Camping in Pennsylvania (PA) offers a wide range of camping experiences, from the coasts of Lake Erie to the Appalachian Mountains.
Eastern Pennsylvania offers plenty of lake and river camping, like along the Delaware River. These lakes and rivers provide cool campsites shaded by the wooded tree canopy, and offer activities like boating, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Camp in the secluded Appalachian Mountains in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, and hop on the Appalachian Trail for a day hike.
Western Penn also has a lot to offer campers with miles of Lake Erie shoreline. Enjoy quiet sandy beach campsites or sites nestled into the woods along Lake Erie's coast. The Allegheny National Forest is popular with campers as well because of its vast old growth forests and wooded campsites located next to pristine lakes and streams. Parks and private campgrounds both offer family-friendly camping with RV sites as well as basic tent sites, and amenities like swimming pools, children's playgrounds, and running water. Check out urban camping opportunities near cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
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