Pennsylvania RV Camping Destinations
Imagine hiking through old growth forests, watching for eagles, bear and other wildlife. Pennsylvania abounds with forest hideaways perfect for RV camping. Check out Lake Wallenpaupack near Greentown, where five secluded camping areas contain everything you’ll need for perfect RV camping.
While you’re in the neighborhood, stop and visit a working alpaca farm near Carlisle. Your kids will love these wooly creatures, and Bent Pine Alpaca Farm is right down the road from great campsites!
South Central Pennsylvania is definitely packed with vacation fun, but don’t neglect the rest of the state while you’re there. Read through the links below for other trip ideas and give us a call for help planning.
Throughout the state of Pennsylvania, you’ll find National Park sites featuring both history and outdoor adventure. Starting on the eastern coast, you can hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail and explore the beauty of a mountain river at the world famous Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Rent a canoe and spend a lazy summer afternoon paddling this historic waterway.
Allegheny National Forest is an RV camper’s paradise, with abundant campsites and year-round outdoor activities. The waterfalls alone could keep a hiker happy for days!
For a bit of history, head your rental RV south to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Learn how the early pioneers in iron and steel set the stage for the Industrial Revolution. Farther south, you’ll find Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. The history your family will learn there make it a ‘must-do’ while in Pennsylvania.
Don’t forget to plan time to visit Independence Hall and a dozen of other National Historic Sites in Philadelphia. Plenty of scenic campgrounds are just down the road in New Jersey, so you won’t have to worry about finding a hotel!
Make it a point to add at least one National Parks Service site to your RV road trip itinerary. Here’s where to get even more information on their services: http://www.nps.gov.
Pennsylvania State Parks
Pennsylvania’s one hundred seventeen state parks offer motorhome campers everything from history to the arts, and there’s something to do year-round!
If wildlife watching is your favorite activity, why not plan a visit to Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region in the northwest corner of the state? Black bear, bald eagles, coyotes and bobcats are only a few of the species available to the observant sightseer.
For patrons of the arts, four state parks feature theatre companies with summer stock performances. Check here for their schedules and plan a motorhome trip around the theatre!
Fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, swimming and camping. You’ll find a world of ways to do those things at Pennsylvania’s state parks. Check their official site now for trip planning information.
Major Attractions and Events
Pennsylvania has more than its share of famous artists and musicians. One place you’ll see evidence of both is at the internationally known Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth. The visitors’ center and museum are well worth the stop, so thrill the music lovers in your group by planning a visit to Martin Guitar.
If your family loves festivals, why not plan a “Pennsylvania County Fair” RV road trip? With one hundred seventeen county fairs in the state, you’ll find the perfect exhibits on your journey. Use this site to plan your trip, and don’t forget to call us to get your motorhome booked!
For NASCAR fans, few tracks beat the excitement of Pocono Raceway or Watkins Glen! Mingle with the fans as you test your tailgating skills before the race begins. When you’re travelling by RV, setting up a tailgate party is quick and easy!
Speaking of tailgating possibilities, how about touring a state with three pro football teams with easy driving distance? Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles can pick up their RV rental on the way to the game. Check the schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers before you go; you may be able to pick up another game while you’re here. A daytrip away in Foxborough, Massachusetts, you can even watch New England Patriots action!
Is your family clamoring for theme park fun? You’re in luck, because some of the best are right here in Pennsylvania. Try Knoebel’s in Elysburg for some of the best theme park food anywhere! Join fantasy characters at Dutch Wonderland near Lancaster. Their Kingdom for Kids experience shouldn’t be missed!
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown feature spectacular water slides as well as breathtaking roller coasters. If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, also in Allentown. Come for the rides, but stay long enough to eat fantastic Italian food made on-site!
And we can’t leave our road trip tips without mentioning the sweetest one of all—a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania. This town built around chocolate boasts Chocolate World, complete with factory tours, ZooAmerica – a world class animal conservation site, and Hershey Park, an ever-expanding theme and water park for the entire family. Check their site here and start planning at least one day in Hershey as you travel Pennsylvania by RV.
Your first trip to Pennsylvania won’t be your last. Come swim, hike, eat, ride and camp with us. We can help you plan it all, from the perfect RV rental to the best swimming holes. We’re looking forward to seeing you year after year at El Monte RV in Pennsylvania!
Traveling to Pennsylvania
Picking up your RV is easy in Pennsylvania, with Wilkes-Barre-Scranton International Airport only fourteen miles from our Kingston, PA location. Or fly into the State College/University Park Airport, less than eight miles from our State College office.
Airports in Pennsylvania
For individuals picking up their Pennsylvania RV rental, the largest airports are Philadelphia Int'l Airport (PHL) and Pittsburgh Int'l Airport.
Other airports in Pennsylvania include:
It's time to hit the road for your Pennsylvania RV Adventure!