Best Places to Camp in the Poconos

  Summer is the most exciting time for children. They are on vacation and able to enjoy warm, fun days with friends and family. If you’re looking to give your children recreational and educational activities, have them learn good sportsmanship and allow them to socialize with peers, these are some of the best overnight and […]


Camping, Pocono Style

Summer is the most exciting time for children. They are on vacation and able to enjoy warm, fun days with friends and family. If you’re looking to give your children recreational and educational activities, have them learn good sportsmanship and allow them to socialize with peers, these are some of the best overnight and day camps to send them this summer!

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Mountain Vista Campground – East Stroudsburg

cabbathpho_100005747_08Located near the Country Kettle Gift Store, Mountain Vista features cabins, camp sites for tents, campers and big rigs. Nestled behind the busy streets of the Poconos, this campground is secluded and features many great amenities. Rent: Daily, Long Term, Weekly, Monthly / Phone: 570.223.0111

    • Electric. water and sewer hook ups
    • High Speed Internet
    • Modern Rest Rooms / Free Hot Showers
    • Cabins ranging from 1 bed – deluxe cabins with bathroom
    • Camp Store
    • Swimming Pool / Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball Courts / Playground / Quoits / Fitness Area, etc.
    • Picnic and Pavilion areas
    • Recreation Field / Craft Classes / Live Entertainment and more.
    • Pets are welcome


Adventure Campground at Whitewater Challengers


 Located conveniently near the Lehigh River Gorge State Park and Hickory Run State Park, this campground offers convenient, comfortable access to whitewater rafting, biking, hiking and more. Camp sites and rustic bunkhouses are just a few minutes from the rafting check-in area, food, camp store and more. Phone: 800.443.8554

    • Dining Services – Snack bar and ice cream
    • Campground Store
    • Volleyball and Basketball courts
    • Recreation Field
    • Hot Showers / Rest Rooms
    • Wifi
    • Cover Pavilion (able to rent)
    • Fishing, horseback riding, swimming, golf, etc. accessible nearby

Chestnut Lake Campground – Brodheadsville


This RV park and campground is spread out on 100 acres of land. It is one of the largest sites in the Poconos and there is no limit on RV size. Able to rent daily, seasonal, long term and year round. There is also separate rustic wooded areas strictly for tents. Phone: 570.992.6179.

    • Full hook-ups / 50 amp electric
    • Private lake for swimming, boating and fishing
    • Rec Hall / Bath house with free hot showers
    • Pet friendly


Clayton Park Recreational Area – Lake Ariel


Nestled in the hills of the Pocono Mountains’ lake region, this campground is seasonal and a boat launch, providing memorable outdoor experiences on Lake Henry! Phone: 570.698.6080

    • Camping, fishing and boating
    • Live Music on Saturday nights
    • Movie Friday’s in the “open air” pavilion
    • Pet Friendly
    • Full hook up area for RVs
    • 4 Rental Sites: lake front, “glamper” sites with 1 bedroom, kitchen, etc., 2 sites for pets


Driftstone Campground – Mount Bethel


Located on the Pa side of the Delaware River, this campground offers spacious sites for tents, popups, trailers and motor homes in a park-like setting. Driftstone Campground has been providing family camping fun and memorable memories for 50 years!

    • Camping, fishing and boating
    • Playground / Volleyball / Softball fields
    • Game room / Giant chess and checker boards / Rec. hall
    • Launching dock for boats
    • Laundry / Bathrooms / Campground Store
    • Canoe, kayak and raft rentals


Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort – Waymart


Keen Lake is an award-winning, guest review A rated and TripAdvisor Excellence Honoree destination resort on 90 acres of spring fed lake.

    • Camping, fishing (license required) and boating (paddle boat, canoe, kayak and rowboats for rent)
    • Cottages / Cabin / RV rentals
    • Popup, RV and tent camping
    • Separate pet beach and swimming area (pet friendly)
    • Lake & solar heated swimming pool
    • Hook ups for RVs
    • Campground store


Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground  – Blakeslee


This campground is a peaceful, wooded escape for the family. Offering warm hospitality, whether you’re in a tent, bring your camper or rent a cabin or camper from them, it is there goal that you have an enjoyable stay! Phone 570.646.9255

    • Heated 3-5ft pool for toddlers
    • WiFi to every camp site
    • Store / Rec. Hall / Arcade games / Books and movies to borrow
    • Mini golf / Field for volleyball, tennis, horseshoes and lawn games / 2 playgrounds
    • Popup and tent rentals
    • Rustic cabin rentals for 6
    • Planned activities / direct access to trails for ATVs and hiking
    • Wooded sites
    • Hook ups / Propane / Ice / Firewood
    • Rest rooms with hot showers


Jim Thorpe Camping Resort


All the camp sites here are level and wooded. The tent camp sites are separate from the recreational vehicle area for privacy and a mountain stream borders the campground. There are many miles of mountain bike and hiking trails to explore as well!

    • Tent camping (some with water & electric) / cabin rentals / RV sites (full hook ups)
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Campground Store / Arcade / Laundry / Rest rooms with free hot showers
    • Pet friendly


Lake Wallenpaupack Campgrounds


Located right on the lake, Lake Wallenpaupack Campgrounds offers four different scenic locations to choose from: Caffrey, Ironwood Point, Ledgedale and Wilsonville.

    • Fish, boat and swim
    • Boat slip rentals
    • Playgrounds
    • Firewood / Electric hook ups
    • Showers / Rest rooms / Laundry / Supply Store
    • Tent & pull through sites
    • No pets allowed


Pocono Vacation Park – Stroudsburg


This campground is located near all the main attractions in the Poconos, but it’s also got some pretty great features within its borders. As the owners say, “Pocono Vacation Park is where friends and family camp.”

    • Full hook ups for sites
    • RV & tent sites, plus cabin and tent rentals
    • Golf cart and pet friendly
    • 30×60 swimming pool
    • Kiddie corner with activities / pool
    • Open all year / Winter storage available
    • Mini Golf / Playground / Sports areas / Game room / Rec hall
    • WiFi
    • Close proximity to all neighboring Pocono attractions


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