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Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort

155 Keen Lake Rd, Waymart, PA 18472-3077
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Waymart
The Keen Family has welcomed RV campers, tent campers, and cottage guests for over 60 years, and it is as much a privilege today as it was for our parents, James and Dorothy Keen. Every day brings an opportunity to greet a returning friend or to meet a new one at the perfect camping setting of Keen Lake. We respect how valuable a commodity leisure time is, and our mission is to provide the opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and to connect with the splendor that is the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It's time to gather at the lake.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Sharon R wrote a review Jun 2020
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Myself, wife and 3 kids and 2 dogs just returned from our 5 day stay at Keen Lake after a 3 month stay at home for Corvid-19. Much needed family time without internet and such. We had a blast! Lake front on Pioneer side.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Kenneth G wrote a review May 2020
Garden City, New York173 contributions32 helpful votes
We were so glad to be back at the lake for our annual Memorial Day weekend camping. Even though not fully open due to COVID, it was still great and we'll done. Just a shame the indoor activities like ceramics, movie night and Karaoke were not done. Still, a great time. We stay by the lake in the "Pioneer" section which is laid back and rustic (all woods and gravel roads). We choose a sight with no water or electric hook-ups although there are sites that have them. The fishing is great, the lake is beautiful and what is better than sitting around the fire at night roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. The camp store has all the basic needs. If you need more, the beverage distributor and supermarket and a short drive away. We will be back soon (Labor Day weekend).
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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carolv816 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pompton Plains, New Jersey5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have been going to Keen Lake for the past 3 seasons and absolutely love it. 2017 was our first season as travel trailer campers and I was not sure how I would do. Keen Lake is a hidden gem and has turned me into a true camper. Mike is the best, always willing to help us out in our time (s) of need, and trust me there were many. Everyone there is very friendly, grounds are very clean, pool and lake are the best. We did check out other campsites our first year, but hands down, Keen Lake wins and we have plans to return again in 2020. Close enough to the Yankees minor league stadium if you want to venture out, but honestly, we stay put for most of our time there. We continue to extend our stay here each year. You will not be disappointed. Happy Camping.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Keen_Lake_Resort, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded Feb 3, 2020
What a lovely way for us to start the new year. We are so happy that you are enjoying your stay at the lake. That means the world to us. We've got some great things planned for 2020! Looking forward to seeing you this spring.. Best, Jan Keen
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Mark A wrote a review Nov 2019
Carbondale, Pennsylvania13 contributions4 helpful votes
Renting the cottage on Hermit Island at Keen Lake Campground has to be the best "Get-Away" that I have experienced in years! I have now stayed on the island for a week three different times over the years and each time I go it gets even better. If you want some alone time with your special someone or even with your entire family Hermit Island gives you the privacy and feeling of an oasis to yourself and the ones with you. A 4 acre island where no one is allowed to step foot on except the people with you. Talk about privacy and relaxation! A week of total solitude and quiet. Shut off your cell phone and forget about everything. Just listen to the birds chirping in the morning. Lay out in the sun and forget about what time it is. In the evening start a nice fire at the pit and have a BBQ and not hear the voices of the people at the next campsite next to you. After dinner relax at the fire ringside and chat with your friends that joined you. Have a few beers and kick back. But be careful as you sit back in your chair alongside the fire pit you may end up dozing off and having a wonderful nap under the stars thinking about how great it is to be on this island all by yourself. Morning time wake up, step out on the front porch and look out over the lake while you have your favorite cup of coffee. The only problem with this entire stay is that you will find yourself counting the days you have remaining before you have to leave this wonderful paradise. The entire staff along with the Keen Sisters are absolutely so accommodating! Sister Jan is tops at making sure everything meets your expectations. Going to the Bahamas or one of the other islands requires so much effort prior to leaving. The traveling to the airport, making sure your flight is on time, shopping prior to the trip for clothes etc is all forgotten because at Hermit Island all you have to take is a few pairs of shorts, t-shirts, shoes, socks and some bed linen and you are good for the week. No hustle-bustle! I remember coming back from some vacations other than Hermit Island feeling a need a vacation from my vacation because of all the work that went into preparing for the trip, during the trip and then the travel home. I am hoping to make a 4th trip to Hermit Island over the next year or two. You can't go wrong!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Any room in this cottage has a great view of the lake.
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Response from Keen_Lake_Resort, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded Nov 27, 2019
I honestly do not know where to begin. Thank you for such a lovely review. You are the type of guest everyone wishes they had. We so enjoy your time with us---although once you dock at Hermit Island, we rarely see you guys! Thank you so very much for being our guests. The privilege has been ours. Happy Holidays. May laughter and love be the main course on Thursday. Best, Jan Keen
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emskooo wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions
My boyfriend and I drove up to Keen lake for a long weekend and we had a blast. The scenery was beautiful and the campgrounds offers lots of activities, like kayaking and ceramics. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: No hookup camping is great
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Response from Keen_Lake_Resort, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded Oct 9, 2019
We're delighted that you had a great time! Thanks so very much for being our guest. We'll look forward to hosting you another time. Best, Jan Keen
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United StatesPennsylvaniaPocono Mountains RegionWaymart
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Nearby attractions include Prompton State Park (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mustard Seed Cafe, The Gravity Inn Restaurant and Bar, and Belmont Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.