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White Haven, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run State Park

White Haven, Pennsylvania


3613 State Route 534
White Haven, Pennsylvania 18661
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Sites: 381
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.027312414277
Longitude: -75.699491500855

Elevation: 1378' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Hickory Run State Park campground looks like an old-fashioned campground in the PA State Parks system. Loops are gravel and meandering. Thickly wooded camp sites. Really nice if you like the woods. Restroom buildings are older and need maintenance. (Tile coming off in showers, one shower not producing hot water) There is an open air loop (basically a field) on the east side. If I had a big RV, I would go there. A large amount of campers are from New York and New Jersey. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
163
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park with lots of shade and trails. Clean and updated tile bathrooms. Modern playground. 2 night stay. Would stay again. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12 near bathhouse
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pocono raceway only 3 miles away. They will let you go into the infield to look around.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here early in the season. The park is not well-suited to RV's. There were several places where tree branches were left to grow over the roadways at a height that interfered with our TT. We are only 10' 6" tall, but the branches were still an issue. Aside from that, we had a nice stay. Lots of sites. Quiet. Friendly people running the place. You have to see the Boulder Field! Price reflects a non-hookup site and senior discount. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
314
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here to visit friends nearby. Was a very nice SP. As noted, the roads there off interstate are narrow and hilly, but doable. Also as noted, signage in the park could use some work, but once we got to our site, it was fine. Didn't notice road noise behind us on 534, but we mostly stay inside. We had partial shade, but some sites are open. We were in pet section. Other sections are really wooded, so it just depends. Site was 50 amp, FHU, and was level. Decent space between sites. We were able to get OTA channels and had good Verizon coverage. We would stay there again when in the area. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Pet loop with full hook up (W/E/S). Sites back up to Rt 540, no road noise as long as trailer windows were closed. Sites are on edge of a field, no shade in summer. Park has miles and miles of hiking trails and biking trails. Close to Lehigh Gorge State park with thier 25 mile rail trail for bikes and foot travel. Lots of hunting and fishing opportunities. Boulder field felt like a bit of a letdown, not as large or impressive as one in Lenhartsville PA (blue Rocks Family Campground is at base of this boulder field). Overall Hickory Run is a nice destination park. There are black bears in the park. We saw two, a baby one day and a fully grown the next day. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
283 pet loop
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Camp Store small but stocked with anything you could possibly need, Jim Thorpe is approximately 15 miles away. For supplies other than camp store Walmart is either 35 miles west or 30 miles east.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Rustic & woodsy, more our preference. Beautiful PK. Stayed mid week with few campers. Campsite had full amenities except for cable & wifi. Direct TV & Verizon recep. good. We were relegated to RV area for canine owners. Site good, backed up to route 534 with little to no traffic noise (woods between road and site).

Slight negative was signage, difficulty locating site. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
288
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

PK is 6.2 mi total from Exit 274, off I-80 onto Route 534( follow PK signs) . 17% grade on 534 ( 2 Truck Gas Staions at Exit if need to disconnect tow ). Entrance to PK is NOT at Camp Office( PK Entrance is 2 mi on RIGHT past PK Office). Locating Park entrance was confusing.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Like any PA state park sometimes site selection will make or break your trip. We stayed in site 263 and had no issue with road noise or leveling issues. We also had NO issues with bears nor did we see one at all in our 4 days there. We visited the Boulder field which is a must if visiting the area. As far as cell service, I have AT&T and didn't have much of an issue with signal as others are stating. Roads in the state park are definitely hilly and the CG roads a bit tight but by no means undoable. We got nervous on night 2 when a tent went up next to us with 6-8 guys but surprisingly they were quiet and only dropped the F bomb a few times. They actually saw my kids and yelled "sorry" one time. My kids just rolled their eyes since my wife and I can have a bit of a mouth too. All in all, I've been here twice in the last 10 years but given the lack of activities it makes for a nice "every once in awhile" trip. There are just too many other PA CG's to enjoy in the fall. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Feels remote. Sites are large. There are water spigots located throughout the campground, so no water at each site. No Internet or cell service. I was there during the week so it was almost empty. The bathrooms were pit toilets with no running water. There were hand sanitizers available. Fairly long narrow roads to get there. I would overnight there again for one night on my way to somewhere. I would only suggest you stay there if you are fully self contained. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The thing that defines this park for us is the road from the interstate. Very bad up and down and narrow. That being said, other than the segregation of dogs, it really is not a bad park. We had no hookups and the site wasn't level but doable and the site was big. It was clean and the folks were nice. One surprise to us was NO ALCOHOL Really? After that road? We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

An excellent state park which offers a number of different rates to RVers depending on if you want rustic or full hookup. There is an excellent lake to swim in, but a major attraction is Boulder field, where a glacier melted leaving miles of boulders. It's great for a weekend. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time camping here, it was our first experience at a PA state park, and it was everything we expected and more. This park has a lot of hiking trails, and we did only the "shades of death" trail and went to the famous boulder field, both were fantastic. The park has a very nice sand swimming beach that has a snack bar and restrooms, very nice. The campground was very nice, spacious, wooded, we stayed in an electric site. The restrooms were very nice and there was a separate dish washing area which was great for those who needed it.We would definitely go back. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Wooded camp sites, clean bathrooms, lots of hiking trails. Most trails are off limits to bikes. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park on Memorial day weekend. We are usually State park campers. I booked site online, and got site 219 this was on second loop after the entrance to the campground, site was small but adequate, lots of tree's. There were a lot of nice larger sites, and we wrote these all down for future reference. This is bear country, we saw no sign of bears though, you must take care with your food and things just in case. The Staff there was very friendly, lots of things to do, lots of trails, very nice swimming area with snack bar. One big drawback was the bathrooms, 2 loops shared one bathroom, mens side had only 3 stalls and one urinal, womens was not much better, waiting was the norm in the morning. These were not well maintained either, at least not on this weekend, Other than that this was a great campground to visit, I will return, but not on a holiday weekend. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived right after three days of rain. Was pleasantly surprised to find our site was well drained and mostly dry. Campground was virtually empty, we were the only campers in our loop. Site was large and included fire ring, picnic table and lantern post. Rest rooms were clean, showers hot, but buildings were not heated. Even though park was empty, park rangers patrolled frequently. Hiking trails were numerous and challenging. We also took a 20 minute ride over to Lehigh Gorge State Park and rode the bike trail. I highly recommend it. Overall a very nice two days. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

If you enjoy a natural setting, with great hikes, and opportunities for fishing and family time, this park is for you! Early May, and the campground was mostly empty. Since we are new dog owners, we got a dog site (with electric) - most of these were filled, followed by sites that had electric. Camp store had the basics. The Park is only a few miles from the intersection of Routes 476, 80, and 940. There are reasonable restaurants there if you don't want to cook. Site we had (285) was wide, but I felt the location of the fire ring was too close to my neighbors rig. Also if you are bothered by road noise, this row of sites backs up to Rt 534. Go for the lower sites. Both my daughters want to come back for the beauty found in this park. Don't miss the "Shades of Death" trail - Not as difficult as it sounds, but following a stream and rock formations for a mile and a half. We camped at Hickory Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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