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“Great State Park”

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Pottsville
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great State Park”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

We camp here with our travel trailer 2 - 3 weekends a year. Our latest was Memorial Day weekend 2012. This is one of the better state parks with a nice paved path for walking/bike riding. It is good for a 2-3 night stay.....since there is only electric. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly, however they can get muddy depending on the weather outside. There are boat/kayal rentals, the camp store is nice/well stocked with great ice cream. Overall, a great place to camp with the family.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful day by the water”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Well kept State Park, loved the bike trail around the lake.

Visited May 2012
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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Locust Lake”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Very well kept and run State Park; magnificent area to explore

Visited August 2011
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Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Always a great time with family”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We've been camping here for many years now. There's usually about 20-25 people in our group, and we reserve multiple campsites. Obviously, we love it here. We love to take our canoe to the lake, hike to the camp store and get icecream, and look at the stars at night. Nothing like breakfast cooked outside in the morning! The sites are always well kept. The ranger is a little grumpy, but the gals at check-in are friendly and helpful.

Visited July 2011
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“Great mountain camping.”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

I can not even begin to say how wonderful this state park is. My husband and and children have been camping for 15 years. We have stayed at several different campgrounds. However last year was the first year we did a state park. A friend recommended it. I was so use to stay near stuff to do and have pool that I wasn't sure I would like it. However I was wrong.
Let me start by saying that we just came back from our 2nd trip in less than a month. The tent sites are huge and there is plenty of room for our large 2 room tent, a small dome tent for my son and his friend. We also set up our screen tent around the picinic tables. Every site comes with a large picnic table and fire pit. Our site bordered the woods and there was a creek that ran behind us. Great for kids to go exploring and finding creatures of the woods, like salamanders, chipmunks, butterflies and tree frogs to name a few. All while being in eye or ear shot. The bathrooms/showers are clean and remodled. Lots of hotwater and a good flow. Only one complaint is that they could of mopped the floor more frequently (do to previous rain). However we have been there other times and the ba5throoms are very clean. At night it is very quite and peaceful for campfires and sleep.
The lake is so beautiful, you can fish (adults with a licences) it is filled with plenty of sunnies which make little ones happy and trout and bass. The campstore has row boats. Peddle boats and kayaks for rent. You can also take in your own small boats. There is an end of the lake that is roped off for swimming and it has a little beach area with pebble type sand. Mountains surround the lake and there are trails to hike on, which range from very easy to difficult and several miles. They do occasionally have guided hikes with rangers from Pa Parks.
To top off your day they have a camp store that has the odds and ends that u may forget. Plus they have The Best Ice Cream!
Everyone is very friendly from the PARK rangers. To the host campers, to the teenagers working at the store.
We have had a really good relaxing time staying at this campground and will be back at least one more time this season.

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