Blue Knob State Park RV & Campground Guide


Blue Knob State Park takes its name from Blue Knob, which is the second-highest mountain in Pennsylvania at 3,146 feet in height. The mountain offers alpine skiing during the winter, and this also includes snowboarding and tubing. Cross-country skiing is also popular during the winter as people ski along the Blue Knob State Park's many hiking trails. During the summer, swimming in the pool or having picnics among the trees are two popular activities. You can even hunt certain game during the appropriate season, and fishing the streams within Blue Knob State Park is a popular pastime all summer. Nearby Cities: •Pittsburgh, PA •Johnstown, PA •Altoona, PA •Bedford, PA

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Spring 44-67 F
Summer 53-77 F
Fall 46-68 F
Winter 17-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park Campground •Water hookup: Yes •Electrical hookup: Yes •Sewer hookup: No •Wi-Fi: No •Pet-friendly: Yes •Max RV length: 30 feet •Other amenities: Dump station, potable water, restrooms, playground, amphitheater

Weimers 764 Campground

Weimers 764 Campground sits on 14 acres of land and is family-owned and -operated. Not only does this campground have RV sites for camping, but they also offer RV storage. The campground provides several RV services like winterization, de-winterization, roof repair, inspection, and more. This area offers many fun attractions for the whole family and is rich in history.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dump station, clean water fill, and bathhouse

Wright’s Orchard Station Campground

Wright’s Orchard Station Campground conveniently sits off of Interstate 99 in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. The campground can house large RVs, fifth-wheels, and travel trailers campers. All sites have a picnic table, and the majority of them have fire rings. Some attractions near this campground are DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Baker Mansion, and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Laundry facility, bathhouse, and dump station

Friendship Village Campground & RV Park

Friendship Village Campground & RV Park is nestled along the Raystown Branch of Juniata River in historic Bedford County. The campground offers large sites that can accommodate modern recreational vehicles with multiple slide-outs. You can purchase firewood, ice, and basic necessities at the camp store.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Cable TV, snack bar, and camper storage

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What to Do at
Blue Knob State Park

You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Allegheny Mountains year-round at this peaceful and serene state park. Along with ranger-led nature programs and scenic drives, you'll find lots of outdoor activities to engage in no matter what time of year you visit.

Inside Blue Knob State Park

Inside Blue Knob State Park, you can expect to see wilderness all around you with eight different hiking trails that have three levels of difficulty: easy, moderate, and advanced. After taking a long hike, you may want to cool off in the swimming pool that has a depth range of 0 to 5 feet. Trout fishing enthusiasts generally enjoy catching native brook trout and other trout placed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Several of the park's multi-use trails also permit mountain biking for all levels of experience. Other activities that vacationers can do are picnicking, wildlife observation, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowmobiling.

Hiking Hiking

There are 18 miles of trails that snake their way through Blue Mountain State Park, and these range in difficulty from the fairly easy Homestead and Sawmill Trail to the exceptionally difficult Mountain View Trail. The Mountain View Trail is a 5-mile loop that gains nearly 1,400 feet in elevation while the pet-friendly Homestead and Sawmill Trail is a 1.4-mile loop that only gains about 380 feet of elevation.

Stargazing Stargazing

You can join a stargazing group on Blue Knob every Saturday during the summer, particularly during the Perseid meteor shower. If you're new to stargazing, guides will explain not only how to spot the meteors but also all about the constellations and other phenomena in the night sky.

Flora and Fauna

The autumn views from Blue Knob are spectacular all the way to the horizon, a sea of multicolored changing leaves mixed with staunch evergreens. If wildflowers are your thing and you're an expert hiker, then a jaunt along the Mountain View Trail will give you the opportunity to snap photos of hepatica, violets, and many others.

The wildlife itself consists mainly of small game and small predators, such as wild turkeys, coyotes, and foxes. Ruffed grouse and other game birds both migrate through and nest in Blue Knob State Park. Raptors in Blue Knob State Park include red-tailed hawks, and vultures perch high on the trees and rocks among songbirds and even owls. Occasionally, you'll meet a black bear in the early summer.

Swimming Swimming

From May to October, you can swim in the public pool in Blue Knob State Park.

Fishing Fishing

April through June and late October are the best times to drop a line in the various creeks throughout Blue Knob State Park. Brook trout are the most popular target, and you can catch either wild or farm-raised varieties. Anyone 16 years of age or older who wants to fish needs a Pennsylvania fishing license.

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How to Get to
Blue Knob State Park

From Pittsburgh, follow Route 376 east until it merges with Route 22, otherwise known as the William Penn Highway, on the outskirts of Churchill. Follow Route 22 east to Ebensburg. While in Ebensburg, proceed south along Wilmore Road until you reach Wilmore. From there, turn east onto Route 53 until you come to the junction with Route 164. Turn south on Route 164 and follow it to Knob Road. Continue south on Knob Road all the way to Blue Knob State Park. From Bedford, and all points south of Bedford, follow Route 99 north a short way until you reach the junction with Route 869. Take Route 869 north to Pavia where you will bear north on Forrest Road, which will take you all the way to Blue Knob State Park. From all points east of Bedford, drive west on Route 76 to Bedford. Then, proceed north on Route 99 as if you had started out at Bedford.

Entering Blue Knob State Park

Parking is free at Blue Knob State Park.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Knob State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Blue Knob State Park?

Because there are activities all yearlong at Blue Knob State Park, visiting at any time will provide lots of fun. You won't be able to ski at many other state parks you visit, however, so winter might be the best time overall to visit Blue Knob State Park if skiing is your thing.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Blue Knob State Park?

The wildlife consists of both birds and mammals. Even though bear encounters are uncommon, it's a good idea to review what to do when you come into contact with a bear. Generally, a good rule is never to approach a bear or any other predator closer than 175 feet.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Blue Knob State Park?

Yes, there are 50 RV-specific campsites at Blue Knob State Park. One such campsite is accessible.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Blue Knob State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations aren't mandatory, but because the park and campground are so busy, they are strongly recommended. You may make reservations online up to 11 months in advance. The state of Pennsylvania charges different rates, which also include different a la carte charges for electricity, water, and the like, for different types of campsites. The base rate for Pennsylvania residents is $16 per night and $21 for nonresidents.

Are pets allowed at Blue Knob State Park?

Yes, pets are allowed at Blue Knob State Park. However, they are only allowed at certain campsites and in the pet-walking area on the south side of the campground. Dogs must be on a leash that is no more than 6 feet long, and you must clean up after them.