By Hilary Gunn
There are few better ways to pass a summer and make lifetime memories than with a family camping trip. Better yet, lakeside campgrounds provide endless hours of entertainment so thrilling the little ones won’t even miss their gadgets and gizmos. Whether you’re a rugged outdoor enthusiast, or simply looking to try something new, Pennsylvania plays host to campgrounds of every variety. From ready-and-waiting cabins to bring-your-own-tent, these sites are some of the most stunning in the United States, and all yours for a nonstop adventure in the woods!
Set on a private, 90-acre lake in the glorious Pocono Mountains, Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort is one of the most beautiful and cost effective ways to stage a getaway in Pennsylvania. Family owned and operated, with an eye towards both quality and fun, this Waymart location is simply sublime. If you can tear yourself away from gazing at the majestic lake, activities are endless, from fishing and boating to themed, weekend specific group pastimes. Leave the stresses of the world behind and lose yourself with Keen Lake Camping!
If you’re looking to plan the ultimate family vacation, you could scarcely do better than a trip to Otter Lake Camp Resort. Set in 300 serenely forested acres, this Marshalls Creek find boasts some of the best activities in state. From swimming and canoeing to bingo, movies, and organized sports, nobody will be able to cry boredom at Otter Lake, even on those inconveniently inclement days!
On a 1,730-acre lake, set perfectly in 5,900 acres of impeccably preserved parkland, lies one of the most beautiful camping opportunities imaginable. With ADA compliant campsites, an amphitheater, and access to hot showers, the beauty of the great outdoors has never been quite this accessible. Whether you’re just looking to relax, or engage in all-out, camping excitement, Bald Eagle State Park is a worthwhile trip!
Everybody loves Lake Wallenpaupack, but Ironwood Point seems to make everyone’s favorite lake even better! With an eye towards wholesome family recreation, and available boat slip rentals, Ironwood Point is just about the perfect place.
If you simply can’t get enough time on the waters of Lake Erie, consider spending the night at Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cabins and Camping. With 1,100 feet of picture-perfect lakefront, this North Springfield spot is beloved by children and adults alike. Additionally, as Lake Erie is both the shallowest and warmest of the Great Lakes, the fishing at Virginia’s Beach is among the best in the country!