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Old 04-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Buttonwood Campground, Mifflintown PA

Anyone ever camped at Buttonwood?

I got no replies on my inquiry about good places to camp in southwestern PA
. . . . . so I've continued my search and found Buttonwood, It looks great on the website and I love that they rent canoes and have a livery service,
Would love to hear of any first hand experience before we try to book it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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Buttonwood has great reviews on RV Park Review, I would certainly stay there when in the area. We stayed at a nice KOA not far away in Jonestown and visited Hershey Park and several candy and snack mfg in the area.
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My wife's family camps there yearly for Memorial Day and enjoys it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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We are staying at Buttonwood Memorial Day Weekend. We camped at another CG in the area last year, and discovered this place on our way home. We stopped in, and they gave us a personal tour on a golf cart. Extremely nice people working there. The young owners seem to be constantly upgrading the facilities. We had to book a year in advance. The CG is sort of split in two. I would highly recommend staying on the Juniata river side. Seems to be less crowded and with better sites along the water. The CG is easy to get to as it's just off rt. 322 between State College & Harrisburg. Good luck finding a location, and I hope this helps.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #7
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We are staying at Buttonwood Memorial Day Weekend. We camped at another CG in the area last year, and discovered this place on our way home. We stopped in, and they gave us a personal tour on a golf cart. Extremely nice people working there. The young owners seem to be constantly upgrading the facilities. We had to book a year in advance. The CG is sort of split in two. I would highly recommend staying on the Juniata river side. Seems to be less crowded and with better sites along the water. The CG is easy to get to as it's just off rt. 322 between State College & Harrisburg. Good luck finding a location, and I hope this helps.
Thanks for the report! We have made a reservation for a site on the river, and plan to do a canoe trip also.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #8
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A friend of mine camps at buttonwood and enjoys it. They have kids tho, and told me there is a lot for the kids to do. We will be staying there later this summer.
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We are staying at Buttonwood Memorial Day Weekend. We camped at another CG in the area last year, and discovered this place on our way home. We stopped in, and they gave us a personal tour on a golf cart. Extremely nice people working there. The young owners seem to be constantly upgrading the facilities. We had to book a year in advance. The CG is sort of split in two. I would highly recommend staying on the Juniata river side. Seems to be less crowded and with better sites along the water. The CG is easy to get to as it's just off rt. 322 between State College & Harrisburg. Good luck finding a location, and I hope this helps.
I'd like to hear what you think about the amount of noise from the train across the river.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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Nice campground stay here last year in june and we are giong back this june staying on the water side not far from baltimore.
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