The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon offers a wealth of camping opportunities. Whether you're RV camping or tent camping, or looking for a backpacking adventure, or just camping in the woods, you'll find it all here.
The privately owned camping facilities throughout the canyon area provide RV and tent camping for visitors. Along with camping, many of these facilities also offer cabin rentals.
The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon area has a wealth of federal and state parks with camping facilities. The park facilities offer either reservations that may be made prior to your visit, or some of the smaller parks offer camping on a first come first serve basis.
One of the largest facilities in the area is the Ives run Camping area, with nearly 200 sites. Built as part of the Tioga Hammond Dam project, many of the sites have a beautiful view of Hammond Lake. The park is a well-maintained partially forested campground with many recreational opportunities including bird watching, hiking, boating, fishing and swimming. Contact the Park for information by calling 570-835-5281.
Hills Creek State Park also offers campers all the amenities needed for their adventure. This medium sized park is not far from the Wellsboro Pennsylvania area, and very near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon overlooks and the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
Some of the smaller state parks, like Asaph Run State Park, have a few camping sites which generally cannot be reserved ahead of time. These sites must be paid for in person and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The handicap accessible Sites are generally kept available for handicapped visitors until late into the day or until the first qualifying guest checks in. This is a densely forested area that allows visitors to stay alongside a beautiful stocked trout stream.
The Overlook areas of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon provide unique camping opportunities. Both Leonard Harrison State Park and Colton Point State Park have camping sites for visitors which may be reserved. These sites allow for easy access to Vista Views at the canyon Overlook areas and saturate visitors with an in-the-woods experience. There are also pavilions for group gatherings. For more information on camping at Leonard Harrison State Park, Colton Point State Park or any of the Pennsylvania State Parks, call 888-PA-PARKS.