7 Places to Camp Just a Short Drive From the Main Line

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There are plenty of scenic camping sites within a few hours of the Main Line region just waiting for you to set up your tent.

Don’t close the book on vacation season just yet. With the weather beginning to cool off and the trees soon to turn, now’s the perfect time to plan your next camping trip. With stunning views, beautiful natural scenery and bountiful forests all within a short drive from the Main Line, there are plenty of wonderful sites with varying amenities to suit every type of camper.

Hickory Run State Park

3613 PA-534, White Haven


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The natural beauty of Hickory Run State Park is almost overwhelming at the boulder field. After hiking through rugged trails, past waterfalls, rivers and bluffs, this entirely unique terrain feature is the largest of its kind in Appalachia. Created by glaciation from past ice ages, the boulder field is approximately 16.5 acres of large sandstone boulders lying dormant in a Pocono field. It is accessible by a seven-mile round-trip hike from the campground, which offers wooden cabins for rent as well as a tent and trailer camping area with showers.

Country Acres Campground

20 Leven Rd., Gordonville

Within a short distance of Lancaster County’s top attractions, the RV park and campgrounds at Country Acres are a great place to get your trip started. Just off Route 30, visitors can look forward to the Dutch Wonderland, Sight & Sound Theatres and Lancaster smorgasbords. This year, Country Acres has added two new rustic cabins alongside its complementary pool, Wi-Fi, playground, pickleball and basketball court and free tour of Amish farmlands.

French Creek State Park

843 Park Rd., Elverson


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Stretching across 7,730 acres, French Creek State Park is the largest contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. With woods, wetlands, lakes and fields, there’s ample room to experience nature through hiking, fishing, biking and camping.

Little Red Barn

367 Old Bethlehem Rd., Quakertown

This family camp spot has space for RV camping, tent camping or, if you’re so inclined, rental RVs. Hosting events every weekend like the Corn and Hot Dog Roast coming up the weekend of Aug. 19 or the BBQ Cook-Off and Pot-Luck Weekend on Aug. 26, the Little Red Barn ensures there’s always a fun time to be had.

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Scenic Turtle Ridge

To respect the host’s privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking.

Stretching across 35 acres of Coatesville woodland, this farm is an exceptional place to take the family for a different kind of camping experience. Just off the Brandywine River, this destination invites visitors to enjoy some of southeastern Pennsylvania’s top hiking and fishing while bonding with the farm’s goats, chickens, sheep and geese.

Valleyview Farm & Campgrounds

1576 Belmont Tpke., Waymart

The spacious grounds at Valleyview Farm make for an open, family-friendly campground. Though there are dozens of other attractions in the Waymart area, the onsite mini golf course and fishing pond will make sure your family are always entertained, even during downtime.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

340 Blackburn Rd., Quarryville

Pools, hot tubs, mini golf, laser tag, basketball and volleyball just scratch the surface of the things to do in and around Yogi Bear’s Jellystone. The 63 acres of campground mean ample space for each individual family, while the waterpark and activities will keep everyone coming back for more, season after season.

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