Did you know that camping isn’t just fun, it’s also good for your health too! Young or old, everyone can benefit from spending some quality time outside. From reducing stress to promoting family bonding, packing up your family and heading to the campground might be just what the doctor ordered. Here are the top 10 things we love about camping.

  1. Reduces stress
  2. Great food (things just taste better over a campfire)
  3. Unplug
  4. Learn some new skills
  5. Bond with friends and family
  6. Forget your schedule
  7. Fresh air
  8. S’mores (this one needed a category of it’s own)
  9. Being active
  10. A chance to be present (no distractions)

CAMPGROUNDS TO VISIT

Otter Lake

Enjoy a fun, relaxing getaway centered around a glistening 60-acre lake that is perfect for boating (no gas motors allowed), swimming, and challenging bass fishing (no fishing license is required.) Check out their long list of features and amenities, watch their video, and you will understand why Otter Lake is the only campground in the Poconos that has earned Woodall’s highest possible ratings.

1639 Marshalls Creek Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
570.223.0124
www.otterlake.com

Keen Lake

The Keen Family has been welcoming guests for over 65 years, and it is as much a privilege today as it was then. Every day brings an opportunity to greet a returning friend or to meet a new one at the perfect camping setting of Keen Lake. The owners of Keen Lake respect how valuable a commodity leisure time is, and it’s their mission to provide the opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and to connect with the splendor that is the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

155 Keen Lake Road
Waymart, PA 18472
570.488.6161
www.keenlake.com

Promised Land State Park

About 3,000 acres in size, Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by 12,464 acres of Pennsylvania’s Delaware State Forest, including natural areas. Visitors enjoy fishing and boating in two lakes, rustic cabins, camping, miles of hiking trails and exploring the forests. The forests of the park consist primarily of beech, oak, maple and hemlock trees. Two lakes and several small streams add to the park’s outstanding scenic beauty.

100 Lower Lake Road
Greentown, PA 18426
570.676.3428

Hershey Road Campground

Welcome to Hershey Road Campground, a gorgeous 20-acre, family and pet-oriented destination park outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania. A completely remodeled campground offers world class amenities; from a heated outdoor pool & splash pad to brand new RV sites. They proudly offer a variety of RV and tent sites as well as cabin rentals within our serene, rural setting. Located in Elizabethtown, PA, less than 9 miles to Hershey World and the renowned Hershey Chocolate Factory. Don’t miss a visit to Lancaster, PA less than 30 miles away.

1590 Hershey Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
844.4SMORES
www.hersheyrvpark.com

Mountain Vista Campground

Adventure, excitement, and some of the most scenic and memorable experiences in the NEPA await you. Come discover what makes the Poconos so special! Mountain Vista Campground’s wealth of activities and on-site fun means the whole family will be happily entertained during your stay. Swimming pool, yard games, rec fields… however you have fun, they’ve got it!

415 Taylor Drive
E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301
www.mountainvistacampground.com

Knoebel’s Campground

Turn your Knoebel’s visit into a family vacation by staying at the Knoebels Park Campground! After a long day of riding, playing, swimming and eating at Knoebels, you’ll be just steps away from the crackling campfire and your pillow. The family campground is tucked away in a quiet forest setting, so you can get away from it all and awake refreshed and ready for more fun! Pitch your tent, park your RV or camper, or stay in one of their rustic log cabins.

391 Knoebels Blvd.
Elysburg, PA 17824
800.487.4386
www.knoebels.com