Little Pine State Park RV & Campground Guide


Little Pine State Park sits on 2,158 acres in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The park is surrounded by stunning views of the mountains in Tiadaghton State Forest. The park was mostly destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972. The hurricane wiped out all but remnants of the original Civilian Conservation Corps structures. However, this event is the only time water has breached the spillway. Numerous educational and recreational programs are offered in the park, including hands-on activities, guided walks, evening programs, and crafts. The Annual Autumn Festival is a popular program focusing on outdoor recreation opportunities each fall in the park. Little Pine is open to visitors every day of the year. Nearby Cities: • Waterville, PA • Saladasburg, PA • Jersey Mills, PA • Cammal, PA

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Spring 47-73 F
Summer 80-84 F
Fall 51-75 F
Winter 34-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park Campground • Water hookup: No • Electrical hookup: Yes • Sewer hookup: No • Wi-Fi: No • Pet-friendly: Yes • Max RV length: 50 feet • Other amenities: Dump station, restrooms, hot showers, playground, firewood sales, picnic tables, fire rings

Happy Acres Resort

Happy Acres Resort boasts 60 acres of sites built onto a mountainside, with each having a picnic table and fire ring. The campground offers partial-hookup and full-hookup sites that are pet-friendly. They offer a large restaurant and lounge on-site that serves a full menu for lunch and dinner. There is also a general store, ice cream parlor, playground, pool, and laundry facility.

Twin Streams Campground

Twin Streams Campground is nestled between Wilson's Creek and Babb's Creek, making it the perfect location for catching freshwater fish. It provides naturally serene, picturesque scenery of the valley amid many mountaintops and the perfect habitat for black bear, grouse, deer, wild turkey, and songbirds. This pet-friendly campground is well-managed and is designed with plenty of room for large RV sizes. Some amenities offered are cable TV, a modern bathhouse, a country store, and a propane-filling station.

Pettecote Junction Campground

Pettecote Junction Campground offers spacious creek-side, shaded, and grassy sites with water and electric hookups or without. This family- and pet-friendly campground provides free Wi-Fi, a dump station, and a propane refilling station. There are several ways to keep busy at this campground, like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and biking. The campground offers canoe, kayak, and bike rentals.

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What to Do at
Little Pine State Park

Nestled between the mountains of north-central Pennsylvania, Little Pine State Park abounds with recreational opportunities. If you love the water, you'll enjoy getting out on the lake in your boat or taking a swim at the beach. Cast your fishing pole for a chance at one of the many fish species inhabiting the water. For nature enthusiasts, pack your hiking shoes and binoculars to catch a glimpse of nesting bald eagles and other wildlife who make their homes in the mountainside trees. Professional and novice photographers will love the picturesque scenery in and around the park.

Inside Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park is an ideal hunting destination, offering 1,700 acres full of game species, including deer, bear, grouse, squirrel, fox, and wild turkey. You can also take in the nature trails if you're looking for a scenic walk through mature pines and oak trees. The one-mile Spikebuck Hollow Trail is the most difficult hiking trail in the park. Little Pine Creek flows through the park into Little Pine Lake, creating the perfect habitat for warm water and cold water fishing opportunities. Wildlife observation is another popular activity inside the park.

Fishing Fishing

The 45-acre Little Pine Lake has more than three miles of shoreline for anglers to cast their lines. Fly fishing, shore fishing, and boat fishing all offer an opportunity for catching your evening dinner. In the lake, you'll find brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, pickerel, sunfish, catfish, and perch.

Geocaching Geocaching

Download the official Geocaching app and head out on your treasure hunt adventure. Once you find a cache, you can take a souvenir and sign the logbook. However, remember to bring a family-friendly item to leave in the container for the next adventurer.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

A viewing area provides guests the opportunity to gaze at the nesting eagles and their young eaglets. In addition, migratory birds such as loons, snow geese, and raptors fly through the park in the fall.

Stargazing Stargazing

You'll have to slip away from the tree cover to get a good look at the open night sky for stargazing. Areas near the lake provide a good spot to lay out a blanket and find constellations.

Flora and Fauna

Treetops provide a home for nesting birds. You may spot bears, deer, and turkeys among the oak, pine, and other trees in the woodlands. The open meadows at the park are full of prairie grass and wildflowers. Closer to the campground, you may spy raccoons or mink and herons and otters when exploring near the lake. The water is also home to snapping and painted turtles.

Hiking Hiking

Little Pine has just over 10 miles of trails. Several of the six trails are designated as multi-use, shared between hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Mid State Trail, a 327-mile backpacking path, passes through the park if you want to explore a section of this route.


Electric motors and hand-powered watercraft are allowed on Little Pine Lake. There is a boat launch and several mooring spots available at the dock from spring through fall. In addition, a boat rental concession is open during the summer months and offers paddleboats, canoes, and rowboats.

Swimming Swimming

A sandy beach with grass turf provides a place for swimming and sunbathing. There are restrooms and a playground nearby.


The Lake Shore Trail is a favorite of mountain bikers. This 5.5-mile trail runs through forest land along the lake, then enters the open fields. Guests may also bike along the paved paths and roadways of the park.

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How to Get to
Little Pine State Park

When traveling to Little Pine from the south, take US 220 to the Pine Creek exit near Jersey Shore. Next, take PA 44 north 11 miles to Waterville. At Waterville, turn right onto SR 4001, heading four miles to the park entrance. From the north, take US 6 to Wellsboro. From there, take PA 287 south to English Center, then SR 4001 to the park.

Entering Little Pine State Park

A large parking area sits near the swimming beach and boat launch. There is no entry fee to visit Little Pine State Park.

Frequently Asked Questions About Little Pine State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Little Pine State Park?

Little Pine is open all year, with programs and recreation offered in all seasons. Summer brings warmer temperatures, perfect for swimming, boating, and hiking. Fall foliage turns the park into a picturesque place with oranges, reds, and purples. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Little Pine State Park?

While at the park, you may see deer, raccoons, mink, and bears. Birders will be excited to spot raptors, songbirds, and waterfowl.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Little Pine State Park?

There are 83 RV camping sites in the Little Pine State Park campground, with five additional sites designated for tents only. Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring, and bathrooms are nearby.

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

It is highly recommended that you reserve a campsite before your stay. Sites can be secured up to 11 months in advance. The nightly fee is $20 to $27.

Are pets allowed at Little Pine State Park?

Pets are welcome at Little Pine State Park in designated areas, including some campsites and on the hiking trails. However, they must be on a leash, and you are expected to clean up after your four-legged family members.