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“Fun camping, clean lake, great camp store!”

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This state park is run like all others that I've been to in Pa; efficient, clean and no-nonsense. The rangers are nice and helpful. The lake is so clean you can see the bottom in 15+ feet of water. The fishing on the lake is good, we rented a boat for the day and caught six nice size bass (and we are about as novice as it gets). All the sites seem nice but our tent site had NO flat ground which was disappointing. Beware of site #253 Great location but be prepared to sleep on a hill.

The camp store is great with lots of supplies and things you may have forgotten (for us it was coffee cups). They have locally made ice cream too, which seemed like a big hit. The firewood and ice are very reasonably priced. All the employees were very friendly and helpful.

All in all a beautiful park with just about everything I was looking for in a weekend camping getaway. I'll definitely be back.

3  Thank Ryan D
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The staff, rangers, and camp hosts are unfriendly and rude. The after 9 o clock hours are STRICTLY enforced. The bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. Instead of worrying about families laughing at 9:15pm and having a reunion of people from across the US who only get to see each other a few times a year - look at the quality of the park - focus on the upkeep of the area, the sites, and especially the public facilities. I will never go back to this campground and would never suggest it to anyone who likes to have fun while camping. The park rangers are power hungry and extremely authoritative. Take your money somewhere else!

6  Thank Camp12378
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was one of the first campsites we tried as a family with young children. We have gone each year for the past 3 years. Its a small campground with a man-made lake in the middle. There is a paved walkway that encircles the lake as well as the campsites. The camp store is adorable.. equipped with all the items you may have forgotten on your list to camp and great ice cream. For those who aren't allergic the vanilla peanut swirl ice cream is great. They have a small sandy beachy area that gets crowded but plenty of people watching you can do. Rangers came by slowly from time to time to see that all was well. Things quiet down after 10 usually. We camped in august and the only downside is once the temp gets above 75 those angry yellow jackets come out especially when you cook so a screened in tent kitchen when eating is the way to go.
Had an enjoyable time. Its a good place for first time campers.

1  Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and I just spent the weekend at locust lake state park.While we had no problems at all with the rangers or staff I made a poor choice of sites.I picked our site from the DCNR web reservation site and was not sure what we would get.I picked a walk in site and the one I did was on an incline and very rocky.Not the fault of the park but if you want a site here just make sure you check it out first.Besides that it was a nice park.Did some fishing and hiking and enjoyed siting around the fire.

2  Thank Darren B
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed here in our 32' rv adjacent to some friends who had their 30' trailer. The pros: nicely kept park. Lake is beautiful. Great fishing and sites to fish from are easily accessible. Nice camp store and the people (rangers, contact station and camp store employees) were all friendly. Lots of trails. Absolutely beautiful, nice little lake nestled between two mountains. Fairly quiet in the rv campground. Electric hookup and the restrooms/shower were nearby. Cons: be aware that, since the lake is between those beautiful mountains, many of the sites are sloped and some are very small. Campsites are really crammed in there and you will get to know your neighbors! Also, the directions for getting there on the DCNR website are only good if you're coming from 81; otherwise, beware scary back roads and hairpin turns that are non-negotiable with anything other than a car! We will definitely go back, especially after scoping out the campground for larger, leveler sites.

2  Thank AmilynK
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