Originally Posted by GarthJ
where are you looking in sw PA? Mountains, or farther west, a little better area would help with suggestions. Do you like full service campgrounds or more rustic. State parks or private.
We are looking for something fairly close to the Southern border of PA on the western end. We will be coming down I-81 after we leave CT, will camp for 3 nights in PA and head to Philpott Lake VA on July 4, so I'm looking to stay within a 5-6 hr drive to Philpott.
We don't have kids, so we try to avoid places close to amusement parks and places that really cater to kids. We much prefer rustic/state parks, but seems most PA St parks only have electric, no W or S hookups. I'd like at least E/W. So I've been looking for a park with full hookups and access to mild to moderate hiking trails or even better, rental canoes/kayaks with a lake or stream we can get on.
I also like that Buttonwood will allow you to have a beer at your campsite if you keep it reasonable. Most places are strict about no alcohol, but we'd like to be able to enjoy a beer with dinner.
I've read that the trains across the river from Buttonwood can be annoying and I hoped to camp on the waterfront.