Colton Point State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Perched on the rim of a canyon in the northern reaches of Pennsylvania, Colton Point State Park offers some of the most spectacular views in the state. When you hike to one of the park's overlooks, you'll understand why this area is often compared to the Grand Canyon — the steep walls of Pine Creek Gorge cut a dramatic path through the thickly forested mountains that stretch for miles in every direction. This is a hiker's paradise, with steep, challenging trails running through the hills, past waterfalls, and down to the waters of Pine Creek. If you're tough enough to make the trek, you can fish for trout and bass, often without seeing another soul. Colton Point is most accessible from spring to fall, and hardy adventurers can find thrilling snowmobile options after the end of the deer-hunting season each December. Whenever you visit, plan to stop in nearby Wellsboro or tiny Rexford for supplies.
Spring 25-60 F
Summer 55-75 F
Fall 30-65 F
Winter 15-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Colton Point State Park
With an RV, it's easy to plan a comfortable trip to Colton Point State Park. The park sits 1,637 feet above sea level, so temperatures tend to be cool to moderate year-round. You'll enjoy your trip no matter what the weather report with an RV rental from RVshare. You can even find motorhomes that welcome your pets or offer enough space for a big group.
Colton Point State Park Campground
Enjoy a rustic retreat at Colton Point State Park Campground, which offers a small selection of primitive campsites. There are no hookups, but the park offers a dump station and vault toilets. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis; each one includes a fire ring and a picnic table. Make sure to ask about site length, as many of the sites are suitable for tents only. Fees vary; call for details.
Canyon Country Campground
Located 10 miles from Colton Point, Canyon Country Campground offers all of the comforts of home for RV campers. Get online with the Wi-Fi service, wash clothes in the laundry, and enjoy the clean hot showers and flush toilets in the bathhouse. There are two play areas and a game room onsite, and the camp store offers snacks, firewood, and propane refills. Choose RV sites with full or partial hookups; many are large enough to accommodate big rigs. Rates range from $42 to $49 for RVs.
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What to Do at
Colton Point State Park
Inside Colton Point State Park
The rugged landscape is the main attraction at Colton Point State Park. If you're looking for a relaxing camping trip, enjoy the views from the easy 1-mile Rim Trail. Alternatively, bring sturdy shoes with ankle support and hike to the bottom of the gorge. While you're at the bottom, spend some time fishing for panfish, trout, and bass. Turkey Path also passes the small Four-Mile Run, a trout stream that's ideal for anglers.
Outside Colton Point State Park
Colton Point State Park is a jumping-off point for all of the exciting activities in the Pine Creek Gorge. The area is a haven for adventurers who come for thrilling mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. A few creature comforts, including dining and shopping, are available in the small towns within an hour of the park.
Burnin' Barrel Bar
Located inside the Ansonia Valley Inn, the Burnin' Barrel Bar is one of the closest places to grab a bite near Colton Point State Park. With offerings including burgers, cheesesteaks, salads, and pub appetizers, there's a dish for everyone in the family.
Location: 5440 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Frome Acres Resort and Baxter's Baker
Friendly and unassuming, Frome Acres Resort and Baxter's Bakery serves diner-style food in a down-home atmosphere. It's not fancy, but it's a comfortable place to grab a big breakfast or a home-cooked lunch.
Location: 3670 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Log Cabin Inn
With its log walls and rustic interior, the Log Cabin Inn is the perfect spot to cap off a day of forest adventures. The interior is particularly magical during the holidays, thanks to the owners' lovely seasonal decorations. Enjoy seafood, prime rib, and other American classics year-round.
Location: 3646 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
You'll want to return to Native Bagel every day of your trip; the house-made bagels offer a chewy texture, and the house-made bread is delicious in sandwiches. Choose from a range of breakfast and lunch bagels and wraps, or try one of the delicious bagel melts.
Location: 1 Central Ave, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Located in picturesque downtown Wellsboro, The Roost is a charming pub known for its live music and exceptional craft beer selection. The menu changes seasonally to incorporate local ingredients but usually features elevated pub fare, including Rueben tater tot, hot sandwiches, and creamy pork BBQ macaroni and cheese.
Location: 83 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Big Meadows Fly Shop
Anglers will feel right at home at the Big Meadows Fly Shop, an unassuming spot situated a few miles north of Colton Point. Whether you tie your own flies or you need a few new options, the friendly staff can help you pick the best models for the local fishing holes.
Location: 5541 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Canyon Country Fabrics
Local quilters flock to Canyon Country Fabrics, a beautiful shop located outside of Wellsboro. The interior is a crafter's dream, offering a carefully curated selection of fabric, tools, and cutting supplies.
Location: 664 Stony Fork Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Wild Asaph Outfitters
Don't worry if you forget a hat or a rain jacket; Wild Asaph Outfitters has all of the outdoor gear you need to enjoy Pine Creek Gorge to the fullest. The store is small but well-stocked, and the friendly staff is always willing to help.
Location: 71 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Garrison's Men's Shop
Pick up a pair of jeans or a tailored suit at Garrison's Men's Shop. Dedicated to men's fashion for work and play, this shop is a must-visit spot for style-conscious shoppers.
Location: 89 Main St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Fine Wine & Good Spirits
Pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy by the campfire at Fine Wine & Good Spirits. Browse the broad selection of liquor and wine to find a bottle for yourself or a friend.
Location: 16 Crafton St, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Leonard Harrison State Park
Located across the gorge from Colton Point State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park expands your access to the local wilderness. Hike 4.6 miles of trails, watch for wildlife and enjoy the park's picnic facilities. The park is home to the famous Turkey Path trail; on the way to the floor of the gorge, it takes you past a massive waterfall and a variety of smaller cascades. Make sure to bring hiking shoes with ankle support and traction for this hike, as it's often wet and slippery.
Location: 4797 PA-660, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Pine Creek Rail Trail
Stretching for more than 60 miles, the Pine Creek Rail Trail is a fantastic way to explore the Pine Creek Gorge. It's located at the bottom of the canyon, offering spectacular views of the water and the forest. The trail is popular with walkers, hikers, and bikers; you can also ride horses on a 5.5-mile section near the Ansonia parking area. If you're bringing bikes, the easiest way to access the trail is to the north at the Big Meadows Access Area.
Location: Wellsboro, PA 16901
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Lookout Tower
Enjoy beautiful views of the Pine Creek Gorge area without a challenging hike by climbing to the top of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Lookout Tower. This fire tower provides a 360-degree look at the mountains and valleys; it's an ideal spot for photographers. The fire tower is a safe, relatively easy way to enjoy the views with kids who are too young for the challenging local hiking trails.
Location: Wellsboro, PA 16901
Pine Creek Outfitters
Get your adrenaline going with a whitewater rafting trip through the gorge with a company such as Pine Creek Outfitters. The rapids are relatively tame, making this a fun option for families. You can also rent inner tubes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards for a self-guided adventure. Many local outfitters offer a shuttle service that picks you up at the take-out point.
Location: 5142 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Barbour Rock Trail
If you want to experience the beautiful Pine Creek Gorge with kids or people with limited mobility, head to the Barbour Rock Trail. There are two trail options at the trailhead. One is wide, flat, and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The other is slightly shorter and a bit more rugged. Depending on your group's needs, you can create a pleasant loop by combining both trails or do an out-and-back hike on the trail of your choice.
Location: Colton Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901
How to Get to
Colton Point State Park
To get to Colton Point State Park, drive to Ansonia on Highway 6. On the west side of town, head south on Colton Road and drive 4.5 miles until you reach the park.
Entering Colton Point State Park
Colton Point State Park is open all year. Day-use areas open at sunrise and close at dusk, and the rest of the park closes at sunset.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Colton Point State Park
Some aspects of Colton Point State Park accommodate disabled guests. For example, there are ADA-accessible restrooms found around the park, and at least one of the area's hiking trails is wheelchair-accessible.
Colton Point State Park features a relatively small campground with 25 primitive sites. All of these sites can accommodate RVs, but there are no hookups available. However, there is a dump station at the campground.
You can bring your pets to the park, but they'll need to be well-behaved and kept leashed at all times. Pets are permitted in individual campsites at the campground but not in the group areas.
The climate of the park is fairly cool during summer but quite harsh during winter. The temperature barely exceeds 75 degrees in the summer, while the winters can get as cold as 13 degrees with lots of snow.
For the most comfortable conditions for outdoor recreation, the best time to visit Colton Point State Park is between June and August. Summer is the only season where it's consistently warmer than 55 degrees.