Gone Outdoors

Campgrounds Near Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania

by Amy Kingston

Lake Wallenpaupack is situated in the Pocono Mountains near the Delaware River. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy miles of hiking trails, fishing, boating and more in this quiet, peaceful area. Whether you are tent camping or traveling in an RV, you will find several campgrounds to suit your needs. Campers can choose a primitive or full-service campground.

Lake Moc A Tek Campground

The Lake Moc A Tek Campground is a 70-acre park in the Poconos. Enjoy boating and fishing on the 24-acre lake. The campground has 105 sites with full hookups, and 62 sites with water and electrical hookups. There are two designated areas for tent camping, with some sites on the waterfront. Amenities include a swimming pool, bathhouse, dump station, boat rentals, recreation room, camp store, telephone, cable televisions and fishing. Pets under 30 pounds are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. Lake Moc A Tek Campground PO Box 481 Hawley, PA 18427 570-226-3433 lakemocatekcampground.com

Three Pines Campground

The Three Pines Campground has a waterfall and a koi pond with 35 Japanese koi. Some of the fish are up to 2-½ feet long. The campground is on a small lake and offers 60 campsites. Amenities include full hookups, bathhouses, fire rings, picnic tables, laundry facilities, recreation room, a fishing dock and paddle boat rentals. Three Pines Campground is five minutes from Lake Wallenpaupack and a short drive from the shopping malls. Pets are welcome, but pit bulls are not allowed in the campground. Three Pines Campground 104 Purdytown Turnpike, Route 590 Lakeville, PA 18438 570-226-6556 threepinescampground.com

Dingmans Campground

This campground is situated in the Pocono Mountains and is located on the banks of the Delaware River. Dingmans campground has over 133 campsites. Choose a site on the water, near the woods or by the meadow. The 18-mile McDade Recreational Trail runs to the north and south of the campground. Enjoy hiking, canoeing and kayaking on the river. Take a short drive to see one of the many waterfalls and historic sites in the area during your visit. The Appalachian Trail is just a few miles down the road. Dingmans Campground 1006 Route 209 Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 570-828-1551 dingmanscampground.com

Countryside Family Campground

The Countryside Family Campground is a partially shaded campground situated in the northern Pocono Mountains. The campground is open from March 1 through December 31 and does not charge for children under the age of 17. Enjoy mini-golf, a heated pool, playground, camp store, recreation hall, scheduled activities, a pool table, video games, volleyball, basketball and horseshoe pits. Amenities include a camp store, laundry room, pavilions, bathhouses, dump station and pumping service. Tent camping is permitted in the designated area, and cottages and cabins are available for rental. Countryside Family Campground 50 Countryside Lane Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-0424 countrysidefamilycampground.com

About the Author

Amy Kingston has been a professional writer since 2001. She has written articles for various publications, including "Health" magazine, "Jackson Parenting" magazine, the "Bolivar Bulletin" newspaper and "A Musician's Pursuit." Kingston was also published in "Voices of Bipolar Disorder."

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