was impossible to regulate the water temperature and the stall was too small to get out from under the spray. Also, the mat was so hard and rough that it was miserable to stand on. The pool was great but they had really limited hours. They close at 6 pm and it would have been nice to be able to swim a little later in the day when the sun wasn't so hot. The vast majority of the campers were permanent/seasonal but they all were very neat and well-maintained. At least some of the roads appear to have been paved at one time but were mostly level gravel now. The grounds were neat and clean and grass was mowed. There was a nice well-equipped playground. Water pressure was low but adequate. Cable TV had very few channels and the picture wasn't very good. Wi-fi is available but for an extra charge and, since we weren't told that ahead of time, we chose not to use it. - SandyA
Jul 2014 - $40.00
Very large campground. Mainly permanent sites. Nice facilities and pool. Store was well stocked and prices reasonable. Close to Cook Forest activities. Nice hiking trail adjacent to campground. Nice playground and small 9-hole mini golf. WiFi available for $2.00 per day for 1st device (speed was slow to average). Sites for weekenders are jammed on top of each other staggered back to back in several rows on a slight grade. Should be a 1/3 less sites for the space available. Why campgrounds do this confuses me. Most people would pay a few dollars more for some extra space which would make up the $ lost from packing us in like sardines. Got VERY busy and loud on weekend (wouldn't be so bad if not such close quarters). We could hear every word spoken by campers behind and beside us. Our site was not level. Noticed that the 4 available pull-thru sites are literally feet from the road with only a split rail fence separating. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would NOT stay here again on a weekend. - GMC4018
Aug 2017 - $55.00
Went for Civil War Re-enactment. Won't go back. Park employees do not enforce any of the rules they list. Dogs are left alone in campers all day to bark, and kids are riding their bikes after dark. So glad no child was hit because no one drives the 7 mile an hour speed limit. Park staff was told about a dog that had a woman and her dog on the ground and the staff never bothered to do anything about it. Boy Scouts were camped there this weekend and you could not ask for better kids. Too bad the ones running around at 11:30pm weren't as good. - shell5
Jun 2016 - $49.00
The campground is fantastic, we camp in a travel trailer. The sites are all level and well sized. Lots to do in the campground with planned activities and including a heated pool, putt-putt golf and game center. This is my favorite campground. - Rockwood Mini-lite
Aug 2015 - $48.00
We needed a place to stay overnight. It was 20 mins. Off of rt 80. We came after hours. I repeatedly hit intercom button on gate, finally called owners. We had a large pull through spot. Very nice campground. We were under very tall pine s and able to get satellite. People were camping in tents, cabins, 5th wheels. There was also a fair number of permenant parked homes that were well kept and very attractive. They offered a pool, convenience store and propane. We would consider staying there again. - kimme
Aug 2017 - $38.00
We stayed in site 53 and our electric would not work in our camper on Saturday night 8/12/17. The park was clean and friendly people. The campground hosts need to do a little more about the traffic going so fast on the loops. I felt they were going way too fast in pet area. The rest rooms could use an upgrade or a paint job. No cleaning crew came to clean restrooms. - xteddiegirlx
Sep 2016 - $31.00
Stayed in spot 002. Nice location but definitely not level. used two leveling boards for 3" rise on right side but bubble only just touching target.
Otherwise was nice place and would stay again but would select one of the other sites. - Tireman9
Sep 2016 - $23.00
Cook Forest is a large Penna State Park campground. Facilities are older but well maintained and kept reasonably clean. Full on labor day weekend and very smoky in the evening because practically everybody was running a fire. Average site size, some sites are too open to the roads. This park now has some sites with full hook up including sewer. Lots of activities available in the state park. - kanling
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
Jun 2004 - $23.00
Very clean & very quiet campground! Restrooms are very clean & have a separate dressing area for privacy, very nice feature! Many open sites & wooded sites available also. Propane filling station, ice, & general store. Cabins & packages available for weekend getaways. Park is table-top flat, nice for backing in and hooking up! All in all a clean & well run campground! - cujo31
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Park was extremely clean and neat. The owners could not have been more accommodating. We arrived after hours, calling them from I-80 to see if they had room for an overnight. We were advised to to pull up in front of the office and wait. (We drove by their house as we approached the office). They led us to our site and made certain we were satisfied and could get settled on our own. While the rest rooms/showers were "rustic," they were well-built and clean. The grounds were very well kept. The spaces were level--which took some effort during construction because the park is located on the side of a hill. There is an upper and lower level. Upper seemed to have more shade trees among the camps, while the lower level, although surrounded by trees, was pretty much open in the center, where we parked. Getting there was an easy drive from I-80. I did, however, drive (slightly) past the entrance because the park sign was only painted on the opposite side. A minor oversight, quickly forgotten by the warm welcome. - Racer and Friend
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Ask for a level site. They said all sites were level! Ours certainly was not. We were tired and just slept falling to the right. Laundry is on a covered porch. Restrooms and showers are clean but, rustic/archaic. WIFI is NOT free! Each connection was about $4 per night. Did not do it! And do not like being misled. No cable or air TV. Yes, in the woods and very hilly, if you desire that type of camp. - Sir_Charles395
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Rustic Acres RV Resort and Campground is bordered on two sides by state game lands, which means plenty of trails and undisturbed forest just waiting to be explored. When it gets hot, I bring my two dogs down to play in the large creek just down the trail from our camper. Since it is so close to the woods, it's very peaceful and there is often wildlife frolicking around the park; it's not uncommon to wake up and see groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and birds going about their business right outside our window!
As if the wooded paradise wasn't enough, the campground is also very conveniently located. Wal-Mart, Aldi's, a local butcher, Amish merchants, farmers markets, several restaurants and fast food chains are all just 5-15 minutes away in both directions. Cook's Forest is just 18 miles up the road and if you feel like visiting the city, Pittsburgh is only an hour's drive away!
The family that owns it are very hard working and aim to see their campers happy. We arrived in the middle of the night after a rough trip across the country, and the lady still met us at the brightly lit office and was happy to walk us through the camp's rules and help us get settled in. Throughout the day, the owners can be seen and heard buzzing around the camp making sure everything is going smoothly, while stopping for a chat with anyone who wants to.
They offer really competitive rates compared to the nearby parks (I paid $35/night for 30amp service, but they also have 50 amp service available for $40), and military personnel get a 10% discount!
The only time I recall a power problem was during a thunderstorm, and the owner gave us regular updates from the power company so we knew the status of the repair in close to real time. The sewer lines are very easy to hook into with standard bayonette connectors.
All in all, I highly recommend this place be it for just a night or a whole month! - happycamper28