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Old 02-19-2015, 07:22 AM   #11
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Welcome its a great forum. If you have time check out my post in travel chat. Heading to pa Williamsport but can be as far south as Lancaster any suggestions
Wish I could help ya, but I haven't camped anywhere close to home. Wifey is in love with Assateague SP and wants to go there every trip. It's all I can do to convince her to try somewhere else once or twice a year.

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Welcome from Lebanon County PA. I find that the PA State Parks are great places to camp. If you like being close to the water try Locust Lake State Park. You are not right on the water but pretty close if you get the right spots.
Thanks, but see above ^^^^^. Lol. I'm hoping the nicer camper with full facilities will help me convince her to try a few new places. As we both work full time, and I have a rotating schedule and work almost every holiday, most of our trips are scheduled around long weekends, so I'd like to be able to make shorter drives to a campsite. But convincing the wife.... Well......

Edit: I just looked up Locust Lake. Looks nice, and only about an hour from me. Might have to put that on the short list. Thanks.


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Old 02-19-2015, 08:22 AM   #12
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My wife loves Assateaque SP also. We go there for a week every year. I hate the beach but we have to give and take.

Gifford Pinchot SP is great also. We are making that an annual trip also. Our favorite is Bald Eagle SP every year.

We are trying out Little Buffalo & Codorous SP's this year. We like to travel around and visit different places. We visit a few parks every year and then visit some new ones every year also to keep from getting bored with the same places.

We have friends who get seasonal sites at one campground. I could not handle that although it would be nice not needing to tow the camper every trip.

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Old 02-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #13
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:25 PM   #14
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Welcome from NEPA. I have to disagree with the SP recommendation though...I'm not a big fan of our SP system, and having grown up 20 minutes from Locust Lake, I can tell you that the sites are jammed very close together--the CG area was engineered back when campers were smaller.... There's lots of private CGs and RV parks that we like to frequent. Twin Grove (near Pine Grove) and Secluded Acres (near Lake Wallenpaupack) are two of our favorites, and Otter Lake (near Marshall's Creek) is nice too. Good luck!
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #15
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:50 PM   #16
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Welcome. We love the parks in PA, though Taranwanderer does have a point to some extent. Not to turn this into the PA parks love / hate thread though. Some of the sites can be difficult to get into with a bigger unit, so we'll se if my opinion changes once we pick the 37' 5th up in March. Everywhere we've been I have not felt that the sites were jammed together any more than a private campground. And I've hit quite a few, Hickory Run, Ricketts Glen, Worlds End, Gifford Pinchot, Prince Gallitzin, Codorus, and Promised Land. Planning on a few new ones this year too.

Promised Land and Gifford Pinchot both have sites near the water. Some of the campgrounds are going through with major upgrades, to include full hookup sites.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:09 PM   #17
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Welcome from lancaster county pa. We are also heading to elk neck along with cummingham falls in md and pine grove furnace in pa this year Among others. Both pa and md state parks are great. Good luck with the new rv!

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:16 PM   #18
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Welcome from western PA. Elk Neck brings back memories. Tent camped there a lot about 40 years ago.
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