Pennsylvania is a vast state. From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, camping in Pennsylvania offers many vistas, each with its own appeal. Whether you’re in the mood for waterfalls, rolling hills, or close encounters with wild animals, you will not be disappointed when you go camping in the Keystone State.

1. A Creek Runs Through It

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If you’ve always dreamed about waking up to the melodious sound of water, this is the campsite you've been looking for. This spot is tranquil and immediately puts you into a more relaxed state of mind. A beautiful brook burbles just feet from your tent, set among giant rhododendrons, oaks, and hemlocks.

Hike to a nearby waterfall that cascades over moss-covered rocks, a swimming hole, or a relaxing hammock getaway. Close to Jim Thorpe (named after the esteemed Native American athlete), there are tons of outdoor adventures nearby, plus this Tentrr campsite backs right up against the LeHigh Gorge State Park.

2. Adams River Run

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Nestled among the trees on the shore of the Delaware River, this campsite is pretty much Pennsylvania camping at its best. Two separate platforms each sport a tent with bunk beds and a cozy queen mattress. You can swim in the river, catch some trout, hike, or just laze the day away, listening to the tranquil sounds of the river and surrounding nature.

Located near Equinunk, PA, this Tentrr Signature Site can accommodate up to 10 campers and is close to fishing and river outfitting companies.

3. Wallenpaupack Creek Camp

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Tucked into the woods by the tranquil Wallenpaupack Creek, this Tentrr Signature Site is near Scranton, PA, and is set amongst rolling fields and meadows. This site and its sister site, also offered by Tentrr, are located on a 40-acre farm. If you and another group want to camp in close proximity to one another, just book both sites and then you can walk the short distance between them in about a minute.

This is a pretty ideal spot because it's quiet and has a secluded feeling, yet, at the same time it is still close to amenities and shopping if you need it. Animals lovers can wander the property and befriend the farm dogs, Rufus and Piper, or go relax in the fields and watch the grazing cows.

4. Whippoorwill Woods

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This campsite near Lehighton, PA, has all the gorgeous scenery you’d expect from the Pennsylvania landscape, as well as some exciting extras.

You can schedule a Plant ID and Nature Tour with the camp keepers, a meet-and-greet for the horses, or book some playtime for your furry friends in a large fenced-in yard. A charcoal grill, extra kindling, and firewood, or a large crate so you can leave your pet in safety are all just a call away.

Come for the Pennsylvania natural setting’s austere beauty and stay for all the thoughtful amenities provided at this lovely getaway.

5. Camp Beaver

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Set near Honesdale, PA, this campsite is only a 2.5-hour drive from New York City or the North Philadelphia’s suburbs and 45 minutes from Bethel Woods. For outdoor adventures, hike the trails to find the elusive Wangum Falls.

Take a stroll on the property and pick some blueberries for your breakfast pancakes. The garden also has raspberries, grapes, kiwi, or peaches, depending on the season.

This is a close jaunt to the city but far enough away from the hustle and bustle that you feel as if you’ve left the modern world for a more peaceful one.

The Last Word

When you go camping in Pennsylvania, you can see cliffs, waterfalls, gorgeous old-growth forests, and working farms. Whether you’ve chosen to spend time in the eastern Poconos or the western steel country, camping in Pennsylvania is truly a trip to remember.