July 10, 2020 - reviewed by 3 Nights
The park indeed is very beautiful with lots of things to do like fishing, swimming, hiking the many trails. The bad parts were when the city folk come the place gets crowded. You will not be able to find parking spots at some of the hiking locations. People will be parked along the railing into the road. The access road (534) is narrow, curvy, hilly with guard rails and the traffic goes fast. There are 10 to 15 percent grades from either side of the park. The better approach from I80 is from the East which is longer but does not have the two hairpin turns to navigate. The water was good but just like some have mentioned the sites need work like being leveled. We had 1 bathhouse (3/3 stalls, 3/3 showers) for over a hundred campsites. Camp store indeed is stocked well with anything you want for camping including groceries, a lil pricey but better than the tourist trap meat store up the road. Stayed (6/28/20)
October 25, 2019 - reviewed by HANK
The park is a real surprise. Campground is pretty much flat as a pancake though the terrain around the area is rolling & rocky and heavily forested.
The Fireline Trail brings you to views of the Lehigh Gorge and River. The Shades of Death Trail parallels a trout stream and has 3 waterfalls. Gorgeous.
Our site was grass that had been gravel once, maybe 25 years ago. Electric with a common water spigot 75' away. $30/night which was "ok" for a State Campground. We'd stay again if in the area.
September 30, 2019 - reviewed by Jack
Sites Need Help. Park Is Beautiful
If you like hiking, mountain biking and the like this is a beautiful place. If you are looking for some space and a bit of privacy at your site you may be disappointed.
We had a full hook up, pet-friendly site. There are not many of these. They are pretty much on the border of an open field that abuts the road and shade is at a premium.
Roads are gravel. Approach roads to the park are pretty twisty for a big rig.
The park is big and somewhat remote. A TOAD or bike is a must, especially if you want to reach the boulder field.
Our site was not well cleaned by the previous camper. It had a picnic table and a fire ring. Didn't visit the camp store but hear it us well stocked. Bear are common. Secure your food and garbage.
Full hookup sites are hard to get, especially on weekends. I'm torn between three and four stars. Gave it four largely for the beauty available.
September 3, 2018 - reviewed by Lauryn
Great Park And Great Hiking
Spent the weekend in the electric/pet friendly loop (site 191). This specific loop is pretty cramped with sites right on top of the other and close to the road but kids made lots friends and everyone was riding bikes. We ventured out to check out other areas (specifically the loop with site 146) and those sites are very spacious and the area is peaceful. These sites don’t have electric and aren’t pet friendly so it really depends what you’re looking for.
Camp store is little but has pretty much everything you could need. Prices were surprisingly affordable for a little store in the middle of nowhere. Wood is $4.50 a bundle and most groceries were priced the same as a grocery store. Selection is much smaller but it takes the burden off of worrying if you forgot any of the necessities.
Lots of hiking options nearby. Closest town is about a 20 min drive and has a small grocery store, diner, and PNC bank, and a few other little shops.
We had an awesome time and would visit again!
August 20, 2017 - reviewed by Robyn Buseman
We stayed here over a weekend as it is about an hour and a half from home in Philadelphia. Wooded sites, somewhat private amongst beautiful woods. Our trailer is 20' so we fit in the small trailer spots. Electric only but water was right next to us. Wonderful hiking trails everywhere! Waterfalls and beautiful woods. Shades of death and Hawk falls recommended! Rail to Trail along Lehigh river for biking. Have to drive about 5 miles to bike trail unless you like hills. Even though it was crowded weekend in August, we enjoyed Hickory Run
May 5, 2017 - reviewed by Land Unseen
Stayed for two weeks at the end of April / beginning of May. Large clean modern bathhouse with flush toilets, good spacing between sites, electric available & dump station. Water pumps available for filling your tank, but no direct hookup to city water. Large open field area for bigger rigs. There is a special section for campers with pets. Not too much around nearby as far as towns and convince - except for a small grocery, laundry, pizzeria & woods ice cream shop (both very good!) in Whitehaven. Fills up with people on weekends, but weekdays are quiet. Close to lots of lovely hiking trails and attractions like Glen Onoko and Boulder Feild. Around $24 a night for electric site. Would definitely stay again!