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“Do NOT camp here”

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Locust lake is a very pretty park however the rangers are HORRIBLE. We had 3 generations of campers at 4 different sites, the rangers would not leave us alone. They kept looking at us like we were all infected with the zombie virus. During ALL interactions, they were completely rude and authoritative. The main ranger seriously has some mental health issues- I am not kidding- I am a therapist. Also their parking rules are ridiculous. We had a family member visit who brought his 90 year old mother. They were only there for a few hours however the rangers would not let them park at our site. They very strictly enforce their only 1 car per site rule.. Instead he had to drop off his mother and then drive all the way back to the entrance and walk back. We could have picked him up but he said he would just walk. It took him 30 minutes to get back to our camp. They followed us in their truck and watched us as we went into the camp store and dropped off our trash. When we were packing up to leave we had two cars at our site in order to load our stuff (this is the only time that they will "allow" it) and they repeatedly drove by and told us that we were taking too long. I have never had problems like this at any other PA state park. I will never, ever, go back to this park. They ruined our entire family camping weekend.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Me and my family camped here for a weekend and went swimming in the lake it is very peaceful and they unforced noise curphew very much they do have a camp store with average state park price lol (highway robbery) but it is very nice would reccomend a stay at locust lake

1  Thank Zachary H
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

great camp grounds. could use some more sites. clean! polite people! nice little camp store. decent lake beach, great trails for hiking or biking, could use some more activities around the lake but if you have plenty of people its a fun place and if you just want to get away from everything also good.

1  Thank paul y
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Although I have not been camping at this park, it looks like a great place to camp. There is a paved walking / biking track going around the entire lake and through the campgrounds. There is also a little playground.

Want to teach your kids how to ride a bike...this is a great place to do it.

You could easily spend a day here having a picnic and riding bikes or walking.

2  Thank John E
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

So pretty, inexpensive camping with a lake filled with fish, a visit from smoky the bear, good family place. Local restaurants and shopping close by (St. Claire). Boating, fishing, hiking, walking trails, tent or RV sites, extremely pet friendly, and handicap accessible. Advice: Take some cash- the local places for firewood and fishing stuff only take cash. (Camp store takes credit)

1  Thank Paula S
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