Kettle Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Wake up before dawn during your visit to Kettle Creek State Park — the early alarm is well worth the chance to stand on the silent shores of Kettle Creek Lake and take in the views of the misty mountains that rise on all sides. The rest of the day brings plenty of fun: Kayak across the reservoir, hike high into the hills overlooking the water or challenge yourself on the mountain biking trails that snake through the trees. When the snow falls, locals and visitors head to the park for a range of winter sports. No matter when you visit, Kettle Creek State Park offers a relaxing getaway. It's located in a remote part of north-central Pennsylvania, about 15 miles from the small town of Renovo and 70 miles from Williamsport, ensuring year-round peace and quiet.
Spring 30-70 F
Summer 55-80 F
Fall 30-70 F
Winter 15-35 F
South Renovo, PA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kettle Creek State Park
Prepare for the ever-changing weather at Kettle Creek State Park by bringing an RV. That way, you can explore the wilderness in any condition knowing that there's a warm, dry haven waiting for you in camp. Don't have an RV? An RV rental from RVshare is an easy way to upgrade your campsite and create fun family memories.
Kettle Creek State Park Campgrounds
Enjoy easy access to all of the park's activities at one of the two Kettle Creek State Park Campgrounds. Both the Lower Camp and the Upper Camp are located near the water, so swimming and fishing are only a few steps away. Enjoy modern bathrooms and warm showers in the camp bathrooms, and take advantage of your site's fire ring and picnic table for outdoor dining. Some sites offer electric hookups, and RVs are welcome; book as early as possible to get a larger site. The camping season here runs from the beginning of April to October at the Upper Camp or December at the Lower Camp. Sites start at $30 per night.
Quiet Oaks Campground
For full hookups, head to the lovely Quiet Oaks Campground. It's located about 12 miles northeast of Kettle Creek State Park, so you can make the drive quickly. Spread out over 100 acres, this campground offers 15/30/50 amp electric service and water hookups at most RV sites, plus a variety of spots with water, electricity, and sewer. With its well-maintained roads, getting in and out is a breeze. A small bathhouse offers hot showers, and there's a cafe on the grounds for light meals. Close to your site, you can watch wildlife or indulge in a bit of fishing, ATV riding, and hiking. Sites with full hookups range from $25-45 per night, and primitive sites cost $17 per night. Ask about discounts for longer stays.
Ole Bull State Park Campground
If the Kettle Creek State Park campground is full, head to the Ole Bull State Park Campground for a similar experience. With amenities including picnic tables, fire rings, and electric hookups, this family-friendly campground is a relaxing spot for RVs. There's a dump station on site as well as modern bathrooms and showers. The campground is open from early April to mid-November, with some sites that are open all year. Close to your RV, you can swim from the sandy beach on the banks of Kettle Creek, explore the hills on a bike or by foot, and try your luck at fishing. During hunting season, head to the 25-acre hunting area to find wild game. Camping prices vary, but you can expect to pay at least $26 per night.
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What to Do at
Kettle Creek State Park
Inside Kettle Creek State Park
Bring your hiking shoes and sporting equipment to Kettle Creek State Park; the best way to experience the park is by getting active. In the summer, cool off with a dip in the reservoir or relax on the sandy beach. Explore the rugged shoreline aboard a kayak, paddleboard, or sailboat; you can also use a boat with an electric motor. If you're camping in the state park campground, you can dock your boat for free. A sizable trail network runs through the hills, offering opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. In the winter, bring gear for sledding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.
Outside Kettle Creek State Park
Surrounded by tree-covered mountains, Kettle Creek State Park feels like a world away from city life. If you're looking for a meal or a bit of shopping, you'll need to hop in the car and travel to nearby Renovo or other small towns in the vicinity. The wilderness around the park offers plenty in the way of adventure and outdoor fun, so you can fill a weekend or a week with new activities.
Deb's Cross Fork Inn
Known for its dive-bar vibe and hearty portions, Deb's Cross Fork Inn is one of the closest dining options to Kettle Creek State Park. If you're hungry after a hike, try the massive Bubba Burger, or indulge in a full meat-and-potatoes feast.
Location: 28 Main St, Cross Fork, PA 17729
Located about 16 miles from the park, Ziggy's Pizza is a friendly place to pick up a delicious pie or calzone. The menu also offers hoagies and a limited selection of items from the grill, so there's something for everyone.
Location: 1332 Huron Ave, Renovo, PA 17764
Sportsman's Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
Bring your appetite to the Sportsman's Hotel, Restaurant & Bar; with its generous helpings of items such as ribs and pasta, you'll need it. Whether you're in the mood for a homestyle dinner or a classic pizza, Sportsman's has you covered.
Location: 12700 Renovo Rd, Renovo, PA 17764
If you love hamburgers, don't miss a stop at Odd Fellas on your way to or from Kettle Creek State Park. This beautiful restaurant specializes in craft burgers, including the Fungus Humongous and the Hello, Newman. You can also opt for a salad and an order of the chef's legendary loaded fries.
Location: 101 E Main St, Lock Haven, PA 17745
Creek Side Restaurant
Plan to stay awhile at the Creek Side Restaurant, which features an Old-World dining room and friendly service. The varied menu offers everything from pasta to seafood.
Location: 3169 Eagle Valley Rd, Mill Hall, PA 17751
Kettle Creek Tackle Shop
Situated about 7 miles north of Kettle Creek State Park, Kettle Creek Tackle Shop is a convenient spot to get ready for the area's exceptional fishing. Specializing in fly-fishing gear, it carries everything from poles to fly-tying supplies.
Location: 17 Kettle Creek Tackle Ln, Renovo, PA 17764
Lingle's Neighborhood Market
As the closest grocery store to Kettle Creek State Park, Lingle's Neighborhood Market is a great place to stop for last-minute supplies and snacks.
Location: 150 15th St, Renovo, PA 17764
Sproul State Forest
Go deeper into the majestic Pennsylvania wilderness at Sproul State Forest. This massive area offers more than 30,000 acres of mountains, forests, and rivers. If you're an experienced hiker, follow the orange blazes on the 50-mile Chuck Keiper Trail. For a true adventure, hop on the Donut Hole Trail from Kettle Creek State Park and take it all the way through the state forest.
Location: 15187 Renovo Rd, Renovo, PA 17764
Hyner Run State Park
Tucked into a valley, Hyner Run State Park is a beautiful place to get outdoors. Fish in the large river that flows through the park's forested hills, or lace up your boots and explore the trail network. The park also offers a swimming pool in the summer and snowmobile access when the snow falls, so there's something to do all year.
Location: 86 Hyner Park Rd, North Bend, PA 17760
Hammersley Wild Area
Once used by logging camps, the Hammersley Wild Area is now an unspoiled stretch of wilderness north of Kettle Creek State Park. Check out the views from the spectacular Twin Sisters Trail, making sure to keep an eye out for the remnants of the historic logging camps and railroad.
Location: Austin, PA 16720
Located in Cook Forest State Park. the Forest Cathedral is an old-growth forest with massive, awe-inspiring trees. Explore this National Natural Landmark on the trail network, which includes the Joyce Kilmer Trail, the Rhododendron Trail, and the Ancient Forest Trail.
Location: 100 PA-36, Cooksburg, PA 16217
Alvin R. Bush Dam
Head south from Kettle Creek State Park to the end of Kettle Creek Lake to check out the impressive Alvin R. Bush Dam. Nearby, you'll find excellent boating and ice fishing opportunities.
Location: Kettle Creek Lake Dam, Renovo, PA 17764
How to Get to
Kettle Creek State Park
The easiest way to get to Kettle Creek State Park in an RV is to take Highway 120 to the tiny village of Westport. From there, turn north on Kettle Creek Road. Allow plenty of time; the road winds through the mountains, so it can be slow going in a motorhome.
Entering Kettle Creek State Park
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Frequently Asked Questions About Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Summer is a popular time to visit this scenic park, as it offers many recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, swimming, and boating.
Kettle Creek State Park has a mild climate that produces fantastic weather. Summers are warm, while winters can be cold with snowfall. Spring and autumn are good times to visit the park, with mild temperatures throughout the year.
Kettle Creek State Park is great to see wildlife like white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and red foxes. Birdwatchers have several species to watch for in the area.
Pets are welcome at Kettle Creek State Park. However, dogs must be on a leash and given the appropriate amount of water before and afterward. In addition, keeping your pets from entering designated swimming areas where posted and away from wildlife would be best.
The Park's design provides access to people with disabilities. For example, the park has a boardwalk trail accessible by wheelchairs and an accessible campsite accommodating electric wheelchairs and scooters.