Escaping Reality: 12 Places for Camping in Pittsburgh!

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Pittsburgh is a one-of-a-kind gem with beautiful bridges and tall buildings like Pennsylvania’s own NYC perfectly fixated between the three rivers. Big cities are super fun and feature so much to do, but what about the other side of life? Turn off those devices and reconnect with nature! Here’s your chance to get away with some of our favorite places for camping in Pittsburgh.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Look at All Those Little Stars

A campground fun by a family, for families. The Wehr family has welcomed campers from near and far for nearly 5o years. Bear Run Campground is dedicated to giving you ever-lasting memories and a chance to escape reality. Located near Moraine State Park, this campground features 60 acres of land and dedicated owners. Let the Wehr’s be the guiding light of your family for some real good old-fashioned fun while camping in Pittsburgh.

“Hey, Yogi, where is one of the best places to go camping in Pittsburgh and has many fun activities too?” – Boo Boo
“Well, Boo Boo, that’s easy its got my name on it!” – Yogi the Bear

If cartoons aren’t enough to convince you, then you will have to see it for yourself . Featuring water parks, tractor rides, and more there’s a lot you won’t want to miss at Yogi Bears Jellystone Campground. Camping in Pittsburgh has never been so fun for adults and kids, so don’t just take it from the bears. Take it from us and go to Yogi’s.

Pro tip: They’re located just down the road from Frank Lloyd Wright’s infamous Fallingwater!

Monday-Sunday | 9:00am–9:00pm

📍839 Mill Run Rd, Mill Run, PA 15464

Make your next camping experience real groovy when by visiting Peaceful Valley Campground. Peaceful Valley. They’re serving good vibes and far-out activities for you and the family to enjoy. Hayrides, a heated pool, a wine and beer bar, and a brand new playground are where the fun begins. Try them all or do one at a time, whatever your pace is, don’t stress, just decompress! 

If you and your friends are looking to rough it, then Lancaster/New Holland KOA Journey is your place to get in touch with nature at its roots. Few amenities but a great lay of the land of the famed Amish country, you’ll really be able to get up close and personal with your surroundings. Let our your inner mountain person and head over to Lancaster/New Holland. 

Monday-Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 2:00pm–5:00pm

📍 354 Springville Rd, New Holland, PA 17557

If you love history or Fetty Wap then this next place is for you. Step through time and visit a stone mill that’s been at Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort since 1738, way before the infamous rapper came along. With guided tours, a camp store, woodworks, playgrounds, and a pool, this outdoor adventure will surely make you a “camp queen” whenever you stay. Fun for the whole family and learn something new with a great outdoor experience.

Sunday-Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday-Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 101 S Ronks Rd, Ronks, PA 17572

More Camping in Pittsburgh

Mount Pocono Campground | 43 acres of good old-fashioned family fun 

Raccoon Creek State Park | over 7,000 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania state park for you to enrich yourself with the land and all it has to offer 

Ohiopyle State Park Kentuck Campground | Another PA state park treasure where you can explore 20,000 acres and touch the Laurel Highlands 

Mountaintop Campground | The most convenient campground around catch a game and head to your tent because its only 25 minutes away 

PA Dutch County RV Resort | Go see the sites of Amish country in this big rig RV resort 

Moraine State Park | Another beautiful part of a PA state park where there’s 43 miles of shoreline and gently rolling hills 

More Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh

Make your next outdoor outing that much better with any of these memory-making camping in Pittsburgh destinations. Let your inner survival and woods-person out to seize the day, old school.

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Zoe Frantz

Zoe Frantz

Zoe is a marketing student at the University of Pittsburgh specializing in digital media and entrepreneurship. When she's not writing, she loves to walk around Pittsburgh, read, and play with her dog (Rukia). She also dapples in graphic design!