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“Nice park”

Little Buffalo State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Overnight stay with 30 foot RV. Campsite easily accessible and clean. Park area beautiful. No on site shop. Campfire wood available not far from site. Great little pizza place down the road. Zeiderelli's. Please remember (we didn't) that alcohol is not allowed in Pennsylvania State Parks.

Thank JaneyP73
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I recently took my three kids (16,16,20) and several of their friends to little buffalo state park. some of us rented a boat at the dock when we arrived while the others brought their own. The staff was helpful and we enjoyed our time on the lake. The fishermen in the group were a little disappointed that they didn't catch anything. We used the picnic facilities while we were there. There are plenty of tables and huge trees for shade. We also used the pool during our visit. The pool was clean and well guarded. The changing rooms were also relatively clean. The water slides and other water features were a real hit. Overall, it was a great day trip for all of us and we would go back again.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We camped over a three-day weekend, staying in the cabin area, two adults with two well-behaved teenagers on break from school. Loved the pool, though it was too chilly to use when we were there. We attended a cool guided salamander hunt along a stream, and all the little kids enjoyed finding and catching various types of salamanders. We fished but didn't catch more than a few bluegill, but that's par for the course and the kids enjoyed that. The cabin we had was heated, though with the separation between table area and bunk beds, it was a good thing we took our own electric heater as the one there was insufficient for heating the entire (small) cabin. Also, the inside cabin was white-painted old wooden walls and you could see through the flooring, ceiling and wall areas, which made for an even colder temperature inside, and not as nice as most primitive cabins we've stayed at in other state parks and private campgrounds.

Regarding security, which is always appreciated while camping, we all felt like the camping area was under some strange kind of high-security alert, a little more patrolling than necessary perhaps. The patrol came around at least a half dozen times during the day, and there were not a lot of other campers around, nor any noisy obnoxious people, so it felt a little intimidating and uncomfortable. Some small garbage bags from a neighboring campsite blew through our spot, a windy weekend, and the patrolman was right there, requesting my teenage son who was in the cabin clean it up. Hey, no problem, we can do that.. (Yet behind our area was also left-over toilet paper probably left behind under the trees by earlier campers who couldn't walk the short distance to the toilets.) . Mind you, we are just your normal small family camping group, and we've been to dozens of places across the state. There's a point where it feels relaxing, yet there's also a feeling like you're being watched for some unknown reason.

We'll probably give it another try when in the area, but we won't go out of our way to go there, given there are so many other options.

2  Thank goinuts
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We have a scooter rally ride to this park every August. It has clean restrooms and a great swimming pool with slides. The park tables are clean too.

Thank hashharrietps
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

great place for a day getaway or a weekend, a lot to do, clean well kept, children friendly, wonderful for families

Thank Bill K
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