Locust Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

Pennsylvania

Locust Lake State Park

is a public recreation and camping area located in Barnesville, a city of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The land now known as Locust Valley was originally claimed by the Lenape people, and it was eventually purchased from the Marchalonis Brothers by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1966. Established on June 10, 1972, the state park has a total land area of 1,089 acres and an elevation of 1,749 feet. It's nestled into the side of Locust Mountain, a significant point of interest, and surrounded by dense forests. The public recreation area also includes the 52-acre Locust Lake, which is accessible to visitors for a wide range of recreational activities. A few cities located in close proximity to the state park include Hazleton, Pottsville, and Berwick.

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Weather
Spring 27-69 F
Summer 56-80 F
Fall 33-70 F
Winter 16-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Locust Lake State Park

As you plan your trip to Locust Lake State Park, you should consider renting an RV to enhance your stay. The recreational vehicles offer useful features, such as kitchen appliances and extra storage, that can make your adventure more convenient. To look at a few different options, you can check out RVshare for a comprehensive look at the models that would best suit your needs.

Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages

Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages is a wonderful campground located in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, that you should take into consideration. It offers a variety of reliable sites that come equipped with a full hook-up, as well as 50-amp service. The premises of the RV park include two swimming pools with slides, a restaurant, social pavilions, a basketball court, and an arcade. A few conveniences you can look forward to if you stay here are laundry service, well-kept bathrooms and showers, and a pet-friendly policy.

Christmas Pines Campground

Christmas Pines Campground is a fantastic RV park you can look at in Auburn, Pennsylvania. With a welcoming atmosphere and seasonal activities available, the campground provides the sense of a general community. It offers both 30-amp and 50-amp sites that come equipped with sewer, electricity, and water. Some amenities you can enjoy here include a basketball court, horseshoes, hot showers, a basketball court, a gift shop, and laundry facilities.

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What to Do at
Locust Lake State Park

Inside Locust Lake State Park

There's a boat launch that leads into Locust Lake, and you can access the lake for activities such as fishing and swimming. The swimming areas are indicated by buoy markers, and they stay open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hunting is a very popular activity at the state park, and some of the game you can find includes woodcock, doves, Common pheasants, Eastern gray squirrels, and wild turkeys. If you want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the whole family, you can head to the beach to swim or simply enjoy the breeze. Quality concession stands and a general store are also located on the state park's premises, offering supplies to help you make it through.

Outside Locust Lake State Park

The areas surrounding Locust Lake State Park are packed with unique restaurants, entertainment venues, and stores. A couple of the best spots around to grab a bite to eat are just a few miles from the park itself. There's also no shortage of entertainment and historical spots that allow you to learn about the history that shaped the area.

Restaurants

The Crimson House

The Crimson House is a popular restaurant that serves American cuisine in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. A couple of popular options on the menu include the cheeseburger and the Caesar salad.

Type: American

Location: 118 N Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901

The Nutty Pear

The Nutty Pear is a great American spot located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. It's known for the friendly atmosphere and polite, informative staff.

Type: American

Location: 181 W Adamsdale Rd, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Centiole's Pizza

Centiole's Pizza is one of the best pizzerias you'll come across in Girardville, Pennsylvania. The spot offers a range of different options when it comes to crusts and toppings.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 1 E Main St, Girardville, PA 17935

Mount Fuji - Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steak House

If you love Japanese food, you'll definitely want to head to Mount Fuji - Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steak House before your trip is over. Some of the best options here include the Hibachi steak and Salmon sashimi.

Type: Japanese

Location: 380 Center Ave, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Luckenbill's Family Restaurant

Luckenbill's Family Restaurant is a locally owned and operated American Restaurant located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Here, you'll find quality omelets, sub sandwiches, and more.

Type: American

Location: 18 W Union St, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Shopping

Cressona Mall

Cressona Mall is a popular shopping destination located conveniently in Schuylkill County. Opened in 1976, you'll find 22 different stores in total when you stop by, including Staples, Ollie's Outlet, and We Luv Pets.

Location: 1544 PA-61, Pottsville, PA 17901

Boscov's

Boscov's is a fantastic clothing store you can visit in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. It's a great spot if you're looking for competitive deals on sneakers and casual apparel.

Location: 7290 Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, PA 17901

Lessie's Garden & Gift Shop

Lessie's Garden & Gift Shop is one of the best spots near Locust Lake State Park for presents related to the area. You can shop here for unique trinkets to bring back to your family and friends.

Location: 2 Park St, Pottsville, PA 17901

Boyer's Food Market Pottsville

Boyer's Food Market Pottsville is a quality grocery store you can reach conveniently from your campground. With a wide variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods available, you can grab everything you need to help you stock up for your stay at the park.

Location: 2247 W Market St, Pottsville, PA 17901

Dunham's Sports

Dunham's Sports is a reliable outdoors store located in Pottsville. You can stop here for hunting and fishing gear that's both durable and affordable.

Location: 7165 Fairlane Village Mall, Pottsville, PA 17901

Sightseeing

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. - Brewery, Museum and Gift Shop

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. - Brewery, Museum and Gift Shop is a great stop in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, if you want to learn more about the history of the region. You can enjoy tours here that are both educational and entertaining.

Location: 420 Mahantongo St, Pottsville, PA 17901

Vraj Hindu Temple

Vraj Hindu Temple is a popular tourist attraction located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Also known as Noontan Nadalaya, the multimillion-dollar temple covers about 300 acres of land.

Location: 51 Manor Rd, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Schuylkill Haven Island Park

Schuylkill Haven Island Park is a great location to enjoy more of the area's outdoor attractions. It doesn't have a specific address, but you can find it in the Multipurpose Fields at the Island Complex.

Location: Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Majestic Theater

Majestic Theater is a venue for the performing arts located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. You can head here to catch an unforgettable show at a reasonable price.

Location: 209 N Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park is a public recreation area you can find close to Locust Lake State Park. It offers attractions like hiking trails and picnic areas.

Location: 108 Clubhouse Rd, Pine Grove, PA 17963

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How to Get to
Locust Lake State Park

Two cities from which visitors often travel to Locust Lake State Park include New York City and Philadelphia. From New York City, start by taking West St to I-78 W in Jersey City. Continue on I-78 W to Upper Macungie Township, then take exit 49 B from I-78 W. After continuing on PA-100 N, take PA-309 N and US-209 S to Locust Lake Rd in Barnesville.

On the way from Philadelphia, start by getting onto I-76 W from S Penn Square, John F Kennedy Blvd, and John F Kennedy Blvd Bridge. Follow I-76 W and I-476 N to PA-100 N in Upper Macungie Township, then take exit 49 B from I-78 W. After continuing on PA-100 N, take PA-309 N and US-209 S to Locust Lake Rd in Barnesville.

Entering Locust Lake State Park

The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset Monday through Sunday.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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