Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Campers will find a beautiful wooded campground in Pennsylvania’s Locust Lake State Park. Located in Schuylkill County, in the eastern part of the state, this campground has 282 campsites and offers a variety of outdoor activities.

Designated tenting only is permitted on the north side of the lake, while tent and trailer campsites are available on the opposite side of the lake. The campsites are in wooded areas and include a parking pad, picnic table, fire ring and a cleared area for camping equipment. Camping pad lengths range from 18’ to 68’. Some sites have electricity. For those interested in walk-to tent sites, they are available via a short walk from a parking area. Pets are permitted only at designated sites. Modern restrooms with flush toilets and showers are conveniently located throughout the campground. A sanitary dump station is also available.

In between the two sides of the campground is the 52-acre Locust Lake. A road leading alongside the lake connects the two parts of the campground. In addition, the paved 1.3 mile Bicycle Trail circles the lake and provides a pleasant way to bike or walk throughout the campground. The trail leads to the amphitheater, sandy beach with lake swimming, boat launch, camp store, playground and an ADA accessible fishing pier. The paved trail also leads to 6.75 miles of hiking trails in the park.

Campers may rent canoes, kayaks, double kayaks, rowboats or motorboats by visiting the camp store. The store also has food and supplies, including firewood, as well as souvenirs and ice cream. A public phone is also located at the store. A park office and visitor center is 6 miles away at Tuscarora State Park.

Note: a Locust Lake State Park sign along Moss Glen Road does not mark the park entrance. This rough, dirt road leads to an abandoned fire tower. Follow Locust Lake Road to the park entrance.

 

Find more information on Locust Lake State Park's website and campground map

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

April 03 to October 17

Price per night (basic site)

19.25 $ (16.16 €)

Pros

Spacious forested campsites. Paved trail. Beach with swimming.

Cons

Small lake. Small parking area by beach.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Reservation phone number

1 (888) 727-2757

Features

ADA accessible
Firewood for sale
Boat ramp(s)
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Amphitheater
Wildflowers
Dump stations
General store
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Showers
Lakefront
Playground

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

282

Maximum trailer length

68.00 ft (20.73 m)

Location

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