Little Pine State Park RV & Campground Guide

Pennsylvania

Little Pine State Park

features 2,158 acres of wilderness with a spectacular view overlooking a section of the Tiadaghton State Forest, generating one of Pennsylvania's most impressive backwoods experiences. The Iroquoian and Algonquian nations once used this area as a hunting ground. The park serves as a great place for outdoor recreation, with the Mid State and Tiadaghton Trails passing through the park. The 60-acre Little Pine Lake, sandy beach, and campground are prime attractions to the park. Many wildlife critters call this state park home, such as deer, foxes, bears, wild turkey, and small game animals. Cities nearby are Waterville, Jersey Shore, and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

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Weather
Spring 22-72 F
Summer 50-83 F
Fall 29-74 F
Winter 11-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Little Pine State Park

An RV is an exceptional approach to travel as it can offer many features, including increased storage, your own bathroom, a comfortable bed, spacious living quarters, and overall convenience, to your upcoming trip to Little Pine State Park. If you opt to use an RV, consider renting one from RVshare

Happy Acres Resort

Happy Acres Resort boasts 60 acres of sites built onto a mountainside, with each having a picnic table and fire ring. The campground offers partial-hookup and full-hookup sites that are pet-friendly. They offer a large restaurant and lounge on-site that serves a full menu for lunch and dinner. There is also a general store, ice cream parlor, playground, pool, and laundry facility.

Twin Streams Campground

Twin Streams Campground is nestled between Wilson's Creek and Babb's Creek, making it the perfect location for catching freshwater fish. It provides naturally serene, picturesque scenery of the valley amid many mountaintops and the perfect habitat for black bear, grouse, deer, wild turkey, and songbirds. This pet-friendly campground is well-managed and is designed with plenty of room for large RV sizes. Some amenities offered are cable TV, a modern bathhouse, a country store, and a propane-filling station.

Pettecote Junction Campground

Pettecote Junction Campground offers spacious creek-side, shaded, and grassy sites with water and electric hookups or without. This family- and pet-friendly campground provides free Wi-Fi, a dump station, and a propane refilling station. There are several ways to keep busy at this campground, like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and biking. The campground offers canoe, kayak, and bike rentals.

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What to Do at
Little Pine State Park

Inside Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park is an ideal hunting destination, offering 1,700 acres full of game species, including deer, bear, grouse, squirrel, fox, and wild turkey. You can also take in the nature trails if you're looking for a scenic walk through mature pines and oak trees. The one-mile Spikebuck Hollow Trail is the most difficult hiking trail in the park. Little Pine Creek flows through the park into Little Pine Lake, creating the perfect habitat for warm water and cold water fishing opportunities. Wildlife observation is another popular activity inside the park.

Outside Little Pine State Park

While Little Pine State Park offers many things to do inside the park, if you don't adventure out to explore the regions surrounding it, you'll miss the full experience of this beautiful region of Pennsylvania. There is a huge supply of restaurants to eat at, such as Waltz Creamery & Farm House Café and The Waterville Tavern. The area is full of shopping centers, gift shops, and country stores. Lastly, the recreation scene takes you to historical museums, the Tiadaghton State Forest, and a ski resort. 

Restaurants

The Waterville Tavern

The Waterville Tavern is nestled in the mountains between Big and Little Pine Creek, a stone's throw away from Pine Creek Rail Trail. This family-friendly restaurant provides delicious American entrees prepared the way you like them. Seasonal outside bar, patio, and ice cream shack are few perks that this tavern offers. Beer and martinis are available at the bar.

Type: American

Location: 10783 North Route 44 Highway, Waterville, PA 17776

The Venture Inn

Located 13 miles from the state park, The Venture Inn is the ideal location to sit down and grab a plate full of comfort food. Choose from traditional wings and sandwiches, or select one of the restaurant's soups, salads, or appetizers.

Type: American

Location: 1896 Pennsylvania Highway 44, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Waltz Creamery & Farm House Café

Serving burgers and American entrees, Waltz Creamery & Farm House Café is an excellent family-friendly café located 17 miles from Little Pine State Park. Choose one of your favorite ice cream flavors at the creamery.

Type: American

Location: 324 Main Street, Salladasburg, PA 17740

Crossroads Tavern

Crossroads Tavern offers a friendly environment with great service and delicious food. Top your meal off with a tall glass of beer or another beverage.

Type: American

Location: 2030 PA-287, Morris, PA 16938

Santino’s Italian Cuisine

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite authentic Italian dish at Santino’s Italian Cuisine. Subs, pizza, chickens, veal, and pasta are a few items on the menu.

Type: Italian

Location: 100 South Main Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Shopping

McConnell’s Country Store

McConnell’s Country Store offers the basic necessities and outdoor activity products. The subs and soft-serve ice cream that they serve here are a bonus when shopping at this country store.

Location: 10853 North Route 44, Waterville, PA 17776

Clinton Plaza

Get some serious retail therapy less than 30 minutes from your campsite. In addition to clothing shops, a grocery store is conveniently located in the plaza. 

Location: 120 East Walnut Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Weis Market

Weis Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and other grocery items. Money orders, Western Union, and propane services are available in this market.

Location: 1440 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Tiadaghton Valley Mall

Spend the day shopping or getting your hair styled at the salon. Many services are available at the Tiadaghton Valley Mall.

Location: 701 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Country Beary Shack

With its charming selection of gifts and one-of-a-kind décor, Country Beary Shack is the ideal spot to pick up a souvenir to take home with you.

Location: 521 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Sightseeing

Tiadaghton State Forest

Tiadaghton State Forest adjoins Little Pine State Park with 146,539 acres to explore. The forest features high-country flats bisected by clean, fast-moving mountain streams, including Slate Run and the legendary Pine Creek. While most of the forest resides in Lycoming County, some extend into other surrounding counties such as Tioga, Potter, Clinton, and Union.

Location: 10 Lower Pine Bottom Road, Waterville, PA 17776

Ski Sawmill Family Resort

If you’re visiting in the winter months, Ski Sawmill Family Resort offers great outdoor recreational activities. Whether you're into skiing down the slopes or shooting down the hill on the tube slide, you're sure to have a thrilling ride. Those who have never even looked at a pair of skis before will want to attend the snow school. The resort offers beginner and advanced ski lessons.

Location: 383 Oregon Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938

Heisey House Museum

Heisey House Museum was originally built by Dr. John Henderson of Huntington County in 1831. An extensive collection from the archaeological digs is on display in the Boyd Grieb Ice House. The Clinton County Historical Society oversees the Heisery House and allows visitors to tour the museum and grounds for free to teach others its history. Additionally, they do rent out the facility for special meetings, parties, and events.

Location: 362 East Water Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745

Peter Herdic Transportation Museum

Go back in time and learn the rich traditions of the Susquehanna Valley when you travel to Peter Herdic Transportation Museum, which illustrates transportation history dating back from the Susquehannock Indian Tribe time to today's modern transportation systems. Taking a district tour aboard one of the museum's historical trolleys is a favorite popular activity.

Location: 810 Nichols Place, Williamsport, PA 17701

Thomas T. Taber Museum

The Thomas T. Taber Museum takes you through time as you walk through the geological history of Pennsylvania starting about 550 million years ago. Visitors can travel into different ways of life and periods of history. You will also have the opportunity to see old communication devices like a large console radio and a telephone switchboard. Plus, there are showcases of 19th- and 20th-century clothing styles.

Location: 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

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How to Get to
Little Pine State Park

If you're traveling from Waterville, you'll want to head east on PA-44 South toward First Street. Turn left to merge onto PA-44 South/US-220 North toward Williamsport. Exit onto PA-44 South, and then turn right onto Allegheny Street. Turn left onto Market Street, and follow the signs to the state park. 

Entering Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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