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Looking for an easy getaway this summer? If you like camping, there are plenty of options for you to visit for a quick vacation. Here are some great campgrounds around Pittsburgh to choose!

1. Raccoon Creek State Park

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Since the 1930s, Raccoon Creek State Park has been a popular campground for locals. Just a half hour outside the city, Raccoon Creek includes a playground for kids in the camp area as well as showers and flush toilets available. There’s also an amphitheater and fishing, horseback riding, hunting and more.

2. Keystone State Park

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A whopping 1,200 acres, Keystone State Park is perfect for day trips and family vacations. While camping, enjoy a boat launch available at the campground, swimming and both cold and warm water fishing. There are also plenty of hiking trails around too.

3. Mountain Top Campground

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Dubbed “the most convenient campground near Pittsburgh,” Mountain Top is located in Tarentum. Nightly rates are just $45/night and there are also cabin rental availabilities if you don’t want to camp outdoors or bring a camper or RV.

4. Cooper’s Lake Campground

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Not only is Cooper’s Lake a campground, it’s also an event venue too. Plan the right weekend for you, with events like Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, 10th Annual Brewers Fest or The Band Jam.

5. Bear Run 

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This full-service campground has been operated by the Wehr family for over 40 years. There’s amenities for everyone, including fishing, tethered horseback riding and more—enough to make even Clark Griswold happy!

6. Ohiopyle

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Many Pittsburgher’s have visited Ohiopyle in their lifetime and their campground is a local favorite. Located on the gorgeous edges of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle’s camping facilities are impressive, including a firewood and ice concession, amphitheater, hiking, biking and hunting.

7. Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest

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This family-friendly campground is perfect for kids. There are weekly events and fun activities like swimming, Bingo, visits from Yogi Bear himself and more.


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