Best Camping in Pennsylvania

Camping in Pennsylvania is an idyllic experience; the state is home to numerous scenic hiking locations and abundant wildlife. Central Pennsylvania's Poe Paddy State Park is not the most remote camping spot, but if you are just starting out, it is a good beginning location. The park has a couple of dozen secluded rustic campsites shaded by the majestic peaks of White Mountain and covered with a lush forest canopy. The campground offers both tent camping and RV hookups and some sites have bathrooms and grills.

Two other popular hiking spots in the state park are Bigoy Reservation and Thomas Cave State Park, each about a half-mile away. At Bigoy Reservation, which is also not more than one hundred feet from the trail head off of the state park, there is a lodge that offers both full-service camp sites and backwoods camping. There are ten sites at the lodge, including three that have fireplaces, firewood and hookups for your cooking convenience. The other sites, located on the forested Pine Valley Trail, offer tent camping and access to the Appalachian Trail. The trail head is only one mile away.

In addition to the numerous wonderful hiking spots in the state park, camping in Pennsylvania is also a very popular option. Some of the popular Pennsylvania camping spots are located along the trails of the Appalachian Trail, some within the forests of the Adirondack Mountains and many within the beautiful Lackawah National Forest. Most of the popular sites are located near the state park, where you can find modern cabins and even trailer campsites. Although some people camp only during summer months, some actually choose to yearn when the weather is warm enough to set up a tent and camp. Camping in Pennsylvania is a great way to get out into the wilderness and commune with nature.

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