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Recommended Tent Camping Sites for 2011 - PA

Pennsylvania Tent Camping Trip

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Pennsylvania welcomes tourists to both big-city and small-town living, amusement parks, offbeat factories, fabulous scenic roadways and an abundance of significant historic locales. This state truly has it all including some great Pennsylvania tent camping locations.

Amusement Parks

From thrill rides to splashing waters to candy-making tours, Pennsylvania’s amusement parks are simply delightful.

West Mifflin

Kennywood, a national historic landmark park, boasts vintage wooden roller coasters, paddleboat rides, games, and special amusements for children. Parades, fireworks, a shady picnic grove and an “All-American High Dive Show” are also part of the old-fashioned fun.


Lakemont Park (circa 1894) currently stands as a granddaddy among American amusement centers. In fact, the restored Leap-the-Dips rollercoaster, built at Lakemont in 1902, qualifies as the oldest coaster in the entire world. Today’s Lakemont–with its Island Waterpark, go-karts and mini-golf deliver an appealing blend of aw, shucks nostalgia and contemporary fun.


A family-oriented park that’s chock-full of popular rides, Knoebels Grove has it all. From thrilling coasters to antique cars to an old-time train, the Grove doesn’t rest on its reputation. The entertainment schedule is lively, too, with music, magic and comedy shows.


Hershey Park is just one of the highlights in the “Town Built on Chocolate.” This is the town where streetlights look like wrapped silver candies and the pleasing scent of cocoa wafts through the air. Take a candy-making tour at Hershey’s Chocolate World, go full-throttle on some 30 rousing rides and take in shows by top-notch entertainers. There are a number of Pennsylvania tent camping locations conveniently located close to Hershey. Hershey High Meadow Campground, Mountain Creek Campground and Hershey Conewago Campground are a few.

Factory Tours

Beer, crayons, motorcycles, bologna… take your pick, and see how they’re made during a fascinating visit to a Pennsylvania factory.


Learn the history of America’s oldest beer-producing company (since 1829), and gain a first-hand view of the brewing facilities at Yuengling Brewery. And don’t be afraid to partake of a well-earned sample.


Observe the multicolored manufacturing process for crayons and markers at the Crayola Factory at Two Rivers Landing. Treat yourself, and the kids, to a 64-Crayola pack before leaving.


The folks at Daniel Weaver’s company have been producing their famous Lebanon Bologna since the late 1800s. Today’s visitors can walk through the smokehouse, nibble some samples, and find out how bologna is processed before it’s stocked on grocers’ shelves. You may find a couple Pennsylvania tent campgrounds to stay at in the surrounding area.

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