16 Parks near Transfer, Pennsylvania
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
May 2016 - $12.00
Many of the best sites are lakefront, but are non-electric sites. Consequently, many generators in these areas, some noisy. No water at many of the sites, so fill up before you go in. 330 sites and one dump station (2 sides), so plan your exit time carefully. Bathrooms really need to be refurbished, and the showers are horrible both in layout and cleanliness. That said, the layout of the campground layout is pretty good and most sites are well spaced. Flat land so good for bicycles. There is no official beach or swimming area, but the water is accessible behind some sites. Very good 4 lane boat ramp. Security is excellent and park rangers are always very close. Verizon coverage = 2 out of 5 stars. Several local TV stations available. All electric sites have a GFCI breaker on the power pedestal, which has been a problem for some around the campground. Seems like the GFCIs disagree with surge suppressors. - Bama Camper
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
May 2015 - $41.00
First time visiting Shenango Valley RV Park. It was spacious, level and just super nice. The grounds are well taken care, the pool was heated and the biggest I have seen in a while. The park is about 90% seasonal, but don't let that scare you away. They are all very friendly and the area that is designated for transit campers is excellent. My only disappointment was I couldn't find the path to the river to go fishing. I highly recommend staying here. - Happy Campers - MD
Apr 2016 - $17.00
Has the feel of a mobile home park. There are a lot of permanent RVs setup and year round residents here. The roads are narrow throughout the park and were muddy during our 2 night stay here. There lots of pine trees & tree stumps on the RV sites. The park has 5-6 pull-through full hookup sites for overnight guests. The sites are lightly graveled & short. Our 35 ft fit the site but we had to disconnect & angle our truck so it wasn't out in the road. About as far from being a resort as you can get. We won't stay here again. - sbelle55
Nov 2015 - $17.00
Directions on website say don't follow GPS but their directions are confusing. They tell you to go west but the sign says N or S.
Site are FHU 50amp, PTH, gravel with grass. They are close but enough room between. No cable but TV over antenna. Playground, pool. No dog run but places to walk. Permanent sites were OK. Fine for an overnight. - jcpjane
Aug 2015 - $27.00
Would not stay here again. Power surges over 130 and below 103. Talked to office and their solution was use 30 amp to 50 adapter. Tried to run 1 ac with everything else in rv off power fluctuations all over the scale. - Genecolleen
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
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
May 2014 - $38.00
The owners could not have been nicer. When we checked in the owner took us to our spot and helped us back in. They have a nice playground and pool. The restrooms were very clean. I would definitely camp there again. - beaglefamily24
Jun 2013 - $54.00
This park is very clean, quite, and well maintained. The pool was nice. They have a great catch and release pond that yielded some 3+ pound large mouths. The sites are well spaced and relatively level and the owners are super nice. I would have rated higher, but they charge an extra $8 per kid over two. This is a little steep for the area and there were limited (hayride) organized activities for children. We will camp here again. - Trinket
Jun 2014 - $31.00
We had no problems with tight spaces, our pull through was long and wide. A very nice and friendly campground, will stay here again when in the area. - DRF
Sep 2012 - $25.00
We were caught in heavy rain, which slowed us to the point that we could not make it to our planned campground. We called Hubbard and they confirmed they had large, open, level spaces for a 40' motorhome. We arrived after dark and discovered this was a campground we had been to some 10 years earlier in our new 38' MH. We got stuck, the sites were so out of level our jacks would not level us enough to open slides and branches scratched the sides of our new MH. When I recognized the campground we left in a hurry. I wish they had been truthful about the condition of their campground. We spent the night at a nearby Flying J. - we_rv
Jun 2011 - $15.00
Friendly staff. Conducted to site to check for satellite reception Site was gravel. Showers were partially repainted and not heated on our chilly morning. Water flow very slow. The only surprise was a neighbor doing gun target practice one afternoon. Might stay there again. - john rv
Aug 2015 - $28.00
The lady at check in was wonderful, cheerful, and super helpful. My site was loaded with dog poop, including in my fire pit. I enjoy camping with dogs, and do not understand irresponsible owners my flight was loaded with dog poop not including in my fire pit. The site should have been looked at by staff. Camp host were nowhere to be seen in the 3 days I was here. Bathrooms were OK. Could use some bleach but generally OK. Price kind of high for what it is. - TwoDogsCamping
Aug 2012 - $24.00
This is a huge (600 sites?) campground located about 20 miles off I-77 on Pymatuning Reservoir. Camping with pets is allowed in two of the loops (100-150 and 201-252). We were here on a Monday night and it looked as if the weekend had been busy. There had also been a windstorm the previous Thursday that blew down trees and limbs. We chose a site off the lakeside because it was level and we did not have to unhitch. The site had not been swept and I cleaned up paper towels and other trash. The fire-ring was filthy with partially burned food and trash. We walked around the loop before deciding to stay, but other sites were not any cleaner. The restroom and showers appeared to be clean. The camphost did not return our greeting then or the next morning, just looked away when we spoke to him. Despite all this, we would stay here again. It is a pretty place that is under maintained, but this may be due to budgetary problems. The office staff was very helpful and we had a good night's sleep. - canoeperson
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Beautiful park with large, level campsites. We had a great view of Pymatuning Lake and enjoyed watching the boaters out cruising and kids splashing in the swimming area. Each area of the campground has a restroom/shower and laundry facilities just a short walk away. We had a satellite friendly site but were also able to pick up quite a few local stations over the air. Our Verizon had a strong signal so using the phone or MiFi wasn't a problem. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone looking for a family friendly place for reunions or other such gatherings. Take note though: The Jamestown Campground is located 2 1/2 miles from the Pymatuning State Park headquarters. If you call the park you can get the exact address for your gps. - windjamming
Aug 2012 - $25.00
We stayed one night on our way to NY. The grounds were neat and clean. The eight pull-through sites did not have sewer. There were bees inside the electric box when we hooked up. The 30 amp electric tripped when we ran the microwave and coffee pot in the morning. There were some low hanging branches on one side of the road going out. We would not stay here again. - D&R
Jun 2010 - $25.00
Traveling on the I-80 we needed an overnight spot and this was perfect. Beautifully kept large grassy park with a lake and facilities to large gatherings, spots for long-term visitors, and a large grassy field for pull through overnighters like us. Perfect. Lots of elbow room and a friendly staff. The owners are working to improve the park and decided to not sell it to developers and keep it as a park. What a good thing. The WiFi doesn't work on site but our Verizon phone worked good and satellite TV on the roof came through so we were happy. We were charged $25 but asked that if we used our AC to come back to the office and pay another $5. That was fair. We will certainly stay here again for a night or two if traveling though the area. - Bearpaw
Sep 2007 - $22.00
They only have 39 sites with full hookups. They were rented to extended stay folks and none of them seemed to be there. This is a park like atmosphere with activities that would be found at a private lake. The poor rating is based upon the decline to use the dump station, and the worthless bath house facilities. I was told to use the dump station at Flying J truck stop back at the interstate because it was free. The bath house was made from old non stained wood and was black from water stain inside. You pulled on a chain and received cold water out of a pipe without a shower head on it. The floor was bare concrete that had not been cleaned in forever. There was an old locker in the entrance that has an animal nest in the bottom, where some kind of creature had spent the winter. It had not been cleaned in years. If you just want to stop and stay the night with water and electric, using your own self contained bathroom, this would be all right. The grass was mowed and the lake was a nice touch. - rod
Sep 2006 - $26.00
This was our first trip in our RV. The owners greeted us upon our arrival and escorted us to our site. Staff stayed with us until we were level and hooked up to the water and electric. There was heavy rain the day we arrived to the point that there was local flooding in some areas. We were still able to walk around the grounds without too much difficulty, athough some sites were waterlogged. Bath houses could use updating. Pool was clean and clear but weather prevented us from using it. Only complaint was a camper came in and reversed parked in the pull through site next to us with their door facing ours. The camp ground could have moved them over a site or two but put them next to us. Prior to departure a honey truck service was provided to empty our tanks. Owners were very friendly and helpful. There were a large amount of seasonal sites at this campground. - dpgllg
7652 S. Pymatuning Lake Road Williamsfield, Ohio 44093 (map) | (440) 293-7744
Sites: 247 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 8 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Bathrooms are a bit run down, but clean. Grounds are clean and well maintained. Old water works and the indoor pool is removed, but the outdoor pool is renovated and nice. Park staff is excellent. Wifi is poor. - Donulus
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Price reflects TRA membership. This is our third year visiting this campground. Three years ago our grandchildren had a ball; indoor & outdoor pool, paddle boats, miniature golf and even a water park. Last year, as reflected in the previous review, everything was gone except the outdoor pool. This year the outdoor pool was closed for repairs there is absolutely nothing for families to do. Needless to say we will not be returning. - TheBounders
Jun 2014 - $45.00
PRO’S: Nice large sites - very deep and wide. Sites are grass and gravel. Many open, unshaded sites as well as some shaded. Clean restrooms and showers. Nice playground area for the kids. Nice pool. Good water pressure. The grounds staff was friendly and helpful. CON’S: There used to be a nice water park that was part of this campground. We camped next to friends who camped in their TT with their young children. Imagine our surprise when upon our arrival we found that the water park was no longer there! It was bulldozed and removed this past spring. We were never told that the water park was no longer there when we booked our sites! The water park was one of the main reasons that we choose this park for this particular weekend destination. When booking my site, they asked about my rig and I specifically told them that it was a 40 ft MH, 50 amp, two slides, and I preferred an open, unshaded site for satellite reception, if possible. They said that it was no problem, but they didn’t have 50 amp, only 30 amp. Upon arrival, the site that was assigned to me was one of the few sites that contained a large willow tree. So large that I couldn’t fit my rig into the site without hitting several limbs. Upon notifying the office, they simply assigned us to a different (open) site. Upon hooking up, we also discovered that the sites did in fact have 50 amp service as well as 30 and 20 amp. If visiting this campground, be sure to bring a Lot of extra water hose, sewer hose, and power extensions. The hook ups are very far to the rear of the sites. Depending upon where you position your rig in the site, you could be approximately 30 to 40 feet from the hookups! Fortunately for us I carry a lot of extra lengths of hookup extensions for just such an occasion. Management really needs to revisit training of their office personnel. It seems that they have little knowledge of the campground sites and amenities for which they are booking. Now that we know what to expect, we might consider staying there again, mainly due to the extremely large, open sites. However, if there is an alternative nearby, we may look elsewhere. - mtrumpet