Camping Near Philadelphia

Camping in the Philadelphia area is a great outdoor experience, since it has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Today we would like to show you 5 of the best places to camp just minutes away from Philly!

French Creek State Park

If you like watching rare animals and plants, this 7,730 acre State Park has some of the most rare animal and plant life in the country. Some of the outdoors activities you can do at French Creek are hiking, fishing, and biking. The park provides 201 wooded and modern sites for tents or campers, shower and toilet facilities.

French Creek State Park near Philadelphia

French Creek State Park PA” by Sdwelch1031. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


Cape May

Cape May has different options for camping, like the Cape Island resort, across the Historic Cold Spring Village. This campground, located this 175 acre resort, offers two large swimming pools, a kiddie pool, tennis courts, pavilion and movies. One of the best things about this park is that it offers attractions both on sea and on land.
Some of the comforts this park offers are individually metered electric and sewer hookups, modern bathhouses and optional cable TV.

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Cape May” by Sujit kumar. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

New Jersey Pinelands

With spacious sites, Hospitality Creek, located in the New Jersey Pinelands, has 240 spots for both RVs and tent camping, with picnic tables and fireplaces. This camping facility offers a snack bar, Laundromat, rec hall, a convenience store, and an Olympic size swimming pool. Also, you can go natural on the lake’s sandy beach.

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New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve “Batsto River“. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


Jim Thorpe Camping

With 28 acres of beautiful scenic and wooded landscape, the Jim Thorpe campgrounds have separate areas for RVs and tent camping, away from street noise and crowded areas. This camping resort offers restrooms, cable TV hookup, free heated showers and a recreation room. Some of the activities you can do at Jim Thorpe camping resort are hiking, swimming and mountain biking.


Lehigh River “Watercourse” by Nicholas. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Lehigh River Gorge

If you are looking for the perfect place for hiking and white-water rafting in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Gorge Park should be your number one option.

Hike through the 6,107 acres of gorgeous vegetation and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls during your hiking adventure. Also, battle the white caps and test your skills down the Lehigh River instead.

This modern camping site offers laundry facilities, hot showers and a game room.

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