By Hilary Gunn
Nothing can unite a family quite like time spent in the great outdoors. Lucky for us, Pennsylvania plays host to some of the best campgrounds in the country, and boasts incredible options for families. Whether you’re testing the waters of a new activity, or continuing an annual tradition, truly great family-friendly camping options in state await!
Located near one of the most family-friendly attractions out there, Hersheypark Camping Resort is a great option for both those who want to partake in the Hershey experience, or those who just want a relaxing getaway! Whether you bring your own tent or RV, or rent an available cabin, this spot is perfect to forget your worries and create lasting memories.
Pine Cradle Lake is the perfect place to leave the world behind and reconnect with the people who really make life wonderful. Whether you rent a campsite or a cabin, this Rome Township destination is both beautiful and full of kid-friendly excitement. An 18-acre lake sets the stunning scene, and activities and themed weekends keep the energy high.
Three-hundred serene acres in the heart of the Poconos already sound too good to be true, even without the added excitement of Otter Lake Camp’s offerings. Take a swim in the 80-acre lake, try your hand at bass fishing, play tennis on lighted courts, and pass any rainy days at the heated indoor pool!
Nestled along the border of Moraine State Park, Bear Run Campground is an affordable, exhilarating option for families looking to spice up their summer. In addition to themed weekends, this Portersville location offers activities like horseback riding, sports, children’s gem mining, and even boasts an exciting game room for rainy weather.
“Come as friends, leave as family,” is the motto at Cozy Creek. This wonderful family campground has spacious campsites and cabins, and plenty of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit. Some of the activities available at Cozy Creek include fire truck rides, relay races, arts and crafts and movie nights.