Six reasons to consider RV camping in Pennsylvania


Do you long to get back to the peace and beauty of nature? Have you ever considered camping, but didn’t think backpacking or roughing it was your thing? Consider RV camping in one of Pennsylvania’s more than 500 campgrounds, which offer more than 50,000 campsites.

Here are six reasons to enjoy camping or RVing in Pennsylvania:

The lure of the outdoors

Magic moments happen when you visit mountains, beaches, and lakes, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery from your campsite. Escape stress, explore nature, and see the countryside. With new sport-utility travel trailers and motorhomes, RV travelers can easily bring their ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, or other outdoor vehicles along.

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Time spent camping or RVing allows you to slow down. Leave the television, telephones, and computers behind so you can focus on your dreams or on one another. Escape the routine of the everyday world through rest and relaxation, recharge your batteries, and see nature’s beauty. Camping and RVing gives you the flexibility to pursue what you want, where you want, and how you want. Experience a fun vacation unlike any other.

Quality family time

Survey after survey shows that an RV is the best way to travel with kids. Once you hit the road, you will find time to focus on family. Campfires, watching the sun rise, and counting the stars will become memories that last a lifetime. Families who frequently vacation by RV or tent say it fosters an increased sense of togetherness and helps improve family communication. Go camping and RVing to rediscover your family.

Good old-fashioned fun

Everyone has fun when you build a campfire, toast marshmallows, laugh, talk, and spin a few yarns. Camping is enjoying fresh air and just experiencing good old country living. Children’s imaginations can open up and take on a whole new dimension when they leave the toys of home behind and use those resources around them to create their fun.

The campgrounds of Pennsylvania offer many activities for the entire family, so there is a campground offering the kind of fun you are looking for. All campgrounds publish recreational schedules, which include activities for the entire family.

It’s your home away from home

When you camp or RV, you don’t have to worry about a place to stay — home is where you park it. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed and cooking your own food, if you like. You have the freedom to pick up and go at a moment’s notice because your RV is all packed and ready to go. You can even bring your dog.

It’s affordable

RVing and camping vacations are more affordable than travel by personal car, commercial airlines, or cruise ships. Even factoring in RV ownership costs and considering resulting tax benefits, a family of four can spend up to 70 percent less when traveling by RV.

Even if you want to stay put, nearly all campgrounds have seasonal discount rates, so you’re no longer vacationing just once a year; you now have a getaway haven at an affordable price.

Across the nation, there are 9 million RVs on the road with an estimated 25 million Americans traveling in them. The average RV owner plans to use his RV 40 days a year, logs approximately 2,900 miles, and visit five states and nine campgrounds.

Want to find out more? Get the annual PCOA Campground Directory with details on Pennsylvania campgrounds and other helpful information. Visit, where each area overview includes breathtaking video.

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