Hills Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Situated in scenic Tioga County, Hill Creek State Park opened in 1983 and is named for the creek that runs through it. Wildlife thrives in the 407-acre park and its surroundings, as many visitors may see deer, a flock of wild turkeys, or a transient black bear. It's also the perfect habitat for woodchucks, rabbits, and pileated woodpeckers. The park is centered on the 137-acre warm-water Hills Creek Lake, offering excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Cities near the park are Mansfield, Tioga, and Wellsboro.

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hills Creek State Park

In an RV at Hills Creek State Park, you can benefit from the lake and natural woodland habitat and return knowing you'll have the perfect place to keep you warm. If you’re not an RV owner, make your trip more convenient and comfortable with a rental through RVshare.

Bucktail Camping Resort

Located six miles from Hill Creek you'll find Bucktail Camping Resort. Some campsites offer sewer hookups for your recreational vehicle, and the majority provide full hookups that place you in the heart of the Tioga County countryside. At this resort, you can do your laundry, connect to Wi-Fi, and shop in the general store. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash, and you can go fishing, zip-lining, or play a round of miniature golf. Although the campground has 100 acres filled with fun activities, there are some great destinations within driving distance of Bucktail. Attractions nearby include golf, racing, fishing, and historical sites.

Ives Run Campground

Ives Run Campground sits on the eastern shore of Hammond Lake in north-central Pennsylvania. The facility has campsites with partial hookups and full hookups that are somewhat surrounded by lush-forested ridges of Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains region. The lake offers recreation for the whole family, including swimming, hiking, boating, picnicking, and wildlife observation. The campground provides a dump station, boat ramp, showers, restrooms, and a playground.

Scenic View Campground

Scenic View Campground is tucked between three of the county's largest lakes and premier recreational areas and nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Country. The campground is pet-friendly and offers full-and partial-hookup sites. Water sports, a game room, a swimming pool, and a playground keep youngsters happy. Other amenities include covered pavilions, a laundromat, and a general store.

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What to Do at
Hills Creek State Park

Inside Hills Creek State Park

Whether you prefer to walk around in the wilderness or be out on the water, Hills Creek State Park features plenty of activities to keep you occupied for days. Hiking trails take you through diverse forest habitats from stand hardwoods to hemlock swamps, marsh areas, and along the lake shoreline. The 137-acre lake provides excellent fishing for warm-water species like carp, yellow perch, largemouth bass, crappie, and bullhead catfish. The beach is great for soaking up the sun and swimming. During the winter, the surrounding hills offer excellent skiing and sledding opportunities.

Outside Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park sits in the middle of Hill Creek Lake, offering endless watersport opportunities. Within 15 minutes of the park, you can find restaurants, shopping opportunities, and activities. Whether you're traveling solo or with family, you'll find plenty to do in the nearby cities of Wellsboro and Mansfield. 


Magic Wok

Located less than eight miles from Hill Creek State Park, Magic Wok is the perfect place to fill up on Asian-fusion cuisine. The food is exceptional, and the environment is family-friendly. 

Type: Asian Fusion

Location: 32 Plaza Lane, Wellsboro, PA 16901

The Roost

This modern pub has 10 different beers on tap and craft beer bottle options. It serves a full selection of comfort foods, salads, roasted coffee, and espresso. This bar also presents live music from the most talented musicians around.

Type: American

Location: 83 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Harland's Family Style Restaurant

Serving steak and chicken entrees, this fun family eatery sits about eight miles from your campsite. Load up on comfort food, or try the all-you-can-eat salad bar option.

Type: American

Location: 17 Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Dumpling House

If you're craving lo mein and fried rice, Dumpling House has you covered. Select from one of its classic Chinese dishes, like General Tso's chicken, and make sure to try the freshly made dumplings.

Type: Chinese

Location: 31 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

The Steak House

Fill up on delicious seafood, pasta, and steak entrees at this family-friendly restaurant that is located about eight miles from the state park. Choose your favorite dish, and make sure to wash it down with one of the bar's excellent selections of wines or beers.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 29 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901


The Farmer's Daughters

This charming country shop is situated in the historical area of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, in beautiful Tioga County. Spend an hour browsing through its unique collections that combine the past and present, including country, primitive, and farmhouse décor.

Location: 11719 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Garrison's Men's Shop

If a special occasion pops up while on vacation, you can visit Garrison's Men's Shop for the appropriate apparel. The shop is just eight miles from the park, and it offers a wide selection of quality men's clothing, specializing in tuxedos and suits.

Location: 89-91 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Wild Asaph Outfitters

Upgrade your camping gear with a trip to Wild Asaph Outfitters. This specialty outdoors store offers a range of outerwear, backpacks, snowshoes, and rock-climbing equipment.

Location: 71 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Weis Markets

Refill your RVs refrigerator with a trip to this chain grocery store, which offers a range of cold cuts, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats. You'll also find a pharmacy, ATM, and a propane filling station.

Location: 11798 Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Dunham's Department Store

Dunham's Department Store offers the latest clothing styles for kids, juniors, men, and women. Other items available at this store include beauty supplies, home décor, collectible gift items, and toys.

Location: 45 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901


PA Grand Canyon

PA Grand Canyon, part of the Tioga State Forest, stretches for over 45 miles with depths of nearly 1,500 feet. Scenic wonders abound in the canyon, including steep canyon walls and waterfalls. One of the most popular places in the canyon is the Pine Creek Rail Trail, a transformed railroad bed that travels along the Pine Creek Gorge on the canyon floor. The main trail that takes you into the gorge is a very steep hike going one mile in each direction.

Location: 4797 Route 660, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Lambs Creek Hike & Bike Trailheads

Lambs Creek Hike & Bike Trailheads journey from the openness near the town of Mansfield to the serene, thick growth of Pennsylvania's countryside. The trail is about six miles from your campsite, making it the perfect place to explore more of this beautiful state's woodland forest and countryside. Woodchucks and rabbits scurry across the trail with little concern for visitors.

Location: Lambs Creek Recreation Area, Mansfield, PA 16933

Ole Covered Wagon Tours

Take a jump into history at Ole Covered Wagon Tours, where you can take a guided tour that teaches the history of the area dating back to the 19th century. You'll ride in a custom-made horse-drawn covered wagon.

Location: 1538 Marsh Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Sand Run Falls

Sand Run Falls Trail is a 6.7-mile loop situated near Blossburg, Pennsylvania, featuring a waterfall. It is rated as being moderate with some inclines and declines. The beautiful waterfall is roughly 25 feet in height and is set far from the road. Regardless, the trail is very popular and provides a great walk through the woods with an elevation gain of 682 feet.

Location: Tioga State Forest, Wellsboro, PA 16901

Arcadia Theatre Wellsboro

Watch the latest movie on one of Arcadia Theatre Wellsboro's four screens. In 2021, this theatre will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Tickets for adults start at $7.50 and $6.50 for children.

Location: 50 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901

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How to Get to
Hills Creek State Park

The state park is just north of U.S. 6 and midway between Wellsboro and Mansfield. It can also be reached from PA 287 between the town of Tioga and Wellsboro. If you're traveling from the city of Wellsboro, you'll want to take Charleston Street to Hills Creek Lake Road in Charleston Township. Make a slight left onto Hills Creek Lake Road, and travel for about three miles. Turn right onto Spillway Road/T537, and then shortly after that, turn left onto Kellys Swamp Lane. Follow the signs to the state park.

Entering Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park's operating hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.

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