Campsite Spotlight: Knoebels Park Campground


Last month we announced we were starting a new feature here at The Touring Camper called the “Campsite Spotlight.” We envision the Campsite Spotlight becoming a way for The Touring Camper community to share with other readers about their favorite places to camp. Plus it’s a fun way to introduce readers to new places they can’t wait to add to their camping and touring bucket lists!

Today we’re excited to be featuring a Campsite Spotlight submission from Rebecca S., who hails from our home state of Pennsylvania. Although Rebecca and her husband typically like to camp at state parks, they discovered that the Knoebels amusement park in Elysburg, Pa., also includes an on-site campground. Knoebels, which started in 1926, features 60 rides including two world-class wooden roller coasters. With more than 550 campsites and 36 log cabins, staying at Knoebels Park Campground offers a unique opportunity to camp amid all the fun at America’s largest free admission amusement park.

The Knoebels campground offers on-site electricity, tent platforms, fire rings, a playground, and even a pool. The bathrooms are older, but Rebecca said they are clean, in working order, and have a family bathroom. During hot summers, the campground offers a shady respite thanks to the large number of trees throughout the campsites.

Rebecca shared that because the campground is attached to the amusement park, “security is always visible, making it feel very safe.” Plus there’s lots of fun to be had outside of the amusement park as well: Rebecca said there are several state parks within an hour radius, as well as college sporting events to attend.

Thanks so much Rebecca for sharing with us about Knoebels! It looks like such a fun and unique place to camp and spend time as a family!

Now how about you: Do you have a favorite campground that you would love to share with The Touring Camper community? If so, you can head over to the Google form here.

Through the form you’ll need to answer a few questions about the campground and then email us at least two photos (more if you want!). We’ll review the submissions and yours could possibly appear in a future Campsite Spotlight feature post. Plus, if we use your submission, we’ll put an official Touring Camper sticker in the mail to you as our way of saying “thank you” for sharing.


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