Sinnemahoning State Park RV & Campground Guide


Sinnemahoning State Park is a protected 1,910-acre area traveling along both sides of First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Once a place where Native Americans hunted and fished, this park saw some of the most extensive industrial ravages anywhere in the United States. American logging companies took the trunks of old-growth trees and left the limbs and branches to dry on the hillsides, which caught fire and devastated the area. Today, floods that were previously caused by deforestation are held in check by the George B. Stevenson Dam, which creates a 145-acre reservoir. The area is covered with second-growth forests and undergrowth, encouraging an immense habitat for wildlife, including elusive elk and bald eagles. The neighboring towns of Sinnemahoning and Austin, PA, provide access to the park. 

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Spring 23-67 F
Summer 53-79 F
Fall 29-71 F
Winter 15-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Sinnemahoning State Park

In a location like Sinnemahoning State Park, where the park is surrounded by Pennsylvania’s Elk and Susquehannock State Forests, an RV is the perfect base camp for exploring the deep canyons and high, green-shouldered hills that beckon the hiker in every direction. It is easier to venture through the forests and along the creek beds with the knowledge that a comfortable home on wheels awaits your return. To take advantage of these comforting camp vehicles, visit RVshare to rent an RV near the park.

Sinnemahoning State Park Campground

Sinnemahoning State Park Campground sits 3 miles north of the park’s main office and provides 35 RV campsites ranging from primitive to modern. The campsites are 70 feet in length with back-in access. Each site is wide enough to accommodate both left- and right-side slide-outs. At the southern end of the park is a lake with a boat launch and an office that rents out boats, kayaks, and canoes. The park supports a children’s playground, guided walks, and an impressive interpretive center. Potable water is available inside the campground at a centrally located spigot. While the park is open year-round, the campground is available only from the second weekend in April to October 31 of each year.

  • Water Hookup: No

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No, but a dump station is on-site

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, lantern hooks, restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers

  • Fee: $26 to $29 per night

Austin Campground

Austin Campground offers 128 RV campsites. Some campsites are pull-through, but most are back-ins. When the park is not busy, the owners allow you to cruise the campground and to choose the one you want to use from those not reserved. The campground is not busy during the week but is usually full during the weekends. If you are contemplating a weekend visit, you may wish to reserve a spot from the campground’s website. A camp store sells fresh produce and other items. The campground uses a portable dump station that is available upon request. A creek runs behind the campground, providing a place where kids can cool off during the summer months.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Fire rings, picnic tables, trash service, warm showers, restrooms with flush toilets

  • Fee: $26 to $37 per night

Potter County Family Campground

Potter County Family Campground offers 50 RV campsites, all of which are back-ins. Each site is 40 feet wide, providing enough room for right-hand and left-hand slide-outs. The site lengths vary, with the minimum being 50 feet and the maximum measuring 75 feet. A campground patrol secures the area, and a camp store provides many of the perishable essentials you need for a fun visit. A hiking trail, a bicycling trail, and an ATV trail are available outside the campground, and a 40-foot by 50-foot playground provides plenty of room for kids to work out their energy. Another fun family activity offered by the park is a laser tag course.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Fire rings, picnic tables, restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers

  • Fee: $20 to $28 per night

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What to Do at
Sinnemahoning State Park

Inside Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park draws environmentalists, naturalists, geologists, and people who seek solace and fun. During the summer, visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing in the reservoir and hiking and bicycling along the pathways beside the creek and into the state forests surrounding the park. Many day-use guests use the trails to cross-country ski or to ice-skate on the pond at the north end of the park, to icefish in the reservoir, or snowmobile along a specially designed path in frozen winter months. Sinnemahoning State Park is one of the few places where you see moose, bobcats, and bald eagles in a single natural habitat in the contiguous United States.

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How to Get to
Sinnemahoning State Park

To approach Sinnemahoning State Park from Austin, PA, head southwest on Pennsylvania Highway 872 (PA-872) for 17 miles. Turn left onto Sinnemahoning State Park Road. The park entrance is 0.3 miles ahead.

Entering Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning State Park is a day-use area that is open from dawn to dusk each day.

Sinnemahoning State Park Entry fee : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sinnemahoning State Park

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

Plan your camping trip to Sinnemahoning State Park in the fall to take advantage of their exciting annual events. The First Fork Festival and All Hallows Eve Celebration are two family-friendly events held every year October.

What is the climate of Sinnemahoning State Park?

The northern area of Pennsylvania has a humid continental climate. You'll experience warm to hot temperatures during the summer along with frequent humidity. Winters are freezing with moderate amounts of precipitation.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Sinnemahoning State Park?

This state park is home to squirrels, wild turkeys, grouse, groundhogs, deer, and bears. You'll also find a variety of waterfowl like ducks, geese, mallards, and swans. About 1,400 acres of the park are open to hunting and trapping.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Sinnemahoning State Park?

Sinnemahoning State Park has a 35-site campground that's accessible from mid-April to mid-December. All the sites have electrical hookups. The campground also provides a sanitary dump station and modern restroom facilities.

Are pets allowed at Sinnemahoning State Park?

You're welcome to bring your pets with you to camp at Sinnemahoning State Park. Watch for any signs prohibiting animals, and always clean up any animal waste. Pets are not allowed in buildings or swimming areas.